Latest Men's college basketball News

George Mason gives basketball coach Tony Skinn a one-year contract extension

Jul. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason has signed basketball coach Tony Skinn to a one-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season. Athletic director Marvin Lewis announced the deal Thursday. In his first season as coach, Skinn led the Patriots to 20 regular-season wins for the...

NCAA committee approves Indianapolis to host all 3 men's finals, NIT in 2026, adds metrics for 2025

Jul. 11, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis will host championships for all three NCAA divisions and the NIT in 2026, and the governing body’s men’s basketball committee has also approved including the Torvik and Wins Against Bubble rankings among metrics in evaluating teams for next year’s...

With new $50 million contract, UConn's Dan Hurley keeps focus on the court

Jul. 09, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Even with a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid college basketball coaches in the country, UConn's Dan Hurley never let his thoughts stray far from what got him to the top of the men's college basketball world. About a month after declining to...

UConn, coach Dan Hurley agree to 6-year, $50 million deal a month after he spurned offer from Lakers

Jul. 08, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season that makes him one of the nation's highest paid college coaches nearly a month after he turned down a lucrative offer to coach the Los Angeles Lakers. ...

UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season

Jul. 08, 2024 14:04 PM EDT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn and men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season.

Ben Rice becomes 1st Yankees rookie to hit 3 homers in game in 14-4 rout of Red Sox

Jul. 07, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Rice became the first Yankees rookie to homer three times in a game and drove in seven runs as New York snapped a four-game slide with a 14-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Alex Verdugo hit a two-run homer and drew the ire of the Red Sox with a...

Lamont Paris looking to mold South Carolina into another SEC contender and NCAA Tournament team

Jul. 03, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The best part of South Carolina men's basketball coach Lamont Paris' rise from forgotten in the SEC to the school's first NCAA berth in seven years was the tight bond built among players with little or no connections. Paris hopes to forge a similarly...

Ex-Kansas stars Chalmers, Collins file class-action lawsuit vs. NCAA, others over March Madness

Jul. 03, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas stars Mario Chalmers and Sherron Collins are among 16 former men’s college basketball players who have sued the NCAA and multiple conferences, claiming they are profiting from the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses in promoting and monetizing the March...

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale says on social media he has been diagnosed with cancer for a fourth time

Jun. 28, 2024 20:52 PM EDT
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale says on social media he has been diagnosed with cancer for a fourth time.

Authority overseeing Hurricanes' arena approves development plan for multi-use district around venue

Jun. 27, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes said the governing body for PNC Arena has approved a development agreement to create a long-discussed mixed-use district around the arena including entertainment, retail and office space, a music venue, apartments and a hotel. In a...