South Carolina guard TeMarcus Blanton is giving up basketball after struggling with a serious hip injury he suffered before his freshman season. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin says Blanton told him he could not get his body to respond to a level that would allow him to continue playing basketball. Blanton is a 6-foot-5 junior from Locust Grove, Georgia, who hurt his hip during preseason for the 2014-15 season.
The storms have held off and the quarterfinal matches are (nearly) in the books at the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship. Now, it’s time for the semifinals, as top-ranked Arizona State takes on Stanford, which has been to the NCAA final match in each of the last two years, winning it all in 2015, the first year of match play at the NCAA Championship. Stroke-play winner Northwestern will face the winner of Ohio State and USC, which is still going on. Here is a look at the semifinal pairings and starting times (Note: all times Eastern): No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 3 Arizona State Andrea Lee (2) vs. Olivia Mehaffey (32), 2:30 p.m. Albane Valenzuela (21) vs. Monica Vaughn (11), 2:40 p.m.
May 23, 2017 University of Minnesota forward Davonte Fitzgerald was granted a sixth-year of eligibility today from the NCAA. Fitzgerald is now eligible to play for the Gophers in the 2017-18 season and the 2018-19 season. “I am extremely excited and grateful that the NCAA has granted Davonte a sixth year,” said Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino. “He is a terrific member of our basketball program and deserves some good fortune. I am so happy for Davonte and can’t wait to get him back on the court.” The 6-8, 220-pound Fitzgerald transferred from Texas A&M to Minnesota in May 2015 and sat out the 2015-16 season in accordance with NCAA rules. Fitzgerald then missed the entire 2016-17 season at