WCWS gets NCAA OK to expand to 9-day event

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. The Women’s College World Series will expand to a nine-day event beginning in 2022, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The event’s expansion by two days eliminates the need for doubleheaders for teams that lose on the first day of the tournament. Teams that advance to the finals will also […]

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Miss. St. eliminates Texas en route to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. — Tanner Leggett’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored the tiebreaking run, and Mississippi State advanced to the College World Series finals with a 4-3 victory over Texas on Saturday night. The No. 7-seeded Bulldogs (48-17) reached the finals for the first time since 2013, when they were runners-up to UCLA. Mississippi State will play […]

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King first woman hired as Duke athletic director

College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Duke is promoting Nina King to be its next athletic director, the school announced Wednesday. King, who joined Duke’s athletic department in September 2008 and serves as senior deputy director of athletics, will replace Kevin White, who is retiring Sept. 1 after 13 years at the school. She will […]

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7 sue NCAA, allege negligence in sexual assaults

Data analyst and reporter for ESPN’s Enterprise and Investigative Unit. Winner, 2014 Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award; finalist, 2012 IRE broadcast award; winner, 2011 Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism; Emmy nominated, 2009. Seven women, including three female athletes, are suing the NCAA, alleging the organization failed to protect them from alleged sexual assaults by male college […]

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