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  1. Hofstra basketball loses three more players, two graduates and one transfer

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT


    In the wake of head coach Mo Cassara being fired by Hofstra, the Pride announced on Tuesday that three players had decided to leave the program. DaQuan Brown, who averaged just 2.7 points last season and was a second team member of the CAA’s all-academic team, will graduate. As will Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who will be…

  2. Mike Rice Firing: How Eric Murdock’s departure set off chain reaction

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Mike Rice

    Here’s the sad part about Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice being fired: if video never surfaces, then he still has a job. And why did the video surface? Because whatever spat that Rice got into with former staff member Eric Murdock couldn’t be resolved cordially. Murdock did not have his contract renewed by the…

  3. How common is Mike Rice’s behavior?

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT


    By now, you’ve probably heard: Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired over the video that was given to ESPN’s Outside The Lines by Eric Murdoch, a former NBA player and Rutgers staff member. That video, which can be seen here, depicts Rice acting in an unacceptable manner towards the players he coaches.…

  4. Kevin Ware is going to Atlanta for the Final Four

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    He’s home. Believe it or not, a day and a half after undergoing surgery to repair his mangled lower leg after suffering the most gruesome injury that we’ve ever seen on a basketball court, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was back with his teammates. His brothers, as he calls them. Ware suffered the injury in Sunday night’s…

  5. Rio Adams to transfer, Jayhawk bench mob takes a devastating hit

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Iowa State v Kansas

    Freshman guard Anrio Adams will be transferring out of the Kansas program, according to his twitter feed: I’m transferring to another school and will be getting released Tomorrow…. I love this team no matter what !!! I’ve learned a lot here!! — AnrioAdams (@WarLordRio) April 3, 2013 Bill Self confirmed the news. Adams struggled to…

  6. VIDEO: A title winning buzzer-beater? Don’t mind if I do …

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    CIT E Carolna Weber St Basketball

    That right there is video of Akeem Richmond (at the 1:15 mark) hitting a three at the buzzer to give East Carolina the championship of the Tournament, beating Weber State 77-74 in Ogden, UT. The Pirates blew a seven point halftime lead and found themselves down 71-65 with just under three minutes left, but…

  7. Syracuse and Louisville provide a reminder of what we messed up

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Pitino Boeheim

    It would be real easy for me to sit down and pen a column about the fact that the Big East has sent to ACC teams, Syracuse (who leaves after the season) and Louisville (who will spend one more year in the league before bouncing) to the Final Four. I could write that in my…

  8. Report: Jimmy Patsos is the new head coach at Siena

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament -  Loyola v Ohio State

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to Mark Singelais of the Times Union, Jimmy Patsos has been hired as the new head coach at Siena. Patsos joins the Saints from Loyola (MD), where he spent the past nine seasons after more than a decade on Gary Williams’ staff at Maryland. Patsos…

  9. John Beilein, a throwback head coach in the Final Four

    Apr 2, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein celebrates after defeating the Florida Gators in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Jim Boeheim and Rick Pitino are living legends. Boeheim is a hall of famer with more than 900 wins and a career that has spanned five decades, with Final Fours coming in four of them. Rick Pitino has taken three different programs to the Final Four, he’s won a national title and he put together…

  10. UPDATED: Mike Rice used gay slur, physically assaulted players (VIDEO)

    Apr 2, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT


    Outside The Lines aired the video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice’s coaching tactics on Tuesday afternoon, and it was quite damning. He repeatedly manhandled players, pushing and shoving and pulling them by their jersey. He fired balls at his players, including one instance where it appears that he threw a ball at one player’s head.…

  11. Negus Webster-Chan, Dominique Bull transferring out of Missouri

    Apr 2, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

    Charles Carmouche, Negus Webster-Chan

    Missouri got some bad news on Tuesday afternoon as two players have opted to transfer out of the program. Freshmen Negus Webster-Chan and Dominique Bull will be heading elsewhere to continue their collegiate careers. Bull was a stretch for head coach Frank Haith. He’s more of a mid-major level player, and probably never would have…

  12. VIDEO: The McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest was sick

    Apr 2, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    There are times where the dunk contest for the McDonald’s all-american game can end up being a bust. Not this year. Because there are some full-blooded freaks of nature in the Class of 2013, and Andrew Wiggins, Aaron Gordon and Chris Walker showcased their athleticism last night. Walker won the contest. Wiggins probably was the…

  13. Aaron Gordon to Arizona makes them a 2014 title favorite

    Apr 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Sean Miller has added another piece to an already loaded roster for 2013, as Aaron Gordon, a top five talent and the most athletic player in the Class of 2013, committed to Arizona this afternoon. “I hope Tucson is celebrating because I’m about to be an Arizona Wildcat,” the 6-foot-9 forward said at a press…

  14. Tulsa officially joining the soon-to-be-renamed Big East in 2014

    Apr 2, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Danny Manning

    The Big East put out a release today announcing that Tulsa will become an all-sports member of the conference as of July 1st, 2014. To clarify, Tulsa is not joining the Catholic 7, which will be splitting off from the Big East and bringing the name along with them. Tulsa is joining the remnants of…

  15. Report: ESPN to air video of Mike Rice throwing balls at his players’ heads

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

    Mike Rice

    Back in December, Mike Rice was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 by Rutgers for what the Athletic Department termed a violation of policy. At that time, reports surfaced that Rice was being punished for his behavior during practices. His use of profanity and abusive language was a problem, but the real red flag…

  16. Andy Enfield risky choice for USC, but it’s worth the gamble

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    Andy Enfield

    Andy Enfield got hired by USC because he won two games in the NCAA tournament as a No. 15 seed. There’s no disputing that. If Georgetown had beaten Florida Gulf Coast, or if Dunk City had gotten slotted in Duke’s region instead of the Hoyas, Enfield would still be at Florida Gulf Coast. No one…

  17. VIDEO: Joe Theismann on Ware: ‘I was sickened to my stomach’

    Apr 2, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    Kevin Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered a gruesome leg injury during Sunday’s Midwest Regional final, had successful surgery on his leg Sunday night. He’s expected to resume his basketball career at Louisville next season.

  18. Wichita State, better when they’re the underdog?

    Apr 1, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    Wichita State is the latest in a long line of recent Cinderellas that have played their way into the Final Four. It started with George Mason in 2006, when the Patriots made a run to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed. It continued in 2011, when No. 11 seed VCU reached the Final…

  19. Texas Tech denies report that Tubby Smith has agreed to be new coach

    Apr 1, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    Tubby Smith

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to a report from the AP, Tubby Smith has agreed to terms with Texas Tech to become the next head coach at the school: Tubby Smith has agreed to terms to become the head coach at Texas Tech, sources tell AP. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski)…

  20. Does Gary Harris need surgery on his shoulder?

    Apr 1, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    Gary Harris missed two games earlier this season with a shoulder injury, and while the former high school football star played well late in the season for Michigan State, there is a chance that the freshman may have to go under the knife this offseason. From the Detroit Free Press: Izzo said Harris will hear…

  21. Report: Rodney Purvis to transfer from NC State

    Apr 1, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

    Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis

    According to Joe Giglio, an NC State beat-writer, Rodney Purvis will announce that he is transferring out of NC State this afternoon, the ninth player to transfer out of the program since 2010. Purvis started 23 of the first 25 games for the Wolfpack, but he was demoted to the bench for the last 10.…

  22. Final Four Preview: What you need to know about Wichita State

    Apr 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Wichita State

    The most surprising thing about Wichita State’s run to the Final Four isn’t that they were able to overcome a 5-5 finish to the regular season after starting out the year 15-1. The most surprising part is that the Shockers were talented enough to make that kind of a run early in the season. Gregg…

  23. Burke, Porter headline AP All-America team

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The AP announced their all-american teams on Monday afternoon, and there were no surprises on the first team. Trey Burke and Otto Porter were the leading vote-getters, while Kelly Olynyk, Doug McDermott and Victor Oladipo rounded out the first team. McDermott was a first-team selection last year as well, the 51st player to earn such…

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