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Andrew Cooper, from college star to activist: ‘The NCAA does not exist to protect athletes’ | college sports

Let’s be clear – Andrew Cooper is no fan of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. A former track and cross-country runner at Washington State University and the University of California, Berkeley, Cooper’s experience as an athlete at top American universities provided him with a critical eye of how the NCAA governs college sports. As a …

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Justin Moore could give Villanova boost with early return

Justin Moore could give Villanova boost with early return

By John FantaFOX Sports College Basketball Writer There isn’t a more important factor to the upcoming Big East college basketball season than the status of justin-moore. The Villanova star, who suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in last season’s Elite Eight, is offering an optimistic scenario for his return to Kyle Neptune and the Wildcats. …

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Mike Woodson's full press conference at Indiana men's basketball media day

Mike Woodson’s full press conference at Indiana men’s basketball media day

Indiana head men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson kicked off Thursday’s IU basketball media day with a 20-minute long question-and-answer session. Ahead of the Hoosiers’ highly-anticipated 2022-23 season, Woodson discussed several topics, including Xavier Johnson’s offseason arrest and subsequent growth off the court, the big offseason expectations facing the Hoosiers, and which players have stood …

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Norman talks Hall of Fame induction: 'Just an amazing experience'

Norman talks Hall of Fame induction: ‘Just an amazing experience’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Big Ten foes found it nearly impossible to keep the ever-productive Ken Norman quiet during his playing days, but the call from Josh Whitman informing him of his induction into the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame did the trick. “I actually paused and didn’t know what to say when I …

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College basketball landscape forcing coaches to adapt or go

Longtime basketball coaches who have recently retired include, from left, North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Davidson’s Bob McKillop, Villanova’s Jay Wright and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. AP, News & Observer file photos Mark Turgeon and Chris Mack had the kind of college basketball jobs at Maryland and Louisville, respectively, that you don’t walk away from. Yet both …

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State of Michigan 2022-23 non-con schedules update

State of Michigan 2022-23 non-con schedules update

Mar 7, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines center Hunter Dickinson (1) and Michigan State Spartans forward Joey Hauser (20) during the second half at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Memphis Basketball: Tigers rebound nicely after losing Emmanuel Akot by Tristan Freeman NCAA Basketball: Most important player on …

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What's next for Emoni Bates, once a prized basketball recruit whose future is now in limbo

What’s next for Emoni Bates, once a prized basketball recruit whose future is now in limbo

Emoni Bates was one of the best high school prospects in the country and was hailed as “the next Kevin Durant.” Bates has fallen considerably over the past two years since he received those glowing accolades and projections. Perhaps his lowest point was last weekend, when he was arrested on weapon charges after a traffic …

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UConn, Texas and more key women's college basketball questions

UConn, Texas and more key women’s college basketball questions

We’re less than 100 days from the start of the 2022–23 women’s college basketball season, and while fall practices are still a ways away, much of the offseason madness has shaken out. A multitude of high-profile transfers and some major coaching changes seem poised to add even more intrigue to the upcoming campaign, plus perennial …

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