Latest College basketball News

Louisville challenges NCAA over recruiting allegations

Sep. 21, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has refuted NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program in the wake of a federal corruption scandal, requesting that the highest-level violation be reclassified. The university also is challenging that former coach Rick Pitino failed to promote an atmosphere of...

South Korean K-pop group BTS members salute to their national flag during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the newly counted 82 cases took the country’s total...

A bicyclist makes his way past Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Sep. 18, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play. Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19...

Ronnie Hogue dies, UGa's 1st Black scholarship hoops player

Sep. 18, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ronnie Hogue, the first Black scholarship athlete on the Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team, died Friday, the school announced. He was 69. Hogue was a native of Washington, D.C., and lived in Maryland. No cause of death was given. Arriving at Georgia in 1969, Hogue averaged 20.5...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is viewed in Indianapolis after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was canceled. Indianapolis city leaders want the college basketball world to know it is open for business. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, Indiana Sports Corp, a local, year-round organizing committee, publicly released a 16-page proposal to convert convert about half of the city convention center's exhibition halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts and locker rooms, providing expansive safety measures and daily COVID-19 testing. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College basketball bubbles brewing with season on horizon

Sep. 18, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic already forcing changes for college basketball, a bubble may be brewing in Indianapolis. Indiana Sports Corp. released a 16-page proposal Friday that calls for turning the city convention center's exhibition halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts...

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

Sep. 18, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the premier preseason tournaments on the college basketball schedule, the Maui Invitational will be played at the Harrah's Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Dates for the...

Students sit at a distance as a precaution against COVID-19, as they undergo an aptitude test to access the University of Medicine, in Rome Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

Sep. 18, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor? That's what worries many students at the centuries-old Sorbonne University in Paris as the coronavirus is on the rebound across France. At least a dozen COVID-19 clusters have...

Burton eligible at Texas Tech after 2 seasons at Wichita St

Sep. 17, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Junior guard Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play this season for Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons for Wichita State. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard announced the waiver Thursday, which came five months after...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier in Cincinnati. The Division I Council voted Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, to start the NCAA men's and women's basketball season Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Two-time champ Wright hopeful Nova gets full Big East slate

Sep. 17, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright at last has some answers on when Villanova will start its season and try for its third national championship since 2016. So many more uncertainties remain, though, for the Wildcats and the rest of college basketball as it sorts through the issues connected with a season in...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo,Drake's Liam Robbins, left, heads to the basket as Illinois State's Matt Chastain defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference men's tournament in St. Louis. Minnesota transfer center Liam Robbins was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, the university announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Robbins made the switch in April after two seasons at Drake.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NCAA basketball season set to open day before Thanksgiving

Sep. 16, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

The NCAA men's and women's basketball season will begin Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. The Division I Council voted Wednesday to push the start date back from the originally scheduled Nov. 10 as one of several precautions against the spread of coronavirus. The later start date coincides with the decision...