Posts Tagged College sports

Spartans soar amid Michigan’s seasons-long slump

The defaced brass letter M is shown Wednesday morning Oct. 22, 2014 on the main pedestrian walkway at the University of Michigan Central Campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Such graffiti has traditionally been part of the week leading up to the game between Michigan and Michigan State football game. (AP Photo/The Michigan Daily, Alejandro Zúñiga)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke’s arrival at Michigan was supposed to signal a return to the program’s roots of power football and physicality.

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Self, Weber expected at Wayne McClain funeral

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self walks ahead of NBA basketball player Deron Williams, left, and Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard, at a celebration of life ceremony for coach Wayne McClain in Champaign on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. McClain was an assistant coach to both Self and Bruce Weber, head coach at Kansas State, when they were at Illinois.  McClain died on Oct. 15. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.

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Back to the Garden for Boston college hoops teams

BOSTON (AP) — Six Boston-area college basketball teams are coming back to the TD Garden for the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader.

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Auburn’s Pearl wary of 1st game back at Tennessee

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference NCAA men's college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is excited about his return to the Southeastern Conference. He’s worried, though, about his evitable return to Tennessee.

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Hackenberg holds key to Ohio State-Penn State game

Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant (12) intercepts a pass intended for Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year after the worst beating in Penn State’s highlight-filled history, the Nittany Lions know they need to protect quarterback Christian Hackenberg if they want to avoid another lopsided loss to Ohio State.

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