A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

Basketball 11/05/18, 18:53

The 2017-18 college basketball had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in first game of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons.Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere by reaching ...

Dunphy set to turn over Temple to assistant McKie

Basketball 11/05/18, 18:02

Aaron McKie had player development duties in his first season as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers, which gave him a second-row spot on the bench based on the organizational seating chart. Just months removed from the end of a 13-year NBA career, McKie found it tough to disconnect ...

Kansas embarks on search for another new football coach

Football 11/05/18, 13:49

Jeff Long made the challenge facing him in hiring the next football coach at Kansas clear when the Jayhawks' athletic director mentioned several times one obvious if oft-overlooked fact about picking the right candidate to lead his program."The most difficult part," Long said late Sunday, hours after firing fourth-year coach ...

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 ...

Lawsuit seeks to represent hundreds in Iowa coach abuse case

Basketball 11/03/18, 14:38

A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them.The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in state court by law firm Grefe & Sidney on behalf of ...

Most top teams counting on big contributions from transfers

Basketball 11/03/18, 09:25

Acquiring a high-profile transfer isn't necessarily a prerequisite for every Final Four contender, but a look at the rosters of AP Top 25 teams sure makes it seem that way.Four of the top five teams in the preseason poll are counting on contributions from at least one transfer. Reigning national ...

BASKETBALL: Shamrocks Open Inaugural ABA Season

Basketball 11/03/18, 00:44

Excitement surrounds the Scranton Shamrocks as they open their first season as a member of the American Basketball Association. Tonight, the Shamrocks will host one of the top franchises in the ABA, the Binghamton Bulldogs, at Johnson College at 6 p.m. Last season, the Shamrocks went 5-2 playing an exhibition ...

Dan Hurley coaches first game at UConn

Basketball 11/02/18, 21:27

The Dan Hurley era of UConn basketball has begun.Hurley got his first standing ovation from the UConn student section as he walked to the bench for Friday's exhibition game against Division II Southern Connecticut.Connecticut coach Dan Hurley calls out to his team during the first half of the team's college ...

College basketball still under cloud of recruiting scandal

Basketball 11/02/18, 16:38

A federal trial revealed more details of a pay-to-pay recruiting scandal, darkening the cloud hanging over college basketball for a second straight season.But will it make a difference? Outside of a handful of suspensions, the curtain pullback of the sport's worst-kept secret had little impact last year. The 2018-19 season ...

Purdue, Iowa hope to get back into Big Ten West title race

Football 11/02/18, 03:05

Fans of No. 19 Iowa and Purdue are closely tracking the Big Ten West title chase.They know the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers must rebound quickly from last week's road losses and the reward for Saturday's winner will be staying in contention for the conference championship game.The coaches, meanwhile, spent this week ...

Top 25 includes 4 teams that missed NCAA field last year

Basketball 11/01/18, 02:10

The preseason rankings suggest next season's NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces.The AP Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year's big dance: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. In last year's preseason Top 25, the only ...

Senior class eager to create better March memories

Sports 10/31/18, 03:08

A variety of factors prevented Kansas State's Dean Wade, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ and Kentucky newcomer Reid Travis from ending the season the way they would have wanted last year.They want their senior years to conclude differently.A foot injury caused Wade to play a total of eight minutes in the NCAA ...

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 ...

Farmers fear it will take years to recover from storm strike

U.S. 10/30/18, 10:10

Hurricane Michael left a snowy landscape of ruined white cotton on Georgia's red clay, destroying a crop and likely bringing hard times to the region's many small communities built on agriculture. When the storm struck, most of the cotton was still in the fields, "wide open and susceptible to the wind," ...

Penn State leans on vets, talented youngsters after NIT win

Basketball 10/29/18, 13:54

Pat Chambers has spent enough time at Beaver Stadium to know the excitement building around his basketball program is measurable in ways it once wasn't.Fan reactions to his recorded scoreboard promos have been noticeably louder and more people are approaching the Nittany Lions basketball coach, now in his eighth year, ...

March magic still resonates for Loyola’s Sister Jean

Sports 10/29/18, 12:15

Not a day goes by that Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt doesn't think about the magic and madness of last March.She recalls waking up in Dallas before Loyola-Chicago's first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years and realizing: "Oh my goodness, this is for real. It's not a dream."It sure seemed like ...

Boston College leaning on Ky Bowman to take next step

Basketball 10/26/18, 19:15

You'll know the Boston College basketball season is going well if Ky Bowman still has red hair when the spring rolls around.And if coach Jim Christian has colored his hair, too, that will really be a reason to celebrate.Bowman is sticking with the dyed locks this year after one "horrible" ...

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