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Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...

McClelland to become NCAA men's basketball committee chair

Jul. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men's basketball committee when he takes over next year. The NCAA announced...

Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...

Emoni Bates says he's transferring to hometown E. Michigan

Jun. 29, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates, one of the top recruits in the 2021 men's basketball recruiting class, says he is transferring from Memphis to Eastern Michigan. Bates, in an Instagram post Wednesday, announced his decision to return to his hometown of Ypsilanti to play for the...

Williams, Calhoun among coaches headed to college hoops Hall

Jun. 29, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun will join John Beilein and Lon Kruger in a star-studded cast of coaches who will be inducted into the National College Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Another longtime coach, Jerry Krause of Eastern Washington, will join the...

Lennie Rosenbluth, star of UNC's '57 title team, dies at 89

Jun. 18, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lennie Rosenbluth, who led North Carolina to its first basketball NCAA title in 1957 with a victory over Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the championship game, died Saturday. He was 89. The school announced Rosenbluth's death but did not provide a cause....

Monmouth hires Clive Bentick as assistant basketball coach

Jun. 15, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Monmouth University has hired Clive Bentick as an assistant coach. Coach King Rice announced the hiring Wednesday. Bentick spent the past 15 seasons at St. Francis in New York City. “Clive is a guy that could be a head coach right...

Sweet 16 run earns Cyclones' Otzelberger raise, extension

Jun. 01, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger received a contract extension and a $500,000 raise Wednesday after leading the Cyclones to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the third-best turnaround in major college basketball history. "I’m grateful that we are able to reward that...

Weber State's Rahe retiring after 16 seasons

May. 16, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday. Rahe leaves Weber State as the Big Sky...