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Riot Games establishes governing body for college, high school programs

[ad_1] 3:24 PM ETEmily RandESPN On the eve of the College League of Legends Championship, Riot Games announced the formation of the Riot Scholastic Association of America as the governing body for collegiate and high school esports for its title.2 RelatedEffective immediately, the current college esports staff at Riot will answer to the RSAA directly.Riot Games college program lead Michael Sherman said there are two main reasons why this governing
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Why the SEC is the biggest story this college baseball season

[ad_1] 9:26 AM ETJeremy MillsWith less than two weeks until the NCAA college baseball tournament field is announced on Memorial Day (noon ET on ESPNU), most conferences are wrapping up regular-season play this weekend.The first four tickets to the NCAA tournament will be punched this weekend, with the Ivy League, MEAC, Patriot League and SWAC all crowning champions on Saturday or Sunday.If you're just getting caught up on the first
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100 days to college football — Everything you need to know

[ad_1] In just 100 days, Florida and Miami will kick off the 150th season of college football (August 24, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN).It will be a season defined by the quarterbacks, especially those with whom we're already on a first-name basis: Tua and Trevor. And though the Alabama and Clemson signal-callers will get the most attention, there's also Oregon's Justin Herbert, Georgia's Jake Fromm and plenty more.To get you ready
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Dawkins, Code convicted in college hoops trial

[ad_1] 5:23 PM ETJeff BorzelloCloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaA federal jury in New York on Wednesday convicted aspiring agent Christian Dawkins and former Adidas consultant Merl Code for their roles in bribing basketball assistant coaches to influence their players to sign
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Women’s college basketball — Top 12 seniors for 2019-20

[ad_1] 7:23 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.A month has passed since Baylor won the NCAA championship -- a time filled with team banquets, coaching hires and transfer-portal entries. So let's take an early look at some of the top seniors for the 2019-20 season
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Post-spring college football power rankings

[ad_1] Now that spring football is over, it's a good time to reassess the Top 25 teams for the coming college football season. Which teams have moved up and which ones still have work to do?We had a panel of 14 experts provide their own lists, then we tallied up the results.Voters: Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, David Hale, Sam Khan Jr., Chris Low, Ryan McGee, Dan
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Success and failures of college conferences and teams in this year’s NFL draft

[ad_1] Now that the 84th NFL draft is complete, it's time to take a look back at the three days that were, but through the college lens.Every major conference had at least one player drafted this year, with the American Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference being the only Group of 5 leagues to have double-digit draftees, with 11 and 10 selections, respectively.SEC dominance ... againStop me if you've read
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Swinney gets biggest deal in college football

[ad_1] Clemson and coach Dabo Swinney agreed to a 10-year, $93 million deal on Friday, making it the largest deal in college football history.Swinney, who has won two national championships with the Tigers, is on par to make the same average salary as Alabama coach Nick Saban. Both are set to average $9.3 over the course of their respective deals."We intend to continue pursuing championships," Dabo Swinney said in a
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The top NFL draft prospect for each Top 25 college football team

[ad_1] From potential No. 1 overall picks like Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa to dynamic playmakers like Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb and Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, these are the top future NFL draft prospects for every Top 25 team.The beauty of what Dabo Swinney has done at Clemson is that the roster no longer has just one or two future NFL stars. No, the Tigers are
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College football spring games — How to watch, what to expect

[ad_1] The last big weekend of college football spring games is upon us, with playoff hopefuls such as Georgia and Oregon taking the field. We'll also get to see Mike Leach and Washington State, Chip Kelly and UCLA, plus new-look Miami under first-year coach Manny Diaz.Here's what to watch this weekend:Georgia Bulldogs2 p.m. ET, SEC NetworkWhat we're watching: It's time to lay eyes on a new-look Georgia defense. Lineman Jonathan