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West Virginia-Akron game to benefit cancer research

Oct. 28, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University men’s basketball team will host a charity exhibition game against Akron on Friday. The game at the WVU Coliseum benefits the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund, according to a news release from the...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie heads list of notable seniors

Oct. 28, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

Villanova’s Collin Gillespie is ready to make the most of his second chance at a senior season. Gillespie was the co-Big East player of the year last season but tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a victory over Creighton that enabled Villanova...

No. 4 Maryland expected to be top Big Ten women's hoops team

Oct. 27, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

No. 4 Maryland is expected to be the Big Ten's best women's basketball team this season, returning all five starters from the nation's highest-scoring team that won the conference championship. The Terrapins will be as prepared as possible to play...

Mulkey gone as Baylor coach, but Bears still Big 12 favorite

Oct. 27, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Longtime Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has left for LSU, but the Bears still are Big 12 favorites. Mulkey led the Bears to three national championships and a combined 23 Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles. ...

No. 3 Stanford leads the way as Pac-12 looks to shine again

Oct. 27, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 won't catch anyone by surprise anymore. Not with the way conference teams shined on the national stage yet again. Coaches and players throughout the Pac-12 knew well before last spring's NCAA Tournament that they had one of the most...

No. 5 NC State, No. 6 Louisville again headline ACC race

Oct. 27, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball race has settled into a familiar pattern the past two seasons: Louisville claims the regular-season crown, North Carolina State wins the ACC Tournament. They're set up for another battle at the top of the league in...

SEC: Expectations sky high for No. 1 South Carolina, Staley

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

Dawn Staley already knows she is facing outsized expectations with what South Carolina's women's basketball program has accomplished. They come from players, fans and even the university president. Interim school President Harris Pastides, speaking...

Freshman phenom Baldwin savors chance to play for his dad

Oct. 27, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As one of the nation’s top-10 prospects in his class, Patrick Baldwin could have signed with just about any college basketball program in the country. He opted to stay home and play for his father at Milwaukee, instantly making...

Loaded UConn women push for program's 12th national title

Oct. 27, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fans are getting a little antsy. After all, the Huskies haven't won a women's national championship since 2016. Connecticut comes into this season ranked No. 2, having added the nation's top recruit, guard Azzi Fudd, to a team that returns...

Second NCAA gender equity report shows spending disparities

Oct. 26, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

The NCAA spends more on average on male athletes than female ones, particularly when it comes to the “mere handful of championships” viewed as revenue sources, according to a new report. The law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released its 153-page...