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  1. The key to Syracuse’s back court: a consistent jump shooter?

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Syracuse will likely enter the 2013-2014 season somewhere around the top 10 of most preseason polls, which is a fair assessment. Losing Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland hurts, but there is talent coming back — CJ Fair, the uber-promising Jerami Grant, the reportedly-in-shape DaJuan Coleman — and even more joining the program —…

  2. Former Richmond walk-on another example of the problems with amateurism

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

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    Do you know what the foundation for amateurism is? Where it all started? Back in the 1800s England’s uptight upper-class was quite competitive when it came to the sports that England’s uptight upper-class played in those days. As those sports became a bigger deal, men that worked as manual laborers and in factories wanted to compete.…

  3. Wake Forest’s Daniel Green suffers setback in his right knee

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Daniel Green, who missed all of the 2012-2013 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, will be out indefinitely after suffering a setback to the knee, Wake Forest announced in a release. Green suffered the injury in mid-July and underwent surgery last week. “Unfortunately Daniel’s latest setback required another surgery,” said Wake Forest…

  4. Dez Wells’ lawsuit, Michael Dixon, and Jesse Morgan’s fail attempt at a waiver

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Big news broke late on Tuesday night as word spread of a lawsuit that Maryland guard Dez Wells filed against his old school, Xavier, as a result of his expulsion stemming from a sexual assault allegation. The NCAA ruled that Wells was allowed to be eligible at Maryland immediately despite the fact that he was…

  5. Report: Dez Wells files lawsuit against Xavier in federal court

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

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    Maryland guard Dez Wells has filed a lawsuit against Xavier, his former school, and the school’s president, Father Michael Graham, in federal court seeking damages for what Wells alleges was a wrongful expulsion last summer. The lawsuit was first reported by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. According to Wetzel, Wells alleges in the suit that…

  6. Report: Current Prime Prep players aren’t clear of the NCAA yet

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Buried in Jeff Goodman’s latest post on his Insider blog over at ESPN.com is an interesting note about Prime Prep, the Texas charter school that was launched by Deion Sanders last year. If you remember, two Prime Prep products in the Class of 2013 — LSU’s Jordan Mickey and TCU’s Karviar Shepard — were initially…

  7. SEC releases their full conference schedule

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, the SEC released their full conference schedule, which can be seen here. The highlights? Feb. 15th, when Florida heads to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats, and March 8th, when Kentucky makes a return trip to Gainesville. Unfortunately, Tennessee only plays Kentucky once this season, visiting Rupp on Jan. 18th, and Kentucky only…

  8. Report: Kerwin Okoro’s waiver denied by the NCAA, Rutgers appealing

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Kerwin Okoro has had a waiver to gain immediate eligibility at Rutgers denied by the NCAA, according to a report from Tom Luicci of the Newark Star-Ledger. Okoro is a product of St. Raymond’s (NYC) that spent his freshman season at Iowa State, but he only mustered an average of 3.6 points and missed 14…

  9. Report: L.J. Rose eligible immediately for Houston

    Aug 20, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Houston may have lost Joseph Young to a transfer, but thanks to a bit of good news on Tuesday, the Cougars should be just fine at the lead guard spot. LJ Rose has been granted a waiver and will be eligible to play immediately for James Dickey’s club, according to a report from ESPN’s Jason…

  10. Rosters released for Elite 24 all-american game in Brooklyn

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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    The Elite 24 high school all-american game is heading back to New York. On Friday and Saturday night, 24 of the nation’s best high school hoopers will gather at a newly constructed outdoor court at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn to participate in an event that had spent the last couple of years out at…

  11. Report: Tubby Smith to enter Kentucky’s Hall of Fame

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Tubby Smith is headed back to Kentucky, and this time it’s permanent. The former Wildcat head coach has been chosen as one of six members of the new Kentucky Hall of Fame class. Smith took over for Rick Pitino at Kentucky for the 1997-1998 season and went on to win the national title that year.…

  12. Report: Marshall Henderson expected back in class at Ole Miss (UPDATED)

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

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    On Tuesday morning, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported that troubled Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson is expected to return to class next week when the fall semester starts. Henderson was suspended indefinitely from the program back in July for a violation of team rules. According to reports at the time, it was once again drugs that…

  13. UNLV with a late addition to 2013 class in Jamal Aytes

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

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    UNLV made a late addition to their 2013-2014 roster on Monday afternoon, as Jamal Aytes announced on twitter that he will be a member of Sin City’s hoops team next season. I'm officially a UNLV Runnin' Rebel now!!! — Jamal Aytes (@Jbabyaytes) August 19, 2013 BYU, Boston College, Gonzaga, Miami, Kansas State, Northwestern and West…

  14. VCU reaches agreement with band leader Ryan Kopacsi

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Good news, Ram fans! All that talk last week about the retirement of Ryan Kopacsi was enough to convince VCU to re-sign the beloved leader of the Peppas: Happy to announce that Ryan Kopacsi has agreed to a contract and will continue to be the Director of the Peppas #LetsGoVCU — VCU Athletics (@VCUathletics) August…

  15. There’s nothing wrong with the NCAA weighing their First Four options

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend, news broke that the NCAA decided against locking Dayton in as the sight of the First Four for the foreseeable future. According to WDTN in Dayton, the school filed a proposal with the NCAA, but that proposal was shot down. The Flyers will host the event in 2014 and 2015, but they’ll…

  16. Eite 2014 wing Devin Booker announces four official visits

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Devin Booker, the No. 27 player in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals, has set the date for four of his five allotted official visits. He’ll be heading to Michigan State on September 6th and Kentucky on September 9th, which will be followed by a trip to Michigan on October 5th and Missouri on…

  17. Florida’s Chris Walker may not enroll until December

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

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    As much as we’ve all enjoyed Florida’s ridiculous workout videos and Patric Young’s attempt to woo NFL scouts, the most interesting story line of the summer for Florida has been the eligibility saga of incoming freshman Chris Walker. Walker is a top ten recruit in the Class of 2013, a 6-foot-10 athlete that will be…

  18. Chris Paul torches the best collegiate guards (VIDEO)

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Chris Paul held his point guard camp down in Winston-Salem, NC, from August 9th-12th, and some of the best collegiate back court players in the country traveled there to work out with and play against the six-time all-star and two-time Olympian. Play with is the key word here. I was able to attend the Point…

  19. Michael Jordan’s first points at North Carolina (VIDEO)

    Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Before Michael Jordan became ‘MJ’ and ‘His Airness’, the greatest basketball player of all-time was just another McDonald’s All-American recruit at North Carolina. Given the otherworldly that Jordan became known for early in his career, it would be poetic if his first career collegiate points came on a thunderous dunk or a ridiculous finish in…

  20. Can Tyus Jones be a good NBA player?

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

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    It’s August, which means that college hoops websites start scrounging for content, and ironically enough, within nine minutes of each other on Thursday morning, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com and his old buddies over at CBSSports.com posted rankings of the Class of 2014 recruits with the best NBA future in front of them. CBS polled coaches…

  21. UNC AD Bubba Cunningham says PJ Hairston will play this year

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

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    At a faculty retreat for journalism professors, UNC’s athletic director Bubba Cunningham commented on the status of PJ Hairston. According to Andy Bechtel, a journalism professor and a copy editor, when Cunningham was asked whether or not Hairston will play this year, he responded by saying “Yes, but not all the games.” I’m sure this…

  22. Did SDSU’s student section cross a line with their tweets about Cullen Neal?

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Cullen Neal, New Mexico’s incoming freshman and the son of new head coach Craig Neal, was released from a hospital in Australia yesterday, where he had spent the entirety of the Lobos’ week-and-a-half long trip down under to recover from an emergency appendectomy. It was good news, evidence that a kid that underwent a scary surgery…

  23. Report: One-armed Zach Hodskins receives preferred walk-on offer from Florida (VIDEO)

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    He may not be the best prospect in the Class of 2014, but you would be hard-pressed to find a more impressive player than 6-foot-2 shooting guard Zach Hodskins from Milton, GA. A mid-major recruit that’s reportedly getting looks from the likes of UAB and Birmingham Southern, Hodskins just picked up an offer to be…

  24. Report: Top 50 recruit Reid Travis quits football to focus on hoops

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Reid Travis wasn’t exactly a secret heading into this summer’s grassroots hoops circuit, but thanks to a growth spurt that added a couple of inches to his now 6-foot-7, 235 pound frame, Travis has some of the best programs in the country chasing him down. He’s already visited Gonzaga officially and currently has Michigan State,…

  25. Roy Williams is ‘tired’ of talking about suspended guard PJ Hairston

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

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    The biggest news story during the summer of 2013 was the saga of PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading returning scorer and arguably their most important piece heading into the 2013-2014 season. Three times during the offseason, Hairston had a run-in with the law, all three involving traffic stops, two of which came while Hairston was…