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  • Tar Heels Seek to Wear Down Wake Forest

    By Charles Jay When the Wake Forest Demon Deacons take the floor against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday night, they will do so hoping that they can play 40 minutes of basketball. That didn’t happen in their last outing on Sunday, or the last time they played Roy Williams’ team. These two ACC […]

  • #1 Baylor Tested at #9 West Virginia

    By Charles Jay The Baylor Bears took advantage of the opening created by Villanova’s loss to Butler last week and have ascended to #1 in the national polls. On Tuesday night they will have a rough assignment trying to defend that top spot when they pay a visit to the West Virginia Mountaineers in a […]

  • Louisville Hopes to End Curse at Notre Dame

    By Charles Jay Classes are not back in session yet at South Bend, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hopes to have a vociferous crowd anyway as they take the floor against the Louisville Cardinals in Atlantic Coast Conference action. This game will begin at 9 PM ET at the Joyce Center, and it can […]

  • Kentucky Lays “Two TD’s” in Hoops to A&M

    By Charles Jay The Kentucky Wildcats are a team that will essentially spend the entire season getting ready for the NCAA Tournament. Toward that end, they are looking to develop more strength inside, and head coach John Calipari believes he may have part of that formula figured out. The Texas A&M Aggies aren’t necessarily guaranteed […]

  • #1 Villanova Lays Big Number to Temple

    By Charles Jay The Villanova Wildcats are not only the defending national champions, they are the rulers of Philadelphia’s “Big Five,” having won 17 straight games among that traditional group. On Tuesday night they will play another Philly team when they square off against the Temple Owls in college basketball betting action that is set […]

  • Duke Deeper For Match with Florida

    By Charles Jay The Duke Blue Devils are pretty close to getting its full complement of players on the floor, and that obviously means trouble for the rest of the opponents on their schedule. The Florida Gators will try to avoid being one of those opponents, as they meet up with Coach K’s team at […]

  • Blackmon a Question as Indiana Hosts UNC

    By Charles Jay Well, Roy Williams will be coaching his 1000th game in the collegiate ranks on Wednesday night, but he has never before won his first seven games of the season in his current gig. Now his North Carolina Tar Heels, who won the Maui Invitational recently and scored more than 100 points twice […]

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    November is a great month to be an independent sports bookmaker with a number of major sports on the board. Both the college football and the NFL regular seasons continue to press on towards an action-packed postseason that includes runs to the College Football Playoff Championship Game as well as the Super Bowl. The new […]

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    This may sound like an odd question to ask yourself with the start of another season of college basketball right around the corner, but it definitely one that should be answered to your complete satisfaction. If you are an avid sports bettor, then you already have a favorite online sportsbook to handle all your betting […]

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  • Northwestern in Rosemont for 2017-18

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern says it will play home games during the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont while its on-campus arena undergoes a $110 million renovation. Northwestern needs a temporary home because of a major overhaul to Welsh-Ryan Arena that is scheduled to begin next spring and be completed in the fall of […]

  • GW tabs Joseph to replace Lonergan

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington has named Maurice Joseph its interim head coach, replacing the fired Jim Lonergan. The school announced the appointment Tuesday. Joseph had been an assistant on Lonergan’s staff for the past five seasons. Lonergan was fired Sept. 17 after an internal investigation found that he ”engaged in conduct inconsistent with the university’s […]

  • Stricklin succeeds Foley as Florida’s AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Scott Stricklin is Florida’s new athletic director, and Jeremy Foley will remain on the job for another month. The University Athletic Association voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the hire. Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, to replace Foley and take on a massive facilities upgrade in Gainesville. Foley had been […]

  • Florida names Miss. State’s Stricklin AD

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the search says Florida has hired Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin as its new athletic director. Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, one of the most tenured sports executives in the country. Foley is retiring Saturday after 40 years with the Gators, including the last 25 in charge of Florida’s athletic […]

  • Zika moves Puerto Rico Tipoff to Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) This year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff will move to Orlando, Florida, due to concerns about Zika virus on the island. In a news release posted Monday on the tournament website, ESPN Events senior vice president Pete Derzis said the concern for the welfare of participants and spectators was ”the primary driver” in the […]

  • Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as AD

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech moved quickly to land a new athletic director, appointing former Yellow Jackets football player Todd Stansbury on Thursday to take over a program that has struggled to make its mark in the crowded Atlanta market. Stansbury served for the past year as Oregon State’s athletic director, and he previously ran programs […]

  • Pac-12 commish OK with anthem protests

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has no issue with players protesting during the national anthem long as it’s done in a respectful way. Athletes across the country have staged a variety of pregame protests after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in protest of police violence against […]

  • Gophers C Lynch has minor knee surgery

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center Reggie Lynch has undergone surgery on his left knee. Coach Richard Pitino announced Friday that the operation that will take Lynch about a month to recover from. That ought to give the junior enough time to be ready for the regular season opener on Nov. 11 against Louisiana-Lafayette. Lynch sat out […]

  • Portland to host elite tournament in ’17

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball’s elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday. The PK80, or more formally the Phil Knight Invitational, will be played at Portland’s Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 23-26, 2017. Participating teams […]

  • SoCon delays decision on NC title games

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Presidents and chancellors of the Southern Conference say they need more information before deciding whether league championships played in North Carolina should be relocated because of a state law that limits protections for LGBT people. The officials Thursday discussed the four championships scheduled to be played in North Carolina in 2016-17. Those […]

  • Stansbury returns to Georgia Tech as AD

    ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech has appointed Todd Stansbury as its new athletic director. A Yellow Jackets player in the early 1980s and graduate of the school, Stansbury returns to his alma mater after serving as just over a year as Oregon State’s athletic director. He also was an AD at Central Florida and East Tennessee […]

  • South Carolina won’t bid for NCAA games

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner said the school won’t bid for NCAA Tournament men’s basketball games removed from North Carolina because of its law limiting protections for LGBT people. Tanner said Wednesday the area did not have enough full service hotels available for the dates the games would be played next […]

  • Portland to host elite tournament in ’17

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball’s elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday. The PK80, or more formally the Phil Knight Invitational, will be played at Portland’s Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 23-26, 2017. Participating teams […]

  • Indiana F Hartman hurts knee in workout

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana forward Collin Hartman injured his left during a non-contact workout. Coach Tom Crean said Wednesday that the injury was still being evaluated. Hartman, a 6-foot-7 senior from Indianapolis, has played a key role for the Hoosiers each of the past two seasons, especially on defense. Last season, he started 24 times […]

  • Love makes big donation to UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Kevin Love is making what UCLA’s athletic department calls ”a significant financial contribution” to the university where he helped the Bruins reach the Final Four in his lone season. The UCLA athletic department said Love’s unspecified donation announced Tuesday matches the amount Russell Westbrook gave last December which was the largest by […]

  • South Carolina may bid for NCAA tourney

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner says the university is considering a bid for the NCAA Tournament men’s basketball first- and second-round games the NCAA has removed from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. Tanner said South Carolina has until Sept. 27 to submit its bid. If […]

  • MSG to host Champions Classic, Regional

    NEW YORK (AP) The State Farm Champions Classic featuring Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State opens Madison Square Garden’s 2016-17 college basketball schedule in November and the NCAA East Regional will help close it in March. Kentucky faces Michigan State and Duke plays Kansas in the annual doubleheader on Nov. 15. Two days later, the […]

  • Iowa’s Big 4 classic to run through 2019

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The annual doubleheader featuring Iowa’s four Division I teams has been extended through 2019. The event, known as the Hy-Vee Classic, features the Hawkeyes and Cyclones playing Northern Iowa and Drake on a rotating basis in the state’s capital city of Des Moines. The doubleheader began as a compromise in 2012 […]

  • GW fires Lonergan amid abuse claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, which said Lonergan was no longer coach following an internal investigation. ”The university has created and is committed to maintaining a community where all students, faculty and staff feel welcome and comfortable,” Maltzman said. […]

  • Yale answers expelled ex-captain’s suit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Yale University denies it was trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school filed its formal response late Friday to Montague’s federal lawsuit, which accused the Ivy League university of punishing Montague over what he believes was consensual […]

  • GW fires Lonergan amid abuse claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) George Washington says it has parted ways with men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, saying Lonergan was no longer coach and that the school ”will not tolerate conduct that runs counter to” the principles of inclusion and diversity. George Washington conducted an investigation […]

  • Yale answers expelled ex-captain’s suit

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Yale University says it wasn’t trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school on Friday filed its formal response to Montague’s federal lawsuit filed in June. The lawsuit accuses the Ivy League university of punishing Montague over what […]

  • Texas A&M freshman G Caldwell ineligible

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) The NCAA has ruled Texas A&M guard J.J. Caldwell ineligible for this season. Aggies coach Billy Kennedy announced the decision in a statement Texas A&M issued Friday. No reason was given for Caldwell’s ineligibility, but Kennedy said he will remain enrolled at the university and will be eligible to compete next […]

  • Badgers’ Koenig to join pipeline protest

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) A proud Ho-Chunk Nation member, Bronson Koenig has been speaking out about his Native American heritage since his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, long before public displays of social consciousness by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, soccer player Megan Rapinoe and other NFL players. Like Kaepernick, the senior point guard believes […]

  • Sides debate police role in Cleaves case

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) Prosecutors say officers drove former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves to his home after police responded to a reported sexual assault of a woman at a Flint-area motel. The Flint Journal reports ( ) that Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey made the statement to a judge during a hearing Thursday. […]

  • Miami F Huell charged with battery

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami freshman forward Dewan Huell is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after police say he attacked someone who was in his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room. The 19-year-old Huell was arrested Tuesday by police at Florida International University, where the ex-girlfriend is a student. Court records show Huell was released on $1,500 bond. […]

  • Duke to host NBA scouts at 2 practices

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke is opening its men’s basketball practices to NBA scouts for two days in October. Team spokesman Cory Walton said Wednesday that the Blue Devils will host representatives from pro teams on Oct. 19 and 25. The second day coincides with the start of the NBA season. John Calipari has held similar […]

  • ACC pulls championships from N. Carolina

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA’s lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. The ACC Council of Presidents voted Wednesday to relocate the league’s championships until North Carolina repeals the law. The […]

  • SoCon may move hoops tourneys out of NC

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino has hinted that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in the collegiate sports league could be moved from Asheville, North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( that Iamarino’s comments Tuesday came a day after the NCAA pulled seven championship events out of North Carolina because of a […]

  • NCAA tourney out of NC due to LGBT law

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors came ”because of […]

  • Hawaii campus to host Armed Forces event

    HONOLULU (AP) The fifth annual Armed Forces Classic has been moved to the University of Hawaii campus to allow more fans to attend. The Nov. 11 doubleheader pitting Arizona against Michigan State and Kansas against Indiana was originally scheduled to be held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Previous editions of the classic have been played […]

  • Gophers C Lynch not charged, reinstated

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota junior center Reggie Lynch has been reinstated to the team, after his arrest this spring on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct didn’t produce charges. The Gophers confirmed Thursday that Lynch has returned from the suspension that was issued after he was jailed briefly following the May 8 incident. The Hennepin County Attorney’s […]

  • NC St.’s Reynolds Coliseum to re-open

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State’s Reynolds Coliseum new look has been completed, and just in time for a new school year. The $35 million renovation project to add modern touches while preserving the history of the nearly 70-year-old, tradition-rich campus arena was finished in August. The programs displaced for more than a year have […]

  • Minnesota hires Conroy as an assistant

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has hired Ed Conroy as an assistant men’s basketball coach. The hire of the former head coach at Tulane and The Citadel was announced Thursday by Gophers coach Richard Pitino. Conroy was fired by Tulane in March after posting a 92-103 record over six years there. That included a 20-15 mark in […]

  • Induction highlights Izzo’s bizarre year

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Tom Izzo is headed into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a highlight in a sad stretch of the Michigan State coach’s life that included the loss of his father. The Spartans were also a rare first-round loser in the NCAA Tournament. ”It’s been a bizarre year,” Izzo said in […]

  • Atty.: Tyndall’s NCAA appeal hearing set

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the coach’s NCAA infractions case appeal hearing will be on Thursday in Indianapolis. Don Jackson says he will represent Tyndall, who is asking the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in […]

  • Evansville’s Simmons to miss season

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Evansville has lost three-year men’s basketball starter Blake Simmons to a season-ending knee injury. Coach Marty Simmons made the announcement about his son Wednesday, calling it a ”big loss.” Since arriving on campus, the younger Simmons was averaging 7.4 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds and started in 103 games. He made […]

  • Top-rated Ayton commits to Arizona

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona has landed one of the top players of the 2017 recruiting class, receiving a verbal commitment from big man DeAndre Ayton. The 7-footer announced his decision on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Tuesday. Ayton is rated by many recruiting services as the top player in the 2017 class and has been pursued by […]

  • UNLV signs former USF commit Baxter

    LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV coach Marvin Menzies has added a recruit to his first recruiting class in the desert, signing forward Troy Baxter Jr. after he committed to the school last week. The 6-foot-8 Baxter will be eligible to play for the Runnin’ Rebels as a freshman for the 2016-17 season. Baxter of Tallahassee, Florida, […]

  • Xavier suspends G Davis indefinitely

    CINCINNATI (AP) Xavier men’s basketball coach Chris Mack announced Thursday that senior guard Myles Davis has been suspended from the team indefinitely, the result of misdemeanor criminal damaging charges filed over incidents with his former girlfriend. Davis averaged 10.8 points last season for the Musketeers, who finished ninth in The Associated Press’ final poll. He […]