Latest Men's college basketball News

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Arkansas dismisses forward Gabe Osabuohien

Aug. 15, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has dismissed forward Gabe Osabuohien from the men's basketball program. Coach Eric Musselman announced the move Thursday without disclosing the reason. "We have set a level of expectations for our student-athletes on and off the court," Musselman said. "After discussions...

Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

Aug. 13, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. The collective bargaining agreement between the school and...

Andy Burcham named Auburn play-by-play announcer

Aug. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University has named longtime broadcaster Andy Burcham to take over as the athletic department's main play-by-play announcer. An announcement from the school says Burcham will become the lead announcer for football, men's basketball and baseball. Burcham will replace Rod...

NCAA amends agent rules to no longer require college degree

Aug. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who declare for the NBA draft while maintaining college eligibility. The requirement drew criticism last week when...

Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his second...

Memphis hires Florida's Laird Veatch as athletic director

Aug. 9, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has hired Laird Veatch to fill its athletic director vacancy. Veatch has spent the last two years as Florida's executive associate athletics director for internal affairs. He is replacing Tom Bowen, who stepped down in May after holding the position for seven years. Allie...

Kentucky, Texas Tech top Cardinals' non-conference schedule

Aug. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville will visit rival Kentucky, host Michigan and face NCAA Tournament finalist Texas Tech in the nonconference portion of its basketball schedule. The Cardinals will also meet Western Kentucky on Nov. 29 in Nashville before hosting the Wolverines on Dec. 3 in the Big Ten/ACC...

UConn hoops signs late recruit, 6-foot-9 forward Springs

Aug. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has added a late recruit to its basketball roster, announcing forward Richard Springs enrolled at the school. Springs is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Brooklyn, New York. He graduated this spring from the MacDuffie School in Granby, Massachusetts. UConn says the 17-year-old made...

After strong year, new Wake AD's mission: 'Don't mess it up'

Aug. 8, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — During his first year on the job, new Wake Forest athletic director John Currie wants to keep the momentum going with the Demon Deacons on a roll. Wake Forest is coming off its best finish in the Director's Cup in more than a decade. New buildings have opened up across campus....