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Eric Angevine

  1. How Spike, Josh and Sam spent their summer vacations

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Cleanthony Early, Sam Dower

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a college player goofing off or hitting the beach this summer. We checked in with three players with something to prove in the upcoming season, so we could find out how they’re working toward their goals. No Flash in the Pan As a freshman, Spike Albrecht was a seldom-used bench player.…

  2. Marshall will invade Penn State on Pearl Harbor Day

    Jul 20, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

    Penn State Nittany Lions' Newbill goes to the basket against Michigan Wolverines' Burke during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    It is a day that will live in infamy. Not because of a basketball game, but still. Marshall University has announced that they’ll traverse roughly 400 miles of prime coal-mining country that lies between Huntington and Happy Valley on December 7 of this year, so they can renew their basketball series with Penn State. Tom…

  3. Niagara lands the one that ODU let get away

    Jul 20, 2013, 8:39 PM EST

    ODU Basketball Coach

    Old Dominion had a good thing going over the past decade or so. Cutting Blaine Taylor loose as coach was likely a necessary measure if the under-the-table scuttlebutt is true, but the abrupt mid-season coaching change has definitely give the program some new hurdles to get over. Not only are they heading into Conference USA…

  4. InRecruit shines a light on the 99 percent

    Jul 20, 2013, 6:48 PM EST

    inRecruit

    “You have the top 150 kids every year who are steered one way or another, and it’s always the same schools and kids with the same ability level who have that opportunity. There are a few success stories for kids outside that process every year, but we wanted to change the way this process works.”…

  5. #DunkCity puts a Tiger in the tank

    Jul 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    BKC-UM-AUBURN

    Joe Dooley coached under Bill Self for the better part of a decade, so it may come a surprise to fans of Florida Gulf Coast University that he’s not trying to force his new home to fit the Kansas system, but rather following the plan set out by Andy Enfield: snag a bunch of athletic…

  6. Brandon Miller lands first recruit as Butler head coach

    Jul 20, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Brandon Miller

    Butler is a really unique program. Plenty of so-called mid-majors have been able to build long-standing success in recent years, but the Butler way is practically unheard of. You can be a Belmont or a Gonzaga, hiring and keeping a humble coach. That’s one way to stay ahead of the curve. Or you can be…

  7. Negus Webster-Chan is stirring the pot in Hawaii

    Jul 13, 2013, 10:49 PM EST

    Charles Carmouche, Negus Webster-Chan

    Negus Webster-Chan didn’t make enough of an impression at Mizzou. That’s why he transferred to Hawaii. In Hawaii’s active summer league, however, he’s made an immediate impression. According to the Court Sense blog, he’s caused a bit of a stir, in fact. Not a bad idea in the laid-back Hawaiian summer league. Chippy play in…

  8. Virginia is for Leavers. But why?

    Jul 13, 2013, 6:52 PM EST

    Tony Bennett

    I live in Charlottesville, VA, so I hear all the questions and concerns about Tony Bennett’s program on a daily basis. When one of those questions begins to creep into the national college hoops conversation, you know something strange is going on. Following the news that Taylor Barnette will transfer from UVA, announced very late…

  9. Wilbut guilty plea is more bad news for Seton Hall

    Jul 13, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Kevin Willard

    Things just will not turn around for Seton Hall. The team that came within one overtime point of a national title under P.J. Carlesimo in 1989 has been on a downward trajectory since. The Pirates haven’t been to the Big Dance since 2006, and they’ve been through a series of coaches and various combinations of…

  10. Has Kentucky opened a Dominican big man pipeline?

    Jul 13, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

    Dominicana

    This just in: every move John Calipari makes pays recruiting dividends. Hanging with Charlie Sheen? Money. Posing with arch-nemesis Rick Pitino? Also gold. Being chosen to drive the Kentucky Speedway pace car? Got his name in the papers. Not getting to drive the pace car after all? Ditto. Losing in his hometown in the first…

  11. VIDEO: Russ Smith earns “Myth”-nomer during summer break

    Jul 13, 2013, 4:38 PM EST

    Russ Smith

    What do you do when you’re a national title winner? If you’re Russ Smith, you declare yourself to be a mythical creature, then proceed to hit the local history museum to prove your point. The indispensible Card Chronicle tracked down a local TV station’s video of the man formerly known as Russdiculous, who has spent…

  12. Will Rupp renovation split Kentucky’s Big Blue Nation?

    Jul 6, 2013, 10:34 PM EST

    Ashley Judd

    You’ve seen it a hundred times on TV: Ashley Judd sitting smack in the middle of a sea of blue, mixing with the rest of Big Blue Nation as they watch their favorite team play in Rupp Arena. She’s not the only one. Every luminary who’s ever come to bask in the glow of John…

  13. Report: Another Hairston to Haydn Thomas link emerges

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

    North Carolina v Kansas

    USA Today is really on top of things this summer. Eric Prisbell, the paper’s college basketball reporter, has found evidence of an earlier traffic stop in which Hairston was driving a car with ties to Haydn Thomas. Thomas is the man whose name appears on the rental receipt for the 2013 Yukon that Hairston was…

  14. Is Ohio dumping long-time rival Marshall?

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:09 PM EST

    Ohio v Bowling Green

    Realignment has broken up so many successful rivalries over the past several years, as big-time programs choose money over tradition. In the region where West Virginia meets Ohio, however, a long-running non-conference rivalry is also coming to a halt. Definitely temporarily, and possibly forever. Marshall and Ohio University have been playing each other in football…

  15. Syracuse will retire Lawrence Moten’s jersey

    Jul 6, 2013, 6:08 PM EST

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    Lawrence Moten didn’t have much of an NBA career, so casual fans may have forgotten him. But the Syracuse swingman was one of the greatest Big East players of the 1990s, and his alma mater definitely hasn’t forgotten that. Moten himself revealed that Syracuse has told him they will retire his No. 21 jersey this…

  16. Is now the time for a new NCAA hoops video game franchise?

    Jul 6, 2013, 4:33 PM EST

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    College hoops fans have always been sort of the unwanted step-children of the video game world. Fantastic franchises like Madden Football and NBA2K keep pro sports fans happy year-in and year out, and college football fans are well-served as well. But college basketball has never had a truly top-notch franchise, and no company has produced…

  17. How ya gonna keep ‘em down in Detroit, now they’ve seen Ames, Iowa?

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

    Percy Gibson, Kevin Noreen

    Will Clyburn, Detroit Percy Gibson, Detroit Dominique Butler, Detroit How do they get all these city guys to come to Iowa State? Hard to say. But the pipeline from Michigan to Ames, Iowa – which includes Michigan State transfers who didn’t grow up in the state – has been in full effect for some time.…

  18. How Iowa plans to end seven-year tourney drought

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:41 PM EST

    Mike Gesell, Anthony Clemmons, Josh Oglesby

    The Big Ten was the toughest league in the country last season. It’s only going to get tougher, thanks to realignment. Despite all that, Year Four of the Fran McCaffery experience in Iowa City is generating some buzz and some genuine optimism. The former Siena coach took over one of the most bone-grindingly slow teams…

  19. Top prospect copped big-time buzz from coaches

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:48 PM EST

    Class 5A Boys Championship Basketball

    When you’re going to be out of the country, it’s a perfect time to unplug – just let friends and family leave messages – you’ll get back to them later. If you’re the No. 1 guard prospect in the class of 2015, and you’re hitting Uruguay with the U.S. U16 team, it’s an even better…

  20. UT releases design for Pat Summitt Plaza

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:51 PM EST

    Photo: patsummittplaza.com

    A couple months back, we learned that the University of Tennessee planned to dedicate a statue to legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. This week, the school revealed an artist’s rendering of a proposed Pat Summitt Plaza, which will welcome visitors to Thompson-Boling Arena, potentially as soon as this fall. “I’m hoping this fall at some…

  21. D-ficiencies hurt Wolfpack players in the NBA draft

    Jun 29, 2013, 4:19 PM EST

    Temple Owls guard Wyatt takes the ball past North Carolina State Wolfpack defenders Leslie and Brown during first half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Dayton

    Eye-popping athletic talent and an ability to show up on the highlight reel will get you a long look in the NBA draft. Many times, offensive skills will get you into the lottery. In the case of UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, a surprise No. 1 pick was the result. But ability to “score the ball” isn’t…

  22. VIDEO: Wyoming demonstrates changes in the charge/block call

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Wyoming v UNLV

    The inconsitency in enforcement of the blocking/charging call has been a thorn in the side of college basketball fans for years, and recent high-profile instances of bad calls have finally forced the NCAA to clarify what can be called a charge, and what can be called a block. ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan had a nice piece…

  23. Ivy League prepares to join the webstreaming revolution

    Jun 22, 2013, 8:22 PM EST

    photo courtesy ivyleaguesports.com

    TV time is hard to come by for any basketball league outside the BCS. The Mountain West and WCC have been able to grab a little more than most, simply because they play late enough to fill a time slot that East Coast markets don’t really know what to do with. As John Templon of…

  24. Final Four beat BCS bowls and NBA Finals in TV ratings

    Jun 22, 2013, 7:26 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    A recent article from Sports Media Watch told us something we already knew: the Final Four is great television, and hugely popular. According to the site, the recent, thrilling NBA finals came in second in viewership in the all-important demographic of males aged 18-49, with an average 7.1 rating over the seven-game series. The Final…

  25. Papa John’s honors Cards with pizza box

    Jun 22, 2013, 6:46 PM EST

    photo via cardchronicle.com

    The Papa John’s pizza chain is honoring the 2013 NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals with their own specially-designed pizza box. But wait! I can almost hear Big Blue Nation shouting: where was our pizza box when we won it all in 2012? Well, since Papa John’s is based in Louisville, this all makes a certain amount…