Courtesy of Green Bay Athletics
2dGraham Hays

Green Bay takes over top spot in espnW mid-major rankings

Thought we were done talking about a 1-vs.-2 showdown? Not so fast. Green Bay and South Dakota State, the top teams in espnW's mid-major poll, clash Friday. Five new teams joined the top 10.

USA TODAY Sports, AP Photo
3dRiley Foreman & Meghan O'Donnell

Connecticut, Notre Dame meet in top-two matchup

UConn takes an impressive win streak to South Bend, where Notre Dame loves ending winning streaks. A look at this 1-vs.-2 rivalry.

Duke upsets No. 3 South Carolina (0:43)
Louisville coach rants about participation trophies (2:19)
Courtesy Drexel Athletics
17dGraham Hays

Drexel makes debut in mid-major poll

South Dakota State remains on top, but Gonzaga jumps six spots to No. 2 after its first win in program history over Stanford. Drexel, which upset Syracuse, and three other teams join the top 10.

Phil Sears/AP Photo

NCAA explores tweaks to women's hoops tourney

According to a survey obtained by the AP, the women's basketball oversight committee is exploring ways to change the format of the NCAA tournament, including moving the Final Four back a week.

South Carolina has no problems with Maine (0:43)
Courtesy Tennessee

The making of Tennessee's top-ranked class

Anastasia Hayes was the first 2017 star to commit to Tennessee. After timely texts and chocolate milk, Kasiyahna Kushkituah, Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis followed to form the No. 1 class.

Coates scores 28 points in South Carolina's win (0:49)
Samuelson's deep shooting leads UConn past LSU (0:57)
NIU's Lehman scores 48 in 2OT win (0:46)


Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Minnesota volleyball beats Missouri 3-1. Gophers just have so much depth; Big Ten POY Sarah Wilhite led five in double-figure kills with 16.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Minnesota volleyball has 2-1 set lead against Missouri, on ESPN3. To be followed by the day's finale: UCLA-North Carolina in Minneapolis.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

How competitive have volleyball regional semis been so far? Four of six have gone 5 sets, one 4-setter, one sweep. Two matches left.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Creighton soph Jaali Winters gets 21 kills, 25 digs. Battle Saturday between her and Texas freshman Micaya White, who had 24 and 20 Friday.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Creighton has defeated Northern Iowa, No. 5 seed Kansas, and No. 12 seed Michigan. Next is No. 4 seed Texas, which went 5 sets to beat BYU.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Marathon women: Creighton volleyball wins third consecutive 5-set match in NCAA tournament, beats Michigan for first-ever Elite 8 berth.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

So far, all three host schools go five sets to win their volleyball regional semi. How will No. 2 Minnesota do tonight vs. Missouri?

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Texas volleyball had 2 match points in 3rd set, then had to fight off BYU's 2 match points in the 5th set. Longhorns into regional final.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Rollercoaster: Texas volleyball, one point from a sweep over BYU, pushed to 5 sets. Falls behind 5-0, then 10-5 ... rallies to win 16-14.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

No. 1 seed Nebraska and No. 3 Wisconsin both went five sets in their volleyball regional semifinals; now No. 4 Texas is, too.