College Basketball

Juwan Howard smiles during his introduction as Michigan's new men's basketball coach, Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The former member of the Fab Five has a five-year contract that will pay him $2 million in his first year. The former Miami Heat assistant coach replaces John Beilein, who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 03, 2019 - 10:38 am
Michigan had many options to replace longtime coach John Beilein. The Wolverines could have gone with a big-name hire, an up-and-coming young coach or a veteran assistant. Instead, athletic director Warde Manuel raised at least a few eyebrows in Ann Arbor and beyond by turning to Juwan Howard to...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson (34) reaches for a rebound between Iowa State's Cameron Lard (2) and Marial Shayok (3) during the second half of a first round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Wesson's decision to return could make Ohio State a top-10 team next season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, though, and the outcome of those could have a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018, file photo, Stephen F. Austin guard Kevon Harris (1) reacts after losing to Texas Tech during the first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas. The rule adopted by the NCAA amid the college basketball scandal and that is designed to help players explore their pro potential and still return to school surprisingly applies only to Division I players. An agent helped Harris get feedback on his game before he withdrew from the draft to return to school. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on underclassmen who hired an agent before entering the NBA draft (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Several college basketball players from lower divisions are among the 233 early entrants in the NBA draft. Six players from Division II and one from Division III declared...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 10, 2018, file photo, then-Marshall guard Phil Bledsoe (32) and the Marshall bench react to a 3-point shot against Western Kentucky during the second half of the NCAA Conference USA basketball championship game in Frisco, Texas. Confusion over the new rule allowing college basketball players to sign with agents has led to uncertainty for Bledsoe, now at Division II Glenville State in West Virginia. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players. It was a stunning revelation for Phil Bledsoe from tiny Division II Glenville State...
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May 29, 2019 - 9:04 am
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho men's basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that college officials say found potential NCAA violations. University athletics department spokesman Mike Walsh told reporters Tuesday that Don Verlin was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, right, points to teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan. De Sousa will be eligible to play next season after the NCAA's reinstatement committee agreed Friday with an appeal filed by the school. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 24, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh...
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May 22, 2019 - 3:02 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as coach of his alma mater. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the announcement had...
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May 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, Debbie Antonelli, a women's college basketball analyst for ESPN, listens before a women's NCAA college basketball game between Duke and Notre Dame in Conway, S.C. Antonelli wanted to do something to help raise money and awareness for South Carolina Special Olympics. So about a year ago she came up with the concept of ’24 Hours of Nothing But Net”. She vowed to make 2,400 free throws for 24 straight hours. She did just that over the weekend, making 2,400 of 2,553 free throws, hitting at 94% accuracy, at the Mount Pleasant Town Hall gym. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 21, 2019 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Special Olympics has always been near and dear to basketball analyst Deb Antonelli. Her 21-year-old son Frankie is a Special Olympics athlete who just completed his sophomore year in Clemson University's LifeProgram. She wanted to do something to help raise money and awareness for...
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Brian Bowen smiles as he speaks with the media at the NBA draft basketball combine in Chicago, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 17, 2019 - 1:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that...
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