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  1. Former Syracuse walk-on Ryan Cahak hired as assistant at Lipscomb

    Jun 21, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Ryan Cahak

    Former Syracuse walk-on Ryan Cahak now has a Division I assistant coaching job. Cahak, who played at Syracuse from 2005-08, was announced as a member of the Lipscomb staff Wednesday, hired by head coach Scott Sanderson. He comes to the Nashville school after serving two years as a graduate assistant at Tennessee. “Ryan has been…

  2. Commitment from Top 100 guard Zach LaVine gets UCLA’s 2013 class started

    Jun 21, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Zach LaVine

    Ben Howland has a top three recruiting class in 2012, led by guard Shabazz Muhammad, and a commitment Wednesday night got his UCLA program off to a good start for 2013. Zach LaVine, a Top 100 guard from Bothell, Wash., has pledged his name to the Bruins and becomes Howland’s first recruit from the Class…

  3. Johnny Jones building staff at LSU, hires NBA scout David Patrick as assistant

    Jun 20, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT


    Johnny Jones, now settled in as head coach at LSU, is building his staff with the Tigers. The school announced Wednesday that Jones has hired NBA scout David Patrick to join the LSU coaching staff as an assistant. “[Patrick] will not only be able to help us with game planning and practice preparation, but we…

  4. Headlined by UConn, ten schools banned from NCAA tournament for low APR rate

    Jun 20, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    The Connecticut Huskies are the most prominent of the ten Division I institutions that will be banned from the 2012-13 postseason for a non-qualifying Academic Progress Rate, according to a report released by the NCAA Wednesday. Schools face the ban for falling below the NCAA-mandated 900 mark, which was calculated over the years between 2007…

  5. Mississippi Valley State promotes former assistant Chico Potts to head coach

    Jun 20, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

    Chico Potts MVSU

    One of the last remaining coaching vacancies in Division I basketball has been filled, and Mississippi Valley State hired from the inside. Chico Potts, who served for four years as an assistant on the Delta Devil staff, has been promoted to head coach and has signed a multi-year deal, the school announced Tuesday. “He presented…

  6. Fab Melo tries to shed light on academic issues he faced at Syracuse

    Jun 20, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered after Syracuse’s Fab Melo was ruled academically ineligible for the NCAA tournament this past season. After a workout with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, he tried to clear some things up, though much still remains unknown. ”It was academic,” Melo told the Associated Press in…

  7. Who will Steve Lavin choose to replace Mike Dunlap at St. John’s?

    Jun 20, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT


    The St. John’s staff has welcomed the positives that come along with sending a coach to the NBA, but there now comes the less glamorous side of the departure: realizing his importance and finding a replacement. For his two seasons in Queens, Dunlap was Lavin’s in-game tactician, spending much of the 2011-12 season filling in…

  8. Following national championship, Kentucky raises ticket prices

    Jun 19, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball News Conference

    Take one national championship, add a top-tier recruiting class, and mix it into an already-established college basketball brand and what do you get? Increased ticket prices. According to Darren Rovell of CNBC, the Kentucky Wildcats will be raising ticket prices by $5 per game for season ticket holders, and between $7 and $10 for single-game…

  9. Former Rutgers guard Austin Carroll reportedly transferring to American

    Jun 19, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Austin Carroll

    Austin Carroll, the former Rutgers guard who announced he would transfer earlier this month, has committed to American University, Jeff Borzello of is reporting. Carroll played in just 10 games this past season for the Scarlet Knights and was granted a medical redshirt after suffering lingering effects of a knee surgery he underwent last…

  10. Billy Baron to transfer for second time in career, set to leave Rhode Island after father’s firing

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Billy Baron

    Billy Baron is swapping uniforms once again. The former Virginia Cavalier who transferred to Rhode Island to play for his father, Jim, this past season is leaving Kingston, R.I., and looking to transfer for the second time in his college career, the school announced Tuesday. “We wish Billy the best as he continues his college…

  11. June 19 marks 26th anniversary of the death of Maryland star Len Bias

    Jun 19, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    Len Bias

    His death shook not only the Maryland community, but the college basketball world and the nation. It reached beyond basketball and asked questions about race, class, and drug laws. June 19 marks the 26th anniversary of the death of Maryland star Len Bias, the 6-8 forward who was drafted No. 2 overall by the Boston…

  12. Wake Forest gets first 2013 commitment from forward Greg McClinton

    Jun 19, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT


    Following a solid recruiting effort in 2012, Wake Forest scored its first commitment from the Class of 2013, reeling in 6-6 forward Greg McClinton of Hargrave Military Academy (Va.). I wanted to go to the school that wanted me the most and the school that recruited me the hardest,” McClinton told the Winston-Salem Journal. “I…

  13. St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap set to become next head coach of Charlotte Bobcats

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT


    St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap has been hired as the next head coach of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, has confirmed. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer was the first to report the news. Dunlap has been with St. John’s for the past two seasons, brought onto the staff with the hiring of head coach…

  14. Evansville player breaks jaw in ATV accident, one other player injured

    Jun 18, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT


    Rokas Cesnulevicius and Jaylon Moore, two members of the University of Evansville basketball team, were injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, the Evansville Courier & Press is reporting. Cesnulevicius underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw, which will keep him sidelined for six weeks, according to the report. Moore sprained his ankle, which…

  15. Former DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright named director of basketball operations at Marquette

    Jun 18, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT

    Jerry Wainwright

    Jerry Wainwright, the former coach of three Division I programs including, most recently, DePaul, has been hired by Buzz Williams to become Marquette’s director of basketball operations, the school announced Monday. “I have known coach since early in my career and have always been humbled by his willingness to share wisdom with me as I…

  16. Notre Dame reportedly signs head coach Mike Brey to 10-year contract extension

    Jun 18, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT


    Notre Dame enjoyed the first decade so much, they’ve signed on for another. After 12 seasons as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Mike Brey has signed a 10-year extension to remain in South Bend, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. The agreement is expected to be announced at a press conference Tuesday. Over his time…

  17. Villanova’s Tony Chennault granted hardship waiver after transfer from Wake Forest, can play immediately

    Jun 18, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT

    ACC Wake Forest Maryland Basketball

    Villanova head coach Jay Wright got some immediate help in his backcourt Monday, as the NCAA ruled favorably toward Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault, allowing him to play at the start of the 2012-13 season, the school announced in a statement. “The Chennault family has been dealing with so much this year,” said head coach…

  18. Jabari Parker headlines finalists for USA Basketball U17 roster

    Jun 17, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Simeon (Ill.) star Jabari Parker, the top prospect in the Class of 2013, headlines the finalist for the United States U17 roster, set to compete at the upcoming World Championship later this month. “Of the four years I’ve been involved with the USA Developmental National Team, I think this has been by far the most…

  19. Vermont transfer Four McGlynn reportedly commits to Towson

    Jun 17, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT


    Towson coach Pat Skerry landed an important commitment Saturday night, as Vermont transfer Four McGlynn pledged his name to the Tigers, Jeff Borzello of is reporting. McGlynn led Vermont to a 24-12 record last season, which included an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, after defeating Stony Brook in the America East tournament championship.…

  20. Future Memphis Tiger Shaq Goodwin scores 30 points in US rout of Virgin Islands

    Jun 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Shaq Goodwin

    On Saturday afternoon, Memphis got a glimpse of the kind of player it will be welcoming to campus this coming season, as 2012 forward Shaq Goodwin scored 30 points on 12-of-12 shooting in a U18 United States National Team rout of the Virgin Islands at the FIBA Americas championships. Goodwin was perfect from the line,…

  21. To celebrate Father’s Day, a look at notable father-son combinations in college basketball

    Jun 17, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott Greg

    Sometimes the best recruiting tool isn’t a beautiful campus or the promise of playing time or the possibility of playing in the NCAA tournament. Sometimes one person makes the decision easy: dad. We’ve seen a number of father-son combinations over the years at the collegiate level, two of which made the NCAA tournament this past…

  22. Should Indiana name Assembly Hall after Bob Knight?

    Jun 17, 2012, 9:53 AM EDT


    Bob Knight may take criticism, at times, in his role as a television analyst, but one thing is undeniable: the man could coach at basketball team. In his 29 seasons as the face of the Indiana program, he won 661 games and three national championships, on his way to becoming a standard-bearer when it comes…

  23. Philadelphia guard Daiquan Walker commits to UCF

    Jun 16, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT


    Daiquan Walker, a 6-2 guard from Constitution (Pa.), has committed to Central Florida, multiple outlets are reporting. Walker was a teammate of Savon Goodman at Constitution, with Goodman committing to UNLV on the same day as Walker to UCF. “He’s got the mind of a point guard, but he’s got great size for the position,”…

  24. St. Anthony (N.J.) guard Josh Brown reportedly decommits from Temple

    Jun 16, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

    Josh Brown

    As Josh Brown’s stock continues to rise this spring, it appears he wants to look at what other options might be on the table. The 6-3 guard from St. Anthony (N.J.) has decommitted from Temple and will reopen his recruitment, Adam Zagoria of is reporting. “The reason why I did is I don’t want…

  25. Arizona extends contract of head coach Sean Miller

    Jun 16, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT


    The Arizona Wildcats have extended the contract of head coach Sean Miller through the 2016-17 season, the school announced in a statement. The Arizona Board of Regents approved the one-year extension Friday. “Our program has made tremendous strides under [Miller’s] leadership and the future looks exceptionally bright,” Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne said in a…