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  • Ex-Spartan star Appling arrested again

    DETROIT (AP) Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling is in trouble again with police. Detroit police say Appling was arrested Sunday night after he drove away from a traffic stop. Sgt. Mike Woody says a gun was found in a bag on the side of the road. It’s Appling’s third encounter with Detroit-area police […]

  • Texas coach Smart gets raise, extension

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas is giving men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart a contract extension and pay raise. Smart’s first team finished 23-10 and the Longhorns lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season. The school considered that good enough to give him an extra year on his original contract with an additional […]

  • UK F Willis won’t miss games for arrest

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari says senior forward Derek Willis won’t miss any game time despite his June arrest for public intoxication. A Boone County deputy arrested Willis in Union on June 11 after finding him asleep and lying outside the open driver’s side door of a car. The arrest citation said the […]

  • Calipari holds game for LA flood victims

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari will donate proceeds from a charity softball game featuring Karl-Anthony Towns to Louisiana flood relief. The coach says his foundation is working with the American Red Cross to help flood victims through a text campaign. Calipari expressed sadness Thursday about the level of damage he’s seen, saying ”no […]

  • Arizona F Denny tears ACL, season over

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona senior forward Talbott Denny will miss the season after tearing the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee. The school said Wednesday that the 6-foot-5 graduate transfer from Lipscomb will have surgery. Denny, from Tucson’s Salpointe Catholic High School, missed all of last season at Lipscomb because of a shoulder […]

  • Bonnies’ Schmidt extended until 2021-22

    OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt has agreed to a one-year contract extension that locks him up through the 2021-22 season. Athletic director Tim Kenney announced Wednesday that Schmidt and his staff have also earned pay raises, which are being funded through private donations. Schmidt has a 146-132 record in nine […]

  • SMU hires Forrest as assistant coach

    DALLAS (AP) Shawn Forrest has been named an assistant basketball coach at SMU, his third school since the end of last season. Mustangs coach Tim Jankovich announced Forrest’s hiring Tuesday. Forrest spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Western Kentucky before head coach Ray Harper resigned. Forrest was named a UTSA assistant in […]

  • ETSU G Johnson dismissed from team

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) East Tennessee State has dismissed guard Shemar Johnson from its basketball team. Buccaneers coach Steve Forbes said Monday that Johnson was no longer part of the team. Forbes said in a statement that ”being a Buc is a special opportunity and at ETSU we provide our student-athletes with a tremendous experience. […]

  • Tennessee can hire AD before Hart leaves

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The terms of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart’s retirement allow the school to hire his replacement before his scheduled June 30 exit date. Hart announced Thursday he would retire effective June 30. According to a document obtained through a public records request, Tennessee is permitted to hire a new athletic director before […]

  • Tennessee AD Hart to retire in June 2017

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men’s and women’s athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit. Hart’s announcement Thursday came six weeks after Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement in a Title […]

  • Tide’s Johnson donates to flood victims

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has donated a truckload of supplies to help flood victims in Louisiana. The New Orleans native and Southern University graduate filled a rented 18-wheeler with items such as soap, towels, clothes and water to help flood victims. The truck departed Tuscaloosa on Thursday for Baton Rouge. Johnson […]

  • Former Butler star Cornette dies at 35

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Joel Cornette’s passion was always on at Butler University. He demonstrated it on the basketball court by knocking over a water cooler during Butler’s 2003 NCAA Tournament run to the Sweet 16 or soaring over a sea of players for a game-winning dunk against Indiana in 2001. He proved it off the court […]

  • Tennessee AD Hart to retire in June 2017

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart is retiring effective June 30. The school announced the decision Thursday. Hart said in a statement he decided this would be a good time to step down ”as I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department […]

  • Louisville AD: No update on NCAA probe

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich says his department has to ”just wait” while the NCAA investigates an escort’s book allegations that former Cardinals men’s basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with players and recruits. In a radio interview Wednesday with Louisville station WKRD 790-AM, Jurich said […]

  • Marist to be Duke’s opening opponent

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has filled the hole in its men’s basketball schedule. Officials said Tuesday that the Blue Devils will play host to Marist on Nov. 11 and Grand Canyon the following night as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Duke was scheduled to play Albany on Nov. 12 but officials from […]

  • Texas Tech signs ex-DePaul C Hamilton

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Tommy Hamilton IV has signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech after playing 92 games the past three seasons in his hometown for DePaul. The Red Raiders announced Tuesday the addition of Hamilton, a 6-foot-11 center from Chicago. Hamilton will be able to practice with the Red Raiders and new […]

  • Former Butler star Cornette dies at 35

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Joel Cornette, who helped Butler make the transition from a traditional mid-major program into a surprising power in college basketball, died Tuesday in a Chicago apartment. He was 35. The Cook County coroner said Cornette was found dead in the apartment at 1:02 a.m. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Cornette was […]

  • Ex-Tar Heels’ lawsuit vs. NCAA dismissed

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A federal judge has granted the NCAA’s motion to dismiss the governing body from a lawsuit filed by two former North Carolina athletes seeking to hold it at least partly responsible for the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal. In a ruling signed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Loretta C. Biggs stated attorneys […]

  • Ex-Tar Heels’ lawsuit vs. NCAA dismissed

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A federal judge has granted the NCAA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two former North Carolina athletes seeking to hold college sports’ governing body at least partly responsible for the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal. In a ruling signed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Loretta C. Biggs stated attorneys for […]

  • Memphis adds Baylor graduate Rykhoek

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has added 6-foot-11 center Chad Rykhoek, a Baylor graduate transfer who never played at his original school because of injuries. Tigers coach Tubby Smith announced the addition of Rykhoek (RYE’-cook) in a news release Thursday. Rykhoek was rated as a top-150 recruit by Rivals when he enrolled at Baylor in 2012, […]

  • Purdue hires Ga Tech’s Bobinski as AD

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue hired Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski on Tuesday, less than a month before the struggling Boilermakers football program kicks off its fourth season under Darrell Hazell. Bobinski replaces Morgan Burke, who has held the position for 23 years and is formally retiring next summer. Purdue did not disclose terms, […]

  • Shockers’ Marshall banned for exhibition

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has been suspended for the last game of an exhibition tour in Canada after receiving two technical fouls and getting kicked out of a game against McGill University. Shockers athletic director Daron Boatright said in a statement Wednesday that ”while I understand the competitive spirit that accompanies […]

  • Missouri confirms hire of Sterk as AD

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) The University of Missouri said Tuesday it has hired San Diego State’s Jim Sterk as its new athletic director on a seven-year contract. He will be paid a base salary of $700,000 and will start no later than Sept. 1. Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said Sterk was exactly what Missouri needs as […]

  • Northwestern State G West reinjures knee

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Northwestern State men’s basketball coach Mike McConathy says guard Jalan West, whose highly anticipated senior season was wiped out by a left knee injury, has reinjured the same knee and may not be able to play in 2016-17. West, who averaged 20 points and 7.7 assists two seasons ago, initially hurt his […]

  • Kentucky G Floreal quits to run track

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky reserve guard E.J. Floreal is leaving basketball to compete for the Wildcats’ track and field squad coached by his father, Edrick Sr. Floreal played in 29 games over three years with the Wildcats and was on teams that won back-to-back Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships and reached the Final […]

  • Purdue hires Ga Tech’s Bobinski as AD

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue hired Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski on Tuesday, less than a month before the struggling Boilermakers football program kicks off its fourth season under Darrell Hazell. Bobinski replaces Morgan Burke, who has held the position for 23 years and is formally retiring next summer. Purdue did not disclose terms, […]

  • Ga Tech AD Bobinski leaving for Purdue

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski has accepted the same position at Purdue. Bobinski’s decision was announced Tuesday by Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson, who said Bobinski will begin his work at Purdue this month. Bobinski was hired by Georgia Tech from Xavier in April 2013. At Purdue, Bobinski will replace Morgan Burke, […]

  • Missouri set to hire San Diego State AD

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri is set to hire San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk as its new AD. San Diego State announced Monday night that Sterk had resigned after six years with the school and would take over at Missouri on Sept. 1. The school said it will launch a national search for a […]

  • UNC skips own penalties, challenges NCAA

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is challenging the NCAA’s jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties. The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional control. UNC acknowledged problems tied to irregular courses in […]

  • Minnesota C Lynch won’t face charges

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) University of Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch will not be charged following his arrest on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct in May, a prosecutor said Monday. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office found ”insufficient evidence to prove that a crime was committed,” spokesman Chuck Laszewski told the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2aKYq4g ). Lynch, […]

  • Tennessee State extends coach Ford

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee State coach Dana Ford has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season. The school announced Ford’s extension Wednesday. Ford said in a statement that ”we are excited about what our players have been able to accomplish in our two years and look forward to guiding the program to more success […]

  • Florida having trouble filling schedule

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida and Belmont might not open the basketball season against each other after all. The Gators and Bruins originally agreed to play in Jacksonville on Nov. 11, but the matchup could be moved to Tampa to fill the final opening in Florida’s nonconference schedule. The Gators have agreed to play at Amelia […]

  • NCAA mostly accepts Missouri’s sanctions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The NCAA has accepted Missouri’s self-imposed sanctions over infractions involving its men’s basketball program, but it tacked on a year of probation through August of next year. The NCAA infractions committee panel’s findings over what it said were roughly $11,400 in improper inducements and benefits given to players and a recruit […]

  • UNC skips own penalties, challenges NCAA

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is challenging the NCAA’s jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties. The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional control. UNC acknowledged problems tied to irregular courses in […]

  • UNC holds off on self-imposed penalties

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is challenging the NCAA’s jurisdiction to pursue charges in the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal and is holding off on self-imposed penalties. The school on Tuesday publicly released its response to five potentially top-level NCAA charges, which include lack of institutional control. UNC acknowledged problems tied to irregular courses in […]

  • NCAA accepts Missouri’s sanctions

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) The NCAA says it has accepted Missouri’s self-imposed sanctions over infractions involving its men’s basketball program but has tacked on a year of probation though August of next year. The NCAA infractions committee panel announced its findings Tuesday. Missouri has admitted NCAA violations dating to 2011 and announced in January that it […]

  • Minnesota C Lynch won’t face charges

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A prosecutor has decided not to charge a Minnesota basketball player arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct in May. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office said Monday that no charges will be filed against center Reggie Lynch. Spokesman Chuck Laszewski tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2aKYq4g ) the office found ”insufficient evidence […]

  • Marshall not returning to Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Nick Marshall has left Memphis’ basketball program. Coach Tubby Smith said Monday in a news release that ”we’re disappointed that Nick is not coming back to the program.” Smith, who is entering his first season as Memphis’ coach, added that ”we appreciate that he was with the team last season and wish […]

  • Florida having trouble filling schedule

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida and Belmont might not open the basketball season against each other after all. The Gators and Bruins originally agreed to play in Jacksonville on Nov. 11, but the matchup could be moved to Tampa to fill the final opening in Florida’s nonconference schedule. The Gators have agreed to play at Amelia […]

  • Arkansas hopes Euro trip reaps benefits

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Mike Anderson hasn’t forgotten, and isn’t ignoring, a difficult last season at Arkansas. Rather, the Razorbacks coach is simply treating the disappointing 16-16 record as a singular setback in what’s been an otherwise growth-filled first five seasons following his return to the school where he was an assistant for 17 years. Anderson […]

  • Judge: Cleaves video may be allowed

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) A judge overseeing Mateen Cleaves’ criminal sexual conduct case says a video featuring the former Michigan State basketball star and his accuser may be allowed into evidence. The 38-year-old Cleaves is charged with assaulting the woman at a motel last summer. He denies the charge. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2akjOL5 ) […]

  • Judge to review video in Appling case

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) A Michigan judge will review surveillance footage from the night former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arrested outside a strip club on weapons and drug charges. Appling’s defense attorney presented the footage at Friday’s preliminary examination. It includes security videos from the Pantheon Club parking lot and video from police […]

  • NC State PG Smith Jr. fully recovered

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. sure looks ready. North Carolina State’s prized freshman point guard is pushing through a workout in the practice gym on a hot July afternoon, and there’s no sign of the knee injury that defined his past year. He’s sprinting along the baseline to bury a catch-and-shoot corner 3-pointer. He’s […]

  • Arkansas hopes Euro trip reaps benefits

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Mike Anderson believes missing the NCAA Tournament last season was an aberration, not a trend. The Razorbacks, loaded with an influx of junior-college talent, will have an early chance to prove their coach correct on a preseason tour of Spain next month. Arkansas leaves late next week for the 12-day […]

  • Louisville takes president’s resignation

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) University of Louisville trustees on Wednesday accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action at a special meeting of the school’s board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget director, has led the university for 14 years. After six […]

  • Iowa St. adds ex-Alabama coach Hobbs

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Former Alabama head coach David Hobbs has been named a special assistant to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, a former team manager under Hobbs with the Crimson Tide. Hobbs spent six seasons at Alabama, winning 110 games from 1992-98. Hobbs was later an assistant at Kentucky for seven seasons on Tubby Smith’s […]

  • Ex-Houston G Rose transferring to BYU

    PROVO, Utah (AP) Former Houston guard L.J. Rose has decided to transfer to BYU, coach Dave Rose said Tuesday. He will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer senior during the upcoming season. Rose averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 assists during stints at Baylor and Houston. He’s played in 82 games and started 44. The […]

  • Florida C Gak ineligible for 2016-17

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season. The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA cleared Gak for enrollment this fall but denied his ineligibility for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-11, 205-pounder from Australia will be allowed to practice and take part in basketball-related activities, […]

  • Ex-Southern Miss F Mills shot to death

    CHICAGO (AP) A former Chicago high school basketball standout who went on to play in college was shot to death Monday on the city’s West Side, authorities said. Jonathan Mills suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeny said. Sweeney had no other details about the shooting […]

  • Okla. St. F Coger died of enlarged heart

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday. While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn’t known if the weather played a role in Coger’s death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred […]