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NCAAB: Former UConn strength coach sues school over COVID-19 protocols

Sal Alosi, a former strength coach for the UConn men’s basketball program, has sued over the school’s COVID-19 protocols. Alosi claims he was let go for refusing coach Dan Hurley’s demands to violate NCAA and school COVID-19 guidelines. A hearing to determine possible dismissal of the case was held Thursday, with no immediate ruling provided. […]

  • NCAAB: Legendary Mount St. Mary’s coach Jim Phelan dies at 92

    Longtime Mount St. Mary’s head basketball coach Jim Phelan passed away in his sleep at home, the school announced Wednesday. He was 92. Known for his ever-present bow tie, Phelan won 830 games during his 49-season career at Mount St. Mary’s from 1954-2003. Phelan coached the school to a 58-57 win over Sacramento State in […]

  • NCAAB: Texas lands transfer Tre Mitchell from UMass

    Texas landed one of the top available mid-major transfers of the offseason when Massachusetts center Tre Mitchell committed to the Longhorns on Tuesday. “What’s that thing y’all say??? Hook em,” Mitchell tweeted to announce his commitment. What’s that thing y’all say???Hook em?????? Austin you ready??? — ™ (@tre_mitch33) June 15, 2021 Mitchell is a […]

  • NCAAB: Georgia guard K.D. Johnson officially transfers to Auburn

    Former University of Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Auburn. Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play next season at Auburn. Johnson, 20, who played for the Bulldogs last season as a freshman, will have four years of eligibility remaining. “Three or four […]

  • NCAAB: Report: Oklahoma C Rick Issanza enters transfer portal

    Oklahoma center Rick Issanza has entered the NCAA transfer portal, 247Sports reported Monday. The 7-foot-1 redshirt sophomore played in just five games for the Sooners, totaling four points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes in 2020-21. Issanza was a three-star recruit in the Class of 2019 out of Bella Vista Prep in Scottsdale, […]

  • NCAAB: Ex-Michigan State guard Keith Appling denied bail in murder case

    Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling is being held without bond after a magistrate denied bail in a first-degree murder case in Detroit. Appling was arraigned Thursday in the shooting death of 66-year-old Clyde Edmonds, which occurred May 22. Appling faces felony firearms charges in addition to first-degree murder. A not-guilty plea was entered […]

  • NCAAB: Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy selects Wake Forest

    Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy will play his final season of eligibility at Wake Forest. The 6-foot-10 Sy started 31 of 45 games played during two seasons at Ole Miss and averaged 7.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. “We’re thrilled to have Khadim come to Wake Forest and join the Demon Deacon family,” Wake Forest […]

  • NCAAB: Gonzaga signee Chet Holmgren wins player-of-year honor

    Gonzaga signee Chet Holmgren on Wednesday was named the 2020-21 Gatorade National Player of the Year for high school boys basketball. Holmgren, rated as the No. 1 college recruit, averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 4.4 assists last season for Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. The 7-foot Holmgren learned he was the winner […]

  • NCAAB: Iowa lands 4-star PG Dasonte Bowen

    Iowa has landed four-star point guard Dasonte Bowen, the Hawkeyes’ first commitment in the class of 2022. Bowen, from Massachusetts, is the highest-rated point guard to commit to Iowa in the Fran McCaffery-era, according to 247Sports. He’s the 17th-ranked point guard in the country and No. 82 overall, per 247Sports. Bowen plays for Brewster Academy […]

  • NCAAB: Kansas, Missouri to meet for first time in nine years

    Longtime rivals Kansas and Missouri will meet in a regular-season basketball game Dec. 11 for the first time since Feb. 25, 2012, when both were members of the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks announced the date Tuesday with the unveiling of their 2021-22 nonconference schedule. Kansas remains in the Big 12, but Missouri has been […]

  • NCAAB: Gonzaga names Chris Standiford athletic director

    Gonzaga promoted Chris Standiford to athletic director on Tuesday, one day after Mike Roth announced his retirement after 24 years in the position. Standiford will take over for Roth on Aug. 31. He is currently the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer. “Chris is very well-known within Gonzaga Athletics and enjoys the confidence […]

  • NCAAB: Report: Arkansas-Pine Bluff to hire ORU’s Solomon Bozeman

    Arkansas-Pine Bluff is expected to name Oral Roberts assistant coach Solomon Bozeman its next head coach, Stadium reported Monday. Bozeman would replace George Ivory, who resigned in April after 13 seasons and a 140-269 record. The Golden Lions had just eight victories the past two seasons combined. Bozeman, 33, played at Arkansas Little-Rock and was […]

  • NCAAB: Gary Payton to lead startup college basketball program

    Former NBA great Gary Payton will coach the first-ever basketball team at Lincoln University in his hometown of Oakland, Calif. Lincoln, founded in 1919, is launching its athletic program in 2021 and will compete in football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball. “Lincoln University has made a commitment to building a world class athletic […]

  • NCAAB: Cincinnati C Chris Vogt transfers to Wisconsin

    Wisconsin on Friday announced the addition of 7-foot-1 center Chris Vogt, a graduate transfer from Cincinnati. Vogt started 50 of his 53 games for the Bearcats from 2019-21, averaging 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. “I think that Wisconsin was the best fit for me, both on and off the court,” Vogt said in […]

  • NCAAB: Duke’s Jon Scheyer on plan to follow Coach K: ‘It’s built for success’

    Jon Scheyer said Friday he’s ready to follow a legend. “I’ve been told many times in the last 48 hours, ‘You’re not supposed to be the guy that follows the guy. You’re supposed to be the guy that follows the guy that follows the guy,'” Scheyer said Friday as he met for the first time […]

  • NCAAB: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski: Time is right to retire

    Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday discussed the perceived reasons for his planned retirement following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. Then the 74-year-old addressed the exact reason why he is calling it a career. “You might ask about why we’re doing this. This is not about health. … It’s not about COVID, or why (last) […]

  • NCAAB: Oregon lands Rutgers transfer Jacob Young

    Former Texas and Rutgers guard Jacob Young announced Wednesday that he’s transferring to Oregon for the 2021-22 season. It’s the second transfer score for Oregon coach Dana Altman, who last week landed former Syracuse forward Quincy Guerrier. Young, Rutgers’ second-leading scorer in 2020-21, took to Twitter to announce his decision with an image of him […]

  • NCAAB: Reports: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski to retire after 2021-22 season

    Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, who has won more games than any coach in men’s college basketball history, reportedly will retire after the 2021-22 season. Stadium on Wednesday reported both Krzyzewski’s intentions to depart and that associate coach and former Blue Devils guard Jon Scheyer will be a leading candidate for the position. ESPN reported that Scheyer […]

  • NCAAB: Kent State signs coach Rob Senderoff to extension

    Rob Senderoff, the winningest coach in Golden Flashes history, has signed a contract extension, Kent State announced Tuesday. The extension will keep the basketball coach in Kent, Ohio, through the 2025-26 season. “Kent State is a second home for me and my family,” said Senderoff. “I am incredibly excited to continue to lead the Golden […]

  • NCAAB: Reports: Florida gives coach Mike White two-year extension

    Florida has given coach Mike White a two-year contract extension, according to reports. The deal, which was signed in late May, extends White’s contract through the 2026-27 season. With the extension, White is slated to earn $19.1 million over the next six years, an average of nearly $3.2 million a season. White, 44, is 123-75 […]

  • NCAAB: Nebraska G Dalano Banton testing NBA draft waters

    Nebraska guard Dalano Banton said Monday he will test the 2021 NBA Draft waters, leaving open the option of returning to the Cornhuskers next season. The 6-foot-9 Toronto native averaged 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 27 games (22 starts) during the 2020-21 season. Banton sat out the 2019-20 campaign after transferring from […]

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