Big 12 commish eyes adding schools ‘out West’

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark isn’t bashful about his expansion strategy. He wants to go west. Speaking Wednesday during a visit to future Big 12 member Cincinnati, Yormark told reporters that the league would be interested in adding members from the Pacific time zone. The new commissioner has taken a bold approach toward expansion, saying … Read more

Longhorns slugger Melendez wins Golden Spikes

OMAHA, Neb. — Texas infielder Ivan Melendez was named the 2022 Golden Spikes Award winner Friday as the top amateur baseball player in the U.S. Melendez, a 22-year-old redshirt junior, helped the Longhorns reach the Men’s College World Series, where they were eliminated with losses to Notre Dame and Texas A&M. He led Texas with … Read more

Biden admin proposes new Title IX regulations

Under proposed Title IX regulations from the federal government released Thursday on the 50th anniversary of the law, coaches and athletic department administrators would still be barred in most cases from removing an athlete accused of sexual misconduct from a sports team while an investigation is pending. While the U.S. Department of Education proposed rolling … Read more

Arkansas wins, forces 2nd MCWS bracket final

OMAHA, Neb. — Zack Morris didn’t get much done as the starter for Arkansas two nights earlier, but what a finisher he was Wednesday. Morris was called on after Mississippi loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the junior left-hander put down the threat to let the Razorbacks … Read more

Sandlin, OU oust Aggies to make MCWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. — Oklahoma’s baseball players came to the Men’s College World Series calling themselves “a bunch of Davids,” a nod to their embrace of the underdog identity they adopted after an underwhelming start to the season. It was one David — David Sandlin — who got most of the credit Wednesday for taking down … Read more

5 All-Big Ten picks back for Northwestern softball

Northwestern softball, fresh off its first Women’s College World Series appearance in 15 years, announced Thursday that five of its senior All-Big Ten players, including All-Americans Danielle Williams and Jordyn Rudd, will return next season. When COVID-19 interrupted the 2020 season, NCAA athletes were granted an extra year of eligibility, creating a category of so-called … Read more

Kentucky’s Steiner sets record in NCAA 200 win

EUGENE, Ore. — Kentucky junior Abby Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships on a soggy Saturday at Hayward Field. Steiner was focused until the finish, when she raised her arms and smiled broadly. Her time of 21.80 seconds bested LSU sophomore Favour Ofili’s record of … Read more

Fahnbulleh sprints to 100, 200 NCAA track titles

EUGENE, Ore. — Florida’s Joseph Fahnbulleh pulled away at the finishes to win the 100 and 200 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Friday night. Fahnbulleh, who competed for Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics, won the 100 title first in a personal-best 10 seconds. Tennessee freshman Favour Ashe was second in 10.08. Oregon’s … Read more