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  1. Michigan gets a commitment from top 30 wing Kameron Chatman

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    Michigan shocked the college basketball world on Tuesday night when they picked up a commitment from Kameron Chatman, a top 30 recruit, according to Rivals. Chatman, a Portland, OR, native, picked the Wolverines over Oregon, USC and Arizona, among others. He had just taken his final official visit to Arizona this past weekend, but John…

  2. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Cuonzo Martin

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  3. Despite shutdown, Army, Navy and Air Force still able to practice

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    thepassinggame.com

    The shutdown of the US Government had finally crossed a line that many folks will deem unacceptable: it is now affecting football games. This weekend’s game between Air Force and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, has been put on hold and may not be played. Army is due to play Boston College, but a…

  4. Oakland guard Ryan Bass leaves the team

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Greg Kampe, Travis Bader

    The high-octane Oakland Grizzlies offense took a hit on Tuesday, as head coach Greg Kampe put out a short, two sentence release announcing that guard Ryan Bass would be leaving the team due to “reasons unrelated to his athletic participation or academic performance.” Bass, a 5-foot-9 senior, averaged 9.3 points and 2.7 assists as a…

  5. Virginia Tech’s Malik Mueller ruled ineligible this season

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    James Johnson

    Virginia Tech was already staring at the cellar of the loaded ACC this season, and James Johnson’s road to relevance got that much tougher on Monday evening. The school announced that 6-foot-3 freshman Malik Mueller would be ineligible to play this season due to an issue with his academics. “I am extremely disappointed for Malik,…

  6. Swiperboy makes a return with ‘Fired Like Kiffin’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Jio Fontan, Renaldo Woolridge

    Back when I was running Ballin’ is a Habit, Renaldo Woolridge, aka Swiperboy, was one of the site’s favorite players. The 6-foot-9 then-Tennessee forward dabbled as a rapper, putting out some pretty good songs over professionally made beats. But he briefly retired from rapping in August of 2011 to focus on hoops before he eventually…

  7. Jahii Carson slowed with injury as practice kicks off

    Oct 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    There may not be a more valuable player in the country than Jahii Carson, the Arizona State point guard that doubles as a Preseason All-American. Carson is the difference-maker for the Sun Devils. As a freshman, he not only averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists, but he also was the the guy that Herb Sendek…

  8. P.J. Hairston hilariously pranks teammate Marcus Paige (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    P.J. Hairston had a rough summer, but it wasn’t enough to get North Carolina’s leading scorer booted from the team. He may have lost his chance to spend the season in a leadership role for the Tar Heels, but, as Leslie McDonald told Bret Strelow of the Fayetteville Observer, “I can tell you his spirits…

  9. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Fighting Irish's Brey holds his team back against Eagles during their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  10. 3,000 students turn out for MSU’s annual Izzone Campout (PHOTOS)

    Sep 30, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    @MSU_Basketball

    The Izzone Campout is an annual rite of passage at Michigan State. Every year, the Spartan student section spends one Friday night out on Munn Field, setting up tents and basketball hoops and grills and everything else a 19 year old college kid could possibly need to get him through a weekend night. The players…

  11. Jamie Dixon dressed up as Uncle Si at Pitt’s Morning Madness (PHOTO)

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    We officially have our first highlight from 2013 Midnight Madness celebrations even if it didn’t happen at midnight. On Saturday, Pitt basketball hosted their Morning Madness, kicking off a day worth of tailgating for students getting ready to see the Panthers host Virginia on the gridiron. There were dunk contests and some Pitt hoops Family…

  12. Providence continues to add to a loaded recruiting class with forward Ben Bentil

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Ed Cooley continues to load up on talent in the Class of 2014 as the Providence head coach today earned a commitment from Ben Bentil, a 6-foot-8 forward from St. Andrew’s (DE). Bentil, who tweeted out his decision on Monday afternoon, picked the Friars over Temple and Miami, among others. Bentil is a powerful, 6-foot-8…

  13. Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak is Salt Lake City’s newest crimefighter

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Utah v Oregon - Pac-12 Semifinals

    Larry Krystkowiak, Utah’s head coach, is an intimidating figure. Standing 6-foot-9, Krystkowiak spent a dozen years in the NBA, earning himself a reputation for being a hard-nosed effort guy rather than an uber-talented perennial all-star. He’s not the kind of guy to back down from a confrontation. Over the weekend, “Barney Fife” did just that,…

  14. Angel Rodriguez will not play for Miami in 2013-2014

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Wildcats guard Rodriguez defended by Explorers guard Galloway tries a last-second shot that failed to tie the game in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City

    Angel Rodriguez has decided to redshirt the 2013-2014 season, according to a release from Miami. Rodriguez transferred into the program from Kansas State to be closer to his family — he went to high school in the area — and many were waiting to hear whether or not he would be granted a waiver to…

  15. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Reuters

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our previews…

  16. Report: Rutgers transfer Eli Carter gets his waiver from the NCAA

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

    Eli Carter, Gene Teague

    Eli Carter has been cleared to play immediately at Florida. The Rutgers transfer received a waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to suit up this season. Carter left the program after a video of former Scarlet Knight head coach throwing balls at his players and using gay slurs directed towards them was made…

  17. College Hoops is here! Official practices start today

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to college basketball season. Thanks to a rule change implemented this season, official practices now begin a full six weeks before the first day that teams are allowed to schedule games. And with the real season kicking off on November 8th, that means that today, September 27th — a point in…

  18. Top 25 Countdown: Others Receiving Votes

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona State

    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. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  19. NBCSports.com Season Preview Schedule

    Sep 27, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Book mark this page for easy browsing and navigation, as links to every preview will be added as they get posted. To follow along with our Top 25 Countdown, click here. For a link to all of our Season Previews, click here. Fri. 9/27: (all times eastern) All-Name Team Midnight Madness Top 25: Others Receiving…

  20. Former Old Dominion guard Donte Hill signs a contract in … Kazakhstan

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    George Mason Old Dominion Basketball

    Donte Hill caused a minor uproar across the college basketball world when the NCAA denied his appeal to play for Old Dominion this season. Hill played eight minutes in a secret scrimmage for Clemson back in 2010, but decided to leave the program and transfer to ODU afterwards. The NCAA ruled that those eight minutes…

  21. If reports are true, it’s time for Jason Capel to release Devonte Graham

    Sep 26, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

    Jason Capel

    By now, you should all know that the National Letter of Intent system is incredibly unfair for the athletes that are forced to sign it. Devonte’ Graham is the latest example. Graham is a point guard from Raliegh that played for the Garner Road AAU program and, last September, committed to go to Appalachian State.…

  22. Jim Delany, Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard spark more pay-for-play debate

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    JimDelany

    In what has become a now-daily occurrence, a well-known member of the college athletics establishment said something for or against paying collegiate athletes, which subsequently turned into a war of words on my twitter feed between the folks that want to see the labor force get a bigger cut of the profits from college athletics…

  23. PG Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, No. 61 in 2014, commits to Michigan State

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    NY2LAsports

    Michigan State not only made a much-needed point guard addition on Thursday morning, but the program added a young man certainly bound for multiple appearances on the all-name team. Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, a 5-foot-10 native of the Bahamas and the No. 61 player in the Class of 2014, committed to Tom Izzo and the…

  24. JJ Moore granted a waiver to play this season at Rutgers

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    Rutgers got some big news on Thursday morning, as Pitt transfer JJ Moore was given a waiver by the NCAA which will allow him to play immediately for the Scarlett Knights. He’s the second player transferring into the program that was given a waiver by the NCAA. Last month, Kerwin Okoro got the news that…

  25. Oakland center Raphael Carter to miss 2013-2014

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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    Oakland center Raphael Carter will sit out this season after it was discovered that the 6-foot-9 senior diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), the school announced on Thursday morning. Carter will undergo surgery in December so he won’t miss any class time. “I’m disappointed that we won’t have Raphael (Carter),” said Oakland head coach Greg…