9:38 AM ET When USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced that Clay Helton would remain the Trojans’ head coach on Nov. 25, his statement of support contained a glaring, almost baffling, admission. “We acknowledge and understand our deficiencies in areas that include culture, discipline, schemes, personnel and staff,” Swann said. Again: Culture. Discipline. Schemes. Personnel.
Kansas’ hopes for a 15th consecutive Big 12 title took a hit this week, as the Jayhawks (16-5, 5-3) followed a loss to Kentucky with a listless 73-63 defeat at Texas. Bill Self & Co. enter Saturday’s matchup behind four other teams in the conference … but part of a glut of six programs within
8:00 AM ET The Duke Blue Devils have won four in row since suffering a home loss to Syracuse on Jan. 14. And the fanfare around this team continues to grow. Below is another round of fun and not-too-serious power rankings of the Blue Devils players. But first, here are last week’s rankings (minimum 15
12:00 AM ET Signing day is next Wednesday, and there are 41 ESPN 300 prospects still unsigned. Some are committed to schools, but for whatever reason did not sign in the December signing period. Others are unsigned and uncommitted. Here is a look at a few of the unsigned prospects, and where they might end
1:57 PM ET Few student sections are as notorious as Duke’s Cameron Crazies. You’ve seen them before: out in full force, painted blue or white (or blue and white) from head to toe. They wave signs jeering their opponents, or hold up cardboard cutouts of everyone from coach Mike Krzyzewski to actor Rainn Wilson. You’ve
12:00 PM ET Rachel MarcusESPN Editor Close ESPN Editor Joined ESPN in 2013 Maryland native, Syracuse graduate The 2018-19 college basketball season has been a wild one for court storming. From Philadelphia to Tulsa to Tempe, students have rushed the floor in droves after their team’s upset wins. These are the top student section moments
12:46 PM ET The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday banned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball teams from competing in the postseason this year and placed the athletics department on three years of probation as a result of academic fraud. The penalties were handed down after a two-year investigation into alleged academic fraud
9:28 AM ET Mechelle Voepel Close espnW.com 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. Graham Hays Close espnW.com Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in
9:18 PM ET LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron are working toward a contract extension after going 10-3 this past season, a source told ESPN. The Times-Picayune was first to report the potential extension, which is still in the process of being finalized. LSU’s board of supervisors, which would have to approve the contract, does
Maurizio Sarri once again lamented his side’s lack of mental strength following Chelsea’s 4-0 loss to Bournemouth. “Maybe I am not able to motivate these players,” said Sarri. The 4-0 loss was Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in 23 years. Sarri kept his players in the dressing room for more than 40 minutes following the loss.
Arda Turan, on loan at Istanbul Basaksehir from Barcelona, is facing 12 years in prison after assaulting a famous Turkish singer. Turan is said to have broken Berkay Sahin’s nose at a night club in Istanbul. Turan subsequently showed up to Sahin’s hospital room with a gun, asking the singer to shoot him in retaliation.
Denis Suarez has moved to Arsenal on loan from Barcelona. Arsenal have the option to buy Suarez at the end of the season. Manager Unai Emery has previously worked with Suarez while at Sevilla during the 2014-15 season. Arsenal are also interested in a loan move for winger Yannick Carrasco.
7:01 PM ET The University of Oklahoma regents made Lincoln Riley one of the top 10 highest-paid coaches in college football Wednesday, bumping his 2019 salary to $6 million. Riley previously made $4.8 million last year. On top of the $6 million, Riley will receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus for each year he remains
7:07 PM ET Michigan State junior guard Joshua Langford will miss the rest of the season with a left foot injury, the school announced on Wednesday. Langford has missed the past eight games for the No. 6 Spartans (18-3, 9-1 Big Ten) after leaving during the first half of their game against Northern Illinois in
5:44 PM ET An investigation into the Maryland Terrapins football program last fall will cost the University System of Maryland more than $1.57 million, according to a report Wednesday. Four of eight commission members tasked by Baltimore law firm DLA Piper with investigating the culture of the Terps’ football program billed the university system more
9:00 AM ET The coaching carousel turns every year once the college football season ends. The early signing period in December has sped it up, though, at least when it comes to head coaches. We saw a relatively quiet head-coaching carousel this year, but there are some new faces at the helm of big-name programs,
6:58 PM ET ESPN News Services A third former college basketball coach accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to steer players to certain financial advisers and managers once they turned pro pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy bribery charge Wednesday in New York. Former South Carolina and Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans, who
1:04 PM ET A third former college basketball coach accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to steer players to certain financial advisers and managers once they turned pro will plead guilty to a federal conspiracy bribery charge in New York on Wednesday. Former South Carolina and Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans, who was
Neymar has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a right foot injury suffered on January 23. He will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United. Neymar was injured while playing against Strasbourg last Wednesday in the French Cup but will not require surgery. A
9:00 AM ET ORLANDO, Fla. — As the top high school football players in the country made their way through the Orlando World Center Marriott hotel on the first day of Under Armour All-America Game week, one prospect stood out among the rest. Not because he towered over everyone at 6-foot-7, 280 pounds, but because
Arsenal’s board have promised that Unai Emery will have money to splash in the transfer market this summer. Arsenal have yet to sign any new players in January, and are only looking to bring players in on-loan. “When we have the possibility to buy different players with big quality to help us with their performance,
11:10 AM ET Mechelle VoepelespnW.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. The 2019 WNBA draft isn’t until April, but if she declares, espnW forecasts Oregon junior Sabrina Ionescu as the No. 1
Memphis Depay said he wants to leave Lyon for a top-tier club this summer. “I want a new transfer to a top-level club this summer. Lyon is a big club but it’s not one of the five best in Europe,” said Depay. Depay went on to list the clubs he wants to play for. “I
6:48 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Bundle up, Gophers fans. The Barn will be open for business for Minnesota‘s next game against Illinois, despite extreme cold that has triggered scores of canceled events around the state this week. The university announced Tuesday that the Gophers will play the Illini as scheduled Wednesday, when the
9:00 AM ET As the 2019 recruiting class winds down, it’s time to start focusing on the 2020 class. Because most programs have their 2019 classes mostly wrapped up, quite a few coaches have already put their efforts toward underclassmen. Recruits are able to take official visits during spring of their junior season, and as
12:45 AM ET North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell accepted an offer to become USC‘s new offensive coordinator on Monday night, a source told ESPN. The Athletic first reported the agreement. Harrell replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the coordinator post at USC before leaving to become head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The 33-year-old
9:05 PM ET Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Penny Hardaway says the NBA background of his Memphis coaching staff is creating a little jealousy among other coaches, putting a target on his own back in his first season with the Tigers. “I’m getting used to this as a coach because it’s a little jealousy from
Rabbi Matondo is expected to move to Schalke for just under $16 million. The 18-year-old represents the third player from City’s youth academy to move away from the club in the last two years. The club are said to not be as concerned by Matondo’s move as he is not near the quality of displacing
Alvaro Morata has joined Atletico Madrid on a 6-month loan. The move comes after Gonzalo Higuain moved to Chelsea on-loan last week. The 26-year-old striker played for Atleti before joining Real Madrid as a youth. “I’m very happy and proud to be here. I can’t wait to start training, meet my new team-mates and play,”
Baseball America has broken out their college baseball 2019 preseason All-American team. Let’s go through it and breakdown the list. As we get closer and closer to the 2019 college baseball season, it’s time for media outlets to start releasing their evaluations of our favorite players in the form of All-American team lists. Baseball America