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G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:05 PM
     November brings the return of basketball to college campuses across the country, and there is a lot to look forward to Tuesday. On the men's side, No. 9 Duke and No. 10 Kentucky will start the season against each other in an AP top-10 matchup, along with ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:12 PM
     AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Chris Beard era of Texas Longhorns basketball officially begins Tuesday night against Houston Baptist. Beard rapidly transformed the Longhorns roster in his seven months on campus since taking over for Shaka Smart.


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:49 PM
     After watching tape of Monday night's 29-27 loss to the Steelers, Bears coach Matt Nagy discussed three things that stood out to him in the game: (1) Nagy praised quarterback Justin Fields for the late touchdown drive he engineered, a special throw ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:16 PM
     In his first start against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jordan Love did not make enough throws to win the ball game, but head coach Matt LaFleur and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have both since sang praises for Love in the aftermath of the loss.


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:06 PM
     After he was officially released Monday, Beckham was eligible to be grabbed by the other 31 teams, but none wanted to put in a waiver claim and pick up his renegotiated contract of $7.25 million by Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:39 PM
     AUBURN, Ala. – Looking to continue momentum following an historic program victory at Texas A&M, Auburn volleyball (13-10, 5-8 SEC) return to Auburn Arena Wednesday evening to host South Carolina (13-11, 5-9 SEC) in the program's annual Military ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:33 PM
     AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn swimming and diving program had five former swimmers recognized as part of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) 100 Greatest Swimmers and Divers, the organization announced Tuesday.


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:19 PM
     UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men's soccer team, under fourth-year head coach Jeff Cook , continues its postseason run in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 as it's set to host Michigan at Jeffrey Field in the semifinals.


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:01 PM
     True freshman WR Xavier Worthy leads all FBS freshman with 679 receiving yards and 75.4 receiving yards per game. PHILADELPHIA – Texas Football true freshman wide receiver Xavier Worthy has been named to the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:14 PM
     NORMAN – Oklahoma wrestling's Tony Madrigal has earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. It is the first Big 12 weekly accolade for the senior from Oak Park, Ill. who won five matches en ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:03 PM
     NORMAN — Oklahoma true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams has been named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced Tuesday. Williams is one of two freshmen among the 20 semifinalists (the ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:02 PM
     He is 169 of 268 for 2,408 passing yards with 20 touchdown passes and has rushed for 698 yards and eight touchdowns. Howell's 698 rushing yards rank second nationally among quarterbacks, trailing only Liberty's Malik Willis (755).


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:50 PM
     Hooks, who has already been named to the 2021-22 preseason Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Watch List, returns to the Bobcats after yet another strong season in 2020-21. Last year, Hooks averaged a MAC-best 25.1 points and a team-high 6.6 ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:37 PM
     That number is an average of the top 125 salaries in Major League Baseball and there are draft pick implications when signing a player who rejected his qualifying offer. So far, four of the 14 players have reportedly rejected it: Nick Castellanos, ...


G-Alt sports Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:01 PM
     The former first-round draft pick, who was traded from New York to Carolina this offseason, completed just 16 of 33 pass attempts for 172 yards as well as three interceptions. The Panthers went on to lose the game with a final score of 24-6.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:44 PM
     Ochai Agbaji scored 29 points for the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in their 87-74 win over the Michigan State Spartans.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:09 PM
     Montez Mathis grabbed a one-handed steal for St. John's on Tuesday night and banked a layup that gave the Red Storm a 35-11 lead over Mississippi Valley State.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:58 PM
     The Huskies brought home the victory to their packed stadium in their season opener. Adama Sanogo led UConn with 20 points, and R.J. Cole with 15 and Tyrese Martin with 14.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:44 PM
     Providence Friars center Nate Watson found the hoop through the Fairfield Stags' defense for the two-handed dunk.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:39 PM
     Zed Key scored the game-winning layup as the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Akron Zips 67-66 in their first game of the season.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:27 PM
     Raw and SmackDown are ready for battle, as the best of the red and blue brands face off on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT streaming on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:14 PM
     Simas Lukosious sunk a three point jump shot assisted by Chuck Harris to start off the second half of the Butler Bulldogs' season opener against the IUPIU Jaguars on Tuesday night, bringing Butler's lead to 32-19.


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8:00 PM
     The Villanova Wildcats dominated the Mount St. Mary Mountaineers in the 2021-2022 season opener, 91-51


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:52 PM
     Providence Friars center Nate Watson positioned himself under the hoop for the go-ahead slam dunk against the Fairfield Stags, 30-28


FOX Sports Digital Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:04 PM
     Within seconds of each other, Jalen Gaffney and R.J. Cole make three-point jump shots for the UConn Huskies to extend their lead over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 32-14.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:30 PM
     West Ham and Southampton want to sign England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on a free transfer from West Brom next summer.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:00 PM
     Sam Underhill insists choosing to be fully vaccinated was an easy decision to make as he predicts Covid will continue to cast a shadow over rugby for the foreseeable future.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:23 PM
     British No 1 Emma Raducanu has confirmed that her new coach will be Angelique Kerber's long-time mentor Torben Beltz.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:06 PM
     Jonas Eidevall believes Arsenal Women have a strong enough squad to fight on all fronts this season but admitted it is hard work to keep the focus from game to game.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:31 PM
     Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Arsene Wenger was his inspiration to become a football manager and has invited the Frenchman to take up a role at the club again.


SkySports | News Tuesday, November 9, 2021 3:07 PM
     Emma Raducanu exited the Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the hands of impressive Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu to bring the curtain down on her breakthrough season.


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College Basketball Is BACK

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College Basketball Returns with Kansas vs. Michigan State, Duke vs. Kentucky

Kevin Sweeney

Plus, a top-5 battle in women's hoops and the struggling Bucks look to right the ship.

It's officially college basketball season! We add a new sport to the mix tonight with the return of college hoops, and the slate tonight on both the men's and women's sides looks fantastic. The return of student sections and packed gyms will be a beautiful sight.

Also worth watching tonight: Giannis and the Bucks trying to get out of an early-season skid and perhaps the NHL's best team in action against the defending champs.

Here's what I'm watching today.

MUST WATCH

Men's College Basketball: Kentucky vs. Duke

Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal/USA Today Network

The two biggest brands in men's college basketball are facing off at Madison Square Garden. Is there a better way to kick off the new season?

Both teams are coming off historically bad seasons, at least by their program's standard: Kentucky finished with its worst record since the 1920s, and Duke missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 25 years. That said, John Calipari and Coach K have built extremely talented rosters for 2021–22, and there's a reason SI has both teams picked to win their respective conferences. Each squad will rely on a key freshman: Duke's Paolo Banchero looks primed to come off the board first in next year's NBA draft and Kentucky's TyTy Washington has earned rave reviews all summer and fall.

9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV

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  • MBB: Michigan State vs. Kansas | The other Champions Classic showdown features SI's No. 3 and No. 33 teams in the country. Both teams have transfer PGs that will define their ceilings: Kansas adds Arizona State import Remy Martin to run the show, while Michigan State turns to Tyson Walker (Northeastern). 7 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV
  • Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning | After a 9–0 start, the Hurricanes finally lost Saturday in a 5–2 defeat to the Panthers. Still, Carolina's start to the season has been impressive and a road test against the two-time defending Stanley Cup winners should be fun to watch. 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
  • Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers | SI's Chris Mannix has the Bucks as the No. 15 team in the NBA in his latest power rankings, as a 4–6 start for Milwaukee is setting off alarm bells for last year's NBA champs. Drawing the Sixers without Joel Embiid (COVID-19 protocols) might make life slightly easier though. 7:30 p.m. ET, TNT
  • Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers | The Blazers dominated the last meeting between these two teams just 11 days ago, but the Clippers look like they might be turning the corner. 10 p.m. ET, TNT

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Women's College Basketball: South Carolina at NC State

This battle of two of the nation's best teams is a must-watch. South Carolina enters the season as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll, while NC State comes in at No. 5. Both teams earned No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament last season and bring back their best players—Aliyah Boston for the Gamecocks and Elissa Cunane for the Wolfpack. Both stars are featured in SI's top 10 candidates for National Player of the Year in the preseason. Expect a great atmosphere in Raleigh and a highly competitive game between two teams with legitimate national title aspirations.

5 p.m. ET, ESPN, watch on fuboTV

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