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Arizona's Williams to pursue professional opportunitiesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona sophomore guard Brandon Williams will explore professional opportunities and forego his remaining eligibility.The school announced Williams' decision Friday.A 6-foot-2 guard from Los Angeles, Williams had a solid freshman season in 2018-19, averaging 11.5 points and 3.4 assists in 26...
Aztecs extend Dutcher's contract 3 years through 2026SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the Aztecs through the 2025-26 season.Dutcher signed the deal following one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Aztecs...
AP Sports WriterVitale exceeds cancer fundraising goal before annual galaBy JOE REEDYDick Vitale didn't know if he would reach this year's goal of raising $5 million for pediatric cancer research due to the coronavirus pandemic.It turns out he has met his goal and then some.Vitale's annual fundraising gala has...
Minnesota transfer Liam Robbins gets immediate eligibilityMINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota transfer center Liam Robbins was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, the university announced Wednesday.Robbins made the switch in April after two seasons at Drake. The 7-foot, 235-pound Robbins will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Gophers.As...
AP Basketball WriterEx-Wolfpack coach Gottfried sues NC State for buyout moneyBy AARON BEARDRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Former North Carolina State men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried is suing the school for buyout money he says has been improperly withheld.Attorneys for Gottfried - now Cal State Northridge's head coach - filed...
Son of former Syracuse hoops star Billy Owens joins OrangeSYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Chaz Owens, the son of former Syracuse All-American Billy Owens, has joined the Orange, men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim announced Wednesday.Chaz Owens spent the past year at Scotland Campus, a prep school in south-central Pennsylvania, in...
AP Sports WriterJohn Thompson spoke truth to power 'when it was hard to do'By JIM LITKEJohn Thompson opened the palm of one of his catcher's mitt-sized hands and pointed to it with the index finger of the other. The lesson of hard work was never far from his mind.''See...
AP Sports WriterJohn Thompson spoke truth to power 'when it was hard to do'By JIM LITKEJohn Thompson opened the palm of one of his catcher's mitt-sized hands and pointed to it with the index finger of the other. The lesson of hard work was never far from his mind.''See...
Arizona's Akinjo immediately eligible after waiverTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona guard James Akinjo has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will immediately be eligible after transferring from Georgetown.The decision announced Tuesday gives Akinjo two years of eligibility left.A 6-foot guard, Akinjo was the Big East freshman of...
AP Sports WriterCoaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78By JOSEPH WHITEWASHINGTON (AP) John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a ''Hoya Paranoia'' powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men's basketball championship, has died. He...
AP Sports WriterCoaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78By JOSEPH WHITEWASHINGTON (AP) John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a ''Hoya Paranoia'' powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men's basketball championship, has died. He...
Family: John Thompson, Hall of Fame basketball coach who led Georgetown to title, dead at 78WASHINGTON (AP) Family: John Thompson, Hall of Fame basketball coach who led Georgetown to title, dead at 78.

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