Titans retire Earl “The Twirl” Cureton’s jersey

DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Titans raised former NBA player Earl “The Twirl” Cureton’s jersey into the rafters during a halftime ceremony at Calihan  Hall on Thursday night. “This is a long time coming to honor Earl with this great moment of appreciation for everything he has done, as a Titan, as a professional and,…

James Wiseman announces he will enter 2020 NBA draft

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Tigers freshman, James Wiseman, announced on Instagram on Thursday that he will leave the program, hire an agent and prepare for the 2020 NBA draft. “We wish nothing but the best for James in his future endeavors as he follows his dreams,” said Hardaway via statement. “He will truly be…

Michigan beats No. 8 Gonzaga 82-64 to win Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — First-year head coach Juwan Howard led his alma mater to a 82-64 win over No.8 ranked Gonzaga to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship on Friday. Jon Teske added 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks — earning tournament MVP for the Wolverines (7-0). Isaiah Livers scored 21 points, while Zavier…

Michigan Wolverines knock off No. 6 North Carolina Tarheels

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas —  Head coach Juwan Howard and his Michigan Wolverines defeated the No. 6 ranked North Carolina Tarheels 73-64 on Thursday to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. The Wolverines ran off 19 unanswered points in the second half to earn their first win against a top 10 ranked opponent under first…

Shane Battier Inducted Into College Basketball Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Former Duke great Shane Battier (Detroit Country Day)  joined six decorated former players and three influential former head coaches in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, as the Class of 2019 was honored Sunday in Kansas City. Battier joins Indiana’s Calbert Cheaney, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger, Providence’s Ernie DiGregorio, UNLV’s Larry Johnson and…

Memphis declares James Wiseman ineligible to play after he drops lawsuit vs. NCAA

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — University of Memphis student-athlete James Wiseman has decided to withdraw his lawsuit against the NCAA and the University. The University supports the decision, as it believes it is in James’ and the men’s basketball team’s best interests to resolve his eligibility issue expeditiously through the NCAA process. In order to move the…

Evansville stuns No.1 ranked Kentucky, Barkley phones in congratulatory praise

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Unranked Evansville beat No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 on Tuesday night in Lexington, marking the program’s first victory over a No. 1-ranked team. “They are a great team, the toughest team to play us,” said McCarty. “But I believe in my guys. I told them, ‘We’re gonna go in there and get them….

Taylor Swift to perform concert at Final Four in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Georgia — Taylor Swift  has been announced as the headliner at Centennial Olympic Park during the men’s Final Four weekend. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival. The Final Four is set for nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April…

Kalin Bennett made history in Golden Flashes Home Opener

KENT, Ohio — Kent State men’s basketball freshman Kalin Bennett, the first true freshman diagnosed with autism to sign a letter of intent in Division-I men’s basketball, made history during the Golden Flashes 97-58 win over the Division-III Hiram Terriers at the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday. The Little Rock native hit a hook shot in the…

NCAA will allow student/athletes to be compensated for their likenesses

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — In the Association’s continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA’s top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model. The Board of Governors’ action directs each of the NCAA’s three divisions to immediately consider updates to relevant bylaws and policies for the 21st century, said Michael V….