Thursday, July 2, 2015

Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension (Yahoo Sports)


Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Ferry is 33-58 in three seasons at Duquesne, including a 12-19 mark in 2014-15. Ferry came to Duquesne in 2012 following a decade at Long Island, which he led to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012.
Vols' Barnes: 'No legs' to Texas academic misconduct report (Yahoo Sports):

FILE - In this May, 2015 file photo, Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, center, and head basketball coach Rick Barnes, right, watch the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors in Memphis, Tenn. The new coaching quartet of Barnes, Avery Johnson, Ben Howland and Mike White will join the rest of the SEC in looking to knock off John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he doesn't have reason to be concerned about a Texas investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in its men's basketball program. Texas hired an outside investigator following a Chronicle of Higher Education report that mentioned potential allegations involving three former men's basketball players dating back to 2006. Barnes had coached Texas the last 17 seasons before getting fired in March.



Former coach Henson out of hospital, starting chemotherapy (Yahoo Sports):

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill. Henson, the former New Mexico State and Illinois men's basketball coach, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, is at a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weaken immune system. On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Henson traveled to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been treated throughout the years after his 2003 diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz, File)

Former Illinois and New Mexico State basketball coach Lou Henson has been released from a Texas hospital and is scheduled to soon begin chemotherapy treatments, according to his wife. Henson's wife, Mary Henson, told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1eP7cLp ) on Friday that the 83-year-old retired coach is staying with family in Houston.



Calipari: Confederate flag 'offends,' should be removed (Yahoo Sports):
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari believes Confederate flags should be taken down.
Moore to lead Tennessee hoops through transition period (Yahoo Sports):

FILE - In this March 13, 2015, Tennessee forward Armani Moore (4) reacts against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Moore's college career has taught him plenty about how to adjust to change. The 6-foot-5 forward plans to apply those lessons in his senior as he leads a team adjusting to its third coach in as many seasons. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee forward Armani Moore's college career has offered him lessons on the importance of adapting to change and responding to adversity. As the Volunteers' top returning player in nearly every major statistical category, Moore is ready to spend his senior year applying what he's learned from all the upheaval. Moore and his teammates are adjusting to their third coaching staff in as many seasons.



Krzyzewski, Kyvallos to receive Lapchick Award (Yahoo Sports):

FILE - In this April, 2015 file photo, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during a homecoming celebration for the national championship Duke basketball team at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Krzyzewski has won the eighth annual Lapchick Character Award for 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national championships and is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories, and women's basketball pioneer Lucille Kyvallos of Queens College have won the Lapchick Character Award for 2015. The award is named for the Naismith Hall of Fame coach and is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri.



New coaches, talented freshmen to add intrigue to SEC hoops (Yahoo Sports):
Donovan left for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder in April after leading Florida to two national titles and four Final Four appearances in his 19-year tenure. Donovan was replaced by Louisiana Tech's Michael White, one of four new coaches in the league. The other newcomers are Tennessee's Rick Barnes, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Alabama's Avery Johnson.
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season (Yahoo Sports):

Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan talks during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college basketball world Monday when he announced that he plans to retire after next season as he looks to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power.