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  1. Former Notre Dame guard Alex Dragicevich commits to Boston College

    May 12, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Former Notre Dame guard Alex Dragicevich will transfer to Boston College, Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune is reporting. Dragicevich, who announced in late March his intent to transfer, averaged 6.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game last season for the Irish. “Their system is something that I was really surprised by,” Dragicevich told the…

  2. Head coach Steve Lavin gives commencement speech at St. John’s

    May 12, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT

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    After being part of the broadcast team covering the NCAA tournament, the next public appearance for St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin is more academic, as he will be speaking at graduation ceremonies on both of St. John’s campuses this weekend. Lavin missed most of the 2011-12 season after undergoing prostate cancer surgery, but is…

  3. A super spicy chicken wing gets the best of Kentucky’s Anthony Davis [VIDEO]

    May 12, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

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    Fair warning: After the publication of this piece, I’ll be waiting eagerly for word that I have won a Pulitzer. Anyway, some Kentucky fan was clever enough to pull out a camera when Anthony Davis ordered up the hottest wing on the menu at Buffalo Wild Wings. The best part of this is the fact…

  4. Pepperdine hires former Syracuse standout, NBA guard Jason Hart as assistant

    May 12, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Pepperdine has hired former Syracuse standout and nine-year NBA veteran Jason Hart, the school announced Saturday morning. Hart played for nine NBA teams in his career at the pro level, averaging 4.8 points per game. His best season came in 2004-05 with Charlotte, when he averaged nine points and five rebounds per game. “I am…

  5. Report: Baylor’s Perry Jones III signs agent, chooses Bill Duffy of BDA Sports

    May 12, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Former Baylor forward Perry Jones III has signed with Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Jones III entered the NBA draft after his sophomore season at Baylor, where he averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Bears. He came under heavy criticism toward the middle and…

  6. Notre Dame’s Scott Martin granted sixth year of eligibility by NCAA

    May 12, 2012, 9:24 AM EDT

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    The NCAA has granted Notre Dame forward Scott Martin a sixth year of eligibility, allowing him to return for the 2012-13 season, the school announced in a statement Friday night. “We’re thrilled in the NCAA’s decision to grant Scott a sixth year of eligibility,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said in the release. “Scott was…

  7. Ivy League strikes down proposal for postseason conference tournament

    May 10, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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    The Ivy League has released a statement, announcing that it will remain with its current system for deciding an automatic bid to the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament and will not pursue proposals for a postseason conference tournament. “After careful consideration of these proposals, the athletics directors decided that our current method of determining the…

  8. Texas Tech transfer DeShon Minnis commits to Rhode Island

    May 10, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Texas Tech guard DeShon Minnis will transfer to Rhode Island to play for new head coach Dan Hurley, the Philadelphia native tweeted Thursday afternoon. Minnis, a 6-3 freshman, averaged 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds this past season in close to 16 minutes per game. His biggest games of the year in the first and last…

  9. Interim Big East commissioner Joe Bailey III says league is ‘very cohesive’

    May 10, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Joseph Bailey III, the Big East’s interim commissioner after this week’s firing of John Marinatto, spoke with the media for the first time Wednesday and, contrary to the negative beliefs that some have about the future of the conference, Bailey maintained a more positive tone. ”I can tell you just from being in the meetings…

  10. As Jim Calhoun celebrates 70th birthday, challenges lie ahead

    May 10, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Jim Calhoun is in a much different position this year, celebrating his 70th birthday Thursday, than he was one year ago, celebrating his 69th. One year ago, Calhoun was coming off a national championship with his Kemba Walker-led Connecticut Huskies, set to return guard Jeremy Lamb for what many were expecting would be a stellar…

  11. Larry Brown adds another: Illinois transfer Crandall Head commits to SMU

    May 10, 2012, 10:26 AM EDT

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    Larry Brown has made another move on the recruiting trail, the second notable one in his short time at SMU. Illinois transfer Crandall Head has committed to the Mustangs, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Head recently visited the SMU campus. He left the Illinois basketball program in December and has been exploring his options…

  12. St. Louis mayor gives Missouri coach Frank Haith a key to the city

    May 10, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT

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    The City of St. Louis has announced that Missouri head coach Frank Haith will receive an honorary key to the city from Mayor Francis Slay Thursday morning at 10 a.m. This comes after a season in which Haith led the Tigers to a 30-5 record, before being eliminated by 15th-seeded Norfolk State in the Round…

  13. Not another student-athlete ‘scandal': UNLV’s Justin Hawkins graduates in three years

    May 9, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    Questions have been raised for some time about the relationship between academics and the student-athlete at the collegiate level. See: one-and-done, academic ineligibility, prep schools, etc., etc. So it’s refreshing to see a story of an athlete who has excelled in the classroom, the type of story that is many times swept under the carpet,…

  14. Head coach Mark Schmidt signs long-term deal to stay with St. Bonaventure

    May 9, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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    After a season in which the Bonnies finished 20-12 and won the Atlantic 10 tournament title, St. Bonaventure has agreed to terms with coach Mark Schmidt on a long-term deal, the school announced Wednesday. The five-year extension keeps Schmidt with the Bonnies through the 2018-19 season. “I’m pleased and honored by the commitment the University…

  15. Report: St. Anthony (N.J.) forward Jerome Frink commits to FIU

    May 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

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    Richard Pitino has reeled in another recruit at Florida International. Jerome Frink, part of coach Bob Hurley’s undefeated St. Anthony (N.J.) team this past season, has committed to FIU, reports Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv. The 6-6 Frink had cut his list to Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Iona, and FIU in recent days and now chooses an FIU…

  16. Trent Lockett will be next season’s most important transfer

    May 9, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Marquette made its run to the Sweet 16 on the back of its two key seniors, Darius Johnson-Odom and Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder. Now that both have departed, the Golden Eagles are losing nearly 36 points and 12 rebounds per game. There may be an answer though, and despite the unfortunate…

  17. Lexington Herald-Leader cartoon takes jab at John Calipari, Kentucky

    May 9, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Sometimes you get the sense that some people don’t mind sparking a little disagreement. That’s what Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader did with his cartoon, published in yesterday’s paper. Pictured below, the cartoon shows a trophy case, supposedly that of Kentucky coach John Calipari, with vacated national championship spots. It’s sure to spark some…

  18. Report: St. John’s assistant Mike Dunlap to interview with Charlotte Bobcats

    May 9, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT

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    St. John’s assistant coach Mike Dunlap is among those candidates being interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the Charlotte Bobcats, Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting. Dunlap, who joined Steve Lavin’s staff in Queens when Lavin was hired in May of 2010, is considered a high-level assistant and filled in as the head…

  19. Former West Virginia stand-out Jonathan Hargett reflects on an NBA dream lost

    May 7, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Once in a long while, a player comes along with as much hype surrounding him as Jonathan Hargett did. The Virginia native and former stand-out at West Virginia was once compared to Allen Iverson, but he now sits behind bars, a cautionary tale recounted by Slam Magazine. Hargett was flashy and skilled. He played alongside…

  20. Former Iowa State forward Calvin Godfrey commits to LSU

    May 7, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Howard College forward Calvin Godfrey has committed to LSU, he confirmed via Twitter on Monday afternoon. The 6-8, 230-pound Godfrey averaged 12.6 points and nearly seven rebounds in 31 games this past season. Godfrey is a Minnesota native who was kicked off the Iowa State basketball team in May of 2011, after being arrested for…

  21. Report: UMass grabs commitment from 7-footer Isaac Freeman

    May 7, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

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    Days after grabbing a commitment from Western Kentucky transfer Derrick Gordon, the train keeps rolling and Massachusetts has picked up seven-footer Isaac Freeman, Evan Daniels of Scout.com is reporting. The South Kent (Conn.) big man was choosing between Drexel and UMass, but also held offers from Missouri and DePaul. Freeman is a two-star prospect and…

  22. Report: Rob Judson to be hired as next coach at Illinois State

    May 7, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

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    Illinois State assistant coach Rob Judson will be promoted and become the next head coach of the Redbirds, Jim Benson of The Pantagraph is reporting. Judson has spent the last fives seasons serving under former coach Tom Jankovich, who left Illinois State to be the coach-in-waiting, behind Larry Brown at Southern Methodist. The 54-year-old Judson…

  23. Big East commissioner John Marinatto resigns, conference releases statement

    May 7, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    John Marinatto, the man at the forefront of major changes in the Big East, has resigned, the conference confirmed in an official statement. Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com first reported the news. “After a great deal of thought and prayer, I have decided to step down as Commissioner of the Big East Conference and formally advised…

  24. Darius Miller’s name misspelled in Kentucky graduation program

    May 7, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT

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    I’d be the first to tell you that typos happen. But when it happens in a graduation program, it’s all the more prominent, and when it happens to a former Kentucky basketball player, someone is bound to snap a picture and post it on the Internet. Darius (or “Darious”) Miller graduated Sunday at Rupp Arena…

  25. UCLA unveils video of new Pauley Pavilion renovations

    May 6, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Everything is coming together at the right time for UCLA. As the Bruins get set to bring in a top-notch recruiting class that consists of Top 100 players Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams Shabazz Muhammad, and Tony Parker, UCLA is set to open the doors to a newly renovated Pauley Pavilion. Take a look at the…