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  • Loyola fires Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims of player mistreatment

    Loyola Chicago fires Sheryl Swoopes after investigating claims of player mistreatment

    Loyola's lengthy investigation into allegations of player mistreatment by women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes ended Sunday evening with a three-sentence statement announcing Swoopes has been fired.

  • Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

    Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

    On Jan. 26, 2012, the Tennessee women's basketball team came to Tuscaloosa, Ala., one more Southeastern Conference stop on what Briana Hutchen called Pat Summitt's "farewell tour." It's an apt description of the longtime Lady Vols coach's final season on the sideline, if a bittersweet one, because...

  • Bill Plaschke: I regret marginalizing Pat Summitt's greatness

    Bill Plaschke: I regret marginalizing Pat Summitt's greatness

    It was a battle of unbeatens, the Sparks hosting the Minnesota Lynx, one of the biggest regular-season games in WNBA history, the story of the season. Sadly, for me, it wasn’t even the story of the day. Last week I planned to visit Staples Center to write about what could have been a very nice...

  • Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

    Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

    Needing yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program. Pat Summitt said no. She wasn't interested in the job in 1994 after Wade Houston was forced out, and she turned it down again when Jerry Green...

  • Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt...

  • Dismissed Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn transferring to Oakland

    Dismissed Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn transferring to Oakland

    About a month after Illinois dismissed him from the basketball team, guard Kendrick Nunn will transfer to Oakland. Robert Smith, Nunn's high school coach at Simeon, told the Tribune that Nunn verbally committed Wednesday to transfer to the Horizon League school in Rochester, Mich. Illinois kicked...

  • 'Nova's Arcidiacono just wants a chance

    'Nova's Arcidiacono just wants a chance

    PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Arcidiacono is optimistic about Thursday night's NBA Draft. "I think there's a chance I could get drafted in the second round," said Arcidiacono after Monday's workout with the hometown 76ers. While a number of mock drafts don't have the former Neshaminy High and Villanova standout...

  • Basketball: Green Terror hoops camp about fundamentals, fun

    Green Terror hoops camp about fundamentals, fun

    Annual summer hoops camp tips off this week at McDaniel College

  • Ex-Michigan State standout Keith Appling arraigned on gun charge

    Ex-Michigan State standout Keith Appling arraigned on gun charge

    Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arraigned Sunday on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Detroit police say Appling was arrested after officers stopped a fast-moving vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and saw him place a gun under a seat. Appling's attorney, Cyril Hall,...

  • Mystics Outlast Sun In Triple OT

    Mystics outlast Sun in triple OT

    UNCASVILLE — The Connecticut Sun have been riding the rough waves this season, the type that can bruise a team if it can't figure out a way to successfully navigate them. That's just made the job of rookie coach Curt Miller more challenging as he tries to do what he was hired to do — take the team...

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