Rivals Network Recap April 25-May 1
A look at the top stories and features from around the Rivals.com network. The top college football prospects are graduating to the professional ranks this week, but there are still coaching moves being made on both the gridiron and the hardwood.
Hall-of-Famer Kim Mulkey has returned to her home-state of Louisiana after 20-plus years as the head coach of Baylor, while the final Power Five head coach opening gets filled at Kansas.
TIGER DETAILS: Putting the Kim Mulkey hire in perspective
JAYHAWK SLANT: Kansas hires Buffalo's Lance Leipold
TERRAPIN SPORTS REPORT: Maryland hires Danny Manning as assistant coach
The NFL is conducting its Draft this week in Cleveland, and eight former five-star prospects went in the first round. Several team sites had unique looks at the players drafted out of the schools they cover.
TIGER ILLUSTRATED: Trevor Lawrence goes at No. 1 to Jacksonville
BAMA INSIDER: Alabama ties record for most first-rounders drafted
GATORS TERRITORY: How top-picked tight ends have fared in the past
WILDCAT REPORT: Northwestern makes history with two first-rounders
SITTING DOWN WITH THE NEWSMAKERS
The spring is a slower time in college athletics with both football and basketball in their off-seasons. Several sites across the Rivals Network used this time to talk with top administrators and coaches at the schools they cover.
VOLQUEST: A visit with Tennessee AD Danny White
THE HILL TOPICS: SMU recruiting coordinator Jourdan Blake details his plan
GOLDEN BEAR REPORT: Strength coach Brian Johnson recaps his road to Cal
ASUDEVILS.COM: Q&A with offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh
SPRING FOOTBALL NEWS
Spring football is still ongoing at schools across the country, while others recently wrapped up. The news is not all positive, with one of the top prospects in the 2021 class goes down with a significant injury.
HUSKER ONLINE: Freshman TE Thomas Fidone suffers knee injury
COLLEGE BASEBALL RANKINGS
We finish in college baseball, where a standard ranking of teams is hard to find. So, HawgBeat senior writer Andrew Hutchinson takes a shot at compiling the separate polls into a composite ranking.
HAWGBEAT: Rivals Composite Baseball Poll April 27