UNC’s Roy Williams addresses NCAA investigation

“Our guys are trying to stay focused because there’s quite a bit of junk,” Williams said.

      
 

 

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Syracuse concludes hearing with NCAA (Yahoo Sports)

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim answers a question at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. The two-day hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions concluded Friday in Chicago. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes. ”The university is fully committed to ensuring compliance with all NCAA regulations and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and responsibility,” Quinn said in a statement.


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Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps its charm after renovation

The gym that once was filled with bleachers now has about 4,500 chair back seats.

      
 

 

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College basketball countdown: No. 6 North Carolina

USA TODAY Sports breaks down the projected NCAA tournament field of 68.

      
 

 

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Basketball must help heal Michigan athletics

Drew Sharp sees attention pivot from football follies

      
 

 

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Frankamp decides to transfer from No. 5 Kansas (Yahoo Sports)

Conner Frankamp and Kansas seemed like the perfect match, the high-scoring guard and one of the state’s top recruits playing for the school that he grew up watching. His departure should help to alleviate a logjam in the backcourt of the fifth-ranked Jayhawks, where an influx of high-profile recruits is competing for playing time. I want to be at a place where I could play a bigger role.” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said he met with Frankamp and his father, Martin Frankamp, to discuss his future on Wednesday. ” Frankamp, who broke Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis’s city scoring record in Wichita, Kansas, played in 27 games as a freshman.

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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director. (Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation’s most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke’s future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team’s lack of progress, but Brandon also became a target of disgruntled fans and students. ”This morning I accepted the resignation of athletic director David Brandon,” school President Mark Schlissel said at a news conference. ”Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, the athletic department and the university community if he moved on to other challenges and allowed the important work of the department and the university to continue without daily distractions.


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Duke casually adapts to one-and-done approach

The cornerstone of the Blue Devils program was its reliance on four-year players.

      
 

 

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Michigan athletic director Brandon resigns (Yahoo Sports)

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director. (Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation’s most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke’s future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team’s lack of progress, but Brandon also became a target of disgruntled fans and students. University President Mark Schlissel, who officially took over in September, said at a mid-October regents’ meeting that he wanted to do an in-depth review of Michigan athletics. Displeasure with Brandon and Hoke was already mounting at that point, with the football team struggling and the department still being criticized for its handling of quarterback Shane Morris’ head injury in a Sept. 27 game against Minnesota.


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Winners and Losers from 2014-15 Preseason AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings

At long last, the first Associated Press Top 25 poll of the 2014-15 college basketball season has arrived, and there was no shortage of winners and losers.

After nearly seven months of reading varying opinions on who will be the best teams in the country, we finally have a consensus ranking to reference for what remains of the offseason.

As was the case with the coaches poll released two weeks ago, there were no surprises in the top two spots. We more or less agreed all summer that Kentucky would be the best team and that Arizona would be its primary challenger. All hail the year of the Wildcats.

But it certainly didn’t take long for some dissension to arise between the two polls. The coaches had Duke at No. 3 and Wisconsin at No. 4, but the AP had those two reversed.

That’s nothing compared to some of the winners and losers, though.

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