• Kansas State players admit they celebrated instead of shaking hands with Kentucky

    CBS Sports "Of all the takeaways from Kansas State's dramatic 61-58 win vs. Kentucky in the Sweet 16, the one that has resonated well into Friday afternoon is whether or not UK's players did or did not shake hands with Kansas State players after the game. It's shocking that the buzz after Kansas State's..." March 23

  • Kentucky's John Calipari: 'No disrespect' for lack of handshakes

    ESPN "Kansas State players said they were upset after Kentucky's players and coaches left the court before taking part in a postgame handshake following Kansas State's NCAA tournament win on Thursday. Kentucky coach John Calipari said there was no disrespect meant by his team. "They didn't shake..." March 23

  • NCAA tweaks rule about braces to pave way for Isaac Haas return

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaac Haas still seems unlikely to play in Purdue’s Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday night, but an amendment the NCAA made this week to a rule regarding protective braces has made it possible. According to Andy Katz of NCAA.com, Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski worked with NCAA..." March 23

  • Purdue coach on injured Isaac Haas: 'Don't see him playing'

    ESPN "Purdue center Isaac Haas didn't practice the past two days and is unlikely to play in the Boilermakers' Sweet 16 game against Texas Tech on Friday due to a fractured elbow, coach Matt Painter said. "I don't see him playing until he can practice and show me he can shoot a right-handed free..." March 22

  • Louisville officials scheduled to meet with Xavier's Chris Mack

    CBS Sports "Louisville officials will meet with Xavier coach Chris Mack regarding its head coaching vacancy for the first time this weekend, a source confirmed to CBS Sports. The Courier-Journal reported the development earlier. Mack, who has been at the university since 2010, is a Xavier alumnus who..." March 22

  • Rhode Island's Dan Hurley to be hired as head coach at UConn

    ESPN "Rhode Island's Dan Hurley is headed to UConn on a six-year deal to become its new head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Hurley, 45, will replace Kevin Ollie, who was let go by the Huskies earlier this month after a fourth subpar season. Hurley, who informed his team of the decision early..." March 22

  • New Pittsburgh basketball coach could face hurdles with recruiting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "As the search to fill the head basketball coach vacancy at Pittsburgh continues, it appears there may be another hurdle for the candidate who takes the position. According to a report from ESPN, the Pittsburgh basketball team has just two official recruiting visits left until Aug. 1. Former..." March 22

  • Louisville parts ways with interim head coach David Padgett

    247 Sports "Louisville formally informed interim coach David Padgett that they will be finding someone else to fill the head basketball coach position on a permanent basis, Padgett told 247Sports. "They are going in a different direction," Padgett said. "They appreciated my efforts and everything I did..." March 21

  • Sources: Sean Miller, Heather Lyke have discussed Pitt coaching job

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Arizona coach Sean Miller and Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke have discussed the Panthers’ vacant head coaching position, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The former Pitt and Blackhawk standout, according to sources, is interested in the job. The past year..." March 21

  • Report | Bonzie Colson suffers fractured left foot again

    Fanrag Sports "Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior forward Bonzie Colson suffered a fractured left foot during his team’s loss to Penn State in the NIT on Saturday, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. This marks the second time Colson has sustained such an injury this season. Earlier in the year, Colson..." March 21

  • 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

  • Kentucky's Calipari warns team to not 'drink the poison'

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari is warning his players "don't drink that poison" by reading and watching comments about the team's path to the Final Four. "The poison being we have an easy road," Calipari said. "If they drink the poison, we'll be done on Thursday." Calipari isn't buying the..." 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

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