NCAA

  • NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

    The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball – but wants the NCAA to do more. The commission suggests changing the NCAA’s governance structure and additional financial regulations regarding coaches or school employees receiving outside income...
  • ESPN’s broadcast team had the greatest reaction to Notre Dame’s buzzer-beater

    Arise Ogunbowale became an instant sports legend when she stunned the nation – and ESPN’s broadcast team, with her game-winning buzzer-beater on Sunday in the women’s NCAA title game. Here’s the incredible shot that won the Irish their first women’s basketball championship in 17 years: Women’s Final Four: Arike...
  • NCAA’s Mark Emmert: HS hoops players should have option to pro

    NCAA president Mark Emmert’s de facto state-of-college-hoops media availability Thursday in San Antonio carried divergent messages that universities want things to stay essentially the same while the head of the NCAA acknowledges that change could and should be coming. Emmert, speaking as part of events leading up to the...
  • Penn State Tops Utah 82-66 To Win NIT Championship

    NEW YORK (AP) – Flavor Flav had his red cap flipped backward as he pulled out his iPhone on the Madison Square Garden court. Flav held the camera steady and recorded cousin Shep Garner clip the final strands of the championship net and wave it toward the Penn State...
  • Freshman Marvin Bagley III leaving Duke for NBA draft

    DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft. Bagley announced his decision Wednesday on his verified Instagram account, saying he “learned a lot this year on and off of the court.” I can’t believe the time has come for me to say this but...
  • Graham, Newman give Kansas a Batman-and-Robin backcourt

    Graham, Newman give Kansas a Batman-and-Robin backcourt LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Bill Self spent most of this season bemoaning the fact that Devonte Graham, his All-American point guard, didn’t have a consistent sidekick to take the pressure off him. Malik Newman swooped in just in time for...
  • Loyola-Chicago an underdog vs. Michigan on Final Four odds

    The No. 11 Loyola Chicago Ramblers are 7-1 straight up and 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games as a betting underdog. This streak will be put to the test in this Saturday’s Final Four matchup against the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines. Loyola-Chicago is a 5.5-point underdog...
  • NCAA Brackets 2018: Do’s and Don’ts for Making Your Men’s Tourney Picks

    There are an endless number of ways to fill out an NCAA tournament bracket, as you’ve no doubt learned over the years observing an endless string of mascot-pickers, chalkers, homers, contrarians, nerds and people who just copy whatever you do. It there was a foolproof way to pick an...
  • GT assistant coach resigns in midst of NCAA investigation

    ATLANTA – Georgia Tech assistant basketball coach Darryl LaBarrie has resigned. LaBarrie was placed on paid leave in November as the NCAA and the school investigated an allegation of an NCAA rules violation. The investigation centers around an issue that occurred while LaBarrie was hosting a recruit during the...