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Back-up plan: NCAA tourney standbys not expecting a call

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Cardinals coach Chris Mack isn’t holding his breath waiting for the call for his team to replace another unable to play in the NCAA Tournament because of COVID issues....

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Gonzaga completes season-long run at No. 1 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga opened the season at No. 1. The Bulldogs never let go of that ranking. Now, after a start-to-finish run atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, coach Mark Few’s Bulldogs...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

March Madness: 68 teams punch ticket; the hard part awaits

The 68 teams whose names popped up in the March Madness bracket only thought it was time to celebrate: The next four or five days figure to be the most nerve-wracking part of their seasons. Welcome...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

NCAA field missing mainstays Duke, Kentucky and Louisville

Duke, Kentucky and Louisville are NCAA Tournament regulars. Not this year though. The Blue Devils, Wildcats and Cardinals were left out in the cold when the March Madness brackets were unveiled on...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Philipp Grubauer has 27 saves, Avalanche beat Kings

DENVER – Philipp Grubauer made 27 saves, Andre Burakovsky and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Sunday. Nathan MacKinnon and...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 23 Colorado holds off No. 24 USC in Pac-12 semifinals

LAS VEGAS – Colorado lost leading scorer McKinley Wright IV early in the game, and blew a late lead to give Southern California a chance. Wright showed off his toughness by returning and the...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Queta, Utah State beat Colorado State in MWC semifinal

LAS VEGAS – Neemias Queta scored 18 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked nine shots as Utah State turned back Colorado State 62-50 in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis College fires Orlando Griego after internal review

After one year as the interim head coach and one season as the head coach of the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team, Durango’s own Orlando Griego was fired by the Skyhawks on Wednesday. It...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis College women’s soccer shows grit in draw with Westminster

Matched up against an opponent with results against two Division I teams already this spring, the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team was eager to show its growth Friday in its home opener....

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Positive COVID-19 tests derail Kansas, Virginia tourney runs

For the second time in as many days, major conferences have called off tournament games due to COVID-19 concerns — this time involving No. 11 Kansas and No. 16 Virginia. The Jayhawks withdrew from...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 23 Colorado holds off Cal in Pac-12 quarterfinals

LAS VEGAS – The shots were not falling early, the opponent would not go away late. Colorado found a way to grind it out, which is all that matters in March. Evan Battey scored 15 points and No. 23...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Oregon the top seed, Colorado lurking entering Pac-12 tournament

LAS VEGAS – Oregon had to battle through two COVID-19 pauses, injuries to two of its best players and a long stretch of inactivity. Once the Ducks got rolling, it was tough for any team to stop...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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