Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray won the SEC defensive lineman of the week for the second time in three weeks. He had career-highs in tackles (eight) and sacks (two) in a comeback win at South Carolina.
Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a "serious lack of communication" led to wobbly quarterback Shane Morris playing Saturday against Minnesota when he should have been pulled for his own safety.
Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort "astounding," "specious" and a "blatant violation" of an earlier court order.
Royals fans were invited to Kauffman Stadium on Monday for a chance to watch the Royals take batting practice, and to hear from Royals management and players, on the day before the team's first postseason appearance in 29 years.
Although Wisconsin's potent offense eventually has shifted into gear during three consecutive victories, the 17th-ranked Badgers may not be able to wait until the second half to get going when they open their Big Ten schedule at Northwestern.
Kentucky has suspended four freshmen for Saturday night's SEC game against South Carolina for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on campus. No one was injured Sunday night, but police issued an alert advising people to stay indoors on the Lexington campus as they investigated.
Video shown in court Monday depicted the chaotic scene of a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man, with the victims falling and struggling on the ground as partygoers scattered amid the crack of gunfire.
Charlie Weis is no longer the football coach at Kansas, but he remained a major topic of conversation during the Big 12’s weekly coaches teleconference Monday. “It’s really unfortunate that it is so soon,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “You are not even halfway through the year. You wonder why it has to be that soon instead of giving a guy more of an opportunity to get things right. That is just how it goes in today’s world.”
Kansas State senior receiver Tyler Lockett won Big 12 special-teams player of the week honors Monday following his big game against Texas-El Paso. Lockett returned five punts for 143 yards and a touchdown against UTEP, adding 29 yards on two kick returns and 84 yards on four catches.
On Sunday, KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said the bulk of his search for a new football coach could come during the second half of the season. For now, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will get an extended audition as interim coach. But here are some other names to know as Kansas picks its other candidates:
After leading touchdown drives on nine of his last 10 series in a backup role, LSU freshman quarterback Brandon Harris is slated to make his first start in the 15th-ranked Tigers' first Southeastern Conference road game of the season at No. 5 Auburn this Saturday.