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  1. Boston College could surprise some teams in the ACC next season

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    UNION, N.J. — The ACC is on its way to becoming the best conference in college basketball. Duke and North Carolina, pending the status of PJ Hairston, are perennial Final Four favorites, and that’s going to be no different this season. Bring Syracuse into the mix this season gives the league yet another annual title…

  2. Top 100 recruit Sandy Cohen has 13 offers, but one program is standing out

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone mentions the name Sandy Cohen, the first thought for most people will be of the dad with the bushy eyebrows from the shortlived-yet-fantastic TV series ‘The OC’. That may not change any time soon, but college basketball fans may want to begin acquainting themselves with a 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour,…

  3. Brad Stevens’ departure to Boston isn’t doomsday for the Butler program

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Butler was good before Brad Stevens got there. In the wake of the news that the now-former Butler head coach has taken on the role of being Doc Rivers’ replacement with the Boston Celtics, that’s the most important fact to remember here. Brad Stevens made Butler a national phenomenon by taking them to back-to-back title…

  4. Looking Back: The 2005 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  5. Brad Stevens leaving Butler to coach the Boston Celtics

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens is leaving Butler to become the next head coach of the Boston Celtics, the school announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home…

  6. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser still isn’t 100% healthy

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Josh Gasser

    Back in October, just days after Boy Ryan announced that he would have the unenviable task of replacing Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin’s starting point guard, Josh Gasser blew out his knee. But this wasn’t just a simple torn ACL, which is why Gasser is still a couple of months away from returning to the court…

  7. Leonard Hamilton inks a rich contract extension through 2017

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee until 2017, the school announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely thankful to President Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place…

  8. Gary Harris is healthy, and that’s a scary thought for Big Ten teams

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  “I wanna do whatever I can to help my team win.” That’s how Michigan State guard Gary Harris described his mindset heading into the summer, and it’s a mindset that everyone paying attention should believe. Harris played the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the…

  9. Boston Globe: Fred Hoiberg a potential target for the Celtics job

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Back in May, when all of up college hoop heads were looking for something — anything — to write about, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf penned a piece on Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg had just signed a new contract with the Cyclones, one in which he has a $2 million buyout if he leaves…

  10. The Harrisons and James Young won’t be at Kentucky this summer

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    The back court portion of Kentucky’s heralded 2013 recruiting class was in Lexington last weekend, but they won’t remain on campus all summer. James Young, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison weren’t able to register for Kentucky’s summer session. But don’t worry, Big Blue Nation, this isn’t a Donte Clark situation. The Harrisons didn’t graduate from…

  11. Looking Back: The 2003 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  12. Report: Donte Clark denied admission by Virginia Tech

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Donte Clark, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who was supposed to enroll at Virginia Tech for the 2013-2014 season, has been denied admission into the school, according to a report from Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times. Berman wrote that Clark was denied admission “for academic reasons regarding his GPA and SAT”, and that he won’t…

  13. Creighton’s Gibbs Grant-ed a sixth year of eligibility (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    Creighton got some great news on Tuesday afternoon as the NCAA officially ruled that Grant Gibbs would be given a sixth-year of eligibility. Gibbs averaged 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.1 boards for the Bluejays last season, the second straight year that he led the Missouri Valley in assists. Creighton is 57-14 with Gibbs in…

  14. Is Syracuse thinking about ditching the Carrier Dome?

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The Carrier Dome is approaching its 33rd birthday as the home venue for Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse games, and for the same reasons that folks around town have been speculating about how much longer Jim Boeheim will remain with the program, questions seem to be percolating about how much longer the Dome will remain.…

  15. Kim Mulkey suspended for Baylor’s next tournament game

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    NCAA Women's Championship Game - Notre Dame v Baylor

    In a seemingly unprecedented move, the NCAA has suspended Kim Mulkey, the head coach of the Baylor women’s basketball team, for the first game of their next NCAA tournament appearance for comments that she made after the Bears were upset by Louisville in the Sweet 16 last season. “The committee unanimously felt that the behavior…

  16. Butler Blue III, aka Trip, training for the move to the Big East (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Is that the cutest pup you’ve ever seen or what?

  17. Looking Back: The 2001 Recruiting Class

    Jul 2, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  18. At the crossroads of a career, is Marshall Henderson ready to make a change?

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marshall Henderson was the leading scorer in the SEC, averaging 20.1 points, and was one of just 16 players to average more than 20 points last season. Erick Green of Virginia Tech was the only other player in that category to play for a team in one of the six power conferences.…

  19. Ohio State’s non-conference schedule isn’t all that impressive

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Kansas Ohio St Basketball

    Ohio State has released their non-conference schedule. And, well, it’s not exactly awe-inspiring. Take a look: Nov. 9 Morgan State Nov. 12 Ohio University Nov. 16 @ Marquette Nov. 20 American University Nov. 25 Wyoming Nov. 29 North Florida Dec. 4 Maryland Dec. 7 Central Connecticut State Dec. 11 Bryant Dec. 14 North Dakota State…

  20. Kyle Wiltjer could end up staying at Kentucky, redshirting

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Kyle Wiltjer, Mike McFadden

    Kyle Wiltjer doesn’t want to leave Kentucky, it seems. The 6-foot-9 forward received a release last month to look into transferring and has already taken a visit to Gonzaga to check out the facilities and the program. But just because Wiltjer is doing his due diligence and looking into his options doesn’t mean that he’s…

  21. A complete breakdown of conference realignment for 2013-2014

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    You know all that talk about conference realignment and schools joining new conferences and new conferences appearing out of thin air? Remember how the Big 12 almost died and the original Big East did die before spawning a pair of shiny new conferences? Well, quite a bit of that takes effect today, July 1st, 2013.…

  22. Looking Back: The 1999 Recruiting Class

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Joe Johnson

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  23. Looking Back: An Introduction

    Jul 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Oladipo from the UNLV greets NBA Commissioner Stern on stage after being selected by the Magic as the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    Starting on July 10th, the first of three five-day live-recruiting periods kicks off. What that means is that from July 10th-14th, the 17th-21st and the 24th-28th, anywhere that a high school-level basketball event is taking place, Division I head coaches are allowed to be in attendance scouting. Since all the coaches are allowed to be…

  24. Aaron Craft ready to play more of an attacking role

    Jun 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    UNION, N.J. — The knock on Ohio State for much of the 2012-2013 season was that they relied far too much on Deshaun Thomas on the offensive end of the floor. They didn’t have a second option, and on the nights when Thomas wasn’t hitting his shots, the Buckeyes weren’t winning games. That changed down…