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

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    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…

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

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    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…

  3. VCU reaches agreement with band leader Ryan Kopacsi

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

    VCURamNation.com

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    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…

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

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    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…

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

    Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats ownerJordan watches as his team plays against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    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…

  9. Can Tyus Jones be a good NBA player?

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    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…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Bubba Cunningham

    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…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    @TheShowSDSU

    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┬áto recover from an emergency appendectomy. It was good news, evidence that a kid that underwent a scary surgery…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    ballislife.com

    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…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    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,…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    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…

  15. Cullen Neal released from Australian hospital 10 days after appendectomy

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

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    New Mexico may have flamed out of the NCAA tournament in impressive fashion back in March, getting knocked off by No. 14 seed Harvard in the opening round of the big dance, but one loss doesn’t change the fact that the Lobos bring back the majority of a roster that put together as impressive of…

  16. Report: Marshall’s leading scorer Elijah Pittman indicted on battery charges

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Elijah Pittman

    Marshall has seen better days. After struggling through a disappointing 2012-2013 campaign in which the Thundering Herd finished 13-19 and just 6-10 in a thoroughly mediocre Conference USA, Marshall watched as their entire front line — double-double machine Dennis Tinnon, Robert Goff and Nigel Spikes — graduated. Then, their most talented player, junior Deandre Kane,…

  17. Georgia Tech lands Tadric Jackson, a top 100 guard from the Class of 2014

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Georgia Tech has added to their 2014 recruiting class, as Georgia native Tadric Jackson announced that he will be a Yellow Jacket when he enrolls in college. Jackson is currently ranked 90th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and becomes the first member of that class to commit to Brian Gregory at Tech.…

  18. Cal’s Justin Cobbs breaks right foot, out 6-8 weeks

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    California v Syracuse

    Cal will be without their leading returning scorer for the next six-to-eight weeks, as Justin Cobbs broken a bone in his right foot, the fifth metatarsal. The school announced the news in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. Cobbs averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists for the Bears a season ago, earning second-team all Pac-12…

  19. Maybe VCU’s band leader isn’t retiring after all

    Aug 14, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    VCURamNation.com

    So remember all that talk about VCU’s band leader retiring? Well, it may not quite be over yet. If you remember, Ryan Kopacsi, a nation-wide fan favorite and the energetic leader of The Peppas for the last 15 years, more or less announced his resignation on Monday night on Facebook. VCU, however, hadn’t heard anything…

  20. NCAA report on attendance figures: UK tops, Pac-12 struggles

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Pac-12

    On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA released an attendance report for the 2012-2013 season, and if you needed another example of why Kentucky fans are undoubtedly the most passionate in the country, you’ve got it. In the most disappointing season in recent memory for the Wildcats, Big Blue Nation still managed to lead the country in…

  21. Breaking down this year’s awesome College Gameday schedule

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    UConn.edu

    ESPN released their schedule for College Gameday during the 2013-2014 season, and man, do we have some good matchups to look forward to. It kicks off with a double-header, a trip to the Palestra in the morning to see Temple take on La Salle which is followed by a trip up I-95 to Storrs, where…

  22. It appears likely that the Champions Classic will be renewed

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

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    There has been a push in college basketball to make the games that are being played in November and December more meaningful and interesting. The early season holiday tournaments and the numerous showcase games have been pretty successful at creating excitement in the non-conference portion of the schedule, but nothing has come close to replicating…

  23. Maryland’s athletic department was $21 million in the red last year

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    Maryland Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Maryland’s athletic department is broke. That’s why the school made the decision to jump from the ACC to the Big Ten. They wanted to balance their budget, to stop operating in the red and to reinstate the seven sports that were cut back in 2012. As Maryland President Wallace Loh told SI.com last November, “by…

  24. Iowa’s Mike Gesell, Peter Jok Cranked Day Soulja Boy (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

    2013 NIT Championship

    Iowa’s basketball team is one of the many that are taking a foreign trip this summer. The Hawkeyes are headed to London, where they will be able to spend a few days playing against British teams while lapping up the English culture. It appears they will also be bringing some of ‘Murica along with them.…

  25. Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor to take three visits together; doesn’t include Kentucky

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor are considered by many to be the top two prospects in the Class of 2014. They also happen to be very good friends, and since their bond off the court also extends to their play on the court (Okafor is a technically sound center while Jones is an elite level…