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  1. 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…

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

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    @nwarobbie

    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: “This past Friday,…

  3. 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…

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

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Kentucky stops recruiting top five forward Cliff Alexander

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    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…

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

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. Stephen Zimmerman mixtape, No. 2 Class of 2015 (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    Stephen Zimmerman is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2015. He’s a versatile, 6-foot-11 big man that blocks shots, makes threes and throws behind the back passes. Mixtapes are about as effective method of scouting as whatever it is that Michael Jordan does to prepare for the draft, but it’s pretty easy to…

  18. Isaiah Whitehead, No. 14 in Class of 2014, commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After a wild recruitment that saw some fireworks down the stretch, the latest in a long line of Brooklyn-bred, Lincoln HS stars finally announced where he would be attending school on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to announce that I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” Isaiah Whitehead, the No. 14 recruit in Rivals…

  19. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…

  20. Michigan students only used 46% of purchased student tickets

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Michigan basketball has been on a massive upswing since they began the 2010-2011 season 1-6 in league play. The Wolverines ended up making the tournament and reaching the Round of 32 in 2011. They won a share of the Big Ten title in 2012. They made the National Title game in 2013 while sending the…

  21. Final Four selection process for 2017-2020 has begun, will remain in domes

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    On Thursday morning, the NCAA sent out a release formally announcing that the bidding process for the 2017-2020 Final Fours has begun. Here’s the timeline for the selection process, which takes over a year: October 11th: Cities that want to make a bid on a Final Four must declare their intent to. November 15th: A draft budget,…

  22. Air Force to try to raise $30,000 to donate to Colorado flood relief efforts

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Dave Pilipovich

    The rain may have stopped out in Colorado, but the full extent of the damage from last week’s brutal flooding is still being determined. The good news? The number of people unaccounted for is as low as 200, as electricity has been restored to some regions and rescuers have reached some stranded victims. The bad…

  23. Timelapse of JMU’s new court being painted is awesome (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:09 AM EDT

    jmucourt-com

    James Madison unveiled their new court a couple of weeks back to mixed reviews. Selling two massive bulldogs wearing crowns with fangs revealed is a tough thing to do. But regardless of how you feel about their court in general, watching it get painted is pretty awesome. That is not an easy, or quick, process.

  24. Billy Kennedy’s condition has to be a factor in the decision for every Texas A&M recruit

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy has Parkinson’s. This has been public knowledge for almost two years now. I know this, you know this, the kids that Kennedy is recruiting know this and you damn well better believe that the coaches he is recruiting against know this. Coaching at the collegiate level is a demanding,…

  25. Report: Illinois State’s Daishon Knight suspended indefinitely

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Daishon

    Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has suspended JuCo transfer Daishon Knight indefinitely for a violation of team rules, according to a report. From the Pantagraph: According to McLean County Circuit Court records, Knight was arraigned last Friday on one count of aggravated battery in a public place, which is a Class 3 felony, and…