ESPNU – United States
HS basketball star among mass shooting victims
Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 5:10 am
Jones, ex-NBA veteran, Olympian, dies at 64
Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 4:56 am
Mills, 26, former S. Miss star, shot and killed
Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 3:09 am
Bradley Braves alumni are the Cinderella of the summer
Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 6:52 pm
Vote: Which ACC venue is the toughest place to play?
Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 5:07 pm
OK State player Coger died of enlarged heart
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 9:10 pm
UConn AD waiting, preparing pitch to Big 12
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 8:08 pm
Yahoo Sports – United States
A former Chicago high school basketball standout who went on to play in college was shot to death Monday on the city’s West Side, authorities said. Jonathan Mills suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeny said. Mills, 26, played forward and center for North Lawndale College Prep, leading the team to the Public League title in 2009 and third place in the Class 3A state tournament.
Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 1:12 am
Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday. While the temperature was 99 degrees, it wasn’t known if the weather played a role in Coger’s death. The 22-year-old forward, who had recently transferred to OSU, did not appear to struggle during Thursday’s workout at Boone Pickens Stadium, school spokesman Gary Shutt said at a news conference.
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 11:31 pm
The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. NCAA leaders had expressed opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March.
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 9:03 pm
UConn’s new athletic director says he’s waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. The Big 12’s school presidents on Tuesday moved closer to expansion, directing Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn’s David Benedict, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Friday, acknowledged the Huskies are interested in being evaluated.
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 7:38 pm
North Carolina will wait another week before responding to five NCAA charges. The school issued a statement Friday saying UNC and others involved in the case had requested an extension to Monday’s response deadline. The statement said UNC will respond to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations (NOA) on Aug. 1, then publicly release a copy a day later after a review and possible redactions to comply with privacy laws.
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 6:43 pm
George Washington University says it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan. The statement comes in response to a story posted earlier Thursday on www.washingtonpost.com that says former GW players – quoted anonymously – complained about Lonergan’s behavior.
Posted on 22 July 2016 @ 1:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah, BYU, Utah State and Weber State will play in a December basketball tournament called the Beehive Classic starting this season and running through 2019. The event will be held at the home of the Utah Jazz.
Posted on 21 July 2016 @ 8:04 pm
NCAA Daily – United States
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.