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UNDATED (AP) — No. 5 Auburn and No. 7 San Diego State face tough tests this week while trying to remain Division I's only undefeated teams. The Tigers face Vanderbilt and high-scoring Aaron Nesmith before taking on Georgia and star freshman Anthony Edwards. The Aztecs face what may be the toughest road trip in the Mountain West with games against Wyoming and Boise State. It's also a big week in the Big 12 with three games between ranked opponents.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is finally on a bit of a roll. Cassius Winston scored 32 points with nine assists to lift the Spartans over rival Michigan 87-69 over the weekend. On Monday, the Spartans moved up six spots to No. 8 in the AP poll. Michigan moved down seven spots to No. 19. Michigan State was the nation's top-ranked team in the preseason poll, but the Spartans lost to Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Duke. Now, Michigan State is the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.
UNDATED (AP) — About two-thirds of Americans support college athletes being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for the NCAA allowing college athletes to cash in on their names, images and likenesses is especially high among young adults, as well as black Americans and Hispanics. NCAA officials and college sports leaders are now trying to sort out how to make it work.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top receiver is joining its top running back and leaving for the NFL. Quintez Cephus is skpping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The announcement came Monday, three days after record-setting junior tailback Jonathan Taylor announced his decision to enter the draft. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Cephus led Wisconsin in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions in 2019.
UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga, Duke and Kansas remain atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Bulldogs received 54 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel. The Blue Devils had nine first-place votes and the Jayhawks two. No. 4 Baylor moved into the top five for the first time in three years and undefeated Auburn rose to No. 5. Butler climbed five spots to No. 6 for the program's highest ranking ever. San Diego State is the only other undefeated Division I team. The Aztecs jumped six spots to No. 7. Michigan State, Oregon and Florida State round out the top 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn cruised to two more conference wins and remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll to start off 2020. The Huskies received 19 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel to stay ahead of second-ranked Oregon. The Ducks got seven first-place votes, picking up two from Oregon State, which got three. The Beavers were third and followed again by South Carolina, Stanford and Baylor. Louisville, UCLA, North Carolina State and Texas A&M round out the top 10. South Dakota, Michigan and Princeton entered the women's Top 25 while Miami, Minnesota and Texas fell out.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has added another assistant with New Jersey ties. The Scarlet Knights have hired Andrew Aurich as their offensive line coach. A Princeton graduate in 2006, Aurich has worked with both Schiano and new offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson. Aurich worked with Schiano at Rutgers in 2009 and ’10 and joined him in Tampa Bay for the ’12 season with the Buccaneers. Aurich also has worked eight seasons at Princeton, including six with Gleeson. Aurich spent this past season as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Ali Patberg scored 19 points, Mackenzie Holmes had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 12 Indiana beat Illinois 83-42 for its ninth straight victory in the series. Grace Berger added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for Indiana, which shot 52% overall. Indiana entered as the nation's sixth leading shooting team at 48.7% from the floor. Patberg scored 13 points in the first half, including a driving layup just before the halftime buzzer, and Indiana led 43-19. The Hoosiers shot 50% from the field and outrebounded the Illini 25-11. Brandi Beasley led Illinois with 11 points.
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