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  1. Fred Hoiberg, contract buyouts, and a shot at the NBA?

    May 8, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    When dealing with head coaching contracts these days, the key number to look for isn’t the number of years that he signs for. It’s the buyout. Rare is the case when a coach actually lives out the entirety of his contract. Usually, he leaves for a better job or ends up getting fired, which is…

  2. The Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups are announced

    May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule has been announced, headlined by three marquee matchups. Indiana will travel to Syracuse in a rematch from this year’s Sweet 16, Michigan will head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Duke in a matchup of top ten teams, and UNC will visit Michigan State in a rematch of…

  3. Report: Deandre Kane is headed to Pittsburgh

    May 8, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

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    Pitt’s Jamie Dixon will try, once again, to buffer his perimeter rotation with a piece from the mid-major ranks, as he has reportedly added Marshall transfer and Pittsburgh native Deandre Kane. Kane told Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com that he will be committing to the Panthers on a visit there this weekend. Kane, who turns 24…

  4. Former St. John’s forward Amir Garrett headed Cal St. Northridge

    May 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Last month, St. John’s forward Amir Garrett announced that he would be transferring out of the program on his twitter feed. On Wednesday afternoon, the 6-foot-6 Los Angeles native tweeted out his transfer destination, telling the world “I’m coming home” while announcing that he will be enrolling at Cal St. Northridge. Garrett didn’t make it…

  5. Three key rule changes to be voted on this week

    May 8, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Remember all that talk about the possibility of the shot clock being changed from 35 seconds to 30 seconds? Well, it doesn’t appear as if that is going to happen. According to a report from CBSSports.com, there’s “not a lot of momentum” behind the rule change. But that doesn’t mean that the NCAA won’t have…

  6. Davidson to the Atlantic 10 is now official

    May 8, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    Bob McKillop

    It’s now official: Davidson will be leaving the Southern Conference for the Atlantic 10, effective for the 2014-2015 season. “Davidson is an ideal fit for the Atlantic 10 – as a nationally recognized academic Institution complimented by excellence in a broad-based athletic program — the Wildcats will be competitive immediately. Their success in men’s basketball…

  7. The latest in the Ed O’Bannon case, and why the NCAA’s headed for change

    May 8, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    Back in 2009, Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit against the NCAA that has, in the years since then, become the single-biggest assault on the way that the NCAA does business. If you haven’t been paying attention to the case, the basics are as follows: O’Bannon won a title and a few player of the year…

  8. Mike Williams getting more attention after first Nike EYBL event

    May 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Michael Williams

    The Nike EYBL circuit events are a unique experience for anyone that has been around AAU basketball. It is more than just a tournament held in a different locale every weekend. It’s a league that stretches on throughout the spring and the summer, where the 32 teams affiliated with Nike will play five games a…

  9. Report: Robert Brown to transfer to UAB

    May 7, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Jerod Haase has made a nice pickup as former Virginia Tech Hokie Robert Brown has decided to transfer into the UAB program. Brown, a 6-foot-5 two-guard from Florida, averaged 8.3 points as a sophomore in Blacksburg, but he saw his three-point shooting percentage drop to 23.5%. His connection to UAB is that two former assistant…

  10. Turns out Tony Chennault isn’t transferring out of Villanova

    May 7, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Remember all that talk about how Tony Chennault had decided to transfer out of Villanova one year after he was granted a waiver to be eligible immediately after transferring in from Wake Forest? Well, you can forget all of that. Chennault will be returning to the Wildcats after all. “Our basketball family is happy that…

  11. Report: Minnesota lands JuCo transfer Dre Mathieu

    May 7, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Minnesota dipped into the JuCo ranks to land Dre Mathieu on Tuesday afternoon, according to a report. A 5-foot-10 point guard, Mathieu is athletic and known for his ability to score the ball, which should make him a good fit in Richard Pitino’s system. Mathieu, who is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and…

  12. Trae Golden transferring out of Tennessee (UPDATED)

    May 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Trae Golden’s time at Tennessee is done. Golden averaged 12.1 points and 3.9 assists as a junior for the Vols, starting for the last two seasons. He helped lead Tennessee to a 20-13 record in 2012-2013. He’ll be leaving at the end of the spring semester. “We want nothing but the best for Trae,” UT…

  13. Report: Andrew Wiggins could decide ‘in the next week or so’

    May 7, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    We may finally be nearing a decision in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Wiggins is the best hoops prospect to come thru the high school ranks since Kevin Durant, and possibly since LeBron was still a prep. He’s a freakishly athletic, 6-foot-7 wing that has enough perimeter skill that he may end up being a shooting…

  14. Report: TCU has added Pitt transfer Trey Zeigler

    May 7, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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    TCU head coach Trent Johnson has added another nice piece, as former Central Michigan and Pitt guard Trey Zeigler has decided to finish out his playing career with the Horned Frogs, according to multiple reports. Zeigler was a top 75 recruit coming out of high school, but after spending two seasons playing for his father…

  15. Son of ‘Hoop Dreams’ star William Gates headed to Furman

    May 7, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    William Gates Jr., the son and namesake of one of the stars of the 1994 documentary ‘Hoop Dreams’, will be following in his dad’s footsteps and playing Division I college basketball. The 6-foot-2 point guard committed to Furman on Monday. His father played at Marquette, but never could get fully healthy after suffering a knee injury…

  16. Rutgers and Seton Hall to continue their rivalry

    May 7, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Never fear, New Jersey hoops fans, your states biggest rivalry won’t be dying alongside the Big East. Despite now playing in separate conferences, Rutgers and Seton Hall will be playing once a season for the foreseeable future, according to a report. Next season, the game will be played in early December and will take place…

  17. CBS and Turner announce future NCAA tournament broadcasting schedules

    May 7, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

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    CBS and Turner Sports announced their broadcasting schedule on Tuesday afternoon for the upcoming Final Fours. In 2014 and 2015, TBS will broadcast Saturday’s national semifinals while CBS will air the national title game. In 2016, TBS will broadcast all three games of the Final Four. CBS will get all three games of the Final…

  18. Report: ’13 point guard Travon Landry released by Tennessee

    May 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Travon Landry and Tennessee parted ways over the weekend, and the three-star point guard has already signed with New Mexico State. “We are pleased to welcome Travon Landry to the Aggie nation,” head coach Marvin Menzies said in a release. “Travon is a tenacious defender and competitor. Playing on one of the top high school…

  19. Report: Dakota Mathias the first member of Purdue’s 2014 class

    May 6, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Matt Painter has landed his first recruit in the Class of 2014, as Dakota Mathias pledged to the Boilermakers over the weekend. Mathias is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Ohio. He’s rated as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. “According to the coaches, I’m a very big need,” Mathias told the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. “They…

  20. DeVon Walker transferring out of Florida

    May 6, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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    For the second time this month, Florida has lost a freshman to transfer. This time it’s DeVon Walker who will be joining Braxton Ogbueze out the door. Walker was ranked 142nd in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals, but thanks to a loaded front court that will get even better next season, Walker barely…

  21. Did the NCAA illegally access information in Frank Haith’s bank account?

    May 6, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    If an accusation from Missouri head coach Frank Haith proves to be true, the NCAA’s enforcement arm may have just been dealt another blow. According to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, Haith is alleging that the NCAA was able to gain access to canceled checks from his account with Bank of America improperly,…

  22. Nerlens Noel brought seven-year old leukemia patient to the Kentucky Derby

    May 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Nerlens Noel had a special guest with him at the Kentucky Derby this weekend: Kelly Melton, a seven-year old Kentucky boy currently battling leukemia. Noel has gotten to know Melton during visits to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital during his time in Lexington, enough so that Noel invited Kelly down to come to the Derby with…

  23. West Virginia’s Big 12 scheduling complaints are being heard

    May 6, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    Bob Huggins, Billy Hahn, Gary Browne

    West Virginia was not happy about the travel issues that they had this past season as a new member of the Big 12. They’ve been complaining about it for a couple of months already, and according to Andy Katz, some of those complaints are finally being heard: The conference will look at having West Virginia…

  24. Untangling the allegations levied by Ben McLemore’s AAU coach

    May 6, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Here’s what we know about the allegations surrounding Ben McLemore’s AAU coach Darius Cobb: he accepted $10,000 and a couple of trips to LA from a runner named Rodney Blackstock to try and persuade McLemore in a specific direction when deciding on his agent and his financial advisor. We also know that a cousin of…

  25. Maine transfer Justin Edwards commits to Kansas State

    May 4, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Maine transfer Justin Edwards has made a decision on a transfer destination, committing to Kansas State on a visit to the school, according to a report from CBSSports.com. “He said he loved the staff and the opportunity to contribute and the development aspect that they present for him,” CIA Bounce coach Tony McIntyre told Adam…

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