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  1. Big South centralizes conference tournament in Myrtle Beach, includes all 12 teams

    Jun 9, 2012, 11:09 AM EST

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    Following the lead of larger conferences like the Big East, ACC, and Big 12, the Big South announced Thursday that it would change the format of its conference tournament to be held at one centralized location and will expand to accommodate all 12 member schools. The annual event will now be held at Coastal Carolina’s…

  2. Former UNC star Pete Brennan dies at 75

    Jun 9, 2012, 9:25 AM EST

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    Former UNC forward Pete Brennan, famous for his last-second shot in the 1957 NCAA tournament semifinal that would later help the Tar Heels to a national championship, died Friday after a battle with prostate cancer, the Associated Press is reporting. He had been diagnosed with cancer in April and was recently released from a North…

  3. SEC, member schools donate $100,000 to Pat Summitt fund for Alzheimer’s research

    Jun 7, 2012, 4:10 PM EST

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    The Southeastern Conference and its member schools have come together to donate $100,000 to Pat Summitt’s Foundation Fund, which was set up to raise money for research to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Summitt stepped down as the head coach of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team and assumed the role of head coach emeritus in April. She coached…

  4. Mark Emmert leaving position as president of NCAA to head to LSU?

    Jun 7, 2012, 1:07 PM EST

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    In January, NCAA President Mark Emmert signed a contract extension to keep him in that position for two more years, but, according to one report, things may have changed. SportsByBrooks.com is reporting that Emmert may be leaving his post and could return to LSU, where he previously served as chancellor. The report goes on to…

  5. 2013 guard Sam Craft commits to Memphis for football, will walk on to basketball team

    Jun 7, 2012, 11:34 AM EST

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    Every once in a while, a two-sport athlete comes along at the collegiate level. Some of the most prominent have been larger players, inside presences and tight ends like Tony Gonzalez at California, Antonio Gates at Kent State, and Jimmy Graham at Miami. But there might be a different type of prospect coming in at…

  6. Missouri assistant Ernie Nestor reportedly resigns, set to be hired as assistant at Navy

    Jun 7, 2012, 9:32 AM EST

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    After one season as an assistant at Missouri, Ernie Nestor has resigned, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. He recently had an interview with Navy and, according to CapitalGazette.com, has been hired as an assistant with the Midshipmen. Nestor took his first coaching job at the collegiate level in 1976, when he became the head…

  7. Top high school prospects, incoming college freshmen battle for USA 18U team

    Jun 6, 2012, 4:02 PM EST

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    The US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is the venue this week for three days of try-outs for several top incoming high school seniors, as well as many incoming college freshmen, with the ultimate goal of making the U18 USA Basketball squad that is set to play in the 2012 FIBA Americas 18U Championship…

  8. Louisville forward Stephan Van Treese will transfer, freeing up scholarship for Montrezl Harrell

    Jun 6, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

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    Louisville forward Stephan Van Treese is transferring and has been granted his release, Evan Daniels of Scout.com is reporting. Van Treese sat out all but three games last season after injuring his left knee in practice in late November. He averaged 2.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in just over 13 minutes per game…

  9. Pools set, schedule released for Nike EYBL finale at Peach Jam

    Jun 6, 2012, 1:46 PM EST

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    Peach Jam, Nike’s largest amateur event of the year, is set to take place from July 18-21 in South Carolina. It is certified for college coaches and takes place during the important July live recruiting period. After the fourth installment of the Nike circuit a few weeks ago, in Oakland, qualified teams were finalized and…

  10. Pangos All-American camp full of future college players

    Jun 6, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

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    The list of former Most Outstanding Player selections from the Pangos All-American camp in Long Beach, California is a laundry list of current and future college basketball stars and NBA players. James Harden, Brandon Jennings, John Wall, Harrison Barnes, Myck Kabongo and Shabazz Muhammad are among the names of the former stars, when they were…

  11. Guard Four McGlynn reportedly requests release from Vermont, seeks transfer

    Jun 6, 2012, 11:27 AM EST

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    Vermont freshman standout Four McGlynn has requested a release from the school and will likely seek to transfer to another institution, according to the Twitter account of the York Ballers, McGlynn’s former AAU team. McGlynn led the Catamounts to an America East title this past season, averaging 12.6 points per game. He made his way…

  12. Butler’s bulldog mascot, Blue II, sidelined with pneumonia

    Jun 6, 2012, 9:24 AM EST

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    He became the wrinkled face of Butler’s two cinderella runs to the NCAA tournament title game, but he has fallen sick of late. Blue II, the Bulldog mascot and courtside fixture for Butler, “tweeted” Wednesday that he would be heading back to the veterinarian’s office for another round of IV infusions to treat pneumonia. The…

  13. Stanford reportedly set to hire former Cardinal forward Mark Madsen as assistant

    Jun 5, 2012, 3:57 PM EST

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    Mark Madsen, a former NBA forward and member of the 1998 Stanford Final Four team, will be hired to serve as an assistant for his former collegiate team, Scott Reiss of CSNBayArea.com is reporting. Stanford will announce the hiring on Tuesday. Madsen played three seasons at Stanford and had his best season in 1998-99, when…

  14. Complete with Butler and VCU, A-10 releases 2012-13 conference schedules

    Jun 5, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

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    With scheduled departures and the fast-tracked entrance of Butler and Virginia Commonwealth for the 2012-13 season, the Atlantic 10 has had some shake-ups in recent months. On Tuesday, the league released its list of conference matchups for the 2012-13 season. It is a 16-game slate, with each team playing every other team once, and one…

  15. John Calipari’s $7,500 fantasy camp gives fans chance to experience life of Kentucky players

    Jun 5, 2012, 1:07 PM EST

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    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to walk a mile in Anthony Davis’ shoes? Want to be in the center of the national spotlight for the reigning national champions? Most importantly, do you have $7,500 in disposable income? If you’ve checked “yes” for all of the above, you might enjoy the John Calipari Basketball…

  16. SEC expands tournament, introduces ‘permanent rival’ into 2013 conference schedule

    Jun 5, 2012, 11:35 AM EST

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    As part of a restructuring of the 2013 conference schedule, the SEC announced Monday that it would be integrating a “permanent rival” for each team, a matchup that will take place six times over the course of the new three-year model. The permanent rivals are: Alabama-Auburn, Arkansas-Missouri, Florida-Kentucky, Georgia-South Carolina, LSU-Texas-A&M, Ole Miss-Mississippi State, and…

  17. UNC-Wilmington transfer Donte Morales arrested on multiple drug charges

    Jun 5, 2012, 9:44 AM EST

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    Donte Morales, a 6-7 forward who in April announced his intent to transfer from UNC-Wilmington, was arrested on multiple drug charges Tuesday. Among the charges are felony possession of marijuana, conspiracy to sell or deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond has been set at $35,000. Morales played two seasons with the Seahawks, with the…

  18. San Diego State led state of California in college basketball attendance in 2011-12

    Jun 3, 2012, 2:53 PM EST

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    Which major California-based program led the state in college basketball attendance last season? Perhaps historic UCLA? Maybe fellow Pac-12 member California? Perhaps Fresno State? Nope. It was resurgent San Diego State of the Mountain West. The Aztecs came in 29th in the country and tops among all California schools, beating out Cal (52nd), Fresno State…

  19. Former St. John’s star big man LeRoy Ellis dies at age 72

    Jun 3, 2012, 1:12 PM EST

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    LeRoy Ellis, the second-leading scorer in St. John’s history, died Saturday at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. A New York native, the 6-10 Ellis averaged 23.5 points per game in his career with St. John’s, before being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the sixth pick in the 1962…

  20. Connecticut AD doesn’t have ‘any doubt’ that Jim Calhoun will return to Huskies in 12-13

    Jun 3, 2012, 11:41 AM EST

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    There may have been a mass exodus of players and a heavy-handed strike from the NCAA in recent months at Connecticut, but a more stabilizing bit of news came from the university Sunday. According to the Hartford Courant, UConn athletic director Warde Manuel doesn’t have “any doubts” that head coach Jim Calhoun, 70, will return…

  21. Terrence Jones attends ribbon cutting for healthcare company in Kentucky [Video]

    Jun 3, 2012, 9:26 AM EST

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    Terrence Jones may be preparing for the NBA draft, which takes place later this month, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to keep up appearances. In a video posted Friday, Jones is seen at the opening of a new office for Kentucky Spirit, a healthcare company in the Bluegrass State. He signed autographs…

  22. Sprint Center in Kansas City to host Big 12 tournament through 2016

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:42 PM EST

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    Despite geographic considerations, following the departures of Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC, the Big 12 announced Friday that it would be extending its existing contract with the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., to play host to the Big 12 tournament through 2016. “This agreement solidifies the fact that Kansas City is Big…

  23. Indian Hills (Iowa) CC forward Jameel McKay reportedly commits to Marquette

    Jun 2, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

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    Buzz Williams has done well to develop junior-college talent in the past, and it looks like he’ll get another talented transfer from the Class of 2013. Jameel McKay, a 6-8 Milwaukee, Wisc., native, has committed to Marquette, according to JucoRecruiting.com and confirmed by other outlets. Before choosing the Golden Eagles, McKay was considering Arkansas, Illinois,…

  24. AP investigation: SEC marijuana penalties not as stiff as those from NCAA

    Jun 2, 2012, 12:44 PM EST

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    According to an investigation by the Associated Press, players who test positive for marijuana at schools in the SEC face a lesser penalty than the one-year suspension one would receive for being busted by the NCAA. The report says that players many times get multiple chances, even four or five, before dismissal from the team.…

  25. Orlando Woolridge, former Notre Dame standout and father of four, dies at age 52

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:15 AM EST

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    Former Notre Dame standout and NBA forward Orlando Woolridge has died. He was 52 years old. Woolridge passed away at his parents’ home in Louisiana shortly before midnight Thursday. He had recently been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition. He played for four seasons at Notre Dame before being selected sixth overall in…