March Madness without fans? NCAA considers empty arenas for basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears as college teams cancel trips to hotspot Seattle and NHL bans work trips overseas for league employees

The NHL hasn’t gone as far as the NBA did earlier this week. The NBA sent a memo to teams on Sunday suggesting that players limit high-fives with fans and be hesitant to touch markers and items in autograph-seeking situations. Some NBA players have said they are stopping autographs altogether for the time being, and […]

Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men’s basketball coach

“He is the perfect person to re-energize our men’s basketball program,” director of athletics Nathan Pine said in a statement Tuesday. “Joe is a person of strong character and a leader who will continue to represent our core values at Air Force. He is also a championship-caliber coach who understands the Academy, what we stand […]

Cal basketball assistant coach fired in sexual harassment case

University investigators concluded after a months-long probe that Yann Hufnagel, who joined head coach Cuonzo Martin’s staff two years ago, had violated UC Berkeley’s antisexual harassment policy. Martin, whose team opens the NCAA Tournament on Friday as the highest seed in school history, fired his assistant after receiving the report from the Office for the […]

Texas women’s basketball coach Karen Aston dismissed

“After evaluating and reviewing where we stand as a program and discussing the future, we have determined to move in a different direction with our continued goals to work to contend for conference championships and NCAA elite status,” Del Conte said.

Report: conferences narrow postseason preferences to four

According to Steve Weinberg of USA Today, and based on an outline obtained by the paper, BcS officials and conference commissioners have turned their focus to four options for college football’s postseason beginning in 2014, the season after the current BcS cycles ends.  The two-page summary obtained by the paper, prepared ahead of the next […]

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The men’s study reported the average GSR for teams with a black head coach was better (84.5%) than for a team with a white head coach (82.3%). For the women, the study reported higher average GSR for teams with a woman as head coach (93.9%) than with a man (91.7%). Lapchick said in the men’s […]

UNC’s Cunningham to join NCAA basketball selection committee

White had served as chairman this year before the tournament was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kentucky athletics director and committee member Mitch Barnhart will serve as chairman for the 2020-21 season.

On this day in sport: NBA record falls, Asia enjoys basketball breakthrough, and England lose landmark rugby clash

He passed Wilt Chamberlain to reach the summit and went there in style in a match against the Utah Jazz that was played in Las Vegas, feeding off a pass from Magic Johnson and landing a sky-hook shot. It took him to 31,421 points, as he became the first of six players to date to […]

Only conference champs not the way Slive wants playoff to go

“There are plusses and minuses to that concept,” Slive said. “One is that you’re playing a couple games to determine the national champion and to make it a home game for somebody has always been perceived as a competitive advantage. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is not played at the homes of the higher seeds. […]

Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87

“In my opinion, he was never given the credit he deserved as a basketball coach,” Odom said in a statement released by the school. “He was a terrific tactician, teacher, and a fearless competitor who relished big games against the ACC’s best.”