Howard sheds tears of joy as takes the reins at Michigan

Basketball 05/30/19, 11:33

Juwan Howard was overcome with tears of joys as he was introduced as Michigan's new men's basketball coach.The former member of the Fab Five has a five-year contract that will pay him $2 million in his first year.The former Miami Heat assistant coach had been a candidate to be a ...

Florida point guard Nembhard returning for sophomore season

Basketball 05/29/19, 15:34

Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard is returning to school for his sophomore year, a move that should have a positive impact on the Gators next season.Nembhard announced his decision on social media Wednesday, hours before the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft.Nembhard had one final workout for NBA teams ...

Update: NCAA lower divisions to evaluate new agent rule

Basketball 05/29/19, 13:38

The Latest on underclassmen who hired an agent before entering the NBA draft (all times local):2:35 p.m.The NCAA has says Division II and Division III schools will evaluate the new rule that allows college basketball players to sign with agents but maintain college eligibility while declaring for the NBA draft.FILE ...

New agent rule leaves college basketball player in limbo

Basketball 05/29/19, 02:33

The new NCAA rule designed to help players explore their NBA draft potential by allowing them to sign with an agent and still return to school surprisingly doesn't apply to all college players.It was a stunning revelation for Phil Bledsoe from tiny Division II Glenville State in West Virginia when ...

LSU basketball coach regrets not meeting with LSU officials

Basketball 05/28/19, 17:53

LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade acknowledged making "some mistakes" when he refused to speak with school officials in March regarding a leaked FBI wiretap transcript that raised questions about whether he committed recruiting violations.Wade spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since March 7, the day before he was ...

Wisconsin assistant coach up and walking after crash

Basketball 05/27/19, 20:47

The University of Wisconsin said Monday assistant men's basketball coach Howard Moore was up and walking at a hospital after a weekend automobile wreck in Michigan that killed his wife and daughter.The school also said Moore's son, Jerell, had been released from a hospital and was in the care of ...

Wisconsin assistant coach’s wife, daughter die in crash

Basketball 05/26/19, 17:33

The University of Wisconsin said Sunday the wife and daughter of men's basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident.Moore's wife, Jennifer, and daughter Jaidyn were killed early Saturday in the crash on the M-14 highway in Washtenaw County's Superior Township, the department said."There are no ...

Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

Sports 05/24/19, 14:21

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday.His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh sanctions ...

UConn coaches travel the state to connect with fans

Football 05/23/19, 12:40

UConn basketball fan Audrey Quinlan said she wasn't expecting Geno Auriemma to be so personable.The 68-year-old Glastonbury resident got to meet the Hall of Fame coach Thursday as he crisscrossed the state with men's basketball coach Dan Hurley, football coach Randy Edsall and others on a three-day speaking tour dubbed ...

Source: Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Basketball 05/22/19, 17:24

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan.The former member of the Fab Five has agreed to a five-year deal to coach the Wolverines, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been ...

Fresh off a senior major, Stricker returns to Bethpage

Basketball 05/15/19, 18:31

The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month.Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round of the Masters from his winter home in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two daughters, when he casually mentioned that Virginia basketball coach Tony ...

Beilein: Leaving Michigan for Cavs is ‘right thing to do’

Sports 05/15/19, 01:59

Whether it was the right time to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers, John Beilein wasn't sure.One thing he had no doubt about was this: It was the right move to make.Beilein decided it was time to jump to the NBA and see if he can win on basketball's biggest ...

John Beilein brought success, pride to Michigan

Sports 05/13/19, 17:08

John Beilein called it a heck of a ride.That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan's outgoing coach.Beyond all the wins, the conference titles and the NCAA Tournament runs, Beilein's basketball team became an embodiment of the way so many Michigan fans like to feel about their athletic programs. Successful ...

sources: Cavs sign Michigan’s Beilein to 5-year deal

Sports 05/13/19, 10:44

The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach.Cleveland has signed Michigan's John Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent ...

Guard Evina Westbrook leaves Tennessee for UConn women

Basketball 05/11/19, 16:01

Former Tennessee guard Evina Westbrook has joined the UConn women's basketball team.UConn said Saturday the 6-footer will have two years of eligibility left.Westbrook led the Lady Vols with 14.9 points and 5.3 assists a game last season while shooting 42%. She started all 64 games in which she played for ...

Penn State riding high heading to lacrosse postseason

Basketball 05/09/19, 15:06

Penn State lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni has his Nittany Lions in rarefied air on the eve of the NCAA Tournament but in uncharted waters for a rising program.The Nittany Lions (14-1) are the unanimous No. 1 ranked team and the top seed, yet they've never won a tournament game (0-4) ...

Midwest downpours prompt more evacuations, flash flood fears

U.S. 05/08/19, 16:17

Rain swamping the nation's midsection forced people from their homes in Kansas, stranded dozens of Texas children at school overnight and strained levees along the surging Mississippi River in Illinois, Missouri and elsewhere Wednesday prompting yet more flash flood concerns. The flooding began in earnest in March, causing billions of dollars ...

2 convicted in college basketball corruption trial

Sports 05/08/19, 15:20

An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code in a ...

California to outlaw pesticide harmful to kids

Health 05/08/19, 11:35

The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used toxic pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California officials said Wednesday. The move would outlaw chlorpyrifos (klohr-PY'-rih-fohs) after scientists deemed it a toxic air contaminant and discovered it to be more dangerous than previously thought. State Environmental Secretary ...

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