The Memphis Grizzlies have packaged its two first round picks and sent them to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies moved up in the draft to obtain Jake LaRavia of Wake Forest in Thursday's NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 forward has a reputation as a strong shooter. He started his career at Indiana State but transferred to Wake Forest. His transition to the ACC improved his play, averaging 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists last season, along with 1.7 steals.
A New York state supreme court judge has set bail at $100,000 for a Canisius College basketball recruit arrested for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school’s indoor athletic complex. Shortly after Judge Debra Givens granted bail to Sarion McGee, Canisius athletic director Bill Maher told The Associated Press that McGee will not be admitted to the school. Maher cited the seriousness of the charges and noted that while McGee was recruited to play at Canisius, the admissions process was not complete. The judge questioned why the 23-year-old McGee didn't familiarize himself with New York state gun laws before moving from Wisconsin.
The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap for men’s and women’s sports programs. An NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of the Title IX civil-rights law found 47.1% of participation opportunities were for women across Division I in 2020 compared to 26.4% in 1982. Yet amid that growth, men’s programs received more than double that of women’s programs in allocated resources in 2020. NCAA managing director for the office of inclusion and lead report author Amy Wilson told The Associated Press the resource gap was “stark.” It stands out when evaluating how schools use resources to comply with Title IX by providing equitable opportunities for male and female athletes.
Generations of Blue Devils share the common experience of suiting up for Mike Krzyzewski.
A college basketball player was killed and eight other people were wounded Monday in an early-morning shooting at a gathering in Harlem, New York City police said. Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting on a footpath along FDR Drive and found several people wounded. Other victims went to hospitals on their own. Twenty-one-year-old Houston Baptist University senior Darius Lee was killed, the Texas university said. The wounded included six males and two females. The shooting comes amid national concern over gun violence and as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to strike down a law making it difficult to legally carry handguns in New York.
Ann Meyers Drysdale was the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship at UCLA. The Hall of Famer, longtime TV basketball analyst and mother of three shares how Title IX has shaped her life and career in a story for The Associated Press, and what needs to be done over the next 50 years for the law to continue to have a positive impact on young girls and women.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Title IX law that requires equitable treatment of men and women in educational programs that receive federal assisstance. The ripple effects of the 1972 law have been acute in college athletics. An Associated Press series of stories from 1974 looked into the unfair and unequal treatment of female athletes, who often had to fund-raise to pay for their own expenses while male athletes had the full support of their schools.
Some of the giants of women’s basketball say if not for Title IX, doors would not have been open for them to blaze trails to Hall of Fame careers on and off the court, but sound complacency alarms when it comes to future of the law. Marsha Sharp says Title IX is the most impactful legislation of the 20th century. The woman who coached Sheryl Swoopes and Texas Tech to the 1993 national championship and a handful of other Hall of Famers said in a discussion with The Associated Press the work of Title IX isn’t finished after 50 years. The law has been so successful many young women don't know about it, though these icons of women's basketball say there are still more battles to be fought.
It has been 50 years since Title IX was signed into law by President Nixon. The measure barred discrimination against women when it came to the vast majority of educational programs that receive federal assistance. It has a broad and extraordinary impact on everything from the safety of college campuses to athletics to education at public schools. The progress has been halting at times.
Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt.
It wasn’t hard to spot Roy Williams during his first year of retirement.
The last time Jay Wright spoke publicly as Villanova’s men’s basketball coach, he kept up the face and persona that made Wednesday night’s revelation of his retirement so stunning.
Looking back, you could see it in Jay Wright’s smiling, hazel eyes.
First of all, we're happy for Dick Vitale.
This is awesome, baby!
After trading for the top pick in the 2022 WNBA draft, the Atlanta Dream selected two-time SEC Player of the Year Rhyne Howard of Kentucky.
NFL quarterback Tom Brady quickly reversed his retirement plan but Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is sticking to his.
In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time.
The Kansas Jayhawks on Monday won their first men’s basketball national championship since 2008, and did it in historic fashion. The Jayhawks defeated North Carolina, 72-69, and overcame the largest deficit and the biggest halftime hole in men’s NCAA Tournament championship game history. The Tar Heels led by 16 points at 38-22 with 2 minutes, 23 seconds remaining in the first half, and North ...
If the nine months that led to Monday night's national title game between Kansas and North Carolina have proven anything, it's that college basketball and all of college sports are changing.
Even if you're watching Kansas take on North Carolina in the climax of March Madness, follow the live tweets and commentary here.
It was late Saturday night now, almost midnight local time, when Mike Krzyzewski emerged from the Duke locker room for the final time as the Blue Devils' head coach.
They laughed at each other. They laughed with each other.
Follow the latest scores and updates, as the South Carolina Gamecocks face the Connecticut Huskies in the women's NCAA championship game.