Latest Men's college basketball News

Spiders' Sherod to miss season after tearing ACL in practice

Oct. 19, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond guard and captain Nick Sherod will miss the coming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in practice, coach Chris Mooney said Monday. Sherod, a redshirt senior, was injured Thursday, a day after the team's first official practice. It was his second season-ending...

Kansas forward de Sousa opting out of upcoming season

Oct. 16, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa is opting out of the upcoming college basketball season, potentially ending what has been one of the most controversial tenures of any player to have joined coach Bill Self's blueblood program. Self said in a statement that de Sousa was opting out to...

FILE -- In this March 18, 2017, file photo, an official game ball with the March Madness logo sits in the court during a second-round men's college basketball game between Villanova and Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. Coaches did the best they could to prepare for the big moment, yet still find themselves in a scramble once it actually happened. The NCAA announced last month that the season would begin on Nov. 25 and teams are still trying to fill all the holes in their schedules.  (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

College coaches still scrambling to fill hoops schedules

Oct. 16, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

College coaches endured a tense time waiting for the NCAA to green light the 2020-21 basketball season. They knew there was a window the NCAA was looking at to start, likely sometime in late November or early December. They just didn't have a date. So they did the best they could to prepare for the big moment,...

A-10 commissioner: NCAA penalties against UMass unfortunate

Oct. 16, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid over three years, prompting criticism of the penalty from the Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner. The NCAA announced Friday the Committee on Infractions...

Security reminds fans to mask up before entering Sanford Stadium before the start of the Georgia-Tennessee NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Men's hoops back on the court at Purdue

Oct. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Purdue men’s basketball team will hold its first official practice Thursday after workouts were paused briefly this week following two questionable COVID-19 tests. Athletic department officials issued a statement...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is shown. A set of proposals to permit NCAA athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorships deals will go up for vote in January, the last step for the association to change its rules but not the last word on how name, image and likeness compensation will work.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

After NIL, next NCAA challenge is restructuring Division I

Oct. 15, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

As the NCAA moves toward landmark changes that will empower athletes more than ever, the next big debate within college sports is on the horizon: How to reform and restructure Division I? A survey of college sports leaders, including university presidents, conference commissioners and athletic directors, was ...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin guard D'Mitrik Trice (0) puts up a jump shot against Nebraska guard Dachon Burke Jr. (11) and Nebraska forward Yvan Ouedraogo (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb. Wisconsin is trying not to think about its missed opportunity from last March as the Badgers seek to build on the momentum they established before the pandemic shut down the 2019-20 season prematurely. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)

Wisconsin moves on without wondering what could have been

Oct. 15, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

Wisconsin is trying not to think about its missed opportunity from last March as the Badgers seek to build on the momentum they established before the pandemic shut down the 2019-20 basketball season prematurely. The Badgers have begun preseason practice with virtually the entire nucleus of a team that won a...

FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Texas State coach Danny Kaspar reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Troy for the Sun Belt tournament title in New Orleans. Kaspar, the former Texas State basketball coach who resigned while under investigation for allegations he directed racist taunts at Black players, said he holds “only love in my heart for people of all races, colors and creeds” in a resignation letter released Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, by the school. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Former Texas State coach Kaspar denies allegations of racism

Oct. 14, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Danny Kaspar, the former Texas State basketball coach who resigned while under investigation for allegations he directed racist taunts at Black players, said he holds “only love in my heart for people of all races, colors and creeds” in a resignation letter released...

CAA releases schedule designed to limit travel, exposure

Oct. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Athletic Association released its men's and women's basketball schedules for the 2020-21 season using a format designed to limit travel and exposure to COVID-19. The schedules will run from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 and include 18 games. Instead of traditional home-and-home...

NCAA: Dayton will host First Four through at least 2026

Oct. 14, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton will continue to host the NCAA Tournament First Four through at least 2026. The NCAA on Wednesday announced the extension of the contract giving the University of Dayton Arena the rights to the tournament play-in games. UD Arena has hosted the event since the First Four began in...