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Kansas coach Bill Self has tested positive for COVID-19

Jul. 24, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Self, who is fully vaccinated, said in a statement on the university's Twitter account Friday that he was “feeling pretty good right now.”...

UConn: Probation over NCAA violations under Ollie ends

Jul. 23, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The two-year probation imposed on UConn men's basketball for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie has ended. The governing body informed the school it has met all NCAA regulations, the university said Friday. “We...

Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Jul. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier...

Rhoades, VCU agree to contract extension

Jul. 22, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball coach Mike Rhoades has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the Rams' sideline through the 2026-27 season. Athletic director and vice president Ed McLaughlin made the...

Group licensing: A new way for college athletes to cash in

Jul. 20, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

With college athletes able to profit from their fame for the first time, North Carolina opened a new path Tuesday for its players to cash in: group licensing for official Tar Heels merchandise. North Caorlina is believed to be the first school in the nation to launch a...

Creighton University AD retiring after 27 years on the job

Jul. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bruce Rasmussen, the Creighton athletic director who oversaw the rise of the men's basketball team and the school's transition to the Big East Conference during his tenure over the past 27 years, will retire next month. Rasmussen, 70, announced his...

Column: No need for the NCAA in new world of college sports

Jul. 17, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It’s taken way too long but, finally, Mark Emmert is speaking the truth. He’s seen the future, and it doesn’t include him or his colleagues at the NCAA. Actually, Emmert isn't quite going that far. He still wants the NCAA to exist, if only to regulate small sports...

Florida's women's hoops coach resigns for 'personal reasons'

Jul. 16, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida women's basketball coach Cam Newbauer stepped down Friday for “personal reasons," the school announced, a surprising move that came six weeks after he signed a three-year contract extension. Newbauer, hired from Belmont in March 2017,...

USC, San Diego State highlight Wooden Legacy matchups

Jul. 16, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Saint Joseph’s will play Southern California and Georgetown will take on San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy on Thanksgiving weekend. The four-game event will be Nov. 25-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. The losing teams will meet in...

St. John's adds Rutgers assistant Vetrone to hoops staff

Jul. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's has added veteran assistant coach Greg Vetrone to its basketball staff. Coach Mike Anderson announced the hiring Friday. Vetrone, who was the head coach at Fairleigh Dickinson for four seasons, spent the past seven years as an assistant at...