College Sports Archive

  • 5 Burning Questions For The NCAA Women's Soccer Season

    With a superstar at Virginia and a potential super team at UCLA, this is sure to be a high-wattage season in college soccer. Graham Hays looks ahead with five burning questions.

    Aug 21 1:24 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • New Mexico AD on hazing: 'We failed' players

    University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there's no question there was hazing by the women's soccer team and that alcohol played a role.

    Aug 20 9:30 PM ET

  • UNM nixes soccer game after alleged hazing

    The University of New Mexico says campus officials are investigating a potential hazing incident that allegedly occurred this past Sunday involving the women's soccer team.

    Aug 20 1:04 AM ET

  • Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships

    The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to students-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.

    Aug 19 4:29 PM ET

  • Big 12 chief rips NCAA, says 'cheating pays'

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says "cheating pays" in the NCAA these days and doesn't foresee things getting much better in the future.

    Jul 22 6:52 PM ET | By Jake Trotter

  • Emmert paid $1.7M as NCAA revenues go up

    NCAA President Mark Emmert received $1.707 million in compensation in 2012-13, a year in which the governing body turned a $32 million profit.

    Jul 14 9:00 PM ET

  • RIP: Temple softball program officially died today

    Friedell: RIP, Temple softball

    On July 1, the Owls softball program is officially dead. Now two dozen players and coaches must find new life somewhere else.

    Jul 7 1:19 PM ET | By Dan Friedell

  • Penn St.'s Joyner retires as athletic director

    Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner will soon resign -- possibly by the end of the week -- while a search for his successor remains ongoing, according to a report by

    Jun 17 6:06 PM ET

  • ESPN, Texas unveil Longhorn Network branding

    The 24-hour TV network that ESPN and the University of Texas are set to launch in August will have a familiar ring: the Longhorn Network.

    Jun 17 12:37 PM ET

  • Gators sweep Alabama for 1st WCWS title

    Florida coach Tim Walton took a chance, and it paid off and helped the Gators win their first NCAA softball championship.

    Jun 4 2:32 AM ET

  • 2014 NCAA softball tournament results, schedule

    Schedule and results for the 2014 NCAA Division I softball tournament.

    Jun 3 10:46 PM ET

  • Rogers' 4-hitter leads Florida to Game 1 win

    Hannah Rogers threw a four-hitter to help Florida defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series Monday night. The Gators (54-12) now are just one win from their first national title.

    Jun 3 8:49 AM ET

  • Florida, Alabama to play for WCWS title

    Hannah Rogers pitched a complete game to help Florida defeat Baylor 6-3 on Sunday and advance to the Women's College World Series national championship best-of-three series.

    Jun 2 10:42 AM ET

  • Hays: Gators, Tide share more than SEC

    The SEC softball opponents who will play for the national title have rediscovered their identities. Alabama has climbed its way back after winning the championship in 2012, and Florida has successfully changed its culture after imploding that same season.

    Jun 1 11:42 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Crazy comeback sends Baylor to semis

    Baylor completed a comeback for the ages when it trailed Kentucky 7-0 in the bottom of the sixth, eventually winning in the bottom of the eighth to earn a spot in Sunday's WCWS semifinals against Florida.

    Jun 1 10:00 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Baylor rally stuns Kentucky at WCWS

    Kaitlyn Thumann doubled and scored on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning as Baylor rallied from a seven-run deficit to stun Kentucky 8-7 on Saturday night in an elimination game in the Women's College World Series.

    Jun 1 9:03 AM ET

  • Hays: Fans flock to softball's signature event

    Attendance for the entire tournament in 1981 -- the first year the NCAA sanctioned a championship -- was 17,740, less than were expected to attend Saturday's two sessions at Hall of Fame Stadium.

    May 31 9:58 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Bases-loaded double play saves Alabama

    In the sixth inning Alabama pitcher Jackie Traina was contemplating a no-hitter. In the seventh she was thinking more about how to get out of a bases-loaded jam.

    May 31 3:37 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: SEC's Florida, Alabama semi-tough

    Sunday's semifinals will feature a pair of SEC teams just one win away from the championship series after No. 5 Florida upset No. 1 Oregon 4-0 and No. 2 Alabama beat No. 14 Kentucky 2-0.

    May 31 12:32 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Jennie Finch returns to first love

    Jennie Finch took it easy with her triathlon training as she enjoyed the scene at the Women's College World Series, tornado scare aside.

    May 30 3:54 PM ET | By Jennie Finch

  • Hays: Florida's Hannah Rogers just delivers

    Stoic Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers learned to humble herself and trust her stuff. That's a good thing, as evidenced by her three-hit shutout Thursday against Baylor for her 124th career win -- the most out of active players.

    May 30 12:48 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Kentucky's Lauren Cumbess executes

    Kentucky's Lauren Cumbess religiously watched softball on television as a kid. Now she's inspiring the next generation at the plate in the Women's College World Series.

    May 30 12:46 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Alabama's Fichtner dreams big at WCWS

    When Molly Fichtner transferred, Alabama got the catcher it needed and much more. Don't let her size fool you, she plays a big role for the Crimson Tide as a power hitter and sets an example of living, and thriving, with Type 1 diabetes.

    May 28 1:36 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Hays: Sizing up the Women's College World Series field

    No. 1 Oregon checks off every box on the championship shopping list, but who could be the toughest test? Graham Hays breaks down the eight Women's College World Series contenders.

    May 27 2:18 PM ET | By Graham Hays