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Danny Kaspar Resigns as Texas State Head Coach After Allegations of Making Racist Comments

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SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks. Athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that he’s accepted Kaspar’s resignation and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will take over the program for the upcoming season. In......
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Difference in College Hoops vs. Football Return Plans Is Striking

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde On a day when college football applied one more mismatched patch to its 2020 eyesore of a quilt, college basketball presented a relative work of art—a season plan that aspires to include everyone and sets broad-based national parameters.......
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‘Father of the Final Four’ Tom Jernestedt Dies at 75

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Jernstedt, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame for his contributions to college basketball and the NCAA Tournament, has died. He was 75. The NCAA said Sunday Jernstedt died this......
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Villanova HC Jay Wright Says He’s Not a Candidate for 76ers Job

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Villanova head coach Jay Wright said he does not have any interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach opening.  Wright said he felt the need to address speculation about the role since his name has come up in......
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Report: NCAA Basketball Oversight Committee to Propose Nov. 25 Start

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyMjQ3MTM3MTYwMDEzMzM3/ncaa-transfer-rule-college-basketball.jpg Ben Pickman The NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee will propose a start date of November 25 to the Division I Council for the 2020-21 season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.  Per Rothstein, the committee will also propose no college basketball scrimmages and exhibitions due to health......
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John Thompson Was the Coach College Basketball Needed

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Nobody knew it at the time, but college basketball needed John Thompson more than John Thompson needed college basketball. He could have remained in the high-school coaching ranks in Washington, D.C., winning games and influencing lives, but the......
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Legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson Jr. Dies at 78

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Legendary Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has died at the age of 78, according to ABC 7 News–WJLA in Washington, D.C., and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Thompson coached at Georgetown from 1972 to 1999 and led the Hoyas to the 1984 NCAA championship with Patrick Ewing. He compiled an all-time......
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Lute Olson Made an Indelible Mark on Arizona Basketball

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde In December 1987, a time when newspapers still had silly money and serious ambition, I was dispatched by The (Louisville) Courier-Journal to Tucson for a story on Arizona basketball, a blooming phenomenon far off the beaten path of......
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Report: Former Arizona Basketball Coach Lute Olson Passes Away at 85

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Lute Olson, who served as the men’s basketball coach at Arizona from 1983 to 2007 and led the program to its lone national championship, has passed away, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. He was 85 years old. Casey Sapio-USA......
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Wobbly Will Wade Has Some Explaining to Do

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Despite producing more than half a dozen very problematic headlines in approximately 22 months, Will Wade remains the basketball coach at LSU. He’s like a battered South Louisiana shack that somehow keeps surviving every storm roaring in off......
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LSU Basketball Investigation Could Signal Trouble for Football Allegations

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The slowest NCAA infractions case tied to the federal investigation of college basketball has been the one targeting LSU. It also might be the juiciest, given Will Wade’s infamous, “strong-ass offer” wiretap. Of the dozen schools caught up in the feds’ web, none has a head coach so closely tied......
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Black Coaches United Looks to Make Voting More Accessible on Election Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Black Coaches United, a newly created group of minority men’s and women’s college basketball coaches, is looking to turn arenas and stadiums around the country into voting places this November.  The group, which according to ESPN’s Myron Medcalf features Tubby Smith,......

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