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Meet UC Irvine, California’s top college basketball team

[ad_1] SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For more than 50 years, the UC Irvine men's basketball program has existed in relative anonymity.Without an NIT win to their credit in the past 30 years, let alone one in the NCAA tournament, the Anteaters have never had much of a chance at breaking into the consciousness of Southern California's sporting public. It wasn't necessarily a source of frustration for those around the program
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NHL Power Rankings – every team’s college hoops equivalent

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Happy March Madness, everyone!The reason the NCAA basketball tournaments resonate so much with fans across so many sports is rampant gambling. And also that there are universal themes among the participants: heroes, villains, favorites, underdogs and also Virginia.For this week's NHL Power Rankings, we've decided to match each hockey team with its college basketball proxy. Some of these are spot-on, while others strain the premise
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Women’s college basketball player of the year

[ad_1] 12:11 PM 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.Editor's note: Charlie Creme, Graham Hays, Mechelle Voepel, Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson voted for espnW's end-of-season awards.Winners: Player of the year | Coach of the year | Freshman of the yearIn a season in which the national
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Mickelson ‘shocked’ college company he used caught in scheme

[ad_1] PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Mickelson says he might be “more shocked than anyone” to learn that a college consulting company he has used the last three years has been accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme. He said he never contributed to William “Rick” Singer’s foundation tied to his California-based company, Edge College & Career Network, but used the service to find the right fit for
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Women’s college basketball All-Americans 2019

[ad_1] This was a women's basketball season with talent spread out all across the country, and a particularly strong senior class. Ten programs are represented on our espnW All-America first and second teams. All but one are seniors, with six post players and four guards. Voting was done by espnW's Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel. (* Denotes unanimous pick.)First TeamJeffrey Brown/Icon SportswireF/C Megan Gustafson*, Iowa, 6-foot-3, senior2018-19: 28.0
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College admissions scandal — Fake athletes, alleged bribes and Aunt Becky

[ad_1] 5:28 PM ETKyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Dan MurphyCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Big TenJoined ESPN.com in 2014Graduate of the University of Notre DameThe FBI and college sports are once again intermingling this week, as federal prosecutors indicted nine college coaches and dozens of others Tuesday for participating in an alleged bribery scheme that helped wealthy parents -- including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity
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USC, UCLA and the state of college football in Los Angeles

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- On a cool March morning in Westwood, Chip Kelly stands at the middle of one of UCLA's practice fields twirling his whistle and talking to an assistant. The players stretch, a bounce in their step as they laugh and joke, moving up and down the turf.Soon, players dive into the day's session, nearly sprinting in between practice stations, almost matching the fierce tempo of any good
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College basketball predictions – Will UNC complete the Duke sweep?

[ad_1] Duke and North Carolina have their second meeting of the 2018-19 season on Saturday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN), and ESPN.com's team of college basketball experts weighed in on whether the possibly still-Zion-less Blue Devils would earn the split or fall victim to the sweep. Our experts also made their picks for the much-anticipated Michigan-Michigan State rematch (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) and told us what they expected to be the
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College football spring practice — Players we’re most excited to watch

[ad_1] Christopher Mast/Icon SportswireWho are the players we're excited about seeing this spring football season on each of college football's Top 25 teams? New quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma, Jacob Eason at Washington and Justin Fields at Ohio State lead the way, along with some much-hyped recruits like Kayvon Thibodeaux at Oregon.Here's the full list of players we'll be watching closely.No. 1 Clemson: WR talentOh, how the rich get