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.
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.
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.
The teams haven’t met since 1993, before most of the current players on the Terrapins’ roster were born. But they all seem to know that before this so-called rivalry ended, Maryland was 1-35-1 against Penn State.
It was their first win in three tries against the Red Raiders since joining the Big 12 two years ago. The 82 points are a Big 12 record for a conference game.
Bo Wallace’s pass was intercepted by LSU safety Ronald Martin at the 1 with 2 seconds left, and the Rebels fell 10-7 to the 24th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA.
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.