12:00 PM ET Welcome to Week 13 of the college football season, also known as RIVALRY WEEK! There are the classics, like Oregon-Oregon State and Stanford-Cal. We’ll bear witness to an Iron Bowl without Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline after he tested positive for COVID-19 this week. 2 Related Mississippi State and Ole Miss
11:36 PM ET Associated Press UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Virginia Tech overcame some late-game adversity to dominate overtime and upset No. 3 Villanova just a day after learning they would be playing the Wildcats. Keve Aluma scored 22 points, Nahiem Alleyne had 20 and Tyrece Radford added eight points and 13 rebounds for Tech (2-0), which
Sergio Ramos has switched from Nike to Adidas following his ten year relationship with Nike. Ramos announced that he would move on from Nike in September, with Adidas, Under Armor, Puma and New Balance all battling for his signature. Ramos joins the likes of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino at Adidas. Ramos’ current
1:13 PM ET Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Adam Rittenberg Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Ohio State officials aren’t ruling out a return to the field next week after pausing team activities and
5:35 PM ET Nick Wagoner Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — For at least the next
10:44 AM ET Texas unveiled a new 12½-foot statue of trailblazer Julius Whittier, the Longhorns’ first Black letterman, outside the north end of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Friday. Whittier, who died in September 2018, arrived at Texas as one of the school’s first Black scholarship athletes and played on the 1970 team that
9:26 AM ET Howard is shutting down Makur Maker indefinitely due to a groin injury, according to coach Kenneth Blakeney. Maker, a five-star recruit (No. 16) who when he committed to Howard became the highest-ranked college basketball prospect to commit to a historically Black college or university since the ESPN recruiting database started in 2007,
7:30 AM ET With just a few weeks remaining before College Football Playoff Selection Day, only a few programs truly control their own destiny. For everyone else, it’s a matter of degree. And the variance in those degrees can be large. The difference between what else needs to happen for Oklahoma to win out and
Minnesota’s extremely talented freshman class was relatively quiet in the Gophers season-opening split with Ohio State weekend, getting just one goal from Josey Dunne and a pair of assists from Anne Cherkowski. And through 50 minutes of Friday night’s game against Minnesota Duluth, their young stars were equally quiet. But they came through in a
After being named preseason favorites in Atlantic Hockey, American International got their season off to a solid start with a 3-1 victory Air Force at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was Air Force that got off to a strong start, scoring on their first shot on goal of the season. Will Gavin took
6:32 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Florida State and Florida have postponed Sunday’s women’s basketball matchup after consultation with medical personnel and discussions between the schools’ administrations.
3:40 PM ET Associated Press UNCASVILLE, Conn. — San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday, scoring the biggest upset of the young college basketball season and the program’s biggest win in decades. Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points, and the Dons used a late 8-0 run to beat the Cavaliers 61-60 in the Homelight Classic,
8:55 PM ET ESPN News Services No. 18 USC‘s football game against Colorado (2-0) that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, the Pac-12 announced Thursday. The conference said USC (3-0) did not have enough scholarship players available in a position group because of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The position group is the
11:19 AM ET Gonzaga held two players out of Friday’s 90-67 victory over Auburn due to the results of coronavirus testing after Thursday’s game. Coach Mark Few, speaking after Friday’s win, said one player tested positive and another was held out due to being a close contact. In addition, a member of Gonzaga’s staff also
Two-and-a-half weeks into the season, the Big Ten has emerged as one of the victors in this strange season. Whether it has been the league’s rigorous testing protocol or just dumb luck, the league has now managed to play 12 games without a cancellation; a remarkable achievement given the cancellation rate for the rest of
11:24 AM ET Associated Press No. 3 Villanova has added a third game at Bubbleville, the 11-day gathering of college basketball teams in Connecticut for early season nonconference play. The Wildcats are now scheduled to play Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun arena against Virginia Tech. Temple had been scheduled to be the Hokies’ opponent
11:13 AM ET Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach Saturday’s game against Auburn. According to a statement released by the university, Saban received the positive test Wednesday morning and is showing “very mild symptoms.” Because Saban is symptomatic, the test will not be categorized as a false positive.
12:26 AM ET Associated Press No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men’s basketball schedule with two games this weekend. Baylor expects to play Saturday against an opponent that was not initially revealed and then take on Washington the following day. The
1:30 PM ET Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State defensive back Khambrail Winters has been fatally shot in San Marcos, Texas, and two men have been arrested and charged in the killing, officials said Wednesday. Police officers responded to calls of shots fired at the Lodge Apartments in San Marcos on Tuesday evening after
4:57 PM ET ESPN News Services Drew Timme scored 25 points, Jalen Suggs had 24 and Corey Kispert added 23 as No. 1 Gonzaga pulled away from No. 6 Kansas for a 102-90 victory Thursday in the men’s basketball season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs built a double-digit lead in the first half at
6:07 PM ET Kentucky is without 18 players because of COVID-19 and injury issues, as well as 10 staff members, as it prepares to visit No. 5 Florida on Saturday. Wildcats coach Mark Stoops on Wednesday said the team “can’t afford any more” personnel losses as it goes through another round of COVID-19 testing on
8:05 AM ET Like most things in 2020, college football’s rivalry week is a little askew. Conferences staggered their starts. Due to the truly regional nature of the sport, there’s no uniform approach. Some leagues played nonconference games, while others haven’t. An extremely nontraditional year means our hallowed traditions are upended: Florida isn’t playing Miami
10:48 AM ET [Editor’s note: The first College Football Playoff rankings for 2020 are out, but the Bottom 10 has been here all season, thanks to big names like Penn State, Stanford and Cal.] Inspirational thought of the week BewareI bear more grudges than lonely high court judgesWhen you sleep I will creepInto your thoughtsLike
11:58 PM ET We finally got college basketball on Wednesday. Sure, it wasn’t as much as we hoped and the marquee game originally expected to highlight the slate (Arizona State-Baylor) didn’t happen, but there was certainly college basketball — and plenty of it. Was it a normal opening day? Not really, but what’s normal in
Nov 24, 2020 The 2019-20 college basketball season ended unceremoniously, and in unprecedented fashion, as a global pandemic started. Never before, not even during times of war or other catastrophe, has the NCAA tournament been canceled or otherwise not played. On March 12, 2020, the lights went out on college basketball, and there was uncertainty
1:40 PM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. Rhyne Howard did not play in the Kentucky women’s basketball team’s season-opening 86-60 win against Murray State on Wednesday after interim coach Kyra Elzy suspended the All-American junior guard for two games.
7:00 PM ET Associated Press The season-opening women’s basketball game between Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles has been called off. There was an 80-minute delay before the game was called. Fullerton was awaiting results from its COVID-19 tests from last Friday. Some UCLA players went
6:05 PM ET No. 18 USC will resume practice Wednesday, a day after a practice was canceled and the team facility was closed after a player tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing was conducted and the players, coaches and staff underwent PCR tests in response to the positive case, the school said. One additional player
Arsenal has been offered the opportunity to sign Christian Eriksen to a deal worth less than the £16.9 million Inter Milan paid Tottenham Hotspur only 10 months ago. Eriksen left Spurs for Inter in January and has quickly fallen out of favor under Antonio Conte. Spurs have privately ruled out any possibility of re-signing Eriksen.
1:23 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ten players for No. 1 South Carolina remained seated during the national anthem before their season-opening 119-38 win over College of Charleston on Wednesday. Only junior forward Elysa Wesolek stood during the anthem. Coach Dawn Staley and her staff also stood. The team tweeted a statement saying