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NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will have a name starting with Utah

Apr. 18, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

The NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as Utah, at least initially, until a long-term name is determined. “We’ll start with Utah on the jersey and we’ll figure out the logo and everything else and what it is that we are,” new owner Ryan Smith told...

UConn forward Alex Karaban declares for NBA draft while retaining college eligibility

Apr. 18, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn forward Alex Karaban announced Thursday that he has declared for the NBA draft while retaining his college eligibility. Karaban made the announcement on social media, saying his experience at UConn “has exceeded my expectations.” The...

Kansas adds AJ Storr after he led Wisconsin in scoring this past season

Apr. 18, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

AJ Storr is transferring to Kansas after leading Wisconsin in scoring this past season. Storr said Thursday in a social media post that he was making this decision “with great excitement and humility.” Later Thursday, Kansas announced the additions of Storr and former South...

Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard enters NBA draft after being named top freshman by SEC coaches

Apr. 18, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reserve guard Reed Sheppard, who was voted the Southeastern Conference's top freshman by coaches after leading the league in steals, says he will enter the NBA draft. The London, Kentucky, native was considered one of the conference's best playmakers...

Virginia law allows the state’s colleges and universities to directly pay athletes through NIL deals

Apr. 18, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed measure into law Thursday that allows state colleges and universities to directly pay their athletes through name, image and likeness compensation deals, a measure believed to be the first of its kind. The law, which takes...

New BYU basketball coach Kevin Young focused on building NBA pipeline with Cougars

Apr. 17, 2024 22:50 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Kevin Young wants to turn BYU into a breeding ground for NBA talent. Young, who was introduced as the Cougars’ new head basketball coach on Wednesday night, said he plans to use his NBA experience and player development skills to turn Provo into an NBA pipeline...

Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announces he is transferring to UConn

Apr. 17, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

Former Michigan center Tarris Reed Jr. announced Wednesday that he is transferring to UConn. The 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged 9.0 points and 7.2 rebounds this past season. He entered the transfer portal shortly after Michigan fired coach Juwan Howard in the wake of an 8-24 campaign....

Clemson guard Chase Hunter enters NBA Draft, but retains eligibility to come back to college

Apr. 17, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson guard Chase Hunter said he's entering the NBA draft, but maintaining his eligibility should he want to return for a sixth year in college. Hunter is a 6-foot-4 guard from Atlanta who was third in scoring this season with 12.9 points a game for the...

Duke's Jeremy Roach announces plans to enter NBA draft and transfer portal

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Jeremy Roach is declaring for the NBA draft and entering the transfer portal if he returns to college. The 6-foot-1 guard announced his plans in a social-media post Tuesday night. He has an additional year of eligibility remaining, granted by the NCAA to...

Hofstra's Tyler Thomas chosen as Haggerty Award winner

Apr. 17, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hofstra's Tyler Thomas was chosen as the Frank J. Haggerty Award winner Wednesday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Seton Hall’s Shaheen Holloway, who guided the Pirates to this season’s National Invitation Tournament title, was selected as the...