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  • 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 […]

  • NCAA to survey host cities on bias laws

    The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a […]

  • ACC extends ESPN deal, to launch network

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference finally is getting its own TV channel. Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the ACC Network will launch in August 2019 as part of an extended media deal with ESPN that now runs through the 2035-36 season. Speaking at his annual forum during the ACC Kickoff media days, Swofford […]

  • Okla. St. F Coger died of enlarged heart

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, university officials said Friday. Coger, a 22-year-old forward who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to be struggling during Thursday’s workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, OSU spokesman Gary Shutt said […]

  • 1-week extension on UNC reply to charges

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will wait another week before responding to five NCAA charges. The school issued a statement Friday saying UNC and others involved in the case had requested an extension to Monday’s response deadline. The statement said UNC will respond to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations (NOA) on Aug. 1, then […]

  • NCAA to survey host cities on bias laws

    The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a […]

  • UConn AD waiting to hear from Big 12

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn’s athletic director says he’s waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level before making any pitch to join the conference. UConn currently plays most sports as a member of the American Athletic Conference. But David Benedict, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Friday, acknowledged the […]

  • Oklahoma St. F Coger dies after workout

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout. The school said Thursday that the 21-year-old junior college transfer was pronounced dead at Stillwater Medical Center. Coger, from Raleigh, North Carolina, played last season for Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 player arrived at […]

  • George Washington investigating Lonergan

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington University says it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan. The school says in a statement released by a spokesman Thursday night that it is ”undertaking a Title IX review” but that ”some of the reported allegations go beyond the […]

  • Beehive Classic features 4 Utah schools

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz. Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, the ownership branch of the […]

  • Alabama AD completes cancer treatment

    ATLANTA (AP) Alabama athletic director Bill Battle says he has completed treatment for cancer. Battle said Thursday in a statement released through the university that he expects to return to work soon on a limited basis. He underwent a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute on June 27. He […]

  • Iowa’s Jones gets 6th yr. of eligibility

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa power forward Dale Jones has been granted an extra year of eligibility. Jones tore a ligament in his right knee for the second time in three years in December after playing just six games. He was averaging 5.5 rebounds and three rebounds for the Hawkeyes. Jones, a junior college transfer, […]

  • Duke has opening in sched due to NC law

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has an opening on its men’s basketball schedule because of the state law that impacts LGBT people. The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule that was released […]

  • Missouri AD exits for same job at Baylor

    WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor hired Mack Rhoades as its new athletic director on Wednesday, bringing in an experienced administrator it believes will help the reeling program rebound from allegations that it didn’t properly handle sexual assault claims against its football players. Rhoades had been Missouri’s athletic director only since April 2015, a month after he […]

  • Childress’ son making own name at Wake

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Brandon Childress is trying to make a name for himself at Wake Forest. That’s quite a challenge for the son of Randolph Childress – one of the best players in program history and a current assistant coach at the school. Brandon Childress called it ”a gift and a curse being my father’s […]

  • Paras signs to play for Creighton

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton says Kobe Paras has signed an agreement to play basketball for the Bluejays. Coach Greg McDermott announced the signing on Monday, calling Paras a ”versatile, scoring wing forward.” Paras had signed a national letter of intent with UCLA last November but later withdrew after the school said he failed to meet […]

  • Oregon, UNC lead Maui Invitational field

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) North Carolina and Oregon, No. 1 seeds from last season’s NCAA Tournament, lead their respective brackets for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. Joining the Tar Heels, who lost to Villanova in the NCAA title game, in the bottom bracket are Division II Chaminade, the tournament host and North Carolina’s opening opponent. The […]

  • Top seed able to pick NCAA tourney sites

    NEW YORK (AP) The NCAA says the top overall seed in the men’s NCAA Tournament will be able to pick its location to play for the first and second round and regional sites. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee decided the geographic preferences would be made by teams in contention for the overall No. 1 […]

  • St. Bonaventure F Woods to transfer

    OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) St. Bonaventure basketball forward Derrick Woods has informed the team of his intention to transfer to another school. Woods averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in starting 22 of 30 games during his sophomore season last year. He joins Jordan Tyson in becoming the second forward to leave the Bonnies this offseason. […]

  • FSU PG Rathan-Mayes feeling comfortable

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Xavier Rathan-Mayes finally feels comfortable as Florida State’s point guard after a learning curve the past two seasons. As the Seminoles are going through offseason workouts, the 6-foot-4 junior has done a better job of directing the action on the floor. In his first full season running the point last year, Rathan-Mayes […]

  • ACC extends ESPN deal, to launch network

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel. Speaking at his annual forum during the ACC Kickoff media days, Swofford said the ACC Network is scheduled to launch in […]

  • NCAA missed deadline on Tyndall appeal

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case. Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also […]

  • Brown resigns as SMU coach after 4 years

    Larry Brown is leaving SMU after turning down a contract extension, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from postseason play last season. SMU athletic director Rick Hart said Friday that Brown, who was signed through next season, had been […]

  • Power 5 wants more time off for athletes

    Power Five conference commissioners want to change NCAA rules to give college athletes more time away from team activities, including no longer counting travel as an off day, a mandatory seven-day break after the season and an additional 14 off days from athletic activity during the academic year. The agreement in concept was announced Thursday […]

  • UConn hires Temple assistant Killings

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has hired Temple assistant men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings to fill a similar role with the Huskies. The 35-year-old is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts, and played at the University of Massachusetts for two years before transferring to Hampton University and earning a degree in Sports Management. He spent the past […]

  • Brown resigns as SMU coach after 4 years

    Larry Brown is leaving SMU after turning down a contract extension, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from postseason play last season. SMU athletic director Rick Hart said Friday that Brown had been offered a new deal through 2020. […]

  • Report: Brown resigning as SMU coach

    DALLAS (AP) Larry Brown says he is resigning as SMU’s basketball coach, ending a four-year run during which the Mustangs made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and then were banned from postseason play last season. The 75-year-old coach told ESPN that he was resigning, but didn’t say why. CBS Sports first […]

  • Power 5 wants more time off for athletes

    Power Five conference commissioners want to change NCAA rules to give college athletes more time away from team activities, including no longer counting travel as an off day, a mandatory seven-day break after the season and an additional 14 off days from athletic activity during the academic year. The agreement in concept was announced Thursday […]

  • Syracuse picks longtime ESPN exec as AD

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University has chosen a longtime ESPN producer and executive to be its new athletic director. The school announced Wednesday that it hired John Wildhack. He is a Buffalo native and 1980 graduate of the university’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Wildhack joined the cable sports network soon after graduating. He […]

  • FSU AD Wilcox get extension, promotion

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox has received a contract extension and a promotion. The university announced Friday that Wilcox has been promoted to vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics as part of a contract extension that will expire June 30, 2020. Wilcox’s original contract was scheduled to expire in August […]

  • Longtime Florida AD Foley to retire

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jeremy Foley’s last day at Florida is more than three months away. In his mind, that’s plenty of time to get a lot of things accomplished. Foley announced his retirement as athletic director Monday, calling it quits after 25 years in charge of one of the nation’s most successful college programs. The […]

  • UC Davis hires Stanford’s Blue as AD

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) UC Davis has hired Kevin Blue away from Stanford to be the school’s athletic director. Blue served as senior associate athletic director for external relations at Stanford under athletic director Bernard Muir. Blue is set to begin his new job June 21, the school said in announcing his hiring Monday. He spent […]

  • 5-Star Camp founder Garfinkel dies at 86

    NEW YORK (AP) Howard Garfinkel, the creator of one of basketball’s top summer camps and one of the sports true characters, has died. He was 86. Garfinkel, known simply as ”Garf,” died Saturday after being hospitalized with pneumonia, according to several close friends. Garfinkel ran Five-Star Camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, from 1966 to 2008. It […]

  • NCAA sends UNC new Notice of Allegations

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina athletics spokesman says the school has received a new document from the NCAA outlining violations connected to UNC’s long-running academic fraud scandal. Steve Kirschner says the new Notice of Allegations (NOA) arrived Monday morning, jumpstarting a case that has been stalled in a procedural limbo since August. Kirschner […]

  • UNC gets new Notice of Allegations

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A person with knowledge of the investigation says North Carolina has received a new Notice of Allegations from the NCAA outlining violations connected to the school’s long-running academic fraud scandal. This jumpstarts a case that has been stalled in a procedural limbo since August. The person spoke Monday to The Associated […]

  • Ex-PG Cleaves charged with sex assault

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves faces charges after a woman says she was held against her will in a motel room and sexually assaulted. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the 39-year-old Cleaves was charged Tuesday with criminal sexual conduct, sexual assault and unlawful imprisonment. Arrangements were being made for […]

  • NCAA to give D1 schools $200M in 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA will distribute an extra $200 million to Division I schools in the spring of 2017 to be used by members for funding benefits for athletes. The NCAA announced Thursday that its board of governors had approved the one-time supplemental distribution. Athletics departments can use the money to help pay for full-cost-of-attendance […]

  • UConn hires Auburn’s Benedict to be AD

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut has hired Dave Benedict, the chief operating officer for Auburn’s athletic department, to be the school’s new athletic director. UConn said it will introduce Benedict during a news conference Tuesday morning. Benedict replaces Warde Manuel, who takes over next month as athletic director at Michigan after four years […]

  • Court to hear ESPN appeal on ND records

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A lawsuit filed by ESPN seeking records from the University of Notre Dame police department is going before a state appeals court in Indiana. ESPN is seeking records about possible on-campus crimes that may have involved student athletes. ESPN’s attorneys are expected to argue Wednesday that police departments with the power of arrest, […]

  • Tatum headlines Duke’s loaded class

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Jayson Tatum isn’t worried yet about expectations being too high for him as a freshman at Duke. He’s preparing to start his college career as one of the primary options for a Blue Devils team that appears likely to begin the season at No. 1 in the polls. Duke has once again […]

  • UConn hires Temple assistant Killings

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has hired Temple assistant men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings to fill a similar role with the Huskies. The 35-year-old is a native of Amherst, Massachusetts, and played at the University of Massachusetts for two years before transferring to Hampton University and earning a degree in Sports Management. He spent the past […]

  • Hubbs welcomes Vols’ coaching stability

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) For the first time in his college career, Tennessee senior guard Robert Hubbs III isn’t adapting to a new coach. Hubbs played for Cuonzo Martin as a freshman and Donnie Tyndall as a sophomore before spending his junior year with Rick Barnes, who is gearing up for the second season of his […]

  • Longtime Duke radio man Harris retiring

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Longtime Duke radio broadcaster Bob Harris is retiring at the end of the men’s basketball season. The school announced Harris’ decision Tuesday. When he calls his final basketball game this spring, Harris will have spent 41 seasons at Duke, making him the longest-tenured play-by-play man in Atlantic Coast Conference history. He was […]

  • FSU AD Wilcox gets extension, promotion

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Despite a rare finish outside the top 20 in the Directors’ Cup standings, Florida State is pleased with gains the past three years under athletic director Stan Wilcox. The university announced Friday that Wilcox has been promoted to vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics as part of a contract extension that […]

  • NC St. Italy trip ppd. amid terror alert

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State is postponing an August trip to Italy for its men’s basketball program until 2017 amid a terrorism travel alert from the U.S. State Department. The school issued a statement Friday saying the decision was made in ”an abundance of caution.” The statement cited a State Department travel alert that […]

  • Michigan adds Kentucky transfer Matthews

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Kentucky transfer Charles Matthews is heading to Michigan. The Wolverines announced the addition of Matthews on Friday. The 6-foot-6 Chicago native averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 36 games with three starts for the Wildcats last season. Kentucky coach John Calipari said in May that Matthews had been granted his […]

  • NC St. Italy trip ppd. amid terror alert

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State is postponing an August trip to Italy for its men’s basketball program until 2017 amid a terrorism warning from the U.S. State Department. The school issued a statement Friday afternoon saying the decision was made in ”an abundance of caution.” The statement cited a State Department travel alert for […]

  • Jayhawks land Miss. St. transfer Newman

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Former five-star recruit Malik Newman is transferring to Kansas, where he will be forced to redshirt during the upcoming season and be classified as a sophomore beginning in 2017-18. The 6-foot-3 Newman started 21 of 29 games as a freshman at Mississippi State last season, averaging 11.3 points. He hit seven 3-pointers […]

  • Gonzaga adds California transfer Mathews

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season. Gonzaga announced Matthews’ addition on Thursday. Mathews, a 6-foot-4 guard, is slated to graduate from California this summer, making him eligible to play for the Bulldogs immediately. Mathews’ addition is an immediate boost for the Bulldogs […]

  • BYU ready for Power 5, won’t play Sunday

    PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU is eager to leave independence behind and join a Power 5 conference but it won’t change its longstanding policy of not playing on Sundays, athletic director Tom Holmoe said Thursday. The Mormon school has a written policy against competition on Sunday because of religious reasons, which could require scheduling concessions if […]