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Sports >  NCAA basketball

Sean Miller and Will Wade will not testify in corruption trial

Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week’s federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday. The two coaches had been subpoenaed in the trial of aspiring agent Christian Dawkins and former amateur coach Merl Code.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the Big Ten player of the year. He averaged nearly 19 points per game as a junior and broke a Big Ten single-season record with 291 assists. Ward averaged nearly 13 points and six-plus rebounds per game in a season stunted by a broken left hand.
Sports >  NCAA football

Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

There has been plenty of coaching turnover around the Southeastern Conference this offseason. It just didn’t involve the men in charge. The 2019 season shapes up as the first time since 2006 that the SEC will open a football season without any new head coaches. But there are a host of new offensive and defensive coordinators.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

After a meandering search, St. John’s finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons.
Sports >  NCAA football

7 Big Ten teams will extend QB competitions into preseason

Seven of the 14 Big Ten teams are coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. Incumbents Peyton Ramsey at Indiana and Arthur Sitkowski at Rutgers are facing challenges. Northwestern must replace four-year starter Clayton Thorson and Clemson backup Hunter Johnson is expected to have the inside track. Any question about Georgia transfer Justin Fields being the starter at Ohio State was answered when Matthew Baldwin announced he would transfer.
Sports >  NCAA football

Deep Cyclones seeking replacements for Hakeem Butler, David Montgomery

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Iowa State should have one of the most talented teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they’ve ever had in wide receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery, and replacing their production will be paramount to their success next season. But the Cyclones should finally have enough depth to withstand those blows.
Sports >  NCAA football

QB Matthew Baldwin signals intent to transfer from Ohio State

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Ohio State quarterback Matthew Baldwin has signaled his intention to transfer. A school spokesman confirmed the redshirt freshman has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. He was competing for the starting job in spring practice with Georgia transfer Justin Fields, who was the favorite to win the job. Baldwin’s transfer will leave graduate transfer Chris Chugunov as Fields’ only backup.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. Culver’s announcement came 10 days after Tech lost in overtime to Virginia in the national championship game. The Red Raiders went to their first Elite Eight last year when Culver was a freshman.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Kansas appeals Silvio De Sousa’s 2-year suspension

Kansas has officially appealed the two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa arising from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The school says De Sousa was suspended for most of the 2018-19 basketball season and all of the 2019-20 season “for alleged violations that he was unaware of and from which he did not benefit.” The appeal now goes to the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. That committee’s ruling is final.