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Ex-Villanova coach Kraft dies at 93

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93.

He died Thursday in New Jersey, the school said in a statement Friday.

Kraft coached the Wildcats for a dozen seasons and finished with 238 victories and a .715 winning percentage. His teams went to the postseason in 11 of his 12 years.

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DePaul recruit Doby to go to prep school

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul says forward Raymond Doby has enrolled at a prep school and will not play for the Blue Demons next season after signing a letter of intent in the spring.

The 6-foot-7 Doby averaged 10.7 points for Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, last season.

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Beilein receives sportsmanship award

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the NCAA's Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award.

The Frederick Award, first presented in 2009 to honor the late Kansas and Illinois State athletic director, is given to "an NCAA member institution coach or administrator who exhibits a lifelong commitment to sportsmanship and ethical conduct, leading by example and promoting positive fan involvement in and out of competition."

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Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center.

The university announced the gift from the former Hoyas star on Thursday, Green's 28th birthday. He helped lead Georgetown to the Final Four in 2007 and was the No. 5 overall pick in the NBA draft that year.

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Ewing, Falk donate $3.3M to Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk are donating $3.3 million to Georgetown's new athletics center.

The school said Monday the amount of the gift reflects the uniform No. 33 that Ewing wore at Georgetown and in the NBA.

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UConn gives scholarship to walk-on Amilo

STORRS, Conn. (AP) National champion UConn has awarded an athletic scholarship to junior Nnamdi Amilo, who spent last year as a walk-on practice player and played in two games.

Amilo, from New Fairfield, had two points and two rebounds, all in an 83-40 win over South Florida.

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Auburn's Pearl eager to fully recruit

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) For the first time since 2011, Bruce Pearl is back to work at 100 percent.

Pearl's three-year NCAA show cause penalty expired at midnight Sunday, which allows the Auburn head coach to fully recruit for his new program.

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NCAA intends to appeal O'Bannon decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools from providing money beyond current scholarship limits to athletes. She said schools should be allowed to place up to $5,000 per athlete per year of competition into a trust fund for football players and men's basketball players, which they could collect after leaving school.

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Ohio State, Arizona future UConn foes

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut men's basketball team, looking to bolster its nonconference schedule, has announced deals to play Ohio State and Arizona in a pair of home-and-home series.

The defending champion Huskies, left in a relatively weak American Athletic Conference after the split of the Big East and the departure of Louisville for the ACC, will host the Buckeyes in December 2015, before traveling to Columbus in December 2016, the schools announced Wednesday.

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Spartans transfer Forbes allowed to play

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will not have to sit out this season after transferring from Cleveland State.

The school said Wednesday that the NCAA has granted the 6-foot-3 Forbes a waiver to play this season.

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