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  1. April 16th is NBA Draft’s withdrawal deadline, underclassmen still have 12 days to declare

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart is the nation’s most highly-regarded NBA Draft prospect that has yet to announce where he’ll play his basketball next season. “I have not made a decision yet,” Smart told on Monday evening about whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft. “I’m still talking with my parents, the team,…

  2. Marquette’s Vander Blue to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    After much speculation, Marquette announced Tuesday that guard Vander Blue has decided to enter his name into the NBA Draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility in Milwaukee. “I’ve had three great years here and appreciate everything Marquette has done for me during that time to help me develop,” Blue said in a statement. “At…

  3. D’Angelo Harrison, Jakarr Sampson to return to St. John’s next season

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

    Steve Lavin, D'Angelo Harrison

    It’s not often that you see a player get suspended for the remainder of the season and return to the team the following year. Generally speaking, that suspension is usually a way of kicking someone off the team or forcing the player to transfer or go pro. Many thought that would be the case with…

  4. Second UW-Green Bay player files complaint about coach’s mistreatment

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    Akil Mitchell

    For the second time in four days the Green Bay Press Gazette is reporting that a parent of a member of the Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball team has sent a letter to university chancellor Thomas Harden to complain about mistreatment by head coach Brian Wardle. Last week, it was the parent of former walk-on Ryan Bross.…

  5. Joe Jackson returning to Memphis, Antonio Barton transferring

    Apr 15, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Joe Jackson, Chane Behanan, Russ Smith

    Memphis got some good news this afternoon, as starting point guard Joe Jackson announced that he would be returning to school for his senior season instead of entering his name into the NBA Draft. Jackson was the Conference USA Player of the Year in 2013-2014 after averaging 13.6 points and 4.8 assists while shooting 44.7%…

  6. Andrew Wiggins No. 1, Kentucky with four top 10 recruits in new Rivals’ ranking

    Apr 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Rivals has released their final rankings for the high school class of 2013, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that has paid attention that Andrew Wiggins is tops on that list. He also happens to be one of just two players ranked in the top 100 that has yet to commit to…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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.…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

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