College basketball

April 19, 2020 - 8:54 am
The Associated Press canvassed major sports around the world asking what the plan was to return to action. Most leagues gave aggressive and optimistic plans to start play within weeks, while fall sports said they plan to start on schedule. Key stakeholders confirmed, however, that they have less...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) plays against Utah in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 18, 2020 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected. When she’ll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was a draft Friday night like no other with players in their own homes instead of a...
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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) walks off of the court following North Carolina's 81-53 loss to Syracuse in an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
April 17, 2020 - 2:10 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft. Anthony announced his decision Friday. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill, though he had said last month he...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast guard Kelsey Jacobson answers a question during a news conference before basketball practice in Tallahassee, Fla. Kelsey Diemer, formerly Jacobson, feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
April 16, 2020 - 3:09 pm
Kelsey Diemer feels the same energy as a doctor that she did a few years ago when she was among the best 3-point shooters in college basketball. Only this is no game. Her current opponent: The coronavirus. And while there’s no parallel between a pandemic and a sporting event, Diemer sees value to...
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FIULE - In this April 13, 2020, file photo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The commissioners of the major college football conferences held a 30-minute conference call Wednesday, April 15, 2020, with Vice President Mike Pence and stressed to him that college sports could not return from the coronavirus shutdown until college campuses have re-opened. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:01 pm
The commissioners of the nation's major college football conferences held a 30-minute conference call Wednesday with Vice President Mike Pence and stressed that college sports cannot return from the coronavirus shutdown until campuses have reopened. The 10 commissioners, along with the athletic...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) plays against Utah in an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 15, 2020 - 2:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press had a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers hold a mock draft over the course of the season. This is the final installment with the draft on Friday. The coaches weren't allowed to select players for their own team. Oregon players Sabrina Ionescu and Satou...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2014, file photo, Western Michigan's Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard makes a speech to honor the men's basketball team's effort this season before Selection Sunday at Cityscape Events Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. The coronavirus pandemic didn't just wipe out the NCAA Tournament games when it hit college basketball. The coaching carousel is also on hold. Before long, WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard was dealing with restrictions on travel and external hires, and it was obvious this would not be a normal coaching search. (Junfu Han/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP)
April 15, 2020 - 2:32 am
On March 11, Western Michigan announced it was changing coaches in men’s basketball. The following day, the NCAA Tournament was canceled, and the enormity of the coronavirus crisis started to hit home throughout college sports. Before long, WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard was dealing with...
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In this June 13, 2018 file photo, grounds crew prepare TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., for the NCAA baseball College World Series. The Division I baseball championship, decided in this city of just under a half-million for the past 70 years, is among the many sporting events canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
April 14, 2020 - 9:59 pm
Five major football conference commissioners have asked the NCAA to relax some requirements to compete in Division I for four years, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor. A letter from the commissioners of the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Mid-American...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) celebrates after a play against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. Ionescu was a unanimous choice Monday, March 23, 2020, as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining Breanna Stewart, since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 14, 2020 - 7:16 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the spotlight on her growing ever brighter, Sabrina Ionescu is aware she's becoming her own brand. One of the most decorated players in women's college basketball, Ionescu is about to go pro with the WNBA draft coming up Friday. She's widely expected to be selected No. 1...
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April 14, 2020 - 6:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati eliminated its men's soccer program Tuesday as other colleges weighed cutbacks because of budget problems resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. College are grappling with revenue losses from spring sports cancellations, including the lucrative NCAA...
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