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  1. Report: Anthony Evans to accept coaching job at Florida International

    Apr 15, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT

    Norfolk State v Illinois

    Norfolk State head coach Anthony Evans will accept the head coaching position at Florida International, according to a report from The Virginian-Pilot. Evans will be replacing Richard Pitino, who accepted the head coaching position vacated by Tubby Smith at Minnesota. To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Evans has been at Norfolk State…

  2. Virginia to lose a starting back court player to transfer

    Apr 15, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

    Paul Jesperson

    Virginia found themselves sitting on the wrong side of the bubble this season, but with a slew of talent returning, next season was supposed to be Tony Bennett’s breakthrough season in Charlottesville. Those hopes took a bit of a hit on Monday, when Virginia announced in a release that Paul Jesperson would be transferring out…

  3. Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope enters the NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    SEC Georgia LSU Basketball

    Georgia has lost another talent to the NBA, as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope announced on Monday morning that he would be forgoing his final two seasons of college eligibility to enter the NBA Draft. “I want to thank the University of Georgia for all it has done for me,” Caldwell-Pope said in a statement.  “I want to…

  4. Mike Rice is coaching his daughter’s 12 year old AAU team

    Apr 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT


    The big news from over the weekend was that disgraced ex-Rutgers coach Mike Rice has resurfaced … as the coach of an AAU team for 12 year old girls. That team is part of the New Jersey ShoreShots program. It went viral went Brian Geltzeiler’s tweets about a game were picked up by Deadspin, and…

  5. Trey Burke proves returning to school can be the right decision

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines Burke shoots a three point basket over Kansas Jayhawks Young to tie the game during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Trey Burke just finished one of the best seasons that a college basketball player has had in recent memory. He averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists on the season, hitting 46.3% from the floor and 38.4% from three. He proved himself to be one of the most clutch players in the country — will anyone…

  6. Report: Otto Porter to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Otto Porter game winner

    Georgetown’s star forward Otto Porter had scheduled a press conference at 3 p.m. to announce his decision regarding the NBA Draft, but according to a report from Jeff Goodman of, Porter will be entering his name into the draft. Porter averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 boards this season for the Hoyas, proving to be…

  7. Nerlens Noel to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Patric Young

    Torn ACL and all, Nerlens Noel announced on Monday morning that he would be entering his name into the NBA Draft. “I have loved my time at Kentucky, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Noel said in a statement released by the University. “I’ve learned so much…

  8. Ricky Tarrant transfers to Alabama

    Apr 14, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Ricky Tarrant

    Ricky Tarrant spent two seasons at Tulane as one of the most promising young guards in Conference USA. He was the conference Freshman of the Tear in 2011-2012 and was named second team all-league this past season after averaging 15.7 points a game, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists this year. But Tarrant wanted to be closer…

  9. Report: Loyola (IL) headed from the Horizon to the Missouri Valley

    Apr 14, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Devon Turk, Craig Sword

    According to reports, Loyola (IL) has been picked as the school that will replace Creighton, who is headed to the new Big East, in the Missouri Valley. The move was agreed upon on Saturday, per the Chicago Sun-Times, and will be finalized this week. Formal admission will come on July 1st. There were four schools…

  10. UW-Milwaukee’s Demetrius Harris, future NFL star?

    Apr 14, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Wisconsin Basketball

    Demetrius Harris is looking to become the next undersized power forward that trades in his Jordans for football spikes. As a senior with UW-Milwaukee, Harris averaged 9.1 points and 5.3 boards, hitting just over 44% of his free throws for a team that went 8-24 in the Horizon League. That’s not exactly a way to…

  11. Bryant coach Tim O’Shea gets a well-earned extension

    Apr 14, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Tim O'Shea

    In his fifth season at the helm of the Bryant Bulldogs, Tim O’Shea orchestrated one of the most impressive turnarounds in college basketballs history. After winning just one game in 2011-2012, the Bulldogs finished 2012-2013 with 19 wins. And as you might expect, it was enough to earn O’Shea a contract extension. He’ll be at…

  12. VIDEO: ‘The Daily Show’ shreds the NCAA

    Apr 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT


    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook If you read this site, than you probably already know just how ridiculous some of the NCAA’s rules regarding student-athletes and profiting off of their likenesses. But that doesn’t change the fact that you have to take…

  13. Jordan McRae returning to Tennessee

    Apr 13, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

    Jordan McRae Tennessee

    Tennessee got some good news on Saturday morning as Jordan McRae announced that he would be returning to school for his senior season. McRae actually announced the news on Steven Pearl’s radio show, but the school put out a release a couple of minutes afterwards. “I’m not ready for my experience at Tennessee to be…

  14. Report: Cullen Neal to join his pops at New Mexico

    Apr 13, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT


    Last week, Craig ‘Noodles’ Neal was given the head coaching job at New Mexico that was left vacant when Steve Alford left for UCLA. Noodles had been on Alford’s staff dating back to the days when the two were coaching at Iowa, and his hiring may have prevented a mutiny in the ranks for the…

  15. Russ Smith: perfect example of why NCAA’s early entry deadline sucks

    Apr 11, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    On Monday night, Russ Smith won a national title. He didn’t play his best game — in fact, he played one of his worst — but thanks to Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock, Smith got a ring. By the time that Smith had finished meeting with the media and celebrating with his team, it was…

  16. Excessive phone calls becoming a headache for Iowa State

    Apr 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Two former men’s basketball staff members are at the heart of an investigation into the men’s basketball program that could cause a headache for new head coach Fred Hoiberg. What happened was that Hoiberg walked into an AAU tournament to watch his son play and saw former graduate assistant Keith “Lefty” Moore in the stands.…

  17. PHOTO: FIU’s beach court is almost done, and it’s awesome

    Apr 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT


    This is what FIU’s new basketball court looks like. Awesome, right? Here are some details, courtesy of Matt Norlander: FIU and then-coach Richard Pitino, who is now at Minnesota, floated out the idea of radically redesigning the school’s home court about three weeks ago. The vote was made in late March, the re-paint project began on…

  18. Purdue’s Sandi Marcius to graduate, transfer

    Apr 11, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

    Brandon Ubel, Sandi Marcius

    Purdue’s backup center Sandi Marcius has been granted his release and will be allowed to transfer out of the program. Marcius was a redshirt junior this past season, meaning that the big man is on schedule to graduate in May and will allowed to transfer without sitting out a season. “We have invested four years…

  19. Sean Kilpatrick announces his intention to return to Cincinnati

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Sean Kilpatrick, Jamil Wilson

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Sean Kilpatrick will not be entering his name into the NBA Draft this season. He announced as much on Wednesday night, as the Bearcats were getting ready to have their team banquet at Montgomery Inn. “It’s been tough the last couple…

  20. Pitino says Russ Smith now ’50-50′ to return

    Apr 11, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT


    Russ Smith may not be heading to the NBA after all. If you remember — and if you’re a Louisville fan, how could you forget — Russ Smith’s father told a reporter after the national title game that Russ wouldn’t be returning to school for his senior season. And frankly, it makes sense. He’s already…

  21. Rysheed Jordan is heading to St. John’s

    Apr 11, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

    St. John’s picked up the first member of their 2013 recruiting class on Thursday, as 6-foot-4 point guard Rysheed Jordan picked the Johnnies over UCLA and Temple. Jordan is a Philly native and a five-star recruit that was recently named the Class A and Public League Player of the Year. He’s a top 30 recruit…

  22. Andy Enfield makes a huge hire, bringing Tony Bland to USC

    Apr 10, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    Andy Enfield did what he had to do if he wanted a chance to succeed at USC. He went out and he hired the two best west coast recruiters that he could. Over the weekend, it was Jason Hart that was hired, an LA native and a former Syracuse guard that spent last season as…

  23. Shane Rector decommits from from Rutgers

    Apr 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT


    The star of former head coach Mike Rice’s recruiting class at Rutgers, Shane Rector, has decommitted from the program. It shouldn’t be a surprise. The head coach that recruited him there is gone and the program looks like it’s destined to be a disaster for the next few years. Rector is a talented enough recruit…

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