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  1. VCU shows off new uniforms in photo shoot (VCU)

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    VCU Athletics

    VCU’s basketball program will be getting new uniforms this season. The changes are subtle, but there is one thing that I would have done differently were I the one making the decisions. Why isn’t ‘Havoc’ written on the jerseys somewhere? More than anything, that’s the word that is associated with VCU’s program. It’s written on…

  2. Adam Morrison at peace with the way his career ended, his role on Gonzaga’s staff

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Adam Morrison is one of the great college basketball stories of the last decade. The son of a college coach, Morrison’s family settled in Spokane when he was in fourth grade after his father had made the decision to change careers. He grew up as a ball-boy for Gonzaga and going to the team camps,…

  3. Stephen Zimmerman mixtape, No. 2 Class of 2015 (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Stephen Zimmerman is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2015. He’s a versatile, 6-foot-11 big man that blocks shots, makes threes and throws behind the back passes. Mixtapes are about as effective method of scouting as whatever it is that Michael Jordan does to prepare for the draft, but it’s pretty easy to…

  4. Isaiah Whitehead, No. 14 in Class of 2014, commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

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    After a wild recruitment that saw some fireworks down the stretch, the latest in a long line of Brooklyn-bred, Lincoln HS stars finally announced where he would be attending school on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to announce that I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” Isaiah Whitehead, the No. 14 recruit in Rivals…

  5. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…

  6. Michigan students only used 46% of purchased student tickets

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Michigan basketball has been on a massive upswing since they began the 2010-2011 season 1-6 in league play. The Wolverines ended up making the tournament and reaching the Round of 32 in 2011. They won a share of the Big Ten title in 2012. They made the National Title game in 2013 while sending the…

  7. Final Four selection process for 2017-2020 has begun, will remain in domes

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    On Thursday morning, the NCAA sent out a release formally announcing that the bidding process for the 2017-2020 Final Fours has begun. Here’s the timeline for the selection process, which takes over a year: October 11th: Cities that want to make a bid on a Final Four must declare their intent to. November 15th: A draft budget,…

  8. Air Force to try to raise $30,000 to donate to Colorado flood relief efforts

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Dave Pilipovich

    The rain may have stopped out in Colorado, but the full extent of the damage from last week’s brutal flooding is still being determined. The good news? The number of people unaccounted for is as low as 200, as electricity has been restored to some regions and rescuers have reached some stranded victims. The bad…

  9. Timelapse of JMU’s new court being painted is awesome (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:09 AM EDT

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    James Madison unveiled their new court a couple of weeks back to mixed reviews. Selling two massive bulldogs wearing crowns with fangs revealed is a tough thing to do. But regardless of how you feel about their court in general, watching it get painted is pretty awesome. That is not an easy, or quick, process.

  10. Billy Kennedy’s condition has to be a factor in the decision for every Texas A&M recruit

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy has Parkinson’s. This has been public knowledge for almost two years now. I know this, you know this, the kids that Kennedy is recruiting know this and you damn well better believe that the coaches he is recruiting against know this. Coaching at the collegiate level is a demanding,…

  11. Report: Illinois State’s Daishon Knight suspended indefinitely

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Daishon

    Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has suspended JuCo transfer Daishon Knight indefinitely for a violation of team rules, according to a report. From the Pantagraph: According to McLean County Circuit Court records, Knight was arraigned last Friday on one count of aggravated battery in a public place, which is a Class 3 felony, and…

  12. Turning Cinderella runs into recruiting success is key for mid-majors

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Any coach can put together the right game-plan, taking enough advantage of mismatches and getting his team to execute well enough that his group of guys can pull off an upset. Get that team’s confidence going, and that team can reel off a couple of upsets in a row. That’s how Cinderella runs in the…

  13. North Carolina native Gary Clark commits to Cincinnati (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    Cincinnati has shored up the future of their front line in the last two days. After earning a commitment from Quadri Moore on Tuesday, Mick Cronin was able to sit back and listen to Gary Clark pledge to the Bearcats on Wednesday morning. Clark is a supremely athletic 6-foot-7 forward from North Carolina that’s currently…

  14. The NCAA files motion for dismissal in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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    The NCAA issued yet another stall tactic in the now-four year old anti-trust lawsuit that was filed by Ed O’Bannon in 2009 regarding the use of NCAA athletes’ names and likenesses in video games. USA Today reported the news late Tuesday night. Both the NCAA and CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC), co-defendants in O’Bannon’s lawsuit,…

  15. U-Conned: Charlie Villanueva testified Husky legend, alleged Ponzi schemer Tate George defrauded $250k

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    Tate George made one of the most important shots in UConn history, a highlight that has been played over and over again during all NCAA tournaments. With just one second left on the clock in a 1990 Sweet 16 matchup with Clemson, George caught a pass that was thrown the length of the floor and…

  16. Rick Ray clarifies the Jalen Steele injury situation

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

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    On Tuesday evening, Mississippi State announced that oft-injured senior Jalen Steele’s career as a Bulldog was over. Steele had battled through a pair of torn ACLs and a broken wrist in his three seasons in Starkville. That would be enough to convince a lot of people that basketball just wasn’t worth it, so it wasn’t…

  17. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo on coaching contracts, transfer rules

    Sep 17, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Tom Izzo spoke at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club down in Birmingham, AL, on Monday, where he did an impressive job of eloquently and intelligently speaking about some of the more controversial topics in college sports without saying much of note. That’s what we like to call coach-speak. What was interesting, however, was that Izzo…

  18. Preseason NIT bracket finally released; Duke-Arizona final please?

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

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    The NCAA has finally released the bracket for the Preseason NIT, the last remaining early season tournament that is truly a 16 team tournament. Where as most events guarantee the pod host — one of the four high-profile teams in the event — a spot in the semifinals, the programs partaking in the NIT have…

  19. Memphis, not Kentucky, has the most to prove this season

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    On Tuesday afternoon, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com posted a list of his top ten teams with the most to prove this season. Brennan has Kentucky at No. 1, a number that I’m not sure that I can get behind. The Wildcats are coming off of an ugly season, one which saw them underperform throughout the…

  20. Reports: Top 75 recruit Alex Robinson commits to Texas A&M:

    Sep 17, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    Texas A&M made some noise on the recruiting trail on Tuesday afternoon, as Billy Kennedy landed a commitment from Alex Robinson. Robinson is a 6-foot-1 lefty point guard that ranks 58th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. He’s Texas A&M’s first recruit in the class, and just finished an official visit to College…

  21. Mark Emmert on paying athletes: ‘If you’re going to come to us, you’re going to be a student’

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Mark Emmert

    There may not be a more contentious debate in all of college athletics than whether or not the players that generate so many billions of dollars in revenue should receive a larger cut of those profits. Conferences are signing billion-dollar deals for the rights to broadcast their games. The NCAA tournament is responsible for generating…

  22. Report: Princeton lands a commitment from three-star Alec Brennan

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

    Expressions Elite

    Princeton has made another fine addition to their 2014 recruiting class, as head coach Mitch Henderson earned himself a commitment from Alec Brennan on Monday night. Brennan is a 6-foot-9 four-man out of Milton Academy in Massachussetts that played his AAU ball with Expressions Elite, the same program that’s sending Abdul Malik-Abu to NC State…

  23. Kerwin Okoro changed NCAA transfer guidelines, Drew Wilson benefits

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    Rutgers Athletics

    It took some time, but Kerwin Okoro got his waiver. The Iowa State transfer will be eligible immediately to play at Rutgers. If you missed the controversy, Okoro lost both his brother (cancer) and his father last season. The New York City native transferred to get closer to home, but his waiver was initially denied…

  24. Colorado athletes assist victims displaced by flooding

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

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    Colorado was drenched with rain in the last week, setting off horrific flooding that has left certain towns almost unreachable. Four people have been killed and more than a thousand are yet to be accounted for. The people there need help, and Colorado University is doing what they can to chip in. On Saturday, the…

  25. Assigned Reading: Roy Williams, fundraisers and a walk at the beach

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Over Labor Day weekend, a woman named Hannah Telman was planning on hosting a fundraiser for her friend Amy Louthan who needed surgery to remove a brain tumor. Telman’s plan? To host a fundraising run in Wrightsville Beach, NC. That just so happened to take place in the same neighborhood where UNC head coach Roy…