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    Creighton head coach Greg McDermott during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Seton Hall Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Newark, N.J. Creighton won 85-81. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II A university men's basketball coach was suspended on Thursday for saying an insensitive comment.  Creighton University announced that coach Greg McDermott was suspended in a statement on Thursday. McDermott said he told players to "stay on the plantation"  after a game loss. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A university men's basketball coach was suspended for making a racially offensive analogy to his players after they lost a game last week, ESPN reported.  Creighton University's Coach Greg McDermott faces disciplinary action after telling his players to "stay on the plantation" after losing to Xavier University on February 27, according to ESPN.  "Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need...
    CREIGHTON University basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended after telling players to "stay on the plantation." The University announced on Thursday that the Nebraska coach was suspended following the remark. 6Creighton University basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended after her told players to 'stay on the plantation'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6McDermott is seen talking to players on January 27, 2021Credit: Getty Images - Getty McDermott said in a note posted to Twitter that he made "a terribly inappropriate analogy" after an "emotionally tough loss" during an away game on February 27. In the remark, he said: "Guys, we got to stick together. We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on the plantation. I can't have anybody leave the plantation." The coach said in his apology that he "immediately recognized" the mistake, addressed it with the team and is "deeply sorry. "I have never used...
    By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott on Thursday night for using racially insensitive language while addressing the team after a game last weekend. McDermott publicly apologized Tuesday and again Wednesday for urging his players to “stay on the plantation” after the 14th-ranked Bluejays' 77-69 loss at Xavier. McDermott coached in the Bluejays' 72-60 loss at No. 10 Villanova on Wednesday night. Assistant coach Alan Huss will serve as interim head coach for the home game against Butler on Saturday. Athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said he and university president the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson met with senior administrators Thursday to determine disciplinary action against McDermott. “Coach McDermott and the team have accepted that, effective immediately, he is suspended for all team activities, including Saturday's home season finale against Butler.” Rasmussen said additional sanctions are under consideration, none of which will be...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott on Thursday night for using racially insensitive language while addressing the team after a game last weekend. McDermott publicly apologized Tuesday and again Wednesday for urging his players to “stay on the plantation” after the 14th-ranked Bluejays’ 77-69 loss at Xavier. McDermott coached in the Bluejays’ 72-60 loss at No. 10 Villanova on Wednesday night. Assistant coach Alan Huss will serve as interim head coach for the home game against Butler on Saturday. Athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said he and university president the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson met with senior administrators Thursday to determine disciplinary action against McDermott. “Coach McDermott and the team have accepted that, effective immediately, he is suspended for all team activities, including Saturday’s home season finale against Butler.” Rasmussen said additional sanctions are under consideration, none of which will be made public. “Coach McDermott and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University is having an unceremonious ending for its basketball season. Saturday’s season finale against Wichita State has been canceled because of a COVID issue within the program. Mens Basketball Game with Wichita State Canceled https://t.co/jk5SCqUHcU READ MORE: Open For Business: Author Liz Lynch Targets Parents Of Picky Eaters In Pandas Love Pickles Book Series — Temple Mens Basketball (@TUMBBHoops) March 2, 2021 READ MORE: How Philadelphia Archdiocese Catholic Schools Have Maintained Full-Time, In-Person Learning During Pandemic Their regular season ends with a 5-10 record and a ninth-place finish in the AAC. Last weekend’s game against UCF was also canceled due to COVID issues. MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Area Schools, Bookstores Respond After 6 Dr. Seuss Books Stop Publishing Due To Racist, Insensitive Imagery The conference championship tournament opens on March 11 in Fort Worth, Texas.
    DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver is parting ways with basketball coach Rodney Billups after five seasons. Billups finished 48-94 at the school where he once was a standout player. The Pioneers were 2-19 overall this season and 1-13 in Summit League play. Denver didn’t qualify for the conference tournament in two of the last three seasons. “We are thankful for Rodney’s service and dedication to the program and its student-athletes,” vice chancellor for athletics Karlton Creech said in a statement Monday. “We wish him and his family the best in his future endeavors.” The Pioneers will conduct a national search to replace Billups, who is the younger brother of longtime NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Chauncey Billups. Rodney Billups arrived at Denver after spending six seasons on staff with the Colorado Buffaloes and coach Tad Boyle. As a player for the Pioneers,...
    A Louisiana police officer was shot dead last week during a mask dispute at a high school basketball game.   Authorities confirmed the death of Cpl Martinus Mitchum, 38, of the Tulane University Police Department in a Facebook post on Saturday.   John Shallerhorn, 35, was identified by police as the suspect who fatally shot Mitchum at George Washington Carver High School in the 3000 block of Higgins Blvd on Friday. Shots were fired near the gymnasium at the school, according to police superintendent Shaun Ferguson.  Authorities confirmed the death of Cpl Martinus Mitchum of the Tulane University Police Department in a Facebook post on Saturday. John Shallerhorn, 35, was identified by police as the suspect Investigators said Mitchum was fatally shot at George Washington Carver High School (police at the scene) in the 3000 block of Higgins Blvd on Friday Investigators at the scene of the incident Friday evening ...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple’s basketball game at the University of Central Florida on Saturday has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Temple program. The American Athletic Conference made the announcement just hours before the game was scheduled to be played. Men’s Basketball Game at UCF is Canceled https://t.co/eN7ZUMoXc9 READ MORE: Gas Prices Up In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid Refinery Outages — Temple Mens Basketball (@TUMBBHoops) February 27, 2021 READ MORE: The United States vs. Billie Holiday Goes Deeper Into Background Of Classic Lady Sings The Blues MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County The game will not be made up.
    CHEYNEY, Pa. (CBS) — Cheyney University paid tribute to late basketball legend John Chaney on Thursday. Former players honored Chaney, who coached there for 10 years. Chaney led the Wolves to victory in the 1978 NCAA Division II men’s basketball national championship. Chaney died last month after a Hall of Fame career on and off the floor.
              The behavior of East Tennessee State University (ETSU) basketball has caught the ire of their congresswoman. Freshman Representative Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01) criticized the basketball team on Thursday after the team’s practice of kneeling in protest to the national anthem was made known. ETSU Head Coach Jason Shay supported his team’s decision, stating that the country’s soldiers and people of color have experienced similar levels of “sacrifice, fear, pain, anxiety, [and] loss.” I’m disappointed to see the ETSU basketball team take a knee during the national anthem. This is disrespectful to everyone who fought or died to protect our freedoms. We should stand proud with our hands on our hearts or saluting the flag during the anthem https://t.co/DufPtNLSVV — Diana Harshbarger (@DHarshbargerTN1) February 19, 2021 Harshbarger told The Tennessee Star that there are better ways to raise awareness for causes and issues than taking a knee...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — The Towson University men’s basketball team is pausing all activities after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The result came from a test taken Monday, the University said. RELATED: Capitol Riot Suspect From Howard County Accused of Assaulting Police Pleads Not Guilty, Asks Judge To Release Him To His Mother’s Home CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines As a precaution, this weekend’s game against Drexel is postponed. RELATED: Maryland House Bill Aims To Legalize Cannabis, Expunge Convictions The University is now working with the Baltimore County Health Department for contact tracing. The status of future games are still up in the air. MORE: Bill Portlock Reflects On Career Photographing, Studying The Chesapeake Bay For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s...
    A former star New Jersey high school athlete who played basketball at Rutgers University has been arrested for allegedly killing a female employee at a popular nightclub in Mexico, according to a report. Logan Kelley, 26, is accused of creeping up behind 19-year-old Isis Atalia Montoya and slicing her neck with a four- to six-inch folding knife at Adelita Bar in Tijuana’s Zona Norte on Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Tijuana cops arrested Kelley after security guards deta ined him at the bar. Montoya — an Adelita employee — died at the scene. Police also recovered the murder weapon. The establishment describes itself as “the most traditional and famous men’s club in Tijuana, since 1962” on social media. Local Mexican media reported Kelley allegedly killed Montoya – a married mother of a 3-year-old boy — in the corridor of an adjacent motel, which operates in...
    More On: mexico Biden admin to begin admitting migrants, reversing ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy Man busted trying to smuggle 194 pounds of Mexican bologna into the US Man reportedly dies outside Mexican hospital after being denied entry Texas woman charged in Capitol riot can travel to Mexico, judge says A former star New Jersey high school athlete who played basketball at Rutgers University has been arrested for allegedly killing a female employee at a popular nightclub in Mexico, according to a report. Logan Kelley, 26, is accused of creeping up behind 19-year-old Isis Atalia Montoya and slicing her neck with a four- to six-inch folding knife at Adelita Bar in Tijuana’s Zona Norte on Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Tijuana cops arrested Kelley after security guards detained him at the bar. Montoya — an Adelita employee — died at the scene. Police also recovered the murder...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Several high school basketball teams woke up early Monday morning to honor legendary Temple University basketball coach John Chaney. Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School’s basketball team was one of many honoring Chaney. Coach Chaney was known to hold early morning basketball practices. So the Hawks and some other schools are paying tribute to Chaney with their own early morning practices. Chaney died on Jan. 29 at the age of 89. He spent 24 seasons patrolling Temple’s sidelines, compiling a 516-253 record during his Hall of Fame career. He was an institution in Philadelphia for decades. Chaney took the Owls to the NCAA tournament 17 times, including going into the 1988 tournament as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation. Chaney’s teams reached the Elite Eight five teams. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. The court at The Liacouras Center...
    (CNN)Famed former Temple University men's basketball coach John Chaney passed away at the age of 89 on Friday. Temple confirmed Chaney died after a short illness.Chaney led the Temple Owls for 24 seasons and to 17 NCAA postseason tournament appearances, making it as far as the Elite Eight on five occasions. Chaney won 516 games from 1982-2006 with the Owls, a school record.He was a two-time national men's coach of the year. Temple University head coach John Chaney celebrates with his team after the NIT Season Tip-off game against Army at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 15, 2005. Chaney celebrated his 500th victory with a 69-37 win over Army."John Chaney was a great coach, but he was so much more. For generations of Temple University students, he was a wise counselor, a dedicated teacher, an icon of success, and a passionate leader who always led by example...
    Iconic Temple University basketball coach John Chaney died Friday at age 89, the school said in a statement. Cheney, who was best known for coaching the men's basketball team to victory, died following "a short illness," the university said.  "John Chaney was a great coach, but he was so much more. For generations of Temple University students, he was a wise counselor, a dedicated teacher,  an icon of success, and a passionate leader who always led by example and with conviction," Temple President Richard M. Englert said in the school's statement. "I am also honored to say he was a dear friend." In the 70s, Chaney coached at Cheyney University and Simon Gratz High School, turning Cheyney's team into a Division II dynasty and making Simon Gratz High School "a perennial winner," the university said.  Before he arrived at Temple, the men's basketball program "had never participated in back-to-back...
    Getty Legendary former Temple University basketball coach John Chaney died on January 29, 2021 at age 89. Legendary former Temple University basketball coach John Chaney died on January 29, 2021, as first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Jensen. He was 89. While coaching the Temple University basketball team, he won a total of 741 career games and took the team to the NCAA tournament 17 times, and reached the Elite Eight five times. Before retiring in 2006, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2006, he was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2019, Chaney joked about his old age. He told The Athletic, “The worst thing about getting old is that all the people you knew die. So you have to make new friends.”
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UConn says it has postponed its next two men’s basketball games, including Thursday’s scheduled contest with No. 3 Villanova after learning that an official who worked its Tuesday night win over Butler has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Huskies have been placed in a daily testing protocol and a modified quarantine that also will prevent them from traveling to New York for a game at St. John’s on Sunday. The school says it won’t play another game until it is deemed safe by medical professionals and other postponements are possible. These will be the ninth and 10th games on the Huskies schedule that have been either postponed or cancelled because of concerns related to the novel coronavirus. ___ The University at Albany men’s basketball team has been placed on a temporary pause following...
    A former Hudson Valley high school basketball standout has been chosen to take over as interim head coach of the Fordham University men's program.  Associate head coach Michael DePaoli, a three-time all-State selection while playing at North Salem High School, has been chosen to take over for Jeff Neubauer, who was fired midway through the season after a 1-7 start. The university said it is launching a national search to find a permanent head coach. "Fordham Athletics appreciates Coach Neubauer and his commitment and leadership to our men's basketball program over the past six seasons," Fordham’s interim Director of Athletics Ed Kull said. "We are grateful for Jeff's hard work and dedication, and thank him for his service to Fordham. We wish him and his family the best in the future.” DePaoli has been with Fordham for 11 years, including six as an assistant coach and separate stints as the...
    Kanye Wests Yeezy is suing an intern for breaking a $500,000 NDA How to winterize a house University of Maryland reaches settlement with family of late football player Jordan McNair The University of Maryland and the family of late football player Jordan McNair — who died in June 2018 of heatstroke suffered during a team workout — have reached agreement on a settlement. © Barbara Haddock Taylor, AP The family of late Maryland football player Jordan McNair has agreed to a settlement with the university. The agreed-on settlement, which per The Washington Post requires approval by the Maryland Board of Public Works at the their next meeting (Jan. 27) to be finalized, is for $3.5 million. McNair, 19, died two weeks after he was hospitalized after he suffered heatstroke during a late-May workout. An independent investigation revealed the offensive lineman failed to receive immediate and appropriate treatment for heat illness by the Maryland medical and training staff. From...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said in its written decision that it was not adequate for the defendants to argue that their actions mirrored what was commonly done in college basketball programs and that their aim was to help universities, rather than harm. “The ends, however, do not justify the means, and that others are engaging in improper behavior does not make it lawful,” the 2nd Circuit wrote. The convictions grew from the 2017 arrests of 10 individuals in what authorities described as a conspiracy to pay bribes to the families of young players to ensure NBA-bound college basketball stars would pledge allegiance to certain agents and...
    Ben Jordan, Kentucky baseball and basketball player, dead at 22 https://t.co/INtxp3IzEA pic.twitter.com/UY4Y4AGEhn – New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2021 Ben Jordan, a young man who was 6 feet 9 inches tall, died suddenly at age 22, announced the University of Kentucky, where he played baseball and basketball. No cause of death has been provided, which occurred on Monday the 11th. The lush young man was over 2 meters tall and weighed 250 pounds (113 kilos). As a baseball player, he was a right-hander for the Wildcats and joined the powerful basketball program last season amid a player shortage. “Our hearts are broken”, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said yesterday in a statement issued by the school. “It is difficult for me to express and put into words the tragedy of losing a young man too soon. Ben impacted our team last season in many ways with his good...
    New York : Ben Jordan, Kentucky baseball and basketball player, dead at 22 https://t.co/INtxp3IzEA pic.twitter.com/UY4Y4AGEhn – New York Post (@nypost) January 12, 2021 Ben Jordan, a young man who was 6 feet 9 inches tall, died suddenly at age 22, announced the University of Kentucky, where he played baseball and basketball. No cause of death has been provided, which occurred on Monday the 11th. The lush young man was over 2 meters tall and weighed 250 pounds (113 kilos). As a baseball player, he was a right-hander for the Wildcats and joined the powerful basketball program last season amid a player shortage. “Our hearts are broken”, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari said yesterday in a statement issued by the school. “It is difficult for me to express and put into words the tragedy of losing a young man too soon. Ben impacted our team last season in many...
    UNIVERSITY of Kentucky baseball and basketball star Ben Jordan has died at just 22 years old. It is currently unclear how the athlete died, according to local reports. 1Ben Jordan has reportedly diedCredit: uk athletics The 22-year-old was a star 2-sport athlete in high school, and third in the state of Kentucky for the Class of 2017. He was named all-area both baseball and basketball during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at West Carter High School. He went on to play both sports for the Wildcats at the University of Kentucky. Jordan made his college debut in 2019 and played a total of 10 games. Most read in News‘TREMENDOUS ANGER’Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ impeachment & says riot speech was appropriateLatest'BLOOD EVERYWHERE'Trump fan found dead in basement after riot arrest as cops find riflesAMERICAN CARNAGEPlot to 'assassinate lawmakers who won't overturn election' exposed'AMERICAN PATRIOT'Casino magnate and GOP megadonor dies at 87...
    BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Gerrale Gates scored 19 points, Austin Butler added 18 and Holy Cross edged past Boston University 68-66 on Tuesday in a game both teams wore masks. Masks were required — not just on the sidelines, but during the game — for both sides at Case Gym at BU. It is believed to be the first men’s college basketball game with both teams in masks. Both teams practice with masks, but players said wearing them during a game takes some getting used to. “It’s definitely harder to play with them in a game,” said Holy Cross senior guard Austin Butler. “Because you’re focused on playing, you know going out there and competing, you’re also, you know, fixing your mask.” On Monday, BU wore masks in an 83-76 win at Holy Cross — but the Crusaders did not. “At first it was a little irritating, but...
    Boston University is requiring its basketball teams and all visiting teams to wear masks during games in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Both teams in the Boston-Holy Cross women’s matchup Monday night on BU’s campus wore masks, while the men’s team wore masks in its road game against Holy Cross in Worcester. The Holy Cross men didn’t wear masks Monday as the hosts, but were required to wear them Tuesday in the return game in Boston. Stadium first reported Boston University had instituted a mask mandate. Boston’s men’s team is believed to be the first to wear masks in-game. Some other women’s teams have had players wear masks this season, including DePaul and Creighton. The Patriot League canceled non-conference basketball games, so its teams began their seasons this week. The NCAA does not have a mask mandate.
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Basketball players for Boston University and Holy Cross will wear masks on the court during Tuesday's match.According to our sister network, ESPN, it will be the first men's college basketball game of the season in which both teams wear masks.Boston University requires players to wear masks on campus and the Tuesday's match will be held on BU's campus.Wearing masks can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but only when worn correctly over the nose and mouth.During Monday's match on Holy Cross' campus, BU players wore masks but it appears several players had their noses exposed.Tuesay's game begins at 11 a.m. PST. It will air on ESPN+.App users: For a better experience, click here to view the story in a new windowIf you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the...
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — Towson University pauses all activities for the women’s basketball team after a coaching staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive test result came back Tuesday morning after a PCR test was conducted Monday morning, the athletics department said. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Towson contests between James Madison University on January 5, Elon on January 9 and 10 and at UNCW on January 16 and 17 have been postponed. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.
    In what may be a first in college basketball, both Boston University teams wore masks on the court when they took on the Holy Cross Crusaders Monday. Boston University has mandated that all visiting teams must wear masks on their campus. In the women’s game, both teams wore masks because the game was played on Boston University’s campus: Emily https://t.co/qn89BJjXCy pic.twitter.com/Ch8KoCYZsJ — BU Womens Basketball (@TerrierWBB) January 4, 2021 On the men’s side, only Boston U wore masks because the game was played at Holy Cross: Morales finds Tate in the corner for his second 3-pointer! Tate becomes the first Terrier to reach double figures (12 pts.). #GoBU Watch on ESPN+: https://t.co/LH4VmyXVRg pic.twitter.com/RF72dPqF4P — BU Mens Basketball (@TerrierMBB) January 4, 2021 Here’s another look at how BU is wearing their masks during today’s game. https://t.co/BfaZ7evukp pic.twitter.com/aK5wbEKmwZ — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 4, 2021 The Patriot League, in which both teams...
    All games in this years NCAA mens basketball tournament will be played in Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Monday. The NCAA said the majority of the tournaments 67 games will be held in Indianapolis in an attempt to prevent spread of coronavirus. The organization added a limited number of coaches and players family members will be permitted to attend games. A decision on whether fans will be allowed to attend games will come later, as the NCAA continues to monitor the pandemic. Last years tournament, annual focal point of March Madness, was canceled due to the pandemic. "This is going to be complicated and difficult; theres no question about that," NCAA Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said Monday in a statement, per The Hill. The NCAA said coronavirus testing for players, coaching staffs, administrators, and officials during the tournament will be worked out with a...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston University basketball team has a new addition to its uniforms this season. The Terriers are wearing masks while on the floor. Boston University players were masked up when they took the court for their season opener at Holy Cross on Monday, a policy the school put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It didn’t seem to bother Boston University players, as the Terriers won the game, 83-76. Boston University wearing masks during its season-opener today at Holy Cross. As I reported, both teams will have to wear masks tomorrow when the two teams play at BU. pic.twitter.com/TIVoIIto9r — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 4, 2021 Holy Cross players were not wearing masks during Monday’s game, but they will be on Tuesday when the two play again in Boston. BU has mandated that opponents wear masks when playing on campus. It is believed that Tuesday’s...
    NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) – A positive COVID-19 test will force the CSUN men’s basketball team to halt all activities for at least 14 days, including canceling four games, university officials announced Thursday. The Matadors’ home games against UC Irvine Friday and Saturday were canceled, along with road games at UC San Diego Jan. 8-9. While details were not provided, the university would only describe the positive test as within the program’s Tier-1 group, which consists of individuals for whom physical distancing and face coverings are not possible or effective during athletic training or competition. The group includes players, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials. Per conference policy, the games will not be made up.
    The University of Arizona has self imposed a one-year postseason ban on its men's basketball team two months after the NCAA levied misconduct allegations against the program related to the 2017 federal probe into improper payments to recruits and coaches. The NCAA may still choose to tack on further punishment on top of the ban, which will deprive Arizona's athletic department of lucrative postseason television revenue for the 2020-21 season. The punishment stems from the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball recruiting circles. The investigation, revealed in 2017, resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals, most of whom were apparel company representatives, sports agency employees, and assistant coaches, such as Arizona's Book Richardson. Richardson was fired by the university and later pleaded guilty to accepting $20,000 in bribes from aspiring business manager Christian Dawkins. He was sentenced to three months in prison in 2019. Arizona was accused of nine...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona men's basketball program has self-imposed a one-year postseason ban related to its long-running NCAA rules infractions case. Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA in October. The violations include a lack of institutional control and failure to monitor by the university, and lack of head coach control by basketball coach Sean Miller. The school announced the one-year ban Tuesday. “The decision is an acknowledgement that the NCAA’s investigation revealed that certain former members of the MBB staff displayed serious lapses in judgment and a departure from the University’s expectation of honest and ethical behavior,” the school said in a statement. “It is also in accord with the penalty guidelines of the NCAA for the type of violations involved.” Arizona is off to a 7-1 start this season, including a...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona men’s basketball program has self-imposed a one-year postseason ban related to its long-running NCAA rules infractions case. Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA in October. The violations include a lack of institutional control and failure to monitor by the university, and lack of head coach control by basketball coach Sean Miller. The school announced the one-year ban Tuesday. “The decision is an acknowledgement that the NCAA’s investigation revealed that certain former members of the MBB staff displayed serious lapses in judgment and a departure from the University’s expectation of honest and ethical behavior,” the school said in a statement. “It is also in accord with the penalty guidelines of the NCAA for the type of violations involved.” Arizona is off to a 7-1 start this season, including a...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A member of the Towson men’s basketball team tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, leading the organization to stop all team activities, the university said Tuesday. The team has also postponed all of its games through January 10. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The positive test is the latest coronavirus-related headache for the team, which saw multiple games postponed earlier this month after a support staff member tested positive. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    BOSTON (KGO) -- Basketball great KC Jones has died at the age of 88, the Boston Celtics announced on Friday.He was part of the University of San Francisco team with Bill Russell that won back-to-back national championships in 1955 and 1956.Russell tweeted condolences to the Jones family and shared a picture of the two. I just received a call letting me know my x-roommate/teammate & most of all friend the great KC Jones passed this morning. Prayers to his family. We have been friends for almost 60yrs, this our last photo together. Friends for life #2020Usuck! #RIP ⁦@NBA⁩ ⁦@celtics⁩ pic.twitter.com/Ia6yZB5l2x— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) December 25, 2020Jones played nine seasons in the NBA, all with the Celtics, and won titles in eight of them -- the third most in league history, behind only longtime teammates Bill Russell (11) and Sam Jones (10). That success carried over to his coaching days, when he...
    Loading the player... On Thursday, University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson revealed that the entire roster – 15 players – at one time or another tested positive for coronavirus including members of his coaching staff. As reported by The Washington Post, over one-third of his team returned to practice from Tuesday to Thursday after a recent outbreak of positive cases stalled basketball workouts on Dec. 8. Sampson, 65, remained at home and hasn’t been present for a game since Dec. 5 after coming in contact with his son and assistant coach Kellen Sampson, who tested positive for coronavirus. (Credit: University of Houston Men’s Basketball/social media) He said that he’s hopeful for additional players returning in time for a scheduled Sunday game between the Cougars and Alcorn State. Read More: 1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died “The benefit is...
    University of Houston's men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson on Thursday shared that his entire roster has tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 15 members of the team and some members of the coaching staff have also tested positive for the virus over the course of this year the coach reported, according to the Washington Post. Some of the team attended practice on Tuesday, following a recent outbreak that caused a pause in practices. Only six players were at practice Tuesday through Thursday this week, though Sampson said that he hopes to have eight or nine return in time for Sunday's game against Alcorn State, the Post reported. “The benefit is just trying to get some rhythm going into conference play,” Sampson said during a media call on Thursday, according to the news outlet. “The guys that are healthy are healthy, there’s no reason why they can’t play. Most of them...
    (CNN)Keyontae Johnson, the University of Florida men's basketball player who collapsed mid-game on Saturday, is now breathing on his own, talking with family and in stable condition according to his parents. In a Tuesday statement, Nika and Marrecus Johnson revealed that their son made a FaceTime call with his teammates. "We feel so much love and support from everyone, and we're beyond grateful for the care and attention that Keyontae has received throughout these past several days," the parents said.Johnson was walking onto the court after a timeout early in Saturday's game against the Florida State Seminoles when he collapsed, according to ESPNU broadcasters. He was taken off the floor on a stretcher and transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where a team spokesman announced Johnson was in critical but stable condition. Johnson's parents traveled to Tallahassee to be with their son Sunday, joining Florida head coach Mike White and associate...
    FULLERTON (CBSLA) — Cal State Fullerton will try for a third time to open its men’s basketball 2020-21 season Friday evening after two games were canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests. The Titans are scheduled to play against the University of San Diego, their original season-opening opponent. T The two teams were originally scheduled to meet on Nov. 25 in Seattle’s Husky Classic but the game was canceled after Cal State Fullerton announced that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the team to quarantine for 14 days and the player to self-isolate for 10. Following the positive test, USD announced its men’s basketball program would pause all team activities for 14 days as a result of a positive COVID-19 test result within their program. Most recently, the Titans were scheduled to open their season on Wednesday against Bethesda University but the game was canceled due to a positive...
    University of Alabama head basketball coach Nate Oats fired shots at long-time Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski after he made comments saying that the NCAA should revisit its plan about playing the college basketball season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Oats thinks Krzyzewski made the comments because No. 10 Duke suffered consecutive losses to nonconference opponents at home. The Blue Devils lost 83-68 to No. 6 Illinois on Tuesday -- their second home loss -- and they lost to Michigan State University earlier this season. GEORGIA TECH BREAKS CORONAVIRUS PIÑATA AFTER BEATING NEBRASKA “Do you think if Coach K hadn't lost his two non-conference games at home that he would still be saying that?” Oats said at a news conference on Thursday. “We 100% should be playing basketball.” VANDERBILT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO STAY IN LOCKER ROOM DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM TO 'MOURN RACIAL INJUSTICES' Krzyzewski asked college basketball officials to “reassess” the college basketball...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Towson University announced on Saturday all activities for the men’s basketball team have been temporarily suspended due to a player testing positive for COVID-19. The positive test came on Friday during morning testing for the team and was confirmed via PCR test on Saturday, the University said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Following COVID-19 safety guidelines, Towson’s home contests against George Washington on Dec. 7, La Salle on Dec. 16 and Morgan State on Dec. 19 have all been postponed. Towson will attempt to reschedule some or all of these games, the University said. The Tigers’ next scheduled game is on Dec. 22 at George Mason.
    The George Mason University men’s basketball season is now on hold because of a positive COVID-19 test within the program. In a statement the school said it is pausing all men’s basketball activities after a positive test result was detected during routine COVID-19 surveillance testing. The testing is conducted three times a week in accordance with NCAA guidelines. Mason’s game against the University of Maryland scheduled for Friday has been canceled. The Patriots last game was a win over Howard University last Saturday in the Paradise Jam tournament that was played at the D.C. Convention Center.
    Jason Preston isn’t your run-of-the-mill basketball player. The Ohio Bobcats point guard worked his tail off to get a chance to play Division I basketball, and his backstory went viral Friday as his team took on No. 8 Illinois. NO. 7 WISCONSIN ROLLS PAST ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 92-58 ESPN broadcasters shed light on his story during the game. Preston’s mother died about five years ago and while his father was not in the picture, he went to live with his mom’s best friend’s son in Orlando, Fla., as his legal guardian lived in Jamaica. He didn’t have plans to play college basketball, but one of his friends convinced him to play in an AAU tournament and a coach convinced him to go to prep school before attending college. At Believe Sports Academy, he started out on the C-level basketball team and made it to the A-level team before being demoted again....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University’s men’s college basketball season has been put on pause before it even got underway. Temple announced on Thursday it’s pausing all men’s basketball activities after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19. The Owls will begin a 14-day quarantine while the individual who tested positive will isolate for at least 10 days, Temple said. “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is always the number one priority with our program. Our medical staff and administration have done an incredible job of creating a safe environment for our team,” Temple head coach Aaron McKie said in a statement. “Through our daily testing we work to mitigate the spread of the virus, but nothing is foolproof. This is not the way we anticipated opening our season, but we will follow our medical professionals’ guidance in preparation for restarting practice in two weeks.”...
              It has been exactly 258 days since conference tournaments around the country were cancelled thanks to the coronavirus, but now fans can rejoice because college basketball is officially back. After what feels like an eternal break from the sport, Wednesday marks the start of the season and features a slate of games from morning to night for what will essentially be non-stop action all day long. But, it’s not possible to watch every single game, so The Virginia Star has you covered. Here are some of the games to keep your eyes on. Let’s first start with teams from the Commonwealth for all the local college basketball fans. Liberty University faces the challenge of playing Big 10 opponent Purdue at 6 p.m., while Virginia Military Institute plays St. Andrews at 7 o’clock. Just like Liberty, Old Dominion is squaring off against a Big...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh announced capacity restrictions for its upcoming basketball games it will be hosting. The announcement comes following the state’s COVID restrictions that were announced on Monday limiting capacities for public gatherings. The University says that a total capacity of 500 attendees will be permitted for home games being played at the Petersen Events Center. This capacity will include players, coaches, working staff, player/coach families, and special guests of the University. Pitt says it will not be offering single game tickets for sale to the public at this time.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A ‘Mask’erade Ball fundraiser for Coppin State University’s women’s basketball team will be held on Nov. 20. Former Ravens player and WJZ contributor Torrey Smith will be the speaker at the 7:30 p.m. event as well as Kristi Toliver and former Head Coach Derek Brown. A $25 ticket will get you access to the virtual event plus a Coppin State mask. All viewers are encouraged to wear a mask — either COVID style or masquerade style. Proceeds will benefit the women’s basketball team providing meals after training, pay for two assistants, help them get the technology needed to document and record the team and provide other assistance for the student-athletes. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, click here.   
    COLLEGE PARK, MD. (WJZ) — Len Bias would have been 57-years-old Wednesday, and University of Maryland’s basketball program is remembering him on his birthday. Bias died of a cocaine overdose in 1986, just two days after becoming the No. 2 player taken in the NBA draft. Leonard Kevin “Len” Bias was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland. He was inducted into UMD’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
    Wichita State University announced Tuesday that basketball coach Gregg Marshall will receive a settlement of $7.75 million to resign following reports of verbal and physical abuse, ESPN reported. Multiple allegations against Marshall, specifically from the 2015-16 season, including pushing and punching former player Shaquille Morris during practice, placing his hands around the neck of a staff member, and attempting to punch a student who parked in his spot. Morris said that Marshall punched him after he went to help teammate Zach Brown up after a foul. To make matters worse, Morris claims that he had confided to the coach about his mother’s cancer diagnosis earlier that same day. According to ESPN: Other allegations reported by Stadium, which talked to more than 30 current and former members of the program, included Marshall body-shaming a player who is now dealing with anxiety and depression; Marshall making “Indian howling noises” and telling Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler, who...
    Gregg Marshall has resigned as head coach at Wichita State, but he’s leaving with a nice settlement. Amid allegations he has physically or verbally abused players and staff, Gregg Marshall was on his last legs as the men’s basketball coach at Wichita State. It took a week from initial reports he’d be gone, but on Tuesday morning the school announced that Marshall has resigned effective immediately. Assistant coach Isaac Brown will take over as interim head coach. “This was a difficult decision, but one I feel was necessary for my family, the university and, most importantly, the student-athletes,” Marshall said in a statement released by the university. “I remain grateful for my years spent at Wichita State. I wish to thank the coaches, student-athletes, the university, the community, and all of Shocker Nation for their unending dedication, support and loyalty. I am incredibly proud of this men’s basketball program and...
    Syracuse University has pressed pause on getting ready for the upcoming men's basketball season after legendary coach Jim Boeheim tested positive for COVID-19. The school announced on Sunday, Nov. 15 that Boeheim, 75, had a positive case confirmed, though he has yet to experience any symptoms and has already entered quarantine. "As part of our routine COVID-19 health and safety protocols, I, along with my team and staff, are tested for COVID-19 multiple times each week,” the longtime coach said. "Following our most recent testing, I was informed that I had tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately began my isolation period at home. “I am not experiencing any symptoms at this time, and will continue to monitor my health closely as advised by the medical staff,” he continued. “Thank you for the well wishes. I look forward to getting back on the court with my team.” Syracuse...
    LOWELL (CBS) – The University of Massachusetts Lowell announced that its men’s basketball team paused activities last week after two members of the program tested positive for COVID-19. UMass Lowell said on Friday night that the positive tests occurred during routine testing. The university also said the team immediately followed its isolation and quarantine protocols after the two tests came back positive. UMass Lowell has continued testing its members, and there have been no new positive cases. “The health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and the university community are our top priority,” said UMass Lowell Director of Athletics Peter Casey. “Our testing and other protocols are in place for this reason. We’ve been working with the NCAA, America East Conference and the university to prepare for a safe season.” The team is expected to resume practices on Wednesday, November 18, which is the end of their 14-day quarantine...
    The Iowa Hawkeyes reportedly have several coronavirus cases. According to KCRG, the school announced Monday that the Hawkeyes currently have 30 cases of coronavirus within the athletic department. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It’s not specified what sports teams have been hit the hardest. The Hawkeyes are currently scheduled to play Minnesota this Friday night.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by University of Iowa Football (@hawkeyefootball) on Nov 7, 2020 at 10:45am PST What I’m about to say might sound a little insensitive, but I’m going to say it anyways. As long as it’s not the football team and men’s basketball team that have issues, then it’s not a reason to panic. At the end of the day, the only two college sports that truly matter are football and men’s basketball. That’s not to say you can’t...
    Rock… Paper… Scissors… SHOOT! The Iona College and Hofstra University basketball teams have reached an agreement to play a three-game series that comes with a playful twist. Two of the top men’s basketball programs in New York will meet in a three-game series beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 23 with the home court being decided by a “Rock Paper Scissors” game between the schools’ mascots, Hofstra's Willie Pride and Iona's Killian. "I can't wait to take on Killian in this epic battle of Rock Paper Scissors," Willie Pride said. "I know my paws have the power to win this and with Kate Pride's support and the Hofstra community behind me I know we will prevail!” Killian chimed in, adding: "There is no better way to decide home court than a truly righteous battle of Rock Paper Scissors. Willie Pride is a worthy opponent, but with Gael Nation behind me, there...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston University hockey and basketball are gearing up for the 2020-21 season. But when those teams take the ice or the hardwood, they won’t be met with applause from Terrier Nation. BU announced Thursday that they will not be hosting fans at hockey or basketball games this season, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Athletic Director Drew Marrochello made the announcement in a letter to the BU community on Thursday. “Due to the current public health guidelines in the State of Massachusetts regarding the reopening of large venues and limits on gathering sizes, we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate spectators for this season,” Marrochello wrote. “While we are disappointed to share this news with our loyal and supportive fans, this decision is an important step in continuing to provide a healthy environment for our student-athletes, and our entire BU community. Although the seats will be...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA star Chris Paul led nearly 2,500 people on a march to an early-voting site at a historically Black college in North Carolina where he also takes classes. Paul was part of the “March to the Polls Part 2” event held Tuesday at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem Journal reported. The basketball star told reporters during the event that it was necessary to encourage students to vote “given the magnitude of the election and everything that is going on right now.” Paul had previously said that he would be encouraging HBCU students to head to the polls. Some students, including Je’den Clark, the school’s student government association president, said the point guard’s attendance attracted large crowds. Campus police blocked traffic to allow for the march, which had hundreds of city residents and candidates running for office. “College students think about making inroads,” Clark said. “Voting is important....
    The University of Nevada is preparing to add national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick to its Athletics Hall of Fame, the school announced. Kaepernick played for the Wolf Pack for four seasons starting in 2006 and earned 82 touchdowns, over 10,000 passing yards, and more than 4,000 rushing yards. Indeed, he was the only player to ever achieve such high numbers, the university said in its Friday announcement. Kaepernick led the school to a 13-1 season in 2010 and won a WAC conference championship in the doing. The Wolf Pack also won the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and finished on the AP poll as the #11 ranked team in the country. Kaepernick went on, of course, to a moderately successful NFL career that culminated in 2016 when he became the face of the protests against the country by taking a knee during the national anthem. “The 2020 Hall of Fame class...
    Arizona has received a formal notice of allegations from the NCAA stemming from a federal investigation into shady recruiting practices three years ago. The university acknowledged in a statement Friday it had received the notice. “However, in order to protect the integrity of the ongoing enforcement process, the University is not releasing the NOA at this time,” the university said. The school has 90 days to respond. The NCAA then has 60 days to respond to the school’s reply before a hearing will be set with the Committee on Infractions. Arizona had been in the NCAA’s crosshairs since 2017, when assistant coach Emanuel Richardson was among 10 people arrested as part of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Richardson was fired by the university and later pleaded guilty to accepting $20,000 in bribes from aspiring business manager Christian Dawkins. He was sentenced to a three-month prison sentence in 2019....
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    Costco reportedly pulls Palmetto Cheese after founder calls Black Lives Matter a terror organization McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever Texas State basketball coach Danny Kaspar resigns following allegations of racially biased comments Texas State athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that basketball coach Danny Kaspar has resigned and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will lead the program in the 2020-21 season. Kaspar's resignation comes three and a half months after the university launched an investigation into allegations that Kaspar made 'racially biased comments.' © Provided by CBS Sports Nov 15, 2019; Waco, TX, USA; Texas State Bobcats head coach Danny Kaspar looks on from the bench during the first half against the Baylor Bears at Ferrell Center. Former Texas State guard Jaylen Shead shared a list of remarks in a Twitter post on June...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The men’s basketball team at the University of Northern Colorado created a video which is gaining a lot of interest. The video talks about race relations in America. “We stand for our community. We stand for our brothers and our sisters. We stand for our teammates, we stand together because Black lives matter,” a player says in the video. We Stand Together. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/4FhoeSBFPe — UNC Mens Basketball (@UNC_BearsMBB) September 9, 2020 Students and coaches participated in the video. Eleven of UNC’s 16 players are Black. Coach Steve Smiley says they began talking about doing something as players shared their experiences. (credit: University of Northern Colorado) “I’ve been asked if i’m a gang member before, a drug dealer, just simple things like that, but they don’t know my story. They don’t know where I come from. They don’t know I’m a division one athlete, but...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — As the 2020 election inches closer, Towson University student-athletes are working to whip up excitement among their fellow peers about voting. Towson University associate woman’s basketball coach Zach Kancher recently hosted a virtual town hall for student-athletes, teaching them about voting. “I’m kind of walking them through the entire election process,” Kancher said. It’s meant to help student-athletes understand the 2020 election on the local, state and national levels. “Student-athletes don’t realize that the changes and reforms they want to see actually occur at the state and local levels first, and it’s really important to be engaged in that process,” Kancher said. Student-athlete LaKaitlin Wright said she is grateful for her coach hosting a virtual town hall. “I’m fortunate enough to have a coach that’s very passionate about voting,” she said. Along with the town halls, Kancher created a Twitter handle for students; TUAthletesVote, with non-partisan...
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officials said. Malik Zachery, a junior, is accused of stabbing a Canisius College player in the leg in a church gym in the Buffalo suburb of North Tonawanda on Wednesday. The first patrol officers to respond put a tourniquet on the wounded player’s leg to control the bleeding before he was treated at a hospital, North Tonawanda Police said in a news release. The suspect had fled. Police said players from the two Buffalo colleges were playing a pickup game when a fight broke out and the unidentified player was stabbed. Zachery was being held Friday pending his arraignment in North Tonawanda City Court. It was not immediately known whether he had a lawyer to speak for him. Zachery...
    U.S. college basketball Hall of Fame coach John Thompson, the Washington, DC native who transformed Georgetown University into a national basketball power and was the first Black coach to lead a team to the national championship, has died at the age of 78. Thompson’s death was announced in a statement released by his family through Georgetown University. It said, “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else.” No cause of death was provided. Thompson, who used basketball to lift himself out of humble beginnings, was a life-long advocate for the underprivileged. An imposing figure at two meters, eight centimeters tall, he did not hesitate to speak his mind or stand up for what...
    Coach John Thompson, who led the Georgetown University Hoyas basketball team to victory at the 1984 national championship, has died at age 78. Thompson, who was the first black coach to win the title, is credited with boosting minority representation in college basketball during the 1980s. He recruited over 20 players who went on to join the NBA, and four who - like him - are in the sport's Hall of Fame. Thompson was also known for protesting against racial injustice as a coach. Known to fans and players as Big John, Thompson was raised in Washington DC and played professionally for the Boston Celtics when the team won the championship in 1965 and 1966. He was hired in 1972 to coach Georgetown University, a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington DC. His appointment led to controversy. University faculty and fans rallied around him after he was met with racial...
    (CNN)Lute Olson, who coached the Arizona Wildcats for 24 seasons from 1983 to 2008, passed away on Thursday at age 85, according to a statement from the University of Arizona. Olson led the Wildcats to the 1997 national championship and coached his team to three additional Final Four appearances. Olson won national Coach of the Year honors five times.Olson had 781 career coaching wins, with a record of 589-187 at Arizona. Olson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.University of Arizona Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said in a statement, "Coach (Olson) was an iconic figure in college basketball who put the University of Arizona's basketball program on the map. Yet his legacy extends well beyond the court. He impacted thousands of lives, inspiring young men to reach beyond their potential and instilling service to others as a cornerstone of a person's character. He will...
    When Makur Maker, one of the nation's top young basketball prospects, was considering where to attend college, he visited schools like UCLA and the University of Kentucky known for their hoops history. But a visit to Howard University put him on a different path, though one also steeped in history. The 6'11" incoming freshman, who is Black, said picking Howard in Washington, D.C., was about something bigger than basketball — it was about inspiring other high school players to attend a "historically Black college or university," or HBCU, in a bid to help enhance their prominence on the court and in the classroom. "I'm trying to bring awareness to the contributions Blacks have made to society," Maker said. "When I went on my Howard visit, it was great, so five-star recruits should consider HBCUs seriously like what I've done." Makur Maker, an incoming freshman at Howard University, said he wants...
    The Lakers superstar reunited with his high school teammates last summer for the unveiling of a basketball court at his I PROMISE School. LeBron James has been committed to giving back to the city of Cleveland since his high school days. Even when he made his infamous “Decision” 10 years ago, James was determined to return to Ohio no matter how much backlash and criticism he received. The 6-foot-9 forward did indeed come home to Cleveland in a huge way: not only did he deliver the first professional sports championship to the city in over half a century, but he also built an entire school called the I PROMISE School. Although James is now looking forward to hopefully bring a title to Los Angeles, he’s still heavily involved in his school’s progress. Last summer, the 15-time All-Star opened a new basketball court with the help of some old comrades: the...
    The Pac-12 Network is the flagship channel for Pac-12 Networks, a suite of channels dedicated to Pac-12 sports. With Pac-12 football and other sports on hold until at least the end of 2020, the channel will show games from previous seasons. The national Pac-12 Networks channel is available on FuboTV, Sling TV, and Vidgo. Pac-12 Networks also carries six regional channels: Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Oregon, and Pac-12 Washington. How to Stream Pac-12 Network Fubo TV Free Trial $54.99 – $84.99 per month Sling TV Free Trial $30 – $45 per month Vidgo Plus Free Trial $39.99 Click here for more information What is the Pac-12 Network? Pac-12 Network is your best option for streaming live events from the conference. In normal times, the Pac-12 Networks stream more than 850 live events on...
    New York Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as assistant coach By: AJ LaRocca August 11, 2020 PrevPreviousUFC: Matt Frevola – Roosevelt Roberts targeted for September 12th ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks have officially made the first formal hire to new head coach Tom Thibodeau’s staff on Tuesday, as they have agreed to terms with former University of Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne. Payne, 53, was rumored to the Knicks for months due to his strong relationship with Knicks president Leon Rose and Knicks executive vice president/senior basketball advisor William Wesley. Now he has officially left the collegiate ranks to coach in New York, his first NBA coaching stint. Payne spent the last 10 years at Kentucky alongside one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, John Calipari. He was named the associate head coach in 2014 and is largely...
    RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Lone Star Conference announced Friday that it will be postponing its football, basketball, soccer and volleyball seasons until Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Division II conference includes schools such as Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Baptist University and Angelo State University. Conference officials said the decision was made “due to the challenges of COVID-19.” Earlier this week, the Division II Presidents Council canceled NCAA Division II Fall 2020 Championships. LSC Announces Decision on Fall 2020 Competition ???? https://t.co/2NtZnX2wjO pic.twitter.com/Q1WzT6BaVH — Lone Star Conference (@LoneStarConf) August 7, 2020 “Football, soccer, volleyball and basketball, which are classified as high contact risk sports by the NCAA resocialization principles, can practice during the fall under all applicable NCAA Division II rules, but not compete until the spring,” the conference said in a statement. However, cross country will be able to compete in fall...
    Getty Dorsey pictured during a game in November 2018. Lafayette Dorsey Jr., a college basketball player with Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has died at the age of 23. His cause of death has not been made public. Dorsey is survived by his father, Lafayette Dorsey Sr., mother, Chelesa, and sister, Adoriah. The Dream Vision: #FamilyA short music video I made for my friends and #family at #DreamVision. #adidasUprising #Vegas — Video by Brandon Petersen.2015-08-02T02:26:02Z On August 6, Ball Is Life’s national grassroots editor Ronnie Flores tweeted, “Shocking news: #RIP Lafayette Dorsey Jr. Wording starting to spread that the former L.A. Dorsey/Pacific/Nicholls St. standout is no longer with us ????????. He’s a former Coliseum League MVP and his father was also a #LACity standout #HSBB player. Stunning.” One fan responded to Flores’ tweet by writing, “Unbelievable, this is tragic & terrible news. So sad. His spirit and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Former University of Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 88. Henson passed away peacefully in his Champaign home July 25, the Henson family announced today. The Hall of Fame coach retired as the all-time leader in victories at both the University of Illinois with 423 wins and New Mexico State with 289 wins. A private graveside service was held with family members earlier Wednesday in Champaign. So saddened &
    (CNN)Some University of Kentucky faculty members are calling for the renaming of all campus buildings that memorialize "enslavers, Confederate sympathizers...and other white supremacists," including famed Rupp Arena, home of the university's basketball team.The demands were outlined in a letter published Thursday that also called for the university to hire more black professors, among other requests.The arena is named after Adolph Rupp, a prominent basketball coach who refused to integrate his team after the Civil Rights Act, according to associate professor of history Anastasia Curwood. The University of Kentucky's perennially successful basketball program won the 2012 Division I NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, with the Wild Cats winning the second most titles among its Division I peers."It signals who matters and who doesn't," said Curwood, who also heads the university's African American and Africana Studies program. "The black people do not feel comfortable in that stadium, and see it as sort of...
    In CA: A toilet flush could hold clues for preventing spread of coronavirus An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States Why some Kentucky faculty want the name of Rupp Arena changed Adolph Rupp’s bronze plaque outside the University of Kentucky’s former basketball arena lauds him for capturing four national titles, for retiring as college basketball’s winningest coach and for never enduring a losing season.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Rupp Arena opened its doors in 1976. It's named after Adolph Rupp, who won four national championships at the University of Kentucky. Left unmentioned is a less flattering aspect of Rupp’s legacy that some Kentucky professors say merits further scrutiny. The faculty members in Kentucky’s African American and Africana Studies department have asked university president Eli Capilouto to change the name of Rupp Arena. In a letter sent to Capilouto on Thursday, faculty members said...
    Five-star high school senior basketball recruit, Makur Maker, has committed to playing at Howard University. The decision makes him the highest-ranked college basketball prospect to ever commit to an HBCU. Maker chose Howard over UCLU, Kentucky, and Memphis. READ MORE: Widow gifts Howard University with $2.5 million worth of art “I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow.” Maker wrote on Twitter. “I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenny Blakeney.” I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream “what if”. I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenny Blakeney #MakerMob — Makur Maker (@MakurMaker) July...
    Makur Maker, a five-star rated college basketball prospect who could have gone to almost any school, on Friday announced he had turned down top colleges in favor of Howard University. Maker made the shock announcement in a tweet, explaining why it was important for him to attend a Historical Black College or University in the fall rather than a school more known for elite athletics. Maker said Thursday he was choosing among Howard, UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. MCCALLIE WON'T RETURN AS DUKE'S WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH “I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream ‘what if’. I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenny Blakeney,” Maker tweeted. IONA'S RICK PITINO TWEETS OUT SUGGESTION TO NCAA REGARDING COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEASON “I...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP/KDKA) — A men’s basketball player at West Virginia University has tested positive for the coronavirus, the athletic department said Monday. The player, whose name was not released, has entered a 14-day isolation period, West Virginia said in a news release. Men’s basketball players who test negative for the virus can start voluntary workouts on July 6, the statement said. At least two football players tested positive for the virus in June. The football team started voluntary workouts on June 15. When West Virginia begins its fall semester on Aug. 19, students must wear masks on campus, including in class. Students, faculty and staff must be tested for the virus before they return to campus and complete a coronavirus education course. (TM and © Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this...
    Liberty University women’s basketball player Asia Todd announced Friday she was transferring from the school over “racial insensitivities shown within leadership and culture” of the school. Todd, a sophomore, posted the announcement on her Twitter account while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. Tod didn’t appear to have a problem with any of her coaches rather pointing out that conduct by her school leaders do “not align with my moral compass or personal convictions.” NCAA HITS OKLAHOMA ST WITH POSTSEASON BAN IN CORRUPTION CASE Todd called the decision “bigger than basketball.” The player’s decision came after Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized for a tweet, saying he was “adamantly opposed” to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s mask mandate to stop the coronavirus “until I decided to design my own.” NC CENTRAL MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH LEVELLE MOTON CONCERNED ABOUT SILENCE OF POWER 5 COACHES IN WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD DEATH Falwell accompanied...
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