Basketball

ASU’s Martin enters portal; NBA option on table

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Arizona State guard Remy Martin, a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, entered the transfer portal Tuesday. Martin, one of the most productive guards in college basketball over the past two seasons, will graduate before spending his final season elsewhere. Martin announced last week he […]

Basketball

CSUN puts Gottfried on leave amid investigation

Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Cal State Northridge has placed men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried and his staff on paid administrative leave while it conducts an internal investigation into alleged rules violations, according to a university statement issued Thursday. “Upon learning of potential […]

Basketball

After Final Four run, Cronin signs through ’26-27

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato After a captivating run to the Final Four in his second season at UCLA, coach Mick Cronin has been rewarded with a two-year extension that will elevate his salary to $4 million per year, athletic director Martin Jarmond announced Thursday. The move […]

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Bama fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indy

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Following the death of a noted Alabama basketball fan, the Marion County health department is investigating whether anyone who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA men’s tournament last weekend was exposed to the coronavirus by any Alabama resident. The Tuscaloosa News reported that […]

NFL

Texas hiring Chris Beard of Texas Tech as next men’s basketball coach

It once seemed unthinkable, but the Longhorns have done it. Texas has lured Chris Beard away from Texas Tech. A person with knowledge of the situation told the Austin American-Statesman that a deal has been reached with Beard to become the next men's college basketball coach of the Longhorns. A Texas Tech school official also confirmed […]

Basketball

Anonymous coaches scout the men’s Final Four teams

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. A men’s NCAA tournament with a record-setting number of upsets nearly had one of the most chalky Final Fours we’ve ever seen — until 11-seed UCLA continued its incredible run from First Four to Final Four by holding off top-seeded Michigan in the […]

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Upset-savvy Bruins stem Tide, claim Elite 8 spot

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. INDIANAPOLIS — Ten days ago, UCLA went into halftime of its First Four game against Michigan State with an 11-point deficit. The Bruins had ended the regular season with four straight losses and backed into the NCAA tournament, and their trip to Indiana […]

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Hardaway says Memphis’ NIT title ‘just the start’

FRISCO, Texas — Memphis has its first title with Penny Hardaway as coach, and these young Tigers could be set up for more. Boogie Ellis scored 23 points, and Memphis never trailed after a fast start to beat Mississippi State 77-64 in the NIT championship game Sunday, wrapping up Hardaway’s third season coaching his alma […]