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Evansville, McCarty sued over rape claim

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EVANSVILLE. Ind. (AP) A former student is suing the University of Evansville and its former basketball coach, Walter McCarty, accusing him of rape and the school of not protecting students from him, allegations that both deny.

The Title IX lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Evansville claims the university was aware of harassment and assault claims against McCarty more than a year before his January 2020 dismissal but failed to protect students from him.

The former student, identified as Jane Doe, is a former university athletic trainer, the 34-page complaint said. It alleges McCarty sent the woman inappropriate texts and messages on social media that culminated in him pressuring her to visit his home after midnight on Dec. 9, 2019, when the attack occurred.

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NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for the athletes, the NCAA is about to make a monumental change to its transfer rules.

The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday, and the agenda includes voting on a proposal that would grant all college athletes the ability to transfer one time as undergraduates without having to then sit out a season of competition.

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Creighton star Zegarowski to enter draft

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Marcus Zegarowski announced Tuesday he is leaving Creighton and declaring for the NBA draft, the biggest name in an exodus that started after the Bluejays' run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

Zegarowski was one of the top point guards in the nation, averaging a team-leading 15.8 points per game as a junior after being named the Big East preseason player of the year.

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Louisville lands Florida transfer Locke

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has announced that former Florida guard Noah Locke has transferred to the program after an impressive perimeter shooting career with the Gators.

The 6-foot-3 Locke averaged 10.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as while starting 24 of 25 contests as a Gators junior. He made a team-best 57 3-pointers on 141 attempts and averaged 2.3 made 3s per outing to rank fifth in the Southeastern Conference. Locke's 217 3s rank ninth in school history.

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Davis' UNC deal averages $2M annually

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's five-year deal with new men's basketball coach Hubert Davis will pay an average of $2 million annually in salary, compensation from apparel and multimedia deals, and an expense allowance.

The school has released terms for Davis, a former Tar Heels player under Dean Smith who had spent the past nine seasons as an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams before becoming his successor. The 50-year-old Davis, who played a dozen years in the NBA, is a first-time college head coach.

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MSU's Kithier enters transfer portal

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has entered the transfer portal.

Kither made the announcement on Tuesday, saying he plans to graduate in May.

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UNLV G Grill heading back to Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) Caleb Grill will transfer back to Iowa State after playing last season at UNLV for new Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger.

Otzelberger announced Grill's move Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 guard started all 27 games for the Runnin' Rebels last season and averaged 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

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IUPUI hires ex-star Crenshaw as coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IUPUI hired former basketball star Matt Crenshaw as its head coach on Tuesday.

The decision could bring stability back to the program after two seasons of uncertainty. Jason Gardner resigned as coach in August 2019 after he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Jaguars promoted Byron Rimm II to interim head coach, then kept him last season, without the interim title, in part because the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the school from conducting a full coaching search.

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Spartans' Henry to enter NBA draft

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Aaron Henry has decided to skip his senior season at Michigan State to enter the NBA draft.

Henry said Monday he plans to sign with an agent.

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Purdue F Williams to test NBA waters

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter is bringing back one familiar face and could be losing another.

Just hours after announcing he rehired Paul Lusk as an assistant coach, all-conference forward Trevion Williams announced Monday he would enter the NBA draft but would not hire an agent. Williams' decision means he could still return to school for his final season if he withdraws from the draft by July 19.

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