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Rob Dauster

  1. Turning Cinderella runs into recruiting success is key for mid-majors

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Any coach can put together the right game-plan, taking enough advantage of mismatches and getting his team to execute well enough that his group of guys can pull off an upset. Get that team’s confidence going, and that team can reel off a couple of upsets in a row. That’s how Cinderella runs in the…

  2. North Carolina native Gary Clark commits to Cincinnati (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    Cincinnati has shored up the future of their front line in the last two days. After earning a commitment from Quadri Moore on Tuesday, Mick Cronin was able to sit back and listen to Gary Clark pledge to the Bearcats on Wednesday morning. Clark is a supremely athletic 6-foot-7 forward from North Carolina that’s currently…

  3. The NCAA files motion for dismissal in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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    The NCAA issued yet another stall tactic in the now-four year old anti-trust lawsuit that was filed by Ed O’Bannon in 2009 regarding the use of NCAA athletes’ names and likenesses in video games. USA Today reported the news late Tuesday night. Both the NCAA and CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC), co-defendants in O’Bannon’s lawsuit,…

  4. U-Conned: Charlie Villanueva testified Husky legend, alleged Ponzi schemer Tate George defrauded $250k

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    Tate George made one of the most important shots in UConn history, a highlight that has been played over and over again during all NCAA tournaments. With just one second left on the clock in a 1990 Sweet 16 matchup with Clemson, George caught a pass that was thrown the length of the floor and…

  5. Rick Ray clarifies the Jalen Steele injury situation

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

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    On Tuesday evening, Mississippi State announced that oft-injured senior Jalen Steele’s career as a Bulldog was over. Steele had battled through a pair of torn ACLs and a broken wrist in his three seasons in Starkville. That would be enough to convince a lot of people that basketball just wasn’t worth it, so it wasn’t…

  6. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo on coaching contracts, transfer rules

    Sep 17, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Tom Izzo spoke at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club down in Birmingham, AL, on Monday, where he did an impressive job of eloquently and intelligently speaking about some of the more controversial topics in college sports without saying much of note. That’s what we like to call coach-speak. What was interesting, however, was that Izzo…

  7. Preseason NIT bracket finally released; Duke-Arizona final please?

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    The NCAA has finally released the bracket for the Preseason NIT, the last remaining early season tournament that is truly a 16 team tournament. Where as most events guarantee the pod host — one of the four high-profile teams in the event — a spot in the semifinals, the programs partaking in the NIT have…

  8. Memphis, not Kentucky, has the most to prove this season

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    On Tuesday afternoon, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com posted a list of his top ten teams with the most to prove this season. Brennan has Kentucky at No. 1, a number that I’m not sure that I can get behind. The Wildcats are coming off of an ugly season, one which saw them underperform throughout the…

  9. Reports: Top 75 recruit Alex Robinson commits to Texas A&M:

    Sep 17, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Texas A&M made some noise on the recruiting trail on Tuesday afternoon, as Billy Kennedy landed a commitment from Alex Robinson. Robinson is a 6-foot-1 lefty point guard that ranks 58th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. He’s Texas A&M’s first recruit in the class, and just finished an official visit to College…

  10. Mark Emmert on paying athletes: ‘If you’re going to come to us, you’re going to be a student’

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    There may not be a more contentious debate in all of college athletics than whether or not the players that generate so many billions of dollars in revenue should receive a larger cut of those profits. Conferences are signing billion-dollar deals for the rights to broadcast their games. The NCAA tournament is responsible for generating…

  11. Report: Princeton lands a commitment from three-star Alec Brennan

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Princeton has made another fine addition to their 2014 recruiting class, as head coach Mitch Henderson earned himself a commitment from Alec Brennan on Monday night. Brennan is a 6-foot-9 four-man out of Milton Academy in Massachussetts that played his AAU ball with Expressions Elite, the same program that’s sending Abdul Malik-Abu to NC State…

  12. Kerwin Okoro changed NCAA transfer guidelines, Drew Wilson benefits

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    Rutgers Athletics

    It took some time, but Kerwin Okoro got his waiver. The Iowa State transfer will be eligible immediately to play at Rutgers. If you missed the controversy, Okoro lost both his brother (cancer) and his father last season. The New York City native transferred to get closer to home, but his waiver was initially denied…

  13. Colorado athletes assist victims displaced by flooding

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    Colorado was drenched with rain in the last week, setting off horrific flooding that has left certain towns almost unreachable. Four people have been killed and more than a thousand are yet to be accounted for. The people there need help, and Colorado University is doing what they can to chip in. On Saturday, the…

  14. Assigned Reading: Roy Williams, fundraisers and a walk at the beach

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Over Labor Day weekend, a woman named Hannah Telman was planning on hosting a fundraiser for her friend Amy Louthan who needed surgery to remove a brain tumor. Telman’s plan? To host a fundraising run in Wrightsville Beach, NC. That just so happened to take place in the same neighborhood where UNC head coach Roy…

  15. Report: Kyle Anderson ‘likely’ to turn pro after this year

    Sep 16, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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    The season hasn’t started, but we’ve had another player announce his intentions to turn pro after the season. Kyle Anderson’s father all but told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he will be heading to the NBA after the season. Both Marcus Smart and Jahii Carson made similar statements already this offseason. “It’s more than likely that…

  16. Coach K on transfers: ‘There should be no exceptions … I think it’s a farce’

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    September marks the beginning of college basketball season this year, as teams are now allowed to being practice on the 27th of this month. But it also happens to be just about as dead as the offseason gets for college hoops. The news coming out is limited, and all anyone cares about is football, fantasy…

  17. Report: Greg Anthony, Clark Kellogg swapping roles at CBS

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Clark Kellogg’s five-year run as CBS’ lead college basketball analyst appears to be over. According to a report from SI.com’s Richard Deitscsh, Greg Anthony will be taking over as the network’s lead-game analyst, teaming with Jim Nantz in the role previously held by Kellogg and Billy Packer before him. Kellogg will be headed back to…

  18. Billy Donovan: for athletes, lack of compensation ‘difficult to swallow’

    Sep 12, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT

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    While the focus of the latest scandals in college sports have all been football — Johnny Manziel’s autographs, Sports Illustrated’s Oklahoma State exposé, Yahoo’s story on a former Alabama player turned runner for an agent — the crux of the discussion that’s been generated is very much pertinent to college basketball as well. Should collegiate…

  19. Baylor releases pictures of their new uniforms (PHOTOS)

    Sep 12, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    @BaylorMBB

    Earlier this week, Kansas released their new uniform design in a video of Andrew Wiggins at a GQ photo shoot. Baylor wasn’t quite as extravagant in their announcement, as the official men’s basketball twitter feed posted two pictures on Wednesday night of this season’s uniforms: And the shorts: I like it. It seems like Adidas…

  20. Elfrid Payton’s massive summer made possible by a Chris Paul camp snub

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Elfrid Payton (USA Basketball)

    Elfrid Payton had a really, really good sophomore season, one that saw him average 15.9 points, 5.6 boards, 5.5 assists and 2.4 steals while playing more than 35 minutes a night. Those are massive numbers, regardless of what level of basketball you play. The problem, however, was that Payton played for Louisiana, a team that…

  21. UMKC’s Municipal Auditorium to get a $5 million upgrade

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Kareem Richardson

    UMKC’s basketball program is entering a new era. They’ve hired a new head coach, former Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson, whom they hope will turn around the trend of five losing seasons in their last six years. They’re heading into the WAC after spending the last six years in the Summit League. And now the school…

  22. Top five recruit Stephen Zimmermann gets a lot of mail (PHOTO)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Those are all the letters that Stephen Zimmermann, a seven-footer and top five recruit in the Class of 2015, got in the mail yesterday. There are some pretty big names there — Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina — but what’s most notable is the fact that UNLV sent 86 letters to Zimmermann. 86! In…

  23. Wichita State’s DJ Bowles to undergo more testing at Mayo Clinic

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    D.J. Bowles

    Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles is currently at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota receiving more tests, according to a report from Kansas.com. Bowles collapsed during a practice last Tuesday, blacking out and losing consciousness. He was rushed to a hospital where he spent five days undergoing tests, finally getting released on Sunday. Doctors are still…

  24. Kentucky, Michigan State target Tyler Ulis will commit to a school Friday (UPDATED)

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

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    One of the country’s most interesting recruitments could be coming to a close as early as this week. Tyler Ulis, a 5-foot-8 point guard out of Chicago, finished up his final official visit on Monday night, attending Kentucky’s Alumni Game down in Lexington. His father told the Lexington Herald-Leader that Tyler will be making a…

  25. Jabari Parker’s summer league mixape (VIDEO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    There’s only so much that you can take out of a mixtape, regardless of how good the player looks. In this case, Jabari Parker is playing in a summer league where defense is, shall we say, lacking and he’s probably the best player on the floor by a good margin every time he steps on…