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  1. Arizona State heading to China this summer?

    May 2, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    Arizona State is finalizing plans to become the latest team to take their overseas trip to China. The trip — tentatively planned for mid-August — is scheduled to be a 10-day tour of the country. It will be the first time since 2001 that the Sun Devils have gone overseas for a trip, when the…

  2. VIDEO: Boeheimian Rhapsody?

    May 2, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

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    Hilarious. You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  3. Kentucky releases their non-conference schedule; it’s strong

    May 1, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

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    If Kentucky is going to go 40-0 next season, they certainly are going to have their work cut out for them, as John Calipari put together a strong non-conference schedule. After playing a pair of guarantee games to kick off the season, Kentucky heads to Chicago to take on Michigan State in the Champions Classic.…

  4. Ex-Green Bay forward Brennan Cougill supports teammate’s allegations

    May 1, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    The brewing scandal on the UW-Green Bay basketball team took another wild turn on Wednesday. If you’re not caught up, a quick refresher: two different players have levied accusations of mistreatment against head coach Brian Wardle, and on Monday evening, one of those players — former walk-on Ryan Bross — went public with what happened.…

  5. Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears tweets he’s headed to Auburn

    May 1, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday, Jerome Seagears became the third former Rutgers players to decide on a destination to transfer this summer, tweeting that he will be playing for Auburn to finish up his collegiate career. I Will Be Attending Auburn University To Finish My Student Athletic Career!!! War Eagle — Jerome Seagears (@SEAGEARS_MADE) May 1, 2013 Seagears,…

  6. NBCSports.com Way-Too-Early Preseason All-American team

    May 1, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State: Smart was the nation’s best freshman in 2012-2013, and made the decision to return to school for his sophomore year despite being a projected top five pick. He’s big, he’s strong and he’s got all the intangibles that make sportswriters spew the typical cliches: he’s a winner,…

  7. Report: Braxton Ogbueze transferring out of Florida

    May 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Braxton Ogbueze must have seen the writing on the wall when Florida accepted a commitment from Rutgers transfer Eli Carter, as the freshman will be transferring out of the Florida program. “Braxton has been a hard worker with a great attitude, and we wish him nothing but the best as he moves on,” Florida head coach…

  8. Report: Angel Rodriguez to transfer to Miami

    May 1, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

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    In the worst kept secret in college hoops, Angel Rodriguez has decided to transfer to Miami to finish up his final two years of collegiate eligibility, according to multiple reports. Rodriguez will also attempt to get a hardship waiver to play immediately for the Hurricanes, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Rodriguez is a native…

  9. Michigan unhappy with how Adidas handled worker’s rights in Indonesian factory dispute

    May 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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    A number of college and universities that have apparel contracts with Adidas, including two of their most well-known clients in Michigan and Wisconsin, have taken issue with the clothing company, according to a report from Kristi Dosh of ESPN.com. The issues centers around the closing of an Indonesian factory called PT Kizone, and the Workers…

  10. NBA releases the official early entry list

    May 1, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    The NBA released their official early entry list on Wednesday, and while there were no relevant surprises — Marcus Smart didn’t slide his name into the NBA Draft pool when no one was paying attention — but there were a handful of names that hadn’t made their way into the headlines. Here are the NBA…

  11. Another potential early-season event to be held in Dallas?

    May 1, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Dallas really wants to find a way to kick off the 2013-2014 college hoops season. Last December, reports came out that Michigan State AD Mark Hollis was looking to try and schedule an event where four games would be played simultaneously at Cowboy Stadium to kick off the year. We haven’t heard much about it…

  12. UW-Green Bay center Alec Brown: ‘A lot of the stuff [that's been] said is not true’

    Apr 30, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

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    Late last night, the details of the accusation that former walk-on Ryan Bross has levied against UW-Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle were made public as Bross spoke with a local paper. The accusations are ugly. But at this point, they are only accusations, and Wardle has plenty of supporters and defenders. Included on that…

  13. Rutgers transfer Eli Carter is headed to Florida

    Apr 30, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

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    Proud to announce that I will be continuing my career at the University of Florida !! #Gators — Eli Carter (@Eli_Carter5) April 30, 2013 That’s Eli Carter, one of the players to transfer out of Rutgers in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal, announcing that he’ll be heading to Florida to continue his collegiate…

  14. Report: American to hire Georgetown assistant Mike Brennan

    Apr 30, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    American will be holding a press conference at 5 p.m. to announce the hiring of current Georgetown assistant Mike Brennan, according to multiple reports. Brennan was an assistant with American prior to joining the Georgetown staff in 2009. Before that, he had spent seven seasons as an assistant at Princeton, where he played his college…

  15. Abdul-Malik Abu adding offers along with an improved post-game

    Apr 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — When I saw Abdul Malik Abu play at the Hoop Group Summer Classic East last July, you could see that the 6-foot-8, 230 pound power forward had the athleticism and the frame to one day be a valuable piece in a top 25 program. But at that point in time, the No.…

  16. The story behind the picture with John Calipari and Rick Pitino

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    Last night, a picture popped up on Kentucky Sports Radio of John Calipari and Rick Pitino posing together at Malone’s, a restaurant in Kentucky. It raised plenty of eyebrows, and it’s not exactly a secret that Pitino and Calipari don’t exactly get along on the court or off of it. On Tuesday, we got an…

  17. Report: Clemson forward Bernard Sullivan to transfer to Charlotte

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

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    Alan Major is finally adding players to his Charlotte program instead of losing them to a transfer. On Monday night, Clemson forward Bernard Sullivan made the decision to transfer to play for the 49ers, according to the AP. Sullivan is a former four-star recruit who was ranked 87th in the Class of 2011, according to…

  18. Son of ESPN analyst Dan Dakich headed to Michigan

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Michigan has added another recruit to their Class of 2013. Andrew Dakich, the son of ESPN college hoops analyst and former head coach Dan Dakich, will enroll in Ann Arbor as a preferred walk-on starting next year. “An unbelievable day in Ann Arbor and after speaking with my family about it, I have decided to…

  19. Ex-Green Bay player details ugly accusations against coach Brian Wardle

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The accusations against Wisconsin-Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle are continuing to stack up, as two players and their families have spoken out against him. But it wasn’t until Monday night, when the Green Bay Press Gazette finally had a chance to speak with former walk-on Ryan Bross, that the extent of the accusations really…

  20. Steve Alford, New Mexico, and the Battle of the Buyout

    Apr 30, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

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    When Steve Alford initially left New Mexico to take the UCLA head coaching job, it looked like he had exemplary timing. Alford had signed an offer sheet for a new, 10-year contract that was to go into effect on April 1st. He resigned on March 30th. His old contract’s buyout was $200,000, according to the…

  21. Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Demetrius Harris signs with the Chiefs

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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    Demetrius Harris didn’t have his dreams of being a professional athlete come true playing basketball at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That’s generally what happens to mid-major forwards that stand 6-foot-6 and average a handful of points and rebounds while shooting 44% from the free throw line. But most mid-major forwards weren’t all-state receivers and safetys in football mad…

  22. Emmanuel Mudiay, the nation’s top point guard in 2014, focusing on 10 teams

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

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    HAMPTON, Va. — Emmanuel Mudiay has the kind of problem that only faces the most elite recruits: he can’t remember all of the schools that he’s currently considering. Asked to list the ten schools he’s currently considering on Saturday at Nike EYBL Hampton, Mudiay said, “Off the top of my head? Not right now.” But…

  23. Report: Mohegan Sun looking to land the AAC tournament

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

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    The new Big East has retained the rights to Madison Square Garden for the Big East tournament, which means that the old Big East — the aptly named American Athletic Conference — will be forced to find a place to play their conference tournament. According to a report over the weekend from The New London…

  24. Could Grant Gibbs join Doug McDermott back at Creighton next season?

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Creighton fans got some great news late last week as two-time first-team All-American Doug McDermott announced that he will be returning to school for his senior season. But he may not be the only Bluejay thought to be gone that could end up getting an extra season in Omaha. Grant Gibbs was a fifth-year senior…

  25. NBA Draft Early Entry losers: Six soon-to-be pros whose loss will sting

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    University of Miami guard Shane Larkin shoots against University of Illinois forward Tyler Griffey during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    With the deadline to enter the NBA Draft having come and gone at midnight on Sunday night — and with the last-minute decisions made by Adreian Payne, Andre Roberson and Isaiah Austin — we now have a full list of all the meaningful college hoopers that made the decision to jump to the league early. …

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