College Basketball

UConn Huskies give Geno Auriemma 5-year contract extension; 70-year old coach has outstanding record of 1,213–162

By Chris Garvin   6/4/2024   STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut director of athletics David Benedict announced a five-year extension to the contract of head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma on Tuesday. “I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to work alongside Geno Auriemma and his staff […]

Despite lucrative offers from University to stay after NIT Championship, Josh Schertz resigns as Indiana State head men’s basketball coach

By Stretch Jenkinson TERRE HAUTE, Ind.: The Indiana State University Sycamore Men’s Basketball (32-7) team is coming off its best regular season in 44 years. Indiana State University proactively offered to extend the contract of Head Coach Josh Schertz through the 2029-30 basketball season. Schertz will […]

Florida A&M Athletics is parting ways with Coach McCullum after seven seasons

By Stretch Jenkinson   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– After seven seasons leading the Florida A&M men’s basketball program, head coach Robert McCullum will not return to the Rattlers. Vice President and Director of Athletics Tiffani-Dawn Sykes announced Wednesday that McCullum’s contract, which expires June 30, will not be renewed.  […]

David Riley takes over Washington State Men’s Basketball Program

By Brenda June Temple DAVID RILEY INTRODUCTORY PRESS CONFERENCE   PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Interim Director of Athletics Anne McCoy announced Tuesday that David Riley was been named the 20th men’s basketball coach in Washington State history. Riley, the back-to-back Big Sky Conference Coach of the […]

David Riley departs Eastern Washington Men’s Basketball to take head job at Washington State 67 miles away in Pullman

by Brenda June Temple CHENEY, Wash. — Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach David Riley has resigned his position at the university to take the head coach job at Washington State University. Statement from Eastern Washington Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Tim Collins: I would like to thank […]

NCAA Men’s Championship Game Tonight, #1 Purdue against defending champion #1 UConn at 9:20 PM

By Bert Leeson GAME NOTES   DIGITAL PROGRAM   GAMEDAY INFORMATION — GAME 39 // NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP [1 – MW] Purdue (34-4) vs. [1 – E] Connecticut (36-3) Monday, April 8, 2024 9:20 p.m. ET | 6:20 p.m. PT Glendale, Arizona | State […]

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Championship Game: #1 Iowa against #1 South Carolina, Today 3 PM on ABC

By Bert Leeson 4 7 2024   GAME NOTES PDF   THIS WEEK 1-Seed Iowa will face 1-Seed South Carolina in the National Championship of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. (CT) inside Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Game Today, Final Four: UConn Huskies (No. 1 seed) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (No. 4 seed) Time: 8:49 p.m. ET, TBS/TNT/tru TV

By Bert Leeson 4 6 2024   PHOENIX – The University of Alabama men’s basketball team arrived Tuesday night and is the first team to land in Phoenix, site of the 2024 NCAA Final Four. This year’s men’s basketball national semifinals and championship game is […]

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Game Today, Final Four: Purdue Boilermakers (No. 1 seed) vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack (No. 11 seed), 6:09 p.m. ET, TBS/TNT/tru TV

By Bert Leeson   4 6 2024   NC State Game Notes | Purdue Game Notes PHOENIX, Ariz – The NC State men’s basketball team arrived in Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday afternoon for the 2024 Final Four. The Pack opens play in the Final Four on Saturday evening when […]

Injury-plagued Blue Jackets stay with NY Islanders from start to finish in 4-2 loss; team played very well

By Joe Coopersmith GAME AT A GLANCE THREE STARS 1st – N. Dobson, NYI (1-0-1, GWG); 2nd – K. Marchenko, CBJ (1-1-2); 3rd – M. Barzal, NYI (0-2-2) GOAL SCORERS Columbus: PP – D. Voronkov (18), K. Marchenko (21) NY Islanders: PP – P. Engvall (9), B. Horvat (32), N. Dobson (9), EN – K. Palmieri […]

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Final Four In Cleveland: 7:10 P.M., 9:30 p.m., No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 3 UConn, ESPN

By Vickie Sellers 4 5 2024   GAME NOTES (PDF)   THIS WEEK 1-Seed Iowa will face 3-Seed UConn in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. (CT) inside Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleve- land, Ohio. […]

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Final Four in Cleveland: 7:10 p.m., No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 3 NC State, ESPN

By Vickie Sellers 4 5 2024   SOUTH CAROLINA GAME NOTES   GAME NOTES SUPPLEMENT   No. 1/1 South Carolina is set for its fourth-straight NCAA Final Four appearance where it will face No. 11/11 NC State on Fri., April 5, at 7 […]

Nobody can replace a legend like Pat Summitt as former Tennessee Vols star Kellie Harper has found out; fired after 5 seasons at 108-52

By Brenda June Temple   April 01, 2024 Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Monday a leadership change with Tennessee women’s basketball as head coach Kellie Harper will not return as head coach next season. “After a thorough review of our women’s basketball program, I […]

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament action tonight, Elite 8: (1) Iowa vs. (3) LSU, 7:15 p.m. ESPN

By Marisol Nicholson 4 1 2024   IOWA GAME NOTES   THIS WEEK 1-Seed Iowa will face 3-Seed LSU in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Monday. Tip-off is set for 6:15 p.m. (CT) inside MVP Arena in Albany, New York. WATCH/FOLLOW […]

Today’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Elite 8: Third time this month, ACC teams, (4) Duke vs. (11) NC State are playing each, 5:05 p.m. CBS

By Skip Coopersmith 3 31 2024   DUKE GAME NOTES   Trip to Final Four on the Line in First NCAA Tournament Meeting between Blue Devils and Wolfpack   The Opening Tip No. 4-seed Duke reunites with No. 11-seed NC State on Sunday, March […]

Today’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Elite 8: (1) Purdue vs. (2) Tennessee, 2:20 p.m. CBS

By Chris Coopersmith 3 31 2024   TENNESSEE GAME NOTES   PURDUE GAME NOTES   DETROIT – The sixth-ranked, No. 2 seed Tennessee men’s basketball is primed for action in the program’s second-ever Elite Eight contest, facing third-ranked and No. 1 seed Purdue Sunday in Detroit […]

Today’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Elite 8: (1) Texas vs. (3) N.C. State, 3 p.m. ET on ABC

By Marie Reader 3 31 2024   NC STATE GAME NOTES   PORTLAND, Ore. – The Wolfpack women’s basketball team (30-6) takes on Texas (33-4) in the Portland 4 regional final on Sunday afternoon with a spot in the 2024 NCAA Final Four on the […]