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Texas' Beard dives in, makes splash in transfer portal

Aug. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chris Beard didn’t sound like a “trust the process” guy when he became the Texas basketball coach in early April. Beard vowed to steer Texas quickly in the direction he envisioned by using the NCAA’s transfer portal. ...

Entrepreneurship, mentorship change lives in Springfield

Aug. 01, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As a kid growing up on Springfield’s east side, William Bishop IV would go on bike rides with his friends. Together, they would often ride by Washington Park. When they reached Illini Country Club, Bishop — who is affectionately known as “Ham” — would tell...

Houston Rockets take Green with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Jul. 30, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston general manager Rafael Stone wouldn't even hazard a guess of how good of an NBA player Jalen Green will be. He is, however, certain that he'll give everything he has to reach his full potential. “Clearly we think he can be...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. July 25, 2021. Editorial: Republicans want to dissolve NC’s high school sports administration. What’s the rush? State Senate Republicans regularly ignore the needs of underfunded public schools, but some of them are moving with...

New Kentucky school superintendent survived 1988 bus crash

Jul. 10, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Jason Booher worked his first day as a Kentucky school superintendent July 1, his career as an educator, he said, motivated by his teachers after he survived the fiery 1988 Carrollton church bus crash at the age of 13. A drunk pickup truck driver...

Bueckers and Fudd bring friendship, competitiveness to UConn

Jul. 06, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn star Paige Bueckers spent a lot of 2020 in the ear of her good friend Azzi Fudd, pushing last year's top high school prospect to join her at Connecticut. The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year even showed up at Fudd's...

California school stripped of title over tortilla incident

Jun. 30, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The governing body for high school sports in California on Wednesday stripped a Southern California high school of its basketball division championship after some of its players threw tortillas at the opposing team, which was from a largely Latino school. ...

TCU continues roster overhaul with 8th Division I transfer

Jun. 30, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU continued a massive overhaul of its roster Wednesday by officially adding an eighth Division I transfer in former Butler forward JaKobe Coles. The 6-foot-7 Coles played high school basketball in Denton, about 30 miles north of TCU's campus...

Not guilty plea in death of officer outside basketball game

Jun. 29, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man accused of killing a university police officer outside a high school basketball game has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. A New Orleans judge is considering whether to reduce the $100,000 bond set for John...

W.Va. gov noncommittal on compensation for college athletes

Jun. 29, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday that he hadn’t made up his mind on whether college athletes in the state should be able to earn money off their name, image and likeness. Ohio became the 18th state on Monday to prevent universities...