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Indiana's Jackson-Davis out of draft

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) The Indiana Hoosiers' top player, Trayce Jackson-Davis, will be on the court next season after he withdrew from the NBA draft Friday.

Jackson-Davis still has two years of eligibility remaining and will begin his senior season ranked No. 15 on the school's career scoring list with 1,565 points.

The 6-foot-9 forward was a preseason All-American last fall, finished sixth in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.3 points per game and rebounding with 8.1 while leading the Hoosiers to a 21-14 mark and an NCAA Tournament appearance in coach Mike Woodson's first season as coach.


Alabama signs ex-Bonnies G Welch

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has signed former St. Bonaventure shooting guard Dominick Welch.

The Crimson Tide announced the signing Monday of the program's second transfer this offseason, joining former Ohio point guard Mark Sears.


Pac-12 revenue down 36 percent in '20-21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Pac-12 Conference suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year due in large part to pandemic-related cancellations in football and basketball.

The conference announced Friday that it had total revenues of $344 million and distributions to member schools of $238 million. The $19.8 million payouts per school represented a drop of 41% from the previous year.


Famed Syracuse dome gets new sponsor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University and JMA Wireless on Thursday announced a 10-year partnership for naming rights of the university's iconic indoor stadium.

The agreement means the name Carrier will be replaced for the first time since the venue opened in 1980. It will be called the JMA Wireless Dome. Terms of the deal were not revealed.


Valpo hires Small, school's 1st Black AD

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Valparaiso has hired Charles Small as its athletic director.

The former Iowa State administrator will become the first Black athletic director in school history and begins his job July 1.


Tennessee adds 5-star recruit Phillips

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has signed forward Julian Phillips, the fourth high school All-American and seventh five-star prospect to join the Volunteers under men's basketball coach Rick Barnes.

The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Phillips is ranked among the top 18 overall prospects nationally by two recruiting services. The South Carolina native helped Link Academy in Branson, Missouri, go 33-2. Phillips had nine points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in the McDonald's All-American contest.


Reese rejoins Monmouth coaching staff

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice.

The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July, announced the hiring Tuesday.


States hands off when it comes to NIL

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them.

But the NCAA isn't the only enforcement organization that stayed quiet as millions of dollars started flying around college athletes.


Bonnies big man transferring to Iowa St.

AMES, Iowa (AP) Two-time Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year Osun Osunniyi on Friday announced he's transferring to Iowa State.

The 6-foot-10 Osunniyi averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds and ranked eighth nationally with 2.94 blocks. He has one season of eligibility.


Florida lands Lofton, a 'proven winner'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida officially signed graduate transfer and St. Bonaventure guard Kyle Lofton on Friday, a potentially huge addition for new coach Todd Golden.

Lofton earned All-Atlantic 10 honors each of the past three seasons while totaling 1,613 points and 604 assists. The 6-foot-3 point guard started 116 games during his four years with the Bonnies, averaging a nation-leading 38.1 minutes a game and shooting 42.1% from the field and 82% from the free-throw line.

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