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James Madison walks off with win in rare rescue mission for superstar Megan Good
James Madison junior Megan Good might be the best college softball player in the country. Already the pitcher and player of the year in her conference, she might yet win USA Softball Player of the Year. That was once unthinkable for a player who not only comes from the mid-major side of the tracks
With Gottfried out, which coaches should NC State pursue?
It wasn't all that long ago that NC State fans and athletic director Debbie Yow were ecstatic with Mark Gottfried. He went to the NCAA tourney in each of his first four seasons and made it to the sweet 16 twice (2012 and 2015). But the last two years have been a train wreck in Raleigh. The Wolfpack
Predictions for order of finish in every conference
On Jan. 12, 2016, Wisconsin was 9-9 on the season. The Badgers had lost to Western Illinois, Milwaukee and Marquette on their home floor, lost four of their first five conference games, and lost their era-defining coach (Bo Ryan) to retirement. One season earlier, on Dec. 22, 2014, the Purdue
Anyone for Battle at Bristol 2?
It was well past midnight in Bristol, Tennessee. The confetti was still falling, the fireworks were still popping, ears were still ringing, and the postgame traffic was only beginning the first leg of its long, snaking journey into the Smoky Mountains night. I'm sure Marcus Smith, president and
The Best College Football Teams in the Upcoming Season
ABC News' Ryan Smith and ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit highlight what to expect in the upcoming season of NCAA football.
Why UCLA's dramatic sweep of Arizona State could alter the postseason picture
What went down in the 12th week of college softball? The aim each week is to bring you five stories that defined the week in college softball or help navigate the long road to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series. 1. UCLA saves its best for last The chance to hit in the bottom of the
How these Sweet 16 coaches win (and how they lose)
For better or worse, in March, we tend to view each team's success largely as a reflection of its coach's performance. And even if that habit is overindulged at times -- the players do have to go out there and make the shots themselves -- I think it basically reflects a healthy instinct. For one
Best GameDay signs: Week 8
Well, it happened. For the first time, James Madison University hosted College GameDay from Harrisonburg, Virginia , and students, fans and alumni let their gratitude be felt. A massive crowd welcomed the arrival of the show's bus Thursday, and it only grew through Saturday morning. The school --
These coaches are the next names to know on defense
It's easy to identify the next wave of offensive coaches in college football. They're the ones landing head-coaching jobs. From Houston's Tom Herman to SMU's Chad Morris to Colorado State's Mike Bobo, offense is in around the country. Even casual fans might know the hashtag #StittHappens, a nod to
Checking out all 68 teams in the field
Finally, it's here. And it couldn't have come soon enough. If you're just joining us, the 2014-15 season has been ruled by two things: Kentucky, and the return of widespread concerns about the state of college basketball. Arguments that the game is too slow, too deliberate, too over-coached, too