More Men's College Basketball News

Penalty-free Pearl 'normal again' at Auburn
For the first time since 2011, Bruce Pearl is back to work at 100 percent.

Ewing helps to pledge $3.3M to Georgetown
Former Georgetown Hoyas star Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk will contribute $3.3 million toward the Hoyas' new athletic facility, the school announced Monday.

Judge asked to reject NCAA head-injury deal
A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.

USC AD Haden hospitalized over weekend
USC athletic director Pat Haden was hospitalized twice over the weekend.

Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow
Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.

Auburn lands No. 10 small forward Purifoy
Roughly four hours before his show-cause penalty was set to expire, Bruce Pearl scored a major commitment from ESPN 100 small forward Danjel Purifoy, giving Auburn a huge boost of momentum heading into what was already expected to be a big weekend.

A&M gets commit from No. 21 prospect Davis
Texas A&M landed a major commitment on Friday morning from Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from nearby Plano, Texas, and Plano West High School. Davis is ranked as the 21st overall prospect and sixth-best center in the current ESPN 100.

NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

UConn agrees to play Arizona, Ohio State
Connecticut and Arizona, a pair of powerhouse programs, will play each other in a two-year, home-and-home agreement that both schools announced on Wednesday.

Beavers' Baker in ICU; required defibrillator
An Oregon State athletic department spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team suffered "an apparent cardiac-related medical incident" and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Lawsuit: Tulsa failed to protect woman from player
The Department of Education is investigating 76 colleges and universities for their handling of Title IX complaints. A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the University of Tulsa failed to protect a student from sexual assault.

Blue Jays oppose Creighton's trademark bid
The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team.

Source: Ex-Vandy G Johnson to join Memphis
Former Vanderbilt Commodores standout Kedren Johnson committed to play for the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday, a source close to the program confirmed to

Spartans' Forbes cleared to play this season
Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will not have to sit out this season after transferring from Cleveland State.

Sources: Charleston close to naming coach
The College of Charleston is expected to have a coach to replace the fired Doug Wojcik by the end of the week after concluding six interviews by Tuesday, multiple sources told ESPN.

Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships
The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to students-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.

MAC, ESPN agree to new 13-year media deal
The Mid-American Conference and ESPN have agreed to a new 13-year media rights deal through 2026-27.

No. 44 overall recruit Ali commits to UCLA
UCLA has secured a commitment from Prince Ali, who is one of the best playmakers in the class of 2015.

Report: VCU's Weber banned for iPhone flap
VCU Rams point guard Briante Weber has been suspended for the season opener against Tennessee and an exhibition game for a violation of team rules, the school announced Friday.

Michigan's LeVert returns after foot injury
Michigan guard Caris LeVert is back playing again after surgery for a stress fracture in his foot.

Slive: College sports in 'historic evolution'
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive says college sports is undergoing a 'historic evolution.'

O'Bannon: NCAA ruling is 'just the beginning'
In his first extensive interview since a federal judge ruled that college athletes can share in the billions of dollars generated from broadcast and other media contracts, Ed O'Bannon said that he is satisfied with the gains made by athletes.

Self: Wiggins wants to be traded to Wolves
Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.

NCAA board votes to allow Power 5 autonomy
The power conferences in major college sports just got a little more powerful.

Rule tweak encourages coaches to know CPR
Division I head coaches and their assistants, as well as any other full-time coaches, are being encouraged to be certified in CPR and to know how to use an automatic external defibrillator.

Charleston players 'forgive' fired Wojcik
College of Charleston basketball players say they agreed with the dismissal of men's coach Doug Wojcik after allegations of verbal abuse and they "forgive" him.

Champions Classic, Maui boast strong fields
The Champions Classic once again will serve up early marquee matchups as ESPN released the pairings for seven more college basketball tournaments on Wednesday.

Sources: Transfer Godfrey lands at Memphis
Memphis has added transfer Calvin Godfrey to help bolster an already-talented front line, multiple sources told ESPN.

Meals on wheels: Sooners to add food truck
The University of Oklahoma has found a creative way to make sure it complies with the new NCAA rule that allows its athletes to receive unlimited snacks: A food truck.

Battle 4 Atlantis highlights tourney pairings
The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlight eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the 2014-15 season

Michigan frosh Wilson has surgery on pinkie
Michigan coach John Beilein says freshman forward D.J. Wilson will miss four to six weeks after surgery on his right pinkie.

No. 13 overall recruit Jeter commits to Duke
ESPN 100 power forward Chase Jeter made a verbal commitment to Duke on Monday night, announcing his decision live on ESPNU from the championship rounds of Adidas Nations Global 2014 in Long Beach, California.

Washington, Gonzaga sign deal to renew rivalry
After a decade-long layoff, Washington and Gonzaga will renew their basketball series beginning with the 2016-17 season.

Top scoring recruit Trier commits to Arizona
Arizona has secured a commitment from Allonzo Trier, arguably the most potent scorer in Class of 2015.

Pipe repairs close to completion near UCLA
Crews on Saturday finished major repairs on a nearly century-old water main that burst and poured 20 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, ruining the new court at famed Pauley Pavilion.

Kaminski kicked off MSU basketball team
Michigan State has dismissed Kenny Kaminski from its basketball program.

Athletic wing Gill-Ceasar commits to Mizzou
Missouri has landed Canadian wing Montaque Gill-Ceasar, who will re-classify into the class of 2014 and be eligible to play for the Tigers this season.