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….

Keith Dambrot , Dru Joyce inducted into Akron Zips Sports Hall of Fame

AKRON, Ohio — Keith Dambrot and Dru” Joyce were inducted into the University of Akron Department of Athletics 45th Annual Varsity “A” Sports Hall of Fame Class on Saturday morning. Keith Dambrot (2005-17) became Akron’s all-time winningest coach, finishing with a 302-139 (.687) record. In his 13 seasons at Akron, the Zips finished no worse…

Isaiah Todd selects Wolverines over Kansas

ANN ARBOR, Michigan —  Michigan new head men’s basketball coach, Juwan Howard, has landed five-star prospect Isaiah Todd — who selected the Wolverines over Kansas. The announcement was made on Thursday. Todd, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Word of God Christian Academy in North Carolina, is the No. 1 power forward in the ESPN 100 for…

Book Release: DEEP – The Life of Rob Murphy

DETROIT, Michigan —  Eastern Michigan Head Men’s basketball coach, Rob Murphy, is set to release his new book entitled “DEEP – The Life of Rob Murphy” on October 13, 2019. Rob Murphy, a native of Detroit, who attended Mumford High School where he lettered in both football and basketball, earning All-State honors in football — shares…

California state assembly unanimously passes Fair Pay to Play Act

SACRAMENTO, California — The California State Assembly voted 73-0 in favor of the Fair Pay to Play Act, which is a proposed law that would allow college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness. The Fair Pay to Play Act would allow college athletes in California to sign endorsement deals; earn compensation based…

NCAA issues new rules for agents

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana —  According to ESPN, the NCAA issued a memo to agents Monday, outlining new certification requirements to represent players testing the NBA draft waters. In the memo, the new criteria for agents: a bachelor’s degree, NBPA certification for at least three consecutive years professional liability insurance and completion of an in-person exam taken…