College Sports Archive

  • The Life And Times Of An NCAA Softball Player: Introduction

    Meet Kayla Lombardo, a senior third baseman for Fordham and a Division I student-athlete with a story to tell. Follow her 2015 season journey as espnW highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of today's college athletics.

    Feb 24 12:46 PM ET | By Kayla Lombardo

  • Freshman McPhee leads Stanford past Cal

    Stanford isn't used to looking up to many teams in the rankings, and even fewer foes in the Pac-12 standings. But with a big second-half comeback against Cal on Wednesday, the Cardinal looked like their old selves.

    Feb 18 | By Michelle Smith

  • Wichita St. won't appeal ruling; ex-coach will

    Wichita State won't appeal an NCAA ruling that vacates its baseball wins in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but the school's former coach says he's challenging it on his own.

    Feb 18 7:49 PM ET

  • Big 12 sets policy for dealing with concussions

    The Big 12 has announced its conference-wide policy for the diagnosis of concussions and managing the care of all student-athletes.

    Feb 18 3:35 PM ET

  • Princeton leads mid-major group on the rise

    With five Top 25 teams, including unbeaten Princeton, the landscape for mid-majors hasn't looked this good since the 2011-12 season.

    Feb 18 | By Graham Hays

  • WVU gets probation for recruiting violations

    The NCAA has placed West Virginia's athletic department on two years' probation for recruiting violations involving illegal text messages and phone calls in 14 sports.

    Feb 18 2:38 PM ET

  • espnW Softball Player Of The Week: UCF's Shelby Turnier

    She doesn't play in a power conference and is only 5-foot-5, but UCF ace Shelby Turnier showed how big her talent is as she shut down Missouri, Minnesota and South Carolina to earn our weekly honor.

    Feb 18 11:38 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • 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

  • Calipari, Mutombo among Hall of Fame finalists

    Kentucky coach John Calipari and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo are among the finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

    Feb 17 8:22 AM ET | By Ian Begley

  • Losses among top-tier teams shake up Bracketology

    The selection committee's top-20 reveal last week forced Charlie Creme to reassess some teams at the top of his Bracketology board. But eight of the top 20 teams losing also shook up the bracket.

    Feb 17 | By Charlie Creme

  • Defense drives Notre Dame past Duke

    Once again, Notre Dame is in the driver's seat in the ACC. But this time around, gutsy and gritty defense is as responsible as the team's trademark offense.

    Feb 16 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Tennessee loses Harrison (ACL) for season

    Tennessee senior center Isabelle Harrison, the women's basketball team's leading scorer and rebounder, will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL.

    Feb 16 4:29 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Notre Dame gets $5M coaching endowment

    A former Notre Dame player and her husband have donated $5 million to endow the position of women's basketball coach, making it the first endowed coaching job at the school.

    Feb 16 3:46 PM ET

  • UConn back at No. 1 in women's top 25 poll

    UConn has returned to No. 1.

    Feb 16 1:03 PM ET

  • Lady Vols center hurt, carried off floor

    Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison was carried off the floor early in the second half of the sixth-ranked Lady Volunteers' game Sunday with No. 10 Kentucky.

    Feb 16 2:05 AM ET

  • UConn's Jefferson named espnW player of the week

    After leading UConn past top-ranked and previously unbeaten South Carolina, the Huskies' junior guard nabbed our weekly honor.

    Feb 16 1:44 AM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • 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

  • Pac-12 clears way for ASU to host in NCAAs

    Arizona State can host the first two rounds of the NCAA women's basketball tournament after all.

    Feb 13 12:09 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