College Sports

Norfolk State guard Jamarii Thomas exchanged words with a fan before the referee got involved.
Wesley Cardet Jr. scored 30 points to lead the Cougars.
Leonard, who helped the Blue Devils start the season with a stunning 28-7 victory over then-No. 9 Clemson, entered the transfer portal after his team’s 7-5 season.
Why is Shannon, the best player on the 16th-ranked team in the land, averaging 21.7 points, shooting 50.8% from the field and 42.4% from three and being talked about in All-American terms? Read on.
It’s that time of the year, and we can bask in all its gory — or glory.
NU (7-1) is ranked for the second straight season but only the seventh time since the 1968-69 season.
UCLA, North Carolina State, Iowa and Texas followed the Gamecocks in the Top 25.
James was on a minutes restriction in the Trojans’ overtime loss to Long Beach State.
The 11U Cowboys were on a Pop Warner mission after finishing as national runners-up a year ago.
The Wildcats had 29 assists on 34-for-61 shooting from the field (55.7%), including 10-for-24 from behind the arc, and never trailed.
He’s the first player since 2016 to win college football’s most prestigious player of the year award as part of a team that did not play for a conference championship.
Dalton Knecht scored 21 points and No. 17 Tennessee rallied from a second-half deficit to beat No. 20 Illinois 86-79 Saturday.
That’s a question they’re going to have to answer — if they haven’t already — whether or not there’s a strong trade market for LaVine, a player with all the physical tools but some that too often go unused.
Lou Holtz talked smack, Marcus Freeman bumbled, a football field turned black and Connor Stalions did his thing. All of them and more are honored here.
Why isn’t Northwestern ranked after beating then-No. 1 Purdue? The answer must be that it would make too much sense. But that’s just one of many examples.
Heisman winner expected to be selected at the top of upcoming NFL draft.
The Seminoles are the first unbeaten Power 5 champ to be left out of the four-team playoff, which started in 2014.
Shannon Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 24 Illinois beat Rutgers 76-58 in the Big Ten opener for both schools.
Blake Corum scored twice, tying the school record for touchdown runs with 55, and No. 2 Michigan beat No. 16 Iowa 26-0 on Saturday night.
Alabama is again the top dog in the SEC — and perhaps headed to the College Football Playoff — after ending Georgia’s 29-game winning streak with a 27-24 victory for the conference title.
Incredibly, this game was even better than the one on Super Bowl Sunday.
If the results tell us anything, it’s that voters were, on the whole, unable to distinguish between one brand of awful and the other.
We are primed for chaos, with a bunch of unbeaten teams going into championship weekend and a few teams behind them with absolutely stellar résumés.
A James family spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the 19-year-old will have a final evaluation with USC staff this week and resume practice next week. He will be able to play in games “soon after,” it said.