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  • Gambler will be last man sentenced in Toledo sports probe

    June 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) Lawyers for a Detroit-area gambler caught in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo say it would be ''unthinkable'' to send the ailing 82-year-old man to prison.Mitchell ''Ed'' Karam will be the last of nine people to be sentenced when he appears on Tuesday in Detroit federal court. The ringleader, Ghazi Manni, recently was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison.

  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    June 30, 2015

    WIMBLEDONLONDON (AP) Serena Williams dropped three of the first four games of her opening match at Wimbledon before recovering to beat 113th-ranked qualifier Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1.The top-seeded Williams extended her pursuit of a fourth consecutive major title and her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam, too, by taking 11 of the last 13 games. Williams has also won her past 22 Grand Slam matches.

  • Vols' Barnes: 'No legs' to Texas academic misconduct report

    June 29, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn't have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men's basketball program.Texas hired an outside investigator following a Chronicle of Higher Education report that mentioned potential allegations involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006. Barnes had coached Texas the last 17 seasons before getting fired in March.

  • New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops

    June 29, 2015

    Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won't take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era.Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles and four Final Four appearances in his 19-year tenure. Donovan was replaced by Louisiana Tech's Michael White, one of four new coaches in the league.

  • Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season

    June 29, 2015

    Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights.After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him.

  • Calipari: Confederate flag 'offends,' should be removed

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down.During a Southeastern Conference coaches conference call Monday, Calipari said that ''obviously, it offends a portion of our society, so people are deciding to take them down. That's how I feel. It may offend, so I'd say do it.''

  • Krzyzewski, Kyvallos to receive Lapchick Award

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) More honors for a couple of Coach Ks.Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award for 2015.

  • Former coach Henson out of hospital, starting chemotherapy

    June 27, 2015

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments, according to his wife.Henson's wife, Mary Henson, told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1eP7cLp ) on Friday that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston.

  • Moore to lead Tennessee hoops through transition period

    June 26, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee forward Armani Moore's college career has offered him lessons on the importance of adapting to change and responding to adversity.As the Volunteers' top returning player in nearly every major statistical category, Moore is ready to spend his senior year applying what he's learned from all the upheaval. Moore and his teammates are adjusting to their third coaching staff in as many seasons.

  • Former college assistant hoop coach shot before fatal crash

    June 26, 2015

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) A former college assistant basketball coach was one of the two men killed in a fatal crash that's being investigated as a double homicide.The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1QRPGqC ) says 26-year-old Kevin Shaw coached Concordia College during the 2010-2011 season. He left to pursue a master's degree in business.

  • Colorado senior guard Xavier Johnson tears Achilles

    June 25, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Colorado senior guard Xavier Johnson underwent surgery to fix his torn left Achilles tendon.There's no timetable for his return after he suffered the injury in an offseason workout earlier this month, the school announced Thursday.

  • Syracuse assistant Hopkins made head coach designate

    June 25, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse men's basketball assistant Mike Hopkins has been formally given the title of head coach designate to succeed Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim after the 2017-18 season.A former Orange captain, Hopkins has served on Boeheim's staff for 19 seasons. Syracuse won the NCAA title in 2003.

  • ISU adds in-state PF Brady Ernst

    June 25, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Prep forward Brady Ernst says he'll play for Iowa State next season.Ernst, who is 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, is the first recruit for new coach Steve Prohm. He is from Clinton, Iowa.Ernst adds depth to the Cyclones front court, which is talented but thin beyond Georges Niang, Jameel McKay and Abdel Nader.

  • UNC Greensboro receives 2 years of probation for violations

    June 25, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) UNC Greensboro's athletic programs received two years of probation Thursday after improperly certifying the initial eligibility of 57 athletes in 13 sports over six seasons.The NCAA and the school announced the penalties, which include vacating wins in which ineligible players participated and paying a ,000 fine.

  • UNC AD: On-field success 'overshadowed' by academic case

    June 25, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina earned another high finish among Division I college sports programs after a season of strong tournament showings. The Tar Heels also dealt with another year of off-field issues, including an NCAA investigation into academics.

  • Canadian guard Jamal Murray headed to Kentucky

    June 24, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) Canadian guard Jamal Murray is headed to University of Kentucky.Murray announced his decision Wednesday, selecting the Wildcats over Oregon.''Beyond blessed to announce that I will be attending the University of Kentucky,'' Murray said on Twitter.

  • Former Georgetown coach receives Court of Honor Award

    June 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. has been presented the Court of Honor Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the first time it has been given to one of their own.Thompson led the Hoyas to 596 victories and 24 consecutive postseason appearances in 27 seasons and won the national championship in 1984. He saw 76 of the 78 players who stayed at Georgetown for four years receive a degree.

  • Chris Obekpa to transfer from St. John's

    June 24, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Chris Obekpa, who led the Big East in blocked shots the past three seasons, has decided to leave St. John's and has been granted permission to pursue transfer opportunities with other NCAA schools.The 6-foot-9 Obekpa, a rising senior, had said he was going to transfer after his sophomore season but changed his mind and he played last season for former coach Steve Lavin. He averaged 5.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks last season but he was suspended for two weeks on March 15 for a violation of team rules and he missed the Red Storm's first-round loss to San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament.

  • USBWA creates award in honor of late UNC coach Dean Smith

    June 24, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) All the honors, remembrances and tributes have helped the family of late North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith cope with their grief in the months since his death.''I don't think we could've asked for more support from Chapel Hill, from the university, from fans all over, from fans from different institutions,'' Smith's widow Linnea said Wednesday. ''It's been very gratifying. It helps. It certainly helps.''

  • Biggest Kentucky group to date preparing for NBA draft

    June 24, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) John Calipari and his Kentucky pipeline to the NBA will have yet another major impact on the league's annual draft.It's nothing new, but Thursday night could be record-setting - even for the Wildcats.Calipari's first Kentucky team in 2010 featured five first-round NBA draft picks, including No. 1 overall selection John Wall. Six Wildcats turned pro after their 2012 NCAA championship, with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going 1-2 in a parade of four first-rounders.

  • Santa Clara hires Renee Baumgartner as new athletic director

    June 23, 2015

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Syracuse deputy athletic director and chief of staff for athletics Renee Baumgartner has been named Santa Clara's new athletic director.The university announced her hiring Tuesday. Baumgartner will begin her new job July 8, replacing longtime athletic director Dan Coonan.

  • Former New Mexico St, Illinois coach Lou Henson hospitalized

    June 23, 2015

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Former New Mexico State and Illinois men's basketball coach Lou Henson, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, was in a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weakened immune system.The 83-year-old Henson became dehydrated last week and spent a few days in an Illinois hospital, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported (http://bit.ly/1IaFP9T). Henson lives in Illinois in the summer months and Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the winter.

  • Former New Mexico State, Illinois coach Henson hospitalized

    June 23, 2015

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Former New Mexico State and Illinois men's basketball coach Lou Henson, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, is at a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weaken immune system.The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1IaFP9T) the 83-year-old became dehydrated last week and spent a few days in a hospital in Champaign, Illinois. Henson lives in Champaign in the summer months and Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the winter.

  • Regional round pairings set for 2K Classic

    June 22, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) The regional round schedule for the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project has been finalized.The field features national champion Duke, national runner-up Wisconsin, Georgetown and VCU. These teams will each host two regional round games and will play at Madison Square Garden in the championship rounds on Nov. 20 and 22. The championship round matchups will be announced in August.

  • Wofford basketball player Jeremiah Tate drowns

    June 22, 2015

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A local sheriff's office and school officials say Wofford basketball player Jeremiah Tate has drowned near the North Carolina-South Carolina border.A York County, South Carolina, sheriff's report states Tate and another man jumped from a bridge to swim in Lake Wylie. The man, Samuel Williams of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, told authorities Tate ''had trouble swimming and kept sinking'' when he tried to help.

  • Wofford rising junior basketball player Jeremiah Tate drowns

    June 22, 2015

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A Wofford basketball player has drowned.The school says rising junior Jeremiah Tate died early Monday in Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina.A York County, South Carolina sheriff's office report states Tate and another man jumped from a bridge to swim, but Tate ''had trouble swimming and kept sinking'' when the other man tried to help.

  • FAMU taps Alabama official to take over athletics department

    June 22, 2015

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida A&M University is turning to a University of Alabama official and former Oklahoma lineman to run its athletics department.FAMU President Elmira Mangum on Monday named Milton Overton as the new director of intercollegiate athletics. He takes over the position after the resignation of Kellen Winslow and the death of Nelson Townsend. Townsend was acting as interim director when he died in January.

  • Iowa St's Prohm announces coaching staff, keeps Otzelberger

    June 22, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) New Iowa State coach Steve Prohm will keep assistant T.J. Otzelberger on his staff next season.Prohm announced his assistant coaches Monday, two weeks after being hired to replace Fred Hoiberg.Otzelberger, who worked at Iowa State under both Greg McDermott and Hoiberg, was rehired by Hoiberg shortly before he left to take over the Chicago Bulls. Otzelberger interviewed for the vacancy, but the Cyclones instead hired Prohm from Murray State.

  • Syracuse picks Boise State's Mark Coyle as athletic director

    June 22, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Mark Coyle called Syracuse ''a special place'' when he was introduced as the school's new athletic director.''It's a special place because of its history, its tradition,'' he said Monday at his introductory news conference after being handed a Syracuse jersey with his name and No. 1 emblazoned on the back. ''It's a special place, and it's going to go through transition.''

  • Kansas adds DeBose to team representing US in South Korea

    June 20, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has added Florida Gulf Coast guard Julian DeBose to its roster as it prepares to represent the U.S. at the World University Games in South Korea next month.The Jayhawks were chosen to represent the country, but have the option to add other players. It became necessary when point guard Devonte' Graham partially tore a tendon in his left knee.

  • Kentucky basketball season tickets are going up

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky basketball fans will pay 13 to 21 percent more for season tickets under the first price increase in three years.School trustees on Friday approved the increases. Tickets for the lower level in 23,000-seat Rupp Arena will increase from 5 to ,140 each. Upper-level tickets will rise from 0 to 0 each.

  • UNC agrees to extension with Roy Williams through 2020

    June 29, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Roy Williams, keeping the Hall of Fame coach with the Tar Heels through the 2019-20 season.The deal, announced Friday, will pay Williams a base salary of between 8,169 this fall and 5,409 in 2019-20, with supplemental compensation ranging from .55 million this fall and .75 million in the final year. There's also a ,000 annual expense account, along with outside contracts with Nike and for multimedia obligations.

  • Lon Kruger building basketball powerhouse at Oklahoma

    June 29, 2015

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger could make this the best of his many success stories.The man who has spent three decades fixing struggling programs has done it again. Now, the Sooners are on the verge of becoming a powerhouse after three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.

  • Tennessee set series vs. Georgia Tech starting this season

    June 29, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee will play Georgia Tech in a four-year series starting November in Atlanta.Volunteers coach Rick Barnes announced the series Thursday.Tennessee will host Georgia Tech during the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons with the second game in Atlanta during the 2017-18 season. These programs have played since 1921 and annually between 1945 and 1968 with Georgia Tech a member of the Southeastern Conference between 1932 and 1964. Tennessee leading the all-time series 42-27. Georgia Tech won the last game in February 2004 77-62 in Knoxville.

  • Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro moves on

    June 29, 2015

    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Villanova University says athletic director Vince Nicastro has accepted a new position at the school and a search for a replacement is underway.Nicastro is becoming the associate director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at the Villanova's law school. He'll continue in both roles until a successor is hired.

  • UCF AD hired for same post at Oregon State

    June 29, 2015

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Todd Stansbury, the athletic director at Central Florida for more than three years, was named athletic director at Oregon State on Thursday.Stansbury begins his new job in Corvallis, Oregon, on Aug. 1. He will be introduced at a news conference next week.

  • Gambler in Toledo sports bribery gets 70-month prison term

    June 29, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) A rogue Detroit gambler who bribed players to fix the results of University of Toledo games was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Tuesday for corrupting college sports and committing other crimes.U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said he would reluctantly accept a sweeping plea deal that capped Ghazi ''Gary'' Manni's prison sentence at 70 months.

  • Texas to review all academic support services for athletes

    June 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) In the wake of allegations of misconduct within the men's basketball program, new University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping review all of academic services in the athletic department.''Academic integrity is the core of everything we do,'' Fenves said Tuesday.

  • Texas announces independent review of basketball academics

    June 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas has hired an outside investigator for an independent probe into allegations of academic fraud within the men's basketball program.School spokesman Gary Susswein said late Monday the investigation will be overseen by Gene Marsh, a former chairman of the NCAA infractions committee, who has already begun his work.

  • Minnesota's Jarvis Johnson declared medically unable to play

    June 29, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) One of Minnesota's top incoming freshmen has been denied medical clearance to play for the men's basketball team.The university announced Monday that point guard Jarvis Johnson, who has a heart condition, will remain on scholarship and with the program. The Minneapolis native, however, won't be able to take the court with the rest of the Gophers this season, according to a joint statement from Johnson, his family and the athletic department.

  • Kansas announces roster to represent US at world tournament

    June 29, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has announced the 12-man roster it will use to represent the United States at the World University Games next month in South Korea.The school, chosen to serve as the national team, will field virtually its entire roster for next season. The only players unable to compete are those born outside the U.S., such as Ukrainian guard Svi Mykhailiuk and Cheick Diallo, an incoming freshman from Mali.

  • Eric Musselman on frenetic pace since taking over at Nevada

    June 29, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) Eric Musselman watched and learned as his father, Bill, coached nearly every level of basketball imaginable. He's been a coach at the highest levels of the sport, too, including stints as the head man for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.

  • Last NCAA independent hoops school, NJIT, joins Atlantic Sun

    June 29, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) NCAA men's and women's basketball no longer has any independent institutions now that the New Jersey Institute of Technology agreed Friday to join the Atlantic Sun Conference.The lone independent among 351 Division I basketball schools over the past two years will be part of the conference in all sports beginning in the fall.

  • Wolfpack's Freeman has surgery for broken right leg

    June 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State forward Lennard Freeman is recovering from surgery to repair a broken right leg.The school says the rising junior had a fracture in the lower part of his leg last week. He will need three to four months to recover before he can resume full basketball activities under the supervision of team medical staff and trainers.

  • NJIT to join Atlantic Sun

    June 29, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Institute of Technology will host a news conference on Friday to announce the Highlanders, Division I's only independent program, will joining the Atlantic Sun Conference.NJIT has been the only NCAA Division I independent athletic program since 2013-14 when the Great West Conference disbanded.

  • Baylor basketball standout Gathers charged with shoplifting

    June 29, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor standout Rico Gathers has been charged with shoplifting about 0 worth of household items from a Wal-Mart in Waco, Texas.Gathers was freed Wednesday on ,000 bond.Waco police say a Wal-Mart employee on June 1 noticed a man with bedding and other items in a shopping cart who allegedly rolled out without paying. The worker recognized Gathers, who was an All-Big 12 power forward as a junior last season.

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa sues former basketball coach

    June 29, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) The University of Hawaii at Manoa is suing former basketball coach Gib Arnold, saying he deceived the school into believing his team complied with NCAA regulations.The lawsuit filed in state court in Honolulu on Wednesday accuses Arnold of fraud and negligence. The school is seeking unspecified damages.

  • Texas investigating allegations of academic misconduct

    June 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas says it has contacted the NCAA as the school investigates allegations of academic misconduct in its men's basketball program.The school issued a statement Wednesday following a report in The Chronicle of Higher Education that mentioned potential allegations from the tenure of former coach Rick Barnes, who is now at Tennessee.

  • Indiana hires new strength coach for basketball program

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University has hired Lyonel Anderson as its head strength and conditioning coach for basketball.Coach Tom Crean made the announcement on Wednesday.Anderson joins the program after working as associate director of sports performance for football at the University of Houston. He has helped train more than 40 professional athletes.

  • Former Indiana forward Mosquera-Perea transferring to ETSU

    June 29, 2015

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Former Indiana forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea is transferring to East Tennessee State.ETSU issued a release Tuesday announcing the addition of Mosquera-Perea. The 6-foot-9 forward from Colombia must sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

  • Clarification: NCAA-Rules Changes story

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) In a story June 9, The Associated Press reported on a series of changes coming next season to men's and women's college basketball. The story referred to the 10-second limit for women's teams to advance the ball to the frontcourt, but it should have explained that the limit is not reset if the ball is deflected out of bounds by the defense, there is a held ball and the possession arrow favors the offensive team, or a technical foul is called on the offensive team while the ball is in its backcourt. The story also should have specified that post defenders, not all players, will be allowed to use hand-checks when an offensive player is in the lane and has her back to the basket.

  • Curry's popularity prompts Davidson SID to change number

    June 29, 2015

    DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Stephen Curry is one of the most popular players in the NBA.You don't have to remind Davidson College sports information director Joey Beeler, who has been forced to change his office phone number after being besieged in recent weeks by calls from young children wanting to meet the NBA's Most Valuable Player and his daughter Riley.

  • Son of Danny Ainge to play basketball at Utah State

    June 29, 2015

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) The son of Boston Celtics executive and former BYU star Danny Ainge has committed to play at Utah State.Coach Tim Duryea said Tuesday that Utah State has signed Crew Ainge to its 2015-16 basketball class.The 5-foot-11 Ainge played point guard at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. He will not play this season due to an LDS Church mission, but is scheduled to return for the 2017-18 season. Ainge is planning to go through the Utah State summer program with the team before leaving for his mission in August.

  • Walk-on guard Braxton Bonds granted release, leaving Vols

    June 29, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Walk-on point guard Braxton Bonds has been granted his release by Tennessee and is leaving the Volunteers' program.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Tuesday that Bonds had been given his release. The news was first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

  • Louisville extends Rick Pitino's contract to 2025-26 season

    June 29, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has extended coach Rick Pitino's contract four years through the 2025-26 season with his base salary increasing from .48 million next season to .093 million annually after that.Pitino will also earn a .5 million retention bonus to be paid incrementally every three years, starting with 0,000 in July 1, 2017, and increasing to .25 million. The 2013 Hall of Fame inductee had seven years remaining on his current contract.

  • New Iowa State coach Steve Prohm embraces high expectations

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) No pressure, coach!Steve Prohm was introduced as the new coach at Iowa State on Tuesday, taking over a man so beloved in Ames that he was nicknamed ''The Mayor.'' And the roster that Fred Hoiberg left behind before bolting for the Chicago Bulls?

  • NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men's basketball

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) College basketball is undergoing a major overhaul next season.Men's teams will use a faster shot clock - 30 seconds instead of 35 seconds - and have fewer timeouts, while women's teams will play four 10-minute quarters instead of two 20-minute halves.

  • Mississippi's Moody sidelined with leg injury

    June 29, 2015

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi guard Stefan Moody is expected to be sidelined for at least two months because of a stress fracture in his lower left leg.The school released a statement on Monday saying that Moody's injury was discovered last week and he has already had surgery. He is expected to miss 8-12 weeks while he recovers.

  • Iowa State hires Steve Prohm as Hoiberg's replacement

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State has hired Murray State's Steve Prohm as its men's basketball coach.Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed Monday that Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left last week after five seasons to take over the Chicago Bulls.

  • C-USA freshman of year Dorn chooses to transfer to NC State

    June 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Conference USA freshman of the year Torin Dorn hopes to be another transfer success story for North Carolina State.Dorn spent last season at Charlotte and was the 49ers' leading scorer, but decided to transfer after a coaching change.

  • Jordan leaves St. John's to pursue pro opportunities

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan has left school to pursue professional opportunities.The 6-foot-4 Jordan averaged 14.1 points in 31 games last season, his second with the Red Storm.''Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine,'' Jordan said Friday. ''I believe I am ready to take the next step in my basketball career and plan to work hard to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA.''

  • St. John's guard Jordan entering NBA draft

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan is entering the NBA draft.The 6-foot-4 Jordan averaged 14.1 points in 31 games last season, his second with the Red Storm.''Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine,'' Jordan said Friday. ''I believe I am ready to take the next step in my basketball career and plan to work hard to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA.''

  • Mark Cuban's gift to provide Hoosiers with new video center

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) As Mark Cuban looked for ways to help the Dallas Mavericks gain a competitive advantage in the NBA, the Indiana University graduate thought his alma mater should get in on the ground floor.On Friday, the school announced that Cuban had made a million donation for a state-of-the-art technology center that will benefit students, fans and, of course, his beloved Hoosiers.

  • Facing 5 NCAA charges, UNC plans response in academic case

    June 29, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina and the NCAA appear to agree on at least one thing: The school has corrected problems that led to its long-running academic fraud scandal through numerous reforms and personnel changes.What the two sides don't agree on is what rule violations were committed.

  • Hoiberg praises Otzelberger in last Iowa State presser

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg on Friday dismissed the idea that he recently rehired top assistant T.J. Otzelberger to be his eventual successor.But Hoiberg thinks Otzelberger will make a great coach someday.Whether that opportunity comes with the Cyclones next season should be known soon.

  • Washington adds top recruit Noah Dickerson

    June 29, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) Washington got a major boost for its front court by landing former Florida signee Noah Dickerson.The Huskies announced the addition of Dickerson on Friday. Dickerson becomes the seventh freshman to sign with the Huskies for the 2015-16 season. The Huskies are also adding junior college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe, who must sit out one season due to NCAA transfer rules.

  • 'Bevo' Francis, scored 113 points in college game, dies

    June 29, 2015

    RIO GRANDE, Ohio (AP) Clarence ''Bevo'' Francis, who had 113 points for Rio Grande College in a 1954 game and was one of college basketball's great scorers, has died. He was 82.He died Wednesday at his southern Ohio home, Roberts Funeral Home said. Rio Grande said he died after a long illness.

  • ISU looking for "return on investment" with new hoops coach

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State President Steven Leath said Thursday he is ''open minded'' about how much the university is willing to pay its next basketball coach.The Cyclones largesse will apparently have its limits.Leath spoke to reporters for the first time since Fred Hoiberg left to take over the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Leath said he intends to be interview all the finalists identified by athletic director Jamie Pollard and weigh in with his opinion before Pollard makes the final decision.

  • Washington hires former player Will Conroy as assistant

    June 29, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has dipped into the pool of former players and hired Will Conroy as his new assistant basketball coach.Washington announced the hiring Thursday. Conroy, a Seattle native, played at Washington from 2001-05. He initially joined the program as a walk-on but went on to have a stellar career, finishing as the school's all-time leader in assists with 515. Conroy was the 23rd player in Pac-10 history to reach the 500-assist mark.

  • Pepperdine hoops coach Marty Wilson signs contract extension

    June 29, 2015

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Pepperdine men's basketball coach Marty Wilson has signed a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2020-21 season.The Waves were 18-14 overall last season, finishing fourth in the West Coast Conference with a 10-8 record. They played in the CBI tournament, their first postseason appearance since 2002.

  • Iowa St looking for "return on investment" with new coach

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State President Steven Leath says he's ''open minded'' about how much the university is willing to pay its next basketball coach, adding that the school is looking for a return on its investment.Leath spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since Fred Hoiberg left to take over the NBA's Chicago Bulls. Leath says he intends to interview all the finalists identified by athletic director Jamie Pollard and weigh in with his opinion before Pollard makes the final decision.

  • 'Bevo' Francis, who scored 113 points in college game, dies

    June 29, 2015

    RIO GRANDE, Ohio (AP) A man who scored a record-setting 113 points in an NCAA basketball game in 1954 and put his small Ohio college on the sports map has died. Clarence ''Bevo'' Francis was 82.William Roberts of Roberts Funeral Home says Francis died Wednesday at his southern Ohio home.

  • Calipari retools Kentucky roster 7 players bolted for NBA

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari believes his overhauled roster can do something ''crazy'' like last season's one-loss squad - once they finally get together.The new Wildcats have a tough act to follow after last year's group went 38-1 before a Final Four loss to Wisconsin that derailed unbeaten championship hopes. Calipari concedes he never thought that talented team would ever lose and still laments the what-ifs of the 71-64 loss.

  • NCAA hits UNC with 5 violations in wake of academic scandal

    June 29, 2015

    North Carolina's long-running academic fraud scandal now includes five NCAA charges, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes and the counselors who advised them.The school released a 59-page notice of allegations Thursday from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify violations uncovered during an investigation. The charges were more broad-based than focused on individual sports, with the NCAA regarding academic irregularities in the formerly named African and Afro-American (AFAM) Studies department as potential improper benefits by saying athletes received access to courses and other assistance generally unavailable to non-athletes.

  • White transferring from Arkansas-Little Rock to Georgia Tech

    June 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Forward James White, who led Arkansas-Little Rock in rebounds last season, is transferring to Georgia Tech to play his final season.Coach Brian Gregory says White has signed grant-in-aid papers to make the transfer official.The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Howard averaged a team-high 6.6 rebounds and was second with his average of 11.9 points in 14 games last season. His season was cut short by a stress fracture in his tibia. He has started 42 games over the past two seasons.

  • Louisville 7-footer Mahmoud out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    June 29, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville sophomore 7-footer Anas Mahmoud is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks after tearing the medial meniscus in his left knee.The forward/center from Egypt will have surgery Thursday morning at Jewish Hospital East to repair the injury sustained when he twisted the knee while playing basketball. A school release on Wednesday said Mahmoud should be able to play with the Cardinals during their tour in Puerto Rico Aug. 10-17.

  • Guard Shaqquan Aaron transfers to USC

    June 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Guard Shaqquan Aaron has transferred to Southern California from Louisville and will have three years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2016-17 season.Aaron played in 23 games for the Cardinals last season, making two starts, and averaged 1.3 points and 7.2 minutes. At Rainier Beach High in Seattle, the 6-foot-7 Aaron averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists in leading his team to the Class 3A title for the second straight year.

  • New Utah State AD sets sights on Mountain West championships

    June 29, 2015

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) Newly hired Utah State athletic director John Hartwell said the Aggies will win multiple Mountain West championships in multiple sports.Hartwell was introduced as the new head of athletics at the Wayne Estes Center on Wednesday and didn't hesitate to set high expectations for on-field performance and growth throughout the department. Utah State joined the reorganized Mountain West in 2013 and has yet to earn a league trophy in any sport. Hartwell promised that will change.

  • Tennessee reports secondary violation from Tyndall's tenure

    June 29, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has reported to the NCAA a secondary violation that occurred during the one-year tenure of fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall.According to documents obtained in a public records request, Tyndall's staff had two phone calls with a potential student-athlete without receiving permission to contact him. The student-athlete in question already had been released from his letter of intent to another school. The coaches involved received education on the NCAA rules relevant to this case.

  • Michigan grad decides to finish career at Indiana

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Forward Max Bielfeldt will finish his college basketball career at Indiana after recently graduating from Michigan.The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Illinois native made the announcement Tuesday night on his Twitter account.Last season, the undersized Hoosiers lacked depth inside. Adding Bielfeldt should give Indiana more size and more experience on a front line that took another hit in May when starting forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was booted off the team for what coach Tom Crean described as not meeting their ''responsibilities to the program.''

  • Utah State hires John Hartwell as next athletic director

    June 29, 2015

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) John Hartwell has been hired as the next athletic director at Utah State, President Stan Albrecht announced Tuesday.The former Troy athletic director replaces Scott Barnes, who took the same position at Pittsburgh.Hartwell spent three years at Troy, where he guided major upgrades to several athletic facilities. Three of his hires were named Sun Belt Conference coach of the year in 2014-15 as the women's golf team and men's tennis team won conference titles. He also negotiated a new deal with Adidas to outfit the school's teams.

  • Kansas lands touted swingman Lagerald Vick for 2015 class

    June 29, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Prized prospect Lagerald Vick, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has reclassified for the 2015 class and signed a grant-in-aid agreement to play basketball for Kansas.Vick was originally planning to attend prep school for a year, but he managed to complete all the academic requirements necessary to be part of this year's recruiting class. He signed his agreement Tuesday.

  • Chicago Bulls introduce Fred Hoiberg as new coach

    June 29, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls made it official Tuesday, hiring Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to replace Tom Thibodeau.Hoiberg was long rumored as the replacement for Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons.Hoiberg went 115-56 with the Cyclones, including four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and back-to-back Big 12 tournament titles. He had open-heart surgery in April.

  • UConn officially adds 3 to basketball roster

    June 29, 2015

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has officially added three off-season acquisitions to its men's basketball team.Guard Sterling Gibbs and forward Shonn Miller have joined the Huskies for a final year of eligibility after graduating from Seton Hall and Cornell.

  • So long, Mayor: Hoiberg leaves Iowa State stocked for future

    June 29, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State's beloved ''Mayor'' is gone, lured to the riches and challenges of the NBA.At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent.The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew up in Ames, served as a ball boy for the Cyclones and later starred for legendary coach Johnny Orr. As a coach, he brought back the ''Hilton Magic'' to a success-starved fan base.

  • AP Source: Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach

    June 29, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bulls plan to introduce Fred Hoiberg as their new coach on Tuesday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been finalized.

  • Mihalich signs extension at Hofstra

    June 29, 2015

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) Joe Mihalich, who has overseen a two-year turnaround of the basketball program at Hofstra, has signed a contract extension.Director of Athletics Jeffrey Hathaway announced the extension Monday. No other details were given.Mihalich inherited a program that won seven games the previous season and the Pride won 10 games the first season and were 20-14 last season, losing to William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals. They lost to Vermont in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.

  • Iowa St coach Fred Hoiberg visits Chicago about Bulls job

    June 29, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg boarded a flight to Chicago on Monday to meet with the Bulls about their coaching vacancy, and the NBA team then said it would have a major announcement on Tuesday.Hours before the Bulls sent out their release, Hoiberg told reporters at the airport in Ames, Iowa, that he had meetings set for Monday night but no deal had been finalized.

  • Kansas lands touted Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby

    June 29, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has landed Ole Miss transfer Dwight Coleby, a highly touted center who will redshirt next season and have two years of eligibility remaining.The Jayhawks will lose a trio of forwards in Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor and Hunter Mickelson after next season. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Coleby should be able to help replenish the front court after playing in all 34 games for the Rebels last season.

  • Big-name coaches nonplussed by shorter shot clock

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) John Calipari bluntly downplayed the effect a shorter shot clock might have on college basketball.''Thirty seconds is not going to have an impact on the game,'' the Kentucky coach said.Roy Williams echoed that sentiment, if a bit less forcefully, and John Beilein figures the adjustment should be easy enough.

  • Northwestern lands Va. Tech transfer van Zegeren

    June 29, 2015

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern has signed Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren.A 6-foot-10 forward and native of The Netherlands, he left the Hokies in January after being suspended indefinitely by coach Buzz Williams for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

  • Former Drake head coach Phelps hired as assistant at Arizona

    June 29, 2015

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Former Drake head coach Mark Phelps has been hired as an assistant on Sean Miller's staff at Arizona.Phelps takes the spot vacated when Damon Stoudamire left to take an assistant coaching job at Memphis.Phelps was head coach at Drake from 2009 to 2013. He was an assistant at Missouri in 2013-14 and an assistant at Marquette last season.

  • UNC's Roy Williams says he hasn't seen NCAA allegations

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams says he hasn't seen what's in the notice of allegations from the NCAA in connection with the school's academic fraud scandal.The school said May 22 it had received the notice of allegations and would release it publicly after redactions to comply with privacy laws. Williams says he believes the release will occur soon.

  • Miles' new deal has bonuses for Big Ten title, NCAA berth

    June 29, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles' new contract also has changes in how he earns certain bonuses.The athletic department released the contract to reporters on Monday. It was previously announced that the contract would extend through the 2019-20 season and that Miles would be paid just over million this year.

  • John Petersen, former CEO for whom Pitt arena is named, dies

    June 29, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) John Petersen, a retired insurance executive whose gifts to the University of Pittsburgh included million for a basketball arena named for himself and his wife, has died. He was 86.Petersen died Saturday after battling cancer, university officials and his family said. He and his wife, Gertrude, were living with their daughter in Savannah, Georgia, at the time.

  • Arkansas State's Livingston charged with punching officer

    June 29, 2015

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas State basketball player is charged with punching a police officer in the throat at a medical facility.Police say Anthony Livingston, 22, hit Jonesboro Officer Tyler Wilson on Thursday after Wilson threatened to shoot him with a stun gun because Livingston was being combative and resisting arrest. It wasn't clear why Livingston was at the medical facility.

  • Michigan signs 6-foot-10 German to letter of intent

    June 29, 2015

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan basketball has signed 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a letter of intent.The team said Friday that Wagner will join the Wolverines for the 2015-16 academic year.Michigan coach John Beilein says Wagner has a great understanding of the game and has played against opponents significantly older than he is. Wagner just turned 18.

  • Statement from NAFCED on 2016 NCAA eligibility standards

    June 29, 2015

    Statement from the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development given to The Associated Press:The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development (NAFCED) is concerned about the potential unintended consequences of the new NCAA 2016 Initial Eligibility standards, which are likely to have a severely disproportionate impact on underprivileged student athletes and prospects.

  • APNewsBreak: Coaches blast new NCAA eligibility standards

    June 29, 2015

    A new organization of minority coaches on Friday sharply criticized NCAA eligibility standards set to take effect next year for incoming freshmen, saying they will deny too many athletes the opportunity to go to college.The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, a group led by Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith, Georgetown coach John Thompson III and former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, issued a statement to The Associated Press said the standards disproportionately target minority and less affluent students in ''an unintended consequence beyond acceptability.''

  • ODU men's coach Jeff Jones to have prostate cancer surgery

    June 29, 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Old Dominion men's basketball coach Jeff Jones has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Monday.Jones says in a release from the school that a check-up in late 2014 revealed that he had an elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level. He says he had follow-up tests during the season and a biopsy in April confirmed the cancer.

  • Padres' home field to host college hoops game in December

    June 29, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Play ball! Uh, basketball that is.San Diego State and the University of San Diego are scheduled to play a basketball game on the San Diego Padres' home field on Dec. 5, the first time the major league park has hosted hoops.The Padres and the schools don't think they're tempting fate by taking the game outdoors, and think the game will fare better than SDSU's loss to Syracuse on the USS Midway in November 2012. That game, on the decommissioned flat top's flight deck, was delayed two days by rain. Once it was played, it was windy and the bright sun affected the players.

  • College basketball player drowns in Indiana reservoir

    June 29, 2015

    CICERO, Ind. (AP) A University of Indianapolis basketball player drowned after he fell into an Indiana reservoir without a lifejacket, investigators said Friday.A dive team found the body of 22-year-old senior Dai-Jon Parker around 6 p.m. Thursday at the bottom of Morse Reservoir, north of Indianapolis, according to Sgt. Blaine R. Gillan of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The agency confirmed Parker's identity on Friday.

  • Big 12 future sites familiar for basketball, baseball

    June 29, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) The Big 12 is keeping its men's basketball tournament in Kansas City through at least 2020, and the conference plans play the baseball and for women's basketball tournaments in Oklahoma City for multiple years.Kansas City has annually hosted men's basketball since 2010, and was already set for 2016 before the new multiyear agreement Thursday through 2020. The tournament was a sellout in each of the past two seasons, averaging more than 18,000 fans a game there.

  • SEC increases permanent home-and-home rivals in basketball

    June 29, 2015

    Kentucky will play Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt twice a season every season in the Southeastern Conference's new basketball schedule format that increases the number of permanent home-and-home opponents from one to three.The SEC announced the tweak to its scheduling Thursday.

  • Marquette freshman Cheatham won't wear retired number

    June 29, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski says an internal miscommunication led to the initial assignment of a retired number to an incoming freshman.Haanif Cheatham will wear No. 25 instead of No. 24, which has been retired in honor of George Thompson, the school's career scoring leader at 20.4 points. Thompson played from 1966-69.

  • Monasch resigns as St. John's athletic director

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Chris Monasch has resigned after 10 years as St. John's athletic director.The school made the announcement Thursday, saying the resignation is effective June 30 and Monasch is leaving his alma mater to ''pursue new leadership opportunities.'''

  • SEC continues to raise basketball profile with new coaches

    June 29, 2015

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) When Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings first stepped into the meeting room this week in Destin, he immediately noticed four new faces.And one familiar one missing.With longtime Florida coach Billy Donovan leaving college for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this month, Stallings has become the dean of Southeastern Conference basketball coaches.

  • Byers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93

    June 29, 2015

    Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.Byers died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kansas, when a urinary tract infection spread into his bloodstream, son Fritz said Wednesday.

  • Majerle, Stankiewicz get 4-year extensions at Grand Canyon

    June 29, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) Grand Canyon has signed men's basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019.The university also announced a five-year apparel deal with Nike on Wednesday.Terms of the deals were not released, but Grand Canyon said in a release that Majerle and Stankiewicz will be the highest-paid coaches in the Western Athletic Conference in their respective sports.

  • Nebraska coach Miles' pay hits million after down season

    June 29, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid million a year.The school released Miles' new salary on Wednesday, a day after he received a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Miles was paid .65 million in 2013-14.

  • Fireman, Self, Smith to receive Hall of Fame award

    June 29, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Kansas coach Bill Self and former NBA veteran Steve Smith have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award.The winners will be recognized on Sept. 10 at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame's Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend.

  • Nebraska's Miles receives contract extension through 2019-20

    June 29, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles has had his contract extended one year through the 2019-20 season.Athletic department spokesman Shamus McKnight confirmed the extension Tuesday. McKnight did not have information on if any financial terms changed.

  • Northwestern, Collins agree to extension

    June 29, 2015

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern has agreed to a contract extension with men's basketball coach Chris Collins.The school did not provide any details while announcing the move on Tuesday.Collins, who replaced Bill Carmody, is 29-36 in two seasons. Northwestern went 14-19 his first year and 15-17 last season.

  • UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les signs extension

    June 29, 2015

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.The school announced the deal Friday.Les led the Aggies to the Big West regular-season title and a spot in the National Invitation Tournament last season. They were 14-2 in the Big West and 25-7 overall, a year after going 9-22. The turnaround was the biggest in NCAA Division I last season.

  • Hurricanes' Caputo promoted to associate head coach

    June 29, 2015

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes assistant basketball coach Chris Caputo has been promoted to associate head coach.Coach Jim Larranaga announced the promotion Friday. It follows the departure this week of assistant Eric Konkol, who was hired as Louisiana Tech's coach.

  • UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case

    June 29, 2015

    North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal.In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the ''lengthy'' notice and will release it publicly ''as soon as possible'' after redactions to comply with privacy laws.

  • Longtime Ohio State spokesman Steve Snapp dead at 69

    June 29, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Steve Snapp, a longtime Ohio State athletics spokesman and sports information director, has died. He was 69.The university confirmed his death on Thursday. Snapp had been ill a long time, battling cancer and suffering a stroke several years ago.

  • SMU guard Moore to join Kansas for World University Games

    June 29, 2015

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) SMU guard Nic Moore will join the Kansas basketball program to represent the U.S. as the World University Games in South Korea later this summer.The Jayhawks are unable to include Svi Mykhailiuk on their roster because he is from Ukraine, and fellow guard Brannen Greene recently had hip surgery. So with a depleted backcourt, coach Bill Self reached out to his former mentor Larry Brown for help.

  • Kentucky's Calipari signs 1-year contract extension to 2022

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a one-year contract extension through 2022 that will pay him a total of million.The contract was signed on May 13 and a copy was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through an open records request. It replaces the .5 million, seven-year agreement he signed last June.

  • Wake Forest reinstates G Jones from offseason suspension

    June 29, 2015

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has reinstated Madison Jones from an offseason suspension from all basketball-related activities.Coach Danny Manning suspended the rising senior in March. He didn't specify a reason then, saying that Jones ''needs to make better decisions and earn his way back.''

  • Wisconsin's Alvarez: Abolish so-called 20-hour rule

    June 29, 2015

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said it's time to abolish the so-called 20-hour rule designed to limit how much time students spend on athletics instead of academics per week.Alvarez acknowledged athletes need time off. But the rule in place is not the way to go about it.

  • Duke, Kentucky basketball teams earn top marks in classroom

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) National champion Duke and perennial powerhouse Kentucky topped the list of men's basketball teams singled out by the NCAA for academic achievement Wednesday.Public recognition awards are earned by finishing in the top 10 percent of a sport based on Academic Progress Rate scores. Any school with a perfect score of 1,000 also is recognized.

  • Indiana Mr. Basketball Swanigan commits to Purdue

    June 29, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Caleb Swanigan of Fort Wayne, the reigning Indiana Mr. Basketball, plans to play for Purdue next season.Swanigan's guardian, Roosevelt Barnes, tells the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/1S80sY7 ) the 6-foot-9 Swanigan chose Purdue because he wants to win a national championship in Indiana at a school that hasn't done it before.

  • Calipari: 'Not interested' in vacant Pelicans coaching job

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) John Calipari says he's not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching job and is happy at Kentucky.The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team's NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis.

  • Former NBA player Julius Hodge joins Buffalo staff

    June 29, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) From NBA first-round draft pick to playing in Vietnam and many points in between, Julius Hodge is prepared to start his post-professional basketball career at the University at Buffalo.Hodge on Monday was named the Bulls director of player development under new coach Nate Oats.

  • Louisiana Tech basketball names Konkol as new coach

    June 29, 2015

    RUSTON, La. (AP) Louisiana Tech has hired Miami assistant Eric Konkol as the Bulldogs' new men's basketball coach.Konkol, whose appointment was announced Monday, takes over for Michael White, who was hired by Florida earlier this month.Louisiana Tech athletic director Tommy McClelland says Konkol ''has a national reputation as a great recruiter'' and is a rising star in coaching.

  • Former University of San Francisco president dies at 90

    June 29, 2015

    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball program, died Friday. He was 90.Lo Schiavo died in the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, said University of San Francisco spokeswoman Anne-Marie Devine Tasto.

  • Albany a victory away from its first Final Four

    June 29, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Albany lacrosse coach Scott Marr is on the cusp of reaching a lifelong goal - championship weekend.All that stands in the way of his high-scoring Great Danes (16-2) making lacrosse's final four is top-seeded Notre Dame (11-2). The teams meet Saturday in Denver in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, a reprise of a scintillating quarterfinal matchup a year ago won by the Irish in overtime.

  • NCAA committee calls for switch to 30-second shot clock

    June 29, 2015

    The NCAA made a series of changes to men's college basketball two seasons ago in an attempt to boost scoring and reduce physical play under the basket.Those changes barely moved the needle, so now the NCAA is taking more drastic steps.The NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee recommended reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds on Friday, the biggest step in a series of changes aimed at speeding up a game that has reached historic lows in scoring two of the past three seasons.

  • NCAA men's basketball rules committee proposes reducing shot clock to 30 seconds

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NCAA men's basketball rules committee proposes reducing shot clock to 30 seconds.

  • Indiana dismisses Davis, Mosquera-Pera after pot incident

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana dismissed sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea on Thursday, cutting two of the players whose off-court problems have led to a series of embarrassing headlines for the storied program.The school said the two were dismissed ''effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program.''

  • Kentucky's visit to Kansas highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge

    June 29, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) Kentucky's visit to Kansas highlights the first Big 12-SEC Challenge to be held while both conferences are in the middle of their league schedules.The two winningest programs in college basketball will meet for the second straight season on Jan. 30, when all 10 of the matchups will be held. The Wildcats lead the series 22-6 and have won the past three meetings, including the NCAA title game in 2012. But the Jayhawks have beaten Kentucky three straight times at home.

  • Clemson men's basketball team signs Robert Morris G Reed

    June 29, 2015

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Marcquise Reed, who helped Robert Morris to the NCAA Tournament last season, has transferred to Clemson.Clemson announced the move Wednesday.Reed averaged 15.1 points in his freshman season with the Colonials, who won the Northeast Conference this past March. Reed scored 19 points as Robert Morris won its opening NCAA game. He had 22 points in a loss to eventual champion Duke.

  • Maryland-UNC headlines ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups

    June 29, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Maryland will visit an old Atlantic Coast Conference rival in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.The made-for-TV event's 14 matchups were announced Wednesday.The Terrapins - who recently completed their first season in the Big Ten after leaving the ACC - will visit North Carolina in a matchup of teams that figure to enter the season as favorites to win their leagues. Additionally, the Terps have added Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon to their roster.

  • NC State: Assistant coach Rob Moxley out of hospital

    June 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says assistant men's basketball coach Rob Moxley is out of the hospital and recovering at home from an unspecified medical issue.In a statement Wednesday, the school said Moxley was released from Rex Hospital on Monday evening after making ''significant progress'' in his recovery from an emergency medical condition.

  • Former UNC coach, assistant Bill Guthridge dies at 77

    June 29, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith's ''perfect sidekick.''Guthridge, who was Smith's longtime assistant and later succeeded him as North Carolina's head coach, was 77. The school announced Wednesday that Guthridge died Tuesday night.

  • AP source: Calipari, Kentucky negotiating contract extension

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A person close to the situation said that coach John Calipari and Kentucky are negotiating a one-year, million contract extension through 2022.The person said the deal could be completed by the end of the week. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the university has not publicly announced any contract negotiations with its sixth-year coach.

  • Charlotte F Willie Clayton transferring to Georgia State

    June 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Charlotte forward Willie Clayton is transferring to Georgia State to play his final college season.The 6-foot-7 Clayton started 22 games for the 49ers last season, averaging 7.3 points and ranking 13th in Conference USA in rebounding at 6.3 per game. He decided to finish his career closer to home, having played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School.

  • Virginia Tech's top scorer Smith heading to Georgia Tech

    June 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) Adam Smith is returning home to play his final year at Georgia Tech after leading Virginia Tech in scoring last season.The 6-foot-1 guard was the top 3-point shooter in the Atlantic Coast Conference (42.4 percent) and paced the Hokies with 13.4 points a game.

  • Indiana suspends Davis after marijuana possession citation

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana sophomore basketball player Devin Davis has been suspended from all team activities after being cited for marijuana possession.Additional action could be taken against Davis after a review, coach Tom Crean said Tuesday. He also said junior Hanner Mosquera-Perea was present at the time but was not charged by the Indiana University police department. Crean said the school will review what role Mosquera-Perea played in the incident.

  • Smart says 'Havoc' style a way of life, not just a copyright

    June 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas may have bowed out of the legal fight with Virginia Commonwealth over the copyright of ''Havoc.''Don't expect new Longhorns coach Shaka Smart to shy away from the coaching style that got him there.Smart on Monday called a recent copyright tussle between Texas and VCU ''comical.''

  • Mississippi adds Miami transfer Deandre Burnett, a 6-2 guard

    June 29, 2015

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi's basketball team has added Miami transfer guard Deandre Burnett.The school announced Burnett's signing on Monday. The 6-foot-2 guard must sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility remaining.

  • Oregon State AD Bob De Carolis to step down

    June 29, 2015

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis has announced that he will step down on June 30.De Carolis released an open letter Monday announcing his decision.''There is never an optimal time for decisions like this, especially after 17 years of a journey,'' De Carolis said. ''However, I believe we are in the best possible position in Oregon State University's history to have success on and off the field.''

  • White gets guidance from Donovan, embraces tough task

    June 29, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Mike White is getting a few pointers about his new job.Not just anyone's two cents, either.White has spoken to former Florida coach Billy Donovan several times in the last few days about what to expect and who to lean on as he makes the most daunting coaching transition of his life.

  • Texas regents set to make Smart a nearly million coach

    June 29, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) University of Texas System regents are set to approve new basketball coach Shaka Smart's nearly million contract, with most of that money guaranteed.The regents meet Wednesday and Thursday in Austin and released some of the financial details used to lure Smart away from Virginia Commonwealth last month.

  • Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon transferring to Maryland

    June 29, 2015

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon will play his final season at Maryland.Coach Mark Turgeon announced the addition of Sulaimon to his roster on Monday. The guard from Houston said on Twitter that he is ''blessed and honored for the opportunity.''

  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

    June 29, 2015

    Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:- BALTIMORE - Playing before home fans for the first time in two weeks, the Orioles hope a game at Camden Yards can serve as a pick-me-up for themselves and the beleaguered city. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

  • Former Alcorn coach Davey Whitney dies at 85

    June 29, 2015

    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Former Alcorn State basketball coach Davey Whitney has died. He was 85.The school and the Southwestern Athletic Conference confirmed Whitney's death Sunday. No cause of death was given.Whitney spent nearly three decades at Alcorn State over two stints from 1969 to 1989 and again from 1996 to 2003.

  • Canadian forward Kyle Alexander signs with Tennessee

    June 29, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has added Canadian forward Kyle Alexander to its recruiting class.The school announced Saturday that the 6-foot-10 Alexander had signed his letter of intent. He plans to enroll at Tennessee in June as a freshman.Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said in a statement that Alexander has ''only been playing basketball for about 2 1/2 years, but it's clear the sky is the limit in terms of his potential.'' Alexander is a senior at Athlete Institute, a prep school in Orangeville, Ontario.

  • Albany's Lyle Thompson readies for final postseason run

    June 29, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Senior Lyle Thompson is at the point in his lacrosse career at Albany where his next game could be his last. The career scoring leader in Division I history isn't quite ready to hang up his stick and gloves.''I just want to prove to the lacrosse world that this team is a championship team. I truly believe that,'' Thompson said. ''We have a big upside this year. I really like our chances. I think we're going to be there on championship weekend.''

  • UNC adding ex-VCU recruit Williams, Maye to veteran squad

    June 29, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has signed guard Kenny Williams and forward Luke Maye to play basketball next season.Williams, a 6-foot-4 guard from Midlothian, Virginia, was originally committed to VCU, but reopened his recruitment after coach Shaka Smart left for Texas. The late addition of the four-star recruit fills a big need with his outside shooting.

  • Syracuse stars Coleman, Devendorf and Jones to get degrees

    June 29, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) When former Syracuse star Derrick Coleman became the top pick in the NBA draft a quarter of a century ago, he didn't have enough credits to earn his degree.He does now.Former guards Eric Devendorf and Mookie Jones also will receive their degrees this weekend, as well as current players Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney. Senior Rakeem Christmas graduated a semester early in December.

  • Duke begins chase for three-peat in NCAA men's lacrosse

    June 29, 2015

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke followed one national championship in men's lacrosse by winning another.Now it's time for the Blue Devils to try to do it again. The two-time reigning champions will look to take their first step toward a three-peat.Duke midfielder Myles Jones says ''the formula's the same'' because the Blue Devils have the ''same plays, same coaches. Just different guys filling different roles.''

  • NC State: assistant coach Rob Moxley hospitalized

    June 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says assistant men's basketball coach Rob Moxley is hospitalized and recovering from an unspecified medical issue.In a statement Friday, the school didn't reveal the reason for Moxley's hospitalization Wednesday evening, citing privacy for the family. But it says Moxley is ''responsive, in stable condition and recovering.''

  • Cal introduces Michael Williams as new athletic director

    June 29, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The moments that made Michael Williams want to be California's athletic director were the ones he never expected.There was the time defensive lineman Austin Clark gave him ''the biggest, sweatiest, bloodiest, nastiest hug.'' Or when he ''ended up almost drowning'' in the pool after the women's swimming and diving team won the national championship. And then there was swimmer Missy Franklin, dripping wet, running over to embrace Williams anyway.

  • Wichita State lands Cleveland State transfer Anton Grady

    June 29, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita State has filled a significant void in the post by signing Cleveland State transfer Anton Grady to a financial aid agreement for next season.Grady, who has already graduated, will be eligible to play his final season immediately. He averaged 14.3 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds last season.

  • UConn guard Terrence Samuel to transfer

    June 29, 2015

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn says point guard Terrence Samuel has been granted his release from the team and plans to transfer.Samuel averaged just more than 20 minutes a game backing up Ryan Boatright for the Huskies, who went 20-15 last season and lost in the first round of the NIT.

  • Cal to announce hiring of Williams as AD

    June 29, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California has decided to give interim athletic director Mike Williams the full-time job.The school said Thursday that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks will introduce Williams at a news conference on campus Friday.Williams took over from the departed Sandy Barbour last summer and originally said he was not a candidate for the job. That changed once he was in the position and proved himself to be a viable candidate.

  • Florida hires Louisiana Tech's White to replace Donovan

    June 29, 2015

    Florida believes it has another young, up-and-coming coach.The first one made basketball matter in Gainesville.This one has the tough task of following Billy Donovan.The Gators hired Louisiana Tech's Michael White on Thursday, a week after Donovan left to take the head coaching job with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • Clougherty retiring as ACC head of men's basketball referees

    June 29, 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference says John Clougherty will retire as coordinator of men's basketball officials after the 2015-16 season.Clougherty has worked in this role with the ACC since June 2005, part of a long career that includes 30 years as an oncourt referee. His responsibilities with the league include evaluating and grading league officials.

  • Guard Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

    June 29, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Former Washington starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer to Gonzaga and be eligible for the 2016-17 season when the series between the Huskies and Bulldogs is scheduled to resume.Gonzaga announced Wednesday that Williams-Goss will enroll this summer and have two years of eligibility remaining.

  • New Jersey prep guard Malik Ellison signs with St. John's

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) New Jersey high school guard Malik Ellison signed a national letter of intent with St. John's on Wednesday.The 6-foot-6 Ellison, the son of former Louisville and NBA player Pervis Ellison, averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as a senior for Life Center Academy.

  • Nebraska guard Tarin Smith transferring to Duquesne

    June 29, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Nebraska guard Tarin Smith is transferring to Duquesne.Coach Jim Ferry announced Wednesday that Smith has signed a financial aid agreement and will be with the team this fall. Smith must sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will have three seasons of eligibility with the Dukes.

  • Pitt guard Newkirk undergoes knee surgery

    June 29, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh sophomore guard Josh Newkirk underwent left knee surgery on Wednesday but should be ready in time for the 2015-16 season.Coach Jamie Dixon says the surgery repaired the lateral meniscus and a microfracture in the knee. Newkirk will need four to six months to recover, though Dixon said he believes Newkirk will be fine by the time practice starts in the fall.

  • Warrant issued for former Gophers basketball player McNeil

    June 29, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) An arrest warrant has been issued for former Minnesota basketball player Daquein McNeil after he failed to appear in court on assault charges.McNeil, a 21-year-old native of Baltimore, is accused of attacking and injuring his girlfriend last November. He failed to appear in Hennepin County court for a scheduled hearing last week, so the judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

  • On web site, Kentucky coach Calipari says 'no' to platooning

    June 29, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky nearly made history last season with a two-platoon system. Now coach John Calipari says the strategy is history.Calipari said Tuesday on CoachCal.com that he was happy to make the strategy work but added that ''last season was an absolute outlier.'' Kentucky began 38-0 before its quest to become unbeaten national champions ended with a Final Four loss to Wisconsin.

  • NCAA's new head of officials ready to make tough calls

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) J.D. Collins has one goal as the NCAA's coordinator of men's basketball officials: Get it right.A few hours after Tuesday's announcement of his new job, Collins told The Associated Press he expects referees to enforce the rules correctly, consistently and efficiently - and that he plans to advocate for refs taking as much time as they need to review late-game replays.

  • Texas withdraws 'Havoc' basketball trademark applications

    June 29, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) While VCU lost its basketball coach to the University of Texas, its trademarked ''havoc'' label is staying in Virginia.Officials at Texas say they have withdrawn attempts to federally trademark ''HORNS HAVOC'' and ''HOUSE OF HAVOC.'' The attempts to trademark the phrases came after the Longhorns hired Shaka Smart as their men's basketball coach in early April.

  • Mississippi, coach Kennedy agree to extension through 2019

    June 29, 2015

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi has agreed to a contract extension with men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy that will keep him at the school until 2019.The four-year deal, which was announced by the school on Tuesday, is the longest allowed by state law. The school says it includes a base salary of .925 million per season, as well as possible performance incentives.

  • Forward Willie Carmichael transferring from Tennessee

    June 29, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Willie Carmichael is transferring from Tennessee.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Tuesday that Carmichael had filled out the necessary paperwork to transfer and had been granted a release. The Knoxville News-Sentinel first reported Carmichael was planning to transfer.

  • UND releases list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames

    June 29, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) From ''Amber Waves'' to ''Zombies,'' the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.UND released a list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames Monday night, from which a committee will make a short list of finalists that will go to a public vote, likely sometime this year, school spokesman Peter Johnson said Tuesday.

  • J.D. Collins is new NCAA coordinator of basketball officials

    June 29, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) J.D. Collins, coordinator of officials for the Mid-American Conference and Summit League, was named the NCAA's national coordinator of men's basketball officiating on Tuesday.J.D. Collins, who has two decades of experience in officiating, replaces the retired John Adams. As an official, Collins worked two Final Fours, a regional final and five regional semifinals, and he called games in seven conferences, including the ACC, Big East and Big Ten.

  • VCU F Mo Alie-Cox arrested for simple assault

    June 29, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after a woman claimed he punched her in the face in a nightclub.According to the arrest warrant, the incident took place April 3, about two hours after Rams coach Shaka Smart told his team his was leaving to take the same job at Texas. Court records show the complaint was filed April 22, and Alie-Cox was served with the warrant last Thursday.

  • Cal signs another elite high school star in Jaylen Brown

    June 29, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California coach Cuonzo Martin has added another elite player with the signing of high school All-America small forward Jaylen Brown on Monday.Brown joins a recruiting class already featuring All-America forward Ivan Rabb from Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd High, a consensus top-10 prospect in the nation.

  • UNC: Pinson recovering from surgery on injured left foot

    June 29, 2015

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina freshman swingman Theo Pinson is recovering from foot surgery.Pinson had surgery on his left foot Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. He broke a bone in the foot in the Tar Heels' win at Wake Forest in January, sidelining him for 10 straight games and 14 of the last 19.

  • AP source: Cal to promote interim AD to full-time job

    June 29, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California will name interim athletic director Mike Williams to the full-time job.A person with knowledge of the plans said Monday that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is expected to announce Williams' promotion later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the news.

  • Donovan says goodbye, Florida moves on with coaching search

    June 29, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks - really months- ago.The Gators have been collecting information on potential successors since at least February, probably even sooner.Although athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday he would sit down with his search team later in the day and discuss potential candidates, he made it clear that school officials have been planning for Donovan's departure for some time.

  • Little-used freshman center decides to transfer from Indiana

    June 29, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Freshman Jeremiah April has decided to transfer from Indiana, coach Tom Crean said Friday.The 6-foot-11 center battled injuries all last season and played in only four games, averaging 1.5 points.Crean says April is looking for a school where he will get more playing time and that Indiana couldn't give that assurance.

  • Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard receives college degree

    June 29, 2015

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) Gina Johnson was rooting hard for the Portland Trail Blazers to upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard is her son, so she didn't have much of a choice.Johnson, however, did have other thoughts.

  • K-State signs AD John Currie to extension through 2020

    June 29, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas State athletic director John Currie signed a restructured contract Friday that includes an extension through the 2020 academic year and increases his base salary to 5,000 annually.The deal removes athletically related bonuses from his contract and turns the compensation into guaranteed salary. His previous agreement allowed him to earn up to 55 percent of his 5,000 salary in incentives up to a maximum of 6,250.

  • Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    June 29, 2015

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Asked how to raise attendance at sporting events, new Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said simply, ''Win games.''''That's just human nature,'' Rhoades said. ''People want to be associated with a winning program. They want to be associated with the next great thing.''

  • Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida's Billy Donovan as coach

    June 29, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.''We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City,'' team chairman Clayton Bennett said. ''He is the perfect fit for our organization and for our community, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.''

  • Trail Blazers' Lillard to give graduation speech at Weber St

    June 29, 2015

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will deliver an address when he graduates from Weber State on Friday.Lillard will graduate with a degree in professional sales from the College of Applied Science & Technology. He will be one of two student speakers at the Dee Events Center at 8 a.m., the school said Thursday.

  • Florida's Billy Donovan hired to coach Oklahoma City Thunder

    June 29, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder have hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their new coach.The Thunder made the announcement Thursday.The 49-year-old Donovan led Florida to two national championships, four Final Fours, seven Elite Eights and 14 NCAA Tournament berths in 19 years. He signed a one-year contract extension with the Gators in December that would have paid him an average salary of million through 2020.

  • VCU men's basketball coach Wade to earn million annually

    June 29, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Will Wade will be paid million per season as the men's basketball coach at VCU, and his five-year contract has bonus opportunities that could significantly boost his annual compensation.The 32-year-old Wade, hired earlier this month after Shaka Smart left for Texas, will draw a base salary of 0,000 and make 0,000 in supplemental compensation such as radio and television programs and participation in events affiliated with the university.

  • AP source: Thunder reach agreement to hire Florida's Donovan

    June 29, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Billy Donovan is headed back to the NBA.This time, he's expected to stay more than a day.Donovan agreed Thursday to become the Oklahoma City Thunder's next coach, according to a person familiar with negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has announced the agreement.

  • Alabama signs Memphis forward/guard transfer Nick King

    June 29, 2015

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Memphis transfer Nick King has signed to play for Alabama.New Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the signing of the forward/guard on Wednesday, the second signee since his hiring in April.King will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then have two years of eligibility remaining.

  • Ex-Louisville basketball player cleared of rape charge

    June 29, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former University of Louisville star player Chris Jones is hoping to resurrect his basketball career after he was cleared of allegations that he sexually assaulted two women at a party near campus.A grand jury in Louisville declined Wednesday to indict the sharp-shooting guard on rape and sodomy charges stemming from the Feb. 22 incident. Two other men were also cleared of those allegations by a grand jury.

  • Chris Mullin completes 1st month as coach at St. John's

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Chris Mullin was headed to lunch, walking along the main street that borders the St. John's campus.''I'm walking over here and my wife called and said, `What are you doing?' I said, `I'm walking down Union Turnpike going to lunch.' It's kind of strange really,'' Mullin said laughing Wednesday of his 30-year flashback to when he was the basketball star of stars at the New York City school.

  • AP Source: Thunder, Donovan in talks about coaching vacancy

    June 29, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Billy Donovan is entertaining a move to the NBA again.This time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person familiar with the search said.Eight years after leaving Florida to coach the Orlando Magic and then changing his mind the following day, he appears poised to make the jump and not look back this time.

  • Valparaiso streaks past Trinity International, 79-54

    December 10, 2014

    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Tevonn Walker came off the Valparaiso bench to score 15 points and spark the Crusaders to a 79-54 win over NAIA Trinity International Wednesday night.Walker scored seven points in the final seven minutes of the first half to fuel a 16-5 run to send Valparaiso (9-2) into the locker room with a 42-24 lead.

  • Greene has 19; No. 10 Kansas tops Georgetown 75-70

    December 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Brannen Greene went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 19 points Wednesday night as No. 10 Kansas made a basketball statement with a 75-70 win over Georgetown, even as Hoyas players were making a societal statement by wearing ''I CAN'T BREATHE'' T-shirts for the national anthem.

  • Campbell tops Delaware State in 70-55 win

    December 10, 2014

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - D.J. Mason scored 15 points and Kyre' Hamer added 12 more to lead Campbell to its second straight win of the season with a 70-55 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday night.Campbell (3-5) took control midway through the first half with a 24-2 breakaway run that included 3-pointers from Hamer, Luke Moyer, Curtis Phillips, Nehemiah Mabson and Andrew Ryan to build a 35-13 lead with 3:32 left before the break.

  • No. 19 Maryland cruises past NC Central 67-56

    December 10, 2014

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland played so well in the first half, it didn't really matter what happened over the final 20 minutes against North Carolina Central.Richaud Pack scored 17 points, Jake Layman added 15 and the 19th-ranked Terrapins cruised to a 67-56 victory Wednesday night.

  • Georgetown players wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts

    December 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Georgetown basketball team is the latest to stage an ''I Can't Breathe'' protest.The entire roster emerged for the final warmups wearing black short-sleeve T-shirts with the words ''I CAN'T BREATHE'' in white before Wednesday night's game against No. 10 Kansas.

  • NJIT on hoops map, energized after Michigan win

    December 10, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The days of just family and friends attending New Jersey Institute of Technology basketball games are over, at least for now.And the timing for the Highlanders to become one of the hottest names in college hoops couldn't be better for the school as it fights to find a conference.