Kazembe Abif, a forward on the Drexel men's basketball team, will miss the 2014-15 season because of an injured right knee. Abif, who just completed his junior year, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury last week during individual workouts. He was a starter at forward, averaging 7.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 16 games, before he was injured in January.
St. Joseph's seniors Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. were selected to take part in the Portsmouth Invitational, Wednesday to Saturday in Virginia. They join Pennsbury graduate Dalton Pepper of Temple, Villanova's James Bell, and Delaware guards Devon Saddler and Davon Usher in the 12-game showcase for senior NBA prospects.
Underclassmen entering the NBA draft include Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III, skipping their last two seasons at Michigan; Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant; and Arizona's Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson. Freshman swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson of Chester is staying in Tucson for another year.
Cuonzo Martin is leaving Tennessee to coach basketball at California.
Former Nevada-Las Vegas hoops coach Jerry Tarkanian, 83, could go home from a Las Vegas hospital this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.
Mollie Marcoux was hired as Princeton's athletic director, leaving her job as a sports-management executive and returning to the school where she starred in two sports. She succeeds Gary Walters, who said last fall he would be retiring after 20 years. Marcoux is Princeton's first female athletic director since the position was first held in 1941.
Western Illinois hired Billy Wright as its basketball coach. He succeeds Jim Molinari, who resigned last week.
Temple's American Athletic Conference football game at Houston was changed from Oct. 18 to Oct. 17, in the first season at the Cougars' new 39,089-seat stadium.
- Staff and wire reports