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  1. Indictments made in alleged drug ring involving Kansas Jayhawks

    Jul 15, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Indictments have been made in the alleged drug ring tied to the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team, now citing 35 people and 101 counts of wrongdoing. According to the Associated Press, federal prosecutors allege that the ring supplied $17 million worth of drugs to people mostly residing in Kansas, which then goes on to make the…

  2. Son of former college star Chris Mullin is forging his own path on the court

    Jul 15, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

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    Chris Mullin Sr. had a legendary career at the collegiate level and went on to a Hall-of-Fame career in the pros, but now his son is looking to work to take a similar path. He sat down at Hoop Group Elite Camp with Daniel Martin to talk about his father, his transfer, and basketball. Daniel…

  3. How do social media networks affect the way we consume college sports?

    Jul 14, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Check out Twitter during any major college sporting event and you’re bound to see that most trending topics have something to do with the game, even changing minute to minute, depending on what’s going on. So how did we get here? An infographic from CollegeSportsScholarships.com breaks down all of the madness, from where we consume…

  4. Chester High (Pa.) forward Rondae Jefferson stars in remake of classic Michael Jordan/Spike Lee commercial

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Who remembers this classic Michael Jordan/Spike Lee commercial? Well, Rondae Jefferson may not necessarily be the next Jordan, but he is an elite prospect from the Class of 2013 and, with some nifty editing and a solid acting performance, remade the timeless “Mars Blackmon” Nike commerical from Jordan’s heyday. Jefferson, a 6-6 forward from Chester,…

  5. 2015 Marcus Derrickson of Paul VI is young, talented, and developing

    Jul 14, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

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    READING, Pa.–For a player in the Top 10 of his class, it takes some time to crack the shy outer shell of 2015 forward Marcus Derrickson of Paul VI (Va.). Though intense, aggressive, and powerful on the court, the 6-7, 230-pound rising sophomore is reserved when talking to the media, taking a few minutes of…

  6. Blake Griffin’s knee injury gives Anthony Davis another shot on Team USA

    Jul 12, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

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    The injury bug has struck the Team USA frontcourt again, but it now, perhaps, gives former Kentucky star Anthony Davis a shot at Olympic gold. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin twisted his knee during a Team USA scrimmage and has been sent home for evaluation, forcing team officials…

  7. Ticket to Georgetown-Florida aircraft carrier game will cost you $1,000

    Jul 12, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Got a cool $1,000 and can’t decide how to spend it? Go see a basketball game. Georgetown and Florida will participate in the Navy/Marine Corps Classic on a US Naval Carrier Nov. 9 and, according to executive director of sports & entertainment for the City of Jacksonville Alan Verlander in an interview with Sports Radio…

  8. Opening arguments begin Thursday in rape trial for suspended Oklahoma State player Darrell Williams

    Jul 12, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    The trial of suspended Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams is set to begin Thursday, one month after it was delayed for scheduling reasons. According to the Associated Press, a jury was chosen yesterday after three days of questioning and opening arguments will begin today. Williams faces five felony charges, including four counts of rape by…

  9. Hardship waiver for Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs reportedly denied by NCAA

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs has been denied a hardship waiver by the NCAA, J.P. Pelzman of The Bergen Record (N.J.) is reporting. Gibbs, a New Jersey native, transferred from Texas at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, reportedly to be closer to an ailing family member. Judging by the recent precedent set by the…

  10. Quinnipiac extends contract of head coach Tom Moore

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Tom Moore, the two-time NEC Coach of the Year at Quinnipiac, has signed a contract extension through the 2016-17 season, the school announced Wednesday. “Tom and his staff continue to elevate Quinnipiac Men’s Basketball with post-season appearances, academic success and community service,” athletic director Jack McDonald said in a statement. “I and the entire Quinnipiac…

  11. Holy Cross signs coach Milan Brown to one-year extension

    Jul 11, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

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    After a 15-14 at Holy Cross, head coach Milan Brown has been signed to a one-year extension, the school announced Tuesday. Over his two seasons with the team, he is 23-35, including a 4th-place finish in the Patriot League last season. Previous to his time with Holy Cross, he spent seven seasons at Mt. St.…

  12. Bishop O’Connell forward Junior Etou garnering interest from Miami, West Virginia, others

    Jul 11, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    Junior Etou

    READING, Pa.— You might not be able to pinpoint exactly which position would suit 2013 forward Junior Etou best, but, after watching him at Hoop Group Elite Camp Wednesday, it doesn’t seem to matter. Etou is listed at 6-8, but could be closer to 6-6, which would make him a slightly undersized post player at…

  13. Report: 2013 St. Ignatius (Calif.) forward Stephen Domingo to enroll immediately at Georgetown

    Jul 11, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Stephen Domingo, a Georgetown commit from the Class of 2013, will reportedly enroll immediately and prepare for the 2012-13 season with the Hoyas, according to PremierBall.com. Domingo is a Top 50 player from 2013, coming from St. Ignatius (Calif.). He has all of the credits to allow him to graduate from high school and, according…

  14. Schedule announced for 2012 24-hour hoops marathon

    Jul 11, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT

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    UPDATED 11 July 2012, 1:01 PM Fans see this like Christmas in November. For those who cover the game, it calls for the biggest caffeine binge of the year. The match-ups for the 2012 24-hour hoops marathon were released Wednesday, set to take place Tuesday, Nov. 13. Just as it has been in the past,…

  15. Former UCLA Bruin, three-time national champion Kenny Heitz dies at age 65

    Jul 11, 2012, 10:11 AM EDT

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    Kenny Heitz, a three-time national champion with the UCLA Bruins and NBA draft pick, has died after a long battle with cancer, the school confirmed Tuesday. He was 65 years old. “The Bruin family mourns the passing of Kenny Heitz,” said UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “He was an integral member…

  16. Fran McCaffery signs 7-year deal with Iowa

    Jul 10, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Two years into his tenure at Iowa, Fran McCaffery has earned himself a new contract, the school announced Tuesday. McCaffery, who has amassed a 29-37 record with the Hawkeyes, signed a seven-year deal worth a minimum average of $1.66 million per year with a base salary of $1.3 million in 2012-13. “I’m thrilled with where…

  17. Kentucky’s non-conference Rupp Arena schedule released (and it’s weak)

    Jul 10, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Fresh off a national championship and reloaded with a Top 3 recruiting class in the country, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena non-conference schedule was released and, if you were looking for a high-level trifecta like North Carolina, Kansas, and Louisville from this past season, you’re not going to find it. The top billing? Baylor on December 1…

  18. Cam Newton, Auburn basketball player? Tony Barbee has dreamed about it

    Jul 10, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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    A man can dream, right? In a piece dug up by Nick Fasulo over at SB Nation, Auburn head coach Tony Barbee pondered the idea of Cam Newton the basketball player. “He might be bigger than anybody I have on my team,” Barbee said back in 2010. A reporter then probed a bit. Has Barbee ever…

  19. Northwestern assistant Fred Hill sends handwritten letters to reel in recruits

    Jul 10, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Fred Hill

    When the NCAA deregulated texting rules this spring and allowed coaches the power of unlimited texting, commentators predicted two outcomes: One, that players would be inundated with text messages from coaches (which they were) and two, that coaches would have to find a balance with their newly found freedom. But what if coaches didn’t rely…

  20. Houston hires Tulane’s Ronnie Hamilton as assistant

    Jul 8, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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    North Carolina native Ronnie Hamilton has been hired as an assistant at the University of Houston, the school announced Friday. Hamilton comes to the staff after spending two years at Tulane and having previously served on staff at The Citadel, Tarleton State, and UNC-Pembroke. “Houston is a great academic institution with a long tradition in…

  21. UNC commit Nate Britt announces transfer to Oak Hill (Va.) for senior season

    Jul 8, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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    North Carolina commit Nate Britt, a 6-1 guard from Washington, D.C., will transfer to Oak Hill Academy for his final prep season, he announced Sunday on InandOutofSports.com. News of his transfer had been rumored throughout the spring, but today was the first time he publicly confirmed them. Recent weeks had brought conflicting reports from multiple…

  22. Anthony Davis cut from Team USA after training camp in Las Vegas

    Jul 8, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

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    It looks like Anthony Davis will have to wait at least four more years for his first shot at an Olympic gold medal after he was cut from the USA Men’s National Team Saturday. USA Basketball announced its final 12-man roster after training camp in Las Vegas, Nev., and the roster must now be submitted…

  23. USA Basketball U17 team beats Spain, advances to gold medal game at FIBA World Championship

    Jul 8, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

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    The United States U17 basketball team continued its overseas dominance Saturday afternoon, beating Spain, 95-66, to advance to the gold medal game of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. “I thought Spain was very, very prepared for us. They did a lot of very interesting things to us defensively and kind of threw us off…

  24. Source: De La Salle (Calif.) coach Frank Allocco is “No. 1 contender” for St. John’s assistant job

    Jul 7, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Frank Allocco, the head coach of powerhouse De La Salle High School (Calif.), has emerged as the “No. 1 contender” to replace assistant coach Mike Dunlap at St. John’s, a source tells NBCSports.com. According to the source, there is “definite interest on both sides,” but the school has yet to draw anything up, as the…

  25. Cody Zeller is returning to Indiana and the Hoosiers are singing about it

    Jul 7, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Indiana fans are excited (and deservedly so) about their chances at a national title in 2012-13. With a top-notch recruiting class coming to IU, the Hoosiers also return star freshman Cody Zeller, who bypassed the 2012 NBA Draft and will return for his sophomore season. How hyped is Hoosier nation? Enough to make a parody…

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