College Sports Archive

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    South Carolina pulled off a big upset of Florida, but goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo avoiding a major injury might have been the bigger win for the Gamecocks, as Graham Hays details in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.

    Oct 20 4:13 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Nicole Dennion Using Soccer Fearlessness To Win Against Cancer

    Last November, Elon University's Nicole Dennion was named conference player of the year. Two months later, she was diagnosed with bone cancer that she's been battling since. But she's circling the days until she can get back with her team. And she will.

    Oct 17 12:24 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: BYU's Ashley Hatch

    After recording a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Portland and an assist in a win against Gonzaga, both teams previously unbeaten in WCC play, BYU sophomore forward Ashley Hatch nabbed our weekly honor.

    Oct 15 1:44 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    UCLA is still the team to beat in the NCAA, but Rutgers made the most noise over the weekend. Graham Hays details the Scarlet Knights' upset over perennial power Penn State in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.

    Oct 13 11:52 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Michigan's Nicky Waldeck

    After scoring four goals in two victories that kept Michigan within a game of Penn State at the top of the Big Ten, sophomore Nicky Waldeck nabbed our weekly honor.

    Oct 8 11:39 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    No Morgan Brian for the rest of October? No problem for Virginia, which has found a way to win while its star helps the U.S. national team. Graham Hays details the Cavaliers' game plan in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.

    Oct 6 1:10 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Since Losing Mom, Journey Of Renewal For Kentucky's Arin Gilliland

    After losing her mother to cancer, it was a question whether Kentucky's Arin Gilliland would ever take the soccer field again. But after some reflection, she realized it was the only thing her mom would have wanted. And she has seen the signs to prove it.

    Oct 3 4:22 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Notre Dame's Katie Naughton

    Notre Dame has become almost impossible to score against on the road (ask No. 2 Virginia Tech), and a main reason is junior defender Katie Naughton, who nabbed our weekly honor.

    Oct 1 1:29 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Cause of fatal bus collision with truck unknown

    Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention was the cause of a highway collision that killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team.

    Sep 29 6:28 PM ET

  • Four dead after truck hits college softball bus

    A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

    Sep 27 6:44 PM ET

  • College Soccer Stars Transition From Scoring Goals To Stopping Them

    When Florida State and Virginia meet on Sunday, former high-scoring players like the Seminoles' Kristin Grubka and the Cavaliers' Emily Sonnett, who have transitioned to the back line, could hold the key to the game.

    Sep 26 9:22 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Illinois' Jannelle Flaws

    After scoring all five goals in wins against Indiana and Purdue to help Illinois match its best-ever start through 10 games, fifth-year senior Jannelle Flaws nabbed our weekly honor.

    Sep 24 11:09 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Florida State celebrated an international homecoming week and Cal Poly's Elise Krieghoff put on a five-star scoring display. Meanwhile, Rutgers showed it will be a pain to play in the Big Ten.

    Sep 22 3:42 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Texas Tech's Janine Beckie

    After scoring two game-winning goals to keep to keep No. 7 Texas Tech unbeaten, junior forward Janine Beckie nabbed our weekly honor.

    Sep 17 1:19 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Stanford still hasn't allowed a goal, while Virginia continues to roll without its star. Graham Hays details their winning ways in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.

    Sep 15 2:52 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Portland Soccer Is One Of A Kind, But Can It Last?

    No other women's soccer program can match the culture at the University of Portland, but the days of the small-conference Pilots competing for national championships may be receding into the past.

    Sep 12 3:01 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Ex-Clemson soccer player files hazing lawsuit

    An ex-Clemson women's soccer player has sued Tigers coach Eddie Radwanski, his assistants and several former teammates for a 2011 hazing ritual in which she says she was blindfolded and ran into a brick wall at the team's playing field.

    Sep 11 2:02 PM ET

  • Gophers' Kessel (concussion) out for season

    U.S. Olympian Amanda Kessel will not play for the Minnesota Gophers this season due to concussion symptoms that came as a result of injuries she sustained with the U.S. women's national team.

    Sep 10 3:24 PM ET

  • espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Wisconsin's Kinley McNicoll

    Midfielder Kinley McNicoll's apparently caffeine-fueled scoring binge in the Pacific Northwest helped undefeated Wisconsin establish itself as a Big Ten contender.

    Sep 10 11:56 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Don't worry about a College Cup hangover for Virginia Tech. The year after the Hokies' breakthrough, they are scoring too many goals and having too much fun for that.

    Sep 8 1:41 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Syracuse suspends soccer player for racial slur

    Syracuse has suspended a women's soccer player for using a homophobic and racial slur.

    Sep 8 11:36 AM ET

  • Penn State's 'Rocky' Rodriguez A Champion For Costa Rican Girls

    Penn State's Raquel "Rocky" Rodriguez joined in Costa Rica's joy during the World Cup run of its men's team, but she wants women and girls to have their own place in her country's passionate soccer culture.

    Sep 4 7:14 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • AD resigns after remarks about player's mom

    Arkansas-Little Rock athletic director Chris Peterson has resigned after making inappropriate comments about a player's mother during a live webcast of a women's soccer game.

    Sep 4 6:56 AM ET

  • NCAA Soccer: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Stanford is off to a terrific start, but Tennessee's concern for head injuries earns Graham Hays' highest praise in our season-opening five things you need to know about soccer.

    Sep 2 2:15 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Time Is Right For New Notre Dame Soccer Coach Theresa Romagnolo

    Yes, having two young daughters, including a newborn, complicates things, but new Notre Dame soccer coach Theresa Romagnolo couldn't pass up the chance to become one of the too-few women heading a major college program.

    Aug 26 4:23 PM ET | By Graham Hays