College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, June 21, 2018

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school.

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school.

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut says it fired men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen.

» Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Arizona St will have more size, lineup options this season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State was one of college basketball's biggest surprises during the 2017-18 season, rising to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years.

Stanford’s Travis transferring to Kentucky as grad student

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky is adding Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis to its lineup.

Stanford’s Travis transferring to Kentucky as grad student

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky is adding Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis to its lineup.

» Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chris Duhon named Illinois State assistant coach

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Former Chicago Bulls point guard Chris Duhon has joined the staff of Illinois State University as an assistant coach.

» Monday, June 18, 2018

High-scoring White ready for shot at UNC point guard role

WILSON, N.C. (AP) No one questions whether Coby White is good enough to help North Carolina immediately as a freshman.

South Carolina’s Martin understands Bowen’s choice to leave

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks.

Iowa State adds James Kane as an assistant coach

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State coach Steve Prohm has added James Kane to his staff as an assistant.

» Thursday, June 14, 2018

Minnesota loses 7-footer Stockman as grad transfer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota center Matz Stockman will leave the program without playing in a game.

Detroit hires ex-Indiana and Texas Southern coach Mike Davis

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Mercy has hired basketball coach Mike Davis away from Texas Southern.

Detroit hires ex-Indiana and Texas Southern coach Mike Davis

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Mercy has hired basketball coach Mike Davis away from Texas Southern.

Former Western Michigan basketball player cleared of murder

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) A jury has acquitted a former Western Michigan basketball player of murder in the shooting death of a fellow student but convicted him of armed robbery and a weapons charge.

Hardaway: Former NBA coach Sam Mitchell joins Memphis’ staff

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Penny Hardaway has finalized his coaching staff at Memphis by hiring veteran NBA coach Sam Mitchell.

» Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Former Duke star Greg Paulus hired as assistant coach at GW

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Duke guard Greg Paulus has been hired as an assistant basketball coach at George Washington.

» Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New coach Penny Hardaway already having impact on Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) League championships, the NCAA Tournament and another Final Four berth all accomplished by teams with a healthy dose of local talent - before sellout crowds.

» Monday, June 11, 2018

Alabama establishes scholarship in memory of C.M. Newton

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has established a basketball scholarship in honor of the late C.M. Newton.

Illinois to spend $30 million on practice facility upgrade

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois says it will spend $30 million on renovations to its 20-year-old basketball practice facility.

» Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jones enrolls in online classes at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been approved for online-based coursework for summer school and will move into a dorm, big steps toward an eventual return to the program as he continues treatment for leukemia.

» Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beilein staying at Michigan after interviewing with Pistons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) John Beilein is staying at Michigan after exploring the possibility of coaching the Detroit Pistons.

Tennessee signs incoming freshman forward D.J. Burns

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has added incoming freshman forward D.J. Burns to its veteran-laden roster.

Beilein staying at Michigan after interviewing with Pistons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) John Beilein is staying at Michigan after exploring the possibility of coaching the Detroit Pistons.

» Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Wright and McGraw to receive Joe Lapchick Character Award

NEW YORK (AP) NCAA championship coaches Jay Wright of Villanova and Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame will be this year's recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award.

App State gives basketball coach Fox 2-year extension

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Appalachian State has given basketball coach Jim Fox a two-year contract extension.

Hall of Fame coach and administrator C.M. Newton, 88, dies

C.M. Newton's life in basketball started as a player, but he impacted the game even more as a coach and administrator thanks to a belief in diversity and a grand vision that changed the rules and influenced the selection of the original U.S. Olympic ''Dream Team'' in 1992.

Hall of Fame coach and administrator C.M. Newton, 88, dies

C.M. Newton's life in basketball started as a player, but he impacted the game even more as a coach and administrator thanks to a belief in diversity and a grand vision that changed the rules and influenced the selection of the original U.S. Olympic ''Dream Team'' in 1992.

» Monday, June 4, 2018

Hall of Fame coach and administrator C.M. Newton, 88, dies

Officials at Alabama and Kentucky say that Hall of Fame former administrator and basketball coach C.M. Newton has died. He was 88.

Hall of Fame coach and administrator C.M. Newton, 88, dies

Officials at Alabama and Kentucky say that Hall of Fame former administrator and basketball coach C.M. Newton has died. He was 88.

South Carolina coach Martin’s son to play at USC Upstate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Expect South Carolina coach Frank Martin to pay more attention to USC Upstate this fall.

Penn State hires Kevin Freeman as assistant basketball coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State has hired Kevin Freeman as an assistant coach on Patrick Chambers' staff.

Iowa State forward Lard skips workouts for wellness center

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State forward Cameron Lard has enrolled at a wellness center instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts.

New Virginia AD Williams taking football-first approach

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Carla Williams wasted no time getting to work as Virginia's athletic director.

Auburn gives basketball coach Bruce Pearl 5-year extension

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has given basketball coach Bruce Pearl a five-year contract extension after the program's best season in years.

Iowa State forward Lard skips workouts for wellness center

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State says forward Cameron Lard has enrolled at a wellness center instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts.

Auburn gives basketball coach Bruce Pearl 5-year extension

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has given basketball coach Bruce Pearl a five-year contract extension.

» Friday, June 1, 2018

Forward Lance Thomas transferring to Memphis from Louisville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Lance Thomas has decided to transfer to Memphis after being granted his unconditional release by Louisville.

Forward Lance Thomas transferring to Memphis from Louisville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Lance Thomas has decided to transfer to Memphis after being granted his unconditional release by Louisville.

Indiana-Duke, UNC-Michigan headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Indiana visits Duke while North Carolina travels to Michigan to headline this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge in November.

MAAC moving basketball tournaments to Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is moving its basketball championships to New Jersey.