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  1. Seth Davis previews Monday’s national championship game with Dan Patrick (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT


    Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis on the Dan Patrick Show to recap the Final Four and preview Monday’s national championship game. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  2. Guard Pe’Shon Howard to transfer from Maryland

    Apr 8, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    Pe'Shon Howard

    Maryland junior Pe’Shon Howard will transfer away from College Park and likely move closer to his ailing grandmother in California, the school announced in a release on Monday. Howard spent three seasons with the Terrapins and averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 assists per game during his junior season. Over the course of his career, he…

  3. Rick Pitino caps off huge week with Hall of Fame induction

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT


    Regardless of how good you thought your week was, Rick Pitino’s was better. First, his son was hired at Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith as its next head coach. Aside from the fact that Pitino is his son, he was also a former assistant at Louisville. Then, Pitino’s co-owned horse, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby…

  4. Patric Young will reportedly return to Florida for senior season

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

    Patric Young

    Florida forward Patric Young may already have the frame of an NBA player, but he’ll be returning to school for his senior season. Jeff Goodman of is reporting that Young will not be among those entering the draft early and will return to Billy Donovan’s team in the fall. The 6-9, 249-pound Young averaged…

  5. Dan Patrick gives his take on Jim Boeheim/reporter feud at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT


    Dan Patrick gives his take on the feud between Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and reporter Gregg Doyel following the Orange’s loss to Michigan in the Final Four this weekend. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  6. Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart to join Andy Enfield’s staff at USC

    Apr 8, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT


    UPDATED 8 April 2013, 1:01 p.m. ET To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Former Syracuse guard and current Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart will leave the Waves and join coach Andy Enfield’s staff at USC, Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson announced via Twitter Monday morning. Hart is a native of the Los Angeles…

  7. Rutgers to launch independent investigation of Mike Rice case

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Less than one week after the firing of coach Mike Rice and just days after the story deepened with news of an FBI investigation into the case, Rutgers has launched an independent investigation into the conduct of Rice and the way in which the situation was handled over the weeks and months that followed, the…

  8. P.J. Hairston reportedly turning down NBA draft, will return to UNC

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston will not enter the 2013 NBA Draft and will instead return to school for his junior season, Jeff Goodman of is reporting. Hairston was the Tar Heels’ second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season. North Carolina finished with an overall record of 25-11,…

  9. Gregg Marshall reportedly takes out ad in newspaper Sunday

    Apr 7, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Gregg Marshall

    Gregg Marshall’s name comes up every spring as a possible mid-major coach who could make the jump to a BCS conference. This past week, though, he was focused on his team’s run to the Final Four and when they came up short against Louisville, he found a way to thank them. He reportedly took out…

  10. Melissa McCarthy, SNL parody Mike Rice Rutgers scandal (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Melissa McCarthy

    Host Melissa McCarthy and the SNL crew had an alternative take on the events that have unfolded at Rutgers over the past week. Watch above. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  11. Jim Boeheim, reporter feud at Final Four press conference (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Questions about Jim Boeheim’s future with Syracuse had drawn attention in the weeks prior to the Final Four, but he appeared to have cleared them up before his team’s matchup with Michigan Saturday night. But’s Gregg Doyel asked the question again in the video above, drawing the response below: Q. When do you think…

  12. Report: FBI investigating possible extortion by Rutgers whistle-blower Eric Murdock

    Apr 7, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Eric Murdock

    The FBI has reportedly launched an investigation to examine whether former Rutgers staffer Eric Murdock, the man who leaked videotapes that ultimately led to the firing of coach Mike Rice, tried to extort his former employer. According to a report in the New York Times, Murdock’s lawyer sent a letter to the university with a request…

  13. Assistant and interim head coach Bob Cantu will not be retained by USC

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    Bob Cantu

    Longtime assistant Bob Cantu will not remain on the USC bench during the Andy Enfield era, the coach acknowledged via his Twitter page Saturday night. “I would like to thank USC for 12 good years!” he wrote. “I will not be returning as a coach at USC and wish the best to the future staff.Fight…

  14. Empire State Building set to light up colors of Final Four teams

    Apr 6, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building in New York City will commemorate this weekend’s Final Four games by alternating the colors on display at the top of the historic city landmark. From Syracuse’s official athletic website: Beginning at sunset on Saturday, ESB will shine its four sides for each team: North Side: Syracuse University (orange and blue)…

  15. Jalyn Patterson’s last-second 3 gives Montverde NHSI championship

    Apr 6, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT


    We can only hope for endings as entertaining as this at this weekend’s Final Four. With 12 seconds to play, St. Benedict’s guard and Syracuse commit Tyler Ennis hit a three-pointer off an inbounds pass to give the Gray Bees a 65-64 lead. On the ensuing possession, Florida-bound Montverde senior Kasey Hill drove the length…

  16. Oregon St. assistant David Grace to join Steve Alford’s staff at UCLA

    Apr 6, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Steve Alford

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Oregon State assistant David Grace will leave his position with the Beavers and take over in the same capacity at UCLA, multiple outlets are reporting and the coach confirmed via Twitter early Sunday morning. Grace spent five seasons with Oregon State and has also served in…

  17. Rosters and schedule announced for 2013 Portsmouth Invitational

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament gives college seniors an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA and European scouts, with many hoping to improve their draft stock and sneak into the second round, or break from the second round into the first. Below is the roster for the tournament, with the schedule found here…

  18. Arizona assistant James Whitford hired as head coach at Ball State

    Apr 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    James Whitford

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Arizona associate head coach James Whitford has been introduced as the next head coach at Ball State, the school announced Saturday. The vacancy was created when Ball State fired coach Billy Taylor on March 14 after six seasons and an 84-99 overall record. “In my mind,…

  19. Andrew Wiggins’ brother: Kentucky may not be best fit for nation’s top prospect

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:51 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    If Andrew Wiggins chooses to attend Kentucky, he would round out one of the most impressive recruiting classes in recent memory. But if the opinion of Wiggins’ brother, Nick, is any indication perhaps the younger Wiggins does not want to be part of such a massive, high-powered class. “They’ve got a couple kids coming (back),…

  20. Santa Clara beats George Mason to win CBI championship

    Apr 6, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Kerry Keating

    The Final Four gets underway Saturday, but one of the smaller dances came to an end Friday night. Santa Clara won Game 3 of its three-game series against George Mason, 80-77, to win the CBI championship at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Senior Kevin Foster, who has been an offensive force for Santa Clara all…

  21. Aaron Gordon wins MVP of McDonald’s All-American Game

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Aaron Gordon capped off an eventful week in the best way a high school star could hope for, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds on his way to winning the MVP away at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago, Ill., Wednesday. His West team defeated the East, 110-99. Gordon committed to coach Sean Miller…

  22. Louisville says it is not profiting off of Kevin Ware tribute gear

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware shirt

    Social media reacted negatively Wednesday to new “Ri5e to the Occasion” shirts that adidas began selling on its website for $24.99 a pop. The shirt references a slogan already used in Louisville team apparel, but is modified slightly to include the No. 5, that of which currently belongs to guard Kevin Ware. Ware, of course,…

  23. Rutgers reportedly targeting URI coach Dan Hurley to replace Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Dan Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Following the video leak scandal that ultimately led to the end of Mike Rice’s coaching tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights are already looking for a replacement and could have their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Rutgers is targeting Rhode Island coach Dan…

  24. NC State’s Rodney Purvis barred from transferring to Missouri, Cincinnati

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis

    NC State guard Rodney Purvis was granted his release from the Wolfpack after announcing his intent to transfer, but not without a condition. It is often the case that players can be barred from transferring within a conference, but NC State has disallowed him from transferring to Missouri and Cincinnati as well. Why? Because the…

  25. Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for senior season

    Apr 3, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for his senior season, but perhaps his antics will not. Whether we are to believe that second claim or not, Henderson explained both in a letter to Rebel fans posted on the school’s website Wednesday. “I play the game with a lot of passion, and sometimes that passion…