College Basketball

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. UConn had argued that Ollie’s personal contract superseded the union deal, allowing it to fire him in March, 2018 for a broader range of offenses. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. The collective bargaining agreement between the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway watches during an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in Memphis, Tenn. Former NBA stars Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
August 12, 2019 - 10:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:08 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the basketball season after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Wildcats coach Sean Miller said Wednesday that news of Williams' season-ending surgery "is beyond disheartening." Williams has had issues with the knee since...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:04 pm
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 measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, UC Riverside head coach John Margaritis in the first half of their NCAA first-round college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say what policies Margaritis violated. When reached for comment, Margaritis declined to speak about the violation. He said he's looking forward to getting back to coaching. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials...
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August 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano wrote on Wednesday to the school's new president, Tom Katsouleas, urging him to have the UConn...
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July 29, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A former Rutgers University basketball player has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from domestic violence at his dorm. Issa Thiam (EE'-sah CHAHM') pleaded guilty Monday to a weapons count and making terroristic threats as part of a deal with prosecutors in Middlesex...
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July 26, 2019 - 12:29 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — 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. AAC bylaws stipulate any school seeking to leave the conference must give 27 months' notice and pay a $12 million fee,...
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Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 24, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Pac-12 media day (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The Pac-12 will be adding a new bowl game to its postseason lineup beginning in 2020. The Los Angeles Bowl will feature a matchup between teams from the Pac-12 and Mountain West in the new NFL stadium under construction...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, DePaul head coach Dave Leitao reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Cincinnati. The NCAA suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, July 23, 2019, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff. The NCAA also put the Big East program on three years of probation, issued a $5,000 fine and said an undetermined number of games will be vacated because DePaul put an ineligible player on the floor. An unidentified former associate head coach is also facing a three-year show cause order for his role in the violations.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
July 23, 2019 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA suspended DePaul men's basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season Tuesday, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his staff. The NCAA also put the Big East program on three years of probation, issued a $5,000...
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