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College Football: Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

MIAMI — Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four.

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No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

TUCSON — Arizona coach Sean Miller has seen his second-ranked Wildcats start the year with three easy wins and guard Allonzo Trier put up big numbers seemingly with ease.

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Rivalry Week: No. 14 Washington State brings improved defense into Apple Cup

Washington State has been turning heads with its offense for years and this season the defense has been doing the same.

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Rivalry Week: Pac-12 North comes down to the Apple Cup

It’s the final week of the regular season for the Pac-12, which usually means a bit of bedlam. The league hasn’t disappointed this season, with two coaching vacancies already, along with some uncertainty atop the North.

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Amid athletic department turmoil, Souers to remain NAU football coach

In a move to ensure stability for the Northern Arizona University football program, as well as consistency for current and potential student athletes, Jerome Souers will continue to serve as head football coach and defensive coordinator Andy Thompson will be promoted to associate head coach.

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NAU football to host San Diego in 1st-round playoff tilt

FLAGSTAFF ­— The Northern Arizona football team has earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA FCS Football Playoffs and will host the University of San Diego in a 6 p.m. kickoff at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on Saturday, Nov. 25.

College Basketball: ASU's Holder scores career high 35 points

Sun Devils improve to 4-0 with blowout victory

TEMPE — Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley made sure to touch hands with his point guard, Tra Holder, at the end of Sunday’s game. In case, Hurley said he felt like taking a few shots in the gym himself.

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Nationals: Tyler repeats as soccer champions

Apaches win 6th title in past 9 years under coach Clements

Go ahead. You can say it now. Tyler Junior College’s men’s soccer program from Tyler, Texas, has reached dynasty status.

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Richard, Wilkins lead ASU past Oregon State, 40-24

Coach: ‘Our guys were laser-focused, dialed-in’

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Making a bowl game isn’t the ultimate goal for Arizona State, but it’s an important accomplishment for recruiting and players have become accustomed to the postseason, coach Todd Graham said.

Southern Utah beats NAU for Big Sky title

CEDAR CITY, Utah —Jay Green ran in three touchdowns, Patrick Tyler carried in two more and Southern Utah clinched the Big Sky Conference title with a 48-20 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.

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Herbert returns, Oregon beats Arizona 48-28

EUGENE, Ore. — Royce Freeman ran for four touchdowns and Oregon got a boost from the return of starting quarterback Justin Herbert for a 48-28 victory over Arizona on Saturday night.

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Nationals: Martinson’s 2 second-half goals propels Eagles past Drovers, 3-1

Embry-Riddle advances to 2nd round of nationals for 1st time

Trailing 1-0 midway through the second half, Riley Martinson’s fancy footwork was too much for the University of Science & Arts’ defense to handle as she scored back-to-back goals for the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team in a 3-1 win Saturday night.

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Nationals: Eagles advance after 3-1 win over Mobile

Yoder records 14 kills, leads Embry-Riddle to 1st nationals victory

Reigning Cal-Pac Player of the Year Jalin Yoder had 14 kills and 14 digs, Audrey Baldwin added 46 assists and the Embry-Riddle volleyball team won the program’s first national tournament match with a 3-1 victory over the University of Mobile on Saturday night.

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Heartbreaker: Valiant comeback falls short in OT, Roughriders lose in national semifinals

The older guard may have officially passed the baton to the newer guard on a chilly, overcast Friday afternoon at Mountain Valley Park as Yavapai College’s soccer team succumbed to Tyler Junior College of Texas in the NJCAA national semifinals.

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College Basketball: White's 25 leads ASU past NAU 97-62

TEMPE — The results of Romello White's first two college basketball games have surprised even him.

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CFB Saturday Preview: Herbert could be back for Ducks against Arizona

EUGENE, Ore. — Quarterback Justin Herbert appears poised to return from a broken collarbone but so far there’s no definitive word from Oregon.

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CFB Saturday Preview: ASU looks to become bowl eligible

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Arizona State coach Todd Graham said he isn’t necessarily feeling end-of-season pressure to get bowl eligible, but he’d like for his seniors to go out with a postseason.

Flowers throws 2 TD passes, No. 23 USF holds off Tulsa

TAMPA, Fla. — No. 23 South Florida can finally look ahead to a much-anticipated showdown with No. 14 UCF.

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College Hoops Roundup: Florida’s balance defeats North Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Behind a balanced effort and six double-figure scorers, No. 8 Florida dominated the visiting North Florida Ospreys 108-68 on Thursday night.

Trier scores 28 to pace Wildcats past CS-Bakersfield

TUCSON — Allonzo Trier made eight of nine shots, including all three 3-point attempts, for 28 points and No. 3 Arizona coasted to its third straight victory, 91-59 over Cal State-Bakersfield on Thursday night.

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Roughriders rout rival Mercer 7-2, advance to national semifinals

Yavapai-Tyler matchup set for Friday; Pima advances

In their 10th all-time meeting since 1990, Yavapai College and Mercer County Community College of New Jersey’s soccer teams met on Wednesday to determine which club from Pool C would advance to the 2017 NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament semifinals.

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Scheduling remains contentious issue in Pac-12 football

With Washington’s loss and the Pac-12’s chances of having a representative in the College Football Playoff all but eliminated, there’s been a lot of attention on the league’s scheduling and whether it hurts the teams it is meant to showcase.

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Embry-Riddle hoops shocks the world, upsets NAU 82-70

Bradshaw Mountain product Gilbert Ibarra scores 20 points, Eagles surprise Lumberjacks

Gilbert Ibarra scored 20 points on 8 of 17 shooting from the field in 22 minutes off the bench, Nick Johnson grabbed 14 rebounds and the Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team pulled off the upset of the century with an 82-70 win over in-state rival Northern Arizona on Monday night.

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Statement Made: Roughriders roll past Waubonsee in 9-0 to open nationals

On an opening day in which each of the Top 4 seeds in the 2017 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament pitched shutouts, third-seeded Yavapai College and its high-powered attack made the most convincing statement.

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Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25

Michigan State at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Arizona

Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ first regular-season poll of 2017-18.