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Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts after cutting down the net after beating Michigan 79-62 in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) **FILE**

FBI probe, Villanova’s defense top next season’s storylines

- Associated Press

A year ago at this time, Villanova faced the question of whether it could keep rolling after two seasons of key player losses from its 2016 national championship team. The Wildcats offered an emphatic answer with Monday night’s win against Michigan, the finale for a dominating run through the NCAA Tournament.

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FILE - In this March 25, 2018, file photo, Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith, top, dunks against Villanova during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final in Boston. Texas Tech standout freshman guard Smith says he is signing with an agent and will be available in the NBA draft. Smith said in a Twitter post that he is signing with Roc Nation and forgoing the rest of his collegiate career. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith turning pro

Associated Press

Zhaire Smith is turning pro after a standout freshman season at Texas Tech that included several highlight dunks and the Red Raiders going to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.

FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2018, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. Center, in an Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participates in a panel discussion at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York. At right, in an April 5, 2018, file photo, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. Commissioners of the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences say they're confident that the committee led by Condoleeza Rice will reach "impactful" conclusions as it studies corruption in college basketball. (AP Photo/File)

Swofford expects 'substantive' findings from Rice commission

- Associated Press

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects "substantive" recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.

Associated Press staffers Howie Rumberg, left, and Oskar Garcia pose for a photograph Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York, after they were named deputy sports editors for newsgathering and storytelling at the AP. Rumberg and Garcia will oversee a team of more than 100 journalists reporting and editing sports news in all media formats across the world. They will direct coverage of breaking news, planned events and enterprise and will lead efforts to integrate new techniques into the core work of developing and presenting distinctive stories to AP customers and emerging audiences. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Rumberg, Garcia named AP deputy sports editors

Associated Press

The Associated Press has named Howie Rumberg deputy sports editor for newsgathering and Oskar Garcia deputy sports editor for storytelling, helping lead the global department's efforts to report and present the most compelling sports journalism.