The Bluefield College president suspended players because kneeling "shuts down a number of individuals from listening to the message" protesting racial injustice.
Keyontae Johnson, a forward for the University of Florida, collapsed during a game against Florida State earlier this month. The cause remains unknown.
The Georgetown legend mentored 26 players selected for the NBA draft during his tenure.
It’s the first Division I conference to cancel football games and other competition in the fall.
The NCAA announced it would cancel the immensely popular college basketball tournaments as the COVID-19 outbreak expands across the country.
The outspoken analyst, who covers the NCAA Tournament for CBS and Turner, made the statement as coronavirus fears mount.
The decision follows guidance from public health officials to limit large public gatherings on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ESPN-owned SEC Network said the on-air remark during a basketball game was "unacceptable."
Cosmo flew more than 22 feet for the alley-oop jam to liven up a timeout during a weekend game.
Kansas player Silvio De Sousa, now suspended indefinitely, was poised to hit someone with a stool.