Posts Tagged College basketball

Parents of Illinois players don’t believe coach allegations

In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Illinois'  Amarah Coleman, left, drives to the basket as Nebraska's Chandler Smith guards during an NCAA college basketball game in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Coleman is one of seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players that filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 1, 2015, against the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and former assistant Mike Divilbiss, of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court names the university, athletic director Mike Thomas, Bollant,  Divilbiss, and university trustees. The ex-players seek $10 million in damages. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women’s basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don’t believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial hostility.

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Former NDSU hoops standout Alexander going pro in Germany

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State University men’s basketball standout Lawrence Alexander has signed a professional contract with a team in Germany.

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Ohio prosecutor: Former Dayton basketball player sentenced

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says a former University of Dayton basketball player convicted of trespassing charges has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.

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Ex-Illinois women’s basketball players sue school, coach

In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Illinois head woman's basketball coach Matt Bollant reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J.  Seven former U of I women’s basketball players filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday July 1, 2015, against the university that accuses coach Bollant and a former assistant Mike Divilbiss of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit names the university, Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, Bollant, Divilbiss, and the university’s board of trustees. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women’s basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force some players out.

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New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

In this June 16, 2015 photo, Zubeda Chaffe, left, waits to get back into basketball practice in her new Lady Warriors uniform in Minneapolis. The girls came up with their own culturally sensitive sportswear designs that cover their arms, legs, hair and neck preserving the modesty their religion requires. One is a bright red uniform for the Lady Warriors and the other is a teal-and-black uniform with stripes _ good for all sports including swimming. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.

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