Man convicted of murdering ex-Texas Tech star

DALLAS — A jury convicted a 25-year-old man of capital murder Friday in the killing of former Texas Tech basketball star Andre Emmett, who had brief stints with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets after college. The Dallas County jury deliberated about four hours before finding Larry Daquan Jenkins guilty of the September 2019 … Read more

Carolina Blue: UNC-alum gov. honors Coach K

RALEIGH, N.C. — Setting aside the heated college basketball rivalry, recently retired Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski was honored Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper — a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina — with the state’s highest honor. Eschewing his favored Tar Heel blue tie for a darker Duke hue, Cooper held a … Read more

In Year 2 of NIL, which men’s and women’s college basketball players could cash in the most?

In July 2021, name, image and likeness (NIL) rules and laws opened the door for college athletes to make money for the first time. It did not take long for them, or brands, to capitalize. The past year, however, has also demonstrated swift changes in the NIL market. Yes, the biggest names remain the most … Read more

Ex-Gator Johnson cleared to play, off to K-State

Florida transfer Keyontae Johnson, who hasn’t played since collapsing during a game in December 2020, signed with Kansas State on Saturday. Johnson chose the Wildcats over fellow finalists Nebraska, Western Kentucky and Memphis. He took a visit to Kansas State in July, and also went on a visit to Nebraska earlier this week. He has … Read more

NCAA asks schools to help with NIL investigations

NCAA officials sent a letter to its membership Thursday noting its enforcement staff’s pursuit of “potential violations” of the name, image and likeness compensation policy and emphasizing the need for schools to help investigations. The email came from Stan Wilcox, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory Affairs, and Jon Duncan, VP of enforcement. It said … Read more

Big Ten completes $7B deal with Fox, CBS, NBC

The Big Ten has completed a new seven-year media rights agreement with Fox, CBS and NBC that is set to bring in more than $7 billion to one of the nation’s most powerful athletic conferences. The deal will begin July 1, 2023, and run through the end of the 2029-30 athletic year. Specific terms were … Read more

Which men’s college basketball teams export the best transfers?

7:20 AM ET John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Welcome to the final installment in our series on college basketball’s new era of frequent transfers. First we considered the most significant modern-era transfers into and … Read more

USC, UCLA exits could cost Pac-12 schools $13M

LOS ANGELES — The departures of USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 Conference could mean an estimated loss of around $13 million per year in media rights for each of the remaining schools, according to an interim report issued by University of California Office of the President. The report was released Wednesday during a Board … Read more

ChiSox launch NIL initiative with college athletes

The Chicago White Sox announced a new name, image and likeness and mentorship program geared toward college student-athletes as White Sox ambassadors. The program, called CHISOX Athlete, will focus on financial and professional marketing opportunities by offering social media promotions, access to professional resources within the organization’s front office and career mentorship with sports executives. … Read more