NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 11: Myles Davis #15 of the Xavier Musketeers walks off the court after the loss to the Seton Hall Pirates during the semifinals of the Big East Basketball Tournament on March 11, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The Seton Hall Pirates defeated the Xavier Musketeers 87-83. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Xavier reinstates key player before matchup with Villanova

Prior to No. 16/15 Xavier’s (13-2, 3-0 Big East) critical affair versus No. 1-ranked Villanova on Tuesday evening, the program welcomes back a familiar face. Head coach Chris Mack announced guard Myles Davis, who served a 15-game suspension due to two misdemeanor criminal damaging charges, will return to the rotation. A campaign ago, the then-junior […]

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 02: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans celebrates with the 2017 Rose Bowl trophy after defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 52-49 to win the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Darnold carries USC past Penn State in record-setting Rose Bowl win

In what will go down as one of the most dramatic college football contests of all-time, USC (10-3) pulled out a 52-49 victory over Penn State (11-3) in the Rose Bowl, as Matt Boermeester connected on a game-winning 46-yard field goal with no time left. Overall, quarterback Sam Darnold set a Rose Bowl record with […]

BOISE, ID – DECEMBER 22: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl MVP quarterback Matt Linehan #10 of the Idaho Vandals at the conclusion of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 22, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Idaho won the game 61-50. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Idaho waxes Colorado State to win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Scoring 60-plus points over a span of three quarters would appear highly unlikely, right? Well, don’t tell the Idaho Vandals (9-4). With 14:35 left in the second quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Paul Petrino’s unit collected a mere 34 yards on offense against Colorado State (7-6), along with a trio of three-and-outs to […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – DECEMBER 03: Jevon Carter #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers defends Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the second half during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on December 3, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 66-57. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Kyle Guy leads Virginia to win at Cal

When guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the top scorers in Virginia men’s basketball history, graduated last May, the Cavaliers figured to have junior transfer Austin Nicholas in the fold to replace a piece of his output in 2016-17. However, just over a month ago, the forward was dismissed from the team after suiting up for only one […]

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 10: Matt Farrell #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drives to the basket as Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats defends during the second half of a college basketball game at Prudential Center on December 10, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. Villanova defeated Notre Dame 74-66. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

No. 1 Villanova survives scare from No. 23 Notre Dame

Amid the Wildcats’ run to a national title last season, head coach Jay Wright’s unit boasted tremendous defensive spurts. Once again, No. 1 Villanova (10-0) reached back for the same intensity in a 74-66 comeback win over No. 23 Notre Dame (9-1), erasing an 11-point first half deficit. With 13:17 left in the contest, the […]

College Football: Ohio State Chris Wells (28) in action, rushing for touchdown vs Michigan. Columbus, OH 11/18/2006 CREDIT: John Biever (Photo by John Biever /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Top 5 Michigan-Ohio State games during past 30 years of rivalry

Separated by about 165 miles, there’s one common feeling for folks who reside in either Columbus, Ohio or Ann Arbor, Michigan. Each fan base embraces a loathing sensation in their hearts for the college football program located in the other city. Since 1897, the two schools have combined for countless enticing matchups, often with Big […]

Notre Dame Blows Lead to Virginia Tech, Bowl Eligibility Dwindles

Ranked No. 10 in the primary AP Top 25 Poll of the campaign, no one expected the Fighting Irish to be scrapping for a mediocre bowl game over its final two matchups. Yet again, though, Notre Dame (4-7) showed off its maddening inconsistency in a 34-31 loss to Virginia Tech (8-3) on senior day. Trailing 31-21 […]

Northern Illinois’ Kenny Golladay Shines Under Hometown Lights

Growing up on the Southside of Chicago, Kenny Golladay occasionally watched the White Sox play at then-U.S. Cellular Field. On Wednesday night, he grasped the opportunity to perform at the same site and flourished on Roger “Sodfather” Bossard’s work of art. For Golladay, though, the only ambiance he desired was the NCAA’s standard 18-foot goal […]

KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 25: Joshua Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tennessee Volunteers show progress against Virginia Tech

In front of a record-setting crowd of roughly 150,000 fans at Bristol Motor Speedway, Tennessee faced plenty of adversity in the first half of its matchup versus Virginia Tech. However, the Volunteers’ defense flipped the game script and possibly produced a season-altering play for head coach Butch Jones’ bunch. With 14:29 left in the second […]

ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: Running back Nick Chubb #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes in for a touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the Southern University Jaguars on September 26, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. The Georgia Bulldogs won 48-6. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Who’s poised for the bigger season: Nick Chubb or Leonard Fournette?

360 rushing yards. Georgia’s Nick Chubb and LSU’s Leonard Fournette combined to heavily bruise the opposition in Week 1, turning in impressive performances against North Carolina (222 yards) and Wisconsin (138 yards), respectively. While the cards are aligned for both to weave together boastful numbers in 2016, which SEC tailback will possess a royal flush […]

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly leads the team onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Purdue in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2015 record: 10-3 overall (lost to Ohio State 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Who starts under center for the Irish? Heading into this season, Notre Dame has two formidable options at quarterback: Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer. Yet even with its season opener just 20 days away, head […]

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 05: A detailed view of USC Trojans football helmets sitting on the bench against the Stanford Cardinal during the third quarter of the NCAA Pac-12 Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 19 USC Trojans

USC Trojans 2015 record: 8-6 overall, 6-3 Pac-12 (lost to Wisconsin 23-21 in the National Funding Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will Clay Helton lead USC back to national prominence? Although Trojans fans don’t have much experience with feeling self-pity over their program’s storied history, USC’s last seven seasons produced plenty of that. From 2002 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 05: C.J. Beathard #16 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks to the sideline during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 record: 12-2 overall, 8-0 Big Ten (lost to Stanford 45-16 in the Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Iowa compete for the Big Ten championship in back-to-back seasons? 1921-22. That’s the last time Iowa won back-to-back conference titles, dating back to its days in the Western conference. This season, the Hawkeyes will […]

LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 7: Nebraska Cornhuskers captains take the field before their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Memorial Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

TSS Top 50: No. 30 Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers  2015 record: 6-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten (beat UCLA 37-29 in the Foster Farms Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can head coach Mike Riley redeem himself after a rocky first season? On Dec. 1, 2014, Nebraska axed head coach Bo Pelini, who accumulated a 66-27 record from 2008-14. Additionally, Pelini won at least nine […]

The Basketball Tournament delivers former NBA, NCAA players a second chance

In September 2011, former Michigan State forward Delvon Roe assumed he’d never don a green and white jersey on the court again. After playing in 109 contests in three seasons (2008-11), accumulating two appearances in the Final Four and one in the national title game, the 6-foot-8, 235-pounder developed chronic knee pain. Seeing that another […]