Penn spreads Ivy roots to China with Mandarin broadcasts

Basketball 02/22/19, 02:52

Michael Wang's parents live in the northern China city of Taiyuan and had to listen to English-speaking broadcasts when their son led Penn to an upset over national champion Villanova and scored 23 points against Miami."They can't really understand what people are talking about," Wang said.His highlight reel does the ...

Update: Syracuse coach ‘heartbroken’ over fatal accident

Basketball 02/21/19, 12:49

The Latest on the fatal accident involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim (all times local):12:50 p.m.Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim (BAY-heim) says he is "heartbroken" after striking and killing a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night.Syracuse police say Boeheim struck 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez as he stood ...

SU hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Sports 02/21/19, 10:11

Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway.Syracuse police say the man had been in a car with some others before midnight Wednesday after their vehicle crashed.Police say Boeheim drove by and struck the pedestrian while trying ...

Judge dismisses ex-UConn coach Ollie’s complaint over firing

Sports 02/05/19, 13:13

Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn.Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday approved a motion by UConn to reject Ollie's ...

Tennessee remains at No. 1, top 4 unchanged in Top 25

Basketball 02/04/19, 12:03

Tennessee remains at No. 1 for the third straight week and the top four are unchanged in The Associated Press men's basketball poll.Losses by Michigan and Michigan State led to a shake-up in the rest of the top 10.The Volunteers received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel ...

Bowling Green rallies past No. 18 Buffalo 92-88

Sports 02/01/19, 23:56

With a raucous home crowd poised to celebrate, Bowling Green needed to withstand one more 3-pointer by Buffalo star CJ Massinburg.The shot bounced off the rim, and the Falcons closed out their upset."You make some, you miss some," Massinburg said.Massinburg didn't miss many, scoring 19 of his 26 points in ...

No. 4 Gonzaga enters tough stretch of league play

Basketball 01/31/19, 01:50

No team in NCAA men's basketball history has won more consecutive conference road games than No. 4 Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs will seek to extend that streak on Thursday night at BYU.The 98-39 win at Santa Clara last Thursday was the Bulldogs' 27th West Coast Conference road victory. That broke ...

Big East is a demolition derby, but coaches say not to worry

Sports 01/24/19, 16:18

The Big East Conference has become a demolition derby.Look at the men's basketball standings after Wednesday night's game. No. 12 Marquette and No. 18 Villanova, the defending national champion, are the only teams with winning conference records. The eight other teams are below .500. All have four losses.Some might call ...

UConn won’t rule out cutting some sports to close budget gap

Sports 01/19/19, 14:35

UConn won't rule out eliminating some sports to close a more than $40 million gap in its athletic department budget.Athletic director David Benedict, speaking before Saturday's men's basketball game with Tulane, said there remains a strong belief that UConn has become a nationally renowned university in part because of its ...

Mississippi’s Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success

Basketball 01/18/19, 12:36

Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career.Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013.It's been a long road back to the top ...

USC Edges Stanford for first 2-0 conference start in 10 year

Basketball 01/06/19, 23:24

Nick Rakocevic and Bennie Boatwright have become a formidable duo for USC men's basketball team.Rakocevic scored 23 points and Bennie Boatwright added 22 to lead USC to a 77-66 win over Stanford on Sunday night. They combined for 45 points and 17 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, two steals and ...

Sister Jean and other heartwarming sports stories from 2018

Sports 12/26/18, 11:22

A 99-year-old nun at the center of the feel-good sports story of 2018 relives the drama of the Loyola Ramblers improbable run to the Final Four on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now .Sister Jean Delores Schmidt recounts her roles as player and coach at several girls' schools before ...

Texas regents approve deal for new campus basketball arena

Basketball 12/20/18, 16:01

University of Texas regents on Thursday approved a plan to build a $300 million on-campus basketball arena to replace the 41-year-old Frank Erwin Center.Plans call for the facility to be built across the street from the football stadium. Seating for basketball games would be capped at about 10,000 with space ...

Reserve forward Elijah Burns leaves Notre Dame

Basketball 11/20/18, 11:32

Elijah Burns, one of Notre Dame's three team captains, is leaving the men's basketball program.Coach Mike Brey said Monday that Burns, a 6-9 senior forward and largely a backup, will leave school following his graduation in December. He said the Irish will support Burns, who is from Troy, New York, ...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Sports 11/16/18, 16:25

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of dangerous air quality resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium in ...

Northern California wildfires lead to sports cancellations

Sports 11/16/18, 00:58

Two men's basketball games in the Bay Area have been called off because of poor air quality from wildfires in Northern California and the status of the Big Game between Stanford and California is in doubt.Cal canceled its basketball game against Detroit Mercy on Thursday night because the Air Quality ...

NCAA penalizes BYU after player received improper benefits

Basketball 11/09/18, 16:43

The BYU men's basketball program was placed on probation for two years and must vacate 47 wins under sanctions imposed Friday by the NCAA in an improper benefits case involving guard Nick Emery.The NCAA said the player received more than $12,000 in benefits from four boosters, including travel to concerts ...

Meet the 2018-19 Nebraska men’s basketball team

Basketball 11/05/18, 03:03

0, James PalmerG, 6-6, 207The senior from Maryland is a preseason first-team all-Big Ten pick and potential NBA Draft selection. If his jumper improves, he'll be one of the toughest covers in the nation.1, Amir HarrisG, 6-6, 205The freshman from Frederick, Maryland, is an intriguing athlete with the ability to ...

Time for Penny Hardaway to transfer hoopla into hoop wins

Basketball 10/30/18, 13:09

Penny Hardaway has revived the excitement in men's basketball Memphis. Now it's time for the Tigers' first-year coach to transfer the hoopla into wins. He's been both Pied Piper and promoter, but whether Hardaway and his staff can be as successful coaching as they have in renewing interest in the program ...

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