Duke loses PG Tre Jones to shoulder injury

Point guard Tre Jones left top-ranked Duke's game against Syracuse on Monday night with a right shoulder injury. Jones was listed as questionable to return, according to a post on the program's official Twitter account. Jones collided with Syracuse's Frank Howard while chasing a loose ball with 14:23 left in the first half. Howard picked up his third foul on the play - Jones' fourth steal of the game. Jones, the younger brother of former Duke and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.93 that is nearly twice that of any other player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He was replaced by sophomore Jordan Goldwire, with freshman forward RJ Barrett also helping out on defense against the Orange's point guards. The Blue Devils were already down one starter when Cameron Reddish was held out with an unspecified illness.
January 14, 2019

Kansas loses Azubuike for season to torn hand tendon

Kansas will be without center Udoka Azubuike for the remainder of the season after an MRI exam revealed the 7-footer tore ligaments in his right hand during practice. X-rays did not show the severity of the injury. The MRI exam revealed the tendon tear, which is similar to a torn tendon Azubuike had in his opposite hand in December 2016 that sidelined him the remainder of his freshman season.
January 6, 2019

Foot injury ends Bol Bol's Oregon career

Bol Bol's lone season at Oregon is over after nine games due to a left foot injury. Bol announced on Twitter on Thursday that his college career was over. The son of late former NBA player Manute Bol, Bol was considered one of college basketball's top incoming freshman prior to the 2018-19 season and is projected as an NBA lottery pick. Bol led the Ducks with 21 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots per game. He shot 56 percent from the floor and 52 percent from the 3-point arc, also leading the Ducks. Bol missed Oregon's last four games due to the injury.
January 3, 2019

K-State forward Wade out indefinately

Kansas State senior forward Dean Wade will be out for an undetermined period of time after sustaining an injury in the second half against Georgia State. A starter in all nine games this season, Wade has averaged 13.6 points on 52.2 percent shooting (47-of-90), including 40 percent (6-of-15) from 3-point range, to go with a team-high 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 29.8 minutes per game.
December 16, 2018

Alabama QB Tagovailoa facing ankle surgery

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will have surgery on his right ankle and recovery is expected to take about two weeks. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tells ESPN that Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain and will have it scoped. He says recovery time for most of his players for this procedure has typically been "a two-week deal." Saban is hoping Tagovailoa will be back by the time No. 1 Alabama starts practice for the Orange Bowl semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma on Dec. 29. Tagovailoa hurt his right ankle when an offensive lineman stepped on it in the fourth quarter of the Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 6 Georgia. The Heisman Trophy candidate was helped off the field and didn't return to the game.
December 2, 2018

South Carolina starter Minaya to have surgery

South Carolina starting forward Justin Minaya will have surgery on his right knee this week and be out indefinitely. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Minaya's status Tuesday. Martin says the 6-foot-5 sophomore Minaya would begin rehab immediately, although a timetable for his return would be determined after the operation. Minaya hurt himself in practice this past Sunday. He missed Monday night's 81-61 loss to Southern Conference opponent Wofford. Minaya is the son of ex-New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya. The younger Minaya started 30 games as a freshman for the Gamecocks (3-2) where he averaged nearly eight points and more than four rebounds.
November 27, 2018

TCU senior Broadnax out with undisclosed medical condition

TCU starting senior defensive tackle Joseph Broadnax isn't expected to play again because of an undisclosed medical condition initially discovered during a preseason screening. Coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday that he couldn't elaborate but that an MRI during the summer found something in the early stages that was OK then. But the 6-foot, 294-pound Broadnax didn't play Saturday at West Virginia after showing signs related to the condition, including weakness in his arm. "Now you've got to be smart and you've got to take care of it," Patterson said. The screening last summer was part of a study TCU's football program is involved with to assist in the prevention and treatment of concussions. Broadnax's condition isn't concussion-related, but Patterson said the player is going "to have an opportunity to live a lot longer because they caught it." The coach said it might have gone undetected for 10 to 20 years otherwise, and that there is medicine that can help.
November 13, 2018

Maryland QB Kasim Hill out for the year with torn ACL

Maryland starting quarterback Kasim Hill will miss the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, interim coach Matt Canada said Tuesday. Hill suffered the injury in Saturdayıs game at Indiana. After playing in three games last year, Hill tore his right ACL, and missed the remainder of the that season. Midway through the second quarter in the Terrapinsı recent game, Hill scrambled on a play, and his left leg twisted as he was tackled to the ground. Hill appeared to be in pain as trainers tended to him on the turf, but he walked off the field. He came out for the second half wearing street clothes, and backup Tyrrell Pigrome finished the game. Hill finished this season completing 84 of his 170 pass attempts for 1,083 yards. He threw for nine touchdowns and four interceptions. In the games against Rutgers and Illinois, Hill threw a career-high three touchdowns, but through parts of the season, he has been inconsistent. Maryland has relied on a run-heavy offense, and Hill threw for more than 100 yards in just four games.
November 13, 2018

UConn linebacker hospitalized after suffering stroke

Iowa guard Kathleen Doyle broke her left hand during practice and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Doyle, a preseason All-Big Ten selection, fractured the third and fourth metacarpals in her non-shooting hand. Doyle, a junior, averaged 11.1 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 30 games last season, and she led the Big Ten with 7.5 assists per game in conference action last season.
November 2, 2018

Wisconsin's Aleem Ford out indefinitely with knee injury

Wisconsin forward Aleem Ford is out indefinitely with a knee injury, a blow to the Badgers' frontcourt depth. Ford will have surgery, but is expected to return later this season. The 6-foot-8 Ford figured to be the first forward off the bench for coach Greg Gard's team. He averaged 5.8 points and shot a team-high 40.9 percent from 3-point range in playing all 33 games, including 20 starts. Ford had 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 3 of 3 from three-point line, in a closed scrimmage this week against Iowa State.
October 31, 2018