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  1. Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd underwent surgery for a broken nose

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT


    Oregon head coach Dana Altman revealed some potentially significant news on Wednesday afternoon. Johnathan Loyd, who has been the starting point guard for the Ducks for the majority of the season, broke his nose on Tuesday during a rebounding drill. “He caught an elbow and it was just an accident, so he missed practice yesterday,” Altman…

  2. No. 23 Ohio State’s loss to Penn State puts them in deeper hole

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Penn State v Ohio State

    It’s officially time to be worried if you’re an Ohio State fan. On Wednesday night, the No. 23 Buckeyes lost at home in overtime to Penn State, 71-70. It’s their fifth loss in six games, which has dropped them to 3-5 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are better than they get credit for…

  3. Chris Walker saga a best-case scenario for Florida?

    Jan 29, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Florida’s highly-touted but yet-to-be-seen freshman Chris Walker has been cleared by the NCAA, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of “I appreciate all the support from UF, Coach Donovan and my teammates, and I’m looking forward to helping the team any way I can,” Walker said in a statement released by the school.…

  4. South Alabama-Georgia State postponed until Monday

    Jan 29, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

    Ron Hunter

    And yet another victim of the snowstorm that hit the south on Tuesday. Georgia State’s home game with South Alabama was postponed from Thursday night until Monday night, February 3rd. From a release Wednesday afternoon: “Current weather and road conditions are prohibiting the South Alabama men’s team from traveling to Atlanta. Conditions do not look…

  5. Southern snowstorm affecting broadcast of games in Georgia

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Dai-Jon Parker, Eric McClellan, Trae Golden

    An untimely snowstorm that hit the southern US on Tuesday is going to cause problems for hoops fans looking to watching games played in Georgia on Wednesday night. ESPN2’s broadcast of North Carolina and Georgia Tech has been cancelled, while the Vanderbilt-Georgia game will only be available to stream on As of now, both…

  6. Louisville’s Jones to play, Cincy’s Jackson game-time decision for Thursday

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

    Justin Jackson

    Perhaps the most interesting game of the week takes place on Thursday evening as No. 13 Cincinnati will pay a visit to No. 12 Louisville. Cincinnati has been the best team in the AAC to date, sitting pretty with an 8-0 record in league play. Louisville was the favorite heading into the season, however, and…

  7. Air Force will be without leading scorer Tre Coggins this week

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    Air Force v UNLV

    Air Force left home starting point guard and leading scorer Tre Coggins at home as they departed on a road trip that will take them to Boise State and Nevada. The news was first reported by Brett Briggeman of The Gazette. Coggins was suspended by head coach Dave Pilipovich for failing to live up to…

  8. Four Robert Morris players suspended for a year

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Robert Morris

    On Friday, Robert Morris announced that four players, including freshmen Jeremiah Worthem and Britton Lee, would be suspended indefinitely for violations of university rules. The school wouldn’t specify the nature of the violations, but on Wednesday, they did go into detail regarding the length of the suspensions: one year. “No criminal charges will be filed in…

  9. Delaware suspends two key players for at least a month

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    On Wednesday afternoon, Delaware announced the suspension of Jarvis Threat and Marvin King-Davis for separate, unrelated violations of Athletics Department policies. The suspensions will keep them out through February, if not longer. “This athletics department has very high and very clear expectations of our student-athletes,” Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady said…

  10. Kentucky’s got the talent, but here’s why they will not win a title this year

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Back in December, when Kentucky got dropped by North Carolina on their visit to Chapel Hill, I wrote this column and this sidebar taking stock of Kentucky’s status and potential this season. I think it’s worth revisiting now. If you don’t feel like reading through 1,000 words of two month-old writing, here’s a summary of…

  11. Wednesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Iowa State-Kansas, top two teams on the road

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

    kansas iowa state

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 16 Iowa State at No. 6 Kansas, 9:00 p.m. Iowa State was one of the nation’s most intriguing teams earlier this season, but since Big 12 play started, they’ve fallen off a bit. DeAndre Kane injured his ankle. There was a three-game losing. There was the home loss to (you…

  12. Atlanta gridlock strands North Carolina at the airport

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Auburn and Alabama weren’t the only teams that had their schedule affected by the storm that “pummeled” the south with two or three inches of snow. North Carolina flew into Atlanta Tuesday night for their Wednesday night game against Georgia Tech, but thanks to the gridlock on Atlanta highways, they couldn’t get a bus from…

  13. Auburn-Alabama game postponed due to “snow”

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

    SNOW Day 2014

    Alabama’s visit to Auburn for the hoops version of the Iron Bowl has been postponed from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening. “After consulting with the Southeastern Conference it has been determined that the men’s basketball game between Auburn University and the University of Alabama has been postponed until Thursday due to wintery weather across the…

  14. LSU finally shows up, smacks around No. 11 Kentucky

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

    Kentucky v LSU

    Where has this LSU team been all season? Seriously. Why have the Tigers shown up and played like this every night out? Why are they losing at Alabama and at Ole Miss? Why did they get drubbed by Tennessee and lose to Rhode Island in the very same building that they mollywhopped No. 11 Kentucky?…

  15. Once again, No. 15 Iowa loses a close game to an elite opponent

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:19 PM EDT

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    For the fifth time this season, No. 15 Iowa blew a great chance to pick up a season-defining win. They lost to Villanova in overtime in a game they led by nine at the half. They lost at Iowa State is a game they led by double figures late in the first half and lost…

  16. Missouri wins at Arkansas heading into biggest week of their season

    Jan 28, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT

    Jabari Brown

    Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown both finished with 24 points and Jordan Clarkson chipped in with 11 points and six assists  as Missouri went into Bud Walton Arena and pulled off one of the most surprising wins of the SEC season, beating Arkansas 75-71. This was a huge win for Missouri as they try to…

  17. Tuesday’s Pregame Shootaround: Big Ten battle, Kentucky in the Bayou

    Jan 28, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

    Roy Devyn Marble, Lenzelle Smith

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 7 Michigan State at No. 15 Iowa, 7:00 p.m. Two weeks ago, Iowa was the trendy pick to win the Big Ten. Then the Hawkeyes lost to Michigan and ceded that title to the Wolverines. In fact, while Iowa may be one of the most talented teams in the country,…

  18. The NCAA responds to Northwestern’s attempts to unionize

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Earlier on Tuesday, reports surfaced about the attempts being made by Northwestern football players to unionize. It only took the NCAA a couple of hours to respond, as Donald Remy, the Chief Legal Officer, released the following statement: “This union-backed attempt to turn student-athletes into employees undermines the purpose of college: an education. Student-athletes are…

  19. Good at Rock-Paper-Scissors? You could get free tickets to a Navy game

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT


    Navy is putting together one of the more creative promotions I can remember. Any fans that show up to Wednesday’s battle between Navy and Boston University will have a chance to win free tickets to the game if they can beat Navy’s mascot, Bill the Goat, in Rock-Paper-Scissors. Already have a ticket? Well, if you…

  20. Report: Illinois State’s John Jones out for six weeks with a broken foot

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    Illinois State’s front line got even smaller on Tuesday. John Jones will be out for six weeks after breaking a bone in his foot, according to Jim Benson, who covers Illinois State for the Pantagraph. Dan Muller said John Jones has broken foot and had surgery. Out at least 6 weeks. #isuhoops — Jim Benson…

  21. Xavier suspends reserve forward Jalen Reynolds indefinitely

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Marquette v Xavier

    On Tuesday afternoon, Xavier head coach Chris Mack announced that Jalen Reynolds has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team. “All of our players have responsibilities greater than basketball,” Mack said, according to Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Any time those responsibilities are not given the appropriate attention, the first thing eliminated to allow…

  22. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Since 1997-1998, no college basketball player has averaged 24.5 points, 7.2 boards and shot 43.0% from beyond the arc. In NBA history, no player that has shot more than 15 threes in a season has averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 boards and shot 43.0% from three. Right now, McDermott is averaging 24.3…

  23. Report: Northwestern football players take first step towards unionization

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Kain Colter

    This doesn’t have anything to do with basketball, or even basketball players, but according to a report from Tom Farrey, a reporter for’s Outside The Lines, Northwestern football players have filed the paperwork to request to be represented by a union. In other words, they are formally requesting to be identified as employees. Ramogi…

  24. Lewis Preston’s leave of absence from Kennesaw State to last the season

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT


    Lewis Preston will not return to the Kennesaw State bench until the start of the 2014-2015 season, the school announced on Tuesday. Preston took a leave of absence from coaching the Owls for “medical and personal reasons” on January 2nd as Jimmy Lallathin took over in the interim. This is his third season as the head coach…

  25. Report: Australian phenom Dante Exum to sign with agent, skip college

    Jan 28, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT


    It’s now official: Australian phenom Dante Exum will be skipping college and entering the NBA Draft. The news was first reported by Chad Ford of He will sign with Rob Pelinka, an agent that also represents Kobe Bryant, James Harden and Andre Drummond. Exum is the son of Cecil Exum, a former North Carolina…