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Pitt and basketball coach Jeff Capel agree to an extension through at least the 2029-30 season

Jul. 17, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh and men's basketball coach Jeff Capel have agreed to a contract extension that runs through at least the 2029-30 season. Financial details of the extension, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. Capel has a 97-92 record in six years...

Sue Bird Barbie: Mattel honors WNBA great with signature doll

Jul. 16, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — WNBA great Sue Bird has been honored with a signature Barbie doll. Mattel announced Tuesday the collectible tribute doll was modeled for Bird, who is a "basketball legend who pioneered the way for growth in the women’s league with her record-breaking...

NCAA women's selection committee to reveal full seeding of tournament teams next season

Jul. 12, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA women's selection committee will release the seeding for the entire tournament field for the first time next season. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the change on Friday after its summer meetings, meaning the full seed list...

George Mason gives basketball coach Tony Skinn a one-year contract extension

Jul. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason has signed basketball coach Tony Skinn to a one-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season. Athletic director Marvin Lewis announced the deal Thursday. In his first season as coach, Skinn led the Patriots to 20 regular-season wins for the...

NCAA committee approves Indianapolis to host all 3 men's finals, NIT in 2026, adds metrics for 2025

Jul. 11, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis will host championships for all three NCAA divisions and the NIT in 2026, and the governing body’s men’s basketball committee has also approved including the Torvik and Wins Against Bubble rankings among metrics in evaluating teams for next year’s...

UConn, coach Dan Hurley agree to 6-year, $50 million deal a month after he spurned offer from Lakers

Jul. 08, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season that makes him one of the nation's highest paid college coaches nearly a month after he turned down a lucrative offer to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season

Jul. 08, 2024 14:04 PM EDT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season.

Lamont Paris looking to mold South Carolina into another SEC contender and NCAA Tournament team

Jul. 03, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The best part of South Carolina men's basketball coach Lamont Paris' rise from forgotten in the SEC to the school's first NCAA berth in seven years was the tight bond built among players with little or no connections. Paris hopes to forge a similarly...

Ex-Kansas stars Chalmers, Collins file class-action lawsuit vs. NCAA, others over March Madness

Jul. 03, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas stars Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins are among 16 former men’s college basketball players who have sued the NCAA and multiple conferences, claiming they are profiting from the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses in promoting and monetizing the March...

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale says on social media he has been diagnosed with cancer for a fourth time

Jun. 28, 2024 20:52 PM EDT
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale says on social media he has been diagnosed with cancer for a fourth time.