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NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rules

The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college football was originally brought by former West Virginia football … Continue reading NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rules

DURHAM, N.C. | Krzyzewski: No ‘plan of execution’ for NCAA hoops reforms

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t believe the NCAA coordinated its reforms well enough. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that “they don’t have a plan of execution.” … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Krzyzewski: No ‘plan of execution’ for NCAA hoops reforms

NEW YORK | AP Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell dead at age 64

NEW YORK — Jim O’Connell, the longtime college basketball writer for The Associated Press and a member of the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 64. He died Monday after a series of ailments, his son Andrew said. Known to nearly everyone as Oc, O’Connell was a former president of the United States Basketball … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell dead at age 64

PHOENIX | Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

PHOENIX (AP) — For most of their half-century of existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center. In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk at No. 2. The closest they came was Alvan Adams, an All-Star on some very good … Continue reading PHOENIX | Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A’ja Wilson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Basketball star A’ja Wilson is getting a statue at South Carolina. University President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies Saturday by announcing the school plans to build a statue of the national player of the year. Wilson helped South Carolina win the 2017 NCAA title and left as the school’s all-time scoring … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A’ja Wilson

RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall. The university had essentially responded to inquiries before becoming further entangled in the investigation in recent weeks. Chancellor Randy Woodson … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO/April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — For the past three weeks, it’s been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball — a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be. For the next six months, it will be all about ugliness and uncertainty, while college basketball wrestles with the changes it must make to … Continue reading Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops