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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

NCAA charges NC State with 4 men’s hoops violations

The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Lawyers: Ex-NBA star Chuck Person was broke in NCAA scandal

Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person say the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes. …


Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles

South Carolina’s top-ranked women’s basketball recruits are on campus and the confident group expects to make the Gamecocks championship contenders again. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley brought in four of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Kevin Ollie

UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach. An …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees voted to accept an invitation to move its basketball and most other teams from the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Hoping for clarity, NCAA adjusts transfer waiver guidelines

The NCAA has adjusted some of the guidelines used to determine when waivers should be granted to athletes who transfer. There have been complaints of ambiguity when it comes to …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Charmin Smith has been named women’s basketball coach at California, returning to the staff where she most recently served as a top assistant before joining the WNBA’s New York Liberty …


John Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky

Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special …


Report: 6 men’s basketball programs to face NCAA allegations

A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the next turn of the screw in the …


New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Tony Bennett’s first offseason as a national championship coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. However, his first season at Virginia after winning the title will bring challenges. …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 9 p.m.

Ticha Penicheiro, Ruth Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class

Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame began while watching the 1992 U.S. Olympic men’s team. Ticha Penicheiro’s own dream started when she received …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

NCAA clears Division II player after agent-rule mistake

The NCAA has cleared Glenville State’s Phil Bledsoe after the Division II college basketball player mistakenly used a new rule permitting only Division I players to declare for the NBA …


Ex-Arizona assistant basketball coach gets 3-month sentence

A judge has sentenced a former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona to three months in prison for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Emanuel “Book” …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

NCAA moving men’s 3-point line to international distance

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Wednesday that the arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches for the 2019-20 season, matching the international distance.


Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. Bland was the first of four assistant …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Kansas’ Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes withdraw from draft; Grimes to transfer

Kansas freshmen Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes withdrew from the NBA draft ahead of Wednesday night’s deadline, while Grimes also announced that he would transfer elsewhere for his sophomore year. …


Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. to return for senior year

Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. will return for his senior season after entering his name in the NBA draft. Cowan led the Terrapins in scoring last season and is a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

TCU’s Jamie Dixon says he decided to stay instead of going to UCLA

TCU’s Jamie Dixon says he made the decision to stay at his alma mater instead of going home to coach at UCLA. Dixon says UCLA was prepared to take care …


Duke’s Marques Bolden staying in NBA draft; Javin DeLaurier to return

Duke center Marques Bolden is remaining in the NBA draft while Javin DeLaurier will return to the Blue Devils for his senior season. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says Bolden received “some …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard returning for sophomore season

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is returning to school for his sophomore year. His decision should have a positive impact on the Gators next season. Nembhard had one final workout …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

New agent rule leaves college basketball player in limbo

Confusion about the new rule allowing college basketball players to sign with agents has led to uncertainty for a Division II player. The rule adopted by the NCAA amid the …


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.