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Bob Harris, former radio play-by-play voice of Duke athletics, dies at 81

Jun. 12, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Retired Duke sports radio play-by-play announcer Bob Harris died Wednesday. He was 81. Former radio analyst Wes Chesson announced Harris' death in an update on a GoFundMe page that had been created to raise money for Harris' care. He had been...

10 members of NC State's 1983 national champions sue NCAA over name, image and likeness compensation

Jun. 10, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

Ten players from North Carolina State's 1983 national champion basketball team have sued the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company seeking compensation for unauthorized use of their name, image and likeness. The players filed suit in Wake County Superior Court on Monday,...

Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports

Jun. 10, 2024 14:08 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connecticut's Dan Hurley has turned down an offer to take over as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.

Duke coach Kara Lawson hires Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting former Lady Vols teammates

Jun. 10, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke women's basketball coach Kara Lawson on Monday hired former Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy as an assistant, reuniting the former Tennessee teammates on the Blue Devils’ staff. Lawson called the hiring a “big day” for Duke basketball in a statement that...

Iowa's Ava Jones takes medical disqualification, retires from basketball after injuries from crash

Jun. 08, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Ava Jones will take a medical disqualification and retire from college basketball. The school and Jones announced the decision Friday, saying Jones would remain on scholarship and work toward her degree at Iowa. She was not cleared to play as a...

Pat Kelsey has worked fast to build staff, roster and grasp Louisville's basketball legacy

Jun. 06, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pat Kelsey is finally able to catch his breath, if only to gauge progress before tackling his next task in rebuilding Louisville's basketball program. His first two months have been a whirlwind of acquainting himself with program greats, Cardinals fans and...

Michigan State adds ex-Michigan assistant and Lansing native Saddi Washington to Tom Izzo's staff

Jun. 06, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has added former Michigan assistant and Lansing native Saddi Washington to Tom Izzo's coaching staff. The move was announced Thursday, two months after Mark Montgomery left the Spartans to lead Detroit Mercy. Izzo also...

Kansas loses guard Elmarko Jackson to torn patellar tendon during Bill Self's basketball camp

Jun. 05, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Elmarko Jackson, who started 17 games as a freshman and was expected to be a big contributor this season, tore his patellar tendon during a scrimmage at Jayhawks coach Bill Self's basketball camp. Jackson, who was injured Tuesday, will have...

West Virginia adds Detroit Mercy guard Jayden Stone to its men's basketball roster

Jun. 05, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

West Virginia has signed Detroit Mercy guard Jayden Stone to its men’s basketball roster for next season. Coach Darian Devries announced Stone’s signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Stone averaged nearly 21 points, six rebounds and three assists last season. The Australian played two...

UConn gives Geno Auriemma a 5-year contract extension, valued at $18.7 million

Jun. 04, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — It looks like Geno Auriemma isn't retiring anytime soon as UConn announced a five-year extension for its women's basketball coach on Tuesday. Auriemma’s contract extension, which runs through 2029, is valued at $18.7 million over the five-year term and...