College basketball

Texas players react after defeating Lipscomb in the championship basketball game of the National Invitational Tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Texas won 81-66. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 05, 2019 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship. Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. "It's great to win a championship," coach Shaka Smart said. The Longhorns...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference in San Antonio. Emmert says a judge’s recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees. Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 3, at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men’s basketball Final Four, making his first public comments since last month’s decision. Judge Claudia Wilken ruled the NCAA did violate antitrust laws and cannot prohibit schools from providing more benefits to athletes as long as they are tethered to education. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As legalized wagering on sports spreads, the NCAA remains adamant about prohibiting college athletes from betting. The association and its members have had to manage the changing landscape of legalized gambling since a Supreme Court decision last year opened the door for states...
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Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard speaks during a news conference after being named The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 04, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard speaks after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 3:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 5:03 p.m. Shortly before taking home the AP coach of the year trophy Wednesday, Texas Tech's Chris Beard recalled a very different trophy he spent decades thinking about before finally getting his hands on it...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw directs her team during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in a national semifinal on Friday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball. "When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year for the second time. Mulkey has led the Lady Bears to a 35-1 record and a spot in the Final Four. Baylor finished the regular season ranked No. 1. She was presented the award Thursday after...
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Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurst throws during practice in norman, Okla., Monday, April 1, 2019. Jalen Hurts is now at Oklahoma and apparently he is bringing a bit of Nick Saban’s process to the Sooners. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, George Schroeder of USA Today joins AP’s Ralph Russo to talk about the transition from Alabama to Oklahoma for Hurts. (Kyle Phillips/The Norman Transcript via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Jalen Hurts is now at Oklahoma and apparently he is bringing a bit of Nick Saban's process to the Sooners. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , George Schroeder of USA Today joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the transition from Alabama to Oklahoma for Hurts. The start quarterback...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells during the first half of a regional semifinal game against Texas A&M in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, in Chicago. Notre Dame will face Connecticut in a Final Four semifinal on Friday, April 5, 2019.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 04, 2019 - 10:13 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball. "When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, center, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, left, participate in a news conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The news conference took place after the governors of the flood-ravaged Midwestern states met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials who are facing criticism for the management of the recent floods. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 03, 2019 - 6:33 pm
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system. Following a meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts...
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Country music star Brad Paisley operates a backhoe as he breaks ground for The Store, a free grocery store for people in need, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 03, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee. Paisley donned a cowboy hat-shaped construction helmet for part of Wednesday's...
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