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Bryant men's basketball assistant coach comes out in essay

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Division I men’s basketball has its first openly gay coach.

Bryant University assistant coach Chris Burns came out publicly in a personal essay posted Wednesday on Outsports.com ( 106 more words


Young Washington Roster Ready For Challenges Ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — Midway through Lorenzo Romar’s news conference on Thursday the Washington coach was asked if he could assess each of his new players. 495 more words


Larry Brown suspended by NCAA, SMU gets postseason ban

DALLAS (AP) — Every stop in college for Larry Brown has meant more wins. A national title at Kansas. A runner-up finish at UCLA.

There has also been NCAA scrutiny, and now SMU has been banned from postseason play next season and Brown was suspended for nine games after the NCAA issued a scathing report Tuesday that placed the blame on the veteran coach for multiple infractions tied to academic fraud — including lying to NCAA investigators. 997 more words


Kentucky's Calipari present for Pope's address to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari was in the House chamber for Pope Francis’ speech Thursday as a guest of House Speaker John Boehner. 103 more words


Tate: Next 5 (16-20) College Basketball Teams Going Into This Season

Let’s keep breaking down the Top 25 best college basketball teams heading into this season.

Last week we took a look at the Top 11-15, so let’s pick up now with the Top 16-20. 1,533 more words


Harbaugh Considering Redshirtting QB Shane Morris

LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says redshirting quarterback Shane Morris is a consideration.

Harbaugh acknowledged that possibility on Monday, two days after Morris wasn’t the player Harbaugh put in the game to run out the clock by kneeling down. 106 more words


Georgia State confirms basketball schedule; (bonus: my starting 5)

Georgia State released its men’s basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday.

Here is my writeup about the schedule posted in June.

The Panthers are the defending Sun Belt’s regular season and tournament champs. 394 more words

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