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  1. The SEC is trying to improve their basketball, and that’s a good thing

    May 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The SEC was awful last season. Three NCAA bids from a 14-team power conference is, frankly, unacceptable. Some of that isn’t necessarily the league’s issue, as Kentucky, the one blueblood program among the SEC ranks, had a a down year, getting knocked out in the first round of the NIT by Robert Morris. The league…

  2. Buffalo is the latest school to get a new court

    May 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    The University of Buffalo is the latest program to unveil a new, unique court design this offseason. And if we’re being honest, I love the simplicity of it: There are no breaking waves or forests or national monuments or anything. It’s just a basketball court, with the name of the university and a picture of…

  3. The latest on the disaster that is Rutgers’ athletic department

    May 30, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Rutgers athletic department is a train wreck, and I’m not simply talking about the fact that every decision that they have made over the course of the last six month has been the wrong one. It’s so ugly, yet I can’t look away. I keep waiting for the next bombshell. If you need a refresher,…

  4. The AAC unveils their league logo, but doesn’t recognize Louisville or Rutgers?

    May 30, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

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    So the American Athletic Conference has released their logo and, well, you tell me how it looks, because I can’t, for the life of me, find a way to get excited about league logos. I will say, however, that I do appreciate a somewhat minimalist approach taken here: What I find endlessly more interesting than…

  5. Report: WVU-commit Jonathan Holton pleads no contest to voyeurism charge

    May 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Former Rhode Island forward and current West Virginia-commit Jonathan Holton has finally had his legal issues cleared up. Holton was arrested and charged with two counts of voyeurism last March after two female students said that he videotaped separate consensual sexual encounters with them without their knowledge and posted the videos to Facebook. When Holton…

  6. Report: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall recruiting … a two-year old? (VIDEO)

    May 29, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

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    That’s according to a report from The Jimmy Kimmel Show, who had a camera in the meeting that two-year old trickshot artist Titus Ashby had with Gregg Marshall, the Wichita State head coach that is coming off of a Final Four appearance in 2013. Titus, if you remember, had a trickshot video go viral back…

  7. Aaron Gordon is an example of one of the downfalls of the one-and-done rule

    May 29, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, I penned a fairly lengthy post on Aaron Gordon and why I think that it would be dumb for Arizona to play him at the three next season. The cliff notes version? Gordon is a prototype college four-man, he doesn’t yet have the skills to be a perimeter player, and Arizona’s rotation works oh-so-much…

  8. Study says Louisville has college basketball’s best fanbase; Kentucky 7th

    May 29, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

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    The folks over at the Emory Sports Marketing Analytics put together an interesting study on Wednesday. In an effort to determine what college basketball program in the country has the strongest fanbase — they call it “Fan Equity”, which sounds really smart — they may have accidentally thrown some gas on the fire of the…

  9. Dunk City to host an early-season holiday hoops tournament?

    May 29, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Dunk City could end up hosting a Thanksgiving college hoops tournament, according to News-Press.com. Germain Arena, which is located in Estero, FL, a suburb of Fort Myers, is looking to host an eight-team men’s tournament and an eight-team women’s tournament in November of this season. Right now, it looks like any event held in 2013…

  10. Report: Bill Self to hire SMU assistant Jerrance Howard

    May 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Bill Self has completed his staff at Kansas, as he has replaced Joe Dooley, who left to take over the Florida-Gulf Coast job, with Jerrance Howard, according to a report from Jason King of ESPN. Howard spent last season as an assistant on Larry Brown’s bench at SMU, but was on staff at Illinois for…

  11. Could Nashville be the permanent site for the SEC tournament in the future?

    May 29, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    It looks like the SEC may be getting close to using Nashville as the long-term locale for their conference tournament. Over the last five years, Tampa, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville have all hosted an SEC tournament. The 2014 event will take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta once again. But the 2015, 2016…

  12. Ahmad Starks is transferring to Illinois

    May 28, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Oregon State transfer Ahmad Starks has finally found a landing spot, committing to Illinois on Tuesday night. Starks left OSU to be closer to his grandmother in Chicago, who is sick. Starks attended Whitney Young HS in the city, one of the best high school programs in the country. “It’s the state school,” Starks told…

  13. New Rutgers AD faced sexual discrimination lawsuit while at Louisville in 2008

    May 28, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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    As if things weren’t already bad enough for Rutgers. On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times dropped another bombshell on the Scarlett Knight’s newly-hired athletic director. Back in 2008, when Hermann was still with Louisville, a female assistant track and field coach named Mary Banker was fired three weeks after complaining to Hermann about discriminatory…

  14. Arizona will be better if Aaron Gordon plays the four, not on the perimeter

    May 28, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Arizona forward Grant Jerrett made one of the most puzzling decisions when it came to entering the NBA Draft as he opted to be a one-and-done player, leaving the Wildcats after his freshman season to pursue a career in the NBA. Jerrett averaged all of 5.2 points at Arizona, so while his decision may not…

  15. Winston Shepard is the difference-maker for San Diego State

    May 28, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf provided us with a late-May conversation-starter when he posted a list of the Top 10 Impact Sophomores heading into next season. The list isn’t bad. Texas point guard Javan Felix is in there, as is Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker, Harvard’s Siyani Chambers, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell. But…

  16. Hofstra’s Joe Mihalich brings entire coaching staff with him from Niagara

    May 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Hofstra’s new men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich announced his coaching staff, and it will look an awful lot like the coaching staff that he had when he was at Niagara. Mike Farrelly, Kyle Neptune and Shane Nichols, who were all assistants for Mihalich at Niagara, will remain on his staff at Hofstra. Mihalich’s Director of…

  17. The big question with Antonio Barton: can he play the point for Tennessee?

    May 28, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    One of the most controversial rules in the college game these days is the graduate transfer exception. It works like this: if a player finishes his undergraduate degree with eligibility remaining, he is allowed to transfer to a different school without sitting out a season to enroll in a graduate program that’s not offered at…

  18. Andrew Wiggins thanks the Huntington community in a letter

    May 28, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Talk to anyone that has spent time around Andrew Wiggins over the course of his high school career, and they’ll all tell you the same thing about him: that he’s a different kind of superstar. He’s humble, he’s polite and he’s just a kid that’s more concerned about enjoying life as a kid than he…

  19. Travis Ford’s visited Moore, OK, and cooked people burgers

    May 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Like every other red-blooded American, Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford used part of his long, Memorial Day weekend to fire up a grill and cook up some hot dogs and burgers. But Ford wasn’t at a backyard cookout. He was posted up in the Home Depot parking lot in Moore, OK, for two days,…

  20. Is the criticism for Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer fair?

    May 27, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Much has been made of Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer out of UNLV this weekend, and not all of it has been good. Doug Gottlieb tweeted “Katin Reinhardt was 2nd on UNLV in minutes/shots as a true frosh,so of course he leaves.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal didn’t hold back, either, criticizing Reinhardt for leaving after he…

  21. Trey Thompson commits to Arkansas

    May 27, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Mike Anderson is doing his best to put up a fence around the state of Arkansas, as he has landed yet another talented recruit from the state. Trey Thompson, a 6-foot-10 center from Forrest City, committed to play for the Razorbacks last week. Thompson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and was also considering…

  22. Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year Stephen Hurt taking the JuCo route

    May 27, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Northwest Florida State has added an intriguing player to their roster, as Stephen Hurt, this season’s Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, announced that he would be spending next season in the program. Hurt, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 boards for Lipscomb as a freshman, but he transferred out of the program…

  23. Former Texas Tech, Santa Clara guard arrested on murder charges

    May 25, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

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    Former Texas Tech and Santa Clara guard Decensae White was arrested on murder charges stemming from the death of a rapper from Georgia named Lil’ Phat. White played at Texas Tech from 2006-2008 and was a member of the Santa Clara program during the 2008-2009 season. After a hiatus from the sport, White returned this…

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