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Madness? Huggins says majors need own tourney

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the collegiate landscape changes amid conference realignment and the NCAA’s future remains in flux, West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins said it’s time for the major conferences to split from the other schools and create their […]

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ESPN’s Vitale announces lymphoma diagnosis

ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. In a statement, Vitale said he plans to treat the cancer with steroids and six months of chemotherapy. The 82-year-old said he’ll manage the treatments around his work schedule for the upcoming season. In August, Vitale announced he had […]

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Zags runaway No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25 poll

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around. The Zags were the runaway top choice in The Associated Press […]

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Jett Howard commits to play for dad at Michigan

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Jett Howard plans to play for his father, announcing Wednesday he is committing to Juwan Howard and the Michigan […]

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Brooklyn Nets shelve Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. In the early hours of Wednesday morning (AEDT), the Brooklyn Nets made their statement: Kyrie Irving, one of the world’s best basketball players, will not be part of their quest for an NBA championship until he’s vaccinated against COVID-19. The saga, which dragged on through the […]