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  1. Former Kentucky guard to sentenced to two years for sex abuse of a minor

    Aug 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Former Kentucky point guard Michael Porter was denied probation on Thursday, getting sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of sexual abuse of a minor. Porter was arrested in a sting operation last May that yielded evidence that he had sexual contact with a minor. The acts took place between…

  2. Devin Booker and his father show the changed landscape of recruiting

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT


    To get an idea of just how valued Devin Booker is as a basketball player, all you need to do is to take a glimpse at some of the programs that have offered him a scholarship. Duke. Florida. North Carolina. Michigan. Michigan State. Kentucky. The names don’t get bigger than that. Missouri has also offered…

  3. Fun with lists: the ‘most feared recruiters’ in the country

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    When it comes to building a program, head coaches are, generally speaking, the people that get all the credit. You hear about the success their career coaching record and you see infographics with how many NCAA tournaments they’ve reached. Their careers are valued on the merits of conference championships and how far they’ve gotten in…

  4. Report: Top 100 recruit Justin Coleman commits to Alabama

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT


    So much for UAB’s Fab Five. On Wednesday afternoon, Birmingham, AL, native Justin Coleman committed to play his college hoops for Alabama. Coleman is the No. 92 recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, despite being just 5-foot-10 and weighing in at 155 pounds. “I just made that decision today because I really…

  5. Tony Barbee opens up about Shaq Johnson’s dismissal

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Alabama Auburn Basketball

    Two weeks ago, Auburn head coach Tony Barbee dismissed Shaq Johnson from the team following an arrest for possession stemming from a late-night traffic stop. Johnson had started 21 games and averaged 5.3 points last season for the Tigers. He’s since transferred to Northwest Florida State. On Tuesday, Barbee opened up about why he took…

  6. Tai Webster ruled eligible at Nebraska

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Tim Miles

    Nebraska’s chances of making a run to finish in the top half of the Big Ten are slim this season and there isn’t much beyond Andrew Wiggins transferring that could change that fact, but on Tuesday evening, Tim Miles got some big news for the future of his program. Tai Webster has been ruled eligible…

  7. Indiana’s already sold 15,500 student season tickets, for 7,800 spots

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean watches in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

    You’d think with the resurgence that the Indiana program has undergone with Tom Crean as head coach, now would be a good time for basketball fans to be a student at IU. And it is, as long as you don’t have your heart set on attending every Hoosier home game. The student section capacity at…

  8. Moe Hicks leaving position on St. John’s staff

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT


    On Wednesday afternoon, St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin announced that Director of Basketball Operations Moe Hicks will return to coaching the high school ranks. “As the Director of Basketball Operations, Moe Hicks has been a valuable contributor to our program,” said Lavin. “We appreciate Moe’s efforts and wish him the best as he returns to his…

  9. No more Jack the Bulldog at Georgetown games?

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Syracuse v Georgetown

    Georgetown’s adorability at home games as they head into the new Big East received a crushing blow on Wednesday morning, as The Hoya — Georgetown’s student newspaper — is reporting that JJ has left school. JJ is Jack Jr., the one-and-a-half year old bulldog that was set to replace the now-retired Jack the Bulldog at…

  10. Georgetown, Oregon to kick off the season on November 8th in South Korea

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT


    For the first time in more than 30 years, a regular season college basketball game will be played in Asia. On November 8th, Georgetown and Oregon will be kicking off the season with a trip to Camp Humphreys, an Army base 45 miles south of Seoul, South Korea. “It will be a privilege to perform…

  11. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland, Devon Collier suspended indefinitely

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT


    Oregon State forwards Devon Collier and Eric Moreland were suspended indefinitely by head coach Craig Robinson on Tuesday afternoon, the school announced. The punishment stems from a violation of team rules. “They will be allowed to participate with the team in summer workouts and strength/conditioning activities while attending summer school classes,” the school said in…

  12. Top 100 recruit Phil Booth commits to Villanova

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT


    Jay Wright has added a second commitment in the Class of 2014, as Phil Booth committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday afternoon. “I am committed to be a student-athlete at the University of Villanova,” Booth tweeted. (We’re just going to go ahead and ignore the whole wrongly-named school thing.) Booth is a good get for…

  13. The 2013 College Basketball Hall of Fame class announced

    Jul 30, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT


    The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013 has been announced, and it includes five players, two coaches, two contributors and one team. The list of players is headlined by ‘The Big E’, Elvin Hayes. Houston’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, Hayes led the Cougars to Final Fours in 1967 and 1968 and…

  14. Tony Barbee’s charity golf event gives to scholarship fund for Korvotney Barber’s kids

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Tony Barbee

    Former Auburn star Korvotney Barber tragically passed away last week when he drowned in the waters off of Panama City’s beaches. Barber played for the Tigers from 2005-2009, having graduated prior to current head coach Tony Barbee’s arrival, but that hasn’t stopped Barbee from reaching out to the family to try and help. Barber has…

  15. Larry Bird to get a statue outside Indiana State’s Hulman Center

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT


    The most famous basketball player in the history of Indiana will be getting a statue placed outside the basketball arena at his alma mater, Indiana State. Larry Bird, who led the Sycamores to the 1979 national title games where he was outdueled by Michigan State’s Magic Johnson, will be back in Terre Haute on November…

  16. NC State hires alum Dereck Whittenburg to staff

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT


    North Carolina State brought a legend back into the program on Monday afternoon, as head coach Mark Gottfried officially hired Dereck Whittenburg as Senior Assistant to the Head Coach and Director of Player Development. Whittenburg is a 26-year veteran of the coaching ranks, having bounced around the country as an assistant before becoming head coach at…

  17. The travel isn’t the only stressful part of the recruiting process for elite high schoolers

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There has been plenty of discussion this July about just how exhausting the three week live recruiting period can be for players and the coaches, when they are either playing or evaluating at events across the country for 15 days in a 19-day span. The things players will do to earn a…

  18. Archie Goodwin on Kentucky’s new team: ‘just a matter of them meshing’

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

    Archie Goodwin, Alex Oriakhi, Keion Bell

    Three players that were members of Kentucky’s 2012-2013 team, which found its way out of the NIT in a first round loss at Robert Morris, were back in Lexington on Monday. Kyle Tucker, writing for USA Today, caught up with Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin, asking them about advice they would give to…

  19. John Calipari launches a clothing line

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    ST Brands

    John Calipari isn’t just a basketball coach. He’s an author, a motivational speaker, a small business owner (Froyo!) and now he’s a clothing designer. Yup, Cal has launched a clothing line called The Coach John Calipari Refuse to Lose Signature Series. It features “a number of high-performance shirts, shorts, sweatpants and collared shirts that are…

  20. Bracket for the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis on NBCSN released

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT


    The bracket for the Battle 4 Atlantis, which will be aired on the NBC Sports Network, has been released. The games will be played over a three-day stretch, beginning on Thanksgiving, at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. While the event will not feature the same level of talent as last year’s tournament, which was…

  21. Report: Kevin Bright goes pro, Vandy’s 2012 recruiting class all gone

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Vanderbilt v Ole Miss - SEC Semifinals

    Vandy suffered a blow on Monday afternoon, as rising sophomore Kevin Bright has signed with the Fraport Skyliners, a professional team in Frankfurt, Germany. If you can read German, you can check out the press release here. Bright, a 6-foot-5 combo-guard that grew up in Germany, averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 boards for the Commodores…

  22. Report: Former Bruce Pearl assistant Jason Shay has been hired at North Dakota

    Jul 29, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT


    Earlier this month, news trickled out that former Tennessee assistant Jason Shay had received a job offer from a program in the Big Sky conference. On Monday, that news became real, as Shay has been hired by North Dakota, according to a report from Gary Parrish of Shay had spent the past two seasons…

  23. Malik Price-Martin commits to USC

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    USA Basketball

    Andy Enfield has landed a couple of transfers since he’s taken over the USC program and brought #DunkCity out west. If you ask Tim Floyd, he’ll probably tell you that Enfield has all-but earned himself a commitment from Isaac Hamilton, the UTEP-signee. But on Sunday, Enfield finally landed his first commitment in the Class of…

  24. An Atlanta-based AAU team wore ‘I Am Trayvon’ shirts in Vegas tourney (PHOTO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Matt Norlander

    That’s quite a statement for a group of 16 and 17 year old basketball players to make. “There was no negativity that I was aware of. Everything I got was positive,” Game Elite coach Ryan Falker told the Dagger. “The biggest point we were trying to make, and the kids understand this, is that could…

  25. FGCU hits on Miesha Tate, MMA fighter, and fail (VIDEO)

    Jul 27, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    FGCU’s marvelous run to the Sweet 16 earned them a nomination for the ESPYs last weekend, but it didn’t go quite as well as they would have hoped. In the video above, you’ll see ex-#DunkCity member Sherwood Brown — with the dreadlocks — say to Tate “I would love to take a piece of that,…