college basketball

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Basketball Tourney Goes From 'Madness' to 'Unprecedented'

After Alabama, Houston losses, no No. 1 seeds will advance to Elite 8 for first time ever

(Newser) - March has gone from madness to unprecedented. With Miami's win over Houston and San Diego State's takedown of Alabama on Friday night, the men's NCAA Tournament won't have a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight for the first time since seeding began in 1979. "...

Only 787 Brackets Are Intact. This Shot Is One Reason

Furman's upset of Virginia and Princeton's upset of Arizona busted almost everyone's

(Newser) - Millions of college basketball fans filled out brackets for this year's NCAA tournament. After two big upsets on day one, only 787 remain intact, says the league. The culprits, or heroes, on Thursday were Princeton and Furman, explains ESPN . No. 15 Princeton upset No. 2 Arizona, and No. 13...

This Year's Biggest Snub in NCAA Bracket

Rutgers men are out

(Newser) - For college basketball fans, it's a great time of year. Unless, this year, those fans happen to root for Rutgers. The NCAA unveiled its 2023 bracket for March Madness over the weekend, and Rutgers didn't make the cut among the men's teams. In the eyes of the...

College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Comes Under Fire
College Player's Pre-Game
Ritual Seen as Awful Timing
the rundown

College Player's Pre-Game Ritual Seen as Awful Timing

Alabama's Brandon Miller undergoes a fake pat-down, even after link to fatal shooting

(Newser) - Before his team's win on Saturday, star Alabama player Brandon Miller did his usual pre-game ritual: After his name was announced in the starting lineup, a teammate gave him a fake weapons pat-down. Watch it via video tweeted by WVTM sports anchor Ryan Hennessy. The problem? Last week, court...

First the Team Was Shut Down. Now Their Coach Is Out

Greg Heiar fired from men's basketball team at New Mexico State amid hazing claims

(Newser) - Greg Heiar is out. Just days after New Mexico State indefinitely shuttered its men's basketball program amid allegations of hazing, the team's new head coach has been fired, reports ESPN . News of the termination came via a letter to the college community from Chancellor Dan Arvizu, who noted...

Uber Eats Delivery Guy Interrupts College Game
Uber Eats Delivery Guy
Interrupts College Game
video

Uber Eats Delivery Guy Interrupts College Game

Somebody ordered McDonald's at Duquesne's game

(Newser) - The refs had to briefly stop the Duquesne-Loyola college basketball game Wednesday night for the weirdest of reasons: A wayward Uber Eats delivery person started wandering onto the court, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Watch the moment here . The unidentified man looked a little lost while carrying a bag of food...

Brutal Practice Sends 5 Players to Hospital

Concordia in Chicago investigates allegations team was being punished for curfew violation

(Newser) - A Chicago college has postponed games and replaced its head basketball coach at least temporarily after five players were hospitalized following a team practice that the school called "a particularly high-intensity, collegiate-level circuit training." Concordia University said it's investigating, as is its conference, CBS News reports. The...

College Player's First Points 'Electrified' the Crowd

Watch Hansel Emmanuel, who has just one arm, make a crowd-pleasing dunk for NSU

(Newser) - Hansel Emmanuel scored his very first points as a college basketball player over the weekend, but that achievement for Louisiana's Northwestern State University is earning more headlines than your run-of-the-mill player's first baskets. That's because the 6-foot-6 teen has just one arm, though that hasn't stopped...

CBS Announcers Repeatedly Mock Native American Player's Name

They referred to Wichita forward Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler as 'Pooh Bear'

(Newser) - Two CBS Sports Network broadcasters have apologized for mocking a player's Native American name during a Wichita State basketball game against Grand Canyon University. Chris Walker and Chick Hernandez repeatedly referred to Wichita forward Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler as "Pooh Bear," Deadline reports. "Who got that offensive...

After Eric Church's 'Selfish' Move, a Concession

Country star canceled Saturday night concert so he could watch UNC play Duke

(Newser) - Update: Country superstar Eric Church got his wish. His beloved Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils on Saturday night, and he got to watch them do so, having cancelled a San Antonio, Texas, concert in order to attend the Final Four game. The New York Post reports he is attempting...

Michigan Coach Suspended After Brawl With Wisconsin

Juwan Howard will be back in time for the conference tournament

(Newser) - Updated: This story has been updated with the announcement of punishments. After the University of Michigan lost to the University of Wisconsin in a Sunday night men's basketball game, things got ugly in the handshake line. Michigan coach Juwan Howard exchanged angry words and gestures with Wisconsin coach Greg...

Sources: Krzyzewski's 42nd Season at Duke to Be His Last

Blue Devils basketball coach reportedly plans to retire when season is done

(Newser) - A shockwave rippled through the college basketball world on Wednesday with sources saying that the 2021-2022 season—Mike Krzyzewski's 42nd—will be his last as coach of Duke University's Blue Devils. ESPN says it confirmed the news via multiple sources who said that associate head coach Jon Scheyer...

Watch a Shot for the Ages
Watch a Shot for the Ages
video

Watch a Shot for the Ages

Jalen Suggs' buzzer-beater puts Gonzaga in the national championship

(Newser) - Even those who don't buy into March Madness can appreciate the moment. Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs entered college basketball lore Saturday night by sinking a buzzer-beating 55-footer against UCLA to put his team into the national championship. Watch it here . At ESPN , Jeff Borzello calls "it one of...

He Managed a Feat No Other College Coach Has Done

UNC's Roy Williams, only coach to win 400 games at 2 schools, is retiring

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina announced Thursday that Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is retiring after a 33-year career that includes three national championships, per the AP . The decision comes two weeks after the 70-year-old Williams closed his 18th season with the Tar Heels after a highly successful...

Coach Who Told Players to 'Stay on Plantation' Suspended

'I made a mistake and I own it,' says Creighton Bluejays coach Greg McDermott

(Newser) - Creighton University has suspended men's basketball coach Greg McDermott for telling a team that included several Black players that they had to "stay on the plantation." Athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said Thursday that McDermott's remarks "were not in alignment with Creighton's commitment to racial...

Creighton Coach Apologizes for 'Terribly Inappropriate' Remark

Greg McDermott pleaded with basketball players to 'stay on the plantation'

(Newser) - Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologized Tuesday for urging his players to "stay on the plantation" in a postgame locker room talk following a weekend loss. In a statement posted on Twitter , McDermott said he used a "terribly inappropriate analogy in making a point about staying together as a...

How Tara VanDerveer Plans to Mark Her 1,099th Win

Stanford coach to donate $10,990 to food banks

(Newser) - Tara VanDerveer made history, and then took a moment to tell her Stanford players what they mean to her. VanDerveer became the winningest women's college basketball coach Tuesday night, passing the late Pat Summitt with her 1,099th victory as No. 1 Stanford romped to a 104-61 victory over...

Study: Black Athletes Lose Out Under NCAA 'Amateur' Rule

If they were paid, players would get an average of up to $500K each

(Newser) - The "amateur" system at Power 5 colleges has become an effective system to transfer wealth from poorer—and often Black—athletes to mostly white students and administrators, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER estimates that if the student athletes were allowed...

A College Coaching Legend Is Dead
A College Coaching
Legend Is Dead
obituary

A College Coaching Legend Is Dead

John Thompson of Georgetown was 78

(Newser) - One of the greats among college basketball coaches is gone: John Thompson, who became the first Black head coach to win a national championship, has died at 78, reports ESPN and WJLA . No cause of death has been released. Thompson coached the Georgetown Hoyas from 1972-99, per CBS News , and...

Tulane Player Accused of Georgia Murder

Teshaun Hightower faces multiple charges

(Newser) - Tulane Green Wave player Teshaun Hightower declared for the NBA draft on April 18. Police say he killed a man 10 days earlier. The 22-year-old guard was arrested Saturday and charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, ESPN reports. He...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.