Posts Tagged College basketball

Nets take McCullough at No. 29

Chris McCullough, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 29th overall by the Brooklyn Nets during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris McCullough didn’t have a chance to showcase his basketball talents as the NBA draft approached. The Brooklyn Nets liked enough of what they saw and heard from the Syracuse freshman to take him with the 29th pick of the first round of the NBA draft.

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Colorado senior guard Xavier Johnson tears Achilles

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado senior guard Xavier Johnson underwent surgery to fix his torn left Achilles tendon.

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Backers of Lady Vols nickname rally outside trustees meeting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee prepares to eliminate the Lady Vols nickname and logo for all women’s sports other than basketball, fans rallied at a board of trustees meeting Thursday to protest the decision.

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Syracuse assistant Hopkins made head coach designate

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball assistant Mike Hopkins has been formally given the title of head coach designate to succeed Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim after the 2017-18 season.

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UNC Greensboro receives 2 years of probation for violations

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — UNC Greensboro’s athletic programs received two years of probation Thursday after improperly certifying the initial eligibility of 57 athletes in 13 sports over six seasons.

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