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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Rick Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for ‘new chapter’

The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men’s basketball coach’s changing his termination to a resignation.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Virginia’s Tony Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.


NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse are both trying to revive college basketball programs in Tennessee about 200 miles apart. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA before returning to alma …


NCAA’s agent certification process draws concern, criticism

There are concerns about the NCAA’s new requirements allowing men’s basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The NCAA has …


UConn will pay $17M to leave the AAC for Big East

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a $17 million exit fee to the American Athletic Conference so the school can rejoin the Big East next year. The Huskies …


Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Other matchups include Kansas …


Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is preparing his team for a nine-day trip to Italy starting Aug. 3. The Cornhuskers will play four games against club and professional teams. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

NCAA punishes DePaul for basketball recruiting violation

The NCAA has suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his …


Ex-Tar Heel Seventh Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Former North Carolina guard Seventh Woods is fitting back in at home since arriving at South Carolina. Woods joined the Gamecocks last month after three seasons as a backup with …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on …


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. …