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Looking ahead: West Virginia Mountaineers

Looking ahead: West Virginia Mountaineers

Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Brown, No. 4 in ESPN 100, commits to Cal

Brown, No. 4 in ESPN 100, commits to Cal

Posted on 2 May 2015 @ 3:53 am

Graduation day: Donovan signs to coach Thunder

Graduation day: Donovan signs to coach Thunder

Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 6:19 pm

Looking ahead: Oklahoma Sooners

Looking ahead: Oklahoma Sooners

Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Michigan State lands four-star center Ward

Michigan State lands four-star center Ward

Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 3:11 am

Abdul-Jabbar seen at L.A. hospital, doing fine

Abdul-Jabbar seen at L.A. hospital, doing fine

Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 1:41 am

Sulaimon: Duke dismissal not about allegation

Sulaimon: Duke dismissal not about allegation

Posted on 29 April 2015 @ 8:42 pm


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Little-used freshman center decides to transfer from Indiana (Yahoo Sports)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Jeremiah April has decided to transfer from Indiana, coach Tom Crean said Friday.

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 11:41 pm

Thunder introduce new coach Billy Donovan (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 01: Oklahoma City Head Coach Billy Donovan is welcomed to Chesapeake Energy Arena for the first time on May 01, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s safe to say new Thunder coach Billy Donovan will stay in the NBA this time. Donovan jokes that he has coached in the league before – eight years ago, he was hired by the Orlando Magic, only to change his mind the following day and return to the University of Florida. He said that decision had nothing to do with the Magic, and that it was more about his relationships with his family and Florida. The 49-year-old coach said it had to ”take something very, very special” to make him leave a program he led to two national championships, four Final Fours and seven Elite Eights in 19 seasons.


Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 11:31 pm

Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard receives college degree (Yahoo Sports)

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 29: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers warms up before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 29, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gina Johnson was rooting hard for the Portland Trail Blazers to upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Damian Lillard is her son, so she didn’t have much of a choice. I want him to have a degree.” Lillard received his degree from Weber State on Friday morning, three years after entering the NBA. Lillard earned a professional sales degree from the College of Applied Science and Technology and capped the event as the last student to walk and receive his degree.


Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 9:56 pm

K-State signs AD John Currie to extension through 2020 (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas State athletic director John Currie signed a restructured contract Friday that includes an extension through the 2020 academic year and increases his base salary to $775,000 annually. ”Our family is thankful and fortunate to call Manhattan home and we are grateful for the opportunity to belong to the K-State family,” Currie said in a statement. Currie took over Kansas State’s athletic department in May 2009, when it was struggling to break even financially. Currie has twice been chosen the nation’s top athletic director, winning the 2012 Under Armour AD of the Year award and the 2013 Bobby Dodd AD of the Year award.

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 9:03 pm

Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri (Yahoo Sports)

Asked how to raise attendance at sporting events, new Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said simply, ”Win games.” ”That’s just human nature,” Rhoades said. They want to be associated with the next great thing.” Four days into the job, Rhoades answered a range of questions Thursday. Describing himself as a ”high- energy” person, the 49-year-old Rhoades wants to invigorate the school’s fundraising efforts and enhance its presence in Kansas City and St. Louis. Under Rhoades the past six years, the University of Houston raised nearly $100 million and built $160 million worth of facilities, including a football stadium.

Posted on 1 May 2015 @ 12:02 am

VCU men’s basketball coach Wade to earn $1 million annually (Yahoo Sports)

New Virginia Commonwealth University head basketball coach, Will Wade, gestures during a press conference at the school in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Wade's arrival was marked by the departure of several recruits. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Will Wade will be paid $1 million per season as the men’s basketball coach at VCU, and his five-year contract has bonus opportunities that could significantly boost his annual compensation.


Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 5:45 pm

Alabama signs Memphis forward/guard transfer Nick King (Yahoo Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Memphis transfer Nick King has signed to play for Alabama.

Posted on 30 April 2015 @ 2:07 pm

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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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