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UConn head coach Geno Auriemma is interviewed during the American Athletic Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day, in New York,  Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

UConn women unanimous preseason No. 1; Terps 10th

- Associated Press

Connecticut received all 35 votes Thursday marking the 10th time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason. Six of those years UConn went on to win the national championship.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates with linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) after an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Athens, Ga. No. 9 Georgia continues to await word from the NCAA on the status of star tailback Todd Gurley for Saturday's game against Florida. Georgia has asked for the reinstatement of Gurley, who has acknowledged mistakes and has been suspended the last two games for an alleged violation of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Todd Gurley must sit two more games, NCAA rules

- Associated Press

Georgia applied for Gurley’s reinstatement after he missed the last two games while the school investigated allegations of improper benefits. But the NCAA said that Gurley must serve a four-game suspension, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting cash from multiple individuals.

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, center, runs for a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

College Football Playoff Rankings: Mississippi State leads race for final four

- Associated Press

The list released Tuesday evening will have no bearing on the makeup of the final four teams set for the national semifinals at the end of the season, but as far as those four teams are concerned, it’s better to be in than out even at this early stage.

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, left, runs into the end zone for a touchdown past San Jose State linebacker Vince Buhagiar (36) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Annapolis, Md., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Reynolds carries Navy past San Jose St 41-31

- Associated Press

After falling behind 3-0, the Midshipmen peeled off five touchdowns and two field goals over their next six possessions. Navy used a 24-point second quarter to go up 24-17 at halftime, then took control in the third quarter with a 98-yard drive that ended with a touchdown and a 31-17 lead.

Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

No. 11 Kansas State pitches 23-0 shutout of Texas

- Associated Press

No. 11 Kansas State’s rapidly improving defense led the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade in a 23-0 victory Saturday that kept the Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play.

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon (25) scores a touchdown against Maryland defensive back Anthony Nixon, left, and Cole Farrand (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin routs Maryland 52-7; Gordon with 3 TDs

- Associated Press

Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin’s restocked defense stifled mistake-prone Maryland for a 52-7 win on Saturday.

**FILE** McDonald's East All-American Melo Trimble, of Upper Marlboro, Md., competes in the three-point shootout during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest at the University of Chicago in Chicago, on Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Melo Trimble brings playmaking, personality to Terps

- The Washington Times

In Trimble, a highly touted recruit out of nearby Bishop O’Connell High School, coach Mark Turgeon knew the Terrapins would be adding an adept passer, creative finisher and spot-up shooter. What he didn’t expect was Trimble’s unique character off the court.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley is shown in an NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Athens, Ga. Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia applies for Todd Gurley reinstatement with NCAA

- Associated Press

Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. Coach Mark Richt has confirmed the allegations involved autographs.

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Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

- Associated Press

The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

UConn No. 1 again in women's preseason poll

- Associated Press

UConn was the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason women's basketball poll. The Huskies received all 35 first-place votes from the national media panel.

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, construction workers are seen outside the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., where a renovation project is taking place. The university said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, that the project will force the men's basketball team to play five games in November 2015 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Robin Scholz)  MANDATORY CREDIT

Springfield will host Illini hoops 5 times in 2015

- Associated Press

Illinois will play five men's basketball games in November 2015 in Springfield while work continues at the State Farm Center on campus, athletic director Mike Thomas said Thursday.

Florida unlikely to repeat last year's feats

- Associated Press

Florida's record-setting run through the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA tournament last season will be difficult, maybe even impossible, to top.

UConn unanimous No. 1 in preseason women's hoops

- Associated Press

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will begin the season the same way they ended the last one - atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll.

Illinois basketball court not damaged by water

Associated Press

The University of Illinois says the basketball court in the State Farm Center will be ready next week for the start of the men's and women's basketball season.