Latest Men's college basketball News

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...

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...

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...

Eastern New Mexico University hires athletic director

Jul. 16, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University officials announced Thursday that Paul Weir has been hired as the school’s athletic director. Weir will begin his new job on Monday. He was the head men’s basketball coach at New Mexico for...

Guard Myles Powell sues Seton Hall, staff for bad diagnosis

Jul. 15, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Basketball player Myles Powell has sued Seton Hall, coach Kevin Willard and a staff member, accusing them of failing to diagnose a knee injury during his senior season that led to physical and financial damage. Powell was the Big East Conference...