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Guard Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet

A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.

02/11/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Agent’s Support For Openly Gay NFL Prospect: ‘I Think It’s Big For Sports In General’

The agent for All-American football player Michael Sam, who may become the first openly gay NFL player in history after publicly coming out Sunday, is calling the announcement a game changer.

02/10/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

All-American NFL Prospect Michael Sam: ‘I Am An Openly, Proud Gay Man’

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

02/09/2014

Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Creighton Forward Ethan Wragge

According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.

02/03/2014

Kansas Jayhawks fans attempt to distract as A.J. English #5 of the Iona Gaels shoots a free throw. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Iona Guard A.J. English

English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.

02/03/2014

Winston Shepard #13 of the San Diego State Aztecs. (credit: Kent Horner/Getty Images)

Rising Star: San Diego State Forward Winston Shepard

Ranked as the 21st-best recruit in the country by Rivals, Shepard came to San Diego State with the wrong mindset.

02/03/2014

Quarterback Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats follows wide receiver Cameron Dickerson #19 of the Northwestern Wildcats during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

NCAA On College Athletes’ Hopes To Unionize: ‘Student-Athletes Are Not Employees’

Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern’s quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes — the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.

01/28/2014

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No. 1 Arizona Tops USC 73-53 For Record 17-0 Start

Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored a season-high 19 points and No. 1 Arizona beat USC 73-53 Sunday night to improve to 17-0 for the best start in school history.

01/12/2014

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No. 23 Arizona St. Women’s Team Holds On To Defeat UCLA, 59-57

Adrianne Thomas scored 11 points and hit a key 3-pointer to lift No. 23 Arizona State to a 59-57 victory over UCLA on Sunday.

01/12/2014

Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field during the Broncos 16-13 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers in their NFL Game on November 27, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow Joins SEC Network, Still Pursuing NFL

Tim Tebow has his next football job — talking about the sport on TV.

12/30/2013

Connor Halliday #12 of Washington State passes the ball during the second half of a game against Washington at Husky Stadium on November 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Washington won the game 27-17. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

CSU Assistant Coach Suspended For Using Gay Slur In New Mexico Bowl

Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend.

12/23/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles runs the ball in the second half against the Boston College Eagles in the second half at Alumni Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Wild College Football Bowl Season Is Underway

Each bowl game will carry a different storyline with its game, which helps to make each game unique. Colorado State has already served up one of the more unbelievable endings we will be sure to see this bowl season, with a wild rally against Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl. If that was a preview of things to come this bowl season, hang on tight!

12/23/2013

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Howard’s Buzzer-Beater Leads USC Over Dayton In Overtime, 79-76

Pe’Shon Howard wasn’t supposed to be the one racing up court trying to win the game, but he knew how many dribbles he had before time would expire. And he used them perfectly.

12/22/2013

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

Head coach Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts looks on as they face the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 28, 2008 in Indianpolis, Indiana. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

LA Man Charged In Coach Prank Calls

A Los Angeles man who allegedly made prank calls about job vacancies to coaches in major league sports and universities, then posted them on social media sites, was charged Tuesday with eavesdropping.

12/17/2013

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