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Danny Kaspar resigns: Texas State coach investigated on allegations of racist comments

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks. Athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that he’s accepted Kaspar’s resignation and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will take over the program for the upcoming season. In June, former guard Jaylen Shead …

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The inside story of how a Rutgers professor is forcing college officials to diversify hiring pools for coaches

Jason Belzer has spent 15 years in sports-business management, marketing coaches and negotiating more than $100 million in coaching contracts in the world of college athletics. During that time Belzer has seen how minority coaches get a proverbial stiff-arm from college administrators in football and basketball coaching searches. “As far as I know I’ve represented …

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Texas State basketball coach Danny Kaspar resigns following allegations of ‘racially biased comments’

Raymond Carlin III / USA TODAY Sports Texas State athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that basketball coach Danny Kaspar has resigned and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will lead the program in the 2020-21 season. Kaspar’s resignation comes three and a half months after the university launched an investigation into allegations that Kaspar made …

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No. 7 Notre Dame-Wake Forest college football game on Saturday postponed by coronavirus outbreak

Saturday’s ACC college football game between No. 7 Notre Dame and Wake Forest has been postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak on the Fighting Irish. The game had been scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sign up for Rutgers Sports Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly …

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Stephen Curry-produced ‘Benedict Men’ documentary series takes compelling look at storied high school program

Near the conclusion of the new “Benedict Men” docuseries produced by Stephen Curry, an assistant coach and main character in the 12-part shortform series offers the high school basketball players under his tutelage an ultimatum of sorts. He explains they can either obsess over the pursuit of basketball scholarships or band together to reach their …

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ESPN expected to move ‘Jimmy V Classic’ to Orlando | What it could mean for Rutgers

It sounds like Rutgers’ marquee non-conference game is headed south. Will the Scarlet Knights follow? ESPN is reporting ESPN is expected to move the Jimmy V Classic, and most of its other early-season college basketball events, to Orlando, Florida, amid the coronavirus pandemic. NJ Advance Media reported in May that Rutgers had agreed to play …

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Bubbles, buy games and bid worries — Inside the frenzy to save college basketball’s nonconference season

Last week’s announcement that college basketball will start on Nov. 25 brought a sense of relief to the sport. We are going to have a 2020-21 season, it won’t be delayed too long and it will include all the usual staples of a season: nonconference games and holiday tournaments, conference play and conference tournaments and …

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College basketball’s season could be saved in part by plans for bubbles in big cities

College basketball’s scheduling infrastructure is a mess at the moment.  If you’re curious about who your school of choice is going to play and when, know this: league schedules have never affected nonconference play more than right now.  Only one conference, the MAAC, had the foresight to not only advance-plan for exactly when it will …

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Louisville responds to NCAA’s notice of allegations from investigation into corruption scandal

Getty Images The University of Louisville publicly released its formal response Monday to the NCAA’s recent notice of allegations tied to the corruption scandal uncovered by the FBI in 2017. The response is laid out in a 104-page document in which the university argues that the case “arises out of a criminal conspiracy to defraud the …

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Return of Big Ten football means you’ll be bombarded with Donald Trump, Joe Biden TV ads

Good news, Rutgers fans. You’ll get to see the return of Greg Schiano next month. Bad news, Rutgers fans. You could be slammed with political ads featuring President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Sign up for Rutgers Sports Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with …

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