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Interim coaches for bowl games are in tough spot

LINCOLN, Neb. - Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska's interim head coach.
Big Ten West setting up for wild finish

There's high drama in the Big Ten West. Four of the seven teams are still alive in the division race with two weeks to go and, by chance, the November schedule set up as a round-robin for the contenders.
Teams are taking advantage of tracker in practice that monitor physical output

Teams are using a tracking device that relays biomechanical data to a laptop in real time that shows if a player is overexerting himself and at greater risk for injury.
Vanderbilt wins College World Series over Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. - John Norwood's home run in the top of the eighth inning gave Vanderbilt the lead, and the Commodores beat Virginia 3-2 for their first national championship.
Tobacco use still high among college players

The death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who battled oral cancer believed to be connected to long use of chewing tobacco, has led to calls for players to stop using the substance.
Mississippi ousts Texas Tech at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - Pinch hitter John Gatlin's single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Mississippi a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday.
Vanderbilt tops Louisville in CWS game

OMAHA, Neb. - Dansby Swanson doubled in two runs and Adam Ravenelle pitched 2 1-3 innings of shutout relief to help Vanderbilt beat Louisville 5-3 in the College World Series.
Feelings on parity in college baseball are mixed

OMAHA, Neb. - College baseball has become an equal-opportunity sport. Whether it has evolved or devolved is a matter of opinion.
Texas wins elimination game against Louisville

Parker French and Travis Duke limited the Cardinals to four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three consecutive innings to win 4-1 in an elimination game.
Virginia wins marathon College World Series game over Texas Christian

Daniel Pinero's sacrifice fly scored pinch runner Thomas Woodruff in the bottom of the 15th to give Virginia a 3-2 victory Tuesday night over Texas Christian University.