NCAA approves blanket waiver for transfers

NCAA news:

The DI Council has granted a blanket waiver allowing transfer athletes in all sports immediate eligibility this year.

Today’s results:

Upset: No. 24 DePaul grabbed their first win over a top 10 opponent in four years with an 86-82 upending of No. 9 Kentucky.

No. 7 Baylor 86, Southern 52

No. 23 South Florida 65, Memphis 58

Stephen F. Austin 67, Auburn 54

Rice 83, Louisiana 51

Marquette 66, St. John’s 62

All scores

Tomorrow’s game schedule

College team news:

Duke has paused activities after two positive COVID tests.

Georgia Tech has postponed its game against Miami due to a positive COVID test.

College player news:

The NCAA’s starting five for the week.

Kentucky’s Chasity Patterson doesn’t feel bad about picking on opposing point guards.

Teammate Rhyne Howard is showing off her playingmaking skills in year three.

Kiona Jeter is embracing a leadership role at Towson.

Indiana transfer Bendu Yeaney is having fun again at Arizona.

Aliyah Lawson aims to lead Coppin State into a new era.

Albany’s Lucia Decortes is making the best of a tough year.

Abby Brockmeyer is putting in work for SIU.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer’s big night.

VanDerveer is defined by sustained excellence.

Pac-12 coaches messages to her.

Geno Auriemma can’t quite wrap his head around the absurdity of this season.

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale is proud of her team’s character last night, despite their incomplete comeback.

WNBA news:

Indiana’s Tiffany Mitchell has started a foundation to help single parents.

Breanna Stewart on testing positive for COVID in Russia, and more with Arike Ogunbowale.