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O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.

Iowa State guard Cooke to have hip surgeries
Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke will have surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out six to eight months.

C Thomas, No. 29 overall, picks Texas A&M
Texas A&M has capped off its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100.

N.Y. court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim
New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse ball boys against basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.

Guy (No. 39 recruit) commits to Virginia
Kyle Guy, ESPN's 39th-ranked player in the class of 2016, committed to Virginia on Monday.

Kentucky men, women embrace 'Madness'
Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar.

UConn celebrates dual titles at First Night
UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season.

Committee on Infractions calls on Syracuse
Syracuse will go before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions by the end of October

Top Cats: Kentucky No. 1 in coaches poll
Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll

Wisconsin unanimously picked to win Big Ten
Wisconsin is a unanimous favorite to win the Big Ten championship by a media panel, the league announced Thursday.

Izzo: MSU leadership is stronger this season
Players and coaches agree that Michigan State had leadership problems that impacted the team last year. But they're determined to avoid the same issues in 2014-15.

Vanderbilt AD out of hospital after procedure
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is back home after being hospitalized and having a procedure for an undisclosed issue.

Gators suspend F Walker for first two games
Florida Gators starting forward Chris Walker has been suspended for the team's first two regular-season games due to an unspecified violation of team rules, coach Billy Donovan announced Wednesday.

Slive will retire as SEC's commish in 2015
SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.

Kerr, wife pledge $1M for McKale renovation
Former University of Arizona basketball star Steve Kerr and his wife have pledged $1 million toward the ongoing renovation of McKale Center and future academic facility enhancements.

UCLA still unable to practice at Pauley Pavilion
UCLA's men's basketball team has yet to practice in Pauley Pavilion, more than 2½ months after the historic arena was flooded by a water main break near campus.

Suspended Walker withdraws from Texas
Texas guard Martez Walker, who had been suspended while facing misdemeanor assault charges involving his girlfriend, has withdrawn from school, university officials said Thursday.

UMass' Gordon: It was come out, or quit hoops
UMass guard Derrick Gordon told ESPN that he would have quit basketball if he did not come out publicly as gay last April.

No. 4-ranked Ellenson commits to Marquette
Power forward Henry Ellenson, ranked No. 4 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Marquette over finalists Michigan State and Kentucky, he told ESPN.

Pitino believes shoe companies too influential
Louisville coach Rick Pitino would like to eliminate the influence of athletic shoe companies in the recruiting process.

Paige: Heels in Final Four is a 'realistic goal'
The Tar Heels' recent history hasn't discouraged UNC players from openly talking about the Final Four this season.

Michigan St. coach Izzo has hernia surgery
Michigan State says coach Tom Izzo had hernia surgery Wednesday. He is expected back in the basketball office later this week.

Emmert has wish list for newly free Power 5
Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away.

Memphis G Johnson eligible to play this season
Memphis guard Kedren Johnson has received a waiver from the NCAA and will be able to play for the Tigers this season.

Transfer leaves Marquette before playing
Gabe Levin's brief career at Marquette has ended before he played a minute for the Golden Eagles.

James Madison suspends Nation, Vodanovich
James Madison coach Matt Brady suspended guard Andre Nation and forward Tom Vodanovich indefinitely for violating team rules.

Texas A&M's Jones eligible for start of season
Texas A&M junior Jalen Jones is eligible for the start of the upcoming season after transferring to the school from SMU.

Nebraska loses Day for season to torn ACL
Nebraska freshman forward B.J. Day will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice.

ESPN adds former coaches Robinson, Heath
Craig Robinson, the former Oregon State coach and President Barack Obama's brother-in-law, is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Calipari: Depth can support two starting units
Kentucky coach John Calipari said Friday his roster is so deep that he plans on using two five-man units to start the 2014-15 season.

Sources: NBA restores 5-on-5 at draft combine
After considering a proposal from its competition committee, the NBA will bring back 5-on-5 competition for next year's draft combine, league sources said.

UCLA extends Alford deal through 2020-21
UCLA signs coach Steve Alford to one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season

ESPNU set to televise Kentucky's practice
Kentucky's unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel will be televised live on ESPNU on Oct. 10.

Saint Joseph's loses senior Ndao for season
The Saint Joseph Hawks will be without Papa Ndao for the upcoming season because of unspecified medical reasons, it was announced Friday.

Mizzou coach: Gant, Allen have been reinstated
Missouri freshman Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen, suspended from team activities in September, have been reinstated, coach Kim Anderson said Wednesday.

Hall of Famer Calhoun joins ESPN as analyst
Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun will join ESPN's college basketball coverage this season.

Montclair State's Fiore retiring after 26 years
Ted Fiore is stepping down as Montclair State basketball coach effective Oct.14.

DePaul's Ryckbosch (torn ACL) to miss season
DePaul says forward Peter Ryckbosch will miss the upcoming season because of a torn ACL in his right knee.

PG Evans, ranked No. 36, selects Okla. St.
Point guard Jawun Evans, who is ranked No. 36 in the ESPN 100, committed to coach Travis Ford and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday.

Missouri assistant AD suspended after arrest
Missouri's point man for men's college basketball has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Two Iowa State players suspended 3 games
Iowa State's Matt Thomas and Abdel Nader will serve three-game suspensions for offseason drunken-driving arrests.

San Diego St.'s Fisher to receive Legends award
San Diego State's Steve Fisher will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor in April.