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  1. Wisconsin and St. John’s to square-off … in Sioux Falls?

    May 14, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Bo Ryan

    Every year, the college hoops season kicks off with games played in random and exotic locales. There are tournaments in the tropics and games played on aircraft carriers. Last season, UConn and Michigan State traveled all the way to Germany to play an exhibition. On Monday night, Wisconsin and St. John’s announced that they would…

  2. Report: Deng Deng to transfer to Cal St. Bakersfield

    May 13, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Long Beach State v Ohio State

    Last week, reports leaked out that Keala King, Tony Freeland and Deng Deng would be dismissed from the Long Beach State program at the end of the semester. And while LBSU has yet to make the news official, at least one of those players has apparently made the decision to take his future into his…

  3. Kyle Vinales backs off his commitment to Toledo

    May 13, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo, Kyle Vinales

    Former Central Connecticut State guard Kyle Vinales looks like he has changed his mind about heading to Toledo. After tweeting his commitment to the school last night, Vinales backed off on Monday morning, deleting any mention of Toledo from his twitter account and sending out the following update: After praying and talkin to the people…

  4. Tennessee-Chattanooga to hire VCU assistant Will Wade

    May 13, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT


    Chattanooga has finally found the answer in their coaching search, as the Mocassins announced on Monday afternoon that they would be hiring VCU assistant coach Will Wade. “After an extensive search, Will Wade distanced himself from a strong group of candidates as the clear choice to lead our men’s basketball program,” UTC AD David Blackburn…

  5. Who benefits the most by landing Andrew Wiggins?

    May 13, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    In less than 24 hours, we will all finally know the answer to the elephant in the room in every college hoops conversation since Louisville won the 2013 national title: Where will Andrew Wiggins go to college? On Sunday evening, Wiggins officially announced that he would be making his decision public at 12:15 p.m. ET…

  6. Xavier lands a commitment from a kid named ‘Skinny’

    May 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT


    Xavier landed a commitment from Edmond Sumner on Sunday night, a three-star point guard out of Detroit that currently ranks 111th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. At 6-foot-2, Sumner has earned the nickname ‘Skinny’ because, well, he’s skinny, checking in at 160 pounds. But that doesn’t mean that he can’t play. Sumner…

  7. It’s not Andrew Wiggins fault you want to know everything about Andrew Wiggins

    May 13, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    At 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, one head coach will receive an early christmas present, as Andrew Wiggins will be announcing where he will spend his one year on campus. The choice is down to Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina, and it’s a decision that absolutely no one — not any of the…

  8. Report: Evan Gordon to visit Indiana, Butler

    May 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    NIT Detroit Arizona St Basketball

    On Wednesday evening, news broke that Evan Gordon, who started and averaged 10.1 points for Arizona State last season, would be transferring out of the program. Gordon, who had to redshirt a year after transferring from Liberty, should be able to gain immediate eligibility due to the NCAA’s rule on graduate transfers. An Indianapolis native,…

  9. The Jud Heathcote tribute event won’t be happening after all

    May 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few calls out a play during their NCAA West Coast Conference Basketball Championship final against the Saint Mary's Gaels in Las Vegas

    The Jud Heathcote tribute was an awesome idea for an event, but it is going to remain just that: an idea. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, scheduling and logistical issues have gotten in the way: reported today that Washington State had taken care of a scheduling conflict to be able…

  10. South Dakota State’s trip to Haiti has been a powerful one

    May 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have spent the first part of their summer vacation doing something much more important than anything that they’ve accomplished on the court over the years. Head coach Scott Nagy has taken his guys down to Haiti on a trip in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, volunteering and helping distribute shoes to…

  11. Rick Pitino to get his very own bottle of Maker’s Mark

    May 9, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT


    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino’s lucky streak just won’t end. He won a national title. He made the hall of fame. He had a horse in the Kentucky Derby. His son got the head coaching job at Minnesota. He caught a freakin’ marlin. And now, he’ll have his very own bottle of Maker’s Mark. The…

  12. Could immediately-eligible transfers be disappearing soon?

    May 9, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT


    College basketball’s free agency period could be coming to an end. According to a report from Andy Katz of, the National Association of Basketball Coaches board of directors met last week, and among the rule changes that were discussed were transfers that are allowed to become eligible immediately without having to sit out a…

  13. William Gates Jr., out of his dad’s shadow but still living his ‘Hoop Dreams’

    May 9, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT


    Growing up in Chicago as the son of “Hoop Dreams” star and a prep basketball legend in the city, one would think that William Gates Jr. would have been bouncing a basketball at birth, doing everything he could to follow in the oversized footsteps of his father. Chicago is a basketball city, through and through.…

  14. Report: Corroborating witness in the Miami booster investigation?

    May 9, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT


    The NCAA finally has another witness in their case against Miami, but that doesn’t mean that he’s any more credible. Roberto Torres was the Chief Financial Officer for Nevin Shapiro’s company, a company that ultimately failed and turned into a billion dollar Ponzi Scheme. Shapiro was the booster at the center of the NCAA’s case…

  15. VIDEO: Former K-State guard Laurie Koehn hits 132 3′s in five minutes

    May 9, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT


    And you thought it was impressive when Nik Stauskas hit 46 straight threes in the rain a couple weeks ago. Laurie Koehn, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard that played for Kansas State’s women’s team back in the early-2000s, made Stauskas look like Mitch McGary, as she hits 132 out of 135 threes in five minutes, including…

  16. Georgetown lands commitment from local PG Tre Campbell

    May 9, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT


    Georgetown added another quality piece to their 2014 recruiting class, as Tre Campbell, a DC native and product of St. John’s College High School in Maryland, committed to the program. “I have always wanted to go to Georgetown,” Campbell told’s Brian Snow. “When they offered me I was really excited. I didn’t want to…

  17. Viewer’s Guide: Ranking the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

    May 8, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    The Big Ten and the ACC announced the matchups for this year’s Big Ten/ACC challenge, and since we know you like to set your schedule seven months in advance, here is a guide to which of the 12 games you need to watch: Only miss these games to see the birth of your FIRST child:…

  18. 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…

  19. The Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups are announced

    May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT


    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…

  20. Report: Deandre Kane is headed to Pittsburgh

    May 8, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT


    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 that he will be committing to the Panthers on a visit there this weekend. Kane, who turns 24…

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

    May 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT


    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…

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

    May 8, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    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, there’s “not a lot of momentum” behind the rule change. But that doesn’t mean that the NCAA won’t have…

  23. 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…

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

    May 8, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT


    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…

  25. 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…

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