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The NCAA must end their silence on sexual violence in college sports

As conferences take steps to combat sexual violence in college sports, the NCAA’s silence is an effective abdication of their responsibility to protect women on campusCollege sports’ Big Sky Conference made an important announcement this month: they pl…

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Saint Peter’s baseball team storms to victory ending 77-game losing streak

Peacocks last won a game nearly two years ago in May 2016Team finished with 0-38 record last season and are 1-39 in 2018It was a good Sunday for the Saint Peter’s baseball team: they trotted to a 7-1 victory over Iona and barely looked troubled all aft…

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Josh Allen picked at No7 by Buffalo Bills as offensive tweets emerge on NFL draft day

Quarterback apologizes over offensive tweets from high schoolCalifornian had been expected to be one of top picksQuarterback Josh Allen has apologized after tweets containing repeated use of the n-word emerged on NFL draft day.Allen sent the tweets in …

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New college basketball guidelines only strengthen a rotten, exploitative system

Condoleezza Rice had the chance to change a sport that makes money off players who are often from poor backgrounds. She failed badlyThere are few sports systems more exploitive than American college basketball. The NCAA is a $1bn business in which coll…

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Shaquem Griffin: can a one-handed college star make it in the NFL?

The linebacker is one of the biggest stories in this year’s draft but he faces unique challenges as he attempts to step up to the professional gameEvery player in this week’s NFL draft has a unique story, a path that brought them, often through challen…

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‘If I don’t, who will?’: Can Kamathi Holsey tweet his way into the NFL?

Just getting on the radar of NFL scouts is half the battle for lesser-known prospects from small colleges, which is why some are increasingly leveraging social media to sell themselvesChances are you’ve never heard of Kamathi Holsey. His name doesn’t s…

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HBO’s Paterno, with Al Pacino as famed coach, probes scars of Sandusky scandal

A new HBO film shows how Jerry Sandusky revealed flaws in Joe Paterno that no one, least of all the coach himself, knew were thereJoe Paterno coached football at Pennsylvania State University for 62 years, 46 of them as head coach, winning 409 games (a…

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How Villanova learned to win against college basketball’s NBA talent factories

The Wildcats have their second title in three years. Along with his innate smarts, Coach Jay Wright looked to an NBA team from the past for inspirationThe NCAA Tournament that featured the first-ever victory by a 16-seed and a run to the Final Four by …

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NCAA final: Villanova beat Michigan for second championship in three years

Donte DiVincezo stars off bench with 31 points for WildcatsAs it happened: Villanova 79-62 MichiganThey chanted his name from the cheap seats: “Di-Vin-cen-zo, Di-Vin-cen-zo.” By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another…

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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NCAA championship game: Villanova v Michigan – live!

Wildcats take on Wolverines in Alamodome to decide titleEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or @HunterFelt 2.44am BST Michigan 21-16 Villanova, 10:24 1st halfPoole finds Mortiz Wagner for a layup. They’re not letting Villanova catch up. 2.42am …

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‘Millennial’ Josh Rosen may have trouble concentrating in NFL, says former coach

Jim Mora says Browns should not pick quarterback No1 overallRosen has history of making outspoken comments One of the top prospects in this year’s NFL draft may limit his potential because he has interests outside football, according to his former coll…

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Villanova to face Michigan in NCAA title game after blasting Kansas in Final Four

Villanova advance to second national title game in three seasonsWolverines come from behind to defeat Ramblers at AlamodomeVillanova bombed its way past a blueblood to reach the national title game. Michigan got there by taking away Cinderella’s slippe…

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Is UConn’s women’s basketball dominance bad for the sport? Of course not

The debate has resurfaced again: is UConn’s women’s basketball dominance bad for the sport? The answer: of course notIt is not a stretch to say the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team was one of the worst in the country for their first …

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Loyola Chicago’s Final Four run: how an underdog restored a city’s faded glory

A city once synonymous with basketball excellence has had little to cheer about in the two decades since Michael Jordan left town, but the Ramblers’ Cinderella run to the Final Four has changed thatThere was a time when Chicago was synonymous with bask…

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Villanova cruise through to NCAA Final Four despite uneven performance

Wildcats aiming to repeat national title run from 2016Nova uncharacteristically poor from beyond the arcVillanova are going back to the Final Four, and the underdogs should get ready for the top-seeded Wildcats.Eric Paschall had 12 points and 14 reboun…

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March Madness, Tiger Woods back in form and a flying scorpion kick | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features an Australian Grand Prix washout, the best of Gigi Buffon and an outrageous rally move1) Formula One 2018 is go, go, go – starting with Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Since moving to Melbourne Park, the race has becom…

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Sister Jean: how a 98-year-old-nun became the hottest property in basketball

Loyola-Chicago’s chaplain dispenses coaching advice alongside spiritual guidance – and her underdog team is lighting up primetime college basketballA 98-year-old nun has become the face of college basketball and the sport is probably all the better for…

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NCAA Tournament: Nevada’s 22-point comeback stuns Cincinnati; UNC tumble out

No7 Aggies beat up on Tar Heels 86-65 in dominant winNo11 Syracuse overcome partisan crowd to beat SpartansThe Nevada Wolf Pack just keep digging themselves out of deep holes. And now they’re on their way to Nevada’s first Sweet 16 since 2004.The seven…