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  1. Steve Smith hired to replace Rick Ray as assistant at Clemson

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT


    It hasn’t been the easiest assistant coaching search for Clemson since Rick Ray left to become the head coach at Mississippi State. Following a two-month search and one false alarm of a hiring, the Tigers’ bench is now officially set. Clemson has released a statement, announcing that Georgia State assistant Steve Smith will become part…

  2. UCLA to host Indiana State in November to open newly renovated Pauley Pavilion

    May 31, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT


    UCLA will debut its revamped roster and newly renovated stadium with a season opener on Nov. 9 against Indiana State, the Associated Press is reporting. The Bruins’ historic Pauley Pavilion has undergone $136 million renovations in recent months, including new locker rooms, concession stands, and video boards. The decision to play Indiana State is a…

  3. Penn assistant Mike Martin to be named head coach at Brown

    May 31, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT


    Nearly three months after firing head coach Jesse Agel, Brown has hired Penn assistant Mike Martin to fill the vacancy, the school announced Thursday afternoon. A press conference is scheduled for Friday. Martin is a 2004 graduate of Brown, having started for four seasons at the school as part of the winningest class in the…

  4. Coach K viewing Andre Dawkins ‘more as a redshirt situation’, No decision until fall

    May 31, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

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    The last few months have brought a good deal of speculation about the future of Duke guard Andre Dawkins, ranging anywhere from rumors that he was to be kicked off the team to the notion that he would redshirt. On Wednesday, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told the Associated Press that “Andre’s situation, right now we’re…

  5. Top-100 prospect Jalen James reportedly decommits from Illinois

    May 31, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT


    Jalen James, a 2013 guard and native of Chicago. Ill., has decommitted from Illinois, Jeff Borzello of is reporting. The 6-3, 175-pound guard had been committed to the Fighting Illini for over a year, even following the firing of coach Bruce Weber, but now felt it was time to part ways. “Jalen James will…

  6. Charlotte adds Virginia Tech transfer JT Thompson

    May 31, 2012, 9:17 AM EDT

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    Charlotte has picked up a late addition to its 2012 recruiting class, adding graduate transfer JT Thompson from Virginia Tech, the school has announced. Thompson has sat out the past two seasons with injuries, having worked back from major surgery on both knees. He last played in 2009-10, when he averaged 7.3 points and 4.6…

  7. Cal State Fullerton coach Bob Burton reportedly stepping down

    May 30, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT


    Bob Burton, Cal State-Fullerton’s head basketball coach for the past decade, is stepping down, according to Jeff Goodman of His replacement on an interim basis will likely be associate head coach Andy Newman. In ten seasons with the Titans, Burton amassed a record of 155-122, including guiding the school to one of just two…

  8. Findlay Prep guard Nigel Williams-Goss commits to Washington

    May 30, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT


    Coming off a national championship season at Findlay Prep (Nev.), 2013 guard Nigel Williams-Goss announced Wednesday that he would play his college basketball at the University of Washington. The 6-3, 180-pound guard, originally from Portland, Ore., was also considering Harvard, Oklahoma, UCLA, and UNLV, before choosing the Huskies. His Findlay Prep Pilots finished the season…

  9. Quinnipiac and UConn are latest to announce entrance into 2012 Paradise Jam

    May 30, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    The state of Connecticut will have two representatives in the 2012 Paradise Jam, set to take place this November in the Virgin Islands. Along with Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies, Quinnipiac will join the field of eight teams for the annual event. The rest of the field includes New Mexico, Mercer, Illinois-Chicago, Iona, Wake…

  10. What’s a ‘money game’ and how is Montana taking advantage?

    May 30, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT


    With small budgets at the low-major levels of Division I basketball, teams many times take advantage of “money games,” or games in which small-conference schools travel to the home arenas of high-major teams for early season matchups, in exchange for cash. These are mutually beneficial. Though we might see a 100-52 blowout, the high-major gets…

  11. NBA Draft Lottery odds: Time to determine winner of Anthony Davis sweepstakes

    May 30, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT


    Wednesday night in New York, mathematics, probability, and chance will determine the fate of the NBA’s worst teams, with all signs pointing to tonight’s outcome in the Draft Lottery as the golden ticket to drafting Kentucky star Anthony Davis. Davis, the Wildcat forward who won both the National Player and National Freshman of the Year…

  12. Fordham extends contract of coach Tom Pecora through 2016-17 season

    May 29, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT


    Fordham has signed head coach Tom Pecora to a contract extension that will keep him in the Bronx through the 2016-17 season, the school announced Tuesday. Pecora, a New York City native, has been Fordham head coach for the past two seasons, having come over from Hofstra in 2010. The Rams finished 10-19 last season,…

  13. Former Duke center Brian Zoubek to open pastry shop in New Jersey

    May 29, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT


    If you live near the fine town of Haddonfield, N.J., you may soon be able to more soundly fill your pastry needs, courtesy of a 7-1 man named Brian Zoubek. The former New Jersey State Player of the Year and national champion with the Duke Blue Devils is opening a store in his hometown for…

  14. Final Nike EYBL regular season standings, participants set for Peach Jam in July

    May 29, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT


    With the conclusion of this weekend’s Nike EYBL event in Oakland, standings are set for Peach Jam, the most notable of the events on the Nike circuit, set to take place during the live recruiting period in July. Below is a list of qualifiers, along with some top performers. To be eligible for Peach Jam,…

  15. Pat Summitt to receive Medal of Freedom from President Obama at ceremony Tuesday

    May 29, 2012, 11:18 AM EDT

    Pat Summitt

    Almost two months after announcing her retirement from the game of basketball, legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt will be honored by President Barack Obama and presented with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony Tuesday. Among those also receiving the award are astronaut John Glenn, author Toni Morrison, musician Bob Dylan,…

  16. What goes on inside an NBA draft workout? [VIDEO]

    May 29, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT


    Ever wonder what an NBA draft workout looks like? Video has surfaced from a number of players who are working toward the top of this June’s draft, including some of the best college players from this past season. Take a look at some participants below: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State Thomas Robinson, Kansas…

  17. NCAA rules change will allow unlimited calls to certain recruits, beginning June 15

    May 27, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT


    This spring, NCAA coaches enjoyed a major deregulation of recruiting bylaws, allowing them to head out to AAU events for an evaluation period. On June 15, another major change is coming. Beginning on that date, coaches will be able to make an unlimited—yes, unlimited—number of phone calls and text messages to prospects who have finished…

  18. Ed Pastilong, former WVU athletic director, among those inducted into West Virginia Hall of Fame

    May 27, 2012, 2:11 PM EDT


    As West Virginia prepares to make the move to the Big 12, the man who helped them into the Big East has been honored with an induction into the West Virginia Hall of Fame. Ed Pastilong, the former athletic director at West Virginia, will be one of seven inducted in the 22nd class of honorees.…

  19. Memphis reportedly hires Marquette assistant Aki Collins

    May 27, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT


    Since Jack Murphy left the Memphis staff to become the head coach at Northern Arizona, Josh Pastner has been looking for a replacement. It now appears he has found one. Aki Collins, an assistant under Buzz Williams at Marquette, has been recommended to join the Memphis staff, reports Jason Smith of the Commercial-Appeal. Collins had…

  20. Former Syracuse forward Etan Thomas to release new book on fatherhood

    May 27, 2012, 11:46 AM EDT


    Etan Thomas, an NBA veteran and former forward for the Syracuse Orange, is taking on an important topic in his new book: fatherhood. “Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge” features contributions from celebrities that include rapper and actor Ice Cube, former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, actor Taye Diggs, and more. “The importance of parenting is…

  21. Former Indiana leading scorer, Hoosier head coach Lou Watson dies at age 88

    May 27, 2012, 9:21 AM EDT


    Lou Watson, the man who followed Branch McCracken and preceded Bob Knight as head coach at Indiana, has died at the age of 88. According to the Associated Press, he passed away Thursday in Fairfax, Va. Watson played at Indiana for three seasons from 1947-1950, garnering All-Big Ten honors in 1950 and, at the time,…

  22. Florida reportedly adds South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris

    May 26, 2012, 2:55 PM EDT


    The Florida Gators have added size to their frontcourt, scoring a commitment from South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris, reports Dave Telep of Harris averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game last season for the Gamecocks, appearing in 31 games and playing close to 26 minutes per contest. He had reportedly narrowed…

  23. Kevin Baggett hired as new head coach at Rider

    May 26, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT


    Days after head coach Tommy Dempsey left Rider to take the same position at Binghamton, the Broncs have hired from within to fill their vacancy. Kevin Baggett has been named the head coach at Rider, athletic director Don Harnum announced at a press conference. “Kevin has been a major part of our recent success and I am…

  24. Miami releases statement, reiterates desire to remain in ACC

    May 26, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT


    With rumors circulating about a possible shakeup in the ACC, the Miami Hurricanes have now made it clear that they will keep their talents in South Beach. “Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, the University of Miami has worked hard to measure up to the high academic and athletic standards set by our…

  25. Third man pleads guilty in San Diego basketball betting ring case

    May 26, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT


    Richard Thweni, a California man facing federal charges in connection with a betting ring involving the University of San Diego basketball team, has pleaded guilty to three charges against him. Thweni, 29, was facing charges of conspiracy to commit sports bribery, conduct an illegal gambling business, and distribute marijuana. A total of 10 defendants have…