College Basketball

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 file photo, North Carolina's Leah Church (20) looks to pass during an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina guard Leah Church is getting national attention for a viral video showing her making three straight 3-pointers while shooting over her head and with her back to the basket. The clip now has more than 1 million views and was featured on NBC’s “Today” show. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:35 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Leah Church apparently doesn't need to even see the basket to hit 3-pointers. In a video posted Saturday on social media , the junior guard hit three consecutive long 3s while shooting over her head with her back to the basket. The viral clip has more than...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. UConn had argued that Ollie’s personal contract superseded the union deal, allowing it to fire him in March, 2018 for a broader range of offenses. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie has ruled that the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his firing was justified. The collective bargaining agreement between the...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis is viewed. The NCAA has backtracked on its new agent certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for those who will be permitted to represent a student-athlete. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 12, 2019 - 2:03 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor's degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men's basketball players who declare for the NBA draft while maintaining college eligibility. The requirement drew criticism last...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway watches during an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in Memphis, Tenn. Former NBA stars Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
August 12, 2019 - 10:09 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA and is embarking on his...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:08 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sophomore guard Brandon Williams will miss the basketball season after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Wildcats coach Sean Miller said Wednesday that news of Williams' season-ending surgery "is beyond disheartening." Williams has had issues with the knee since...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:04 pm
There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The measures — which notably now include requiring agents to have a bachelor's degree — have drawn criticism from an...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, UC Riverside head coach John Margaritis in the first half of their NCAA first-round college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif. The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say what policies Margaritis violated. When reached for comment, Margaritis declined to speak about the violation. He said he's looking forward to getting back to coaching. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials...
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August 03, 2019 - 10:04 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon have arrested a woman following the shooting death of a Portland State University basketball player. Police in Portland say 30-year-old Tamena Strickland was taken into custody late Friday following the shooting death of 22-year-old Deante Strickland. The...
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August 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano wrote on Wednesday to the school's new president, Tom Katsouleas, urging him to have the UConn...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh leaves Federal Court in New Orleans. The NCAA unveiled a new arm of rules enforcement made up of independent investigators, advocates and decision-makers to handle what it calls complex cases involving serious infractions. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process will be comprised of four groups, including the Complex Case Unit, which will conduct investigations and provide representation for schools and individuals accused of violations. Among those chosen for the CCU were former FBI Director Louis Freeh. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 01, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The NCAA introduced Thursday a new arm of rules enforcement made up of independent investigators, advocates and decision-makers to handle complex cases involving serious infractions. Creating a new process for dealing with some high-profile infractions cases was one of several recommendations made...
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