Skip to content

Rob Dauster

  1. NASCAR driver paints his car in honor of Louisville

    Jun 13, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    @ULFlyingCard

    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is taking a risk. The North Carolina native will be donning all Louisville everything — hat, fire-suit, racecar — as he heads to the the Kentucky Speedway for a Sprint Cup Series race on June 29th. “This will certainly help my popularity with local fans that weekend,” Vickers said in a…

  2. Colorado State unveils a new court design

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    20130613-110111.jpg

    Colorado State’s basketball court got a fresh redesign this offseason, and on Thursday, we finally got a glimpse of what it looks like. The differences are relatively minor. The writing on the baseline now says Colorado State instead of Rams, and it’s in a new color. The Rams head at center court is now painted…

  3. Florida International’s postseason ban could provide three impact transfers

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware  Tymell Murphy

    On Tuesday afternoon, Florida International was one of the six schools that found themselves banned from postseason competition for the 2013-2014 season due to low APR scores. The Panthers have Isiah Thomas to thank for that one. And while I say that sarcastically about new head coach Anthony Evans’ program, there could end up being…

  4. Wichita State taking advantage of SEC’s tougher scheduling

    Jun 12, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    A couple of weeks ago we discussed the internal push that the SEC is making to try and shore up their weak non-conference schedules. Long story short: part of the reason that the SEC only managed to get three teams into the 2013 NCAA tournament — and one of the reasons that they had three…

  5. Report: No more Regional Finals to be played in domes

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    There’s no pulling the Final Four out of a dome. It’d be nice to get basketball played in a venue that’s, you know, built for basketball, but given the popularity of the sport and the fact that bringing in 70,000-plus people for college basketball’s final weekend isn’t a problem, cutting 75% of the available seats…

  6. The Atlantic 10 releases their league schedule for 2013-2014

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Atlantic 10 logo A-10 A 10

    The Atlantic 10 has released their league schedule for the 13 teams that will be members during the 2013-2014 season. The way it’s broken down is actually quite simple: each team in the conference will play a 16 game league schedule, with four home-and-home opponents and the other eight opponents being split into four road…

  7. Oregon State unveils a new, $15 million basketball facility

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    OSU Basketball Center

    Oregon State is the latest school in join in the college hoops arms race, as they unveiled the new OSU Basketball Center on Tuesday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gary Payton, AC Green, Jared Cunningham and head coach Craig Robinson were among the notable names in attendance. The deets?: The OSU Basketball Center is a 34,500-square-foot, four-story,…

  8. You want data on current DI head coaching tenures? We got it

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    Craig Robinson

    Patrick Stevens, a former newspaperman for the Washington Times that currently covers college sports in the DMV over at his website D1Scourse, put together a comprehensive list of the coaching tenures for all Division I head coaches. It’s yeoman’s work, especially when you consider that there are currently four Division I head coaches still working…

  9. Report: DePaul’s Donnavan Kirk headed back to Miami

    Jun 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Donnavan Kirk, Leon Tolksdorf

    Donnavan Kirk is headed back to Miami, where he will take part in his fifth season as a college hooper and, in all likelihood, end his career as one of the NCAA’s biggest headaches. Kirk’s had one of the more interesting careers that you’ll come across. A top 100 recruit in the Class of 2009,…

  10. Phil Cofer commits to Tennessee, where his dad played football

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    cuonzo-martin

    Tennessee added another piece to their Class of 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday as Phil Cofer announced that he had committed to the Vols on his twitter feed. Cofer is an athletic, 6-foot-8 power forward from Whitewater, GA. He’s ranked as the 141st recruit in the class by Rivals, but the folks at ESPN think…

  11. Why the Letter of Intent is awful: Richard Amardi loses scholarship to Iowa State

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

    Iowa State Cyclones head coach Hoiberg reacts to a call during their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Ohio State Buckeyes in Dayton

    By this point, everyone should know that the NCAA’s National Letter of Intent is the worst contract to sign in all of sports. The intention is good; the goal of the NLI is to end a player’s recruitment when he decides that he wants to go to a certain school. But the way that it…

  12. Jamari Traylor’s story, and why he’s so easy to root for

    Jun 11, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jamari Traylor, Derrick Nix, Denzel Valentine

    If there is anyone that you should be rooting for in college hoops, regardless of where your fan allegiance lies, it’s Kansas forward Jamari Traylor. His story has been told multiple times. To make a long story short (even though you should take the time to read one, or both of those links), Traylor found…

  13. Memphis to host the first AAC tournament

    Jun 11, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    @American_MBB

    It’s official: the inaugural tournament for the American Athletic Conference — the AAC for short, also known as the ‘old Big East’ — will be held in Memphis at the FedExForum. The conference’s twitter feed, in a stellar example of how to properly use social media, posted this at Noon ET: “We are very excited…

  14. Fresno State transfer Kevin Olekaibe to walk-on at UNLV, apply for hardship waiver

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Kevin Olekaibe, Anthony Drm

    One of the reasons that Katin Reinhardt made the decision to transfer out of UNLV last month was that head coach Dave Rice was going to be playing him primarily off the ball if he returned. That’s what happens when the Rebels have four other options at the point guard spot. They may have added…

  15. Report: Seton Hall’s Kevin Johnson to transfer, possibly back to west coast

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Jamil Wilson, Kevin Johnson

    Seton Hall’s front court took a hit on Monday, as Kevin Johnson will reportedly be leaving the program to transfer. According to ZagsBlog, Cal St. Northridge and San Diego State are two schools that could end up landing the Compton, CA, native. Johnson averaged just 2.5 points and 2.0 boards with the Pirates this past…

  16. Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleads guilty to felony drug charges

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Alex Abreu

    The legal saga for Akron point guard Alex Abreu has just about come to an end. He pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana, a third-degree felony. Abreu was given a two-year suspended sentence, 18 months of probation and a $5,000 fine that was waived as he signed a poverty affidavit. In short, Abreu got fairly…

  17. You could have applied to be a Georgetown assistant coach

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    Earlier today, we talked about the changing of the guard on John Thompson III’s staff at Georgetown. Mike Brennan (head coach at American), Kenya Hunter (associate head coach at Nebraska) and Scott Greenman (assistant coach at American) have all left the program. In their stead, Tavaras Hardy and Kevin Sutton have been hired as assistants,…

  18. Matt Derenbecker leaving Dayton, transferring closer to home

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    Matt Derenbecker

    Matt Derenbecker has decided to leave Dayton to transfer to a school closer to his Louisiana home. He began his college career at LSU. “I greatly appreciated my time in Dayton with coach Miller and the basketball staff,” Derenbecker said in a release provided by the school.  “They are genuinely interested in what is best…

  19. Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears leaves Auburn

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

    Jerome Seagears, Mikael Hopkins

    It’s been a rough spring for Jerome Seagears. First, video of Mike Rice, his then-head coach at Rutgers, found its way onto ESPN’s Outside The Lines, which resulted in Rice and his AD Tim Pernetti being fired by the University. As a result, Seagears made the decision to transfer out of the program, eventually settling…

  20. Nebraska hires Kenya Hunter away from Georgetown

    Jun 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Huskers.com

    Nebraska has hired Kenya Hunter as associate head coach, according to a release from the school. Hunter had previously been an assistant coach at Georgetown under John Thompson III. “I’m really excited to add Kenya Hunter to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas which will help the Huskers reach our…

  21. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended again

    Jun 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    On Monday afternoon, Florida announced that Scottie Wilbekin would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. No further details about the reason for the suspension were made available, but it is concerning as it’s the second time that Wilbekin has been suspended. He missed the first three games of last season as well.…

  22. The Class of 2016 has some athletes … oh my (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

    usa-logo-color1

    That’s a pretty solid dunk video, isn’t it? Now think about this: every single one of the kids in that video has just finished their freshman year in high school. Crazy, right? Most of them can’t even get a drivers license, yet they are throwing down 360s and Eastbays with ease after finishing up one…

  23. PHOTO: Charlie Coles on one of college basketball’s greatest staffs

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

    Miami (Ohio) athletics

    Charlie Coles, the former head coach at Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio), passed away on Friday. Coles was one of college basketball’s legendary characters, a man known more for press conferences like the one that he gave after his Redhawks lost at Rupp on a John Wall buzzer-beater than coaching the likes of Dan Majerle and…

  24. Kansas’ player development is nation’s best because Bill Self is selfish?

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Travis Releford, Bill Self

    John Calipari has built the Kentucky program into the HOV lane for high school prospects. To avoid the traffic jam that the one-and-done rule has turned college basketball into on their road to the NBA, those that are good enough simply take Coach Cal up on his offer. Spend one season in his hardcore, high-intensity…