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Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard's basketball staff

Jul. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David Metzendorf. Smith was...

Big 12 is a 10: Bowlsby says no talk of expanding league

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner said there is...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims remembered at service

Jul. 12, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter crash . Brian Glasser, Cline's attorney and longtime friend, said in his eulogy at the memorial service in...

Cleveland State fires coach Dennis Felton after 2 seasons

Jul. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Felton's stay at Cleveland State was short, and anything but sweet. Felton was fired Friday after just two seasons with the program, which hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009. The 56-year-old Felton and his entire staff were let go by athletic director Scott Garrett, who...

Kentucky AD next to lead NCAA D1 men's hoops committee

Jul. 12, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. It was announced Friday that Barnhart would work with committee chairman Kevin White, Duke's athletic director, during the upcoming season before succeeding him in the...

Cent Michigan promotes Oesterle to succeed Guevara as coach

Jul. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has promoted Heather Oesterle to succeed retiring women's basketball coach Sue Guevara. The moves were announced Friday. Guevara led the Chippewas to the NCAA Tournament the previous two seasons, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2018. She helped the program win the...

Baylor women add SEC guard after national title with another

Jul. 11, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor will have a graduate transfer from the SEC for the second year in a row with the addition of Te'a Cooper from South Carolina. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey plans for Cooper to switch to point guard for the Lady Bears, like Chloe Jackson did last season after...

UNC to return to old home at Carmichael for 1 game

Jul. 11, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's men's basketball team is returning to its old home court for one game. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday that the Tar Heels' game against Wofford on Dec. 15 will be played at the 6,822-seat Carmichael Arena — the first regular-season game there...

Ex-Tennessee forward DJ Burns is transferring to Winthrop

Jul. 11, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former Tennessee forward DJ Burns is returning to his hometown to play for Winthrop. The 6-foot-9 Burns said Thursday on Twitter he had committed to the Eagles, whose campus is located in his home town of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Burns posed in a Winthrop jersey with the words "IT...

Iowa hoops lands guard Evelyn, Valparaiso grad transfer

Jul. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa to bolster the Hawkeyes' perimeter game. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery announced on Thursday that Evelyn will be the first grad transfer to play for him in Iowa City. Evelyn spent the past two seasons with the Crusaders...