TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama has established a basketball scholarship in honor of the late C.M. Newton.
The C.M. Newton Memorial Scholarship, announced Monday, will benefit a men's basketball player. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer led Alabama's basketball program from 1968-80. He died June 4 at the age of 88.
Athletic director Greg Byrne says the school "wanted to find another way to have Coach Newton's legacy live on at the University of Alabama."