LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added Milt Wagner as its men's basketball director of player development and alumni relations, reuniting the Cardinals scoring great with former teammate and first-year head coach Kenny Payne.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has signed former St. Bonaventure shooting guard Dominick Welch.
The Crimson Tide announced the signing Monday of the program's second transfer this offseason, joining former Ohio point guard Mark Sears.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers' top player, Trayce Jackson-Davis, will be on the court next season after he withdrew from the NBA draft Friday.
Jackson-Davis still has two years of eligibility remaining and will begin his senior season ranked No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars, his lawyers say, citing a letter in which he told Daniels: “I am truly sorry.”
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Valparaiso has hired Charles Small as its athletic director.
The former Iowa State administrator will become the first Black athletic director in school history and begins his job July 1.
Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches.
Day’s raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches along with Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and putting his contract in line with recent deals given to Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and LSU’s Brian Kelly.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice.
The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July, announced the hiring Tuesday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed forward Julian Phillips, the fourth high school All-American and seventh five-star prospect to join the Volunteers under men's basketball coach Rick Barnes.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 15 points, Kelsey Plum had 14 points and 11 assists and the Las Vegas Aces rolled to a 96-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.
Wilson also had seven rebounds and five blocks to help Las Vegas improve to 3-1 overall and 2-1 on the road.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officially signed graduate transfer and St. Bonaventure guard Kyle Lofton on Friday, a potentially huge addition for new coach Todd Golden.
Lofton earned All-Atlantic 10 honors each of the past three seasons while totaling 1,613 points and 604 assists.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two-time Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year Osun Osunniyi on Friday announced he's transferring to Iowa State.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia.
Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday.
The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17 games for the Longhorns.
Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added Boston College transfer Brevin Galloway to its men's basketball roster.
Galloway is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound guard who is from Anderson, South Carolina. Next year will be Galloway's sixth in college.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Texas A&M guard Hassan Diarra announced Wednesday that he is transferring to UConn.
Diarra made the decision public on Twitter and later confirmed it in an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday.
Speraw began his career as a graduate assistant under Lute Olson on Iowa’s 1980 Final Four team and ended it as a 12-year assistant under McCaffery.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Mike Woodson is bringing back fan favorite Jordan Hulls as the Hoosiers' team and recruiting coordinator.
Hulls, who attended high school at nearby Bloomington South, scored 1,318 career points at Indiana and was part of the team that upset No.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach Thad Matta landed his second big man in less than a week Monday, announcing the addition of 6-foot-11 Manny Bates from North Carolina State.
The grad transfer had 147 blocks, fourth in school history, and shot 64.7% from the field in two seasons with the Wolfpack.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ian Jackson and Johnuel “Boogie” Fland are among the brightest stars in the firmament of high school basketball and now have business deals to prove it.
The New York City teens and friendly rivals are cashing in on their name, image and likeness through marketing contracts often referred to as NIL deals.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has added former Wofford guard Max Klesmit as the Badgers continue reshaping their roster.
Klesmit, who is from Neenah, Wisconsin, scored 14.9 points per game for Wofford this past season and earned third-team all-Southern Conference honors.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The latest lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill by college sports leaders come as the NCAA tries to rein in booster organizations funding questionable sponsorship deals for athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses.
An agent for a prominent college athlete finally said out loud what schools likely hear in private: Pay the player more, or he will transfer to a school that will.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The commissioners of the Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 are scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to lobby for federal legislation to regulate name, image and likeness compensation to athletes.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State fired athletic director Darron Boatright on Wednesday amid growing criticism over the university's inability to compete in the new market of name, image and likeness payments to athletes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Akok Akok is transferring to Georgetown from UConn, the latest in a series of additions and subtractions for coach Patrick Ewing's Hoyas after the worst men's basketball season in Big East history.
WACO, Texas (AP) — BYU forward Caleb Lohner is transferring to Baylor, a return to his home state after two seasons with the Cougars.
Baylor coach Scott Drew said Monday that the 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward had signed a financial-aid contract with the Big 12 Conference school.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shooting guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed during a game in December 2020 and hasn’t practiced or played since, entered the NCAA transfer portal Sunday with hopes of resuming his college career.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Graduate transfer Emmitt Matthews plans to finish his career where it started at West Virginia after playing one season in between at Washington.
The forward announced Friday on Twitter and Instagram that he will transfer back to West Virginia, where he spent his first three seasons, including 67 as a starter.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tweeted that assistant Jai Lucas is leaving the Wildcats to join the staff of first-year Duke coach Jon Scheyer.
Duke hasn’t commented publicly on its assistant coach vacancy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Carey and Collin Holloway became the fifth and sixth Georgetown basketball players to enter the NCAA transfer portal this spring.
The school announced the moves Friday. Kobe Clark Timothy Ighoefe, Tyler Beard and Jalin Billingsley already entered the portal, and leading scorer Aminu Mohammed opted to test the NBA draft waters.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos reported near-record March house winnings, while the airport in Las Vegas reported passenger traffic almost as heavy as pre-pandemic levels and tourism officials marked another big jump in visitor volume.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard David Singleton is returning for a fifth year with the Bruins, while center Myles Johnson is leaving the team to finish his graduate degree in electrical engineering.
Both players announced their plans on social media Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright patted his chest in appreciation of the cheering crowd before he threw a first pitch to Phillies manager Joe Girardi.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Rasir Bolton has become the fifth starter to declare for the NBA draft.
“To Zag Nation and the Spokane Community, I love you guys! I appreciate the love and support you all had for us as a team and for welcoming me with open arms, I am forever grateful!” Bolton wrote on social media.
DALLAS (AP) — All that mattered to Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness was getting the point they needed to wrap up a playoff spot. He wasn't even concerned about how they ended up in overtime.
“We're in,” Bowness said after the Stars lost 4-3 in overtime to Arizona, which overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third period Wednesday night.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Following a trip to the NCAA Tournament, Akron has extended coach John Groce's contract through the 2029-30 season.
Groce led the Zips to Mid-American Conference tournament title last season and the league's automatic NCAA bid.
One of Mark Emmert's go-to lines when talking about his role as NCAA president and the extent of his power to lead the association is to explain how those outside college sports mistakenly believe his job is similar to that of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Nate Schmidt has been promoted from recruiting and player development coordinator to assistant coach at Iowa State.
Coach T.J. Otzelberger announced the move Wednesday as part of a staff shuffle following the recent departure of Daniyal Robinson to become the head coach at Cleveland State.
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams has a new contract that includes a hefty pay raise and extends his deal through the 2026-27 season after leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as head coach.
Highlights from the tenure of NCAA President Mark Emmert, who announced Tuesday that he will step down no later than June 2023:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota men's basketball team has finalized the addition of two transfers, forward Dawson Garcia from North Carolina and guard Ta’Lon Cooper from Morehead State.
The university announced the addition of Garcia and Cooper on Tuesday.
It wasn’t hard to spot Roy Williams during his first year of retirement.
He visited arenas across the country for games, including every step of North Carolina’s wild ride to the NCAA championship game against Kansas, a matchup of two programs he once coached.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers on Monday ended a spring break with more room to cut taxes and boost state spending than they had even a few weeks ago but potentially facing another debate over political redistricting.
BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents sentenced to prison in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal appealed their convictions on Monday, saying they believed they were making legitimate donations to get their children into elite universities.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has hired Billy Donlon as associate head coach and Sean Dixon as assistant for men's basketball.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the additions Monday.
Donlon will make $450,000 a year for the two-year deal.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman Moussa Diabate is entering the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-11 forward announced his plans on Monday, a day after standout center Hunter Dickinson decided to return for his junior season.