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  1. 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,…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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.…

  4. Sandy Cohen commits to Marquette

    Jul 27, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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

    Jul 25, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    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,…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. Kansas freshman Brannen Greene cited for hit and run

    Jul 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

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    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 KUSports.com. 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…

  15. 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…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

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    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…

  17. 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…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Report: MVSU head coach Chico Potts reinstated

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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    Chico Potts has been reinstated as the head coach of Mississippi Valley State, according to reports. Potts was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor, in early July, getting suspended with pay by the university on July 12th. But he was found not guilty on July 18th, and the school has since lifted his…

  20. Report: Isaiah Manderson commits to Oregon State

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Craig Robinson

    While the President hosts national champion Louisville at the White House, his brother-in-law is busy adding to his 2014 recruiting class. According to our very own Scott Phillips, the Beavers picked up a commitment from 6-foot-10 Georgia native Isaiah Manderson last night. Manderson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and while he isn’t ranked…

  21. George Washington unveils their monument-laden new court (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Two months ago, George Washington announced plans for a pretty cool new court design paying homage to the DC landmarks that are within walking distance of their Foggy Bottom campus. On Tuesday, the school released a video unveiling the new court design, and as expected, the court looks awesome. My only problem with it? None…

  22. Report: Four potential top 25 teams to square off in Vegas in Dec.

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    We can add another early-season event to our calendars this season thanks to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. On December 21st, four preseason top 25 teams will be headed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to partake in a double-header that could end up featuring the champions of four of the biggest…

  23. The Crossroads Classic extended through 2016

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    The Crossroads Classic, which allows Indiana’s four best basketball programs to square off in a double-header at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers play), has been extended through the 2016 season. Originally scheduled for just two years, this season will mark the third installment of The Crossroads Classic. The ADs at Butler, Purdue, Indiana and…