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September 27, 2016
George Washington announced Tuesday that Maurice Joseph will serve as interim coach during the upcoming season. Joseph, 31, played for Lonergan at Vermont and has worked on his staff at George Washington the past five years, the last three as an assistant coach. -- Yahoo Sports
September 25, 2016
Villanova freshman Omari Spellman has been ruled ineligible for the 2016-17 season as he did not meet initial eligibility requirements in time, the NCAA announced. Spellman will miss the upcoming season as an academic redshirt and still have four years of eligibility remaining. He arrived at Villanova as a five-star recruit out of St. Thomas More School in Connecticut. -- SI.com
Spellman, a 6-foot-9 power forward from St. Thomas More School in Connecticut, was ranked No. 18 and considered a five-star prospect in the 2016 class. -- ESPN.com
September 23, 2016
North Carolina coach Roy Williams told ESPN he hasn't been asked to attend the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions hearing and is optimistic he won't need to go, despite the fact that the school still hasn't been notified of who will be expected to be in attendance. Williams said he was uncertain of the actual date of the hearing, only to say he's hopeful "it's very soon." -- ESPN.com
September 21, 2016
North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been candid about the fact that the past four seasons have been as tough as any he has endured during his coaching career. The school had its integrity questioned as an institution, athletic department and basketball program from fraudulent classes that spanned nearly 20 years. The NCAA investigation that followed cast an ominous cloud over the program that rained down underachievement on the court. All of that seemed to dissipate by the end of the past season. North Carolina’s return to the Final Four in 2016 ended a six-year absence -- its longest since a stretch from 1983 to 1990. Men's basketball wasn’t implicated in the NCAA's amended Notice of Allegations stemming from the investigation. With the case finally wrapping up, it appears the Tar Heels won't be hit with heavy sanctions. But are they officially back? -- ESPN.com
The Phil Knight Invitational will take place over Thanksgiving weekend in 2017 and will consist of two separate eight-team tournaments held simultaneously in two different Portland arenas. Brackets for the one-time-only event have yet to be announced, but no league can have more than one team in either tournament. Duke and North Carolina will represent the ACC. Michigan State and Ohio State will represent the Big Ten. The other 12 participants include Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Butler, Gonzaga, UConn, Portland and Portland State. -- Yahoo Sports
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