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New Mexico coach gets $5.7M, 6-year contract
New Mexico men's basketball coach Craig Neal has received a six-year contract worth $5.7 million.

Two men want Boeheim slander suit reinstated
Two former Syracuse ball boys urged the state's highest court to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

Wake Forest adds NFL star Crabtree's brother
Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.

Austin Peay PG Smith gets half-season ban
Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy.

Christie: Casinos, tracks can take sports bets
Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability.

Attorneys: Wojcik, Charleston reach settlement
Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school.

Marquette names Scholl new athletic director
Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl is joining Marquette University as its new athletic director, Marquette president Michael Lovell announced Tuesday.

Hogg, No. 28 in ESPN 100, picks Texas A&M
ESPN 100 No. 28 player D.J. Hogg ended his recruiting by choosing Texas A&M over Baylor and UCLA on Sunday.

Miami president Shalala to step down in 2015
Miami president Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she raised the school's profile while guiding the athletic department through a controversial move to the ACC and a scandal involving a rogue former booster.

Florida State lands two ESPN 100 recruits
Dwayne Bacon, No. 40 in the ESPN 100, and Malik Beasley, No. 51, committed to Florida State while on official visits Friday, making it a huge night of recruiting for coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff.

NCAA extends Georgia Tech's probation to '17
Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said Friday he hopes the school's extended NCAA probation announced this week is "the last time we go down this road."

Maker, No. 1 in 2016 class, to enroll in Canada
Thon Maker, the No. 1 player in the ESPN Class of 2016, and his younger brother, Matur Maker, have officially enrolled at the Athlete Institute in Canada.

Blakeney, No. 16 in ESPN 100, picks L'ville
Shooting guard Antonio Blakeney, the No. 16 player in the ESPN 100, has confirmed to ESPN Recruiting Nation that he is headed to Louisville.

Miami loses guard Reed for 4-6 months
Miami sophomore guard Davon Reed is expected to miss four to six months after surgery.

Backers push for OK on NCAA head-injury deal
Attorneys on Friday pushed for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA.

Grant glad to be back with Irish teammates
Notre Dame basketball player Jerian Grant says he appreciates his teammates more after being suspended from school and missing the second half of last season for what he calls an academic mistake.

Bob Knight unhurt in car accident with cow
Retired college basketball coach Bob Knight escaped injury when his vehicle struck a cow on a dark northern Wyoming highway.

Michigan lands Division III transfer Robinson
Michigan is adding basketball transfer Duncan Robinson from Williams College.

NCAA addresses sexual assault in handbook
The NCAA has developed a handbook for its member institutions to address universities' responsibilities in dealing with sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

NIT Season Tip-off to feature set matchups
The NIT Season Tip-Off will no longer be a bracketed event and instead will be a classic with set semifinal matchups at Madison Square Garden in New York pitting Gonzaga against Georgia and Minnesota versus St. John's.

Atlantic-10 tournament to Pittsburgh, D.C.
The Atlantic 10 will put its men's basketball tournament in Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center in 2017 and Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center in 2018, it was announced Thursday.

Beavers coaches get commitments from kids
Oregon State got commitments from 6-foot-7 small forward Tres Tinkle (ESPN No. 45) and 6-foot-4 guard Stephen Thompson Jr. (ESPN No. 55), the sons of Beavers head coach Wayne Tinkle and assistant Stephen Thompson.

Report: Arizona St. extends hoops coaches
A person familiar with the contracts says Arizona State has agreed to extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne.

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