LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self approached a group of reporters Monday afternoon at his Kansas basketball camp with something other than hoops on his mind.
Jay Bilas was talking about the struggles of a freshman who is a potential lottery pick in the NBA draft and he stopped himself.
The NBA draft is like the college basketball season; it's all about Zion Williamson.
It’s too much money, of course. But he’s worth it.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — For the past few weeks, there has been talk in recruiting circles that Cliff Omoruyi — one of the few frontcourt prospects in the 2020 class with a Kentucky scholarship offer — might try to graduate from high school this summer and play college basketball next season.
HARTFORD, Conn. — In the past year the NBA has seen an influx of women on the sidelines and in the front offices of a league that’s had predominantly male leadership since its creation. General managers and coaches are looking past gender with a push from Commissioner Adam Silver and in thei…
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Still a year away from beginning his college basketball career, Jamal Mashburn Jr. is already preparing for life beyond the sport.
From the father she never knew, Katie Meier got her eyes, her height, parts of her full personality and evidently her manner of running on a basketball court.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — When John Calipari became University of Kentucky basketball coach, he asked one of his predecessors a pointed question: How long could a coach expect to endure and prosper in such a high-pressured job? Joe B. Hall, who lasted 13 seasons as UK’s coach, told Calipari that it w…
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative.
Former Duke basketball player Zion Williamson filed suit against Miami marketing company Prime Sports in a North Carolina federal court Thursday, saying the company should terminate the agreement Williamson signed with it because the contract was in violation of the state’s agent laws.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari signed a new 10-year contract on Thursday to remain head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the latest fallout in the college basketball corruption scandal.
Some schools involved in the FBI’s college basketball investigation were put on alert by an NCAA official Wednesday. Could Kansas be among them?
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bill Courtney has been hired as assistant basketball coach at the University of Miami, where he'll be reunited with coach Jim Larranaga.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — With next week’s NBA draft quickly approaching, John Calipari’s streak of nine years with a lottery selection coming out of the Kentucky basketball program might be in jeopardy. Calipari has had 19 lottery picks during his tenure at UK, more than any other college program du…
Tony Bennett's first offseason as a national champion coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. His first season at Virginia after winning the title, however, will bring challenges.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has landed small forward Jalen Wilson, the last remaining top-50 prospect, to polish off a recruiting class that will finish among the top 20 in the country.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Chronic knee problems have forced UConn forward Mamadou Diarra to end his playing career.
DURHAM, N.C. — The next wave of Duke basketball freshmen arrived on campus earlier this month amid little fanfare compared to the program’s previous crew.
Kansas fans will remember the moment. The Jayhawks had been battling uphill throughout the game against Purdue in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. About a minute remained and the Jayhawks trailed by three when they got a steal: The transition ended with Elijah Johnson tossing a …
SEATTLE — When Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins threw a no-look pass to Zach Collins for an easy dunk, you had to wonder if Washington administrators wondered why they ever agreed to this revival.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Forrest Goodman, a longtime member of the Memphis football and men's basketball broadcast team, has died. He was 48.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery's tradition of quiet offseasons was shattered this spring. It does not mean the Hawkeyes are in trouble next season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting an LSU basketball player has had his bail reduced by more than half so he can participate in certain programs.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals):
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added ex-Quinnipiac assistant coach Anthony Goins to its staff and Alabama grad transfer Tevin Mack to its roster.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Small-college stalwarts Northern State of South Dakota pulled off an NCAA Division I swap when it landed Saul Phillips to coach its men's basketball program.
One of the most accurate 3-point shooters in the Big Ten Conference will play his final season of college basketball at Kansas.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ethan Richardson, who played last season at Fresno City College, has signed to play for West Virginia.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added more NBA experience to his staff by hiring former Phoenix Suns assistant Cody Toppert.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga and Washington have agreed to extend their basketball series through the 2023-24 season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas added Iowa sharpshooter Isaiah Moss as a graduate transfer on Monday, strengthening its backcourt and providing a 3-point threat that the Jayhawks had been lacking on their roster.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall athletic director Patrick Lyons has been promoted to executive vice president for operations and chief of staff, prompting a search for a new AD.
Last week, Kentucky Coach John Calipari reminded us that basketball is art as well as science. Pardon the pun, but for all the hoopla about vertical leaps, shuttle run times and textbook execution, the game also rewards instinct, anticipation and improvisation.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro's own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6.
The NCAA cleared Glenville State's Phil Bledsoe for his senior season after the Division II college basketball player mistakenly used a new rule permitting only Division I players to declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent while maintaining college eligibility.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Seventh Woods is coming home.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — If you think moving the 3-point line to the international distance next season is no big deal, you’re not alone. More than one Kentucky player feels the same way.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ticha Penicheiro has discovered a different way to hand out assists now that her playing career is over.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli is joining Juwan Howard's staff at Michigan.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers.
Fred Hoiberg is sitting in the lobby restaurant of the hotel that is serving as his temporary home. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is playing on a large, wall-mounted TV eight feet away, but Hoiberg is only half-watching.
Jack Murphy fulfilled a dream when he was named Northern Arizona's coach in 2012. He led the Lumberjacks through some ups and downs, was excited about the upcoming season.
SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — A basketball court at the old elementary school of Tennessee's new women's basketball coach, Kellie Harper, is being named in her honor.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will play nine home Mountain West Conference games during its men's basketball season next fall and winter.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal.