In soccer, Leicester City have won the Premier League after starting as ridiculous underdogs... Teachers in Detroit are staying out of school after learning they won't be paid for May and June's work... A baby girl survived after 80 hours trapped under the rubble of a building in Kenya... somehow, Prince didn't have a will, so court proceedings have started to determine who has the right to the musician's millions - and back vault of music... a 45-year-old FBI agent pleads guilty to stealing over $130K seized during drug investigations... Niccolò Machiavelli was born 547 years ago today.
Kassoum Yakwe and Danaejhah Grant won awards from St. John's athletics - congratulations!
Returnees to college day!
Rutgers basketball expects to get star frshman guard Corey Sanders back after he was not selected to attend the NBA Scouting Combine. He'll be an integral part of Steve Pikiell's attack next season along with Kansas State transfer Nigel Johnson. Judging by Sanders' skill to hand out assists and get to the rim - and without Eddie Jordan's ability to squeeze the life out of offensive basketball - that's a good return for Rutgers. Pikiell says there were some "wow" moments in working out his roster... but not positive "wows".
Florida State returns Xavier Ranthan-Mayes, and the Seminoles could have one of the best backcourts in the country - and maybe enough to challenge for an NCAA Tournament spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Spike Albrecht, who famously starred for Michigan in the 2013 title game loss, dropping 17 points and getting the attention of Kate Upton, will transfer from Michigan to Purdue for his final year. Albrecht was going to retire after a pair of hip surgeries but felt the itch to get back on the court... only to find that Michigan had made other plans and had plans for his scholarship. Albrecht joins a Purdue team in deep need of guard play after his head coach at Michigan, John Bielein, dropped the in-conference transfer restriction.
New to college!
DePaul gets a recruit from Indian Hills Community College named Tre`Darius McCallum, a 6'7" forward originally from South Carolina. He's had a bit of a journey to get to Division I basketball, but he shoots 41% from outside the arc and 55% overall, and averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game.
UNLV even got a player. Malian native Chieckna Dembele, a 6'11" center, comes in the fill the hole left by the departures of players like Stephen Zimmerman, Chris Obekpa, Goodluck Obonokoh (ok, he left mid-season), Ben Carter, the team managers, the boys who sweep the floor, the lizards who lived under the bleachers... but Marvin Menzies is finding a way to build a team, having gotten wing Dwayne Morgan to return.
After some reported NCAA violations at Northern Colorado, the Bears fired coach B.J. Hill and have finally hired his replacement, Jeff Linder, an assistant with Boise State basketball.
The University of Delaware, meanwhile, has been coach-free for well over a month.