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Texas Tech junior guard Edwards transferring out of program

Apr. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech junior guard Kyler Edwards has decided to transfer, new head coach Mark Adams said Saturday. Edwards had initially put his name in the transfer portal at the end of the season to explore his options. Adams, the Red...

Oklahoma hires Drake's Baranczyk as new women's hoops coach

Apr. 10, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has hired Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk as its next women's basketball coach. Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Saturday. Baranczyk replaces Sherri Coale, who retired last month after 25 years of leading the program. ...

Hubert Davis connects generations at UNC

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — From his place in what amounted to the North Carolina basketball alumni section, George Lynch became transported back to 1989, back to college and his freshman season, while he looked with pride Tuesday afternoon during Hubert Davis’s formal introduction as new...

Cincinnati fires Brannen following investigation

Apr. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has fired men's basketball coach John Brannen following an investigation into reports of a rift with Bearcats players. The school fired Brannen on Friday, six days after he was put on paid leave after six Cincinnati players decided to...

ESPN announcers now set for whole NCAA volleyball tournament

Apr. 09, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A day after volleyball coaches criticized ESPN's coverage plans for the NCAA tournament, the cable television network reversed course and announced Friday there would be commentators for all matches streamed on its digital platforms. ESPN's original...

Maine hockey coach Red Gendron dies unexpectedly at 63

Apr. 09, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron died unexpectedly Friday, the school announced. He was 63. The Boston native, who took over coaching the Black Bears in 2013, died after suffering a medical emergency, university officials said. ...

South Carolina's Martin receives 2-year extension, no raise

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The school's board of trustees approved the deal on Friday. The move ends more than a month of questions...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion makes our sports, our teams and our communities stronger,” said Minnesota Lynx coach...

Charleston Southern not bringing back women's hoops coach

Apr. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Fred Applin. The school's athletic director Jeff Barber thanked Applin for his nine years of service Friday and said a search for his full-time replacement would...

Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson. The university announced Friday that Thorson and Jason Kemp have been added to...