• 2 Major CBB Conferences Discussing Idea Of A Bubble

    The Spun "College basketball was the first major sport to be affected by COVID-19, as the NCAA Tournament was canceled right before Selection Sunday. The hope was that college hoops would be back without any hiccups next season, but that might not be possible. Five months have passed since the..." August 06

  • College basketball referees, officials stuck in limbo as they await season call

    CBS Sports "It's late afternoon on an early August Tuesday and Evon Burroughs is on patrol. The police scanner crackles to life in the background. The 40-year-old is in the Special Operations Unit for the Boston PD, where he's been an officer for 16 years. Burroughs works in tactical, meaning when..." August 05

  • Rupp Arena's name will change when Black athletes stop going to Kentucky

    USA Today "A group of professors in the University of Kentucky’s African American and Africana Studies Program has resurrected the debate over Adolph Rupp in the basketball-crazed Bluegrass State once again. They argue Rupp’s name has come to stand for racial exclusivity..." August 05

  • Bill Russell backs the ‘Russell Rule’ to help improve diversity hiring in college athletics

    Boston "Bill Russell added his name to a newly-implemented rule by the West Coast Conference that will help to promote more diversity in college athletic department hirings. The “Russell Rule,” the first of its kind to be adopted by a Division I conference, stipulates that each..." August 04

  • Yves Pons withdraws name from NBA Draft, will return to Tennessee

    Rocky Top Talk "As expected, Yves Pons is set to return to Tennessee for his final season in Knoxville. Sean Farnham broke the news this afternoon, reporting that Pons has withdrawn his name from the 2020 NBA Draft. Pons declared for the draft back in April, doing exactly..." August 04

  • John Petty, Chris Smith, Javonte Smart Withdrawing From Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Alabama wing John Petty has elected to return to school for his senior year after testing the draft waters, reports Cecil Hurt of The Tuscaloosa News (Twitter link). Petty, who declared for the draft as an early entrant this spring, averaged 14.5 PPG, 6.6 RPG, and 2.5 APG..." August 03

  • Jared Butler returns to Baylor

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor got some huge news on Monday as potential All-American Jared Butler announced that he will be returning to school for his junior season, joining MaCio Teague is pulling his name out of the 2020 NBA Draft to get the band back together. Butler was Baylor’s leading scorer a..." August 03

  • WCC creates 'The Russell Rule' to encourage hiring of minority candidates

    ESPN "Bill Russell, the 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, has endorsed a measure that will make the West Coast Conference the first Division I league to require all schools to include a minority finalist for job openings in athletics, the league announced Monday. Backed by..." August 03

  • Arizona State star Remy Martin withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Arizona State star Remy Martin is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for his senior season, the Sun Devils announced Sunday. Martin has made an instant impact since arriving in Tempe. He was named the Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year during his freshman season and..." August 03

  • Luka Garza Announces Iowa Return with NSFW Meme from 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

    Bleacher Report "Iowa star Luka Garza will return to school for the 2020-21 college basketball season after withdrawing from the NBA draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Garza confirmed the news with an edited video from The Wolf of Wall Street (warning: NSFW..." August 02

  • New Mexico commit JB White killed in shooting

    Larry Brown Sports "New Mexico basketball commit Fedonta “J.B.” White was killed in a shooting Saturday morning at the age of 18. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls of a shooting at roughly 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Geoff Grammer and Kyle Land of the..." August 02

  • Kofi Cockburn going back to school giving the Illini a title-contending team

    CBS Sports "Dare to dream, Illinois fans, and dare to dream big.  That was the heart of Brad Underwood's message to Illini nation in his introductory press conference in March 2017 as he laid out a vision for the program he inherited. "I dream big,"..." August 02

  • Why did it take so long for Adolph Rupp to sign a Black player? Listen to his explanation

    USA Today "Should Adolph Rupp have been faster to integrate the Kentucky basketball program? To hear Rupp tell it, his delay in signing a Black player until 1969, six years after the university’s athletic teams were officially desegregated, was due to circumstances beyond his..." August 01

  • Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Ayo Dosunmu has some unfinished business. The Illinois star announced Friday that he has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. " August 01

  • Keith Williams to return to Cincinnati Bearcats for senior season, per reports

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati Bearcats guard Keith Williams is withdrawing his name from NBA Draft consideration to return to UC for his senior season, according to multiple reports Friday. Williams had signed with NCAA certified agent Trinity Best, leaving open the possibility that..." July 31

  • Gophers newcomer Both Gach pulls name from NBA Draft list

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gophers guard Both Gach had his name officially removed Thursday from the NBA draft’s early entry list, sources told the Star Tribune. Gach, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound Austin, Minn., native, transferred from Utah and joined his home state program earlier this..." July 31