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 ...

NCAA transfer waivers by the numbers

Sports 05/29/19, 03:00

A breakdown of transfer waiver results over the last five years, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the NCAA:ALL SPORTS2014-15Graphic shows the number of requested and approved NCAA transfer waivers since 2014 across various sports;; 1c x 7 1/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 184 mm;— 246 waiver ...

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 ...

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 ...

NBA commissioner Silver wants more female refs _ and coaches

Sports 05/09/19, 17:05

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too.In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the developmental ...

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) ...

NCAA’s new APR report shows athletes’ scores remain steady

Sports 05/08/19, 12:21

The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak.The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year's overall four-year score matched last year's record high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, ...

Clemson let’s go hoops assistant coach amid corruption trial

Basketball 05/03/19, 15:30

Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption.The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's football team is so successful and Dawkins telling Smith he ...

Big payday for Beard after Texas Tech’s run to title game

Sports 04/29/19, 12:10

Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Beard has signed a new contract with an average annual salary of $4.575 million through the 2024-25 season after leading the Red Raiders to their first national championship game.The deal was announced Monday, three weeks after the Big 12 co-champions lost in overtime to ...

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

A Michigan State University student who sued the school after alleging three former men's basketball players gang-raped her in 2015 said at a news conference Thursday that she wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell their stories.Bailey Kowalski, 22, who will graduate in May with a ...

Huge crowd welcomes home national hoops champion Cavaliers

Basketball 04/09/19, 17:34

Virginia's national champion men's basketball team is back on campus and when the Cavaliers returned, they were greeted by a throng of several thousand fans.The Cavaliers won their first men's basketball national championship on Monday night, defeating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime in Minneapolis.The crowd Tuesday chanted "U-V-A, UVA" as ...

Mike Young says coaching Virginia Tech ‘dream come true’

Basketball 04/08/19, 15:10

Mike Young looked around Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum and said he's "so thrilled to be home.""My love for ball originated in this building many years ago," Young said Monday at a news conference introducing him as Virginia Tech's new basketball coach. Rattling off a list of former players he watched ...

Virginia Tech hires former Wofford basketball coach Young

Sports 04/07/19, 20:01

Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men's basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams.The school announced the decision Sunday night. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning.Young was 299-244 in 17 years at Wofford and was selected as the Southern Conference Coach of ...

Minnesota adds 2 years to Pitino deal after 1st tourney win

Basketball 04/07/19, 16:32

Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, following his first NCAA Tournament win in six years with the Gophers.The university announced the deal, which is subject to approval by the board of regents, on Sunday. Pitino's annual salary was increased to $2 ...

Georgia State hires Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier as coach

Basketball 04/05/19, 12:17

Georgia State hired Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier on Friday to replace Ron Hunter as its basketball coach. Lanier was associate head coach for the Vols the last four seasons following four years with the same title on coach Rick Barnes' staff at Texas. Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 of this ...

Top 25 Podcast: Hurts brings ‘Bama process to Oklahoma

Sports 04/04/19, 14:49

Jalen Hurts is now at Oklahoma and apparently he is bringing a bit of Nick Saban's process to the Sooners.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , George Schroeder of USA Today joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the transition from Alabama to Oklahoma for Hurts. The ...

Emmert: Court ruling reinforces NCAA athletes not employees

Sports 04/04/19, 02:06

NCAA President Mark Emmert says a judge's recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees.Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men's basketball Final Four, making his first public comments ...

Calipari, Kentucky agree to terms on long-term contract

Sports 04/01/19, 18:12

Kentucky has agreed to a long-term contract with coach John Calipari that will allow him to finish his career with the Wildcats.Calipari's current deal was amended in March 2017 to run through the 2023-24 season, with a base annual salary of $8 million plus incentives. Men's basketball spokesman Eric Lindsey ...

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