• Gregg Marshall does right by Alex Lomax with NLI release

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis introduced Penny Hardaway as its new head coach Tuesday morning, with the former Tiger great and Memphis native making his triumphant return to campus. And it didn’t take long for Hardaway’s hiring to have an impact on the recruiting trail either, as the point guard who led Hardaway’s..." March 21

  • Report: Pitt offering Dan Hurley more than $3 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Hurley has a very difficult decision to make now that his sixth season as the head coach of Rhode Island has come to a close, and that decision may come down to three things — money, sentiment and prestige. If money is the most important factor in determining where he wants to coach next..." March 20

  • Max Kellerman Believes Michigan State Deserves NCAA Death Penalty and Tom Izzo Should Leave

    Complex "On Monday, ESPN's Max Kellerman came out with some strong words for Michigan State, saying specifically that their basketball coach of the past 23 years (Tom Izzo) should leave the program, and also that the school should undoubtedly receive the NCAA death penalty, presumably for their..." March 20

  • Purdue reportedly asks engineers to design NCAA-approved brace for Isaac Haas

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Purdue Boilermakers are in the Sweet 16 of this year's NCAA Tournament, but they are in serious danger of playing another game without star center Isaac Haas. Haas, a 7-2 senior, suffered a fractured elbow in the first game of the tournament on Friday when going for a rebound. He tried to..." March 20

  • UConn 'closing in on' Dan Hurley as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "UConn is "closing in on an agreement" to hire Dan Hurley as its new head basketball coach, according to a report by The New Haven Register. Citing a source, the newspaper says there has been "considerable movement" over the last day and a deal is likely with the former St. Anthony and Seton Hall..." March 19

  • NBA trailblazer Spencer Haywood still sees flawed NCAA system: 'It does have a tinge of slavery'

    Sporting News "When Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood heard Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy bring up racism last month when discussing basketball’s rules about when players can begin their pro careers, he found himself nodding in agreement. And he’d even go beyond that — not only is there racism in the one-and-done..." March 19

  • Report: NCAA issues will keep Larry Brown from joining Penny Hardaway’s staff

    Larry Brown Sports "A very bizarre Penny Hardaway-Larry Brown dream team will not be formed at Memphis. Though there were some rumors that Hardaway had interest in bringing Brown on as an assistant upon landing the Memphis job, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that “multiple NCAA issues” will scuttle that possibility." March 19

  • Penny Hardaway agrees to be next Memphis coach

    ESPN "Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to a deal to become the Tigers head coach and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. Hardaway, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, will replace Tubby Smith, who was fired after just two seasons earlier this..." March 19

  • CBS And Turner Announced Tip Times And Commentators For The Sweet 16

    Dime Magazine "The first weekend of the 2018 NCAA Tournament certainly lived up to the title of March Madness, with six of the 12 highest seeded teams losing in the first two rounds. That means the Sweet 16 this coming weekend will be filled with games featuring matchups very few saw coming. The optimistic..." March 19

  • Michigan State's Tom Izzo says he'll return: 'I've never run from anything'

    Detroit Free Press "A lot of decisions are ahead in Michigan State’s program. Neither Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. nor Nick Ward would say if they plan to return next season or turn pro. Tom Izzo already has made his mind up. “I don't plan on going anywhere. I got a job to do,” Izzo said after MSU’s..." March 19

  • Bruce Pearl on his future: ‘I want to stay at Auburn’

    USA Today "Bruce Pearl laid out the way for him to easily remain the head men’s basketball coach at Auburn University. Following 84-53 loss to Clemson in NCAA Tournament second round game Sunday, Auburn’s head coach stated his desire and ‘anticipation’ to be back as Auburn’s head coach for his fifth..." March 19

  • UMBC preparing offer to try to keep coach Ryan Odom

    Larry Brown Sports "The UMBC Retrievers are facing a problem that many other successful NCAA Tournament mid-majors have faced — a highly thought-of coach who will be the target of bigger schools. The Retrievers are, however, preparing an offer in an effort to keep coach Ryan Odom in the fold. “We need to do..." March 19

  • Steph Curry gifts 'unreleased shoes' to Retrievers for Sunday's game

    ESPN "The UMBC buzz has reached the NBA following the Retrievers' historic win over No. 1 seed Virginia in the NCAA tournament. Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry supplied shoes and "swag" for the Retrievers that they will wear against Kansas State on Sunday, per the UMBC official Twitter..." March 18

  • Haas will try to find NCAA approved brace for next round

    Indianapolis Star "Isaac Haas had a bulky brace on his right arm during warmups Sunday before Purdue played Butler in the NCAA tournament. It might have held his broken elbow steady, but it didn't meet NCAA standards enough to clear him to play — though Boilermakers coach Matt Painter poured cold water on that..." March 18

  • UMBC files for trademarks after historic upset

    ESPN "Officials with University of Maryland Baltimore County have had a busy couple of days since their Retrievers on Friday became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. That included filing for a few trademarks on Saturday morning with the U.S. Patent &..." March 18

  • Shareef O'Neal 'I'm Cool with The NBA Age Limit ... But Hey, Some Kids Need Money!'

    TMZ "Here's high school basketball phenom Shareef O'Neal going deep on one of the hottest topics in basketball -- the NBA age limit (19) ... which screws some players and helps others. 'Reef gets that not everyone grew up with Shaq money and some players need to get those life-changing checks ASAP,..." March 18

  • Purdue's Haas sits; NCAA doesn't clear elbow brace

    CBS Sports "No. 2 seed Purdue won its first round game on Friday, but lost center Isaac Haas, who suffered a fractured elbow. Haas practiced with the team on Saturday with a brace and was labeled as a game time decision leading up to the Boilermakers' second round game against Butler, however he will not..." March 18

  • Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

    Larry Brown Sports "Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis. According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing for NCAA clearance in order to possibly..." March 17

  • Duke player’s mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

    Sportsnaut "The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along. Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various..." March 17

  • Isaac Haas injury update: Purdue center practices with brace after being ruled out

    CBS Sports "No. 2 seed Purdue got a bit of good news Saturday: The Boilermakers might not be losing Isaac Haas, their starting center, after all. Purdue advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Cal State Fullerton 74-48 Friday, but Haas, a senior, broke his right elbow during the..." March 17

  • Zero perfect NCAA brackets left: These 5 upsets busted the most March Madness entries

    CBS Sports "If you're high-stepping around the living room and showboating about the CBS Sports bracket you claim is still perfectly intact, well, then chances are you're lying. As of Friday evening there was only one perfect bracket remaining, and that bracketeer -- which had to sweat it out after No. 4..." March 17

  • Virginia coach Tony Bennett concedes 'thorough butt-whooping'

    ESPN "Coach Tony Bennett couldn't explain it any better Friday night. His Virginia Cavaliers, who became the first No. 1 seed to fall to a No. 16 in NCAA tournament history, simply were outmatched. "We got our butts whipped," Bennett told CBS after the Cavaliers' 74-54 loss to the UMBC Retrievers...." March 17

  • Purdue basketball's Isaac Haas out for remainder of season with fractured elbow

    Journal & Courier "Purdue announced after Friday's 74-48 victory over Cal State Fullerton that Isaac Haas will miss the remainder of the NCAA Tournament with a fractured right elbow. Haas suffered the injury in the second half but returned to the game. He posted nine points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes." March 16

  • Why Butler Blue III, the adorable bulldog mascot, can't attend NCAA Tournament games

    CBS Sports "The Butler Bulldogs are in their 10th NCAA Tournament in 12 years. It's almost automatic that this proud program out of Indianapolis gets a ticket to the Big Dance. But with that comes an annual lament: one of the most popular live mascots in college sports is shunned from attending the games,..." March 16

  • Eight Pitt basketball players reportedly request transfers after Kevin Stallings firing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Eight Pitt men’s basketball players have requested their release from the program in order to transfer, according to a report Friday from ESPN. The moves come eight days after coach Kevin Stallings was fired after two seasons. In Stallings’ final season, a team with 11 new players — seven..." March 16

  • Kentucky's streak of 1,047 games with a 3-pointer is over

    CBS Sports "The Kentucky Wildcats advanced into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 78-73 win over No. 12 seed Davidson on Thursday afternoon, but they lost their grip on one of the more remarkable streaks in all of NCAA. The Wildcats went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc against Davidson, which..." March 16

  • It's official: Tom Crean is UGA's men's basketball coach

    247 Sports "Tom Crean is officially the new men's basketball coach at Georgia. The veteran coach was approved by Georgia's athletic board on Thursday evening, a meeting that was held via phone with UGA President Jere Moorhead and J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity working from a car at the Ben..." March 15

  • Kansas hopes to have Udoka Azubuike available Saturday

    ESPN "Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that he hopes to have center Udoka Azubuike available Saturday. Azubuike played just three minutes in the Jayhawks' 76-60 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He missed the three games in the Big 12 tournament with a left knee..." March 15

  • Ole Miss hires Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis to replace Andy Kennedy

    CBS Sports "Kermit Davis -- who has won 81 games (and counting) the past three seasons at Middle Tennessee -- has reached an agreement to succeed Andy Kennedy as Ole Miss' men's basketball coach, the school announced early Thursday. Davis, a Mississippi State alumnus, will continue to coach Middle..." March 15

  • Steve Alford is expected to return to UCLA despite poor finish

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Alford does not appear to be in imminent danger of losing his job after guiding UCLA to its earliest exit in NCAA tournament history. Barring a departure of his own choosing, he's expected to return for a sixth season coaching the Bruins after securing another highly touted six-man..." March 15

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