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Michigan's Stauskas, Robinson to enter draft
Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III have decided to enter the NBA draft.

Calipari content at UK, not moved by NBA
John Calipari told ESPN on Tuesday that he is more motivated by helping his players at Kentucky than he would be building the value of an NBA franchise.

NCAA council OKs unlimited meals, snacks
The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.

Administrators: NCAA system must change
A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.

Improving Tarkanian suffered heart attack
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.

UK's Cauley-Stein returns for junior season
Kentucky sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein will return to the Wildcats for his junior season.

Harrell tweets that he'll return to Louisville
Montrezl Harrell, who averaged 14 points and 8.4 rebounds per game last season, tweeted Monday afternoon that he will return to Louisville.

Syracuse sophomore Grant off to NBA draft
Jerami Grant is leaving Syracuse after his sophomore season, the school announced Monday.

Spartans sophomore Harris will enter draft
Michigan State sophomore guard Gary Harris is leaving for the NBA, sources told ESPN.

UConn title teams honored with joint parade
Huge crowds turned out for a downtown Hartford victory parade and rally celebrating the national championships won by the University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams.

Iowa St. lands ex-UNLV star Dejean-Jones
One of the rare setbacks Iowa State suffered last season came in February, when five-star prep shooting guard Rashad Vaughn chose UNLV over the Cyclones.

BU G Watson Jr. will transfer to Creighton
Maurice Watson Jr., the former Boston University point guard, announced on Sunday he will transfer to Creighton.

Ohio State lands Hokies transfer Thompson
Ohio State has landed Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson.

Source: St. John's Obekpa now wants to stay
Sophomore center Chris Obekpa has had a change of heart and wants to return to St. John's, a source close to the program told

Ex-L'ville G Ware transferring to Georgia St.
Kevin Ware is headed closer to home and will transfer to Georgia State, he confirmed in a text message to

Sources: Mack to remain as Xavier coach
Chris Mack will remain at Xavier.

Tarkanian improving but remains in hospital
A family member says former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is being treated for pneumonia and a possible heart attack at a Las Vegas hospital.

Sweet deal: Iowa State's Hoiberg gets raise
Iowa State has given coach Fred Hoiberg a $600,000 a year raise after the team's Sweet 16 appearance, bumping his average salary to $2.6 million.

Creighton's McDermott accepts Wooden Award
Doug McDermott of Creighton has accepted the John R. Wooden Award, one of several honors the senior won this year as college basketball's player of the year.

Manning to keep Childress on staff at Wake
New Wake Forest coach Danny Manning says he's keeping Randolph Childress as one of his assistants.

Payne honored for bond with cancer patient
Adreian Payne of Michigan State was honored at the John R. Wooden Award gala Friday night for his friendship with a cancer-stricken 8-year-old girl.

Xavier's Martin transferring for final season
Xavier forward Justin Martin has decided to transfer for his final season, leaving the Musketeers without the top two scorers from this past season's NCAA tournament team.

Stokes leaving Tennessee to enter NBA draft
Jarnell Stokes is bypassing his senior season at Tennessee to enter the NBA draft.

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed
Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released Friday from three outside experts.

Judge rulings keep O'Bannon suit set for trial
Ed O'Bannon's antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA is set to proceed to trial after a federal judge on Friday denied each party's motion for a full ruling in its favor, USA Today Sports reported.

NCAA sets attendance record at Final Four
The Final Four broke an NCAA attendance record.

UConn fans win again with burrito bonanza
A group of burrito franchisees gave away close to $500,000 in business as part of a promotion that rewarded fans of the University of Connecticut Huskies basketball teams.

Carter, Lapray transferring out of Oregon
Oregon forward Ben Carter and guard A.J. Lapray have decided to leave the Ducks.

Report: Calipari clamors for NCAA change
In his new book, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari likens the NCAA to the dying Soviet Union and admonishes college sports' governing body for not changing with the times, according to a report.

Missouri kicks twice-arrested Price off team
A former Missouri basketball player is seeking a protection order against Zach Price, who remains suspended from the team after being arrested twice for allegedly assaulting his roommate and a woman.

Source: Stauskas to exit Michigan, enter NBA
Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told on Thursday.

Western Illinois coach Molinari steps down
Jim Molinari has resigned as Western Illinois' basketball coach.

Sources: Cal has interest in Xavier's Mack
California has strong interest in Xavier's Chris Mack as its new basketball coach, multiple sources told on Thursday.

Houston's Thomas, House denied transfers
The Houston Cougars' top two scorers, junior forward TaShawn Thomas and sophomore guard Danuel House, both want off the team and transfers to new schools.

Kansas big man Embiid entering NBA draft
Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft.

Sources: Randle to draft; Randle: Not yet
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle will leave school after one season in a move that was anticipated prior to the start of the year, multiple sources told ESPN. However, Randle disputed that on Twitter later Wednesday.

UMass' Gordon: First openly gay D-I player
Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, stepped forward Wednesday as the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball, sharing his story with ESPN and Outsports.

Silver: NBA may look to help NCAA athletes
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is so intent on keeping basketball players in college for another year that he said the NBA might consider subsidizing athletes to make them feel better about staying.

Frosh Walker to wait on NBA, return to Florida
Florida freshman big man Chris Walker, who was a potential first-round pick despite only averaging 4.8 minutes per game, has decided to return to school.

Spartans mourning loss of 'Princess Lacey'
Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer patient known as "Princess Lacey" who forged a bond with the Michigan State basketball team and Adreian Payne, died overnight Wednesday, the family said.

UConn celebration continues with title sweep
UConn forward DeAndre Daniels got a chance to storm the court at Gampel Pavilion as a fan Tuesday night, joining thousands of other UConn students in celebrating the school's dual national basketball titles.

Napier, UConn overpower Kentucky for title
Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

Napier wins Final Four MOP, cites redemption
Connecticut's exclusive club of elite guards welcomed a new member Monday night.

Calipari shoots down speculation about NBA
John Calipari says his immediate future will remain at Kentucky, not the NBA.

App State to release PG Graham from LOI
New Appalachian State coach Jim Fox told ESPN that he will release talented point guard Devonte Graham from his letter of intent.

LeBron praises ex-teammate, new champ Ollie
LeBron James remembers just about every detail from his days playing alongside Kevin Ollie in Cleveland, including that the newly crowned coach of the NCAA champions wore No. 12.

Manning looks for 'new foundation ' at Wake
Wake Forest is hoping Danny Manning can turn around its slumping basketball team. No miracles needed.

Kentucky fan keeping championship tattoo
The Kentucky Wildcats fell short of winning the title Monday night, but Tyler Austin Black said his right calf will always say differently.

Tourney sets 2 attendance marks in title game
The NCAA tournament set two attendance records Monday night as Connecticut beat Kentucky 60-54 for the national title.

Draft-bound Warren: NBA 'a lifelong dream'
North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is taking his high-scoring game to the NBA.

Young returning to Oregon for senior season
Oregon point guard Joseph Young says he's returning to the Ducks for his senior season.

Terps grant Faust, Cleare, Peters transfers
Maryland has lost three players and is on the verge of losing an assistant coach.

N. Dakota St. promotes Richman to head job
North Dakota State has promoted assistant David Richman to replace Saul Phillips, the school announced Tuesday.

IPFW's Jasick hired as coach at Jacksonville
Jacksonville University has hired Tony Jasick as its men's basketball coach.

Former Knight assistant Waltman dies at 72
Royce Waltman captivated Indiana's basketball fans with his folksy attitude and a penchant for winning.

Appalachian St. hires Davidson's Fox as coach
Appalachian State has hired Davidson assistant Jim Fox to coach its men's basketball team.

Dayton's Scott to be arraigned for assault
Court records show a University of Dayton basketball player has been charged with domestic violence and assault.

'Humbled' Masiello retained by Manhattan
Manhattan has decided to retain coach Steve Masiello and will reinstate him once he completes his undergraduate degree, the school announced Monday.

Okla. State's Smart says he's entering draft
After a tumultuous sophomore season, Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart has decided to enter the NBA draft.

Mourning, three others make Naismith Hall
Alonzo Mourning and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams have been voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

NCAA, Calipari opposed to one-and-done
NCAA officials and Kentucky coach John Calipari at least agree on something: The one-and-done rule in college basketball needs to be revised.

Bird of different feather: Ducks PG tries WR
Johnathan Loyd, who is the winningest player in Oregon basketball history and was a four-year starter for Dana Altman, will use his fifth-year of NCAA eligibility to play wide receiver for the Ducks, the university said in a statement.

Auburn hires former Tiger Person as assistant
Former Auburn All-American and NBA player Chuck Person is returning to the school as an assistant coach.

FAU hires ex-NBA coach Curry to replace Jarvis
The Florida Atlantic Owls have hired former NBA player and coach Michael Curry as their new coach.

College basketball analyst Phelps leaving ESPN
ESPN college basketball analyst Digger Phelps announced during Monday night's "College GameDay" that he is leaving ESPN.

Wisconsin frosh blames himself for loss to UK
Wisconsin freshman Nigel Hayes blamed himself for the Badgers' loss to Kentucky in the Final Four.

Emmert: Unionization 'grossly inappropriate'
The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.

Final Four sets attendance record at 79,444
The Final Four has set an NCAA basketball attendance record at the billion-dollar home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Badgers' Dekker, Kaminsky pledge to return
Wisconsin's duo of Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky remained steadfast after Saturday night's loss to Kentucky that they will both be back next season for the Badgers.

Ohio hires NDSU's Phillips as new head coach
Ohio has hired North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips to replace Jim Christian as head coach, the university's athletic department announced on its website late Saturday night.

Final Four: Moment of silence held for Fort Hood
Final Four organizers held a moment of silence Saturday for the victims of the second mass shooting in five years at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post about 140 miles to the south.

McDermott honored as Wooden Award POY
Creighton senior Doug McDermott added more accolades to a special season and increased his trophy haul by securing the John R. Wooden Award for the men's player of the year.

Hoyas' Ayegba leaving early; Bowen to stay
Georgetown center Moses Ayegba will not return to the team next season, while guard Aaron Bowen will be back.

New Wake coach Manning 'humbled' by hire
Wake Forest has agreed to a deal with Tulsa's Danny Manning for him to become the Demon Deacons' coach, the school announced Friday.

Siena beats Fresno State to claim CBI title
Tournament MVP Brett Bisping had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Siena cruised past Fresno State 81-68 in the decisive Game 3 of the College Basketball Invitational championship series Saturday.

College Football Playoff studying Final Four
It's not just the college basketball world that has its eyes on the Final Four at AT&T Stadium this weekend. The upcoming College Football Playoff is paying attention too.

PG Lewis to transfer to Butler from NC State
North Carolina State sophomore point guard Tyler Lewis said Friday he's transferring to Butler.

Sources: Baker will return to Wichita State
Wichita State sophomore guard Ron Baker will return to school for his junior year, sources close to the situation told

Union organizer: Other players have interest
Players from other universities have expressed interest in forming unions in the wake of the landmark decision last week involving the Northwestern football team, a union organizer said Friday.

Tourney payout: Big Ten is the big winner
The Big Ten will make the most money of any conference from this year's men's NCAA tournament.

UNLV's Smith to skip senior season, go pro
UNLV forward Roscoe Smith, the Mountain West Conference's leading rebounder last season, will forgo his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

Gophers claim NIT in 1st year under Pitino
Minnesota beats SMU 65-63 to win NIT

GW guard McDonald has surgery on left hip
George Washington sophomore guard Joe McDonald has had surgery on his left hip and is expected to be ready for next season.

McAdoo to exit UNC early, enter NBA draft
North Carolina junior forward James Michael McAdoo will forgo his final year in college and enter the NBA draft.

Sampson 'moves on' with new Houston job
Kelvin Sampson is taking over as Houston's new basketball coach, vowing that NCAA compliance will be his staff's highest priority.

McDermott, Marshall win annual AP honors
Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year.

Mizzou's Price suspended after two arrests
Missouri basketball player Zach Price is suspended from the team after being arrested twice for allegedly assaulting his roommate and a woman.

New BC coach Christian ready to 'get to work'
Boston College has hired former Ohio University coach Jim Christian to lead its men's basketball program.

Utah's Krystkowiak agrees to 5-year deal
Utah athletic director Chris Hill says that basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has agreed in principle to a new five-year deal.

Shot-blocker Obekpa departing St. John's
St. John's sophomore center Chris Obekpa is leaving the school after two seasons either to transfer or turn pro, a source close to the program said Thursday.

Ex-L'ville F Behanan cited for pot possession
Former University of Louisville forward Chane Behanan's troubled year has continued after being cited for marijuana possession early Wednesday morning in Louisville.

SEC leading scorer Brown to enter NBA draft
Missouri junior guard Jabari Brown, an all-SEC pick who led the conference in scoring, announced he will enter his name in the NBA draft.

Dawgs give 2-year contract extension to Fox
Georgia coach Mark Fox has been given a two-year contract extension following a season in which athletic director Greg McGarity says he saw "very encouraging" improvement.

Kent confident WSU can bounce back quickly
New Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent says the rebuilding project he faces in Pullman won't be a long one.

Okafor, West edge East in McDonald's game
Jahlil Okafor and Justin Jackson are ready for the rivalry on Tobacco Road.

Fresno St. ties up CBI finals against Siena
Tyler Johnson and Cezar Guerrero combined for 25 points in a first-half barrage, and Fresno State beat Siena 89-75 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational to set up a decisive third game.

Boston U. losing three players to transfers
Having already lost its three senior co-captains to graduation, Boston University absorbed another blow as Maurice Watson Jr., Malik Thomas and James Kennedy will transfer, the school confirmed Wednesday.

Agent alleges he paid UCLA player Honeycutt
A former agent says that he paid ex-UCLA Bruins basketball player Tyler Honeycutt more than $55,000 from 2009-2011, and that Honeycutt eventually signed with another agent.