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  1. Ohio State gets first 2015 commitment in A.J. Harris (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    It apparently didn’t take A.J. Harris long to figure out where he wanted to play. The 2015 recruit committed to Ohio State on Monday evening (subscription required), accepting an offer from coach Thad Matta over offers from Dayton, Illinois State and Xavier. The 5-9 Harris is the Buckeyes first commitment for 2015. The Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar…

  2. Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas auctioning off his college jerseys, gold medal

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Jerry Lucas

    Jerry Lucas is getting rid of a few things. And they can be yours for the right price. The former Ohio State All-American is auctioning off select memorabilia, including his 1960 College All-Star Game jersey, one of his game-worn shooting shirts from Ohio State, his 1960 national championship ring and his Ohio State Hall of…

  3. Devin Booker names his Top 5 schools (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT


    Devin Booker is prime prospect. The no. 5 shooting guard in the nation according to has offers from plenty of major schools. On Monday afternoon, he narrowed that list of schools to five.’s Dave Telep tweeted out that the 6-5 Booker had whittled his list of potential landing spots to five: Florida, Kentucky, Michigan,…

  4. Sportscenter star Zach McCormick commits to Miami of Ohio (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    John Cooper

    Heading into his second season at the helm of Miami of Ohio, John Cooper got his another commitment of the 2014 class in guard Zach McCormick. The 6-1 McCormick, a product of Cincinnati Turpin, was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior, averaging 26.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season. McCormick picked…

  5. Drake gets second commit in two days in Ore Arogundade

    Aug 12, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Ray Giacoletti

    New Drake coach Ray Giacoletti has hit a bit of recruiting hot streak over the past 48 hours, nabbing his second commitment in as many days in 2014 shooting guard Ore Arogundade. Arogundade plays AAU with the Illinois Wolves and at Chicago St. Viator. The commitment comes right after New Berlin (Wisc.) point guard Reed…

  6. Pac-12 launches campaign to get fans to drop DirecTV

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Sean Miler

    The Pac-12 Conference and DirecTV are currently in stiff talks for the satellite provider to carry its Pac-12 Network. Looks like things have melted down to the point where the conference is throwing barbs. Hard ones. The Pac-12 is trying to convince fans of teams in the conference to drop DirecTV. That way, fans with…

  7. Tulsa, Oklahoma renewing in-state series for 2013-14 season

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Games between well-known in-state opponents are always a good thing. Since 2008, Oklahoma and Tulsa hadn’t played. That’ll change this season. The Sooners released their non-conference slate on Monday afternoon, with a contest at home against the Golden Hurricane being one of the highlights. The two will showdown December 14 in Norman. The last time…

  8. Miami gets commitment from 2014 guard James Palmer

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    Miami coach Jim Larranaga has a lot of talent to replace off his 2012-13 roster. Including NBA Draft first round pick Shane Larkin, Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji. Larranaga and his staff have put the finishing touches on the 2013 class — the one immediately responsible for keeping the momentum going for the Hurricanes —…

  9. Villanova alums team up for Pro-Am victory

    Aug 5, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    Reggie Redding and Antonio Pena’s collegiate careers have ended, but the former Villanova players got together at least one more time, this time for a victory in the Delco Pro-Am. Pena, who averaged 9.8 points in 2010-11 for the Wildcats, dropped 25 points in the final playing for Omega Medical, a 91-72 victory over Radano…

  10. Presidential connections now abundant at Oregon State

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Being that Craig Robinson’s brother-in-law is President Barack Obama, it’s a safe assessment to call the Oregon State head man the “First Coach.” Well, now Robinson has someone on staff that he can talk “White House” with. Oregon State announced the addition of Joe Kennedy on Monday. Along with spending time on staff at Northwestern,…

  11. Wichita State gets a recruiting bump after Final Four appearance

    Aug 5, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Gregg Marshall has made a solid living in his time at Wichita State out of developing talent that was under-recruited or under-valued at some point in the players’ career. Marshall made a habit of scouring the junior college ranks, getting some of the best talent out of that pipeline — Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early…

  12. Michigan commit Austin Hatch moves to California for final prep year

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT


    Austin Hatch has had a rough high school career. And almost all of his trials have come off the court. The 6-6 forward, who has stuck with his commitment to Michigan since his sophomore year (and they to him), survived not one, but two plane crashes, the first killing his mother and two siblings, another…

  13. Welcome to 624, Wyoming’s most exclusive nightclub

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Wyoming UNLV Men's Basketball

    One of the ugliest in-season, off-court headlines of last year came when Wyoming’s Luke Martinez was charged with felony aggravated assault and battery stemming from a bar fight on Dec. 30 that put one man in the hospital with serious facial injuries. That incident, along with others the Cowboys have seen with other programs, has…

  14. Bomb blast puts Georgia walk-on out for season

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Head Shots of incoming Basketball Freshmen

    Some offseason injuries are just flat-out unbelievable. Then there’s the one Dusan Langura suffered while home in his native Switzerland. Langura, who was primed to enroll at Georgia this fall as a preferred walk-on, tore his ACL when a bomb went off while he was serving his military commitment in his home country. Yup, a…

  15. Dayton basketball getting a piece of $6 million athletic facilities upgrade

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Archie Miller

    When I think Dayton, I think of one of the best possible places for the NCAA Tournament’s First Four. UD Arena presents a great atmosphere, at least half the teams in the pod seem to be within driving (or reasonable flying) distance of the city and there always are a few games with some memorable…

  16. Matt Derenbecker headed back to Louisiana, transferring to New Orleans

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Matt Derenbecker

    Matt Derenbecker is headed home. Again The former LSU and Dayton forward will reportedly transfer to New Orleans, weeks after announcing he was leaving the Flyers’ program. He will apply for a waiver to be eligible immediately. Derenbecker’s college career has logged him a lot of miles. The Metairie, La. native started 16 games as…

  17. Brekkott Chapman commits to Utah

    Jul 29, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    2013 UA All-Star Weekend

    Larry Krystkowiak has had one of the tougher rebuilding jobs on his hands since he took over Utah three seasons ago. He’s made headway in his two seasons, after a 6-25 maiden campaign, the Utes improved to 15-18 last season. Now, top recruits are starting to take notice, apparently, with the Utes getting their first…

  18. Patriot League unveils new digital network

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Patriot Lafayette Bucknell Basketball

    Move over SEC Network, it’s….the Patriot League? The conference announced Monday afternoon it will be partnering with Campus Insiders to create the Patriot League Network, an all-new digital platform to help the conference grow it’s video and online exploits. The multi-year agreement will allow the league to live stream hundreds of athletic events, including a…

  19. Kedren Johnson suspended for the year at Vanderbilt

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    Today hasn’t been kind to Kevin Stallings. On the same day that it was made public that sophomore-to-be Kevin Bright would head back to his native Germany to play professionally, the Vanderbilt coach also had bad news about Kedren Johnson come to light. Vanderbilt announced Monday it has suspended Johnson for the season. As of…

  20. No rest, only growth for graduate assistants in July

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Bryan Sherrer is staying busy this July. Not only is the Murray State graduate assistant keeping tabs on the players currently on campus, but he’s also wrapping up his time with the program. After two years on staff in Murray, Sherrer, a former Murray State player himself, is interviewing for assistant coaching positions, getting looks…

  21. VCU upgrades could mean Siegel Center expansion

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    Two seasons ago, VCU crashed the Final Four as an 11-seed. Since then, coach Shaka Smart has kept the Rams relevant. With the move to the Atlantic 10, the entire athletic program is trying to take itself further, this time with the introduction by Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin’s five-year plan, which he calls “VCU Rising:…

  22. Virginia bringing in Navy for non-conference contest

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Virginia are looking for a big season this year. The Cavaliers add transfer Anthony Gill and two three-star recruits in Devon Hall and London Perrantes, while they’ll have to replace Taylor Barnette’s shooting and hope for a speedy recovery for Akil Mitchell’s broken hand. They added to their schedule on Monday. Virginia…

  23. Jeff Sheppard isn’t a huge fan of Calipari’s one-and-done style

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson, Wah Wah Jones

    John Calipari’s one-and-done style of recruiting hasn’t sat well with certain people, that’s definitely already known. What we haven’t heard is someone around the Kentucky program say that. Well, looks like you can throw one former Kentucky great in there now. It’s Jeff Sheppard. Sheppard spent five years at UK (redshirted in 1996-97) and was…

  24. Former LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu can hoop, too

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is known for his exploits on (and off) the football field. Like most athletes though, he can do a lot more than just be a ball hawk and return man for the Tigers, and now, the Arizona Cardinals. Looks like the Honey Badger can also hoop. Check out the video…

  25. Rutgers report calls for school to take more control of athletics

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    It’s a safe bet that Rutgers would like actual athletic competition to begin. First, the Mike Rice scandal. Then he’s fired. Then his boss, former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, resigned. The it turns out his replacement, Julie Hermann, allegedly has a history of player abuse stemming from her days as volleyball coach at Tennessee. After…