Latest Men's college basketball News

Stackhouse adds pair of 6-10 forwards via transfer, signing

Jul. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added a pair of 6-foot-10 forwards with Quentin Millora-Brown transferring from Rice and Oton Jankovic signing a national letter of intent. Stackhouse announced the additions Tuesday. Millora-Brown of Lorton, Virginia, started 28 of his 32 games...

West Virginia youth basketball coach charged with sex abuse

Jul. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in West Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing one of his players. News outlets cite court documents that show 48-year-old Brian Eugene Kidd of Beckley was charged with six counts of sexual abuse by a parent or custodian. According to the documents,...

Elder returns to Georgia Tech in player personnel position

Jul. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — B.J. Elder, a leader of Georgia Tech's 2004 Final Four team, is returning to the program as associate director of player personnel. The 38-year-old Elder's return, announced by coach Josh Pastner on Tuesday, follows three seasons as an assistant coach at Clarkston High School near Atlanta....

Florida lands ex-Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby

Jul. 16, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has landed a third transfer in the last three months by signing former Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby. Appleby averaged 17.2 points and 5.6 assists as a sophomore in the Horizon League last season. He has to sit out the 2019-20 season under NCAA transfer rules...

Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard's basketball staff

Jul. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David Metzendorf. Smith was...

Binghamton University student dies in NY state park gorge

Jul. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student athlete at Binghamton University has died after being pulled from the water at Buttermilk Falls State Park. State parks spokesman Dan Keefe says Calistus Anyichie (uh-NEE-chee) was in an area of the gorge off-limits to swimming when he was pulled from the water...

Big 12 is a 10: Bowlsby says no talk of expanding league

Jul. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby sat on the podium at midfield of the massive NFL stadium where the Big 12 plays its championship game, talking about the successes of the smallest Power Five conference before getting a familiar question about the possibility of expansion. The commissioner said there is...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims remembered at service

Jul. 12, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter crash . Brian Glasser, Cline's attorney and longtime friend, said in his eulogy at the memorial service in...

Cleveland State fires coach Dennis Felton after 2 seasons

Jul. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Felton's stay at Cleveland State was short, and anything but sweet. Felton was fired Friday after just two seasons with the program, which hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009. The 56-year-old Felton and his entire staff were let go by athletic director Scott Garrett, who...

Kentucky AD next to lead NCAA D1 men's hoops committee

Jul. 12, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. It was announced Friday that Barnhart would work with committee chairman Kevin White, Duke's athletic director, during the upcoming season before succeeding him in the...