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Column: Kiffin’s acceptance of blame a step forward

Better late than never, I guess. Such was my initial reaction to USC coach Lane Kiffin’s apology of sorts for the disastrous 2012 football season.

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Louisville safeguards thriving football legacy by retaining Strong for another seven years

Louisville safeguards thriving football legacy by retaining Strong for another seven years

This Wednesday, U. Louisville announced that a new contract had been established between the university and the football program’s head coach, Charlie Strong.

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Griner breaks blocks record, scoring record to follow

Opposing teams fear her. She has become the face of women’s college basketball, and she is now an NCAA record holder.

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Kelly addresses Te’o controversy

Kelly addresses Te’o controversy

Irish coach Brian Kelly publicly defended former linebacker Manti Te’o on Tuesday in the aftermath of the Jan. 16 report that revealed Lennay Kekua, Te’o’s purported girlfriend, to be a hoax.

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Column: Forget about the ranking

Forget about the No. 1 ranking for a second. Forget about everything you think it means to be labeled as the top team in the nation during the middle of the college basketball season.

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Column: NCAA’s handling of Miami no shock

Okay, I’ll bite. Up until now, I resolved never to write about the NCAA, knowing that USC fans have heard it all — at some point, handwringing and finger-pointing just grow tiresome.

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Indiana holds off Michigan State, 75-70

After several games in which Indiana slowed down to the paces of its opponents, Sunday’s against Michigan State saw the Hoosiers return to their customary speedy ways.

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In TV interview, Te’o defends innocence

In TV interview, Te’o defends innocence

In his first on-camera interview since the controversy surrounding the fake life of Lennay Kekua broke eight days ago, former Irish linebacker Manti Te’o maintained his innocence with his parents beside him Thursday on television host Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show.

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Rasheed Sulaimon lifts Duke basketball past Maryland 84-64

Rasheed Sulaimon lifts Duke basketball past Maryland 84-64

Rasheed Sulaimon had a rough start. He went to the bench after letting Maryland’s Dez Wells score Maryland’s first seven points and grab five rebounds in the first four minutes.

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Nevada welcomes Polian as new head coach

Nevada welcomes Polian as new head coach

Following in the footsteps of the coach with the most wins in college football history might make some uneasy — but Brian Polian isn’t here to be Chris Ault.

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