Kemba Walker returns to UConn for First Night celebration
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball star Kemba Walker returned to campus Friday to get a good look at the next generation of Huskies.
New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting.
"I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes...
Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002.
Phillips announced her decision Thursday in a letter to...
Kansas favored in Big 12 after record 14 titles in row ends
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 men's basketball title, the season after the end of the Jayhawks' NCAA record run of winning the conference 14 years...
The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local):
Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a...
Kentucky Wildcats are again preseason picks to win SEC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky is once again the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men's basketball title and Florida forward Kerry Blackshear is the preseason pick as player of the...
Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the...
Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division...
The Latest: Pay for play big topic at ACC media day
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local):
The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two...
Ex-Louisville players, NCAA settle suit over vacated title
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of former Louisville men's basketball players have reached a confidential settlement of a lawsuit with the NCAA that did not restore the Cardinals' vacated 2013...
Kansas, others saying NCAA is using them as examples
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its...
KU receives notice of allegations from NCAA in men’s hoops
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a...
UConn men’s coach Hurley back at work after spinal surgery
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof.
Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for ‘new chapter’
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore.
So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled...
Spanish king welcomes basketball world champions
MADRID (AP) — Spain's men's basketball team has been welcomed by the Spanish king and thousands of fans on the streets of Madrid after winning the World Cup title over the weekend.
Virginia’s Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff...
WVU basketball exhibition to benefit Ohio shooting victims
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play an exhibition men's basketball game to benefit the victims and families affected by a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
- Wisconsin State JournalStoughton's Adam Hobson makes college decision for men's basketballOctober 15, 2019
- The Daily HeraldUVU men's hoops picked sixth in WAC preseason pollsOctober 9, 2019
- The Washington TimesMaryland unveils plans for new basketball practice facilityOctober 9, 2019
- WRAL-TVThe Latest: Coach Bennett says Virginia keeping level headOctober 8, 2019
NC State gives hoops coach Kevin Keatts 2-year extension
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.
The deal announced Friday by the school keeps Keatts under...
DePaul, Leitao negotiating extension through 2023-24 season
CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul says it is negotiating a contract extension with men's basketball coach Dave Leitao through the 2023-24 season.
Leitao was hired in 2015 and has pushed to return the...
Drake basketball player charged after off-campus shooting
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental.
Des Moines police say Tremell Murphy was charged Thursday...
OVC keeping tournaments in Evansville through at least 2023
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — The Ohio Valley Conference has agreed to continue holding its men's and women's basketball tournaments at Evansville, Indiana, through at least 2023.
Tatum returns to practice, still out with sprained ankle
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Jayson Tatum returned to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle.
Benjy Taylor named Tuskegee’s head men’s basketball coach
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Tuskegee University has named a new coach to head its men's basketball program.
The university, in a news release Thursday, said Benjy Taylor replaces Jerry Dunn, who...
MVP vs. USA: Americans to face Antetokounmpo at World Cup
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team figured that it would eventually cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo at this World Cup.
Arkansas coach says player quit, not dropped over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The men's head basketball coach at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith says allegations that he dismissed a player over his dreadlocks are not true.
Arkansas basketball player says dismissal due to dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university is investigating allegations that a men's basketball player was dismissed because the coach disapproved of his dreadlocks.
China tries to gain traction in its basketball World Cup
BEIJING (AP) — The China men's basketball team was woeful at the last two Olympics. It went 0-5 three years ago in Rio de Janeiro, and had the same abysmal record in 2012 in London.
For Gregg Popovich, leading USA Basketball is a true calling
SHANGHAI (AP) — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man.
Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San...
At last: The US arrives in China for the World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — After a month of practice and years of planning, the U.S. men's basketball team has arrived at the World Cup.
An all-night flight from Sydney to Shanghai that landed early...
Gardner resigns as IUPUI coach after drunken driving arrest
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IUPUI men's basketball coach Jason Gardner has resigned following his arrest on drunken driving charges in suburban Hamilton County.
Down and out Down Under, US seem vulnerable for World Cup
The U.S. men's basketball team had never lost to Australia. It had gone nearly 13 years without losing a game with an NBA-stocked roster. It was in the midst of the longest winning streak in team...
Streak ends: US men’s basketball falls to Australia, 98-94
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold.
Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday.
U.S. men’s basketball team loses to Australia, snapping 78-game win streak in major tournaments, exhibitions.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S. men's basketball team loses to Australia, snapping 78-game win streak in major tournaments, exhibitions.
Correction: Indiana-Assistant Coach story
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Indiana men's basketball, The Associated Press reported erroneously that new assistant coach Mike Roberts had been a walk-on when he played for...
Mississippi State placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties...
Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrated on her 100th birthday
CHICAGO (AP) — Jean Dolores Schmidt, better known as Sister Jean, is now a centenarian. And the students and staff of Loyola University-Chicago gathered Wednesday to celebrate the chaplain of...
With Villanova and USA Basketball, Jay Wright on double-duty
Jay Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup.
Arkansas dismisses forward Gabe Osabuohien
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has dismissed forward Gabe Osabuohien from the men's basketball program.
Coach Eric Musselman announced the move Thursday without disclosing the...
Andy Burcham named Auburn play-by-play announcer
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University has named longtime broadcaster Andy Burcham to take over as the athletic department's main play-by-play announcer.
NCAA amends agent rules to no longer require college degree
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who...
NCAA’s agent certification process draws concern, criticism
There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility.
Iowa extends AD Gary Barta through 2024
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has agreed to a three-year contract extension.
The school announced Wednesday that Barta, who has been with the Hawkeyes since 2006,...
Tennessee releases 2019-20 nonconference schedule
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's 2019-20 nonconference men's basketball schedule includes dates with Kansas, Memphis, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Florida State among others.
Tepper wants to build retractable roof stadium in Charlotte
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers billionaire owner David Tepper says his goal is to build a retractable roof stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina within the next 10 years in an effort to...
Duke AD looks for ‘special’ year in 2019-20
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke returned to the top 10 in the Director's Cup standings behind its national champion women's golf team and a flagship men's basketball program that boasted arguably the...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman has picked Villanova athletic administrator Jason Donnelly to become its athletic director.
Furman President Elizabeth Davis announced Donnelly's hiring...