OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi women's basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has agreed to a new contract running through 2026 after leading the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament in 15 years.
C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career.
The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Carey and Collin Holloway became the fifth and sixth Georgetown basketball players to enter the NCAA transfer portal this spring.
The school announced the moves Friday. Kobe Clark Timothy Ighoefe, Tyler Beard and Jalin Billingsley already entered the portal, and leading scorer Aminu Mohammed opted to test the NBA draft waters.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos reported near-record March house winnings, while the airport in Las Vegas reported passenger traffic almost as heavy as pre-pandemic levels and tourism officials marked another big jump in visitor volume.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard David Singleton is returning for a fifth year with the Bruins, while center Myles Johnson is leaving the team to finish his graduate degree in electrical engineering.
Both players announced their plans on social media Thursday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Following a trip to the NCAA Tournament, Akron has extended coach John Groce's contract through the 2029-30 season.
Groce led the Zips to Mid-American Conference tournament title last season and the league's automatic NCAA bid.
One of Mark Emmert's go-to lines when talking about his role as NCAA president and the extent of his power to lead the association is to explain how those outside college sports mistakenly believe his job is similar to that of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dalila Eshe, who helped lead the Princeton women's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach, has been named head coach at Yale.
The former Florida star takes over the program from Allison Guth, who left after six seasons to become coach at Loyola Chicago.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams has a new contract that includes a hefty pay raise and extends his deal through the 2026-27 season after leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as head coach.
It wasn’t hard to spot Roy Williams during his first year of retirement.
He visited arenas across the country for games, including every step of North Carolina’s wild ride to the NCAA championship game against Kansas, a matchup of two programs he once coached.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rutgers guard Ron Harper Jr. was honored Monday with the Lt. Frank J. Haggerty Award, given annually to the area’s Division I men’s college Player of the Year by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.
North Carolina guard Caleb Love is returning for his junior season, a huge boost for the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game.
The 6-foot-4 Love announced his decision in a social-media video on Sunday, the last day for players to declare for the NBA draft.
Duke freshman A.J. Griffin is heading to the NBA, becoming the fifth Blue Devils player in the past week to declare early for the draft.
The school announced Griffin's decision Sunday, the last day for players to declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft.
Duke freshman Trevor Keels is the fourth Blue Devils player in the past week to announce plans to enter the NBA draft.
The school announced Keels' decision Saturday and said he planned to hire an agent.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor is returning to Texas Tech as a super senior after starting all 37 games in his first season with the Red Raiders and recording double-doubles in all three NCAA Tournament games last month.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright attended mass — as one does working at the only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation — and often found himself on his smartphone more than he was listening to the sermon.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe quickly learned achieving his dream of being an NBA draft lottery pick requires more than being college basketball’s best player.
So even after becoming an imposing inside presence on both ends of the floor, the Kentucky junior forward plans to spend the offseason stretching his game beyond the arc and in other phases to get himself — and the Wildcats — to the next level.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nahiem Alleyne, who helped Virginia Tech to the ACC tournament title last season, will transfer to UConn, the Huskies announced on Friday.
The 6-foot-4 guard joins Tristen Newton, who announced plans earlier this month to transfer to Connecticut from East Carolina.
Wendell Moore Jr. is the third Duke player this week to announce plans to enter the NBA draft.
The school revealed Moore's decision Thursday night, saying he would hire an agent. The 6-foot-5, 213-pound junior and potential first-round pick won the Julius Erving Award as college basketball’s top small forward this season.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe will enter the NBA draft and be evaluated while maintaining his collegiate eligibility after not playing last season with the Wildcats.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt helped create a path for the men's college basketball tournament to go from just a national championship event into a March Madness megaevent.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova, the Big East program he led to two national championships and four Final Fours in a Hall of Fame career.
Duke’s Paolo Banchero is leaping to the NBA after one season as a candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound freshman announced his decision in a social media video Wednesday, with the school saying he planned to hire an agent.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe will return for his senior year with the Wildcats after a breakout season in which he swept national player of the year awards.
The 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe announced his decision Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s Johnny Juzang, one of the stars of the 2021 NCAA Tournament during the Bruins’ run to the Final Four, is entering the NBA draft.
The junior guard announced his plans Wednesday on his Instagram account.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Big 12 freshman of the year Tyrese Hunter of Iowa State has entered the transfer portal.
Hunter announced his decision on Twitter on Tuesday, about three weeks after he finished helping the Cyclones complete the biggest turnaround in Big 12 history.
Big man Mark Williams is the first of Duke's multiple NBA prospects to say he's leaving to enter the draft.
The 7-foot-1, 242-pound sophomore announced his decision in a social media video Monday evening.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Julian Strawther said Monday that he will enter the NBA draft and skip his junior year.
The 6-foot-7 Strawther averaged 11.8 points per game on 49.5% shooting last season, earning an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates, the five-star recruit who reclassified to 2021, has announced he's entering the transfer portal after one season at Memphis.
Bates announced his decision Saturday on his Instagram account, saying he thanked Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the rest of his coaching staff for giving him a chance to be a Tiger.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville basketball coach Kenny Payne has hired former Kansas great Danny Manning as an assistant, a month after he completed an interim stint at Maryland.
The 55-year-old Manning guided the Terrapins to a 15-17 finish after taking over for Mark Turgeon in December.
Dick Vitale smiled. “Hey, ring that bell baby,” he said. “Ring that bell.”
This time, Vitale wasn't calling a big dunk or a clutch play by another college basketball star. It was his own victory, his own Big Dance in April.
North Carolina wing Leaky Black is returning for a fifth year available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing another boost to the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game.
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal, All-Star selections the past two years and a pair of slam dunk contest championships.
When it comes to postseason appearances, his resume has a glaring omission.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy guard Antoine Davis is entering the transfer portal, making the nation's third-leading scorer available to another school for his fifth season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sophomore Bennedict Mathurin is entering the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-6 guard is a projected lottery pick after a breakout season during his second year in Tucson. He led the Wildcats with 17.7 points per game and shot 45% from the field.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bashir Mason is looking forward to the challenge of taking over at Saint Peter's after its incredible run to the Elite Eight.
He understands that replacing Shaheen Holloway will be a tough act to follow after the Peacocks became the first No.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has added Green Bay transfer Kamari McGee, a 6-foot guard who averaged 11.6 points in his lone season with the Phoenix.
McGee, who is from Racine, Wisconsin, made the Horizon League’s all-freshman team this season.
North Carolina big man Armando Bacot is returning for his senior season after the Tar Heels fell a game short of winning an improbable national championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken made major league history as the first female coach on the field in a regular-season game when she took her spot for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night against San Diego.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Saint Peter's has hired Jersey City native Bashir Mason to replace Shaheen Holloway as the coach of the Peacocks.
Holloway left Saint Peter's a day after his team was eliminated in the Elite Eight by national runner-up North Carolina to return to Seton Hall, his alma mater.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s Peyton Watson is entering the NBA draft after one season in Westwood and hiring an agent, which officially ends his college eligibility.
Watson announced his decision Tuesday on his social media accounts.
New Duke coach Jon Scheyer has promoted former Blue Devils player Amile Jefferson to assistant coach.
The school announced the hiring Tuesday.
Jefferson, who turns 29 next month, was director of player development in Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s final season.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired Monday as women's basketball coach at Fairfield.
Thibault-DuDonis, 30, replaces Joe Frager, who retired after leading the Stags to a 25-7 record and the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in his 15th season.
Brandon Murray has chosen to transfer to Georgetown, a potential boost for the once-storied program coming off a 6-25 season with no victories in the Big East.
The former LSU guard picked Georgetown over Tennessee and Illinois.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Kenny Payne has named former Duke staffer Nolan Smith as assistant coach, his first staff hire since becoming Cardinals head coach nearly three weeks ago.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue's board of trustees announced Friday it has approved $6.7 million in renovations for Mackey Arena, work funded entirely by private donations and expected to begin after next season.
Andrew McCutchen got the first hit of the year, up against the still-dormant ivy at Wrigley Field. He delivered as a National League designated hitter. Wearing a Roberto Clemente No. 21 patch, too.
In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time.