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Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post
The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.
Stoops' extension worth more than $3M a year
Mark Stoops, who has Kentucky on the cusp of a bowl berth in his second season as coach, has been awarded with a raise and extension that will take him through the 2019 season and pay him an average salary of more than $3.6 million per year.
No. 2 FSU rallies to avoid upset at Louisville
Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.
Spartans QB Cook expects to return in '15
Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.
'Trill' is gone: Allen replaces Hill as A&M QB
The Texas A&M Aggies have made the switch at quarterback, as Kevin Sumlin has benched Kenny Hill in favor of true freshman Kyle Allen, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
FSU gets 9th pledge with McFadden commit
Four-star Class of 2015 cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, from American Heritage High in Plantation, Florida, committed to Florida State on Friday.
NCAA upholds Gurley's 4-game suspension
The NCAA announced Thursday night that its Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee has upheld Georgia running back Todd Gurley's four-game suspension, meaning he'll miss the No. 11 Bulldogs' next two games after sitting out the previous two.
Plea for Sooner accused of striking woman
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon reaches a plea deal to avoid going to trial on the misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury.
Police release emails detailing FSU RB case
Florida State general counsel Carolyn Egan contacted Tallahassee police about social media posts which accused Seminoles running back Karlos Williams of physically assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, according to e-mails released by police on Thursday.
Pa. college forfeits after 5 jailed for assault
Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania have been arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant.
Former Iowa St. coach Stapleton dies at 93
Iowa State says that former Cyclones football coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletic director Clay Stapleton has died.
South Carolina LB Moore out against Vols
South Carolina's leading tackler Skai Moore won't play against Tennessee because of an ankle injury.
Bulldogs, Seminoles top Playoff rankings
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
'Improving' Keiser has more surgery, still in ICU
Penn State safety Ryan Keiser underwent additional surgery on Wednesday to repair a bowel injury he suffered in practice last week.
Utes lose WR Anderson for rest of season
Utah will be without receiver Dres Anderson for the rest of the season as the senior has an undisclosed knee injury, the school announced Wednesday morning.

SI.com - NCAA Football
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Do Division I schools make or lose money on sports?
Do schools make money on sports? That question kicked off the last week of O'Bannon v. NCAA.
Penn. AG: 'Lack of urgency' in Sandusky inquiry
Looking at how Emmert's testimony played
SI.com's Andy Staples breaks down the first day of testimony from NCAA president Mark Emmert in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial.
Eastern Michigan installing gray turf at stadium
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl now sponsored by Bitcoin
Attention College #Football Fans! We are officially the Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl! #btcbowl @BitPay http://t.co/Od8ZNgVMlV— Bitcoin Bowl (@BitcoinBowl) June 18, 2014
The real reason the Big Ten added Maryland and Rutgers -- survival
Why did the Big Ten add Maryland and Rutgers? It's more than about TV money. It's about survival.
Penn State AD Joyner announces plan to retire
Marking His Territory
James Franklin has led a recruiting surge at Penn State. How? By landing the top talent in the region.
Ex-Vandy LB Garnham cross-examined in case
Ten most anticipated nonconference games entering the 2014 season
An early glimpse at the 10 most anticipated nonconference games heading into the 2014 season.

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Football News
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director. (Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress, but Brandon also became a target of disgruntled fans and students. ''This morning I accepted the resignation of athletic director David Brandon,'' school President Mark Schlissel said at a news conference. ''Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, the athletic department and the university community if he moved on to other challenges and allowed the important work of the department and the university to continue without daily distractions.


Kentucky extends Stoops' contract through 2019 (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky head coach Bob Stoops appalauds his team's effort during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Mississippi State won 45-31. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has given coach Mark Stoops another contract extension through the 2019 season in an amended deal that will now pay him a total of $21.75 million.


5 college football players charged in assault (Yahoo Sports)
Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling ''Football strong!'' The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma. The California University of Pennsylvania players attacked Lewis Campbell, 30, of West Chester, as he was trying to stop an argument between his girlfriend and a player at about 2 a.m. Thursday, police said. The university declared later Thursday that its Division II football team would forfeit Saturday's against Gannon University, jeopardizing its best season in three years. ''Behavior has consequences,'' the university's interim president, Geraldine Jones, said in a statement.
No. 4 Auburn-No. 7 Ole Miss: Playoff knockout game (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Auburn's Jonathan Jones (3) intercepts a pass intended for South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland in the end zone during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Mississippi's Senquez Golson and Auburn's Jones have emerged as the Southeastern Conference's top thieves. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Auburn and Mississippi spent the week dismissing their standing in the first College Football Playoff rankings as mostly irrelevant. The fourth-ranked Tigers and seventh-ranked Rebels, both among the initial top four teams, meet Saturday night in what could amount to the first elimination round of the playoffs. ''We're focused solely really on one ranking and that would be on Dec. 7,'' said Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, referring to the final rankings that set up the four-team field. Auburn (6-1, 3-1) is third in the CFP rankings, one spot ahead of the Rebels (7-1, 4-1).


No. 5 Oregon looks to break Stanford's streak (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) takes a snap against San Jose State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. It has become common for teams to line up in shotgun formation on short-yardage plays, forgoing the possibility of a quarterback sneak for the ability to use the entire playbook. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- If the Oregon Ducks want to use two straight losses to Stanford as motivation against the Cardinal this season, then so be it, coach Mark Helfrich said.


Quarterbacks in the spotlight for TCU, WVU matchup (Yahoo Sports)

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) hands off to teammate Wendell Smallwood (4) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. West Virginia won 34-10.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Most improved is a label that certainly fit quarterbacks Clint Trickett of West Virginia and Trevone Boykin of TCU. A year ago, Trickett looked lost at times trying to run the Mountaineers' offense after transferring from Florida State. Boykin was relegated to wide receiver until relieving injured quarterback Casey Pachall. Both Trickett and Boykin ended up throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions as their teams finished 4-8.


Aggies could have new QB for La-Monroe (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyle Allen (10) walks along the sideline during an NCAA college football game against SMU in Dallas. Kenny Hill may be headed for the bench. Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said Tuesday, oct. 28, 2014, that Hill and freshman Kyle Allen have been taking snaps with the first team this week and a starter for Saturday's, Nov. 1, 2014, game against Louisiana-Monroe will be decided later this week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Texas A&M might have a new starting quarterback when the Aggies host Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. ''They've both gotten reps over the last week and will both continue to get reps,'' coach Kevin Sumlin said. The Aggies need a win on Saturday to avoid losing four games in a row for the first time since 2005. Hill beat out Allen in fall camp and got off to a great start, throwing for a school-record 511 yards in the season opener and helping the Aggies to their perfect start.


Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston rolls out to pass late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Tallahassee, Fla. Second-ranked Florida State is the measuring stick Louisville has prepared all season for, and the Cardinals enter Thursday night's ACC game healthy, refreshed and with something to prove. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either. Thanks to another remarkable comeback by the Seminoles and quarterback Jameis Winston, their hopes of competing for a second straight national championship remain intact. Winston threw three touchdown passes to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Fun to watch, wasn't it?'' Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said.


NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension (Yahoo Sports)

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)

The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida. In a statement released Thursday night, the NCAA's student-athlete reinstatement committee denied Georgia's appeal of Gurley's four-game suspension. The NCAA announced the suspension on Wednesday, when it said Gurley accepted more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. Gurley, who already has been held out of two games, will be eligible to return on Nov. 15 against Auburn.


Attorney: Oklahoma RB Mixon accepts probation (Yahoo Sports)
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has accepted one year of probation after being charged with punching a young woman at a restaurant in July. Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay, said Thursday that Mixon entered an Alford plea in which he acknowledged there was likely enough evidence to convict him of misdemeanor assault while still asserting his innocence. Mixon was to go to trial on Jan. 12, but Finlay said Mixon ''does not want to be a further distraction to his family, friends, teammates, and the University of Oklahoma.'' According to court documents, Mixon has agreed to 100 hours of community service, cognitive behavior counseling and payment of court costs. According to a probable cause affidavit released by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office, the alleged victim told police Mixon directed a homosexual slur at her friend and there was an argument.

SI.com - NCAA Basketball
NBA draft: Picking boom or bust prospects
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss three players in the 2014 NBA draft and whether or not they will be a "boom or bust" prospect.
Cincinnati, Cronin agree to new seven-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) - The University of Cincinnati has signed men's basketball coach Mick Cronin to a new seven-year contract.
'Finch' returns to offer candid evaluations on 54 NBA draft prospects
Can Jabari Parker defend? What about Andrew Wiggins' effort level? Six scouts offer their brutally honest evaluations of 54 NBA draft prospects.
Ex-Baylor C Austin has career-ending condition
Who will Cleveland take: Wiggins or Parker?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner debate who the Cleveland Cavaliers should select with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?
O'Bannon v. NCAA: Emmert, Delany take stand
After injury, how far will Kansas' Embiid fall?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger and David Gardner discuss the recent injury to Joel Embiid and how much it will impact where he is selected in the 2014 NBA draft.
NBA draft position rankings: SF
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Conference first-looks: A-10

Yahoo Sports - NCAA Men's Hoops News
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director. (Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress, but Brandon also became a target of disgruntled fans and students. ''This morning I accepted the resignation of athletic director David Brandon,'' school President Mark Schlissel said at a news conference. ''Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, the athletic department and the university community if he moved on to other challenges and allowed the important work of the department and the university to continue without daily distractions.


Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Lexington, Ky. The surprising returns of several starters from last year's NCAA runners-up has given Kentucky a 12-deep roster and created expectations of winning the national title. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald's All-Americans who played for the NCAA title just seven months ago - a team so deep and talented that coach John Calipari is considering a platoon system. Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. ''At the end of the day, you've got to play the games and figure it out.'' Kentucky earned 52 first-place votes from the 65-member panel in landing its fourth preseason No. 1.


Frankamp decides to transfer from No. 5 Kansas (Yahoo Sports)
Conner Frankamp and Kansas seemed like the perfect match, the high-scoring guard and one of the state's top recruits playing for the school that he grew up watching. His departure should help to alleviate a logjam in the backcourt of the fifth-ranked Jayhawks, where an influx of high-profile recruits is competing for playing time. I want to be at a place where I could play a bigger role.'' Jayhawks coach Bill Self said he met with Frankamp and his father, Martin Frankamp, to discuss his future on Wednesday. '' Frankamp, who broke Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis's city scoring record in Wichita, Kansas, played in 27 games as a freshman.
Kentucky set to start season with platoon system (Yahoo Sports)

The Blue squads Trey Lyles, middle, shoots between teammate Karl-Anthony Towns (12) and the White squads Alex Poythress during Kentucky's intrasquad NCAA college basketball scrimmage, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

This year's Kentucky roster is unusually deep even for a program used to having an abundance of talent. Coach John Calipari has been cautious on projections, noting that his newcomers haven't played a game and he's not used to having so many players back for their second and third seasons. Then it becomes, OK, you've got to compete at a higher level.'' Kentucky's returnees say they are ready to take that next step. Their decisions make the Wildcats legitimate title contenders, especially with forwards Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee and 7-footer Dakari Johnson also back.


Florida unlikely to repeat last year's feats (Yahoo Sports)
Florida's record-setting run through the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA tournament last season will be difficult, maybe even impossible, to top. The Gators won a program-best 30 consecutive games, set another mark with 32 straight home wins, became the first team to go 18-0 in the SEC's regular season, swept the league tournament and earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament for the second time. Then again, coach Billy Donovan has one of his more athletic teams, with point guard Kasey Hill, sharp-shooter Michael Frazier II, forward Dorian Finney-Smith and big man Chris Walker returning in bigger roles. How everyone around them progresses might be the key to Florida putting together another successful season.
Beilein says Michigan still has plenty of leaders (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan guard Caris Levert (23), Derrick Walton Jr., (10) and Zak Irvin (21) pose during the men's NCAA college basketball media day in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

When John Beilein first took over at Michigan, he envisioned a roster with plenty of continuity from year to year. We were going to maybe recruit under-the-radar guys who were going to stay for four years, and we'd have these great Senior Nights,'' Beilein said Thursday at media day. It's worked well, but I don't want to tell you that was my plan - to get top-100 guys and they'd be in the pros (after) two years, but it's worked well for everybody.'' Now in his eighth season as Michigan's coach, Beilein is becoming accustomed to early departures. This year, he'll have to replace Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, all of whom left Michigan for the NBA after their sophomore seasons.


Vols have undergone major makeover since Sweet 16 (Yahoo Sports)
Just seven months after playing in the NCAA regional semifinals, Tennessee is being picked to finish near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. Rarely has a team coming off a Sweet 16 appearance been held in such low regard. Then again, this Tennessee team bears only a passing resemblance to the squad that made that postseason run. Tennessee returns only four scholarship players from the team that went 24-13 last season.
Auburn's Pearl aims to bring in wins not just fans (Yahoo Sports)
Bruce Pearl has hobnobbed with the students, courted fans and generally been selling Auburn's basketball program to anyone who would listen. Now comes the real challenge for the Tigers' new coach: Winning. ''I'm not going to be having any fun if we don't win,'' Pearl said. He's won over some Auburn fans, helping the Tigers more than double season ticket sales from last season.
Hawaii fires head basketball coach (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this March 13, 2014, file photo, Hawaii coach Gib Arnold talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cal State Northridge in the Big West Conference men's tournament in Anaheim, Calif. The University of Hawaii announced Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, it has fired basketball coach Gib Arnold and assistant Brandyn Akana. In his first Division I head coaching job, Arnold compiled a record of 72-55 over four years, including 20-11 last year. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Hawaii has fired its head basketball coach a little more than two weeks before its first regular-season game. The university announced Tuesday that it had fired head coach Gib Arnold, who had been with the program for four years in his first Division I head coaching job, and assistant Brandyn Akana. The university earlier this year self-reported a Jan. 9 incident in which ''a men's basketball coach submitted an altered document that was essential for admissions purposes,'' according to information obtained by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. School officials did not list reasons for the dismissals of Arnold and Akana.


Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino answers a question at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday's league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings. Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon while adding a stellar recruiting class led by big man Jahlil Okafor, the preseason pick for rookie of the year.



Yahoo Sports - NCAA Women's Hoops News
Lady Vols' DeShields discusses transfer from UNC (The Associated Press)

Tennessee's Diamond DeShields, left, and Jordan Reynolds pose during college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields says she played much of her freshman season at North Carolina knowing there was a good chance she'd transfer afterward. ''It was pretty early on I really knew that, but I didn't let that stop me,'' said DeShields, who did not say specifically why she wanted to leave Chapel Hill. She set an Atlantic Coast Conference freshman record with 648 points and led North Carolina to a 27-10 record and NCAA regional final appearance in her lone season with the Tar Heels. DeShields, whose mother was an All-America heptathlete at Tennessee, grew up a ''die-hard'' fan of the Lady Vols.


Lauren Hill's 1st game to be streamed nationally (The Associated Press)

Lauren Hill stretches as she practices with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph's season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, to be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill's first college basketball game will be streamed nationally and televised on regional sports networks.


Top 25 celebrates 20th anniversary as writers poll (The Associated Press)

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)

This season marks the 20th anniversary of the AP women's basketball Top 25 poll's shift to voting by writers and broadcasters. Before the 1994-95 season, the poll was determined by coaches and compiled by Mel Greenberg, who started it in 1976. Here's a look at some of the highlights over the past 20 years: STOP THE PRESSES: During the first season of the poll, No. 1 Tennessee was facing second-ranked UConn in an afternoon game on Martin Luther King's birthday. ''We thought why wait a whole another week when the No. 1 team could change later that day,'' said former AP Sports Writer Chuck Schoffner, who was in charge of the Top 25 when it first started as a writers' poll.


Women's hoops community rallies around Lauren Hill (The Associated Press)
Elena Delle Donne had chills when she first heard about Lauren Hill. The WNBA star was brought to tears the more she read about the Mount St. Joseph freshman, who has inoperable brain cancer. Delle Donne will attend Hill's game on Sunday as a fan, moving a speaking engagement to make sure she could be there. ''It's a once in a lifetime thing for her and I want to be there to support her,'' Delle Donne said.
UConn unanimous choice to win American Conference (The Associated Press)

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)

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are used to being picked to win. It's no surprise with three starters returning, including AP Player of the Year Breanna Stewart, that the team was the unanimous choice to win the American Athletic Conference again. In the past 20 seasons since UConn started winning championships, the Huskies haven't been picked as champs only a few times. The Huskies received 10 first-place votes Thursday, with South Florida picking up the other when the preseason poll was released by the conference.


UConn No. 1 again in women's preseason poll (The 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.
UConn unanimous No. 1 in preseason women's hoops (The Associated Press)

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)

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. 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. ''It's nice when people are talking about your program and we like that feeling.'' UConn has won its last 46 games, including going 40-0 en route to a ninth national championship last April.




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