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  1. Old Big East to be renamed American Athletic Conference

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    The conference formerly known as the Big East, having reached a deal with the so-called “Catholic 7″ to give up its name, has been searching in recent weeks for a new moniker. According to a release, it has found one. The old Big East will now be known as the American Athletic Conference, the conference…

  2. Kevin Ware wants to be an inspiration to his Louisville team at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EST

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    The injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has drawn the attention of a national audience, but he appears to be in good spirits after undergoing surgery to repair the compound fracture and being released from the hospital. Ware has been cleared by doctors to make the trip with the team to the Final Four and…

  3. Cal’s Allen Crabbe will declare for 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EST

    Allen Crabbe

    California junior Allen Crabbe will forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA draft, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. Crabbe is coming off a season in which he led the Pac-12 with 18.4 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds. He was also named the conference’s Player of the…

  4. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…

  5. Report: FIU coach Richard Pitino close to finalizing deal with Minnesota

    Apr 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EST

    Richard Pitino

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. While his dad is headed to the Final Four in Atlanta with Louisville, a report says that FIU head coach Richard Pitino could steal at least a share of the family spotlight this week. According to Andy Katz of ESPN.com, Minnesota is finalizing a deal to…

  6. American’s Jeff Jones reportedly to be hired at Old Dominion

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

    Jeff Jones

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Head coach Jeff Jones will leave American University and take over in the same capacity at Old Dominion, David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting. According to the report, the hire will be formally announced at a press conference on Thursday. Jones has spent the…

  7. What is next for the Rutgers administration in wake of Mike Rice’s firing? (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    Tim Pernetti

    Once the state’s governor goes as far to release a statement regarding the coaching situation at a school, it’s all but done. When that governor is Chris Christie, a man with a good deal of national visibility, it’s really done. Rutgers fired head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday morning after video leaked to the…

  8. Mark Cuban: ‘If Brittney Griner can play, we’ll take her with our second-round pick’

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:52 AM EST

    Brittney Griner

    After a dominating four years at the college level, Baylor’s Brittney Griner is all but a lock to be the top overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pointed out the obvious in saying he’d draft her, too. Well, it would be obvious if Cuban were talking about the WNBA,…

  9. Iowa takes down Maryland to advance to NIT championship

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:16 AM EST

    Iowa

    The championship game is set for the NIT at Madison Square Garden. Behind 21 points from swingman Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa beat Maryland, 71-60, to secure a spot in the NIT championship game against Baylor to be played Thursday night. Iowa won simply by being efficient with the basketball. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over just…

  10. Jerome Seagears to transfer from Rutgers in wake of Mike Rice video leak

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:36 PM EST

    Jerome Seagears

    On the same day that video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice physically confronting and swearing at players was leaked to the press, news has broken that sophomore guard Jerome Seagears would be transferring out of the program. Brendan Prunty of NJ.com first reported the story, which also says that junior college transfer Vincent Garrett will…

  11. Sophomore Amir Garrett will transfer from St. John’s

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

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    Sophomore swingman Amir Garrett will leave the St. John’s program and transfer to another institution, he announced via a series of messages on his Twitter page Tuesday night. Garrett, who came to St. John’s in the second semester of his freshman season after running to eligibility issues with the NCAA at the beginning of the…

  12. Pierre Jackson, Baylor beat BYU to advance to NIT final

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    Pierre Jackson

    Senior point guard Pierre Jackson had a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to a 76-70 win over BYU in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City Tuesday night. Jackson was one of two Baylor Bears who tallied a double-double, along with 14 points and…

  13. One and Done: Steven Adams to enter 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 2, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Steven Adams

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Pittsburgh freshman Steven Adams will leave school after one season and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft, the school announced in a statement Tuesday. Adams is a 7-0, 250-pound native of New Zealand who averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds,…

  14. New Mexico officially names Craig Neal head coach

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:41 PM EST

    Craig Neal

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Remove the “interim” tag from his title. New Mexico officially announced Tuesday that longtime assistant and short-time interim head coach Craig Neal will take over the program after the departure of Steve Alford to UCLA. It will be announced to the public Wednesday at a press…

  15. Alex Poythress will not enter NBA Draft, will return to Kentucky

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Alex Poythress

    Freshman forward Alex Poythress will not enter the NBA draft and will instead return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, the school announced in a release Tuesday evening. Poythress, a 6-7, 239-pound native of Tennessee, averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season for a Kentucky team that missed the NCAA tournament and…

  16. UNC-Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach hired to become assistant at UNCW

    Apr 2, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Eddie Biedenbach

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. UNC-Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach will leave the position that he has help for 17 seasons in order to become an assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington, the school announced Tuesday. Biedenbach is the all-time winningest coach in Big South history and won four regular-season conference championships and…

  17. Trey Zeigler on the move again, will reportedly transfer from Pitt

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

    Trey Zeigler

    Pittsburgh junior Trey Zeigler will transfer after only one season with the school, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Zeigler played for Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon for one season after transferring to the school from Central Michigan. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to play right away with the…

  18. Leading scorers Ricky Tarrant, Josh Davis receive releases from Tulane

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Ricky Tarrant

    Sophomore Ricky Tarrant will not be returning to Tulane next season and has decided to transfer to another institution, he announced via his Twitter page on Tuesday. The 6-2 native of Pleasant Grove, Ala., was the team’s second-leading scorer last season with 15.7 points per game to go along with 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He reached…

  19. All-American Keith Frazier commits to Larry Brown, SMU

    Apr 2, 2013, 5:50 PM EST

    Larry Brown

    Larry Brown has landed a few key transfers during his short time thus far at SMU, but now he has made his first big splash on the recruiting trail. Brown secured a commitment from McDonald’s All-American guard Keith Frazier Tuesday, the high school senior announced via his Twitter page. He chose SMU over Texas Tech…

  20. Is Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall disliked? (VIDEO)

    Apr 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

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    Dan Patrick talks with Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall as his team prepares for the Final Four in Atlanta. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  21. Louisville guard Kevin Ware leaves hospital after surgery

    Apr 2, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Louisville guard Kevin Ware has left an Indianapolis hospital after undergoing surgery to repair a compound fracture in his right leg that he suffered Sunday in a Cardinal win over Duke. According to the Associated Press, Ware is headed back to Louisville’s campus…

  22. Michigan controlled tempo from the start and now it’s in the Final Four

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    Michigan

    There were a few things Florida needed to do to beat Michigan on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. The Gators needed to force Michigan into turning the ball over, thus allowing them to get out in transition and score points. The Gators needed to contain perimeter shooters that allow the Wolverines to get…

  23. Bobby Hurley welcomes head role in Buffalo, set to hire staff

    Mar 31, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

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    Bobby Hurley was a star in his own right, earning three trips to the Final Four as a member of the Duke Blue Devils and going on to play in the NBA. Now he has a different starring role in a different situation, hired this past week to become the next head coach at Buffalo…

  24. Wichita State’s run making big money for Missouri Valley

    Mar 31, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Wichita State

    Wichita State is making the Missouri Valley’s first appearance in the Final Four since Larry Bird and Indiana State made the same run in 1979. Aside from the free exposure that the journey is giving the school and the conference, the Missouri Valley is getting some good solid money from the NCAA. The NCAA pays…

  25. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…