‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation's largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing Wednesday that 11 of its 36 varsity sports will be shuttered next year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions.

Cunningham says Boynton key reason he stayed at Oklahoma St

Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton kept star recruit Cade Cunningham from leaving the program, in part, because he was willing to lose him. Cunningham, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has chose to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham was impressed with the way Boynton approached him after the NCAA handed down its decision.

Florida’s Mann returning for sophomore year, chance to start

Florida guard Tre Mann is returning for his sophomore season. Mann withdrew his name from the NBA draft Tuesday and plans to stay in school at least another year, a significant and somewhat expected development for fifth-year coach Mike White. Mann surprised the Gators by announcing in late April he planned to explore his professional options.