College Sports Archive

  • Hays: Short life of DesOrmeaux well-lived

    Robyn DesOrmeaux believed that winning wasn't everything, but she certainly knew how to win. LSU's winningest goaltender taught that lesson and more to those who knew her before she lost a five-year battle with cancer at age 27.

    Sep 1 | By Graham Hays

  • Villanova makes best of soggy weekend

    Aug 30 | By Graham Hays

  • Carney: Northwestern looks for success with Fuchs

    Kelly Amonte Hiller went from being an assistant coach to turning Northwestern women's lacrosse into a championship dynasty in only eight years. Now the Wildcats are using the same formula to resurrect their field hockey program under Tracey Fuchs.

    Aug 28 | By Patrick Carney

  • Fish: Title IX is part of Ted Kennedy's sports legacy

    The late Sen. Ted Kennedy changed the world of sports forever with his steadfast support of Title IX, paving the way for increased opportunities for women to compete in high school and collegiate athletics.

    Aug 26 | By Mike Fish

  • Hays: UNC's unconventional leaders

    North Carolina seniors Casey Nogueira and Tobin Heath know how to make noise on the soccer field. But when it comes to being leaders, they shy away. Or so they think.

    Aug 25 5:38 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • More on the weekend: UNC-UCLA

    Aug 24 | By Graham Hays

  • Weekend recap: Penn State-Virginia

    Aug 24 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Jenks leads Florida Gulf Coast

    Cheyenne Jenks has been a major part of Florida Gulf Coast conference titles -- on the softball diamond and volleyball court. The multisport star is even on her way to being an All-American ... but she'll end her college career without ever competing in postseason play.

    Aug 6 4:16 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Patton's heart is on the field

    Amber Patton has a condition that caused her internal organs to be on the opposite side than normal. But the DePaul softball standout knows her heart is where it belongs.

    Aug 6 4:16 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: 5 Burning Q's on softball bracket

    Can Florida be stopped? Who got the biggest snub? And how does it feel to make the NCAA tournament for the first time? Graham Hays answers 5 Burning Questions on the 2009 softball tournament.

    May 11 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: NCAA softball regional previews

    The NCAA softball tournament starts on Thursday. Graham Hays breaks down the favorites, danger teams and long shots in each regional ahead of the action.

    May 13 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Something for UW to smile about

    It's taken Jenn Salling a long time to get to Washington, but the detours were worth the wait. Salling is boosting the 3-seed Huskies in the NCAA tournament.

    Aug 6 4:16 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: 5 Burning Questions on WCWS

    Who are the most powerful hitters in this year's Women's College World Series? Will a new ace take the stage? And is Missouri -- no, wait, we won't even say it.

    Aug 6 4:16 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: The tale of Chelsea Thomas

    Ehren Earleywine found Chelsea Thomas in an Iowa cornfield, throwing 74 mph. No, this isn't "Field of Dreams" -- this is the story of Missouri's freshman phenom.

    May 28 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: WCWS team capsules

    Eight teams. One goal. Graham Hays breaks down the WCWS teams in Oklahoma City.

    May 27 | By Graham Hays

  • U.S., Japan reach final of softball's Japan Cup

    Stacey Nelson gave up one run and three hits over seven innings Saturday as the United States beat Japan 6-1 in the Japan Cup softball tournament.

    Aug 1 10:34 AM ET

  • Campus Connection: Longhorns keep summer productive

    Summertime is for lazy days and relaxing nights. But not if you're a Texas Longhorn. Three student-athletes share the details of their summer workouts.

    Jul 30 12:05 PM ET | By Laken Litman

  • Ailing Brand's speech resonates in Indianapolis

    Ailing NCAA president Myles Brand made a rare public appearance to accept an award for his work on behalf of young athletes.

    Jun 28 10:41 PM ET

  • Pitcher Erb, track star Huston win Honda awards

    Lock Haven softball pitcher Kristin Erb and Hardin-Simmons track champion Ashley Huston have won the Division II and Division III athlete of the year awards.

    Jun 11 3:59 PM ET

  • Washington's Lawrie wins Honda softball award

    Danielle Lawrie of Washington has won the Honda Award as the nation's top college softball player.

    Jun 9 1:22 PM ET

  • Hays: 5 Questions on 2010 softball

    It's been less than 24 hours since the NCAA softball season came to an end, but we're already pumped for next year. And we've got the answers to 5 Burning Questions on 2010.

    Jun 3 8:35 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Northwestern's Nielsen tops in women's lacrosse

    orthwestern senior Hannah Nielsen has been chosen the top lacrosse player for the second straight year.

    Jun 3 4:12 PM ET

  • Nelson leaves lasting mark on Florida

    Jun 3 | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Washington comes full circle

    Things were different when Heather Tarr played softball at Washington. But more than a decade later and five seasons into her coaching career at her alma mater, Tarr led the program to its first national championship.

    Jun 3 9:40 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • 2009 NCAA softball tourney: Schedule and results

    The complete 2009 NCAA softball tournament schedule and results

    Jun 3 3:11 AM ET | By