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Tennessee enters new era with beginning of Nike contract (Yahoo Sports)

Vol Shop employee Thomas Shelton removes a cover from a mannequin with the new Nike football uniform inside Neyland Stadium, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. (Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport. Nike took over as Tennessee's main apparel provider Wednesday as part of an eight-year contract worth about $35 million in money and gear. Tennessee had been an Adidas school since 1997.


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Football Polls - Week Final (Jan. 13)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Ohio State
  • 2. Oregon
  • 3. TCU
  • 4. Alabama
  • 5. Florida State
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 7. Baylor
  • 8. Georgia Tech
  • 9. Georgia
  • 10. UCLA
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Ohio State
  • 2. Oregon
  • 3. TCU
  • 4. Alabama
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Florida State
  • 7. Georgia Tech
  • 8. Baylor
  • 9. Georgia
  • 10. UCLA

Third Utah State player released from hospital after crash (Yahoo Sports)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player.

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Duke's Tomlinson, UVa's Brian voted ACC athletes of year (Yahoo Sports)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Duke football player Laken Tomlinson and Virginia women's soccer player Morgan Brian are the Atlantic Coast Conference's male and female athletes of the year.

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Maryland football coach Randy Edsall gets 3-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

Maryland coach Randy Edsall watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension after guiding the Terrapins to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back bowl bids. Edsall also receives an increase of $71,000 in each of the final two seasons of his original contract. After taking over for Ralph Freidgen in 2011, Edsall went 2-10 and 4-8 in his first two seasons at Maryland.


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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting (Yahoo Sports)

Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys. Auburn beat Oregon 22-19 in the BCS title game in Glendale, Arizona, to end the 2010 season.

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Men's Basketball RPI
  • Team RPI
  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Kentucky
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Kansas
  • 6. Villanova
  • 7. Virginia
  • 8. Gonzaga
  • 9. North Carolina
  • 10. Notre Dame
  • Conference RPI
  • 1. Big 12
  • 2. ACC
  • 3. Big East
  • 4. Big Ten
  • 5. Pac 12
  • 6. SEC
  • 7. Atlantic 10
  • 8. American Athletic
  • 9. Missouri Valley
  • 10. Independent

Former coach Henson out of hospital, starting chemotherapy (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill. Henson, the former New Mexico State and Illinois men's basketball coach, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, is at a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weaken immune system. On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Henson traveled to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been treated throughout the years after his 2003 diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz, File)

Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments, according to his wife. Henson's wife, Mary Henson, told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1eP7cLp ) on Friday that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston.


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Men's Basketball Polls - Week Final (Apr. 7)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Kentucky
  • 2. Villanova
  • 3. Wisconsin
  • 4. Duke
  • 5. Arizona
  • 6. Virginia
  • 7. Gonzaga
  • 8. Notre Dame
  • 9. Iowa State
  • 10. Kansas
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Duke
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Kentucky
  • 4. Arizona
  • 5. Notre Dame
  • 6. Gonzaga
  • 7. Michigan State
  • 8. Virginia
  • 9. Villanova
  • 10. Louisville

Calipari: Confederate flag 'offends,' should be removed (Yahoo Sports)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down.

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Krzyzewski, Kyvallos to receive Lapchick Award (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this April, 2015 file photo, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during a homecoming celebration for the national championship Duke basketball team at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Krzyzewski has won the eighth annual Lapchick Character Award for 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award for 2015. The award is named for the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri.


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New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops (Yahoo Sports)

Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles and four Final Four appearances in his 19-year tenure. Donovan was replaced by Louisiana Tech's Michael White, one of four new coaches in the league. The other newcomers are Tennessee's Rick Barnes, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Alabama's Avery Johnson.

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