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John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

Jun. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday. The...

Texas Tech adds another transfer in UTEP's Bryson Williams

Jun. 14, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech added another transfer Monday in Bryson Williams, who is set to play for his third college in his fifth and final season. Williams spent the past two years at UTEP after starting his career at Fresno State. He joined the Miners after...

Auburn adds Georgia transfer guard KD Johnson to hoop roster

Jun. 14, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season. ...

Hurley hopeful compensation will keep more players in school

Jun. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley is hopeful legislation passed this week in Connecticut that will allow college athletes to profit from the use of their names, images and likenesses will keep more players in school. Hurley met Friday with the...

Wake Forest adding Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy

Jun. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest is adding graduate transfer Khadim Sy from Mississippi. The school announced Sy’s signing Friday to bolster the Demon Deacons’ frontcourt. The 6-foot-10, 238-pound Sy started 31 of his 45 games over the past two seasons at Ole...

Former Michigan State star to remain in jail in murder case

Jun. 11, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Michigan State University basketball star was ordered to remain in jail during his first court appearance on murder and other charges in Detroit. Defense attorney Andrew Abood asked for a bond, saying Keith Appling had always appeared in court in...

SC coach charged after player, 10, takes gun to school

Jun. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina youth basketball coach has been arrested after a 10-year-old player took a loaded gun from his car to his elementary school, investigators said. Isaac Lamon Adams, 36, was barred from legally owning a gun because of a previous...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. June 7, 2021. Editorial: Coach K’s legacy Of all the commercials that have made cheeky pitches for light beer over the years, this one is a classic: A man hitches a limo ride in an airport lobby — and he...

Connecticut latest to allow college athlete compensation

Jun. 09, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

Connecticut has become the latest state to pass legislation allowing college athletes to make a profit from their names, images and likenesses. The language, which received final approval in the Senate late Tuesday, makes it possible for college players to be paid for...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

Jun. 09, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she’s had more on her mind than winning...