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Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hall Of Famers Say Sam Will Be Judged On His Playing Ability

Once Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team win.

05/04/2014

Jameis Winston (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Winston Back On FSU Baseball Team Following Shoplifting Incident

Jameis Winston has been reinstated to Florida State’s baseball team after being suspended following a shoplifting incident, the school confirmed Sunday. The Heisman Trophy winner was issued a civil citation and entered a program that required 20 hours of community service.

05/04/2014

Jameis Winston (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

FSU Baseball Team Suspends Heisman Trophy Winner Winston Indefinitely

Florida State’s Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff’s deputies say he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

04/30/2014

Gary Nova (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Gary Nova Solid In Rutgers’ Spring Game

If Rutgers’ season were starting now, Gary Nova would be the starting quarterback.

04/27/2014

This statue once stood, but was torn down. Now, a group of supporters wants to put up a new statue of Joe Paterno near the Penn State campus. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Joe Paterno Supporters Hope To Build New Statue Near Penn State

With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.

04/23/2014

D'Angelo Harrison #11 of the St. John's Red Storm puts the ball up to the basket against Jajuan Johnson #5 of the Marquette Golden Eagles during the game at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

St. John’s Guard D’Angelo Harrison Wins Haggerty Award

St. John’s junior guard D’Angelo Harrison has won the Haggerty Award, presented to the top Division I player in the New York Metropolitan area.

04/22/2014

Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Did Manning, Saban Meeting Violate League Rules?

Peyton Manning’s never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban’s desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial.

04/20/2014

Chris Obekpa #12 of the St. John's Red Storm (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Shot-Blocker Chris Obekpa To Return To St. John’s

On April 3, St. John’s announced it had granted the 6-foot-9 sophomore a release to pursue transfer options. On Friday, the school announced Obekpa will return for the 2014-15 season.

04/18/2014

Lots of hot dogs.  (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

NCAA Approves Unlimited Meals, Snacks For Athletes; ‘Hefty Lefty’ Weighs In

The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food.

04/16/2014

Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Jets Among 6 Teams With Serious Interest In Michael Sam

The Jets are among six teams that have shown serious interest in drafting former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, according to The Baltimore Sun.

04/16/2014

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA championship game on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UConn Basketball Teams Celebrate National Titles In Hartford

The parade is set to kick off at the state Capitol at 4 p.m. Sunday and wind its way through the downtown area before returning to the Capitol for a “victory rally.”

04/13/2014

Derrick Gordon #2 of the Massachusetts Minutemen reacts while taking on the Tennessee Volunteers in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

UMass’ Derrick Gordon Becomes 1st Openly Gay Player In D-1 Men’s Basketball

A transfer from Western Kentucky, Gordon played at high school powerhouse St. Patrick in New Jersey. His hometown is Plainfield, N.J.

04/09/2014

Stefanie Dolson #31 of the Connecticut Huskies shoots the ball against Taya Reimer #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first half during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn Routs Notre Dame 79-58, Wins 9th Women’s Title

The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 Tuesday night in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.

04/09/2014

Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets drives on Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat during a game  at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Finish Off Sweep Of Heat, Win 88-87

The Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.

04/09/2014

Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA national championship game at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Shabazz Napier Lands Cover Of Sports Illustrated After UConn Wins NCAA Title

SI released the cover for its April 14 issue on Tuesday, the morning after UConn beat Kentucky 60-54 for the national championship.

04/08/2014

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The Connecticut Huskies pose after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79 to 58 in the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Photos: UConn Huskies Win Women’s Title

The UConn Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title.

Kentucky 54 v UConn 60

Championship Game: 2014 NCAA Tournament

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UConn Wins NCAA Title

Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win, and an NCAA title.

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