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Eric Angevine

  1. Homecoming King? That’s Russdiculous!

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Russ Smith

    I had forgotten that there is such a thing as a homecoming court, but at Louisville, where the reigning national champs reside, it’s quite possible that a Cardinals basketball player will supplement his national title ring with some more bling: a homecoming crown. Card Chronicle turned up the fact that both Russ Smith and Luke…

  2. Can a Cinderella emerge from the SWAC?

    Oct 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Southern University center Javan Mitchell and Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk get tied up during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. On March 21st of this year, Gonzaga – the team that arguably popularized the term “Cinderella” as a signifier for mid-major success against the odds – nearly found the glass slipper on the other…

  3. 2013-2014 SWAC Preview: Texas Southern is ready to run

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Deshawn Stephens, Lawrence Johnson-Danner

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  4. Former Tide teammates reunite in UNCW backcourt

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:13 PM EST

    UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Basketball

    The UNCW Seahawks are looking to rebound in the CAA standings after suffering through an NCAA-mandated postseason ban last season. Buzz Peterson can use some playmakers after uber-loyal star forward Keith Rendleman finally used up his eligibility. Rendleman led the Seahawks in just about every category possible last season, save assists per game. That honor…

  5. Mizzou adds four-star Namon Wright to 2014 class

    Sep 28, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    Kyle King, Namon Wright

    Frank Haith and the Missouri Tigers got some good news today, picking up a commitment from 2014 guard Namon Wright. Wright is a 6-foot-4 wing from California, ranked No. 87 overall by Rivals. His Twitter announcement was pretty low-key, and hardly definitive. Mizzou!!!!!!! — Namon Wright (@kharyw) September 28, 2013 Follow-up tweets between Wright and…

  6. Mark Fox wears body paint to UGA football game (PHOTO)

    Sep 28, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    UGA Day Ringgold

    Bless you, Mark Fox. The Georgia basketball head coach gave us something to talk about during football season by turning up at a Georgia game. Not only did he show up, he sat with the superfans known as the Spike Crew. And you don’t just sit with the Spike Crew, you dress up like a…

  7. ‘Cuse assistant Hopkins philosophical about missing out on USC job

    Sep 28, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Syracuse Hopkins

    Syracuse’s top assistant Mike Hopkins has long been a staple of the offseason rumor mill. When openings come up, Jim Boeheim’s right-hand man hears about them. According to a recent article by Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard, Hopkins usually gives them short shrift. He’s been in serious discussions with St. Bonaventure and Charlotte in…

  8. Proposal for a new NCAA “Division IV” doesn’t mention hoops

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    Harvard v Arizona

    The notion that big-time football should forge its own path has been in the wind for a while now. It makes us college hoops fans feel pretty squeamish, even if we happen to root for a big-time program, because we like our Big Dance and our Cinderellas, and that would change for good if the…

  9. CBT’s 2013 All Name Power Rankings

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    LKK

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the month, click here. We’re doing things a little differently this year.…

  10. A-10 turns to Richmond Coliseum for women’s hoops tourney

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    photo courtesy Atlantic 10 Conference

    For years, the annual choice to hold the Colonial Athletic Association’s men’s basketball tournament at Richmond Coliseum came under fire from fans of schools outside the borders of Virginia, who felt the location essentially gave teams like VCU, Old Dominion and George Mason a home court advantage. Anecdotal evidence would seem to have borne that…

  11. Hofstra unveils new uniforms (PHOTO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:47 PM EST

    photo courtesy Hofstra Athletics

    Hofstra hasn’t made much noise on the court since Charles Jenkins graduated in 2011. With former Niagara head man Joe Mihalich hoping to kick off a new era for the frequent CAA also-rans, something has to change, and fast. The Pride are starting with their uniforms. From the front, the new Nike uniforms don’t look…

  12. Cal’s Cobbs pain-free, expects to be “100 percent” by November

    Sep 21, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    California v Syracuse

    The hype over Arizona’s upcoming season is warranted, but the Cal Bears won’t surrender the Pac-12 without a fight this season. Things looked bad a few weeks ago, when Cal’s senior point guard Justin Cobbs went down with a foot injury, but Cobbs spoke with writer Jeff Faraudo of the Bear Talk blog and declared…

  13. Butler entertains former Miami commit Henriquez this weekend

    Sep 21, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Butler Big East Basketball

    Butler rose to the top echelon of college basketball by recruiting solid midwestern kids, for the most part. It was a tent pole for the Butler Way, and it worked. Which isn’t to say that the school will turn down a bit of flash, having grown from the Horizon to the A-10 to the Big…

  14. Transfer Tarik Black praises Jayhawk freshmen after boot camp

    Sep 21, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Memphis Tigers Goodwin and Black during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    “Boot Camp” is a popular term for tough pre-season workouts. Frank Haith actually had his Missouri players work out with the National Guard, and VCU’s Shaka Smart has had his squad train with a former Navy Seal. Bill Self’s workouts at Kansas don’t have any actual military component, but they are known to be intense.…

  15. Report: Pseudo-Bucky is roaming Madison, Wisconsin

    Sep 14, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    MARY SPICUZZA – State Journal

    Bucky the Badger is a common sight at Camp Randall Stadium these days, and soon enough we’ll be seeing him on the sidelines at the Kohl Center, rooting Bo Ryan’s troops on in their nearly decade-and-a-half streak of NCAA tournament appearances. Where Bucky shouldn’t be, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, is hanging out at…

  16. It’s raining recruits for Rick Pitino in Seattle

    Sep 14, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Shaqquan Aaron

    Sometimes it must be pretty rough being Lorenzo Romar. He gets the lip service from top recruits in the Pacific Northwest, but recently he’s been publicly spurned by recruits like Kyle Wiltjer, Terrence Jones and Enes Kanter, all of whom chose to leave home to play for John Calipari at Kentucky. And it doesn’t end…

  17. BYU gets early jump on 2018 recruiting class

    Sep 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Dave Rose

    I know coaches like to get the jump on their rivals by getting a kid’s verbal commitment early, but this is ridiculous. Dave Rose has offered a scholarship to 6’1″ guard Frank Jackson, and Jackson has accepted. The rub is that Jackson isn’t expected to suit up for Brigham Young until 2018. It’s not as…

  18. Boston University unveils new floor

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Screen grab via Instagram

    You know who’s cleaning up this year? Companies that install basketball flooring. I mean, if a guy who owns a custom wood laminates company doesn’t end up in the Forbes 500 this year, I’ll be shocked. It makes sense, though. With so many schools changing leagues in the realignment shuffle, new logos have to be…

  19. Cards fan gets Pitino tat, or is that Christopher Walken?

    Sep 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    @DrewFranklinKSR

    Tattoos have recently been a big deal in college sports. You can get your football team in trouble for getting free ones, you can forget to spell-check, or you can – as Rick Pitino did this year – celebrate a national title with one. One thing that is always a bit dicey when getting ink…

  20. Pac-12 Networks sign digital distribution deal

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:31 PM EST

    Larry Scott

    You may remember that broad distribution of the Pac-12 Network is being held up by DirecTV, which has balked at assigning bandwidth to the upstart sports network. Only the Big Ten Network has managed to make a profit running its own network, and other BCS conferences – most notably the SEC – have turned to…

  21. Lone Star State results prove recruiting is only part of the puzzle

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Rick Barnes

    Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has done a mighty favor for all of us cheapskates. He used his ESPN Insider access to read Dave Telep’s paywalled article about which programs have landed the most top 100 recruits and then passed the info along out in the open. Waters was, of course, focused on Syracuse,…

  22. Butler’s Jones shows leadership following season-ending injury

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    We hear that term “The Butler Way” thrown around a lot. The term stems from a mission statement written by current Butler AD Barry Collier, a man who also played and coached for his alma mater. Writer David Woods shared Collier’s vision for Butler athletics in his book, also titled The Butler Way. The Butler…

  23. Former Wildcat Liggins charged with multiple felonies

    Sep 7, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets Brooks and Oklahoma City Thunder Liggins battle for the ball during Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-finals basketball playoff series in Houston

    DeAndre Liggins may be best remembered by college hoops fans as the big guard who provided some experience and leadership for John Calipari’s freshman-laden 2011 Final Four team. All of that poise seems to have deserted Liggins, who was charged with seven felony counts, including kidnapping, domestic abuse and battery on Friday. Liggins was immediately…

  24. Bradley signs preteen brothers for a good cause

    Sep 7, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Tyshon Pickett, Jordan Prosser, Doug McDermott, Gregory Echenique

    No, this is not another story of recruiting gone bad. It’s the rare recruiting gone very right tale. On Friday, kindergartner Johnah Sahrs and his nine-year-old brother Jarrett signed letters of intent to join the Bradley Braves for the 2013-14 season. Johnah is battling the life-threatening condition neuroblastoma and his older brother has been doing…

  25. Even hoops recruits are thinking football right now

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:25 PM EST

    Photo courtesy @IllinoisLoyalty

    Hello? (oh… oh… oh) Is there anybody in here? (ere… ere… ere) College football weekend is starting off with a bang. I can’t even blame all y’all for not paying much attention to CBT right now. Even our game is heavily dependent on the gridiron right now, as college hoops coaches have invited top recruits…