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AP sources: Six C-USA schools apply for AAC membership

UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III throws a pass against Southern Mississippi during the second half of an Oct. 16 game in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Dominic Gwinn/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Six schools from Conference USA, including UAB, Texas-San Antonio and Florida Atlantic, have applied for membership to the American Athletic Conference and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich, following the team's game Saturday against Stanford, was reportedly fired Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Young Kwak/AP Photo)

Washington State has fired football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19

Brice, Appalachian State upset No. 14 Coastal Carolina 30-27

Appalachian State quarterback Chase Brice throws a pass during the first half of Wednesday night's game against Coastal Carolina in Boone, N.C. The Mountaineers upset 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina, 30-27. (Matt Kelley/AP Photo)

Chandler Staton kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Appalachian State knocked off 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina 30-27 on Wednesday night

At midseason, No. 1 Georgia a rock amid the upsets

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is sacked by Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) and linebacker Quay Walker during the first half of an Oct. 16 game in Athens, Ga. Top-ranked Georgia won, 30-13. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

No. 1 Georgia is making a case that defense still does win championships, but this isn't a trend outside of Athens

South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25

Stanford's Haley Jones, left, laughs next to Lexie Hull during an Oct. 12 news conference at the Pac-12 Conference media day in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)

South Carolina is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll for the second consecutive season

COLUMNS

Gambling 101: If it looks too good to be true ...

Lines this week look oh, so tantalizing

The Lonesome Polecat: Morgan's record-setting comeback and other things

The Huskies trailed by 28 points in the third quarter last Saturday and WON.

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

LSU, football coach Ed Orgeron to part ways at end of season

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron arrives for an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season

Top 25 college football roundup

Purdue cornerback Dedrick Mackey (1) celebrates with teammate linebacker Jaylan Alexander (36) after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Purdue won 24-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving and Purdue continued its recent mastery over No. 2 Iowa with a 24-7 victory Saturday.

Week 7 preview: Georgia looks to avoid another upset of No. 1

Georgia running back James Cook carries the ball against Auburn during the second half of an Oct. 9 game in Auburn, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

No. 1 has been a particularly secure position during the College Football Playoff era

NCAA close to expanding women's field to 68 teams

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams

UCONN FOOTBALL

Turnovers, breakdowns doom Huskies in loss to Middle Tennessee

UConn is running out of realistic chances to add to its win total before the end of the regular season.

UConn's improved secondary ready for Middle Tennessee challenge

A young, improved UConn secondary is coming off a four-interception game against Yale, something which should give the Huskies confidence as they prepare to host Middle Tennessee on Friday.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men, women delighted to play before First Night fans

UConn's Adama Sanogo watches First Night events for the UConn men's and women's NCAA college basketball teams as people work on a stuck basketball hoop behind him, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

First Night returned after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The student-only crowd arrived early and packed Gampel Pavilion, with roughly 8,000 fans in attendance.

Captain and confidante, UConn's Evina Westbrook back for another season

UConn guard Evina Westbrook (22) would have likely been a WNBA first-round draft pick in April, but returned to Storrs because the Huskies have some unfinished business after losing in the NCAA Final Four to Arizona. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Last year's seven freshmen, including National Player of the Year Paige Bueckers, referred to Evina Westbrook as "Momma E," an affectionate tribute to Westbrook's leadership role as a captain and confidante for the members of the UConn women's...

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: St. Bernard boys clinch ECC Division IV soccer title

Jose Pacheco scored a pair of goals as St. Bernard clinched the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division IV boys' soccer championship with a 3-0 victory over Wheeler on Friday.

Local roundup: CGA sweeps Conn College in volleyball

New London — Coast Guard Academy won three competitive games to sweep Connecticut College in a volleyball match on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Dodgers eager to embrace 2020 NLCS storyline against Braves

Los Angeles Dodgers' AJ Pollock is congratulated by Albert Pujols after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are eager to embrace a repeat of the storyline from last year's NL Championship Series

Taylor hits 3 HRs, Dodgers beat Braves 11-2 to extend NLCS

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor watches his two-run home run in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. Taylor homered three times as the Dodgers extended the series with an 11-2 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Chris Taylor hit three homers and drove in six runs to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta 11-2, cutting the Braves' lead in the NL Championship Series to 3-2

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix practice from Austin, Texas.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — NASCAR Xfinity Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas City, Kan.

4:55 p.m., ESPNews — Formula One United States Grand Prix qualifying from Austin, Texas.

Baseball

8 p.m., TBS — NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves in Game 6.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers.

10 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers.

Boxing

10:30 p.m., ESPN — Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson in a junior lightweight bout from Atlanta.

Figure Skating

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — Skate America from Las Vegas.

10 p.m., NBCSN — Skate America from Las Vegas.

Fishing

8 a.m., FS1 — Bassmaster Open from Grove, Okla.

Football

Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: Illinois at Penn State.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA: Northwestern at Michigan.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA: Wake Forest at Army.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA: Oklahoma at Kansas.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA: Cincinnati at Navy.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA: Northern Illinois at Central Michigan.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA: Kansas State at Texas Tech.

Noon, NESN — NCAA: Penn at Yale.

12:30 p.m., YES — NCAA: Syracuse at Virginia Tech.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA: Louisiana State at Mississippi.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Oregon at UCLA.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Iowa State.

3:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Western Michigan at Toledo.

3:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Clemson at Pittsburgh.

3:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Maryland at Minnesota.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Brigham Young at Washington State.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: East Carolina at Houston.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: San Diego State at Air Force.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Tennessee at Alabama.

7 p.m., FS2 — NCAA: Nevada at Fresno State.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Ohio State at Indiana.

7:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — NCAA: Southern California at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: North Carolina State at Miami.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: West Virginia at Texas Christian.

10:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Norfolk State at Howard. (taped today)

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Mallorca Open from Balearic Islands, Spain.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Dominion Energy Charity Classic from Richmond, Va.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: BMW Ladies Championship from Busan, South Korea. (taped today)

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Zozo Championship from Chiba, Japan.

Hockey

1 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators.

1 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Denver at Boston College.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

Mixed Martial Arts

3 p.m., Showtime — Bellator 269: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Timothy Johnson in a heavyweight bout from Moscow.

Rugby

1 a.m. (Sunday), NBCSN — Premiership: London at Exeter.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Norwich City at Chelsea.

7:55 a.m., ESPN2 — La Liga: Mallorca at Valencia.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Wolverhampton at Leeds United.

10 a.m., USA — Premier League: Watford at Everton.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Brighton & Hove Albion.

7 p.m., YES — MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — Kremlin Cup from Moscow; ATP European Open from Antwerp, Belgium; WTA Tenerife Ladies Open from Spain.