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  1. Nebraska dismisses freshman guard Corey Hilliard Jr., following arrest

    Jun 16, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

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    Nebraska freshman guard Corey Hilliard Jr. has been dismissed from the Cornhusker basketball team, head coach Tim Miles announced Friday. Hilliard Jr. was arrested June 7 on suspicion of robbery after, police say, he stole a cell phone during an incident last month. He allegedly took the phone from a woman and fled the scene…

  2. 2012 Constitution (Pa.) forward Savon Goodman commits to UNLV

    Jun 16, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT

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    Recruiting successes keep coming for head coach Dave Rice and UNLV. Already having scored a late commitment from Top 10 prospect Anthony Bennett, Friday brought more good news, as Constitution (Pa.) forward Savon Goodman pledged his name to the Runnin’ Rebels via Twitter. Goodman joins Bennett, guards Katin Reinhardt and DaQuan Cook, athletic forward Demetris…

  3. NC State transfer Tyler Harris commits to Providence

    Jun 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

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    North Carolina State transfer Tyler Harris has committed to play for head coach Ed Cooley at Providence, multiple outlets are reporting. Harris played under seven minutes per game in his freshman season at NC State, averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds for a team that finished 24-13 and advanced to the Sweet 16. He enters…

  4. 2013 center Maverick Morgan verbally commits to John Groce at Illinois

    Jun 14, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

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    John Groce secured the first commitment of his tenure at Illinois on Wednesday, as 2013 center Maverick Morgan tweeted his intentions to play for the Illini. Morgan, a 6-10, 235-pound native of Springboro, Ohio, joins guard Malcolm Hill as the two prospects committed to Illinois, with Hill having pledged his name while Bruce Weber was…

  5. Bruce Weber kicks off tenure as Kansas State coach with wide-ranging recruiting plan

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Bruce Weber is leaving no stone unturned (except, perhaps, the West Coast) in his first summer as head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats. In a Big 12 conference call on Thursday, Weber outlined a plan. “We would obviously like to hit Kansas City and Kansas, this part of the Midwest,” Weber said, reported by…

  6. Marcus Jordan’s future with UCF is uncertain

    Jun 14, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

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    After two straight double-digit scoring seasons at UCF, the future of Marcus Jordan’s career with the Knights is now important for reasons other than the fact that he is the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan. According to David Baumann of News 13 Orlando, Jordan is not yet enrolled in summer classes, but UCF director…

  7. Is Markus Kennedy having second thoughts about transferring from Villanova?

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Two weeks after announcing his intent to transfer from Villanova, it appears there is a possibility Markus Kennedy might not be going anywhere after all, Philly.com is reporting. According to the report, Kennedy has expressed an interest to stay and has contacted Villanova head coach Jay Wright about his intentions. Website sources indicate that Wright…

  8. Auburn, Murray State added as participants in Charleston Classic, field finalized

    Jun 13, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

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    The field for the 2012 Charleston Classic has been finalized, with Murray State and Auburn added Wednesday to round out the group of eight. Along with those two schools, Baylor, Boston College, Charleston, Colorado, St. John’s, and Dayton will travel to TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. to take part in the tournament November 15, 16,…

  9. CAA raises exit fee to $1 million, chooses UNC-Wilmington AD Jimmy Bass to be conference president

    Jun 13, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

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    The Colonial Athletic Association, by way of a vote at its annual president’s meeting in Washington D.C., has raised the conference’s exit fee to $1 million, though the new regulation will not affect those members who have already departed the conference, namely Virginia Commonwealth and Old Dominion. “This was the first opportunity for our Presidents…

  10. Athletic testing results from 2012 NBA Draft Combine released

    Jun 13, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Athletic testing isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to draft position, but some players put up impressive numbers at the 2012 NBA Draft Combine, while others slipped behind. Among the most outstanding numbers were Harrison Barnes 38-inch standing vertical, Scott Machado’s 17 bench press reps, Quincy Acy’s combine-best 10.48 lane agility test, and…

  11. Rape trial delayed for suspended Oklahoma State player Darrell Williams

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    An Oklahoma judge has postponed the trial of suspended Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams, who faces four felony counts after allegedly sexually assaulting two women in December 2010. The trial has been delayed by one week, The Stillwater NewsPress is reporting, because a prosecution witness will be out of the country. It will now begin…

  12. NBA draft breakdown: The top 10 small forwards

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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    All this week at CBT, we’ll be spotlighting the top players at each position for the 2012 NBA draft. Monday featured the top point guards; Tuesday was the shooting guards. Today? The small forwards. 1. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Despite not being the focal point of Kentucky’s national championship team, Kidd-Gilchrist is another example of Calipari’s…

  13. After $35 million in arena renovations, USF will host UCF in Sun Dome opener

    Jun 13, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

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    On November 10, expect the Sun Dome to be packed. Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, South Florida will host Central Florida to kick off the 2012-13 season, and also celebrate the grand opening of its newly renovated arena, following $35.6 million in off-season upgrades. “What an exciting way to…

  14. Michigan State promotes assistant Dwayne Stephens to associate head coach

    Jun 12, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Dwayne Stephens, a Michigan State assistant who recently finished his ninth season with the team, has been promoted to associate head coach, Spartan coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday. “Over the last nine years, he’s continued to improve as a coach and expanded his responsibilities, while patiently waiting his turn,” said Izzo in a statement. “His…

  15. Fan who traveled with Missouri team now faces federal drug charges

    Jun 12, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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    A 33-year-old man who regularly made trips with the Missouri Tigers’ basketball team has been indicted by a federal grand jury of four counts of drug distribution, alleging conspiracy to sell large quantities of cocaine and marijuana. Levi McLean Franklin Coolley traveled with the team a number of times as a guest of Jay Lindner,…

  16. Fate of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname rests in hands of state voters

    Jun 12, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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    They may be Great West Conference champions, but the North Dakota Fighting Sioux are in for another battle. Their nickname, the Fighting Sioux, is under review in the state’s primary Tuesday and, depending on the outcome, we could see another instance of a team forced to change its name after being deemed “hostile and abusive”…

  17. New Mexico promotes Drew Adams to assistant coach

    Jun 12, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Coming off a 28-7 season and a trip to the NCAA tournament, New Mexico has hired from within to fill its vacancy on the bench. Drew Adams, previously the Lobos’ director of basketball operations, was promoted Monday to become New Mexico’s new assistant coach, replacing Ryan Miller, who left for Missouri last month. To fill…

  18. Big East sues TCU for $5 million over departure to Big 12

    Jun 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

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    The Big East has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Texas Christian University after the school backed out of an agreement to join the conference and chose to, instead, become a member of the Big 12. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court Monday in Washington. In the suit, the Big East claims that…

  19. Days after receiving 5th year of eligibility, Charles Carmouche transfers from Memphis

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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    Thank you, and goodbye. Charles Carmouche, days after receiving word from the NCAA that he would be granted a medical hardship waiver and a fifth year of eligibility, is transferring from the Memphis program, Tigers’ coach Josh Pastner announced Friday. This will be the second transfer of Carmouche’s college career, as he left New Orleans…

  20. Report: AAU to implement mandatory screening for coaches, volunteers, staff

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

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    As a way to develop accountability and protect the safety of participants, the Amateur Athletic Union is expected to announce newly crafted mandatory screening procedures for all adult coaches, volunteers, and staff, the Associated Press is reporting. The AAU had been conducting a six-month investigation into the matter, which produced a 30-page report with proposed…

  21. NCAA rule change allows flexibility for coaches, more summer instruction

    Jun 10, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Amid recent criticism about the overall power of the NCAA, a series of bylaw deregulations have benefitted coaches this spring, first allowing them to evaluate players on the amateur circuit, then to place unlimited phone calls to certain recruits, and now to work players out over the summer. With these new rules in place, passed…

  22. Final USA Basketball U18 roster announced, team set to compete in Brazil

    Jun 10, 2012, 9:21 AM EDT

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    On Saturday night, USA Basketball announced its final roster for the U18 National Team, a group that will compete in the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from  June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil. The roster was cut from 23 players to 14 on Friday, and was trimmed once more Saturday, to get to…

  23. Dion Waiters withdraws from NBA Combine and interviews, Did he receive lottery promise?

    Jun 9, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

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    With his strong performance down the stretch for Syracuse this past season, Dion Waiters has become one of top shooting guards in the 2012 NBA Draft, probably set to be selected anywhere between the back half of the lottery and about the 20th overall pick. And it took some by surprise when Waiters, a 6-4,…

  24. Marquette transfer Jamail Jones chooses Florida Gulf Coast

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

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    After just one year of Division I eligibility, Florida Gulf Coast has already landed a former Top 100 recruit. Jamail Jones, a 6-6 forward who spent his last two seasons playing for Buzz Williams at Marquette, has transferred to FGCU and will be eligible to play at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. “Jamail has…

  25. Football-centric UNC academic scandal deepens, but Tar Heel hoops mentioned again

    Jun 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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    The majority of the recent academic scandal at North Carolina has centered around the possible misdeeds of the football program, but a new report, released Saturday, keeps UNC basketball from completely disassociating itself from the situation, at least for now. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the scandal centers around the legitimacy of a…

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