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May 26

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reveals secrets behind the Skyhook…in Legos (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo Sports Stadium presents a comical Lego demonstration of the most unstoppable shot in basketball, the Skyhook, as told by NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/video/kareem-abdul-jabbar-reveals-secrets-192413381.html

May 25

North Carolina's response to the NCAA strongly disputes the most serious allegations (Yahoo Sports)

The school challenged the notion that the fraudulent classes constituted extra benefits for athletes. It also insisted that the academic fraud allegations are outside NCAA jurisdiction.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/north-carolinas-response-ncaa-strongly-disputes-serious-allegations-183758740.html

May 25

A post-draft deadline look at college basketball's 2017-18 preseason Top 25 (Yahoo Sports)

A post-draft deadline look at college basketball's 2017-18 preseason Top 25

At last, we have some clarity regarding next season’s college basketball landscape. 

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/post-draft-deadline-look-college-basketballs-2017-18-preseason-top-25-163900058.html

May 25

Winners and losers now that the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft has passed (Yahoo Sports)

A look at which programs were hardest hit by draft declarations and which will begin next season in better-than-expected shape.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/winners-losers-now-deadline-withdraw-nba-draft-passed-043352655.html

May 25

Hamidou Diallo returns to Kentucky instead of making the leap from preps to pros (Yahoo Sports)

Hamidou Diallo returns to Kentucky instead of making the leap from preps to pros

Hamidou Diallo, like Thon Maker last year, was eligible for the NBA draft without playing a college game. Almost six months before he’s expected to make his Kentucky debut, Hamidou Diallo showed he already has a knack for beating the buzzer. The heralded freshman waited until minutes before Wednesday’s midnight deadline before sending out word that he’s withdrawing from the NBA draft and playing for the Wildcats next season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/hamidou-diallo-returns-kentucky-instead-making-leap-preps-pros-035520586.html

May 24

Purdue's ceiling gets lower now that Caleb Swanigan is staying in the NBA draft (Yahoo Sports)

Purdue's ceiling gets lower now that Caleb Swanigan is staying in the NBA draft

Hours before the deadline, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan finally decided whether to remain in the NBA draft. When Caleb Swanigan selected a college destination two years ago, the McDonald’s All-American forward dragged out the process into late May before finally picking Purdue over Cal and Michigan State. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that his decision whether to remain in the NBA draft also went down to the wire.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/purdues-ceiling-lowers-lot-now-caleb-swanigan-staying-nba-draft-215702053.html

May 24

Mixed news for Michigan: DJ Wilson stays in the draft, Moe Wagner returns to school (Yahoo Sports)

Mixed news for Michigan: DJ Wilson stays in the draft, Moe Wagner returns to school

How keeping one of its two promising big men will impact Michigan’s hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament next season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/mixed-news-michigan-dj-wilson-stays-draft-moe-wagner-returns-school-173102651.html

May 24

Sources: North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley to remain in draft (Yahoo Sports)

Bradley, a 6-foot-11 center/forward, participated in the NBA draft combine in Chicago.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-north-carolina-freshman-tony-bradley-remain-draft-140349385.html

May 23

UCLA's outlook far more promising now that Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday are back (Yahoo Sports)

Instead of losing its top seven players from last season, UCLA can build around two veteran pillars and another heralded recruiting class.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/uclas-outlook-far-promising-now-thomas-welsh-aaron-holiday-back-234122266.html

May 23

Deng Adel's withdrawal from the NBA draft is a huge boost for Louisville (Yahoo Sports)

Deng Adel's withdrawal from the NBA draft is a huge boost for Louisville

Deng Adel scored in double figures in 22 games last season. Uncertain whether he would be selected if he remained in this year’s NBA draft, Louisville’s Deng Adel made a smart choice. The 6-foot-7 wing has informed the Cardinals that he is returning to school to try to boost his draft stock and lead his team to a special season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/deng-adels-withdrawal-nba-draft-huge-boost-louisville-151714725.html

May 22

Restrictions placed on Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson highlight need for a rule change (Yahoo Sports)

Restrictions placed on Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson highlight need for a rule change

Cameron Johnson wants to have the option to transfer to North Carolina, but so far Pittsburgh won’t let him play next year if he does.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/restrictions-placed-pitt-transfer-cameron-johnson-highlight-need-rule-change-235452015.html

May 22

Draft decisions bolster two of Kansas' top challengers in the Big 12 (Yahoo Sports)

Draft decisions bolster two of Kansas' top challengers in the Big 12

With Jevon Carter returning to West Virginia and Andrew Jones back at Texas, both programs should be in the Big 12’s upper echelon next season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/draft-decisions-bolster-two-kansas-top-challengers-big-12-181816155.html

May 22

Five-star wing adds to Arizona's glut of talent by reclassifying from 2018 to 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

First Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins returned to school. Now heralded small forward Emmanuel Akot is also joining the Wildcats next season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/five-star-wing-adds-arizonas-glut-talent-reclassifying-2018-2017-164947879.html

May 22

John Wooden partied alongside Cab Calloway in South Side Chicago nightclub (Yahoo Sports)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares some of his fondest and most surprising memories about his relationship with coach John Wooden during a recent visit to Yahoo studio to discuss his new book, “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.”

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/video/john-wooden-partied-alongside-cab-175519902.html

May 21

Rawle Alkins withdraws from the draft, bolstering already formidable Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

With Alkins and Allonzo Trier both returning to school, Arizona has a legitimate case to be preseason No. 1.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/rawle-alkins-withdraws-draft-bolstering-already-formidable-arizona-233230427.html

May 20

TJ Ford graduates from Texas, shares touching moment with ex-coach Rick Barnes (Yahoo Sports)

TJ Ford graduates from Texas, shares touching moment with ex-coach Rick Barnes

In two exemplary seasons at Texas, TJ Ford won national player of the year, led the Longhorns to the Final Four and had his No. 11 jersey retired. Ford finally checked that off the list Friday when he walked across the stage after earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas in youth and community studies, with a minor in educational psychology. It was an emotional moment both for Ford and ex-Longhorns coach Rick Barnes, who returned to Austin to attend his former star player’s graduation ceremony.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/tj-ford-graduates-texas-shares-touching-moment-ex-coach-rick-barnes-163429192.html

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