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Arkansas extends Bielema's contract through 2020

Following its first winning season in three years, the school announced the signing of its football coach to a two-year contract extension on Saturday, keeping Bret Bielema with the Razorbacks through 2020.

Vanderbilt rallies to beat South Carolina 65-50

An 18-0 run triggered the comeback for Vanderbilt, which has won two straight since ending a seven-game losing streak in Tuesday's win over Florida.

Arkansas downs cold-shooting Mississippi State 61-41

The Razorbacks (18-5, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) held the Bulldogs to just 2 of 21 (9.5 percent) from the field in the first half on their way to a 30-9 halftime lead. That included a 13:22 scoreless stretch by Mississippi State (11-12, 4-6), which missed its final 16 shots of the half.

Frazier's late scoring lifts Georgia past Tennessee, 56-53

Tennessee's aggressive zone defense forced Georgia to push the ball inside — which accelerated the Bulldogs' turnover rate. The Vols' defense was especially effective in negating the impact of Frazier, who was scoreless until sinking his first 3-pointer with 10:28 remaining.

NIT to experiment with different rules, 30-second shot clock

The tournament will feature a 30-second shot clock instead of the traditional 35-second clock that has been in play since 1993, with officials examining the effect on the games and taking the data to the men's basketball rules committee for review in May.

Late coaching changes expose flaw in early signing period

A handful of assistant coaches at high-profile programs such as Ohio State and Texas changed jobs less than 24 hours after Wednesday's national signing day, leaving behind the players they recruited.

Mizzou Club Bowling kingpin is serious about the game

Mike Rodgers began bowling when he was 4. Now he's leading Missouri's new club bowling team, which is approaching its first tournament.

Columbia men's basketball beats LU-Belleville 76-64

Behind crisp offense and stifling defense, the No. 15 Cougars beat their conference foe.

 

Stephens basketball downed once again

The Stars women's basketball team dropped to 3-19 with its 63-39 loss to Hannibal-LaGrange.

Missouri offense stymied in 62-49 loss to Alabama

The Crimson Tide didn't score a field goal in the last eight minutes. The team didn't need one, though, as Missouri dropped its eighth straight game.

Charlie Sifford, first black PGA Tour member, remembered for his courage

"His legacy is not about the records he broke, but the barriers he broke," legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus said of fellow Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barrier in golf. Sifford died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Syracuse basketball announces postseason ban for 2015-16

Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Victim's mother told to 'control emotions' during Aaron Hernandez testimony

"I understand this is very emotional for you," the judge told Ursula Ward, the mother of Odin Lloyd who was set to testify for the first time Wednesday. She left the courtroom in tears the two previous days.

Alabama men's basketball star Levi Randolph steps up game academically

Columbia College runner named women's athlete of the week

Junior Lindsey Martin was named the American Midwest Conference indoor track athlete of the week on Tuesday after placing third at the 800-meter race at the Jayhawk Classic.

Columbia men's basketball falls in rankings; women's team drops out

The Columbia College men's basketball team (19-4, 12-3 American Midwest Conference) on Tuesday dropped to No. 15 in the NAIA top-25 rankings, losing two spots after splitting two home games last week.

The women's team (15-7, 11-5 AMC) fell out of the rankings after sitting at No. 24 a week ago. 

Several five-star prospects remain uncommitted with Signing Day looming

This year, several five-star prospects are set to announce where they will attend school on signing day. The Associated Press takes a look at the players expected to produce the most drama and excitement on Wednesday, when college football teams re-stock their shelves with fresh talent.

Andrew Harrison scores 23, No. 1 Kentucky turns back Georgia

Georgia couldn't get the rebounds it needed in the final minutes while Kentucky did. Willie Cauley-Stein came up with one leading to Andrew Harrison's clinching foul shots.

Geno Auriemma reaches 900 wins in rout of Cincinnati

Geno Auriemma needed just 1,034 games to reach 900 wins. His winning percentage of 87.04 is the best in the history of the women's game. He also holds a record nine NCAA titles.

Bill Raftery, Grant Hill will call Final Four for CBS

Bill Raftery and Grant Hill are taking the place of the suspended Greg Anthony for the broadcasts of the NCAA semifinals and national championship game.

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