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Villanova coach Jay Wright says he’s not a candidate for 76ers opening

Villanova head coach Jay Wright said he does not have any interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach opening.  Wright said he felt the need to address speculation about the role since his name has come up in rumors following the team’s recent dismissal of Brett Brown.  “As a lifetime 76ers fan, I have confidence …

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College football awaits ‘game-changer’ new coronavirus testing

Joel Erdmann is not that kind of Ph.D. The South Alabama athletic director holds a doctorate in sports management—not molecular science. But even he understands the importance of the latest advancements in COVID-19 testing. In fact, he’s anxiously awaiting the arrival of a toaster-sized testing machine that will produce results within 15 minutes and cost …

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NCAA oversight committee to propose November 25 start date

The NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee will propose a start date of November 25 to the Division I Council for the 2020-21 season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.  Per Rothstein, the committee will also propose no college basketball scrimmages and exhibitions due to health and safety reasons tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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John Thompson death: Georgetown coach was NCAA pioneer

Nobody knew it at the time, but college basketball needed John Thompson more than John Thompson needed college basketball. He could have remained in the high-school coaching ranks in Washington, D.C., winning games and influencing lives, but the college game needed someone strong enough to sledgehammer the status quo into rubble. Thompson was that man, …

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Will Wade: LSU coach still has job despite latest alleged infractions

Despite producing more than half a dozen very problematic headlines in approximately 22 months, Will Wade remains the basketball coach at LSU. He’s like a battered South Louisiana shack that somehow keeps surviving every storm roaring in off the Gulf of Mexico. Except Wade is his own storm creator. Even within the brass-knuckles recruiting world …

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College basketball: Wave of NBA draft withdrawals help sport

For the first time since before the coronavirus shut down conference tournaments and March Madness earlier this year, college basketball had a great weekend. With the revised Aug. 3 NBA draft withdrawal deadline bearing down on the select group of players who had declared back in the spring but were still weighing their options, hoops …

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