Three American tourists die mysteriously at Bahamas resort
Authorities are investigating the sudden deaths of three American tourists at a Sandals resort in the Bahamas. Police said they don't suspect foul play, but investigators continue to examine the deaths closely. Lilia Luciano has more.news.yahoo.com
Four-star cornerback Caleb Presley includes Michigan, MSU in top schools list
Michigan and Michigan State are both in the mix for one of the top cornerbacks in the 2023 class. Seattle Rainer Beach four-star Caleb Presley announced his top 12 schools Friday night, and the Wolverines and Spartans both made the cut. Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington also are included.mlive.com
UCLA's Jules Bernard to enter NBA draft, won't hire agent
UCLA guard Jules Bernard has declared for the NBA draft, although the senior won’t hire an agent to preserve his eligibility. Bernard has one year of eligibility remaining after the NCAA allowed an extra year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are supporting Jules every way that we can, and we are excited for him to go through his evaluation and workout process over the next month," coach Mick Cronin said.news.yahoo.com
Turns Out the Megacomet Is More Than 80 Miles Wide—and It's Headed Our Way
NASA, ESA, Man-To Hui (Macau University of Science and Technology), David Jewitt (UCLA); Image processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI)Last year, the monstrous Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet (also known as C/2014 UN271) was discovered by the eponymous University of Pennsylvania astronomers Gary Bernstein and Pedro Bernardinelli. The pair called it the “nearly spherical cow of comets” in their paper about the discovery, but it wasn’t long until the world dubbed it the “megacomet” for being an absolute uninews.yahoo.com
Sweet 16 Best Bets & Parlay: March Madness picks for Friday night
Thursday’s Sweet 16 action was thrilling, and the title favorite is now out of the tournament after Arkansas upset Gonzaga. We’ve cooked up a parlay to celebrate the occasion, and it has odds of +596. Saint Peter’s stunned Kentucky and then held off Murray State, but they won’t be pulling another shocker here. Caesars Sportsbook promo code MLIVEMAR2 unlocks a can’t-miss Bet $20, Win $200 Sweet Sixteen bonus, where just one point from your team earns you $200. Iowa State +2.5 over MiamiFor the final game of the Sweet 16, we’ve got Iowa State as a short underdog against Miami.mlive.com
UCLA avoids upset with late surge, holds off Akron 57-53
Tyger Campbell rescued UCLA from a potential upset, scoring eight straight points late in the second half, and the fourth-seeded Bruins rallied for a 57-53 win over No. 13 seed Akron in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. With the Bruins down 51-47 with 3 1/2 minutes left, Campbell took control and helped his team avoid getting bounced on the opening day of the tournament. Campbell hit a corner 3-pointer to pull UCLA within one, knocked down a 15-footer for the lead and added a 25-footer as the shot clock was expiring to put the Bruins ahead 55-51 with 1:17 left.news.yahoo.com
Michigan’s path to the Final Four: 11 seeds have done it, and recently
Michigan is an 11 seed, the same seed UCLA was last season when it beat Michigan to get to the Final Four. 11 seed to reach the Final Four. Since the NCAA Tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, 11 seeds have defeated 6 seeds 37.5 percent of the time, per NCAA.com. Tennessee was a 3 seed in 2018 and was upset in the second round by an 11 seed (Loyola Chicago). More Michigan NCAA Tournament content:How they got here: Michigan’s rocky path to the NCAA Tournament‘We can’t escape that place’: Michigan basketball heading back to IndianapolisAfter nervous days, Michigan thrilled to earn NCAA Tournament invite, start new seasonmlive.com
Live updates: NCAA Tournament 2022 bracket revealed on Selection Sunday
After the pandemic resulted in the 2020 NCAA Tournament being canceled and last year’s event was held entirely in Indiana with a limited number of fans, it is back to a nationwide event. NCAA Tournament Selection ShowTV: CBSTime: 6-7 p.m.Michigan State is firmly in the tournament while Michigan heads into Sunday on the bubble. They will be making their 24th straight NCAA Tournament appearance under coach Tom Izzo. Michigan State narrowly kept that streak going last year by landing in the First Four and lost to UCLA, which went on to make the Final Four. Then the Wolverines squandered a 17-point lead in the second half of a loss to Indiana on Thursday to open the Big Ten tournament.mlive.com
NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournaments March 13: SEC, Big Ten, AAC Championships | Tip-Offs, How to Watch
FILE - Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin (0) shoots between UCLA center Myles Johnson (15) and guard Jules Bernard during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. Mathurin is The Associated Press Pac-12 player of the year, announced, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)APmlive.com
No. 2 Arizona throttles No. 16 USC to win Pac-12 title
A return to regular-season Pac-12 Conference glory for No. 2 Arizona was not an occasion for wild celebrations, loud roars or proud proclamations. A convincing 91-71 victory over No. 16 Southern California was more of an arm-around-your-shoulder moment as the Wildcats won their first regular-season conference title in four seasons. Arizona used a business-like approach to knock of the second-place Trojans with the help of a little perspective.news.yahoo.com
UCLA forward Mac Etienne arrested after appearing to spit at Arizona basketball fans
A UCLA basketball player was reportedly arrested and cited for assault after he spit on Arizona fans following a loss. ESPN reported the charge against redshirt freshman Mac Etienne on Thursday night after the Bruins 76-66 loss in Tucson. Video of the incident appears to show Etienne turning toward rowdy Arizona fans and spitting in their direction as the team left the floor and went to the locker room. Sean Shields, the public information officer for University of Arizona police told ESPN. “UCLA Athletics is committed to and expects the highest level of sportsmanship,” the school said in a prepared statement.mlive.com
UCLA switches to remote learning due to threats reportedly including references to mass shooting
The threats reportedly include references to mass shootings. The switch comes only a day after the school had returned to in-person classes following a span of remote learning due to the COVID-19 surge.cbsnews.com
Gonzaga back at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Auburn up to No. 2
Preseason No. 1 Gonzaga climbed back atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, ending Baylor's five-week run. The Bulldogs had 25 first-place votes, 11 fewer than No. 2 Auburn, but edged the Tigers in overall points to take the top spot. Auburn has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1999-2000 after moving up two spots.news.yahoo.com
Wooden Award winner Roy Johnston employs own pyramid of success as state’s winningest coach
BEAVERTON, MI – Beaverton coaching legend Roy Johnston is a big believer in John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. And that’s what makes Johnston the ideal recipient of the Wooden Legacy Award, presented by the National High School Basketball Coaches Association. Johnston and Sandusky girls basketball coach Al DeMott were the lone recipients from Michigan. He is the winningest boys basketball coach in state history, becoming the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s first 800-game winner last season. “People today might not know John Wooden,” Johnston said.mlive.com
On eve of Peach Bowl, Michigan State and Pittsburgh in ‘good shape’ with COVID-19
On the eve of Thursday’s Peach Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN) between No. 10 Michigan State (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) and No. “We’re in good shape headed into the game,” Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said during a videoconference on Wednesday morning. Recruiting help: Finishing out the season in Georgia is fitting for Michigan State, given the focus the program has on recruiting the state. “In terms of recruiting, it’s great exposure for us,” Tucker said of playing in the Peach Bowl.mlive.com
Tonight’s Holiday Bowl is canceled — the 5th bowl game to be scrapped — after UCLA pulls out with COVID-19 issues
The Holiday Bowl became the fifth postseason college football game to be canceled when UCLA was forced to pull out just hours before Tuesday’s kickoff because of COVID-19 issues with the team.chicagotribune.com
Michigan State moves up in top-25 poll despite not playing
Michigan State didn’t play this past week, but that didn’t stop the Spartans from moving up in the national rankings. Michigan State jumped one spot to No. 11 in Monday’s Associated Press top-25 poll, remaining the only ranked team in the state. 9 to 23 allowed Michigan State to move up. Outside of Purdue and Michigan State, two other Big Ten teams appear in the top-25: Ohio State (14) and Wisconsin (24).mlive.com
Baylor becomes fourth No. 1 in last 4 weeks in AP Top 25
Baylor won the national championship last season without ever reaching No. 1 in the AP Top 25. The Bears are there now. Baylor took advantage of Purdue's last-second loss to Rutgers last week to become the fourth different team at No. 1 in the past four weeks. The Bears earned every vote from a 61-member national media panel Monday to reach the top spot in the poll for the first time since a four-week run ended on Feb. 17, 2020.news.yahoo.com
Former Michigan QB target throws for 13 TDs in 106-point win
Inglewood (Calif.) four-star quarterback Justyn Martin made his college decision on Thursday, committing to UCLA over Michigan and Ole Miss. 20 quarterback in the 2022 class, per 247Sports’ Composite rankings, set a California state single-game record with 13 touchdown passes in a 106-0 win over Inglewood Morningside. The state’s previous record was 10 touchdown passes. Watch the pass that tied the California record here. Twelve of Martin’s 13 touchdown throws came in the first three quarters, and Inglewood (8-0) led 82-0 at halftime.mlive.com
Michigan men’s basketball cracks top 10 in preseason AP poll, MSU unranked
The Michigan men’s basketball team will start the 2021-22 season as the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten. Michigan State, coming off a 15-13 season, was one spot away from a ranking, having received the most votes among unranked teams. Howard was asked on Friday about Michigan being picked to win the Big Ten in an unofficial preseason poll. 25 in the preseason poll, moved as high as 3, and were at 4 in the final poll before the NCAA Tournament. The regular season starts on Nov. 9, and Michigan State plays Kansas in New York that night.mlive.com
A UCLA professor suspended in a row over grades for Black students claims it was to distract from the business school that's 'inhospitable' to people of color
Gordon Klein, an accounting lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management, claimed his suspension was a "well-timed publicity stunt."news.yahoo.com
UCLA booster Alan Robbins defends his conduct questioned in spirit squad lawsuit
Longtime UCLA donor Alan Robbins says he is guilty of nothing more than winking frequently after his behavior was questioned in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the Bruins' former spirit squad coach.news.yahoo.com
UCLA hosts Black Lives Matter co-founder for commencement keynote after she called for 'end' to Israel
The dean of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs confirmed Thursday that Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver a commencement address at a June 11 graduation ceremony amid scrutiny of her past critical remarks concerning Israel.news.yahoo.com
Fox News' Tucker Carlson is on the warpath against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Fox News host Tucker Carlson just went after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) "for the second consecutive show," Politico noted on Tuesday. This time, Carlson devoted an entire segment of his Fox show on Monday to McCarthy's apparent relationship with Republican pollster and consultant Frank Luntz, whom Carlson claimed is "effectively a Democrat" and a Fox chyron declared "has a strange power over GOP leaders." After previously saying on his show that Luntz is "particularly close" with McCarthy, the Fox host on Monday said he received a "call from a source" telling him that they're "not simply friends, they're roommates," as McCarthy apparently "lives in Frank Luntz' apartment" in Washington, D.C. "The top Republican in the House lives with a Google lobbyist?" Carlson said. "Come on. Come on! Even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in Washington, that did not seem possible. In fact, it sounded like a joke." Carlson reported, though, that a spokesperson for McCarthy confirmed to him that "because of the pandemic," McCarthy has "rented a room in Washington at a fair market price from Frank" — at which point Carlson put up a cartoonish graphic on screen of the two sharing a bunk bed. From there, Carlson openly questioned whether McCarthy is, in fact, paying "fair market price" for the room or if he could be "violating House ethics rules on taking gifts" if he's not. "To summarize: The star of Republicans' network of choice is being fed oppo about and is denouncing the man who wants to be speaker of the House," Politico wrote. "Not good for McCarthy." Frank Luntz & Kevin McCarthy. Not only are they friends. They are roommates. pic.twitter.com/nYGXxV5bya — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 4, 2021 More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about Giuliani's legal woesEurope is back in recession. It's not just the virus.Caitlyn Jenner dubs herself a 'compassionate disruptor' in 1st adnews.yahoo.com
Final Four 2021: Buzzer-beating 3-pointer sends Gonzaga into men’s basketball finals with 93-90 OT win over UCLA
Even without Suggs’ shot, it would’ve been hard to beat this game for pure excitement. It featured 15 ties and 19 lead changes and an 11th-seeded UCLA team that simply wouldn’t give in. Gonzaga called time and tried a Grant Hill-to-Christian Laettner full-court pass with 1.1 seconds left to try to win in regulation. But UCLA coach Mick Cronin called a timeout and UCLA chipped away again. Few didn’t call timeout, and Suggs took the inbound pass and had clear sailing to the half-court line — and beyond.mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan didn’t need a Final Four for this season to be a success
Michigan’s men’s basketball team picked a bad time to have its worst offensive performance of the season. 11 seed UCLA 51-49 in the Elite Eight. On the latest episode of “Wolverine Confidential,” MLive’s Ryan Zuke, Aaron McMann and Andrew Kahn discuss what went wrong in the last 5 minutes for Michigan, which missed its final eight shots. But despite losing to a double digit seed in the Elite Eight, the Wolverines will still be hanging a banner for their 2021 season. The podcast crew puts a bow on the 2020-21 season and looks ahead to what’s next for the program.mlive.com
Disappointing end shouldn’t take away from Michigan basketball’s memorable season
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s going to take a while for the sting of Tuesday night’s loss to fade for the Michigan basketball team. The Wolverines were one win away from the Final Four, but played their worst 40 minutes of offense all season. 11 seed UCLA marked an incredibly disappointing end to the 2020-2021 season, but that doesn’t mean it should tarnish the memory. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament since the Fab Five era. Michigan didn’t get its storybook ending, but the journey was one fans won’t soon forget.
Even without ultimate prize, Michigan basketball had a remarkable season
INDIANAPOLIS -- It was UCLA, not Michigan, that needed ladders and scissors after Tuesday’s battle for the last Final Four spot. Michigan lost to UCLA on Tuesday night, 51-49, the offense disappearing down the stretch. A win wouldn’t have either, so long as Michigan lost on Saturday or next Monday night. So yes, Michigan lost one game short of the Final Four. Also: Michigan lost just one game short of the Final Four.mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan basketball is elite, again
Michigan basketball is back in the Elite Eight. The Wolverines dispatched Florida State in their Sweet 16 matchup Sunday night, setting the stage for Tuesday’s showdown with UCLA at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It will mark Michigan’s second appearance in the Elite Eight since 2018, and fourth in the last decade. On the latest episode of the “Wolverine Confidential” podcast, MLive’s Andrew Kahn, Aaron McMann and Ryan Zuke discuss the victory over the Seminoles and look ahead to the next game against UCLA, the third team from the PAC-12 Conference left standing. Plus, the guys recap the entertaining run by the Michigan women’s basketball team and dive into the abrupt ending for the men’s ice hockey team.mlive.com
What To Watch: Remaining Final Four spots up for grabs
… Gonzaga is seeking to become the first team to make it to the Final Four unbeaten since Kentucky in 2015. 11 seed UCLA (21-9), East Region final, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. … UCLA is back in a regional final for the first time since earning three straight Final Four berths from 2006-08. 6 seed Texas (21-9), Hemisfair Region final, Alamodome, San Antonio. … Texas is in a regional final for the first time since 2016 and seeking its first Final Four appearance since 2003.
UCLA, USC Both In Elite Eight In Same Year For First Time Ever
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Michigan basketball vs. UCLA in Elite 8: Game time, details revealed
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan basketball will play UCLA on Tuesday in the Elite Eight for a spot in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The game is scheduled to tip off at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 1 seed Michigan advanced to the Elite Eight with a dominant win over No. 11 seed UCLA punched its ticket by upsetting No. AdThe winner of the UCLA-Michigan game will play either No.
Michigan vs. UCLA point spread: U-M a solid favorite to reach Final Four
Despite many experts predicting otherwise, Michigan was the betting favorite to reach the Final Four at the start of the NCAA Tournament. UCLA, the 11 seed, beat Michigan State in a play-in game before topping BYU, Abilene Christian, and Alabama. The Bruins needed overtime to escape Michigan State and Alabama. They have two common opponents this season: Michigan State, against which Michigan split the regular-season series, and Ohio State. Michigan beat them in February but lost in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.mlive.com
Tip time announced for Michigan vs. UCLA in NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
ET against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Elite Eight action starts on Monday night with Houston vs. Oregon State (7:15 p.m.), followed by Baylor vs. Arkansas (9:57 p.m.). In fact, the remainder of the NCAA Tournament will take place at Lucas Oil, the home of the NFL’s Colts. Michigan played its second-round game against LSU there, as well as its two Big Ten Tournament games. More Michigan basketball content:Golf, giraffes, and lots of time inside a hotel: Michigan basketball and the NCAA Tournament bubbleNew Michigan starter Brandon Johns Jr.: ‘My confidence is at an all-time high’mlive.com
‘They’re A High-Octane Team’: UCLA’s Mick Cronin Says Alabama’s 3-Point Shot, Rebounding Is What Concerns Him Most Ahead Of Sunday’s Game
“They’re a high-octane team. They can really, really get it going, burning nets,” Cronin said in a conversation with CBS 2 and KCAL 9 Sports Director Jim Hill. “They’re a team that’s had multiple games where they’ve made 14, 15 three-point shots in a game. So that’s a big concern for me,” Cronin said. Cronin said it would be a tough week of being stuck in a hotel, working to prepare for Alabama’s face-off.detroit.cbslocal.com
The Latest: Appleby cleared to play for Florida
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___7:45 p.m.Florida guard Tyree Appleby has been cleared to play and was in the starting lineup for No. 1 seed in the second round for a third time, joining the 2000 team against Arizona and the 2017 squad against Villanova. Sister Jean Delores Schmidt gave an inspirational pregame prayer to her Loyola Chicago team before the eighth-seeded Ramblers met top-seeded Illinois in Sunday’s second round. UCLA and Abilene Christian face off Monday, assuring that at least one double-digit seed will reach the Sweet 16. This is the first time four teams seeded 13th or worse made it to the second round.
Coronavirus doesn't care that it's the NCAA Tournament
The Indiana Farmers Coliseum scoreboard goes dark after a first round NCAA college basketball tournament game between Iowa and Grand Canyon Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)If you didn’t pay attention to college basketball until the NCAA Tournament, the good news is you didn’t miss much. The loss marked the second time in the Cavaliers’ last three NCAA Tournament appearances — this time as a No. “He kind of got his legs under him and he was really, really good in the second half,” Self said afterward. “I mean really, really good.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
UCLA’s win vs. Michigan State is most watched play-in game in NCAA Tournament history
When the NCAA Tournament field was announced on Sunday, the matchup pitting Michigan State against UCLA in a play-in game garnered plenty of attention. UCLA’s 86-80 overtime win against Michigan State, which spilled over into the wee hours Friday morning, is the most-watched play-in game since they were introduced to the tournament in 2011, it was announced Friday afternoon. Michigan State (15-13) reached the NCAA Tournament for the 23rd straight year but lost the first play-in game in program history. Michigan State’s season comes to fitting, mistake-filled end in NCAA Tournament openerThe NCAA on Friday announced coverage of the tournament set a record with 7.6 million viewers during Thursday’s four play-in games on its platforms. Viewership on TBS and truTV is up 36 percent from 2019′s similar broadcasts (there was no tournament in 2020) and Thursday’s games represented a 24 percent increase from the previous record for play-in games set in 2014.mlive.com
Morning Briefing March 19, 2021: Michigan restaurant owner arrested for defying health orders, CDC expected to update school social distancing rules
UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 618,421 as of Thursday, including 15,835 deaths, state officials report. Thursday’s update includes a total of 2,629 new cases and 25 additional deaths, including 24 from a Vital Records review. On Wednesday, the state reported 615,792 total cases and 15,810 deaths. AdAccording to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.6 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 539,700 deaths reported from the virus.
Michigan St, Izzo in new spot as First Four participants
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo talks to team members during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan State and coach Tom Izzo are in an unfamiliar position. Last time there was an NCAA Tournament, the Spartans reached the Final Four in 2019 -- the most recent of eight trips under Izzo. Izzo contracted COVID-19 early in the season, yet the Spartans opened with six straight wins. “One thing about coach Izzo -- the reason he has survived so long and he’s had such a great career is that they’re never easily defeated. MOUNT ST. MARY'S vs TEXAS SOUTHERNMount St. Mary’s (12-10) won the automatic berth out of the Northeast Conference.
NBA star Russell Westbrook scoring big with own philanthropy
Russell Westbrook is known for his magic on the basketball court, his finely honed fashion sense and his media interviews that have spawned memes and GIFs across social media. Last month, he unveiled plans to expand his Russell Westbrook Why Not? Ad___Q: The name of your foundation is called The Russell Westbrook Why Not? That’s where the Russell Westbrook Why Not? ___Q: You recently partnered with the LA Promise Fund to launch the Russell Westbrook Why Not?
Stanford climbs to No. 2 in women's AP Top 25 behind UConn
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer talks to her team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in the Pac-12 women's tournament championship Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Buoyed by an impressive run to the Pac-12 Conference championship, Stanford jumped two spots to No. The Cardinal won three games in the conference tournament by an average of 31 points, including a 20-point victory over then-No. Stanford (25-2) trails only UConn in the AP Top 25. 3 after edging Louisville for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Charlisse Leger-Walker leads Wash St over No. 5 UCLA 67-63
Washington State guard Charlisse Leger-Walker (5) shoots next to UCLA guard Chantel Horvat (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)PULLMAN, Wash. – Freshman star Charlisse Leger-Walker helped Washington State knock off its highest-ranked opponent ever. “My shot felt good the whole game,” Leger-Walker said. She called Charlisse Leger-Walker mature beyond her years. AdThe Bruins led 22-16 after the first quarter despite 11 points from Charlisse Leger-Walker.
Stanford passes first real test, remains atop women's Top 25
Stanford players celebrate during a timeout as they jump ahead of UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NEW YORK – Stanford faced its first real test of the season and passed to remain the top team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. 10 UCLA 61-49 on Dec. 21, pulling away late in the only game between ranked opponents last week. The Huskies won their lone game last week, routing Villanova, but lost two points in the voting. It was a relatively quiet week because of Christmas, as women's basketball teams took off from Dec. 23-26.
Broussard, Jefferson headline AP All-Pac-12 football team
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)Colorado's Jarek Broussard ran for 301 yards in one game and averaged more than six yards per carry. Oregon State's Jermar Jefferson averaged more than 145 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns. Broussard and Jefferson were voted co-offensive players of the year by a media panel in The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team released Friday. Broussard had the fourth 300-yard game in Colorado history when he went for 301 yards against Arizona on Dec. 5. He added 11 catches for 126 yards and was second among FBS freshmen with 144.6 all-purpose yards per game.
No. 1 Stanford women overcome 10th-ranked UCLA 61-49
Stanford forward Francesca Belibi, left, dunks against UCLA during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. 1 Stanford survived its closest game of the season to beat 10th-ranked UCLA 61-49 on Monday and remain undefeated. Stanford cruised past its first six opponents, winning by a whopping 48.2 points per game while scoring an average of 93.2 points. Stanford raced to a 21-12 lead in the first quarter, holding UCLA to 23% shooting from the floor. UCLA: The Bruins are off for nearly two weeks before visiting Oregon State on Jan. 1 in their second Pac-12 road trip.
The Latest: Cincinnati increases capacity for AAC title game
The school said it brought the capacity in line with what’s being allowed for Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals games. 17 Ohio State women’s basketball team canceled Saturday’s game against Iowa because of a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the Buckeyes program. The Beach didn’t open its season until Dec. 4 and six of its seven games scheduled this month are road games. This will be the third straight game canceled. USC postponed its Pac-12 opener at home against Stanford over the weekend when it first reported the positive COVID-19 test.
2 Pac-12 football games canceled as virus problems linger
Friday's announcements from the Pac-12 capped the most tumultuous week of COVID-19 disruptions of the college football season. Fifteen games of the 59 games (25%) scheduled for Week 11 have been called off. The Sun Devils' home opener was nixed because of several positive COVID-19 tests among the team's players and coaching staff, including head coach Herm Edwards. The Pac-12 said the canceled games will be declared a no contest. So far, 63 games involving schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic since late August.
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole finds
This combination of 2020 and 2015 photos shows, from left, Reinhard Genzel, astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics; Andrea Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, and Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for advancing our understanding of black holes. (Matthias Balk/dpa, Elena Zhukova/UCLA, Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students
“This is a significant problem that the university needs to deal with,” State Auditor Elaine Howle said in a telephone interview. The audit examined admissions policies and practices over a six-year period at four of the UC's nine campuses — UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara. Howle said she believes the findings have barely scratched the surface of problems in the UC admissions process. Those investigations, known as Operation Varsity Blues, previously identified at least three students at UCLA and UC Berkeley who were improperly admitted. At UC Berkeley, at least one student was known to have been admitted with fraudulent test scores, prosecutors allege.
Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis
WASHINGTON Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking rankings in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11, 235-pound center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. Maker was born in Kenya and grew up in Australia before his family moved to North America. ___More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
NCAA encourages day off from college sports on election day
The NCAA on Friday encouraged its 1,100 member colleges and universities to give athletes the day off from sports on election day, responding to grassroots movements of activism from players and coaches. UCLA followed with a similar announcement and Wisconsin said Friday it would also skip athletic activities on election day. The NCAA did not mandate a day off for athletes on election day. Instead, the NCAA encouraged schools to assist students in registering to vote and to give them a day off from athletics to vote. Though MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher released a statement Friday saying the schools, conference and ESPN will work to move the game to a different date,The Division I college basketball season will start about a week after election day.
Arizona State football vs. Oregon State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Arizona State looks to end its first three-game losing streak of the Herm Edwards era on Saturday against host Oregon State, which is two wins away from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013. Arizona State has won four of the last six meetings against the Beavers and holds a 28-13-1 lead in the all-time series. Oregon State is the only team in the nation not to lose a fumble this season. Arizona State has played eight total games decided by four points or less since the start of last season. PREDICTION: Oregon State 31, Arizona State 28
Utah football vs. UCLA: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
9 Utah has much on the table entering its final three games of the regular season. That vital homestretch starts Saturday night when the Utes host UCLA in a key Pac-12 South Division matchup. LINE: Utah - 21With five straight wins, Utah has a half-game lead over USC atop the South with the Bruins lurking another half-game behind. Then theres the matter of the College Football Playoff rankings, where the Utes debuted at No. PREDICTION: Utah 38, UCLA 13
Stanford football vs. Colorado: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
BOULDER, Colo. Stanford needs two wins in its final four games to become bowl eligible for the 11th straight season. LINE: Stanford -3.5Two weeks ago in its most recent game, Stanford bounced back from a 34-16 loss to UCLA by outlasting visiting Arizona 41-31. ABOUT COLORADO (3-6, 1-5)Ive talked to the coaches and the players, Buffs first-year coach Mel Tucker said Monday after practice. Colorado is hoping to have leading rusher Alex Fontenot (78.1 yards) back after he missed the UCLA game with an unspecified injury. PREDICTION: Stanford 28, Colorado 27
USC football vs. Arizona State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Trojans, who now find themselves in a tie for second place with crosstown rival UCLA, will try to rebound on Saturday afternoon when they visit Arizona State. ABOUT ARIZONA STATE (5-3, 2-3)True freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels has completed 135-of-223 passes for 1,902 yards, 11 TDs and two interceptions while also rushing for 273 yards and three more scores. USC leads the series with Arizona State, 21-13, and has won three of the last four meetings, but the Sun Devils won last year's contest at the Coliseum, 38-35. Arizona State has 11 fumble recoveries this season which is tied for third nationally. PREDICTION: USC 27, Arizona State 21
UCLA football vs. Colorado: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
PASADENA, Calif. UCLA has climbed into the Pac-12 South Division title hunt following back-to-back upset wins. LINE: UCLA -6.5After a 34-16 road win at Stanford and a 42-32 home victory over then-No. 24 Arizona State, UCLA improved to 3-2 in Pac-12 play and is only a game behind first-place Utah and USC. Montez ranks third in the Pac-12 with 255.9 passing yards per game but is tied for second with eight interceptions. PREDICTION: Colorado 38, UCLA 34
Arizona State football vs. UCLA: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
"I told our football team that we're going to find out a lot about ourselves this next week," coach Herm Edwards told reporters. The next chapter begins against a UCLA team that recorded its best defensive effort of the season in last week's win over Stanford. UCLA holds a 20-14-1 lead in the all-time series, but Arizona State has won three of the last four meetings. Arizona State is one of just seven teams in the country to not allow a 50-plus yard play from scrimmage this season. PREDICTION: Arizona State 24, UCLA 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.