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  1. John Calipari launches a clothing line

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    ST Brands

    John Calipari isn’t just a basketball coach. He’s an author, a motivational speaker, a small business owner (Froyo!) and now he’s a clothing designer. Yup, Cal has launched a clothing line called The Coach John Calipari Refuse to Lose Signature Series. It features “a number of high-performance shirts, shorts, sweatpants and collared shirts that are…

  2. Bracket for the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis on NBCSN released

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT


    The bracket for the Battle 4 Atlantis, which will be aired on the NBC Sports Network, has been released. The games will be played over a three-day stretch, beginning on Thanksgiving, at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. While the event will not feature the same level of talent as last year’s tournament, which was…

  3. Report: Kevin Bright goes pro, Vandy’s 2012 recruiting class all gone

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Vanderbilt v Ole Miss - SEC Semifinals

    Vandy suffered a blow on Monday afternoon, as rising sophomore Kevin Bright has signed with the Fraport Skyliners, a professional team in Frankfurt, Germany. If you can read German, you can check out the press release here. Bright, a 6-foot-5 combo-guard that grew up in Germany, averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 boards for the Commodores…

  4. Report: Former Bruce Pearl assistant Jason Shay has been hired at North Dakota

    Jul 29, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT


    Earlier this month, news trickled out that former Tennessee assistant Jason Shay had received a job offer from a program in the Big Sky conference. On Monday, that news became real, as Shay has been hired by North Dakota, according to a report from Gary Parrish of Shay had spent the past two seasons…

  5. Malik Price-Martin commits to USC

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    USA Basketball

    Andy Enfield has landed a couple of transfers since he’s taken over the USC program and brought #DunkCity out west. If you ask Tim Floyd, he’ll probably tell you that Enfield has all-but earned himself a commitment from Isaac Hamilton, the UTEP-signee. But on Sunday, Enfield finally landed his first commitment in the Class of…

  6. An Atlanta-based AAU team wore ‘I Am Trayvon’ shirts in Vegas tourney (PHOTO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Matt Norlander

    That’s quite a statement for a group of 16 and 17 year old basketball players to make. “There was no negativity that I was aware of. Everything I got was positive,” Game Elite coach Ryan Falker told the Dagger. “The biggest point we were trying to make, and the kids understand this, is that could…

  7. FGCU hits on Miesha Tate, MMA fighter, and fail (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    FGCU’s marvelous run to the Sweet 16 earned them a nomination for the ESPYs last weekend, but it didn’t go quite as well as they would have hoped. In the video above, you’ll see ex-#DunkCity member Sherwood Brown — with the dreadlocks — say to Tate “I would love to take a piece of that,…

  8. Don Mattingly’s kid will play college ball for Bobby Knight’s kid

    Jul 27, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Toronto Blue Jays

    Preston Mattingly was a first round pick of the LA Dodgers in 2006, but his baseball career never looked anything like his dad’s. He never made it out of A ball. So the 26 year old Mattingly is starting over, having committed to play college basketball for Pat Knight at Lamar in the Southland Conference.…

  9. Gary Harris returned to prepare for a long NBA career

    Jul 27, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

    Michigan State coach Izzo and guard Harris look on in the final minute of their loss to Duke during the Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    Gary Harris is notoriously bland with the media. He may only be a rising sophomore in college, but he’s already mastered the art of saying nothing while making it sound like something. But in an interview with a radio station on Friday, Harris did have an interesting comment about his decision to return to school.…

  10. Sandy Cohen commits to Marquette

    Jul 27, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT


    Sandy Cohen has officially committed to Marquette. The 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour, WI, announced the news on his twitter account on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles had been standing out with him for a while: Officially committed to Marquette it has been my dream since I can remember! Making dreams a reality #MUBB — Chief…

  11. Who is Tyus Jones? (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    By now you’ve surely heard the names Tyus Jones, and you probably know that he’s the best point guard prospect in the country, the No. 2 player in the Class of 2014 and strongly considering going to the same school as the No. 1 player in the class, Jahlil Okafor. But have you ever seen…

  12. Marshall Henderson isn’t done at Ole Miss just yet

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    It sounds like Andy Kennedy took my advice. When Marshall Henderson was suspended indefinitely by Ole Miss a couple of week ago, I wrote that it wouldn’t be right if Kennedy gave Henderson the boot. I said that there was more going on here than the simple fact that Henderson was a trouble maker that…

  13. How will the NCAA reforms being discussed affect the NCAA tournament?

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Every time there is talk about fundamental change in the NCAA’s structure, college basketball fans get nervous. When we were in throes of realignment, all the changes that were being made had football and only football in mind, with the hoops side of things an afterthought of their afterthoughts. Think about it: we lost Syracuse-Georgetown,…

  14. Could Alabama’s ‘Fab Five’ be a package deal?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Jerod Haase

    I’m getting kind of sick of all this talk about package deals in recruiting. Most of it is smoke, a quote that gets twisted around or a kid that’s looking to get attention by saying that he’s linked to another player. Think about it like this: one top 40 recruit rooms with another top 40…

  15. What kind of punishment is PJ Hairston looking at?

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    We all know the story of PJ Hairston and the rental cars by now. The answer that everyone is looking for has less to do with what happened in the past and more to do with what is going to happen in the future: how long is Hairston going to have to sit out next…

  16. Report: Shane Dillon, former Colorado QB, headed to San Diego

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Colorado Athletics

    Remember Shane Dillon? He’s the former quarterback at Colorado, a guy that was recruited to sling the pigskin by some of the biggest football programs in the country, that decided to quit the sport to return to the hardwood. We wrote about him here. And, according to Matt Norlander, Dillon’s made his decision. He’ll be…

  17. Stanford’s Andy Brown suffers fourth career torn ACL

    Jul 25, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT


    Stanford senior Andy Brown will miss the entirety of the 2013-2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee. It’s the first time that Brown has torn that ACL, but it’s the fourth time in his career he’s had to deal with the injury, has Brown’s left ACL has been torn three times,…

  18. The Jersey Shore Warriors is an example of what’s right in AAU basketball

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT


    GALLOWAY, N.J. — AAU basketball has a stigma. Whether or not it’s deserved is a different argument for a different day, but the fact of the matter is that the prevailing school of thought is that AAU basketball and the grassroots, shoe company culture is what has ruined the American game. Competitiveness and winning at…

  19. One reason to watch Norfolk State next year: Steven Mallory (VIDEO)

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT


    I’m not exactly sure how I found this, but I came across this video of a kid named Steven Mallory dunking on Gilbert Arenas and Kenneth Faried in the Drew League out in LA: Nasty, right? So I went about trying to figure out who this kid is. Turns out he spent last season sitting…

  20. Kansas freshman Brannen Greene cited for hit and run

    Jul 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT


    Kansas freshman Brannen Greene is due in court on August 7th after being cited for hit and run on a vehicle, according to a report from Ian Cummings of Greene was cited for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident on July 17th for an incident that occurred…

  21. We now have a White House petition to investigate UNC athletics

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    The North Carolina athletics department has had their fair share of negative publicity in recent years. There were the football players that were tied to NFL agents and declared ineligible or kicked off the team. There was the firing of football coach Butch Davis for his ties to NFL agents. There still is the issue…

  22. Introducing ’14 PG Lourawls Nairns Jr., the Bahamian ‘Tum Tum’?

    Jul 24, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lourawls Nairn Jr. may have the most interesting name in the country, but its origin is actually quite mundane: Sunrise Christian Academy’s point guard and the No. 61 player in the Class of 2014 was simply named after his father. His grandparents named Lourawls Sr. after — you guessed it — Lou…

  23. Marcus Smart announces he’ll be declaring for the 2014 Draft?

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Steven Pledger, Romero Osby

    Marcus Smart has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Not officially, mind you. It’s July. We still have more than 11 months until next year’s draft. NBA front office types are more concerned with their summer league rosters, who they’re inviting to training camp and whether or not they need to drop A-Rod off of…

  24. Duke commit Grayson Allen entertains at the Global Challenge (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT


    The best player at the Nike Global Challenge in DC last weekend was probably Tyus Jones, who most believe is the No. 1 recruit in the country. The co-MVPs of the event were Stanley Johnson and D’Angelo Russell. Johnson is the second-coming of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a 6-foot-5 junkyard dog that can play the point and…