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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:14:28 PDT
The Southern Conference will keep four league championships in North Carolina despite the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference withdrawing championships because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. The league said it will honor commitments for these tournaments: men's soccer in Greensboro, men's and women's basketball in Asheville and men's golf in Pinehurst. ''We don't want to punish the local host communities by pulling the championships out of the state this year,'' Commissioner John Iamarino said Friday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:29:12 PDTTwo men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey - indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus. The return of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, part of a candid conversation unfolding this year at Vanderbilt, marks the latest milestone in the school's long, sometimes painful history with race relations. It had been 50 years since Wallace and Dillard huddled together in the locker room at halftime of a freshman game in Starkville, Mississippi, holding hands and trembling after rival fans spat, yelled slurs and threw things at them on the court.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:06:11 PDT
The basketball version of the ''Backyard Brawl'' is back. Pittsburgh and West Virginia announced Thursday that the regional rivalry between the two schools long known as the ''Backyard Brawl'' will resume in 2017, when the men's basketball teams begin a four-year series. The Panthers will host the Mountaineers in 2017 and 2019, with West Virginia welcoming Pitt in 2018 and 2020.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:23:15 PDTMitch Richmond has been promoted on the staff of fellow Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin at St. John's. Richmond's move from special assistant to assistant coach Thursday comes just before the start of Mullin's second season at his alma mater. Richmond, a five-time All-NBA selection, played three seasons alongside Mullin with Golden State and won a title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:49:37 PDT
For now, all North Carolina State freshman Omer Yurtseven can do is work on his game and be patient. With all the attention on possible one-and-done freshman Dennis Smith Jr., the Turkish 7-footer gives the Wolfpack a second five-star prospect on an overhauled and potential-filled roster. ''I can't control it so I'm trying not to think about it,'' Yurtseven said Thursday during the team's preseason media day.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:56:46 PDT
George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim basketball coach on Tuesday, replacing Mike Lonergan, who was fired after an investigation into his conduct. Joseph had been an assistant on Lonergan's staff for the past five seasons.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:41:44 PDTNEW YORK (AP) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:43 PDTBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana forward Collin Hartman had surgery on his left knee, and coach Tom Crean says he's uncertain how much time the senior will miss.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:56:46 PDT
Born and raised in Mississippi, and with stops at Auburn and Kentucky on his resume, Scott Stricklin has spent more than two decades in the Southeastern Conference. Florida hired Stricklin as its athletic director Tuesday, giving him a six-year deal worth $1.076 million annually to succeed Foley. Stricklin is leaving his alma mater, Mississippi State, and taking on a massive facilities upgrade in Gainesville.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:12:29 PDTEVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Northwestern says it will play home games during the 2017-18 season at Allstate Arena in Rosemont while its on-campus arena undergoes a $110 million renovation.