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Missouri News: Statement from Missouri Senator Dave Schatz Regarding NCAA Penalties Against Mizzou

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, issued the following statement regarding the penalties delivered by the NCAA against the University of Missouri-Columbia. “At a time when so many institutional bodies face questions about transparency and accountability, I find it especially egregious that the NCAA would punish the University … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from Missouri Senator Dave Schatz Regarding NCAA Penalties Against Mizzou

Missouri News: Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri’s football program was finally on the right track. The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance.  He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024.  Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would finish his career with the … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties

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