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Iowa suspends Pemsl for suspected DUI

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team.

The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday on a driving under the influence charge.

Iowa City authorities say in a court filing that the 22-year-old, 6-foot-9 Pemsl had bloodshot eyes, failed a field sobriety test and registered a blood alcohol content of .151 on a breath test when he was pulled over at around 3 a.m. The legal limit to drive is .08.


UCLA AD Guerrero to retire in July 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dan Guerrero will retire as UCLA athletic director next July, ending a 17-year tenure that is the second-longest among current ADs in the Power Five.

Guerrero announced Thursday that he made the decision to step down in 2020 after successfully fighting a previously undisclosed cancer. He credited UCLA's medical team with helping him beat the disease and said his future prognosis is "excellent."


Chattanooga extends Paris' contract

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Chattanooga has extended coach Lamont Paris' contract by two years through the 2024-25 season going into his third season of his original deal.

Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the extension Thursday.


L'ville, Pitino settle two-way lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore.

So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing his termination to a resignation.


UVa's Bennett declines raise, aids staff

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.

University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year contract extension, but instead of a pay hike for himself, the coach asked athletic director Carla Williams to focus his staff and the program. The release also stated that Bennett and his wife also made a $500,000 contribution toward a career-development program for current and former players.


Iowa St. to explore redesign near venues

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use "arts, culture and community district' between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium.

The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park President Rick Sanders will lead a $300,000 feasibility study on the area, which is now mostly a series of parking lots. Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen transferred oversight of the Iowa State Center, a series of buildings near the basketball coliseum and the football stadium, to the athletic department.


Drake F Murphy charged after shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A Drake men's basketball player has been charged with an off-campus shooting that he says was accidental.

Des Moines police say Tremell Murphy was charged Thursday with discharging a firearm inside city limits and making false reports to law enforcement. Court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.


Virginia raises banner, celebrates title

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it happen with cheers and adoration.

Coach Tony Bennett said the event was timed so that former members of the program and coaches could enjoy it. A more traditional celebration at the beginning of the next season, he said, would have prevented any former players still competing from attending, and made it difficult for coaches still coaching to enjoy.


DePaul, Leitao negotiating extension

CHICAGO (AP) DePaul says it is negotiating a contract extension with men's basketball coach Dave Leitao through the 2023-24 season.

Leitao was hired in 2015 and has pushed to return the Blue Demons to respectability in his second stint as their head coach. DePaul went 19-17 last season and reached the College Basketball Invitational championship, falling to South Florida in three games.


OVC tourney in Evansville through 2023

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) The Ohio Valley Conference has agreed to continue holding its men's and women's basketball tournaments at Evansville, Indiana, through at least 2023.

OVC officials announced Thursday that they have voted to accept a three-year agreement that will keep the tournaments at the Ford Center through 2023.

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