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Byers, first NCAA executive director, dies at 93

Byers, first NCAA executive director, dies at 93

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 6:16 am

Big 12 schools face penalties for court storming

Big 12 schools face penalties for court storming

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:34 am

Grand Canyon extends Majerle, Stankiewicz

Grand Canyon extends Majerle, Stankiewicz

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 9:33 pm

Vitale: Rule changes, especially shot clock, are necessary

Vitale: Rule changes, especially shot clock, are necessary

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Academic Progress Rate results improve again

Academic Progress Rate results improve again

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 6:58 pm

Looking Ahead: Arizona State Sun Devils

Looking Ahead: Arizona State Sun Devils

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Huskers’ Miles gets extension, to make $2M

Huskers’ Miles gets extension, to make $2M

Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 11:13 pm


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Byers, NCAA’s 1st executive director, dies at 93 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 1986, file photo, NCAA director Walter Byers poses in his office in Mission, Kan. Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa, File)

Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. A main part of Byers’ job when he started as NCAA executive director in 1951 was to help the schools maintain strict control of all revenues the athletes generated. ”He established something that never existed before,” former Big Eight and Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke said Wednesday from his home in Barrington, Illinois.


Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 4:40 am

Big 12 schools could face big penalties for court storming (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas State players and fans celebrate following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Kansas State defeated Kansas 70-63. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the measure passed Wednesday gives him a broad authority to deal with such violations. ”I think I’ve been given broad prerogatives to deal with those issues.” In February, Bowlsby publicly reprimanded Kansas State for failing to prevent Wildcats fans from pouring onto the court after the school’s men’s basketball upset victory over rival and then eighth-ranked Kansas The surge of humanity crushed Kansas coach Bill Self against a press table.


Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 12:51 am

Majerle, Stankiewicz get 4-year extensions at Grand Canyon (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has signed men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 8:19 pm

Nebraska coach Miles’ pay hits $2 million after down season (Yahoo Sports)

Nebraska coach Tim Miles reacts after a technical foul against his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tim Miles has received a 21-percent raise that makes him the first Nebraska basketball coach to be paid $2 million a year.


Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 3:01 pm

Fireman, Self, Smith to receive Hall of Fame award (Yahoo Sports)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman, Kansas coach Bill Self and former NBA veteran Steve Smith have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award.

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 12:47 am

Northwestern, Collins agree to extension (Yahoo Sports)

Northwestern head coach Chris Collins directs his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern has agreed to a contract extension with men’s basketball coach Chris Collins.


Posted on 26 May 2015 @ 6:23 pm

UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les signs extension (Yahoo Sports)

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — UC Davis basketball coach Jim Les has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 1:31 am

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RB James dislocates elbow in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field with a dislocated elbow, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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RB James injures right arm in Oregon win

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injuring his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregons 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night. The nations leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name.

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Lavin undergoes prostate cancer surgery

St. Johns coach Steve Lavin has had successful surgery to treat prostate cancer. The 47-year-old Lavin underwent the surgery Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. According to Lavins physicians, the surgery went as planned and there were no complications. Lavin is expected to return to his full-time coaching responsibilities after a recovery period.

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Calhoun: UConn talent better for 2011-12

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he has more talent this season than he had on the team that won the national championship in April. Calhoun made the comment before a dinner at which the 2010-11 Huskies received their national championship rings. The coach said having a more talented team doesnt mean they are going to win another title, but he thinks they can.

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Duke set to visit MSG twice this season

Mike Krzyzewski is bringing Duke to Madison Square Garden twice this upcoming season, according to the schedule announced Thursday. The Blue Devils will face Michigan State, and Kentucky will play Kansas in the second game of the Champions Classic on Nov. 15. Duke will return to take on Washington on Dec.

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Colorado suspends 5 defensive players

Colorado coach Jon Embree has suspended five defensive players indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules. The suspended players include defensive backs Josh Moten, Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms and Paul Vigo, along with linebacker Liloa Nobriga. Orms was the only starter among the group, but didnt play last weekend due to a leg injury.

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Big 12 moves to add Big East-bound TCU

Leaders of the Big 12 Conference cleared the way Thursday to add TCU, a move that would bring in a rising program and potentially shore up a league that seemed ready to fall apart just a few weeks ago. The Big 12s presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to authorize negotiations with the Horned Frogs, who play in Fort Worth, Texas, and boast the defending Rose Bowl champion.

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