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Notre Dame's Brey: Transferring players need 'deterrent'

May. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight...

Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

May. 20, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local...

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

May. 17, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA. Consider the combine this week one important stop. "People know the situation. People know what happened, obviously," he said. "They don't really harp on that. They want...

2 convicted in college basketball corruption trial

May. 8, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth...

UCLA hires Cincinnati's Mick Cronin as basketball coach

Apr. 9, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. UCLA's search has been marked by a series of starts and stops since Alford was...