College Sports Archive

  • NCAA Softball: 5 Things You Need To Know

    She couldn't find the plate last year, but Jordan Wallace is pitching like an ace again for Louisiana-Lafayette. Graham Hays has her story, plus Cal's booming bats and Florida's player of the year candidate, in five things you need to know.

    Feb 17 1:28 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • SDSU retires Hall of Famer Gwynn's No. 19

    San Diego State retired the No. 19 worn by coach Tony Gwynn, who died of cancer in June.

    Feb 13 11:31 PM ET

  • Duke women's lax coach treated for cancer

    Duke says women's lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel is being treated for early stage breast cancer.

    Feb 13 10:32 AM ET

  • Aztecs to retire Gwynn's No. 19 before opener

    Eight months after Tony Gwynn died of cancer, it's time to play baseball again at San Diego State.

    Feb 12 8:58 PM ET

  • New baseballs likely to boost college offense

    Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

    Feb 12 2:16 PM ET

  • 100 Million Ways To Spread One Love Through Lacrosse

    What started with three young women has morphed into a genuine movement. In honor of former Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, who was killed in 2010, college athletes are running Yards for Yeardley to raise domestic violence awareness.

    Feb 12 10:32 AM ET | By Vicki L. Friedman

  • espnW Softball Player Of The Week: Western Kentucky's Miranda Kramer

    Miranda Kramer sure knew how to make a statement in the first week of the NCAA softball season. The Western Kentucky ace pitched her way to a 3-0 record, 0.00 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 18 innings to earn our weekly honor.

    Feb 11 12:50 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Softball: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Georgia freshman Cortni Emanuel is getting a jump on the competition and stolen base records, with 13 in her first six games. Her sister, Sydni, is right on her heels. Graham Hays details their early success in this week's five things you need to know.

    Feb 10 3:27 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Women Coaching Women? Big-Time Schools Grade Out Terribly

    Only Cincinnati and UCF consistently employ women as head coaches for their women's teams, a report on 86 NCAA schools found. The vast majority of schools were well below 50 percent.

    Feb 10 12:11 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • Beanpot final postponed due to snowstorm

    The Beanpot Tournament championship and consolation games scheduled to be held at TD Garden on Monday will be postponed until Feb. 23, due to a major snowstorm in the area.

    Feb 8 8:36 PM ET

  • Former UNH coach admits assaulting player

    A former University of New Hampshire women's hockey coach has admitted he assaulted a player during a 2013 home game.

    Feb 4 3:24 PM ET

  • How FSU's Lacey Waldrop Stopped Doubting And Started Dominating

    Opposing batters know just how overwhelming reigning player of the year Lacey Waldrop is. The only person the quiet kid from Virginia had to convince was herself.

    Feb 4 11:40 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Roll back: Auburn to replace Toomer's trees

    Auburn announced that on Feb. 14, landscapers will plant two new 35-foot trees at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue -- better known as Toomer's Corner to the legions of Tigers fans who have celebrated victories there for decades.

    Feb 3 5:28 PM ET | By David Ching

  • NCAA Softball: 5 Things You Need To Know For The 2015 Season

    Florida is good enough to repeat as national champion, but it feels more like Oregon's year. Graham Hays kicks off softball season with five things you need to know.

    Feb 3 11:28 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Meet Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby Pendley: The Ruth and Gehrig of NCAA Softball

    Oklahoma opponents can face gregarious Lauren Chamberlain, the face and voice of her sport who's chasing the career home run record, or pitch around her to get to Shelby Pendley, the quiet embodiment of excellence. Good luck with that.

    Feb 2 12:59 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • UMD won't renew softball coach's contract

    University of Minnesota-Duluth softball coach Jen Banford has received notice that her contract will not be renewed at the end of this season.

    Jan 18 11:09 PM ET | By Kate Fagan

  • NWSL Draft: 5 Things You Need To Know

    After the formality of Houston making Morgan Brian the No. 1 overall pick, things got interesting in Friday's NWSL draft, with Western New York retooling with four high picks and UCLA players in big demand. Graham Hays has five things you need to know.

    Jan 16 7:09 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Student-athletes have seat at Power 5 table

    For the first time at the Division I level, student-athletes will participate in voting among several panels. Notably, 15 representatives -- three from each Power 5 conference -- sit on the 80-member group set to move forward with autonomy.

    Jan 16 6:46 PM ET | By Mitch Sherman

  • Virginia's Morgan Brian Repeats As Hermann Trophy Winner

    Virginia's Morgan Brian became only the fifth player in history to win a second Hermann Trophy for the best NCAA women's soccer player. And she also managed to do it while splitting her college time contributing to the success of the U.S. national team.

    Jan 9 11:10 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • UMD won't retain coach Miller, cites finances

    In a surprising move late Monday, women's hockey powerhouse Minnesota-Duluth announced it will not retain coach Shannon Miller.

    Dec 18 7:56 PM ET

  • Emmert backs NCAA enforcement, talks UAB

    NCAA president Mark Emmert defended his organization's enforcement process and record while discussing a range of topics Wednesday.

    Dec 10 12:52 PM ET | By Darren Rovell

  • How The Florida State Seminoles Finally Reached Their Ultimate Goal

    As in two previous meetings against Virginia this year, the Florida State Seminoles needed just one goal -- in the 83rd minute -- to beat the Cavaliers. This time, they won their first College Cup.

    Dec 7 8:37 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • 2014 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament Schedule, Results

    Complete schedule and results for the 2014 women's college soccer tournament.

    Dec 7 3:00 PM ET

  • MVP: Most Valuable Parents

    Jamia Fields is a star on the Florida State soccer team. Her brother Arby is a star baseball player. Their dedicated parents explain how they raised two Division I athletes.

    Dec 7 1:36 PM ET | By D'Arcy Maine

  • Why Midfield Play Could Be The Difference In College Cup Title Game

    One way or another, the holding midfielders for Florida State and Virginia are going to help decide which team gets to celebrate college soccer's national championship on Sunday.

    Dec 6 9:10 PM ET | By Graham Hays