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Montell_Cozart.jpgStop the presses, because Charlie Weis, the big man on campus (we're not sure there is anyone bigger on the campus in Lawrence, Kansas) announced this morning that sophomore Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks' starting quarterback.

Mohegan_Sun.jpgWhether the observation that was made on the AAC Blog earlier this week is accurate or not, it sure seems like you need to win something for the American Athletic Conference on the national stage if you want to host a conference tournament. It also helps when you have plenty of slots and poker tables close by, cause nothing screams family fun like casino arenas. Mike Aresco announced today that the American Athletic Conference has awarded the 2015 American Women's Basketball Championship to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Pack_HoF.jpgJack McDowall, named the top student-athlete in the first half-century of NC State athletics after earning 11 varsity letters in four sports, is among the 10 members selected for the third class of the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of three posthumous 2014 inductees into the hall, which was created in 2012 with an inaugural 10-member class and will now have a total of 30 members.

Washington_Baseball.jpgThe Huskies (25-7-1, 12-3) have yet to lose a Conference series in 2014 as they recorded a second-straight home series win after taking two out of three over Stanford. With the wins, UW continues to sit alone at the top of the Conference standings with a 12-3 record, but Oregon State is just one game back. Since consecutive losses on Feb. 21-22, the Huskies have gone 24-3.

Ole_Miss_Basketball.jpgOle Miss headlines an eight-team field that includes Cincinnati, Creighton and Middle Tennessee in the inaugural 2014 Emerald Coast Classic, presented by Global Sports. North Carolina Central, Eastern Illinois, Northern Arizona and Southern are also competing in the tournament.

Jabari_Parker.jpgJabari Parker, the star freshman forward for the Duke Blue Devils, was named the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player Award at the Duke men's basketball program's annual banquet and awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Oregon_State_Basketball.jpgOregon State men's basketball head coach Craig Robinson announced Wednesday that power forward Cameron Oliver has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2014-15 season.

Temple_Baseball.jpgThe Temple Owls are on the road today as TU faces Connecticut in some Thursday American Athletic Conference action. The Owls will go up against the Huskies today at 3 p.m., then again on Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m. and finish things off Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. All games will be played at J.O. Christian Field in Storrs, Conn. The Owls, under third-year head coach Ryan Wheeler, stand 10-18 overall and 5-7 in American Athletic Conference play.

Baylor_Tennis.jpgWith a 5-2 win over in-state rival Texas, the Baylor Bears have clinched at least a share of the 2014 Big 12 regular season title. The Bears sit at 4-1 in conference play. After upending the seventh-ranked Longhorns, Baylor now sits at 21-6 on the season. The Bears have won 13 of their last 14 matches. Baylor finished its home schedule with a perfect 15-0 record in Waco.

Steve_Alford_UCLA.jpgThe UCLA men's basketball program has received a signed National Letter of Intent from Jonah Bolden during the spring signing period, it was announced today by head coach Steve Alford. Bolden, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound guard/forward from Sydney, Australia, joins 6-foot-9 forward Kevon Looney, 7-foot center Thomas Welsh and 6-foot-10 forward Gyorgy Goloman in committing to the Bruins.

Miami_Canes_pitching.jpgThe Miami Hurricanes extended the nation's longest winning streak to 13 consecutive games Wednesday night, toppling the visiting FAU Owls 2-1 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. With its fifth straight home victory, Miami improved to 7-3 in its last 10 games against the Owls. The winning streak is Miami's longest since a 14-game stretch in 2008, as the Hurricanes avenged a 5-2 loss to FAU in the first game of the season series back on Feb. 19.

Kansas_State.jpgKansas State athletic director John Currie announced Wednesday that head coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2019 academic year to continue his leadership of the Kansas State men's basketball program. The additional year to his current contract secures Weber's services through April 30, 2019.

Cincinnati_Baseball.jpgThe UC Bearcats are leaving the Queen City and heading north to Piscataway so they can face the Scarlet Knights in a three game series of American Athletic Conference baseball. The first game will be played today in order to free both teams up for the Easter holiday on Sunday rather than the usual Friday, Saturday and Sunday series rotations we're used to seeing.

Jalen_Whitlow.jpgQuarterback Jalen Whitlow has decided to transfer from the University of Kentucky, Coach Mark Stoops confirmed yesterday. "We respect Jalen and his decision as we want the best for him," Stoops said. "I thank Jalen for his contributions to the team during his time at Kentucky. I want everyone to understand how hard he has worked and the effort he has given since our staff has been here."

Tennis squads from The American will gather this weekend for the 2014 conference championships. The men's tournament will be hosted by Memphis at The Racquet Club of Memphis, while USF will host the women's championship at its Varsity Courts. The winners of the conference championships will receive the league's automatic bids to the NCAA Team Championships.

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