College basketball - the best personalized free web-based Email en en College basketball With scoring up, only tweaks proposed to college basketball Pleased with recent changes that have boosted offense, the NCAA basketball rules committee chose not to propose any drastic moves for next season such as breaking the men's game into four quarters, pushing back the 3-point line or widening the lane. The committee did encourage conferences and tournaments to experiment with some of those alterations as a w... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:39:00Z Minnesota finalizes Pitino deal, with $1.7M in new bonuses MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's one-year extension through 2021-22 includes $1.7 million in new bonuses for staying with the program, on top of his $1.6 million base salary. Pitino's contract, announced without terms last week by the university, was approved Friday by the Board of Regents. He's 75-61 in four years with the Gophers. The average annual pay ... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-05-12T19:39:00Z NCAA investigators meet with woman at center of UNC probe CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A woman at the center of North Carolina's multi-year academic scandal interviewed with NCAA investigators after previously declining to cooperate in the probe. Raleigh attorney Elliot Abrams told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that his client — Deborah Crowder — met all day with investigators. Crowder is a retired office administrator in the... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:39:00 GMT 2017-05-11T14:39:00Z Pink Grandmas remain loyal to Jazz basketball team MURRAY, Utah (AP) — The Pink Grandmas bleed green, purple and gold. They're sweating out all of those colors as their beloved Utah Jazz stare at a 0-2 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. Yeiko Homma and Keiko Mori are known as the Pink Grandmas for their attire — pink Jazz jerseys. For the last 20 years, they've... Sat, 06 May 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-05-06T21:41:00Z Vitale preparing 12th annual gala to fight pediatric cancer Dick Vitale has a passion that even surpasses his love of college basketball. The 77-year-old bundle of energy says he has turned his life 24/7 into raising money for pediatric cancer research. "I will do this is until my last breath," he said Wednesday. "One of the reasons I'm upset is that just four cents of every dollar raised to fight cancer goes to pediatric cancer rese... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:40:00Z Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes. The justices' 5-3 ruling partly validated a novel approach by Miami and other cities to t... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT 2017-05-01T18:45:00Z Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO NEW YORK (AP) — You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public. Trump's frequent tweets ricochet well beyond his 28 million Twitter followers. Anything he... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:52:00 GMT 2017-04-26T16:52:00Z Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary. The court voted Wednesday to halt the exec... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:01:00 GMT 2017-04-20T06:01:00Z Why are executions stopped? Death penalty questions answered WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect another long day of legal wrangling Thursday over Arkansas' plan to execute inmates in the coming week. Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson were to be put to death Thursday night, but Johnson's execution was at least temporarily halted and Arkansas' ability to use one of its execution drugs was called into question. Lawyers for inmates filed multiple legal... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:53:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:53:00Z Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild got a break, and Charlie Coyle delivered. Coyle scored off a miscue by Jake Allen, Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and the Wild stayed alive with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night. Dubnyk's second playoff shutout came almost two years to the... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:37:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:37:00Z APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld MIAMI (AP) — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. The Orlando-based company said the orca — the last in a generation of whales bred in confinement — was born Wednesday afternoon. Se... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-04-20T05:17:00Z The Latest: Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he is "surprised and disappointed" that the state Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to Stacey Johnson, who was scheduled to be put to death Thursday. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:59:00 GMT 2017-04-20T04:59:00Z The Latest: Senator vexed by bad communication at dam crisis OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crisis at Oroville Dam (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A California state senator is troubled that residents below a damaged California dam knew little about potential risk until ordered to evacuate when a spillway began breaking up. Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen says communication... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-04-20T01:37:00Z Inside a Colorado pot club - a rare and endangered species COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's the fish tank featuring a colorful reef made of glass marijuana pipes that ultimately sets the Speakeasy Vape Lounge apart from any other strip-mall bar and confirms what it really is: one of the United States' only legal pot clubs. The fact that it and a few dozen like it already exist in Colorado was all but lost in a... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-04-20T01:30:00Z Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions defended the move Wednesday, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on capital punishment. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen wrote in a blog post that he was portraying... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:28:00 GMT 2017-04-20T00:28:00Z Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley despite cancellation SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Coulter fired off an angry stream of tweets Wednesday vowing to speak as planned next week at the University of California, Berkeley after campus officials called off the event for security concerns. "I WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT THURSDAY," the right-wing commentator tweeted, calling the move to cancel her planned event on April 27 a b... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:30:00 GMT 2017-04-19T23:30:00Z Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana law allows someone to walk out of a convenience store and crack open a beer purchased there, but it can't be a cold one. Decades-old rules, closely guarded by elected officials who receive generous donations from the liquor store lobby, strictly manage who can sell "iced or cooled" beer for carryout. It's a r... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-04-19T22:35:00Z From Faulkner to the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — Many travelers find their way to Oxford, Mississippi, as fans of novelist William Faulkner. But there's much more to do in Oxford than visiting Faulkner's home and grave. A wooded trail leads from his house to the University of Mississippi campus, aka Ole Miss. There you'll find statues marking separate chapters of Southern history: one of a Confed... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:39:00Z Correction: Massachusetts-Slain Runner story LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — In a story April 18 about a man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City woman out running near her mother's Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the suspect, Angelo Colon-Ortiz, was a driver for FedEx. FedEx says he worked for a third-party logistics company contracted to provide trucking services. ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:02:00 GMT 2017-04-19T19:02:00Z Ohio high court wants to see full autopsies from 8 slayings COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court wants to see unredacted autopsy reports from eight slayings in one family as justices consider media lawsuits seeking access to those full reports from the year-old, unsolved case. The court on Wednesday ordered the Pike County coroner to submit the reports within two weeks for justices to review outside of pub... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:28:00 GMT 2017-04-19T16:28:00Z Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft Oregon forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft. The Long Beach, California, native says he plans to hire an agent, which would end his college eligibility. Bell made his announcement Tuesday on the website The junior joins Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey in declaring since th... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:14:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:14:00Z NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has awarded coveted men's basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had "rel... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-04-18T18:06:00Z Kansas freshman Josh Jackson declares for NBA draft LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Josh Jackson declared for the NBA draft on Monday after one of the best freshman seasons in Kansas history, one marked by plenty of highlights on the floor and a few distractions off it. The 6-foot-8 swingman, who is considered a certain lottery pick, was the Big 12 newcomer of the year after averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. H... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:37:00 GMT 2017-04-17T20:37:00Z Michigan State's Miles Bridges chooses to stay in school EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges, at the foot of Michigan State's Sparty statue, made an announcement that almost gave Tom Izzo tears of joy. "I got some unfinished business here," Bridges said . "I want to stay." And with that announcement, a sea of green-and-white clad students and fans roared because one the nation's top fres... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:25:00 GMT 2017-04-14T03:25:00Z North Carolina junior Justin Jackson entering NBA draft RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Justin Jackson accomplished his goals when he returned to Chapel Hill last season, both by improving his shot for the NBA level and helping the Tar Heels win a national championship. Now the first-team Associated Press All-American is hiring an agent and entering the NBA draft. The school announced Jackson's decision ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-04-13T15:31:00Z Longtime Stanford top assistant coach Amy Tucker retiring STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Stanford associate head coach Amy Tucker is retiring from coaching but will remain with the program in an administrative role. Tucker shared the news Wednesday night that she is calling it a career to her time on the bench. But she will still have a key role behind the scenes. "It has been a great journe... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:08:00 GMT 2017-04-13T12:08:00Z Oregon's Dillon Brooks says he's headed to the NBA draft EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks says he is entering the NBA draft. Brooks announced his decision, which was widely anticipated, in a video posted Wednesday on The Canadian star praised Oregon's coaches in the video, saying, "I was not highly recruited and they believed in me from the jump." ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:49:00 GMT 2017-04-13T03:49:00Z Nation's No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr signs with Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The nation's No. 1 recruit solidified his college choice Wednesday when swingman Michael Porter Jr. signed a financial aid agreement to play for new coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri. The 6-foot-10 Porter initially chose Washington last year when his father, Michael Porter Sr., worked as an assistant for then-coach Lorenzo Romar. But wh... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-04-12T23:57:00Z Rockies' Senzatela gets 1st win, to take ball to mom's grave DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela knows exactly what he's going to do with the baseball from his first major league win — place it on his mother's grave in Venezuela. "A gift to my mom," said Senzatela, who lost his mother to cancer last July. Senzatela allowed a leadoff homer and then settled down to throw seven sharp innings and help th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-04-12T04:30:00Z Steve Fisher retires: 'San Diego State is my legacy' SAN DIEGO (AP) — Steve Fisher will always be the "Michigan man" who was promoted to head coach on the eve of the 1989 NCAA Tournament and led the Wolverines to the national title. He coached the Fab Five. And then he went off and did something few people thought was possible. He put San Diego State on the college basketball map. Fisher ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:13:00Z