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Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

Aug. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A committee of Texas senators...

Pelicans getting Virginia's Trey Murphy III with No. 17 pick

Jul. 30, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans moved to address their woeful 3-point shooting this past season, adding No. 17 overall NBA draft choice Trey Murphy III to their 2021 rookie class on Thursday night. Memphis formally made the selection of the Virginia swing...

Scotty Pippen Jr. withdraws from draft, returning to Vandy

Jul. 07, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has decided to return to Vanderbilt for his junior season after testing his options for the NBA draft. Vanderbilt announced Wednesday night that Pippen will return for the upcoming season. Pippen announced in April he would...

Kentucky guard Davion Mintz will return for final season

Jul. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Guard Davion Mintz will withdraw from the NBA draft and return to Kentucky for his final season after leading the Wildcats in scoring as a graduate transfer. Mintz entered the draft in May and said in a release Thursday that he felt “ready and...

Darius Days returning to LSU basketball for senior season

Jun. 29, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Forward Darius Days is returning to LSU for his senior season after initially exploring his opportunity to turn pro. Days, who announced his decision during an online talk show appearance in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, had previously declared his...

Kentucky to allow college athletes to earn off likeness

Jun. 24, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor signed an order Thursday allowing the state's college athletes — including players on the nationally renowned Kentucky and Louisville men's basketball teams — to make money through the use of their name, image or likeness. ...

Alabama forward Rojas has surgery to repair torn ACL

Jun. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama forward James Rojas had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said the reserve had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, but that he expects Rojas to be back during Southeastern Conference play. Rojas...

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. ...

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...

South Carolina's Woods to leave, Bryant, Couisnard returning

Jun. 02, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Seventh Woods has entered the NCAA transfer portal with the intention to play his sixth and final season elsewhere. A team spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that Woods is seeking to the South Carolina program. ...