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Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must meet in proving his ouster was justified. The union agreement requires a showing of serious misconduct. UConn had argued that Ollie’s personal contract superseded union protections, allowing it to fire him for a broader range of offenses.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse are both trying to revive college basketball programs in Tennessee about 200 miles apart. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA before returning to alma mater at Memphis; Stackhouse lasted 18 years in the league and after the former North Carolina star’s tenure coaching in the G League he has taken over at Vanderbilt.
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NCAA’s agent certification process draws concern, criticism

There are concerns about the NCAA’s new requirements allowing men’s basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The NCAA has outlined its certification process for agents requiring a college bachelor’s degree as well as certification from the NBA players union. That educational requirement has led to criticism and concern from some, including NBA All-Star LeBron James on Twitter.