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St. John's announces that Mike Cragg is out as athletic director in mutual parting

Jun. 17, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Cragg is out as St. John’s athletic director in what the school described Monday as a mutual parting. Cragg had taken over the role in 2018 and hired Rick Pitino as men’s basketball coach last year. St. John’s, which hasn’t received an NCAA Tournament...

Mississippi State adds former Bulldogs star Victoria Vivians as assistant coach, scouting director

Jun. 17, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Sam Purcell has hired former Bulldogs star and WNBA veteran Victoria Vivians as assistant coach and scouting director. The school said in a statement Monday that Vivians, a sixth-year league guard/forward playing...

Virginia basketball coach Tony Bennett agrees to extension through at least 2030

Jun. 14, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tony Bennett, who coached Virginia to a national title in 2019, has signed an extension that will keep him with the Cavaliers through at least 2030. Virginia athletic director Carla Williams announced the extension Thursday for the 55-year-old Bennett,...

Ex-Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr., potential first-round NBA draft pick, not guilty of rape

Jun. 13, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

Former Illinois standout Terrence Shannon Jr., a potential first-round NBA draft pick, was found not guilty Thursday on a rape charge after a jury in Douglas County, Kansas, spent less than two hours deliberating the verdict. The 23-year-old Shannon was accused of committing sexual...

Dan Hurley says he belongs at UConn after turning down 'obviously tempting' offer from Lakers

Jun. 13, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley considered the opportunity to try and lead UConn to a third consecutive national title or the chance to become coach of one of the NBA's most storied franchises and asked himself one question. “Where do you belong?” Hurley said Thursday at...

Bob Harris, former radio play-by-play voice of Duke athletics, dies at 81

Jun. 12, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Retired Duke sports radio play-by-play announcer Bob Harris died Wednesday. He was 81. Former radio analyst Wes Chesson announced Harris' death in an update on a GoFundMe page that had been created to raise money for Harris' care. He had been...

10 members of NC State's 1983 national champions sue NCAA over name, image and likeness compensation

Jun. 10, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

Ten players from North Carolina State's 1983 national champion basketball team have sued the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company seeking compensation for unauthorized use of their name, image and likeness. The players filed suit in Wake County Superior Court on Monday,...

Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports

Jun. 10, 2024 14:08 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.

Duke coach Kara Lawson hires Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting former Lady Vols teammates

Jun. 10, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke women's basketball coach Kara Lawson on Monday hired former Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting the former Tennessee teammates on the Blue Devils’ staff. Lawson called the hiring a “big day” for Duke basketball in a statement that...

Iowa's Ava Jones takes medical disqualification, retires from basketball after injuries from crash

Jun. 08, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Ava Jones will take a medical disqualification and retire from college basketball. The school and Jones announced the decision Friday, saying Jones would remain on scholarship and work toward her degree at Iowa. She was not cleared to play as a...