Howard played three seasons (2000 to 2003) under Self at Illinois and later returned to his alma mater as an assistant. He spent five years on Bruce Weber’s staff before joining Larry Brown at SMU prior to last season.
Starks, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard, decided to leave Oregon State to be closer to his ailing grandmother in Chicago. He will seek a family hardship waiver from the NCAA and could be eligible next season. He also considered transferring to Bradley.
DePaul says it has granted forward Donnavan Kirk permission to seek a transfer.
Krzyzewski is returning for another 4-year stint, extending a run that included leading the Americans to two straight Olympic golds while helping reshape a program that needed a jolt to keep up with the growth of international basketball.
The school said Thursday that guard Allerik Freeman of Charlotte, N.C., asked for and was granted his release from a national letter of intent he signed last November.
The decision caps a whirlwind season in which Olynyk went from afterthought to All-America selection and led Gonzaga to the top spot on The Associated Press poll for the first time in school history.
Iowa State released fresh details Wednesday of its internal investigation into NCAA recruiting violations, saying it found “a significant number” of impermissible calls and text messages made by coaches in football, men’s basketball and several other sports.
This was the best feeling of all. The Cardinals (35-5) lived up to their billing as the top overall seed in the tournament, though they sure had to work for it.Louisville trailed Wichita State by a dozen in the second half of the national semifinals, before rallying for a 72-68 victory. This time, they fell behind by 12 in the first half, though a stunning spurt at the end of the period wiped out the entire deficit.
Kansas State says sophomore forward Adrian Diaz has decided to transfer.
The school had granted Purvis a release to transfer to any school outside the Atlantic Coast Conference except Missouri and Cincinnati, which the program plans to add to its nonconference schedule. The ACC ban includes eventual new arrivals Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville.