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  • Allen's football program is winning in at least one way — sending players on to college

    Certainly victories are nice, and they're one way to measure the success of a high school sports program. But sending kids on to college is another gauge, and using that barometer, Allen High School did quite well in the just-completed 2014-15 school...
  • NCAA governance issues will have trickle-down effect on smaller Division I conferences, schools

    NCAA governance issues will have trickle-down effect on smaller Division I conferences, schools
    Membership stable after two years of upheaval, Colonial Athletic Association and Atlantic 10 Conference schools and officials turn their attention to the growing movement among the NCAA's power conferences toward greater freedom to govern themselves....
  • UCF's top pitcher leads area players picked on 2nd day of baseball draft

    UCF's top pitcher leads area players picked on 2nd day of baseball draft
    Sleep hasn't come easily for UCF left-hander Eric Skoglund. That is about to change now that he was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the baseball draft Friday. "It has been stressful the past couple of days," said Skoglund, the...
  • UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund drafted by Kansas City Royals in third round of MLB draft

    UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund drafted by Kansas City Royals in third round of MLB draft
    UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft Friday. The Royals used the 92nd overall pick of the draft to snag Skoglund, a left-hander who was named the American Athletic...
  • UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund eyes MLB draft tonight

    UCF pitcher Eric Skoglund eyes  MLB draft tonight
    This won't exactly be Eric Skoglund's first go-around with the MLB draft. Skoglund, who recently wrapped up his junior season with UCF, was drafted out of Sarasota High School by the Pittsburgh Pirates. But the stakes are higher for the 6-foot-7 left...
  • Central Florida's George O'Leary: SEC 'like South during Civil War'

    Central Florida football Coach George O'Leary may be channeling former Union Army Gen. George Custer. O'Leary this week lashed back at Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive for Slive suggesting that the five power conferences might break...
  • USF leader doesn't expect Power 5 to spin off

    USF leader doesn't expect Power 5 to spin off
      Despite uncertainty, new USF athletic director Mark Harlan doesn’t believe we’ll see a fracturing of the college football landscape with the five equity conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — breaking off to...
  • Shamar Stephen Hopes Better Diet Helps Him Squeeze Into NFL

    Shamar Stephen Hopes Better Diet Helps Him Squeeze Into NFL
    Shamar Stephen could be the first UConn player taken in the NFL draft. Stephen and linebacker Yawin Smallwood, who had a year of eligibility remaining, are the only UConn players expected to go in the draft, which starts Thursday at 8 p.m. with Round 1...
  • Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers

     Big Ten Pushes Ahead With Addition Of Troubled Rutgers
    The quest to plant roots in the New York market led the Big Ten to add Rutgers in November 2012. In the 18 months since the marriage was announced, fans of the venerable conference have watched their new member implode. There was the abusive men's...
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  • AAC Pairings Have UConn Men Racking Up Lots Of Miles

    The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday. With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...