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NCAA clears way for athlete compensation

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA Board of Directors approved one of the biggest changes in the history of college athletics Wednesday, clearing the way for nearly a half-million athletes to start earning money based on their fame and celebrity without fear of endangering their eligibility or putting their school in jeopardy of violating amateurism rules that have stood for decades….

Alabama falls short in World Series with second loss to Florida State

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball’s season came to an end Monday night at the Women’s College World Series, falling to Florida State, 8-5, in the semifinal round. Alabama (53-9) fell behind early on a three-run home run from Florida State (48-11-1) in the first inning and the Seminoles continued to drive in runs with one in the second and four…

Alabama tops Arizona behind 16 Fouts strikeouts

OKLAHOMA CITY – Alabama softball earned a convincing 5-1 win Thursday night over Arizona to stay in the winner’s bracket at the Women’s College World Series. Alabama (51-7) took an early two-run lead over Arizona (39-14) with runs in the first and third innings, including a solo home run from Bailey Hemphill. Still leading by two in the bottom of…

COVID-19 Pandemic Putting Damper on Spring Break Activities

Goodbye, sunshine. Hello, study sessions. Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to discourage beachfront partying that could raise infection rates back on campus. Many students looking to blow off steam or escape the cold are still going to hit big party spots. But many say they will be reluctantly skipping trips this year….

UCF hires former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn to lead Knights

Central Florida has hired Gus Malzahn to be the Knights’ coach a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35 in eight years with the Tigers, never having a losing season and going 39-27 in the SEC. UCF lost both its athletic director and football coach to Tennessee last month. UCF hired Terry Mohajir…

UCF close to hiring ex-Auburn coach Malzahn

Central Florida is close to a deal to make former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn the Knights’ next head coach. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that UCF and Malzahn are finalizing an agreement that would bring him to the school a little more than two months after he was fired by Auburn. Malzahn was 68-35…

Jones, No. 1 Bama roll past No. 22 Auburn 42-13 minus Saban

Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) stiff-arms Auburn linebacker Owen Pappoe (0) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) TUSCLAOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Mac Jones passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns, highlighted by two long ones to DeVonta Smith, and No. 1 Alabama rolled over rival No….

Auburn falls on the road against South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Kevin Harris ran for two touchdowns and South Carolina turned three interceptions thrown by Bo Nix into points to defeat No. 15 Auburn for the first time in 87 years with a 30-22 victory on Saturday. The Tigers (2-2 Southeastern Conference) had won eight straight in the series and looked like they had this one under…

Florida vs LSU has been Postponed due to Covid19 cases at UF

The 10th ranked Florida Gators matchup vs LSU this weekend will not happen after an outbreak of positive COVID-19 tests in the Florida organization, including several players. So far, 19 players have tested positive. The Southeastern Conference postponed the game between No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU a day after the Gators had 19 players test positive for…