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Rivals Network Recap April 25-May 1

A look at the top stories and features from around the 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.



Kim Mulkey returns home to coach LSU
Kim Mulkey returns home to coach LSU (Julie Boudwin,

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

CANESPORT: What could have been - local stars who were drafted



Danny White introducing new Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel
Danny White introducing new Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel

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 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

HAWGBEAT: Examining SEC quarterback battles after spring



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