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The greatest NCAA softball game you (likely) never saw pushed Washington and UMass to the limit

[ad_1] 8:51 AM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Danielle Lawrie became a softball legend in the 2009 Women's College World Series. Whether watching from the stands in Oklahoma City or on television, a record number of fans saw the fearless pitching ace lead the University of Washington to its only national championship.They saw the dominance that now
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College football’s best ‘one-hit wonders’ — Kenny Trill, Trevor Knight beats Saban and more

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETESPN staffCollege football has the knack of propelling the out-of-nowhere story. The tale of the near impossible, the astonishing underdog and the stars that burn the brightest for a moment and never return. Our writers dove headfirst into the players, teams and even seasons that captured the nation and disappeared just as fast in this "one-hit wonder" greatest-hits list.Ivan Maisel: In 1988, I attended a luncheon at
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Colts select Washington QB Jacob Eason in 4th round of NFL draft

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts selected University of Washington quarterback Jacob Eason in the fourth round (No. 122 overall) of the NFL draft on Saturday.Eason was the sixth quarterback taken in the draft, behind Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jordan Love and Jalen Hurts.Finding a quarterback of the future was something the Colts had to address at some point because Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett and Chad Kelly will all
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St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational – How to watch, schedule and results

[ad_1] The 2020 NCAA softball season is here, and some of the top teams in the country soon will be competing in one of the biggest regular-season tournaments of the year.The St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational features 16 college softball teams, including 2019 national champion UCLA, as well as USA Softball.From Wednesday to Sunday (Feb. 12-16), there will be 42 games played at the Eddie C. Moore Complex. All games will
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Ranking the 25 best NCAA softball players in 2020

[ad_1] Jan 29, 2020Graham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.We know there will be a new player of the year in college softball, even if her hold on the honor is even more fleeting than usual.Instead of a third consecutive season as the best player in the college game, UCLA's Rachel Garcia is going for gold with Team
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College football’s 100 best games of 2019 — 60-41

[ad_1] In our third installment unveiling the Top 100 games of the year, we're looking primarily at two categories: Fun games that impacted the battle for the No. 4 spot in the College Football Playoff and the most utterly ridiculous small-school games of the season. Who knew that the silliest college football game of 2019 took place in Canada?Check out the first two parts of this series, games 100-81 and
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2019-20 College Football All-Bowl Team

[ad_1] The dust has settled, bowl season is (finally) over, and we have a new champ: LSU.But there's a lot more to the college football postseason than the playoff and the title game. There are 40 bowls that provide endless entertainment and tons of fantastic performances. We highlight some of the best from bowl season with our 2019-20 All-Bowl Team:OffenseJ.K. Dobbins racked up 221 yards from scrimmage and scored a
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12 things we’re already excited about for the 2020 college football season

[ad_1] The 2019 season still has a couple of powerhouse games left -- North Dakota State vs. James Madison in Saturday's FCS championship, then LSU vs. Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night. But most fan bases have already shifted their view to the 2020 season; let's briefly do the same.The 2020 season will feature some exciting storylines. Here are a few of my favorites.Lawrence-Fields IIHeisman
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Washington QB Jacob Eason leaving to enter NFL draft

[ad_1] Washington quarterback Jacob Eason, a top-five NFL prospect at the position according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the draft."Playing this season for the University of Washington has been one of the greatest experiences of my life," Eason wrote in a tweeted statement. "... After contemplating my future with my family and coaches, I have decided to forego my
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Meet the 2020 NFL draft quarterback class

[ad_1] The quarterback class for the 2020 NFL draft has the potential to be loaded. There's still much to learn about the signal-callers, however, and questions remain about whether at least a few might still return to school for another season.Heisman-winning LSU quarterback Joe Burrow leads the group and could be the No. 1 pick in April's draft, according to ESPN NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.