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Rob Dauster

  1. How will the NCAA reforms being discussed affect the NCAA tournament?

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Every time there is talk about fundamental change in the NCAA’s structure, college basketball fans get nervous. When we were in throes of realignment, all the changes that were being made had football and only football in mind, with the hoops side of things an afterthought of their afterthoughts. Think about it: we lost Syracuse-Georgetown,…

  2. Could Alabama’s ‘Fab Five’ be a package deal?

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Jerod Haase

    I’m getting kind of sick of all this talk about package deals in recruiting. Most of it is smoke, a quote that gets twisted around or a kid that’s looking to get attention by saying that he’s linked to another player. Think about it like this: one top 40 recruit rooms with another top 40…

  3. What kind of punishment is PJ Hairston looking at?

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    We all know the story of PJ Hairston and the rental cars by now. The answer that everyone is looking for has less to do with what happened in the past and more to do with what is going to happen in the future: how long is Hairston going to have to sit out next…

  4. Report: Shane Dillon, former Colorado QB, headed to San Diego

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Colorado Athletics

    Remember Shane Dillon? He’s the former quarterback at Colorado, a guy that was recruited to sling the pigskin by some of the biggest football programs in the country, that decided to quit the sport to return to the hardwood. We wrote about him here. And, according to Matt Norlander, Dillon’s made his decision. He’ll be…

  5. Stanford’s Andy Brown suffers fourth career torn ACL

    Jul 25, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    Stanford senior Andy Brown will miss the entirety of the 2013-2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee. It’s the first time that Brown has torn that ACL, but it’s the fourth time in his career he’s had to deal with the injury, has Brown’s left ACL has been torn three times,…

  6. The Jersey Shore Warriors is an example of what’s right in AAU basketball

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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    GALLOWAY, N.J. — AAU basketball has a stigma. Whether or not it’s deserved is a different argument for a different day, but the fact of the matter is that the prevailing school of thought is that AAU basketball and the grassroots, shoe company culture is what has ruined the American game. Competitiveness and winning at…

  7. One reason to watch Norfolk State next year: Steven Mallory (VIDEO)

    Jul 24, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Steven

    I’m not exactly sure how I found this, but I came across this video of a kid named Steven Mallory dunking on Gilbert Arenas and Kenneth Faried in the Drew League out in LA: Nasty, right? So I went about trying to figure out who this kid is. Turns out he spent last season sitting…

  8. Kansas freshman Brannen Greene cited for hit and run

    Jul 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Adidas

    Kansas freshman Brannen Greene is due in court on August 7th after being cited for hit and run on a vehicle, according to a report from Ian Cummings of KUSports.com. Greene was cited for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident on July 17th for an incident that occurred…

  9. We now have a White House petition to investigate UNC athletics

    Jul 24, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    The North Carolina athletics department has had their fair share of negative publicity in recent years. There were the football players that were tied to NFL agents and declared ineligible or kicked off the team. There was the firing of football coach Butch Davis for his ties to NFL agents. There still is the issue…

  10. Introducing ’14 PG Lourawls Nairns Jr., the Bahamian ‘Tum Tum’?

    Jul 24, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

    NY2LAsports

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lourawls Nairn Jr. may have the most interesting name in the country, but its origin is actually quite mundane: Sunrise Christian Academy’s point guard and the No. 61 player in the Class of 2014 was simply named after his father. His grandparents named Lourawls Sr. after — you guessed it — Lou…

  11. Marcus Smart announces he’ll be declaring for the 2014 Draft?

    Jul 24, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart, Steven Pledger, Romero Osby

    Marcus Smart has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Not officially, mind you. It’s July. We still have more than 11 months until next year’s draft. NBA front office types are more concerned with their summer league rosters, who they’re inviting to training camp and whether or not they need to drop A-Rod off of…

  12. Duke commit Grayson Allen entertains at the Global Challenge (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

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    The best player at the Nike Global Challenge in DC last weekend was probably Tyus Jones, who most believe is the No. 1 recruit in the country. The co-MVPs of the event were Stanley Johnson and D’Angelo Russell. Johnson is the second-coming of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a 6-foot-5 junkyard dog that can play the point and…

  13. Report: MVSU head coach Chico Potts reinstated

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Chico Potts

    Chico Potts has been reinstated as the head coach of Mississippi Valley State, according to reports. Potts was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a misdemeanor, in early July, getting suspended with pay by the university on July 12th. But he was found not guilty on July 18th, and the school has since lifted his…

  14. Report: Isaiah Manderson commits to Oregon State

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Craig Robinson

    While the President hosts national champion Louisville at the White House, his brother-in-law is busy adding to his 2014 recruiting class. According to our very own Scott Phillips, the Beavers picked up a commitment from 6-foot-10 Georgia native Isaiah Manderson last night. Manderson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and while he isn’t ranked…

  15. George Washington unveils their monument-laden new court (VIDEO)

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Two months ago, George Washington announced plans for a pretty cool new court design paying homage to the DC landmarks that are within walking distance of their Foggy Bottom campus. On Tuesday, the school released a video unveiling the new court design, and as expected, the court looks awesome. My only problem with it? None…

  16. Report: Four potential top 25 teams to square off in Vegas in Dec.

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    We can add another early-season event to our calendars this season thanks to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. On December 21st, four preseason top 25 teams will be headed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to partake in a double-header that could end up featuring the champions of four of the biggest…

  17. The Crossroads Classic extended through 2016

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Boston Scientific Close The Gap Crossroads Classic

    The Crossroads Classic, which allows Indiana’s four best basketball programs to square off in a double-header at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse (where the Pacers play), has been extended through the 2016 season. Originally scheduled for just two years, this season will mark the third installment of The Crossroads Classic. The ADs at Butler, Purdue, Indiana and…

  18. Allonzo Trier, former NYT coverboy, now a top 50 recruit

    Jul 22, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a story that you hear far too often in basketball circles. A basketball player becomes a star before leaving middle school, getting scholarship offers to the biggest programs in the country while he’s trying to decide who he wants to ask to the eighth grade dance. That player gets flown around…

  19. Report: Former five-star recruit Chris Thomas headed to Marshall

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Tom Herrion

    Well-traveled JuCo standout Chris Thomas is no longer going to attend Manhattan and is instead headed to Marshall to play his college ball, according to a report from Jon Rothstein, who spent the day at Manhattan’s practice. Thomas’ status had been up in the air at Manhattan. He’s got a long history of academic issues and…

  20. Russ Smith to play with an all-star in Estonia, won’t be meeting Obama

    Jul 22, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    Russdiculous is going international. A preseason all-american and the leading scorer for the reigning national champs, Russ Smith has been named a member of the East Coast All-Stars, a 12-man team that left for Estonia to play in a tournament called the Four Nations Cup. The team practiced over the weekend at Fordham before leaving.…

  21. Brian Kenny talks with Jimmy King about the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit (AUDIO)

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Jimmy King was a member of the Fab Five, playing for two seasons with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard while leading the Wolverines to two national title games that have since been wiped off the books. He hopped on the Brian Kenny Show on NBC Sports Radio on Monday morning to discuss the…

  22. Isaac Hamilton, Tim Floyd, and the all-important NLI release

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Isaac Hamilton, the No. 14 player in the country in the Class of 2013 according to Rivals, has asked out of his Letter of Intent. Why? Because instead of enrolling at UTEP this fall, Hamilton reportedly wants to play at USC. As Raphielle Johnson wrote yesterday, this is yet another reminder of why it’s silly…

  23. Report: Charges from traffic stop against PJ Hairston dismissed

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    PJ Hairston

    All charges against PJ Hairston stemming from  a June 5th incident in which he was pulled over while driving a car have been dismissed, according to a report from Inside Carolina. Hairston and both of his passengers were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, and Hairston was also charged with driving without a license. A gun,…