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Rob Dauster

  1. Andrew Wiggins’ shoe contract could be worth $140-180 million

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    One of the most interesting, and underreported, aspects of Andrew Wiggins’ decision to enroll at Kansas instead of Florida State, North Carolina and Kentucky had little to do with basketball and everything to do with shoes. Wiggins came up as a Nike kid. He played for the CIA Bounce, which is affiliated with Nike. Huntington…

  2. Advanced analysis on the impact of transfers

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Athletics

    More and more, transfers are becoming an integral part of college basketball. As such, figuring out precisely how a player will fit in with his new team is becoming an integral part of the preseason prognostication process. And as you might expect, someone smarter than your average writer as tried to figure out an answer.…

  3. #POSTERIZED: Jamil Wilson dunks all over Chris Otule at Midnight Madness

    Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) We have our first official posterization of the season! During the scrimmage portion of Marquette’s Midnight Madness, Chris Otule slid across the lane ot try and take a charge on teammate Jamil Wilson, who was driving down the lane. Otule got there a split second late, however,…

  4. Is Louisville’s back court of Russ Smith, Chris Jones dynamic or combustible?

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

    Russ Smith

    The college basketball newcomer with the most pressure on him entering the season is Andrew Wiggins. That is pretty much indisputable at this point. When people toss around comparisons to folks like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, you know you’re in a different stratosphere as a prospect. Second on that list is debatable, but one…

  5. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our previews for…

  6. Season Preview: Winners and Losers of 2013’s Coaching Carousel

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  7. Assigned Reading: Seton Hall’s Tom Maayan went from athlete to soldier and back

    Oct 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Anthony Collins, Tom Maayan

    There may not have been a player in the country that had a more difficult offseason than Tom Maayan of Seton Hall. He nearly went to war. Literally. You see, Maayan is an Israeli national, which means that he is subject to the mandatory three-year term of service in the Israeli Defense Force. Just days…

  8. Kareem Jamar finally gets a shot at being the star as Montana shoots for a three-peat in the Big Sky

    Oct 14, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Kareem Jamar (Getty Images)

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Kareem Jamar is a native of Southern California. He’s from Venice. He was raised on palm trees and smog and impossible traffic jams. Warm weather is in his blood. Jamar also played for two…

  9. Report: Nashville to host nine straight SEC tournaments

    Oct 14, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    SEClogo

    The SEC tournament will be held in Nashville for the foreseeable future. On Monday, the SEC sent out a press release for a “historic announcement” on Tuesday. According to a report from The Tennessean, the announcement will be that, beginning with next season’s SEC tournament, the event will be held in Nashville for nine straights…

  10. Tarik Black hits over-the-head half court shot (VIDEO)

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Tigers Goodwin and Black during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    Pretty impressive work here from the Memphis transfer, although it’s not exactly unexpected coming from a member of the Kansas team. Remember this? Follow @robdauster

  11. 2013-2014 Big Sky Preview: Can Weber State vanquish their second place curse?

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Davion Berry defends Troy Huff (AP photo)

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  12. Report: Ben Simmons, No. 6 is the Class of 2015, commits to LSU

    Oct 14, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

    Ball is Life

    St. Mary’s is the most notable program to tap into what is becoming a more and more fertile Australian hoops pipeline, but they certainly won’t be the last school to head to Oceania to find themselves a basketball star. The Gaels brought in Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. Pitt plucked Steven Adams out of New…

  13. P.J. Hairston pays fine for last unresolved traffic violation

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    P.J. Hairston’s legal issues are now officially resolved. Three times this summer, Hairston found himself cited for a traffic violation, the last of which was settled on Friday. Hairston was pulled over for driving 54 mph in a 45 mph zone in May in a Chevy Camaro rented by an associate of convicted felon Fats…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 15 Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Oct 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  15. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 16 UConn Huskies

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Ollie, DeAndre Daniels, Tyler Olander

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  16. Memphis assistant Robert Kirby donates a kidney to his sister

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    robert-kirby

    Robert Kirby’s mother died of lupus 17 years ago, so when the Memphis assistant coach was given a chance to save his sister from the disease, he didn’t hesitate. Kirby donated a kidney to his sister on Tuesday, a procedure which likely saved her life. “My mother wouldn’t allow us to donate,” Kirby told Andy…

  17. BYU’s focus this preseason has been on defense, as it should be

    Oct 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Tyler Haws, Robert Brown

    BYU will enter the 2013-2014 season with one of the best perimeter attacks on the West Coast. Tyler Haws is a potential all-american, a 6-foot-4 off-guard that averaged 21.7 points despite coming off of a two-year mission to the Phillipines. Matt Carlino may not be the second coming of Jimmer Fredette, but the UCLA transfer…

  18. Duke becomes the first college team to implement SportVU tracking system

    Oct 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Miami v Duke

    SportVU is a player tracking camera system that has revolutionized the way that some data is analyzed by NBA teams. What is SportVU? It’s a system that records the coordinates of the players, the refs and the ball 25 times per second to spit out data on things as simple as the exact number of…

  19. Kelly Oubre Sr.: ‘Coach Self doesn’t kick you out if you are not ready’

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Kelly Oubre committed to Kansas on Tuesday afternoon, picking the Jayhawks over what many believed to be Kentucky and … well, only Kentucky. A 6-foot-7 wing that can score, defend and really, really shoot the ball, there are some that believe that Oubre could end up being one of the best long-term NBA prospects in…

  20. Malik Pope commits to San Diego State

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Rivals

    San Diego State landed their third commitment in the Class of 2014, as Malik Pope announced on Wednesday night that he would be an Aztec when he gets to college. Pope has all the physical tools to be a terrific player at the collegiate level. At 6-foot-8, he’s an explosive wing that can run the…

  21. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 17 Wichita State Shockers

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  22. Curtis Malone has bond denied, referred to as ‘large-scale supplier’ of narcotics

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    dc-assault.org

    Curtis Malone, the co-founder of the powerhouse DC Assault AAU program that produced such talents as Nolan Smith and Michael Beasley, had an appeal for bond denied by the U.S. District Court on Wednesday. In the judge’s ruling, Malone was referred to as the “the principle character” and a “large-scale supplier” in a drug ring…

  23. UConn picks up a commitment from JuCo point guard Sam Cassell Jr.

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    UConn made a nice pickup on Wednesday morning as Sam Cassell Jr. announced that he had committed to Kevin Ollie and the Huskies. “Blessed to say that I have committed to the University of Connecticut,” Cassell tweeted. Cassell is, obviously, the son of former NBA star Sam Cassell. Originally a Maryland-signee, Cassell was a non-qualifier…

  24. Tom Izzo and John Calipari exchange verbal barbs

    Oct 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    November is always a fun time in college basketball as some of the nation’s top teams fly around the country playing in holiday tournaments that put together matchups you’d rarely see otherwise. The best early season event this year? The Champions Classic, which will feature Duke and Jabari Parker against Kansas and Andrew Wiggins as…

  25. Andrew Wiggins makes the cover of Sports Illustrated … in October? (PHOTO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    One of the major knocks on college basketball as a sports is that the schedule says that it runs from November through early April, very few folks across the country actually start paying attention to it until February. Until after football is over. Until hoops is the only sport that they can find on their…