Rutgers hoops lands Omoruyi

Steve Pikiell and Rutgers took other step toward becoming a major threat in basketball in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from highly regarded center Cliff Omoruyi

NCAA weighs more eligibility

In this March 6 file photo, Purdue Fort Wayne's Rachel Everson connects for a hit during a game against UMass Lowell in Clarksville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The NCAA Division I Council is scheduled to vote on Monday whether to provide another year of eligibility to spring sport athletes

Dayton's Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

In this Feb. 22 file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin, left, celebrates scoring his 1,000th career point with head coach Anthony Grant after a game against Duquesne, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Dayton's Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant have claimed top honors from The Associated Press after leading the Flyers to a No. 3 final ranking

C.C. Grant set to take over as Coast Guard football coach

C.C. Grant, an assistant coach for 21 years, will be elevated to the head football coaching position at the Coast Guard Academy on Monday, The Day has learned. He will replace the man that hired him, Bill George, who retired after the 2019 season. (Photo courtesy of CGA athletics)

After serving for 21 seasons as an assistant football coach at the Coast Guard Academy, C.C. Grant was set to be named the 16th head coach in program history Monday.

Final Four stardom doesn't mean a long NBA career

In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Kentucky's Jeff Sheppard (15) drives against Utah's Drew Hansen at the NCAA men's Final Four championship game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

Jeff Sheppard works as a financial planner now and is over two decades removed from the time he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Tournament in 1998

COLUMNS

Game changer: My friend Doris tested positive for coronavirus

It's a relief to know Doris Burke is symptom free. Yet her story is also a cautionary tale.

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Oregon's Ionescu is voted AP women's basketball player of the year

In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu acknowledges the crowd with teammates after a win against Texas Southern in Eugene, Ore. Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon's star guard was a unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining UConn's Breanna Stewart (2016), since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch, FIle)

Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu is The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year

N.C. State's '83 title run hard to top

In this April 4, 1983 file photo, North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano holds the net aloft after his team defeated Houston 54-52 for the national championship at the Final Four in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Leonard Ignelzi)

North Carolina State's upset of Houston for the 1983 NCAA championship resonates after nearly four decades

Georgia's Edwards announces plans to enter NBA draft

Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) moves the ball pasy Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11) during a game on March 4 in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards has announced his plans to enter the NBA draft

Dayton's Obi Toppin leads AP All-American team

In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Seton Hall guard Myles Powell (13) reacts against Michigan State during the second half of a game in Newark, N.J.  (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Dayton breakout star Obi Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men's college basketball All-America team

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

College athletes choosing whether to stay in U.S. or head home

In this Jan. 19 file photo, UConn's Anna Makurat (24) shoots during the first half of a game against Tulsa in Storrs. Makurat, from Poland, is one of more than 20,000 foreign athletes currently competing at NCAA schools, according to the organization. With competition canceled across all divisions because of the new coronavirus, many of those athletes face a dilemma. Their campuses are shut down, but the coronavirus situation in their homeland may be worse than it is in the United States. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)

All but one of Anna Makurat's teammates headed home after the NCAA canceled this year's postseason basketball tournament and the school suspended classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

UConn's Walker makes AP All-America women's basketball first team

UConn's Megan Walker (3) guards Cincinnati's Angel Rizor (4) as they watch for the rebound during the AAC tournament championship game on March 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon has joined an elite group, becoming a three-time All-America selection by The Associated Press

UConn's Megan Walker leaving early for WNBA

UConn's Megan Walker, left, drives past South Florida's Shae Leverett during the second half of their Feb. 26 game in Tampa, Fla. Walker, a junior, announced Saturday she is leaving school early to declare for the WNBA draft. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

UConn's Megan Walker, the 2020 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, announced Saturday that she will forgo her final year of eligibility and declare for the upcoming WNBA Draft.

Auriemma part coach, part philospher during conference call

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals against South Florida at Mohegan Sun Arena, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma spoke in a teleconference Friday about his team's end-of-the-season strength, as well as serving up a reminder that basketball is just a game.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Chaney's latest chapter in life includes coaching

In this Dec. 2, 2008, file photo, Florida's Allan Chaney (24) goes for two points over Florida A&M's Lamar Twitty (3) during a game in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

Allan Chaney never mapped out a detailed step-by-step game plan for his life. He just kept heading down the road and discovered interesting turns to take along the way.

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Local college honors

Coast Guard assistant coach Dylan Foley, front right, was has been named New England Wrestling Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Foley and head coach Kevin Bratland, left, celebrate a win by heavyweight Patrick Irwin during a dual meet victory over NYU on Feb. 8 at Billard Hall on the CGA campus in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A number of student-athletes from local colleges were honored last week.

PROFESSIONAL

Tech boom, helping women find jobs in baseball

Chicago Cubs minor league hitting coach Rachel Folden hits infield ground balls at the Cubs spring trainng facility on Feb. 5 in Mesa, Ariz. (John Antonoff/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Rachel Folden was in the middle of her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs when the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the team schedule

Timmy Hill wins NASCAR's live iRacing event

Timmy Hill, left, talks with members of his team in the garage area during NASCAR practice on Feb. 14 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Timmy Hill has won NASCAR's virtual race aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus

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