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Williams: ‘Feel strongly’ Heels did things right

The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 5:24 am

Donovan on Muschamp: He’s working his tail off

Billy Donovan threw his support behind embattled Florida football coach Will Muschamp and said that his colleague has been focused on trying to turn around the downtrodden Gators.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 11:57 pm

Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey

A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack’s hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 11:02 pm

UConn, Hoyas to renew rivalry next season

UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 7:24 pm

Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31

Syracuse’s men’s basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:39 pm

Homecoming: Williams returning to Phog

Former Kansas coach Roy Williams is returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 10:46 pm

Judge questions $75M concussion settlement

A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 7:10 pm


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Okafor shines in Duke scrimmage (Yahoo Sports)

Duke's Jahlil Okafor drives to the basket in front of Rasheed Sulaimon as the team kicks off its NCAA college basketball season in a scrimmage during Countdown to Craziness at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Freshman Jahlil Okafor had 27 points and eight rebounds during a scrimmage for Duke’s ”Countdown to Craziness” event on Saturday night at a packed Cameron Indoor Stadium. Okafor is part of a touted recruiting class for the Blue Devils that also includes Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow. ”It was a lot of fun,” Okafor said. My teammates really encourage me to try to dominate every game, and it helps when the people around you really believe in you.” Okafor, Jones and Winslow played together for the White team in the first half, contributing to a 34-17 lead that featured 12 points for Okafor and 10 from Matt Jones.


Posted on 26 October 2014 @ 3:08 am

South Carolina freshman Blanton has hip surgery (Yahoo Sports)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshman TeMarcus Blanton had hip surgery Friday

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 4:12 pm

UNC’s Williams: ‘Very sad time’ after fraud report (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams reacts to questions regarding the release of a report on academic fraud at the university, following the team's NCAA college basketball exhibition game against Fayetteville State on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it’s a ”very sad time” at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program ”thought we were doing the right thing.” After his team’s exhibition victory, Williams spoke for the first time in response to a report released Wednesday that outlined how fraud ran unchecked in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department for nearly two decades. Williams said he was ”dumbfounded” by the details in the report and said UNC ”made some mistakes for a long time” that damaged the school’s reputation and led the NCAA to reopen its probe into academic misconduct here. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein called the system a ”shadow curriculum” running from 1993 to 2011 within the department. The report stated Williams and other coaches said they were aware there were independent study courses offering easy grades, but they didn’t know the classes were bogus.


Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 3:37 pm

UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition (Yahoo Sports)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night.

Posted on 25 October 2014 @ 1:45 am

Judge halts New Jersey’s sports betting plan (Yahoo Sports)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speak at an NFL Foundation news conference Monday, Jan 27, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Oct. 17 that effectively repeals the state’s ban on sports wagering and allows it at racetracks and casinos. ”This is a temporary order while the core issues surrounding sports wagering in New Jersey are fully considered by the court,” Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said in a statement.


Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 11:16 pm

UConn to renew basketball rivalry with Georgetown (Yahoo Sports)

Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and Connecticut's Niels Giffey, right, reach for the ball from Georgetown's Markel Starks, center, during the first overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Georgetown won 79-78. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference.


Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 7:12 pm

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud (Yahoo Sports)

An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout. More than 3,100 students – about half of them athletes – benefited from sham classes and artificially high grades in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department (AFAM) in Chapel Hill. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein indicates that the bogus classes ended in 2011. The NCAA, which has reopened its investigation into academic misconduct, could also have concerns of lack of institutional control.

Posted on 24 October 2014 @ 2:17 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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