College Basketball: Breaking Stories and all the Latest from The New York Times


Here is the latest NCAA Basketball News from The New York Times.

Sports of The Times: Once Disgraced, Mike Rice Finds Redemption in Youth Basketball
The former Rutgers coach, who was fired for abusive college practices, is now teaching athletes with dreams of playing at higher levels.

College or the N.B.A? New Rule Gives Players More Time and Feedback
College basketball players this year had an extra five weeks to decide to declare for the N.B.A. draft, but consulting an agent remained a no-no.

U.C.L.A. and Under Armour in Record Sponsorship Deal
The deal will pay the university $280 million over 15 years as sportswear companies seek greater footholds in college sports.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Wolverine to Transfer
Kameron Chatman has been granted his release from Michigan’s basketball program and plans to transfer.

Ed Davender, Former Kentucky Basketball Stalwart, Dies at 49
Davender ranked 11th in Kentucky scoring with 1,637 points and eighth with 436 assists while playing with the Wildcats from 1984-88.

Sports Briefing | College Sports: Kentucky Loses Sixth Player
Forward Batouly Camara on Monday became the sixth player to leave the Kentucky women’s team since October.

In 11 Missing Words, Some See Shift in N.C.A.A. Case Against U.N.C.
The N.C.A.A.’s new notice of allegations, released on Monday, removes a reference to men’s basketball and seems to focus on the women’s team.

Grand Canyon Makes the Leap to Division I, With Star Clout
As the university pushed the men’s program to go Division I, its for-profit model became a target, with critics saying the emphasis would be on making money and appeasing shareholders instead of educating students.

A Philosophical Journey Leads Back to Basketball
Onaje X.O. Woodbine walked away from Yale to Ghana, feeling valued only for his court skills. Now he sees urban basketball as a powerful healing rite.

Sports of The Times: A Guard Out of Brooklyn Inspired Wonder and Fond Memories
Pearl Washington, one of the most celebrated guards from the borough, became the face of Syracuse’s basketball program.

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Released From the Hospital
UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted Saturday with an undisclosed ailment.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Former Iowa State Star Sues
Nikki Moody sued Coach Bill Fennelly, the university and the state for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she had been repeatedly called a “thug.”

Nikki Moody Sues Coach and Iowa State
Moody, a former Cyclones star, is suing for racial discrimination and retaliation, saying she was repeatedly called a “thug” and labeled selfish.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: U.N.L.V. Hires New Mexico State’s Marvin Menzies
The university moved swiftly to hire a new basketball coach after Chris Beard’s sudden exit.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: UConn’s Geno Auriemma, Feeling Ill, Is Hospitalized
The university said Auriemma, the women’s basketball coach, was taken to a hospital for observation with an undisclosed illness and was resting comfortably.

Memphis Pins Hopes for Revival on Tubby Smith
Memphis is turning to Smith to get the Tigers back to the N.C.A.A. tournament, something the veteran coach has already done at five other programs.

Staying Put for Second Season Was the Right Move for Utah’s Jakob Poeltl
Poeltl is entering the N.B.A. draft after a spectacular sophomore season, and his coach said he was the “poster child” for staying in college past a single year.

Texas Star May Soon Follow Mother Into W.N.B.A.
Imani Boyette, 21, a potential first-round selection in the W.N.B.A., said a gift from her mother reminded her that “there’s ups and downs, but the world keeps going.”

U.S.C. Hires Lynn Swann as Athletic Director
The selection of Swann, who played at U.S.C. in the early 1970s before the Pittsburgh Steelers, closely mirrored that of Pat Haden, who started as athletic director in 2010.

N.C.A.A. Extends Basketball Deal With CBS Sports and Turner Through 2032
The eight year deal extends the existing contract, which lasted through 2024, for an additional $8.8 billion.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Columbia Hires Coach
Columbia hired Jim Engles as its men’s basketball coach. Engles was the coach of New Jersey Institute of Technology for eight seasons.

Sports Briefing | College Basketball: More Self-Imposed Sanctions for Louisville
A release said Louisville would lose one scholarship in each of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, with official recruiting visits reduced by one in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

On College Basketball: Mighty UConn Faces a Future of Rising Powers
Even Coach Geno Auriemma seems to be predicting that the Huskies will not go undefeated next season, saying his returning players “are in for a rude awakening.”

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