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...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two...
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...
Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of...
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.
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...
Louisville to face 6 schools twice in ACC schedule
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule will include two games each against Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending NCAA champion...
Transfer Dickerson quickly carves role(s) on Alabama line
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Landon Dickerson has already made an impact at Alabama, even beyond his role in the ejection of a Duke defensive lineman.
NJ financier adviser praised at NCAA scandal sentencing
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey financial adviser was praised for his cooperation and a judge spared him from prison Thursday after he admitted his role in a college basketball scandal.
Arkansas college finds no evidence of bias over dreadlocks
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — An investigation found no evidence that a white head coach discriminated against a black basketball player because of his dreadlocks, the University of Arkansas at Fort...
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.
Adidas fixer gets year of probation in college hoops case
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas consultant was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation after prosecutors credited him with helping secure convictions against an executive for the shoe company...
Tennessee A&I championship teams inducted into Naismith Hall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three men's college basketball teams from the late 1950s at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial Normal School have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion Williamson
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says an investigation has found no evidence that former basketball star Zion Williamson received improper benefits.
Michigan State hires Nairn as graduate manager
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has hired former guard Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr. as a graduate manager.
Nairn was a three-time captain for the Spartans and appeared in 137...
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UConn’s Hurley has surgery to relieve neck, back pain
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley had surgery Friday to relieve pain in his neck and upper back.
School officials say doctors successfully performed the surgery at the...
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...
Trump presents Medal of Freedom to NBA’s Jerry West
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, "It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in...
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.
NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU's basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick...
Big man Isaiah Stokes transfers to Memphis from Florida
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Isaiah Stokes has transferred to Memphis to play for his old AAU coach Penny Hardaway after spending the past two seasons at Florida.
Basketball camp urges South Sudan’s youth to focus on sport
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — On his first trip to war-torn South Sudan, Masai Ujiri, president of the Toronto Raptors basketball team, said he came to encourage the country's youth.
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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.
Longtime NABC exec Jim Haney plans to step down next year
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Haney, the longtime executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, said Tuesday he plans to retire next year after five decades of involvement in...
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...
Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the...
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...
Street in front of Memorial Gym renamed for Perry Wallace
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The street in front of Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium is being renamed "Perry Wallace Way" to honor the first black basketball player on scholarship in the Southeastern...
Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault.
Middle Tennessee’s Dishman to miss season due to knee injury
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee forward DeAndre Dishman will miss the 2019-20 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the Blue Raiders' exhibition tour of Costa Rica...
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...
Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard 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...
Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville will visit rival Kentucky, host Michigan and face NCAA Tournament finalist Texas Tech in the nonconference portion of its basketball schedule.
UConn hoops signs late recruit, 6-foot-9 forward Springs
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has added a late recruit to its basketball roster, announcing forward Richard Springs enrolled at the school.
Springs is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Brooklyn,...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the basketball season after undergoing surgery on his right knee.
Wildcats coach Sean Miller said Wednesday that news...
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.
Arkansas adds transfer Iyiola
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Abayomi (a-BAH-yum-Mee) Iyiola (EE-EE-oh-la) has transferred to Arkansas after playing two seasons for Stetson.
Arkansas made the announcement in a news release on...
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.