Men’s College Basketball

McDonald’s, Jordan Brand high school games won’t be held

The McDonald’s All American Game, the preeminent high school basketball all-star game, and the Jordan Brand Classic, Nike’s premier high school basketball all-star game, announced cancellations on Thursday. The 43rd McDonald’s All American Game was scheduled to take place April 1 in Houston. “After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 McDonald’s All …

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What we know and don’t know after NCAA tournament cancellations

The NCAA called off its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on Thursday, as part of a complete cancellation of all remaining spring and winter championships stemming from concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what we know about the cancellations, and the questions that still need to be answered: What events did the NCAA cancel on …

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College sports world reacts to NCAA coronavirus cancellations

The NCAA canceled all remaining spring and winter championships, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, on Thursday due to the threat of the coronavirus. “This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting …

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Official who worked CAA men’s tourney game has coronavirus

The Colonial Athletic Association said Thursday that a game official who worked this week’s CAA men’s basketball tournament in Washington, D.C., has tested positive for the coronavirus. The official worked the UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel first-round game on Saturday, multiple sources told ESPN. According to the CAA, the official did not exhibit symptoms until 72 …

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Power 5 leagues cancel conference tournaments; ACC, Pac-12 halt all athletics

The Power 5 leagues — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 — canceled their men’s basketball conference tournaments Thursday, with several leagues going as far as to indefinitely postpone all athletic events amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also announcing that their tournaments would not be played were the American, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, …

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Ex-Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi announces transfer decision

Former Rutgers captain Eugene Omoruyi has found his new home. The 6-foot-7 forward committed to Oregon, he announced on Instagram Monday night. “Happy to announce that I have committed to Oregon University!,” Omoruyi wrote. “Go Ducks.” Omoruyi took a visit to Eugene, Oregon, last weekend, his second stop since announcing his shock transfer from Rutgers …

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Rutgers men’s basketball to play at Pitt in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Rutgers will renew another old Big East rivalry in this season’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The Scarlet Knights will play at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the leagues announced on Thursday. It will be Rutgers’ first game against the Panthers since 2013, the last season in the Big East for both programs. Rutgers leads the all-time …

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Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell on imminent move to ‘game-changer’ new practice facility, Steve Hayn’s hire, why he’ll always thank John Beilein | Part 2 of exclusive Q&A

Steve Pikiell’s office will not be his office much longer. The Rutgers men’s basketball program, as well as the women’s basketball, gymnastics and wrestling programs, are expected to move out of their respective current headquarters at the College Avenue Gym, Livingston Rec Center and RAC and into new, state-of-the-art RWJBarnabas Athletic Performance Center in the …

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