• Iowa-Iowa State game moved to Dec. 10 for TV coverage

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Ames say the Iowa-Iowa State men's basketball game has been rescheduled to accommodate national television coverage. The game has been moved up a day, to Dec. 10. The start time and network will be announced later. It will be Cyclone head coach Steve Prohm's first game against the in-state rival Hawkeyes. Prohm has been hired to replace Fred Hoiberg, who's been hired to coach the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

  • South Africa NBA Silver Basketball

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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a media briefing for the Basketball without Borders Africa 2015 at the American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, July 30, 2015. The NBA with some 20 top players is in South Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come, led by Chris Paul and two-time All Star Luol Deng, featuring a Team World versus Team Africa on upcoming Saturday.

  • South Africa NBA In Africa Silver Basketball

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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a media briefing for the Basketball without Borders Africa 2015 at the American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, July 30, 2015. The NBA with some 20 top players is in South Africa for an exhibition, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expects more important games to come, led by Chris Paul and two-time All Star Luol Deng, featuring a Team World versus Team Africa on upcoming Saturday.

  • John Clay: A lot more headlines ahead if Calipari coaches till 73

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    John Calipari said this week he might coach basketball until he’s 73 years old. Can you imagine? No telling what new technological wonder the Kentucky basketball coach will have latched onto by that time or what neutral-site game — first on the moon, perhaps? — Calipari will have scheduled for what will undoubtedly be his 23rd consecutive No. 1-ranked recruiting class. Speaking with Andy Katz and his buddy Seth Greenberg on the ESPNU college basketball podcast this week, the Hall of Famer did what he is the best at doing — creating headlines. Here’s the one that has received the most attention: “This could be our best class ever,” Calipari said on the podcast.

  • A welcome Shock: WNBA team likely to inspire Dallas-area girls

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The WNBA’s arrival in Arlington next year could do more for local girls than just offer them another affordable entertainment option. Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman compared the Shock’s relocation from Tulsa to a historic moment she witnessed 40 years ago in New York City. In 1975, the teenage Lieberman was at Madison Square Garden for the first women’s college basketball game at that legendary venue. The matchup between Queens College and Immaculata University was played just a few years after Title IX legislation targeted gender discrimination in education and as women’s sports was gaining momentum.

  • EDITORIAL: August-to-March Madness: A GOP debate bracket proposal

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The highly anticipated media event that is the Aug. 6 Republican presidential candidate debate has grown even more complicated. Fox News, the sponsor of the first of what could be as many as 12 party-sanctioned debates between now and March 10, has backed off its plans to limit the first debate to “only” the 10 top-polling candidates. The solution won’t make the Bottom Six very happy: They’ll get their own debate, four hours before the prime-time event in Cleveland. Wise guys immediately called it “the kids’ table” debate. Fox and the GOP have a problem: You can’t put 16 politicians on a stage and expect any sort of useful discourse. Even 10 will strain the available oxygen in the room.

  • All-State girls basketball: Deer Creek's unsung hero Scheffler gets one last appearance at Mabee Center

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    At 5-foot-4, Scheffler was the small but tenacious spark for the Antlers during their last two title runs. She was the unsung hero, and she got a chance to show why in Wednesday’s annual Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game at Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center.

  • Wake Forest administrator named Furman athletic director

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic administrator Mike Buddie was named new athletic director at Furman. University President Elizabeth Davis announced the hiring of Buddie on Wednesday. He replaces Gary Clark, who is retiring after 15 years heading up the department. Buddie spent the last decade at Wake Forest, where he was most recently senior associate athletic director for administration/development. He had served as sport administrator for Wake Forest baseball, women's soccer and men's golf. Buddie also worked with the football and men's basketball programs. Buddie pitched for Wake Forest and still holds the school single-season mark with 138 strikeouts in 1992.

  • Oklahoma State women's basketball nonconference schedule set

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has released the women's basketball nonconference schedule that includes a game against in-state rival Oral Roberts. OSU opens the season with home games Nov. 13 against Lamar; Nov. Nov. 17 against Texas Southern; and Nov. 20 against Southern Illinois. OSU then travels to play at Missouri State on Nov. 23. The Cowgirls then host ORU on Nov. 27; Washington State on Nov. 30; Texas Pan-American on Dec. 5 and North Carolina on Dec. 14. OSU is then on the road for games Dec. 20 at South Florida and Dec. 22 against Central Florida before the final non-conference game on Dec. 27 against Savannah State in Stillwater. OSU also has preseason exhibition games at home on Nov. 1 against East

  • University of Tulsa releases women's nonconference schedule

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Tulsa has released the nonconference schedule for the women's basketball team with games that include Oklahoma, Kansas State, Arkansas and Oral Roberts. TU's home opener will be Nov. 13 against Kansas State, followed by a trip to play at St. Louis on Nov. 17, then a home game against cross-town rival ORU on Nov. 20. Tulsa then plays at Arkansas on Nov. 23 and travels to Las Vegas for the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up on Nov. 28 and 29. TU is at home for games Dec. 2 against Grambling State; Dec. 6 against Indiana State and Dec. 9 against OU. Tulsa finishes non-conference play with road games at Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 13 and at Northern Iowa on Dec. 20.

  • University of California Salaries

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 photo, UCLA head coach Steve Alford yells during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga in Houston. The University of California had 28 employees who made more than $1 million last year, an elite group comprised of athletic coaches, doctors and hospital chief executives. (AP Photo/David J.

  • Wildcats to face Missouri in CBE


    According to CBS Sports, Kansas State is set to meet an old Big 12 foe at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic this November. The Wildcats will play Missouri for the first time since 2012, and on neutral grounds for the first time since 1999. According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, North Carolina will face Northwestern in the other semifinal game. The winners will meet in a final, while the losers of each game will play a consolation final. K-State has won the last three matchups with the Tigers, sweeping Missouri in the school's last season as a member of the Big 12 before it moved to the SEC for the 2012-13 season.

  • Michael Bishop, Martin Gramatica part of Kansas State's 2016 Hall of Fame class


    MANHATTAN – Former Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop will highlight a group of 10 one-time Wildcats in the school’s 2016 Hall of Fame class, K-State announced Wednesday. The class will also include former baseball player Steve Anson, former kicker Martin Gramatica, former punter and current associate head coach/special teams coordinator Sean Snyder, former volleyball star Dawn Cady, former basketball player Max Moss, former women’s basketball standouts Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker, former track-and-field athlete Connie Teaberry and Mitch Holthus, the current radio play-by-play man for the Kansas City Chiefs. The group will be inducted into K-State’s Hall of Fame in January, with inductees receiving public reco

  • Wichita State's Markis McDuffie receives Instagram shoutout from rapper Fetty Wap


    The rapper Fetty Wap posted a photo on Instagram with Wichita State freshman basketball player Markis McDuffie on Tuesday night. @thatmcduffiekid Wichita State University #D1 A photo posted by RemyBoyz1738 (@fettywap1738) on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:21pm PDT The picture is both a testament to the national rise in prominence of Wichita State, due to its recent success on the basketball court, as well as Fetty Wap’s popularity. The Kansas City Royals players have reportedly been dropping the numbers 17 and 38 into interviews because 1738 is a term Fetty Wap used in his song “Trap Queen” to represent his “squad in New Jersey: the Remy Boyz 178.” Coming to a television near you: Lorenzo Cain saying, ;Yo

  • Henderson aims for big role with NC State after transfer


    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Terry Henderson has seen transfers thrive before at North Carolina State. Now it's his turn. The 6-foot-4 guard spent his first two seasons at West Virginia, but transferred to North Carolina State and sat out last season. Now he's ready to take the court, providing a desperately needed perimeter scorer after a year spent improving his game and settling in at a school back in his hometown. In an interview with The Associated Press, Henderson says he's a different player than previous Wolfpack transfers Ralston Turner and Trevor Lacey. But he says he'll do whatever is needed for a team that has just six scholarship players back from last year's rotation. Henderson shot about 39 percent from 3-point

  • Henderson NC State Basketball


    FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, West Virginia's Terry Henderson (15) looks to pass during an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, in Morgantown, W.Va. After two seasons at West Virginia the 6-foot-4 guard sat out last year as a transfer to North Carolina State and has two years of eligibility remaining with the Wolfpack.

  • South Africa Basketball


    NBA basketball player Chris Paul of Los Angeles Clippers speaks during a press conference for the Basketball without Borders Africa 2015 at the American International School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

  • Mike Bianchi: In some ways, women more suited to be NBA coaches than men


    The question shouldn’t be whether a woman is suited to be an NBA head coach; the question should be why sexism is accepted in a league that has done so much to combat racism. The reason we bring this up is because Becky Hammon, an assistant coach in San Antonio, just led the Spurs to the NBA Summer League title in Vegas. This development has spawned a national discussion on whether Hammon will become the first female NBA head coach in history. Females coaching male sports took another turn earlier this week when the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers. She is believed to be the first female coach of any kind in the NFL.

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Esparza looks to contribute for the Aggies

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS CRUCES >> When practice begins this fall for the New Mexico State men's basketball team, the battle for playing time at the two-guard position will be key. And the Aggies' lone signee from last spring's signing period, Rene Esparza, will be one of those in the thick of that battle. Esparza, a junior college transfer from New Mexico Junior College, who played his high school ball at El Paso Faith Christian, can play both guard spots if needed. Esparza is also a solid defender and gives the Aggies depth. "I want to represent my city and my people and my country," said Esparza, a 6-foot-3 guard from Juarez, Mexico. "It's not too far from home. It's good to be here. I'm working hard so when they put me in the game I can

  • Kansas' Bill Self happy to avoid Wake Forest, Danny Manning in Maui Invitational

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Kansas coach Bill Self had at least one thought on Tuesday when he saw the bracket for the Maui Invitational: At least the Jayhawks weren’t facing Wake Forest and head coach Danny Manning. “He and I talked about it, and he’s pretty happy about that, too,” Self said. “If we make it to the finals, that would be great for both of us, but I wouldn’t be excited about playing Wake, and I don’t think he’d be excited about playing Kansas.” Indeed, Manning appeared relieved Tuesday after seeing that Wake Forest had drawn an opening-round game against Indiana and was placed on the opposite side of the bracket from Kansas. Part of this could be expected. Manning, a former Kansas star and assistant coach, has deep ties