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  1. 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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    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…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Louisville basketball players three times more valuable than Texas football players

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Every once in a while you’ll see studies come out that estimate the value of collegiate athletes to the program that they are a part of, and Business Insider did exactly that this week. The way they broke it down was to take the total revenue generated by a school’s football program and multiply it…

  9. Florida is the fifth best hoops program in the country? Please

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Earlier today, the folks over at ESPN Insider put together a list of the college basketball futures. Essentially, they ranked who they believed would be the Top 25 programs in the country over the course of the next three seasons based on five categories: Coaching, Current Talent, Recruiting, Program Power and Stability. And, not surprisingly,…

  10. Stanley Johnson, Rivals No. 3 in Class of 2014, mixtape (VIDEO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon

    My favorite player in the Class of 2014 to watch on over the course of the summer was Stanley Johnson, a 6-foot-5 wing out of California that plays for the Oakland Soldiers. Johnson is the No. 3 player in the class and is being courted by the likes of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida. He’s…

  11. Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena damaged by flooding (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    Arkansas has one of the best home court advantages in the country, but it will be a little while before the Razorbacks can get back into their own gym. There were heavy rains in Fayetteville last week Bud Walton Arena was flooded, causing some damage to the court. From the Arkansas News: ‚ÄúThis past Friday,…

  12. North Carolina to wear custom, camo version of the XX8 (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Darren Rovell

    Jordans are the most popular and in demand shoe in the country. Every year, the Jordan brand releases a new model of the shoe — we’re up to the Jordan XX8 this year — and every year people wait in line for hours (or days) just to be able to spend a few hundred bucks…

  13. Report: Marshall Henderson to return to Ole Miss at the start of practice

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Marshall Henderson’s indefinite offseason suspension is over. According to a report from CBSSports.com‘s Gary Parrish, the Ole Miss shooting guard will be participating in the first practice of the season on Friday. That doesn’t guarantee that Henderson will be playing in the Rebel’s first game, however. Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork told USA Today‘s Dan…

  14. Tom Izzo addresses comments by Korie Lucious, Chris Allen on their drug use

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    When Tom Izzo kicked Chris Allen and Korie Lucious out of the Michigan State program during the 2010-2011 season I bet he never thought that he would be spending time talking about the reasons for those dismissals as he helped prepare his Spartans, a consensus top three team, for the 2013-2014 season. But thanks to…

  15. Keith Dambrot gets one-year contract extension, through 2022-2023

    Sep 24, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    Keith Dambrot had arguably his best season as a head coach in 2012-2013, as he led Akron to a 26-6 record, a division title, a trip to the NCAA tournament and, for the first time in school history, a spot in the top 25. Akron rewarded Dambrot with a one-year contract extension, meaning that he…

  16. Maryland to host their 2013 Midnight Madness at Cole Field House

    Sep 24, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    The 2013-2014 season will be Maryland’s last as a member of the ACC, and as a way to pay homage to their history in the conference, the Terps will be holding their Midnight Madness celebration in Cole Field House, the arena that Maryland called home from 1955-2002. “Cole Field House represented many of the most…

  17. Marcus Paige: ‘We’ve moved on. [PJ Hairston]‘s working out with us’

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    What kind of punishment PJ Hairston receives for an offseason’s worth of troubling headlines, run-ins with the law and one reported association with a convicted felon with a penchant for renting nice cars, but what’s clear at this point is that North Carolina will have their leading returning scorer back on the team in 2013-2014.…

  18. Final Four run nets Gregg Marshall a big payday

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:26 AM EDT

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    That run to the Final Four is paying off in a big way for Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall. On Monday evening, the Shockers announced that their head coach would be getting a significant pay raise, with his salary jumping from $1.03 million to $1.6 million on November 9th with another bump, up to…

  19. Chris Mack to sign 12-year old Trey Couch to Letter of Intent

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    Normally, I’m thoroughly against the idea of recruiting athletes that are in the seventh grade, but I have to give credit to Chris Mack. On Monday, the Xavier head coach signed 12 year old Trey Couch of Liberty Township to a National Letter of Intent. Couch may be young and it may be against the…

  20. Eli Carter, Joseph Young highlight list of six transfers waiting on a waiver

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Eli Carter, Kyle Smyth

    Transfer rules are one of the most hotly debated topics in college basketball during the offseason. Should players be forced to sit out a season if they want to change schools? Should the rule be disbanded, allowing everyone to be eligible immediately if they do decide to leave school? Should there be waivers in place…

  21. Report: Aaron Epps commits to LSU

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    johnnyjones

    LSU has landed their first commitment in the Class of 2014, as Louisiana native Aaron Epps made a pledge to Johnny Jones and the Tigers on Monday, Epps, a three-star recruit according to Rivals, is a skinny, 6-foot-9 forward with the kind of athleticism that makes land-warriors like myself eternally envious. Not only did he…

  22. Kentucky stops recruiting top five forward Cliff Alexander

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Cliff Alexander is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country. A 6-foot-8 forward, Alexander is as explosive and powerful as anyone in the Class of 2014. When he dunks, you feel sorry for the rim. When he blocks a shot, he leaves a dent in the basketball. He can scratch his knees without…

  23. Report: UConn’s Tyler Olander pleads guilty, but DUI charges dropped

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Tyler Olander’s latest legal snafu has been cleared up. According to a report from Dave Borges of the New Haven Register, Olander plead guilty to driving without a license. He paid a $75 fine and had the charges dropped. He was initially charged with DUI, but Borges is reporting that there were two breathalyzer tests…

  24. VCU shows off new uniforms in photo shoot (VCU)

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    VCU Athletics

    VCU’s basketball program will be getting new uniforms this season. The changes are subtle, but there is one thing that I would have done differently were I the one making the decisions. Why isn’t ‘Havoc’ written on the jerseys somewhere? More than anything, that’s the word that is associated with VCU’s program. It’s written on…

  25. Adam Morrison at peace with the way his career ended, his role on Gonzaga’s staff

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Adam Morrison is one of the great college basketball stories of the last decade. The son of a college coach, Morrison’s family settled in Spokane when he was in fourth grade after his father had made the decision to change careers. He grew up as a ball-boy for Gonzaga and going to the team camps,…