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John Blanchette: Santa Clara answers Mark Few’s call to arms

It’s Santa Clara’s answer to comments Gonzaga’s long-time basketball coach made to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney at last month’s West Coast Conference media day at Orleans Arena – …


Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer nearing 1,000 wins

When C. Vivian Stringer first started coaching 46 years ago, there weren’t many female African-American basketball coaches to turn to for advice. So she looked elsewhere.


How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Minnesota enters women’s AP Top 25, top 5 remain unchanged

First-year Minnesota coach Lindsay Whalen became the 39th person to play and coach a team that was ranked when her alma mater entered the women’s basketball poll Monday at No. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

NCAA penalizes BYU in improper benefits case involving guard Nick Emery

The BYU men’s basketball program was placed on probation for two years and must vacate 47 wins under sanctions imposed Friday by the NCAA in an improper benefits case involving …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:32 p.m.

No. 1 Kansas holds off No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in opener

Quentin Grimes scored 21 points in his college debut and Dedric Lawson added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kansas past No. 10 Michigan State 92-87 in …


West Coast Conference: BYU, Saint Mary’s likely to battle for second place

The prize recruit in the West Coast Conference last spring wasn’t a 7-foot center with forward skills, a jumping-jack slasher with a touch from 3 or a consummate playmaker at …


Pac-12 Conference: Elite players, teams lacking heading into season

Whenever Pac-12 football needs to feel good about itself, all it has to do is look across the hall at Pac-12 basketball.


Justice Department’s college basketball probe: How we got here and what might be next

On Wednesday – nearly 13 months to the day after the Justice Department announced the arrests of 10 men, including four assistant coaches, as part of an ongoing investigation of …


Rick Pitino lawyer: Verdict shows client didn’t know of payments

The lawyer for former Louisville coach Rick Pitino says the convictions in a federal trial alleging corruption in college basketball supports his client’s assertion that he was unaware of a …


Guilty verdicts set precedent in fighting shady recruiting

Guilty verdicts on fraud charges against three men should have an impact on future college corruption trials, possibly NCAA enforcement. The federal trial set a precedent that paying recruits defrauds …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Three college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

Three insiders from the world of college basketball recruiting have been convicted in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the sport’s underbelly. A jury reached the verdict on Wednesday …


Three ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

Creighton basketball player Martin Krampelj is coming back this season from a third torn anterior cruciate ligament. He tore the ACL in his left knee for the second time when …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Kansas to hold Silvio De Sousa out pending investigation

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name has surfaced as part of the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from games pending a review of his …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and North Carolina’s Luke Maye top The Associated Press preseason All-America team. They are joined by Duke freshman R.J. Barrett, Kansas big man Dedric Lawson, Nevada’s Caleb …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors to use common sense to conclude that college basketball coaches knew money was being paid to families to steer top players …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial

Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball have clashed over the question of whether major programs were harmed by secret cash payments to top recruits. A prosecutor …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball

A New York City jury is done hearing testimony at a federal trial about secret payments in college basketball. Prosecutors have accused a former Adidas executive and two other defendants …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial has testified that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit. Thomas “T.J.” …


College basketball fixer describes ‘black op’ payments

A former consultant for Adidas has testified that he arranged cash payments to the families of top college basketball prospects in a scheme to steer them to major programs. Thomas …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Former UW Husky Markelle Fultz named in NCAA corruption trial

Markelle Fultz is alleged to have received a $30,000 payment in NCAA corruption trial.


Opening statements to start in college basketball recruitment trial

Opening statements in a criminal trial stemming from a scandal over college basketball recruiting is set to begin Tuesday.


UCLA’s Shareef O’Neal to miss season with heart ailment

UCLA freshman Shareef O’Neal will sit out the entire upcoming basketball season because of a heart condition that the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal says is “risky.”


Seattle U gives former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford contract extension

Jim Hayford, who coached the Redhawks to a 20-14 record in his first season, received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university was holding a …


UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Don’t tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Calhoun says the program inherited by Dan Hurley is still the same one …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …


Michigan’s John Beilein has successful double bypass surgery

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein underwent a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recover, the school said Tuesday.


Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, to play basketball at UCLA

The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month.


Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. …