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  • Utah, BYU to end ‘cooling off period’

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will play rival BYU in basketball again in 2017 in a game that will end a ”cooling off period” Utah demanded due to events at recent games. Utah said in a news release Thursday that the two schools have agreed to play in 2017 at BYU. The school’s athletic directors […]

  • Clemson adds former Valparaiso F Skara

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has added former Valparaiso forward David Skara to its roster. Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the signing on Thursday. Skara, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, played the past two seasons at Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. Skara played […]

  • Terps’ Trimble to return for junior year

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft and will return for his junior season. The Terrapins reached the Sweet 16 last season behind Trimble, who led the team in scoring, assists and steals. He will be the lone returning starter from a squad that […]

  • Louisville’s Onuaku will remain in draft

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville center/forward Chinanu Onuaku will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility to stay in the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 sophomore announced his decision Wednesday evening, just over a week after undergoing a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the NBA Draft combine. Projected as a possible first-round […]

  • Huskers’ White removes name from draft

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Andrew White III will return to Nebraska men’s basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft. Coach Tim Miles said Wednesday night that White has decided to play his senior season with the Cornhuskers. White submitted his name for the draft on April 21 and didn’t withdraw until […]

  • Brey wants Irish alums as assistants

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Coach Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players he coached to fill two assistant jobs that just came open. The Irish have two openings because Martin Ingelsby, a former Irish player who coached with Brey for 13 seasons, was named Delaware’s head coach Tuesday and Anthony Solomon is moving […]

  • ‘Nova benefits from draft withdrawals

    The NBA’s decision to extend the deadline for withdrawing from its draft until Wednesday gave college basketball’s top players more time to make up their minds. Many of those stars have decided to return to school – and that should have a major impact on next season’s push for the Final Four. National champion Villanova […]

  • Purdue F Swanigan will return to school

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for his sophomore season. The Boilermakers made the announcement before Tuesday’s deadline. Swanigan averaged 10.2 points and 8.3 rebounds and was named to the Big Ten’s all-freshman team last season. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound former Indiana prep […]

  • Clemson F Blossomgame pulls out of draft

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season. The 6-foot-7 all-Atlantic Coast Conference forward had until midnight Wednesday to take his name out consideration. Blossomgame announced his decision on campus after returning from a workout with the Phoenix Suns. Blossomgame averaged […]

  • UK G Briscoe to return, Lee to transfer

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Marcus Lee will transfer after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while guard Isaiah Briscoe plans to return for his sophomore season with the Wildcats. Wildcats coach John Calipari said in a release Wednesday that the 6-foot-9 junior wants to transfer to a school out west to be closer to his […]

  • Indiana G Blackmon withdraws from draft

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. has withdrawn from the NBA draft. The Hoosiers made the announcement Tuesday. Blackmon, a rising junior, missed the final 22 games last season after having knee surgery. He averaged 15.8 points in 13 games, shooting 46.3 percent on 3-pointers before getting hurt. Blackmon announced in April he would […]

  • F Hayes decides to return to Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season with the Badgers. Hayes is a first-team All-Big Ten player and member of two Final Four teams. A preseason consensus All-Big Ten selection, Hayes started all 35 games last season and finished the […]

  • 3 Washington State players to return

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor Clifford have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA draft and will return for their senior seasons. The three declared for the draft in early April but didn’t hire agents, making them eligible to return to school. Hawkinson, a 6-foot-10 forward, led the […]

  • Gonzaga C Karnowski back for senior year

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year. The 7-foot-1 center played in just five games last season, and had back surgery on Dec. 31. He received a medical redshirt from the NCAA. Karnowski averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 […]

  • Washington names Cohen athletic director

    SEATTLE (AP) For the second time in the past 10 years, Washington chose continuity at the top of its athletic department over bringing in a new face from outside the school. Washington named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director Tuesday after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward’s departure for Texas […]

  • Pac-12 to add fines for court storming

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 CEO Group has approved provisions to reduce night football games, add fines for court and field storming, and begin eSports competitions in 2016-17. The changes were announced Tuesday. The conference modified its TV agreements with Fox and ESPN to allow football games on the Pac-12 Networks to start at 2:30 […]

  • C Brimah, G Purvis to return to UConn

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn center Amida Brimah and guard Rodney Purvis have withdrawn their names from the list of underclassmen eligible for the NBA Draft. The school says both have submitted the necessary paperwork and will return to UConn for their senior season. Purvis had already made that decision public. Brimah had not. Daniel Hamilton, […]

  • Villanova to visit White House next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) Beat the buzzer, visit the White House. White House officials said Tuesday that the Villanova men’s basketball team will visit with President Barack Obama next week. The visit comes nearly two months after Villanova won its first title since 1985, on a buzzer beater from Kris Jenkins against North Carolina. Obama’s love of […]

  • Illini dismiss G Nunn after guilty plea

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. Athletic director Josh Whitman and coach John Groce said Tuesday they decided to kick Nunn off the team ”to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about […]

  • Fleming transferring from Iowa to Mocs

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Chattanooga has added Iowa transfer Andrew Fleming to its roster. The Mocs announced Fleming’s addition Tuesday in a university release. Fleming will sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules before becoming eligible to play for his new team in 2017-18. Fleming played 11 games for Iowa as a 6-foot-5 […]

  • Duke-MSU, UNC-Indiana for ACC/Big Ten

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Duke will play host to Michigan State and North Carolina will visit Indiana in the marquee matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The leagues and ESPN announced the matchups for the three-day event that features 14 games from Nov. 28-30. The other matchups include Minnesota at Florida State, Wake Forest at Northwestern, […]

  • Kittles joins Princeton’s coaching staff

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Former NBA player Kerry Kittles has joined Princeton’s coaching staff. Coach Mitch Henderson announced the hiring Tuesday. Since finishing his nine-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2005, Kittles earned his MBA at his alma mater, Villanova, and later served on the President’s Advisory Council as an ambassador for the […]

  • Kansas-Kentucky tops SEC/Big 12 field

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Kentucky will host Kansas in the marquee matchup in the next SEC/Big 12 Challenge, a one-day event that features 10 games on Jan. 28 at various sites. The other SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchups announced Tuesday include Texas at Georgia, Baylor at Mississippi, Texas A&M at West Virginia, Florida at Oklahoma, Iowa State […]

  • Purdue F Edwards opts out of NBA draft

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now. The school said Tuesday that Edwards has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for the 2016-2017 season. Edwards is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound player from Middletown, Ohio. He says he talked […]

  • North Texas AD Villarreal stepping down

    DENTON, Texas (AP) North Texas athletic director Rick Villarreal is stepping down after 16 years, a tenure marked by persistent instability in the football program despite the building of a new stadium. Villarreal said Monday the resignation was a ”mutual agreement” with school President Neal Smatresk, who plans to hire an interim athletic director before […]

  • Georgia G Parker granted redshirt year

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon. Parker, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, played in Georgia’s exhibition game against Armstrong State but missed the regular season. He originally suffered the injury in the […]

  • Liberty F Maxwell transferring to Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Liberty forward Evan Maxwell is transferring to Kansas, where the school announced Monday that he will have to sit out next season under NCAA rules. The 6-foot-10 Maxwell played two seasons for the Flames and started all but one game last season. He was second on the team with 10 points and […]

  • F Bluiett to return to Xavier

    CINCINNATI (AP) Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season. The Musketeers return the nucleus of a team that finished second in the Big East to national champion Villanova. Bluiett has been their leading scorer each of his two seasons, averaging 15.1 points […]

  • Canisius’ Baron retiring from coaching

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Canisius College coach Jim Baron is retiring after a 29-year career. The university announced Baron’s retirement on Friday. Baron has 462 career wins between four schools, spending the last four at Canisius and bringing stability to what had been a losing program. He spent 11 seasons at Rhode Island and nine at […]

  • Jok to return to Iowa for senior season

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Peter Jok will return to Iowa men’s basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft. University officials announced Friday that the shooting guard has decided to stay on the team for his senior year. Coach Fran McCaffery says Jok’s senior leadership will play a key role for […]

  • NC State’s Anya withdraws from NBA draft

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says big man BeeJay Anya is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for his senior season. School officials announced Anya’s decision Friday, one day after teammate Abdul-Malik Abu also said he pulled out of the draft to return to the Wolfpack. Anya set a school record […]

  • Tate rejoins Illinois after case dropped

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman says Jaylon Tate has been reinstated to the basketball team after a misdemeanor battery charge against him was dropped. He was accused of striking a woman in March, but the charge was dropped Tuesday for lack of evidence. Whitman said Tate had ”shown exceptional character during this […]

  • Canisius’ Baron retiring from coaching

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the details says Canisius College coach Jim Baron is retiring after a 29-year-coaching career. An announcement from the school is expected Friday. Baron informed school officials of his decision on Thursday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the move. […]

  • DV case against Illinois’ Tate dropped

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against Illinois basketball player Jaylon Tate after concluding there was not enough evidence to convict him. Tate was arrested in March on suspicion of striking a woman. He pleaded not guilty. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Thursday that witnesses who were at […]

  • NC State F Abu withdraws from NBA draft

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State forward Abdul-Malik Abu says he’s withdrawing from the NBA draft pool and coming back for his junior season. Abu said Thursday that he ”will be returning to the place that I call home, N.C. State.” Abu submitted his name for draft evaluation in March but did not hire an […]

  • Menzies adds 3 more to UNLV class

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Marvin Menzies has added three more players to his first recruiting class at UNLV. Transfers Uche Ofoegbu (OO-chay oh-FAY-boo) and Jordan Johnson signed financial aid agreements on Wednesday, and Djordjije Slijivancanin (GEORGE-ee slee-VAUNCH-en-in) signed a national letter of intent to play for the Runnin’ Rebels. Ofoegbu, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a graduate […]

  • Butler extends Holtmann through 2021-22

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Bulldogs through 2021-22. The announcement came Wednesday but terms were not disclosed. Holtmann is 45-22 since replacing Brandon Miller, initially on an interim basis in the fall of 2014. Holtmann joined former coach Brad Stevens as the […]

  • Delaney mum if ESPN in new rights deal

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany expects to announce a new media rights agreement this summer. He just wouldn’t say if ESPN will be part of the package. ”I wouldn’t talk about walking away from anybody or walking toward anybody,” Delany said Wednesday. ”We’re interested in having great partners that have great platforms […]

  • UConn adds ex-UNLV commit Vital to class

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has added a guard from New York City to its highly touted 2016-17 recruiting class. The school announced Wednesday that Christian Vital, a 6-foot-2 combination guard from Queens Village, New York, has signed a national letter of intent. Vital had originally committed to UNLV, but changed his mind after Dave Rice’s […]

  • F Doby out, G Holder in at S. Carolina

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman forward Raymond Doby is leaving South Carolina, the latest roster change for the Gamecocks and coach Frank Martin. Martin said Wednesday that he and Doby, cited for marijuana possession last month, felt a ”change of scenery” was necessary. Two other first-year players in Eric Cobb and Jamill Gregory were dismissed last […]

  • Illini G Nunn gets probation after plea

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois basketball player Kendrick Nunn has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in a deal that eventually could see his record cleared. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said the 20-year-old Nunn pleaded guilty Wednesday. He was initially charged with two counts of domestic battery after being accused in March of striking a […]

  • G-F Matthews to transfer from Kentucky

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari says that freshman guard/forward Charles Matthews has been granted his full release and will transfer from the Wildcats. The 6-foot-6 Chicago native averaged 1.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 10.3 minutes in 36 games with three starts for the Wildcats last season. Matthews is recovering from a recent medical […]

  • Arizona G Pitts to transfer

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Guard Elliott Pitts is transferring from Arizona after sitting out most of his junior season. Wildcats coach Sean Miller issued a statement on Tuesday to announce Pitts is leaving. Pitts was expected to play a key role for the Wildcats last season, but appeared in just seven games due to unspecified reasons. […]

  • Syracuse G Richardson all in for draft

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson, who last month entered his name into the NBA draft to get a sense of his chances at being selected, has decided to forgo his college career after excelling at the NBA combine. Orange coach Jim Boeheim says he hopes Richardson gets a good draft position. Richardson, a 6-foot-6 […]

  • Alabama adds Ohio State transfer Giddens

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Former Ohio State player Daniel Giddens has signed to play for Alabama. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the signing of the 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward/center on Tuesday. Giddens, who played for the Buckeyes as a freshman, will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules. He will have three […]

  • Cards C-F Onuaku to have heart procedure

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville sophomore center/forward Chinanu Onuaku will have a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during physicals conducted at last week’s NBA combine in Chicago. The 6-foot-10 Onuaku says in a release that NBA doctors noticed a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He describes the procedure in Chicago as ”minor” and […]

  • Kansas to headline CBE Classic in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas will headline the CBE Classic at Sprint Center in November, and will be joined by Georgia, UAB and NIT champion George Washington in the championship rounds of the tournament. The Jayhawks return several key players from last season’s team, which spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the […]

  • Miami G Palmer transfers to Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) James Palmer Jr., who played the last two seasons at Miami, is transferring to Nebraska. Cornhuskers coach Tim Miles announced the move Tuesday. Palmer will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility beginning in 2017-18. The 6-foot-6, 202-pound guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, appeared in 34 games last year […]

  • Syracuse replacing Carrier Dome’s roof

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University will replace the Carrier Dome’s inflatable roof with a permanent structure as part of a plan to renovate the 36-year-old stadium and another campus athletic facility. University officials announced Monday that it will cost an estimated $105 million to replace the dome’s iconic ”white pillows” with a roof built constructed […]

  • Tar Heels’ Jackson going back to school

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says Justin Jackson is pulling out of the NBA Draft and will return to the Tar Heels for his junior season. Jackson said in a statement issued Monday night by the school that he was glad to ”test my game against some of the top players in the country” […]