Sources: NCAA weighing tournament expansion to 72 or 76 teams

Yahoo Sports’ Jason Fitz reacts to the report by college sports reporter Ross Dellenger on Division I conference commissioners being presented with multiple models of a potential expanded field for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which could take effect as soon as the 2025-2026 season.

Duke’s transfer class roundup

Blue Devils infuse roster with veterans who should fit in with No. 1-ranked recruiting class Maliq Brown, right, defends Lynn Kidd last season. Mark Konezny/USA Today Sports Images The transfer portal hasn’t closed but for all intents and purposes, the window of Duke adding players who will impact the upcoming season is shut.

Ex-Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr., potential first-round NBA draft pick, not guilty of rape

Former Illinois standout Terrence Shannon Jr., a potential first-round NBA draft pick, was found not guilty Thursday on a rape charge after a jury in Douglas County, Kansas, spent less than two hours deliberating the verdict. The 23-year-old Shannon was accused of committing sexual assault last September while visiting Kansas for a football game between the Illini and the Jayhawks. Shannon testified that he joined two roommates and a few Kansas players at a bar on Sept. 8, 2023, but he only had a few drinks and remembered everything that happened that night.