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  1. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks

    Oct 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  2. Report: Stanford’s Rosco Allen to miss 6-8 weeks

    Oct 24, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

    Rosco Allen, David Kravish, Robert Thurman

    Stanford’s front court depth took a bit of a hit on Thursday. Sophomore forward Rosco Allen will be out for six-to-eight weeks with a shin injury. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Allen averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds as a freshman in 2012-2013. With Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis back, minutes…

  3. Ben Howland makes his return to Pittsburgh

    Oct 24, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Pittsburgh

    Before his decade-long tenure at UCLA, one that saw him recruit and coach NBA stars like Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Jrue Holiday while making three straight Final Fours, ended last March with a Pac-12 title and a Round of 64 exit in the NCAA tournament, Ben Howland cut his teeth as the head coach…

  4. Khadeem Lattin commits to Oklahoma

    Oct 24, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    NBPA Top 100 camp

    Lon Kruger landed himself a former top 25 recruit from Texas on Thursday afternoon, as Khadeem Lattin committed to play his college ball at Oklahoma. Lattin, who is currently sitting at No. 124 in Rivals’ top 150, is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Texas that was home-schooled his final two years in high school. He…

  5. Nik Stauskas added 16 pounds of muscle this offseason (PHOTO)

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Glenn Robinson III

    Michigan is one of the more intriguing teams heading into this season. On the one hand, they lose both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., their two most dangerous scorers and, in the case of Burke, a National Player of the Year that was arguably underrated in his importance to Michigan’s success a season ago.…

  6. What’s going on with Trey Freeman’s waiver at Old Dominion?

    Oct 24, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jeff Jones

    There’s a weird story coming out of Norfolk, VA, today. Trey Freeman is a point guard who transferred to Old Dominion after playing two seasons at Campbell. The reason? Freeman, who played his high school ball at Kellam High in Virginia Beach, wanted to be closer to home and his mother, who is sick. The…

  7. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 7 Syracuse Orange

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  8. Tyler Haws, BYU lip-sync to Chicago’s ‘You’re the Inspiration’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Robert Brown

    The BYU basketball team put out a video on Wednesday of Tyler Haws leading Luke Worthington and Skyler Halford in a chorus of You’re the Inspiration, a song from the ’80s recorded by Chicago that I had to google because I’ve obviously never listened to that nonsense before. That said, I don’t think I could…

  9. Disassociated booster responsible for C.J. Leslie suspension banned from N.C. State campus

    Oct 23, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie shoots pver Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson in the first half of their men's NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in St. Louis

    There’s an interesting story coming out of Raleigh today, as Eric Prisbell of USA Today is reporting that Eric Leak, a former N.C. State football player who doubles as a disassociated booster, has been issued a “no trespass” letter by the university. The letter stems from the fact that Leak’s wife’s car received campus parking…

  10. Michigan State’s Travis Trice speaks about last summer’s mystery brain infection

    Oct 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Travis Trice had a bit of a disappointing season as a sophomore, as he spent much of the year battling a pair of concussions that he suffered in games. He averaged 4.9 points and 1.9 assists while shooting 40.3% from three in about 18 minutes per game, numbers that were essentially identical to what he…

  11. Kyrie Irving on if Aaron Craft is an NBA player: ‘Oh yeah. I believe so’

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Believe it or not, Aaron Craft will head into this season as one of the nation’s most polarizing players. He embodies every single one of the clichés that sportswriters love to use — heady, gritty, tough, team-first, winner, etc., etc., etc. — but his individual numbers are far less impressive that the win-loss record of Ohio…

  12. Florida-Gulf Coast earns a commitment from three-star guard

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    HoopSeen.com

    Head coach Joe Dooley made his first big splash on the recruiting trail on Monday, as the new Florida-Gulf Coast picked up a commitment from Miami native Zach Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 combo-guard that played his AAU ball for Team Breakdown, is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. He’s athletic enough to finish above the…

  13. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 8 Florida Gators

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Off-Guards

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Gary Harris

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  15. Bob Cousy Award watch list released

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota v UCLA

    The Bob Cousy Award watch list was released on Tuesday morning and it runs 45 players deep. The Cousy Award is given every year to the nation’s best point guard. The part three winners have been Kemba Walker, Kendall Marshall and Trey Burke.  Three players on our list of top 20 lead guards — Jerian…

  16. Maurice Creek exemplifies everything that’s right about the grad transfer rule

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Coppin State v Indiana

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spurred on by the Summer of Johnny Football and the ongoing lawsuit filed by Ed O’Bannon, the tide is seemingly beginning to turn against the NCAA as they remain a bastion of the fallacy of amateurism. A constant barrage of heavy media criticism will do that, and we’ve reached a point where…

  17. Report: Oklahoma State picks up a commitment from top 100 recruit Joe Burton

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Travis Ford continued his stretch of excellent recruiting in the Lone Star State as he notched a commitment from Joe Burton, Rivals No. 89 prospect in the Class of 2014, on Monday night. Burton is from the Houston area and played his AAU ball with the Houston Defenders. Here is Eric Bossi’s take on Burton:…

  18. The Kevin Ware Jack-O-Lantern is a masterpiece (PHOTO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Jack-O-Lantern Louisville is exactly what it sounds like: an event in Louisville that celebrates to artistry of a well-done Jack-O-Lantern. And as you might expect from a Jack-O-Lantern celebration in the city of Louisville, someone created a Cardinal-themed designed. In this case, it was a pumpkin that glowed red with the Louisville logo and a…

  19. West Virginia’s Elijah Macon hasn’t been cleared, but he has been arrested

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Elijah Macon

    Elijah Macon is proving to be quite a headache for the West Virginia coaching staff. The No. 56 recruit in the Class of 2013, Macon has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA, leaving open the possibility that he could be deemed a non-qualifier. That means he would take the Ben McLemore route,…

  20. Duke players, including Jabari Parker, film ‘Lean On Me’ video at kids hospital (VIDEO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    Regardless of your feelings about the Duke basketball team, I think we can all agree that what the Duke team did with the kids at duke Children’s Health Center is pretty awesome. Jabari Parker, Matt Hood and Semi Ojeleye put together a music video, lip-syncing to ‘Lean On Me’ while dressing in all types of…

  21. NCAA suspends Frank Haith five games, docks Miami three scholarships

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    Frank Haith

    Missouri head coach Frank Haith has been suspended five games by the NCAA for violations that he committed while the head coach at Miami, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. “The former head men’s basketball coach failed to meet his responsibilities as a head coach when he did not monitor the activities of his assistant coaches,…

  22. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  23. Report: Villanova’s Jayvaughn Pinkston battled MRSA during the offseason

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    JayVaughn Pinkston, Junior Cadougan, Jamil Wilson

    Jayvaughn Pinkston had quite the health scare over the summer, as he underwent a pair of surgical procedures to help him recover from MRSA, a staph infection, in his leg. Zach Braziller of the NY Post has the details: One morning, Villanova’s star junior forward couldn’t get out of bed, unable to put any weight…

  24. Jerami Grant returns to practice after injuring his hand

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Jerami Grant is a name that has popped up on a number of breakout player lists heading into the 2013-2014 season, but the sophomore forward has had a couple of setbacks this offseason that may hinder his ability to produce the way he would like. The 6-foot-8 forward made the cut for the U19 team,…

  25. Bubu Palo to appeal Iowa State’s decision to kick him off the team

    Oct 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    Bubu Palo

    Bubu Palo is appealing the Iowa Board of Regents to reverse the decision made by Iowa State University President Steven Leath to have him kicked off the Cyclone basketball team. The story starts back in September of last year, when Palo was charged with second degree sexual abuse stemming from an incident back in May of…