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  1. Xavier athletic director: ‘I think that the Big East will expand’ (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    The general consensus around the country had been that conference realignment came to a halt when the ACC signed their Grant of Media Rights earlier this summer. And, when it comes to the five power conferences, that much is probably true. The Big 12 and the ACC have signed Grant of Media Rights deals, and…

  2. Report: Geno Auriemma returning to coach Team USA in ’16 Olympics

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Geno Auriemma will be making a return to the Olympics. Auriemma, UConn’s legendary women’s coach, will be the first coach to return for a second run at Olympic glory, having led the USA to Olympic gold in 2012. The news will be announced on Friday, according to the AP. Auriemma had long said that he…

  3. NBCSN releases its Atlantic 10 broadcast schedule

    Sep 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Last month, the Atlantic 10 released their schedule for conference play, but on Thursday, the league announced that a record number of games — 71, to be exact — will be broadcast on national television. 29 of those games will be featured on NBCSN, the schedule of which is below: The highlight of the schedule?…

  4. You want Kentucky throwing down slo-mo dunks? You got it (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

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    While I am going to guarantee right now that these dunks will be nowhere near the best dunks that this season’s Kentucky team throws down, this is still a pretty cool video. Like, for example, at the :25 second mark, when the camera angles used make it look like a soaring James Young jumped off…

  5. UTEP latest school to update their basketball court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

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    UTEP joined the long list of schools that have updated the basketball court in their home arena to add a unique element easily identifiable with the school. For the Miners, the addition is a pair of the mining picks that make up the ‘T’ in UTEP’s logo. It looks good. There’s a lot going on…

  6. Wichita State player collapses at practice, brings back awful memories for Gregg Marshall

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

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    In a situation that’s become all too common in sports these days, Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles collapsed during practice on Tuesday. “He blacked out, he lost consciousness and we’re at the hospital right now trying to determine what his situation is,” Gregg Marshall told NBCSports.com on Thursday morning. He was admitted on Tuesday…

  7. Jim Larrañaga gets contract extension through 2022

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    We had all assumed as much, but Miami did their best to ensure that Jim Larrañaga will be ending his coaching career as a Hurricane on Thursday, as they locked the 63 year old head coach through the 2022 season. “Since Jim and Liz’s arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a…

  8. Syracuse freshman Tyler Roberson cleared to play this season

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Good news hit upstate New York this morning as the NCAA informed Syracuse that incoming freshman Tyler Roberson has been cleared to play immediately. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein. Sources told NBCSports.com that he was on campus this morning. According to Syracuse.com, Roberson will be attending class for the first time today.…

  9. Billboard on a Vegas highway uses picture of wrong UNLV coach (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Notice anything wrong with that billboard? That photo, of a billboard on I-215 in Las Vegas, was taken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday. Lon Kruger, the guy you see up there in a suit, as been at Oklahoma since April … of 2011. UNLV’s head coach for the past two seasons has been…

  10. Report: Rakeem Buckles to be a scholarship player at FIU

    Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It may have taken four years to get here, but there is finally a bit of good news for Rakeem Buckles’ college basketball career. His head coach at Florida International told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the fifth-year senior will, in fact, be on scholarship heading into the 2013-2014 season. When Buckles’ waiver for a…

  11. Report: Missouri transfer Mike Dixon eligible to play this season at Memphis

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Missouri transfer Michael Dixon has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Memphis this season. The news was first reported by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon was suspended from Missouri for all of the 2012-2013 season, eventually being dismissed from the program and leaving school in November, after he was accused of sexual…

  12. Duke introduces Jabari Parker in their latest Summer Grind (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, a video of Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon draped in boa constrictors and working his way through rehab with a spoken word version of Johnny Cash playing in the background made the rounds on the internet because, well, that’s so ridiculous it’s awesome. On Tuesday, Duke also released the latest in their preseason Summer Grind series,…

  13. Rivals releases their post-live period Class of 2014 rankings

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Rivals released the latest installment of their Top 150 rankings for the Class of 2014, and it should really come as no surprise to anyone that 6-foot-11, 270 pound center Jahlil Okafor is the No. 1 recruit in the class. Big men that are that size, that nimble, and that enjoy playing…

  14. Wichita State won’t take part in Tip-Off Showcase event in Dallas

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

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    It’s official: Wichita State will not be taking part in the Tip-Off Showcase in Dallas on November 8th, the first day of games this season. The event was originally supposed to be a quadruple-header at the American Airlines Center, a way to tie the start of the year to the city where the season will…

  15. Florida-Gulf Coast, #DunkCity to be on ESPN’s Midnight Madness

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Andy Enfield may be out in LA coaching USC now, but the legacy that he managed to build in one weekend in Philly still lives on. Florida-Gulf Coast ran through and dunked over Georgetown and San Diego State in the span of three days in last season’s NCAA tournament, becoming the first No. 15 seed…

  16. Rick Barry’s son plays at Charleston, shoots free throws underhand (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

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    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rick Barry, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, breeds hoopers. His four oldest sons all eventually became professionals, with Brent and Jon carving out extensive NBA careers for themselves. Barry has another kid in the basketball pipeline right now as well: Canyon Barry. Canyon is a…

  17. RIP Butler Blue II: Butler University’s mascot passes away

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    It is with heavy hearts that we report to you that Butler’s beloved mascot, Butler Blue II, has passed away due to complications from congestive heart failure. Blue retired as Butler’s mascot on May 20th, but he officially handed over duties to Blue III, aka “Trip”, in a ceremony on March 9th. “Blue really galvanized…

  18. Assigned Reading: The insanity of following recruiting online

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, Will Leitch, who founded Deadspin and is an unabashed Illinois hoops fan, wrote about Cliff Alexander, the Illini’s top Class of 2014 target, and the recruiting process on an elite prospect for Sports on Earth. More specifically, he writes about just how weird and awkward that process actually is. Me? I’ve become accustomed…

  19. Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon featured in incredible PR video (VIDEO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

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    Yes, that’s Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon, draped in boa constrictors, in one of the most ridiculously awesome promotional videos we’ve ever seen a Sports Information Department release. Maymon was a bull of a forward for the Vols during the 2011-2012 season, putting himself on the map with a 32-point, 20-rebound performance against Memphis in Maui,…

  20. Report: Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver at Minnesota denied

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

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    Last week, Rakeem Buckles was denied a waiver by the NCAA that would have allowed the Florida International transfer to play immediately at Minnesota this season. On Tuesday, Buckles’ appeal was also denied, meaning that the former Louisville forward will be forced to return to Florida International to use his final season of eligibility, which…

  21. Ohio State has a locker for LeBron James in their locker room (PHOTO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Ohio State unveiled their new basketball facilities today, and perhaps the biggest surprise for media folks present was a locker in the locker room dedicated to the world’s best basketball player. No, LeBron James hasn’t found a way around every rule in the NCAA rulebook and decided to suit up for the Buckeyes. It’s a…

  22. Michigan walk-on turns title game run into an eBook

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    When Michigan walk-on Josh Bartelstein started is blog on the MGoBlue website, it wasn’t much more than a creative way to pass the time and try to keep Wolverine fans interested in a program that had fallen way behind in-state rival Michigan State. Three years later, the blog has become an insider’s account of the…

  23. Georgia State’s RJ Hunter is a mid-major name you’ll want to remember

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    One of my favorite parts about mid-major basketball is learning about the diamond in the rough, watching the kid that wasn’t good enough to deserve a high-major scholarship grow into a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. Whether they are stars that led their team to deep NCAA tournament runs — Stephen Curry, CJ McCollum,…

  24. It hasn’t been easy being the American Athletic Conference’s commissioner

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

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    In Mike Aresco’s tenure as a conference commissioner, turmoil has been the norm. The former CBS executive vice president took over as commissioner of the Big East last August, just in time to deal with the fallout of Syracuse and Pitt leaving for the ACC, Notre Dame’s decision to follow them south, Rutgers and Louisville…

  25. Brown guard Joe Sharkey recovering well after summer assault

    Aug 29, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    One of the scarier moments of the college hoops offseason took place in Providence on a night in mid-May when Joe Sharkey, a sophomore guard on Brown’s basketball team, was put in the hospital after an altercation at 2 a.m. on the street in Providence. There are differing accounts as to what happened that night,…