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Michigan State men’s hockey player Jagger Joshua alleges opponent used racial slur

Joshua, who is Black, alleged an Ohio State player directed a racial slur at him multiple times during a game on Nov. 11.

college football

No change among the top four teams in College Football Playoff rankings

LSU moved up to fifth and Southern California was sixth, behind Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU.

colleges

Jury rules NCAA not to blame in death of former Southern Cal football player Matthew Gee

In the first to reach a jury among hundreds of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA, Gee's widow said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death.

women's college basketball notebook

For proof that women’s college basketball is going global, look no further than Massachusetts campuses

Eight of the nine Division 1 programs in Massachusetts have at least one player who grew up in another country.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

A lofty plan by a dad and his daughter produced Brown’s Olivia Pichardo, the first woman on a Division 1 baseball roster

Pichardo reached out to coach Grant Achilles before she arrived on campus and asked for the opportunity to try out for the team.

men's college basketball notebook

Nigeria’s Justice Ajogbor has found another home with Harvard men’s basketball

A foster family in North Carolina steered Ajogbor onto a good track after he lost his parents at a young age.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Holy Cross, New Hampshire could be headed for second-round showdown in FCS playoffs

The Crusaders (11-0) earned a No. 8 seed in the 24-team field and will host the winner of New Hampshire and Fordham at noon on Dec. 3

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

USC moves into AP Top 5 for first time in five years after beating UCLA, Georgia remains at No. 1

The last time USC was ranked in the top five was September of 2017, when it started at No. 4 but spent most of the season ranked in the teens before finishing 12th.