College Sports Archive

  • Farida Osman's Odyssey: Egyptian Revolution To London Olympics To Cal

    Through the turmoil of the Arab Spring, Farida Osman somehow found her way to the 2012 Summer Olympics, so helping top-ranked Cal try to win a national swimming championship this week might seem easy by comparison. But she has bigger plans ahead.

    Mar 20 3:10 PM ET | By Julie Foudy

  • Franklin wins 200-yard IM in final college meet

    Missy Franklin of California won the 200-yard individual medley at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships Thursday night in her final college meet.

    Mar 20 10:26 AM ET

  • UMBC lacrosse coach fired after text scandal

    A co-head coach of the University of Maryland Baltimore County women's lacrosse team has been fired following a text message scandal that led to five players being suspended.

    Mar 18 1:48 PM ET

  • Missy Franklin's College Career Reaches Bittersweet End

    Missy Franklin will miss the camaraderie of college swimming as her career at Cal ends with this week's national championships, but after putting it off for two years, she knows it's time to go pro.

    Mar 18 11:29 AM ET | By Lynn Olszowy

  • Friends, Rivals, Sensations: Stanford Duo Making A Splash

    Lia Neal and freshman sensation Simone Manuel, perhaps the two highest-profile African-American female swimmers, will pool their talents to try to bring Stanford the team title at this week's NCAA championships, while squaring off for individual glory.

    Mar 18 11:29 AM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • espnW Softball Player Of The Week: LSU's Bianka Bell

    With Batman watching from the dugout, Bianka Bell put on a superhero-worthy performance to earn our weekly honor, driving in eight runs on 10 hits to help LSU win its showdown series with Florida.

    Mar 18 10:34 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Softball: 5 Things You Need To Know

    LSU's offense and the Alabama freshman duo of Alexis Osorio and Demi Turner helped the SEC steal the spotlight this past weekend, but Graham Hays also has the latest on superstars Ally Carda of UCLA and Shelby Pendley of Oklahoma.

    Mar 17 8:17 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Ex-UNC specialist gets $335K in settlement

    The former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned literacy levels of Tar Heels athletes received $335,000 in the settlement to end her lawsuit against the school.

    Mar 17 4:06 PM ET

  • Colorado St. tabs Texas Tech's Parker as AD

    A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that Colorado State University will hire Texas Tech deputy athletic director Joe Parker as its next athletic director.

    Mar 17 12:22 PM ET

  • Threatening texts lead to suspensions at UMBC

    Five members of the University of Maryland Baltimore County women's lacrosse team have been suspended indefinitely for writing text messages that threatened freshmen on the squad, the school's athletic director said Monday.

    Mar 17 2:35 AM ET

  • O'Bannon case resumes in 9th Circuit Court

    A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in the NCAA's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that it violates antitrust laws by restricting what student-athletes can receiving for participating in major college sports.

    Mar 16 5:06 PM ET | By Mark Schlabach

  • Ex-Miami coach pleads guilty in steroid probe

    A former University of Miami pitching coach pleaded guilty Monday to reduced misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to probation for his actions arising from the baseball steroids scandal centered at a South Florida clinic.

    Mar 16 11:54 AM ET

  • Arkansas wins 1st women's title at NCAA indoors

    Dominique Scott won the 3,000 meters to wrap up Arkansas' first women's national championship in any sport at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday night.

    Mar 16 9:50 AM ET

  • Oregon surges at NCAA Indoor championships

    Eric Jenkins won the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 48.36 seconds to help defending national champion Oregon take the lead Friday after the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

    Mar 13 11:32 PM ET

  • Buckeyes coach out for alleged harassment

    The head coach of the Ohio State University women's hockey team sexually harassed players with repeated and inappropriate comments, according to an investigation that ended with the coach resigning under threat of firing.

    Mar 12 7:00 PM ET

  • Iowa St. AD Pollard has open-heart surgery

    Iowa State says that athletic director Jamie Pollard had successful open heart bypass surgery on Tuesday.

    Mar 11 11:12 AM ET

  • espnW Softball Player Of The Week: Auburn's Emily Carosone

    Junior Emily Carosone was a main component in Auburn taking down two ranked Pac-12 teams in the Judi Garman Classic, batting .526 over five games to earn our weekly honor.

    Mar 11 11:04 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • The Life And Times Of An NCAA Softball Player: Unconventional College Experience

    Kayla Lombardo, a senior with Fordham, is sharing her season journey with espnW. In her fourth entry, Lombardo reflects on the sacrifices of being a student-athlete and the experiences she wouldn't trade for the world.

    Mar 11 9:58 AM ET | By Kayla Lombardo

  • Iowa State AD Pollard to have heart surgery

    Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack Monday and will undergo open heart surgery.

    Mar 10 5:11 PM ET | By Jake Trotter

  • NCAA Softball: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Florida and Auburn made a statement out west at the Judi Garman Classic. The other SEC teams stayed east to battle each other. As schools settle into the season, Graham Hays highlights the five things you need to know.

    Mar 10 3:08 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Pay to stay? Site lets fans donate to athletes

    There might be another way to keep your favorite college players in school: Pay them to stay.

    Mar 10 2:44 PM ET | By Darren Rovell

  • Lou Spry, staple in NCAA, CWS, dies at 78

    Lou Spry, a longtime NCAA executive and the official scorer at the College World Series for more than three decades, died Tuesday at his Louisiana home. He was 78.

    Mar 10 11:18 AM ET

  • What Will Happen To Sweet Briar College And Its Athletes?

    Sweet Briar College made a stunning announcement last week: This summer, the all-women college will shut down. Among the people hurt the most -- athletes and administrators from the six Vixens sports teams.

    Mar 9 7:26 PM ET | By Hillary London

  • The Voices of Sweet Briar: How A College Shutdown Feels

    Hear directly from the athletes and administrators who are feeling the loss of Sweet Briar College the hardest.

    Mar 9 7:25 PM ET | By Hillary London

  • Missouri hires Houston's Rhoades as new AD

    Missouri has named Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades IV as the school's new AD.

    Mar 9 1:18 PM ET