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SIU Forward Transfers to Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has signed graduate transfer forward Bola Olaniyan from Southern Illinois.

Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said Monday that Olaniyan adds experience, leadership and rebounding to the Crimson Tide. 93 more words


Mizzou Walk-On to Start Against West Virginia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Harold, a walk-on junior defensive end, was among the new starters announced by Missouri on Monday for its season opener at West Virginia this weekend. 174 more words


U of I's Unruly Fan Line Largely Unused

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Public records show that the University of Illinois athletic department’s security program for fans to anonymously report incidents at football and basketball games via text isn’t used frequently. 63 more words


Webb Solid In Cal Debut, Bears Beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under

SYDNEY (CBS/AP) — Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 win over Hawaii on Saturday in college football’s season opener at Sydney’s Olympic stadium. 435 more words


Lovie Smith Not Changing Coaching Approach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)- Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith’s calendar has been full.

He’s been busy coaching, recruiting and, every chance he gets, preaching the power of possibility to a team and fan base hungry for wins after years of mediocrity on the field and turmoil off of it. 823 more words


Ex-Illini Football Coach Has Short Stint at UNC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.

The school issued statements saying Beckman was out Thursday night, a day after Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora defended allowing Beckman to work in the program a year after Illinois had fired him amid allegations of player mistreatment. 446 more words


Vermont Axes Women's Basketball Game Against North Carolina Over LGBT Bathroom Law

BURLINGTON, Vt. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The University of Vermont has canceled its women’s basketball team’s upcoming game against North Carolina over a state law that governs transgender bathroom access. 293 more words