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UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five basketball team has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Wolverines. Michigan is giving the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Notre Dame’s Mike Brey: Transferring players need ‘deterrent’

Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey says the NCAA is granting too many waivers that allow players who transfer to compete immediately. He calls the requirement that players sit out …


Yale basketball coach James Jones signs extension through 2025-26

Yale men’s basketball coach James Jones has signed a contract extension to keep him at the school through the 2025-26 season. Jones is coming off a 22-8 record and an …


UNLV adds graduate transfers Vitaliy Shibel and Elijah Mitrou-Long

UNLV has added graduate transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long from Texas and Vitaliy Shibel from Arizona State. Both players will be eligible during new Runnin’ Rebels coach T.J. Otzelberger’s first season in …


NCAA to consider allowing athletes to profit from names

The NCAA says it is forming a working group to consider how its rules can be modified to allow college athletes to be compensated for use of their names, images …


NYC jury begins deliberations at college hoops bribery trial

A jury has begun deliberating in the trial of a once-aspiring business manager for NBA players and another man accused of bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations began Monday …


Prosecutor: College hoops bribery defendant lied on stand

A federal prosecutor says a defendant accused of bribing college basketball coaches lied at his New York City trial. Former business manager Christian Dawkins testified as the only defense witness. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Clemson, hoops assistant parts ways amid corruption trial

Clemson has parted ways with longtime assistant men’s basketball coach Steve Smith. His voice is on a federal wiretap that was played at the ongoing college corruption trial. Clemson officials …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga could make another run at Duke decommit Boogie Ellis

News of Boogie Ellis receiving his release from Duke came out Thursday morning. The Zags were among 10 programs that quickly made contact with the San Diego prep standout.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Ex-UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie sues former assistant

Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie is suing his one-time top assistant. He contends Glenn Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA about an alleged payment to a player’s …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

North Carolina hires Princeton’s Courtney Banghart as women’s basketball coach

North Carolina has hired Princeton’s Courtney Banghart as its next women’s basketball coach. The school announced Banghart’s hiring Tuesday morning after UNC’s board of trustees approved terms for a five-year …


Big payday for Chris Beard after Texas Tech’s run to title game

Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Chris Beard has signed a new contract with an average annual salary of $4.575 million through the 2024-25 season after leading the Red Raiders to …


Mark Story: Winners and losers from the college basketball coaching carousel

The most fascinating part of each men’s college basketball season comes after the final contest. For intrigue, it is tough to beat the deal-cutting game of musical chairs that is …


Sean Miller and Will Wade will not testify in corruption trial

Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week’s federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Miller …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

NCAA rejects mandatory 2-year commitment to grad transfers

A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team’s scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

After a meandering search, St. John’s finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the …


Kansas appeals Silvio De Sousa’s 2-year suspension

Kansas has officially appealed the two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa arising from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The school says De Sousa was suspended for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Idaho State hires Central Valley graduate Ryan Looney as men’s basketball coach

Success has followed Central Valley High graduate Ryan Looney at his three previous head coaching stops: Eastern Oregon, Seattle Pacific and Point Loma (California) Nazarene. Now he’s a Division I …


Anthony Duruji lands at Florida; Ques Glover, Jason Jitoboh join signing class

Former Louisiana Tech forward Anthony Duruji is transferring to Florida. The Gators also landed guard Ques Glover and center Jason Jitoboh. Both high school recruits signed national letters of intent. …


Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement on his Instagram page. He …


Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark Watts. He attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo’s recruiting class. Watts …


Duke’s Zion Williamson, Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome also announced their plans to enter the draft.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Zion Williamson, Sabrina Ionescu win honors at College Basketball Awards

Zion Williamson of Duke and Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon won the John R. Wooden Awards as the nation’s top men’s and women’s players of the year at the College Basketball …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Auburn, coach Bruce Pearl agree to new 5-year contract

Auburn and basketball coach Bruce Pearl have agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal announced Friday, which is worth about $20 million, runs through the 2023-24 season. Auburn spokesman …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

LSU, Will Wade, NCAA officials meet without immediate resolution

LSU officials say their first meeting with suspended basketball coach Will Wade has taken place but that there is not yet a resolution regarding Wade’s long-term status. A written statement …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Steve Alford says he’s in Nevada for the long haul

New Nevada coach Steve Alford says he’s hungry for the chance to take the Wolf Pack to the next level. About 300 supporters joined cheerleaders and a pep band at …


Arizona State working on contract extension with Bobby Hurley

Arizona State and basketball coach Bobby Hurley are working on a contract extension to keep him in the desert. Hurley made the announcement on Twitter, thanking school President Michael Crow …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Nevada quickly hires Steve Alford to replace Eric Musselman

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford three days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas. Alford returns to the Mountain …