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  1. Constitution (Pa.) guard Daiquan Walker mulling reclassification, lists possible prep schools

    May 19, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT


    HAMPTON, Va.—Daiquan Walker, a 2012 guard from Constitution (Pa.), tells that there is a “60/40” chance that he attends prep school and reclassifies to 2013. “I’m thinking about it, going prep,” he said at the Hoop Group Jam Fest at Boo Williams in Hampton. “It’s mostly academic stuff that I would work out. That’s…

  2. Dwyane Wade visits former coach Tom Crean at Indiana on day off

    May 19, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT


    Coming off of a 5-point, 2-for-13 shooting night in the Miami Heat’s Game 3 loss to the Indiana Pacers, it seems guard Dwyane Wade might have needed something to get him back on track, and he may have found it. On Friday, Wade visited Bloomington, Ind., to check in with his former coach, Indiana’s Tom…

  3. Big Ten Network slashes academic programming, cites low quality and ratings

    May 19, 2012, 9:21 AM EDT


    The “student” in “student-athlete” may have taken a step back at the Big Ten Network. According to the Associated Press, the network will be cutting “academic programming,” which, at its inception, was supposed to give the “the ability to highlight academic achievement throughout the universities.” Now, citing low ratings and low production quality, university presidents…

  4. Virginia Tech releases Montrezl Harrell from letter of intent

    May 17, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT


    After one week of waiting for a decision, 6-8 North Carolina native Montrezl Harrell has been released from his letter of intent by Virginia Tech, Norm Wood of the Daily Press is reporting. Harrell signed with the Hokies in November, set to play for then-head coach Seth Greenberg, but Greenberg was fired after the season…

  5. 2014 Indiana commit Trey Lyles to play for Canadian Junior National Team

    May 17, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT


    Indianapolis Tech (Ind.) forward Trey Lyles, a 6-8, 210-pound prospect from the Class of 2014, has announced that he will play for Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Brazil next month. Lyles, who was born in Canada, is committed to Indiana and is a Top 10 recruit in his class. He is expected…

  6. Film debut of former Michigan State forward Delvon Roe opens at Cannes Film Festival

    May 17, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT


    With his basketball career cut short by injury, former Michigan State forward Delvon Roe is reemerging, not on the hardwood, but on the silver screen, as his feature-film debut, “Love and Honor,” opens Thursday at the Cannes Film Market. The romantic drama stars Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”) as a Vietnam-era soldier who secretly returns…

  7. Bruce Weber hires former Illinois guard Chester Frazier as assistant at Kansas State

    May 17, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT


    Former Illinois guard Chester Frazier will follow his college coach, Bruce Weber, to Kansas State and join the Wildcat staff as an assistant, Frazier tweeted Thursday morning. Frazier confirmed the news to multiple people who inquired about a previous tweet that seemed to report his move, including to former Missouri guard and fellow Baltimore native…

  8. Old Dominion reportedly set to move to C-USA, press conference Thursday

    May 17, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT


    Days after Virginia Commonwealth announced that it would be leaving the CAA for the Atlantic 10, another strong mid-major is fleeing the conference. Old Dominion has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Thursday and, according to David Teel of the Daily Press, the school will announce that it is moving to Conference USA. Reports…

  9. Tom Crean, Indiana grab commitment from 2013 Paul VI (Va.) guard Stanford Robinson

    May 17, 2012, 9:25 AM EDT


    Tom Crean started the ascent back to the top one year early at Indiana and his 2012 class is one of the highest-rated in the nation, but on Wednesday night the Hoosiers added an important piece to their Class of 2013: Paul VI (Va.) guard Stanford Robinson. “What Everyone has been waiting for Today I…

  10. Ex-Ohio State forward J.D. Weatherspoon transfers to Toledo

    May 16, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT


    Former Ohio State forward J.D. Weatherspoon is transferring to Toledo, the Associated Press is reporting. The former Top 150 recruit played in 26 games this past season, but saw limited minutes in his two seasons in Columbus, averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds for the Buckeyes in 2011-12. Weatherspoon was a high school teammate of…

  11. Seton Hall reportedly adds Iona transfer Kyle Smyth

    May 16, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT


    Kyle Smyth, a 6-4 guard who last month announced his intent to transfer from Iona, has committed to Seton Hall, according to J.P. Pelzman of The Record. Smyth averaged 5.7 points and two rebounds per game last year for an Iona team that finished 25-8 and lost in the NCAA tournament to BYU. The New…

  12. All 14 teams to play in revamped ACC conference tournament

    May 16, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

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    The ACC is now following in the footsteps of the Big East, expanding its conference tournament to include all 14 teams and run from Wednesday through Sunday during Championship Week, the league announced Wednesday afternoon. The conference will include 14 teams once Pittsburgh and Syracuse leave the Big East and join the ACC. The idea…

  13. Appears Duke compensates Coach K well in salary, benefits

    May 16, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT


    A day after Duke landed Top 30 recruit Amile Jefferson of Friend’s Cental (Pa.), a tax return obtained by USA Today shows that Blue Devil head coach Mike Krzyzewski is doing pretty well for himself. The report shows that Coach K brought in more than $7.2 million in compensation during the 2010 calendar year, second…

  14. 2013 NCAA tournament East Regional to be held in Washington D.C.

    May 16, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT


    The Verizon Center in Washington D.C. will be the site of the 2013 NCAA tournament East Regional on March 28 and 30, the NCAA announced in a statement Wednesday morning. “The decision to delay the announcement of the East Regional site was made because the committee wanted to explore several options,” Mark Lewis, the NCAA’s…

  15. Laurie Fine to sue ESPN, accuses network of libel

    May 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT


    Laurie Fine, the wife of former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine, will sue ESPN for libel in response to the network’s reporting of her involvement in the alleged incidents that led to child molestation accusations being levied against her husband, the Post-Standard is reporting. In a 44-page document provided to the Post-Standard, the lawsuit accuses…

  16. ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchups and schedule announced

    May 14, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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    The matchups for the 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been announced. The Challenge will take place Nov. 27-28 and feature nine teams ranked in the preseason Top 25. The Big Ten won last year’s event for the third consecutive season, though the ACC won the event for the first 10 seasons it was held.…

  17. Son of former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson found dead

    May 14, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Nolan Richardson III, the son of and assistant to former Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson, has been found dead in in his home, Tulsa, Okla., police said Monday. According to police, Richardson III’s wife found him dead in their Tulsa home on Sunday at approximately 3 p.m. Police have not officially released a cause of…

  18. Kentucky’s Anthony Davis officially added to pool for U.S. Olympic team, roster still to be cut

    May 14, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

    Kentucky Basketball News Conference

    After much speculation, it is now official: former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis will officially be part of the 18-man pool for the 2012 Olympic roster, Jerry Colangelo of USA Basketball announced Monday. The team recently received an extension from the USOC on when the 12-man basketball roster is to be finalized, now pushing the date…

  19. Virginia Commonwealth reportedly moving to the A-10 in 2013

    May 14, 2012, 11:23 AM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    Days after intra-conference foe George Mason affirmed that it would remain in the Colonial Athletic Association, Virginia Commonwealth is headed to the Atlantic 10, Brett McMurphy of is reporting. According to McMurphy, an official announcement will come from the school this week. Virginia Commonwealth joins Butler as the two newest members of the conference.…

  20. High school coach of Wright State transfer Julius Mays thinks Kentucky is a ‘bad fit’

    May 14, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT

    Erving Walker, Julius Mays

    UPDATE: John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the first to report the news in the story below, has now pointed out that the account from which the tweet to Mays was sent could, in fact, be a fake. The account was deleted yesterday. regrets its part in the erroneous report. Kentucky picked up a…

  21. Are coaches to blame for the soaring transfer rate in college basketball?

    May 14, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

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    With the focus on college basketball recruiting and the high transfer rate this off-season, every side of the issue has begun to point fingers, either at AAU, high school, college, or any other factor that could support one’s case. But The Daily’s Dan Wolken, in a column Monday, turned the spotlight to the people who…

  22. Where could Virginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith end up?

    May 13, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT


    After the firing of head coach Seth Greenberg, freshman forward Dorian Finney-Smith asked for and was granted his release from Virginia Tech. Now, the 6-8, 192-pound Virginia native is looking for a new home and, according to a report from Jason Smith of the Commercial Appeal, Memphis is among those in the picture. Finney-Smith averaged…

  23. Michigan State’s Derrick Nix gets fine, community service for driving impaired

    May 13, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

    Michigan State Spartans center Derrick Nix shoots over Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng in the first half during the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix

    Michigan State center Derrick Nix is a facing a fine and mandatory community service for a charge of impaired driving that stemmed from a traffic stop in April. Nix’s fines total $853 and he will be required to perform 24 hours of community service. In addition, he will attend court-mandated substance abuse classes and a…

  24. Tim Miles signs 7-year deal with Nebraska, making it longest in Cornhusker history

    May 13, 2012, 10:43 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    Former Colorado State coach Tim Miles, who was hired by Nebraska in March, now has a solid contract that locks him in through the 2018-19 season. Miles and the school agreed to a seven-year contract, worth $1.14 million in his first season, and is scaled to be worth $2.15 million by the final year. It…

  25. Amile Jefferson to choose Tuesday between Kentucky, NC State, Duke, Ohio State, Villanova

    May 13, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT


    It seems that the long recruitment of Amile Jefferson will finally reach its conclusion in the coming days, but we’ve heard that before, right? The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Jefferson is set to make his college decision on Tuesday at 4 p.m. He will choose between Kentucky, Villanova, NC State, and Ohio State. The…