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Tar Heels great Ford has cancer surgery

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that Ford underwent the procedure Tuesday after he was diagnosed during his annual physical. Dr. Eric Wallen, the UNC physician who is treating Ford, says the cancer was caught early because Ford "has been proactive regarding his health."

Ford played for Dean Smith in the 1970s and scored 2,290 points, a mark that stood as the school record until Tyler Hansbrough broke it in 2008. Ford also spent 12 seasons as an assistant to Smith after a seven-year NBA career in which he was the rookie of the year in 1979.

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Kansas fires AD with progress 'elusive'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Sheahon Zenger brought an impeccable reputation to Kansas, where he was tasked with solidifying an athletic department in turmoil, resurrecting the football program and keeping basketball at the forefront.

He failed in everything but keeping hoops on top. So it came as little surprise Monday when Chancellor Douglas Girod, despite having given Zenger a vote of confidence just last fall, announced that he had been fired after seven years in charge.

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F Silva returning to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's leading scorer and rebounder Chris Silva is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to the Gamecocks for his senior year.

The 6-foot-9 forward from Gabon, South Carolina, was named to the all-Southeastern Conference first team after averaging 14.3 points and eight rebounds last season. He declared for the draft last month and met with several NBA teams. Silva was not part of the league's draft combine last week.

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Georgia Tech G Okogie stays in draft

ATLANTA (AP) Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the NBA draft, ending his career at Georgia Tech after two seasons.

The 6-foot-4 guard announced his decision Monday. The draft will be held June 21.

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Gophers get Milwaukee transfer Stull

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has picked up another scholarship player for the upcoming season, getting shooting guard Brock Stull, a graduate transfer from Milwaukee.

Gophers coach Richard Pitino on Sunday announced the addition of Stull, who was the second-leading scorer for the Panthers last season, averaging 13.4 points per game. Stull has earned his degree from Milwaukee and will have one year of eligibility remaining for Minnesota. As a sophomore, Stull was picked as the MVP of the Panthers with a team-high 13.5 points per game.

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Louisville, ex-AD Jurich settle at $4.5M

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville reached a $4.5 million settlement with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball.

Jurich disputed his firing on Oct. 18 for cause after nearly 20 years as AD and had considered suing the school. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Board of Trustees on Friday approved the settlement. Jurich's employment ended "without cause" as a result of his resignation, also described in the settlement as "retirement."

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Georgia hires Abdur-Rahim as assistant

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia coach Tom Crean has completed his staff, hiring Amir Abdur-Rahim as his third assistant.

Abdur-Rahim spent the last four seasons at Texas A&M and has worked at the College of Charleston, Georgia Tech and Murray State.

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NCAA lifts events ban on gambling states

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as soon as they can.

The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball's NCAA Tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games. The move comes three days after the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that barred most states from allowing gambling on professional and college sporting events.

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ACC to propose 72-team NCAA Tournament

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules.

Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the NCAA Tournament from 68 to 72 teams. That would create a second set of First Four games in the western half of the country to go with the tournament-opening ones in Dayton, Ohio.

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Louisville escort arrested for forgery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team.

News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for allegedly cashing stolen and forged checks.

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