Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers resigns following internal investigation

From Jeff Borzello of ESPN Penn State head men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers resigned Wednesday following an investigation into inappropriate conduct that stemmed from a former player saying Chambers made a reference to a noose around the player’s neck. The school announced it accepted his resignation following an “internal investigation of new allegations of inappropriate conduct by Chambers.” In July, Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton — who transferred from Penn State in the summer of 2019 — said he made the decision to leave the Nittany Lions because Chambers made a reference to a noose…

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Nick Saban cleared to return to coach Saturday’s game against Georgia

From ESPN: Alabama coach Nick Saban has been cleared to coach in Saturday’s game against No. 3 Georgiafollowing a third negative COVID-19 test Saturday, the school announced. Alabama team physician Dr. Jimmy Robinson said in a statement that Saban, who turns 69 later this month, had negative tests Thursday, Friday and Saturday following an initial positive test Wednesday. The school added that two additional tests, from Thursday and Friday, were found to be negative at a separate lab. “Due to the fact that Coach Saban has remained completely symptom-free and had five…

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Could Wichita State’S Gregg Marshall be the latest coach to cross abuse line with player?

From Gary Parrish of cbssports.com : If Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall survives his school’s internal investigation into his potential abusive behavior, it’ll only be because he’s been so successful. And because he’s so powerful. And because he has major allies both inside and outside of the Wichita State athletic department. But, make no mistake, if Marshall really did punch Shaq Morris during a practice in 2015 — as Morris claimed in an interview with Stadium published late Thursday — he undeniably crossed a line that cannot be crossed. And if it costs Marshall his…

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Texas Tech breaks off Marlene Stollings

From Shanna McCarriston and Chris Bengel of cbssports.com : Texas Tech has fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings following allegations of abuse and creating a toxic team environment within the program. According to USA Today, Athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the players in a text message that the change was going to be made. “Good evening, I have really appreciated your trust in our conversation these past two days,” Hocutt said in the text message. “I wanted to let y’all know we have decided to terminate Marlene as our head coach,”…

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“Toxic Enironment” in Texas Tech women’s basketball

From ESPN’s Graham Hays : Texas Tech women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings created a “toxic environment” of intimidation and fear in her first two seasons at the school, according to a USA Today Sports investigative report. In addition to allegations of mental abuse by Stollings, the report cited multiple allegations of sexual harassment against a strength and conditioning coach who resigned in March. The USA Today report cited interviews with 10 players, two former assistant coaches and two parents, as well as exit interviews obtained through a public records request. Texas Tech…

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No.1 in ‘22 class, Emoni Bates, commits to Michigan State

From Kyle Boone of cbssports.com: Emoni Bates, the No. 1 basketball recruit in the Class of 2022 and considered by some to be the top basketball recruit regardless of classification, committed to the Michigan State Spartans in a bombshell announcement on Monday.   The 6-foot-8 Ypsilanti, Michigan native chose the Spartans over a host of other offers, citing his longstanding relationship with Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo. “They get all my respect,” he said on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I love how they coach, coach Izzo, I like how they focus on…

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Coach Eddie Sutton dies at 84

Unfortunately Jerry Sloan will not be the only legendary basketball coach to draw his last breath in 2020. Eddie Sutton, the college basketball coach who won over 800 games and lead three teams to the Final Four, passed late Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 84. from Kyle Boone of cbs sports: Legendary college basketball coach Eddie Sutton died Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 84 years old. Sutton led his teams to three Final Fours during his illustrious coaching career and won 806 games prior to…

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Wake Forest’s Olivier Sarr transferring to Kentucky

From Jeff Borzello and Jonathan Givony of ESPN Former Wake Forest big man Olivier Sarr, arguably the top college basketball transfer this spring, is transferring to Kentucky, he told ESPN on Wednesday. “I felt that was the best fit and the best opportunity for me,” Sarr told ESPN. “Being able to play for that great program and showcase my winning drive on that stage. Coach Cal made me understand that I was needed over there.” After coach Danny Manning was fired, Sarr informed Wake Forest that he wanted to enter the transfer portal, which he did…

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Ivy League cancels conference tournaments

The first official sports domino related to the coronavirus has fallen. Tuesday the Ivy League announces the cancellation of both their men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments. The tournaments were scheduled to commence Friday. Ivy League executive director Robin Harris had this to say in a statement released by the league: “We understand and share the disappointment with student-athletes, coaches and fans who will not be able to participate in these tournaments Regrettably, the information and recommendations presented to us from public health authorities and medical professionals have convinced us…

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LSU Frosh Reid declares for NBA draft, hires agent

LSU freshman forward Naz Reid announced his plans to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. Reid took to Instagram to share his plans with the world: The 6’10” big averaged 13.6 points and 7.2 rebounds and helped the Tigers get to the Sweet 16 in the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament. He is projected as a late first round or early second round pick.

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