6:28 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Jaden Bradley, the top-ranked point
7:00 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Michael DiRocco Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered University of Florida for 13 seasons for ESPN.com and Florida Times-Union Graduate of Jacksonville University Multiple APSE award winner Joe Burrow
11:36 AM ET Associated Press The NCAA is exploring holding a joint Final Four with the men and women’s basketball tournaments holding their semifinals and title games in the same city on the same weekend, though it would not happen until at least 2027 with sites already locked in through 2026. Combining the tournaments was
10:31 AM ET Shane Laflin We have updated and published our espnW rankings for the Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024. While there is an emphasis on which players improved their recruiting stock and moved up the charts, it also puts a sharp focus on who the No. 1-ranked players are in each class. Rankings
7:35 AM ET It’s getting late early in the 2022 class. We’re still several weeks away from mid-November and the early signing period, but dominoes continue to fall with top-100 prospects flying off the board every week. In fact, we’re still in September and only 33 players in the ESPN 100 — and just eight
9:24 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Nick Smith, the highest-ranked available
Sep 29, 2021 Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Forum will continue requiring face masks for everyone attending basketball games for NBA Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis Tigers games and other arena events regardless of vaccination status through the end of October. Wednesday’s announcement follows Shelby County’s health directive continuing its mask mandate. A
Grant Xhaka will be out three months with a knee ligament injury. Xhaka was withdrawn in the 82nd minute of Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Spurs. The timing is cruel for Arsenal and Xhaka, who was outstanding on an afternoon that was seen as a benchmark for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Sep 28, 2021 TCU coach Gary Patterson criticized SMU for its role in the scuffle that followed Saturday’s game in Fort Worth, Texas, and for using one of Patterson’s country songs to mock his team. Patterson on Tuesday said SMU orchestrated an attempt to plant its flag at midfield at Amon G. Carter Stadium if
Sep 28, 2021 Notre Dame and BYU have agreed to play in the 2022 Shamrock Series, which will take place in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium, the schools announced jointly on Tuesday. The game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 8 and will be televised nationally on NBC. “We are really excited about the opportunity
5:49 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez, the son of longtime football coach Rich Rodriguez, is home after being in intensive care following a lung injury suffered during Saturday’s game against Troy, his father told ESPN on Tuesday. Rhett Rodriguez was in the intensive care unit at Francis Medical Center with a collapsed lung and
12:27 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. Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men’s and
10:35 AM ET Shane Laflin We updated our women’s college basketball recruiting rankings for the Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 coming off a full summer of live period recruiting events that featured several major circuits and event championships. Being able to scout college prospects in person again made it possible to witness firsthand the
2:05 PM ET Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is unlikely to play against sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, even though he is making progress from a knee injury that he sustained in an early victory over Southern Illinois. Wildcats coach Chris Klieman said Tuesday that Thompson, the sixth-year senior who took
Sep 27, 2021 Miami coach Manny Diaz defended his program and the school administration Monday, after pointed criticism that there was not a strong enough commitment to football from the university. Kirk Herbstreit questioned that commitment on College GameDay on Saturday, in comments that went viral and made their way to Diaz. Herbstreit questioned whether
7:57 PM ET Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The hope for Florida‘s Keyontae Johnson is to be “happy and healthy” this season. Coach Mike White said Tuesday that Johnson has not been medically cleared to practice even though it’s been nearly 10 months since the standout forward collapsed on the court and was rushed to
7:42 PM ET Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin took responsibility Tuesday for former women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer’s toxic environment that included verbal abuse toward players, assistants and staff members. Stricklin met with four media members and provided some details and a rough timeline of what transpired during Newbauer’s tenure,
Sep 27, 2021 Former Ohio State linebacker K’Vaughan Pope, who was dismissed from the team Sunday following a sideline incident during Saturday’s game against Akron, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Pope’s name appeared Monday in the portal as an undergraduate transfer candidate. He had to be escorted to the Buckeyes’ locker room during the
12:21 PM ET Belmont has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference and will become the league’s 11th member in the fall of 2022. The Bruins have been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 2012 after spending 12 years in the Atlantic Sun Conference. “Joining the Missouri Valley Conference represents a
Mauricio Pochettino played down an apparent disagreement between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar during the 2-0 home victory over Montpellier on Saturday. After being substituted late on, Mbappé reportedly complained that Neymar does not always pass to him. “These things happen,” Pochettino said. “There are always things between top players – they are competitors who want to
Lionel Messi will play for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League match against Manchester City. Messi was a doubt for the Group A match due to a bruised knee that has forced him to miss PSG’s past two games. “Leo is in a very good way. I think he will be in the squad tomorrow
N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s Champions League match on Wednesday against Juventus after testing positive for COVID-19. It is not known if Kante has received the vaccine. Thomas Tuchel, who is fully vaccinated, admitted he is unaware of how many Chelsea players have received the jab but refused to call for a mandatory uptake despite an
12:52 PM ET Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has emerged as the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy at U.S. sportsbooks ahead of the Rebels’ trip Saturday to No. 1 Alabama. The SEC showdown between the Rebels and Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, features the Heisman front-runners in Corral and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.
6:35 PM ET Multiple players accused former Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer of creating a toxic environment during his tenure, including intimidation, verbal abuse and racist comments. Players went on the record with their allegations Monday in a story published in the school’s newspaper, The Independent Florida Alligator. The story also detailed multiple instances
2:02 PM ET Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. is poised to return to football practice on Monday after not participating in last Saturday’s win over Southern Miss. Coach Nick Saban said that Robinson, who injured his ribs during a win over Florida on Sept. 18, is day-to-day heading into a top-15 matchup with Ole
12:43 PM ET ESPN News Services Utah football player Aaron Lowe was fatally shot early Sunday in Salt Lake City, less than a year after teammate and friend Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting. “We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement.
This is a disaster. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it explicitly here—maybe out of a sense of denial—but now that the 2021-2022 season has officially started, it is no longer possible to ignore what a tremendous loss the retirement of Collegehockeystats.net is. On the men’s side, at least a few places like College Hockey Inc
6:28 PM ET Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez, son of longtime coach Rich Rodriguez, has been hospitalized and is in intensive care with a lung injury he suffered during Saturday’s game against Troy, according to his father. “Our family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their thoughts and prayers for Rhett, as
7:01 PM ET Clemson starting defensive tackle Bryan Bresee is out for the season with a torn ACL, coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday. The news was better for running back Will Shipley, who is expected back this season. Both players were hurt in the second half of a 27-21 loss to NC State on Saturday.
12:59 AM ET Clemson has two losses. Ohio State has some weird quarterback stuff going on and a guy who threw his gear into the stands and quit during a game. Oklahoma can’t move the football unless it’s playing Western Carolina. Arkansas looks like the ’85 Chicago Bears. People spent the week chattering about Alabama