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Northwestern to extend Collins

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Northwestern has agreed to a new contract with football coach Pat Fitzgerald that runs through the 2026 season, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because Northwestern planned to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. In a news release, the school said a news conference was scheduled with Fitzgerald, athletic director Jim Phillips and basketball coach Chris Collins at the Under Armour Brand House in Chicago on Tuesday. One of the people who spoke to the AP says Collins is also receiving a new contract.

ESPN was first to report Fitzgerald's deal.


UNC's Berry, Pinson put names in draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina juniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson will join freshman Tony Bradley in declaring for the NBA draft, though they won't hire agents.

The school announced the moves Monday.


Louisville F Johnson to hire agent

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 Johnson said Monday in a release that his decision followed a talk with coach Rick Pitino. Johnson added that it was important to help his family and promised to "work incredibly hard to give it my best shot. I'll be rooting for the Ville next year."


Rutgers to dedicate court to Valvano

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers will dedicate its basketball court at the College Ave Gym on Saturday to former Scarlet Knights co-captain and school hall of famer Jim Valvano.

The dedication at what's affectionately referred to as "The Barn" will take place on the university's annual Rutgers Day.


Oklahoma, USC among HOF Classic field

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oklahoma will play Southern California and St. John's will take on Arizona State in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic this fall.

The one-day doubleheader will be played Dec. 8 at Staples Center.


Gonzaga F Williams to test NBA waters

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga junior Johnathan Williams has declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility he will return for his senior season.

By not signing with an agent, Williams has until May 24 to decide whether to remain in the draft or withdraw and return to Gonzaga.


UCLA C Anigbogu to stay in draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ike Anigbogu has hired an agent, ensuring the freshman won't return to UCLA's basketball team.

The 6-foot-10 forward-center has posted a photo of himself with new agent Jason Glushon on Twitter. Anigbogu had declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, but didn't immediately sign with an agent, which would have allowed him to return to Westwood.

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