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  1. Former Michigan State center now an anti-bullying spokesman

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Former Michigan State big man Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with autism as a kid and spent much of his time in middle and high school being bullied. Now that he’s officially a former Spartan, Ianni’s new role is as the Anti-Bullying Public Awareness Advocate for the Autism Alliance of Michigan. His message? Not only is…

  2. Kentucky adds a walk-on for this season

    Jun 5, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Kentucky added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as EJ Floreal committed to the school. Well, committed may not be the correct term here. Floreal will be walking on. He’s the son of UK track coach Edrick Floreal. Floreal played out in California for three seasons before transferring to Dunbar HS in Lexington for his…

  3. Marvin Bagley III is a seventh grader with scholarship offers, and that’s a problem

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Marvin Bagley III, a 6-foot-8 forward that hails from Phoenix, just picked up a scholarship offer from Arizona State, according to reports. It’s the second scholarship offer that Bagley has, as another in-state program, Northern Arizona, reportedly offered him as well. Let’s sidestep the whole ‘Are those really scholarship offers?‘ issue for a second and…

  4. Michigan State couldn’t have picked a better time for their ‘best summer ever’

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Michigan State had a pretty good year in 2012-2013. They won 27 games and finished tied for second in a loaded Big Ten despite losing four of their last five games against the five ranked teams in their league. And while Tom Izzo has cultivated a program where expectations run high year-in and year-out, the…

  5. It appears as if Zach Price is transferring from Louisville

    Jun 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Zach Price, a 6-foot-10 center that averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 boards for Louisville as a sophomore, appears to be transferring out of the program. After Price posted, and promptly deleted, a couple of ominous tweets on Friday night, head coach Rick Pitino was asked about them on Tuesday at a press conference for his…

  6. Dante Exum highlights the list of notable names at 2013 Adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The rosters have been released for the 2013 Adidas Eurocamp, which is more-or-less an NBA Draft camp for some of Europe’s top basketball prospects. This year’s event — which, as always, is being held in Treviso, Italy, and will be covered by our blogging brethren Pro Basketball Talk — features four names that will be…

  7. PHOTO: Rick Pitino gets his Maker’s Mark bottle

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Rick Pitino’s specialty Maker’s Mark bottle has arrived: Commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle featuring UofL Coach Rick Pitino will benefit UofL’s Academic Center of Excellence twitter.com/KKcards/status… — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) June 4, 2013 12,600 of these bottles will be made, with the Kentucky-based bourbon producer giving $500,000 to Louisville’s academic center. You can find Rob on…

  8. Former Auburn guard Varez Ward indicted in point-shaving scandal

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Former Auburn guard Varez Ward has been indicted on two counts in federal court for conspiracy to defraud and bribery in a sports contest. Translation: Ward was indicted for shaving points while a member of the Tigers. (You can read the indictment here) Ward was suspended along with then-teammate Chris Denson on February 25th, 2012,…

  9. Joe Glynn, forward for D-II’s Bentley, dies during men’s league game

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Tragic news coming out of Boston today, as Joey Glynn, a 6-foot-6 freshman forward for Bentley, has passed away after collapsing on the court during a game. He was playing in a Watertown Men’s League game on Monday night at Saltonstall Park when he collapsed. “There was no physical contact at all,” teammate Michael Crotty Jr.…

  10. Report: Missouri transfer Michael Dixon commits to Memphis

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon has found a landing spot at Memphis, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon averaged 13.5 points as a junior during the 2011-2012 season, but was suspended in October prior to the 2012-2013 season. Eventually, news came out that Dixon had twice been accused of sexual assault…

  11. Larry Brown’s impressive coaching tree at Kansas

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

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    As much as we like to rate coaches based on the wins and the losses that they accumulate over the course of their careers, perhaps the best way to truly evaluate a coach’s ability as a teacher is to look at his coaching tree. A coaching tree is an awful lot like a family tree,…

  12. Two months later and Kevin Ware is healthy enough to shoot?

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

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    I know it seems like forever ago, but it has only been 64 days since Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome, compound fracture against Duke during Louisville’s run to the 2013 national title. Do the math. That’s just a shade over two months since Ware lay on his back with the bone sticking out of the…

  13. Patric Young, Will Yeguete befriend three-year old cancer patient

    Jun 3, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    University of Florida center Patric Young and University of Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe battle for the ball during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    Florida forwards Patric Young and Will Yeguete have both spent time in the hospital this offseason. Young underwent ankle surgery while Yeguete had another procedure done on his knee. I’m sure that their time there was anything but pleasant, but it almost certainly was better than Kaedyn Ballew’s hospital visits. Ballew is a three-year old, Ocala,…

  14. USA Basketball announces training camp roster for World University Games

    Jun 3, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    USA Basketball has released the training camp roster for the World University Games. A total of 29 college hoopers — all of whom, except for Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Purdue’s AJ Hammons, are heading into their junior or senior season — will be trying out for the 12 spots on the USA roster. The tryouts…

  15. Assigned Reading: Brad Wolverton on Elwyn McRoy’s coaching journey

    Jun 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    The life of a basketball coach seems like it’s glamourous. And at times it is, particularly if you’re coaching at a level where you travel on private jets, network with millionaire boosters and play every game on ESPN. But for the majority of coaches in college basketball, that’s not the case. Most spend their days…

  16. Karl Towns Jr., the next … Randy Johnson?

    Jun 3, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

    Karl Towns

    If you’re a college basketball coach, I can’t imagine there is much out there that is more disconcerting that finding out that one of your star recruits is considering picking up another sport for his senior season. When you’re John Calipari and that recruit just so happens to be Karl Towns Jr., one of the…

  17. Oklahoma City tornadoes too close to home for Tennessee’s Josh Richardson

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Like everyone else, I’ve spent the past two weeks glued to the coverage of the deadly tornado outbreaks in the Oklahoma City area. It’s heartbreaking and terrifying to watch from a distance, so I can only imagine what Edmond, OK, native and Tennessee forward Josh Richardson is going through. Edmond is located just a couple…

  18. Hofstra formally adds two graduate transfers

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Niagra v Notre Dame

    Hofstra formally announced the addition of two fifth-year transfers on Monday morning: Zeke Upshaw from Illinois State and Dion Nesmith from Monmouth. Both will be eligible to play immediately. “Zeke and Dion will be very important pieces on our team in 2013-14 and will have a chance to make significant contributions to the squad,” head…

  19. Nine-year old Joshua Brown, St. Louis’ biggest fan, passed away

    Jun 3, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

    Mike McCall Jr.

    Joshua Brown, a nine-year old cancer patient that had befriended the St. Louis basketball team during the 2012-2013 season, passed away over the weekend. Brown had been connected with the Billikens through a program called Friends of Jaclyn that links children with brain tumors to college sports teams. He had suffered from glioblastoma multiforme. Brown was…

  20. DePaul’s new arena makes even less sense than we originally thought

    May 30, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Oliver Purnell

    When plans to build a new arena for DePaul using $100 million of taxpayer money were first announced a couple of weeks ago, the universal reaction was, more or less, “WTF”? Thanks to some digging done by Danny Ecker of ChicagoBusiness.com, that plan makes even less sense. To make a long story short, DePaul is…

  21. SoCon to add ETSU, Mercer and VMI

    May 30, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The Southern Conference announced on Thursday afternoon that have extended invitations to East Tennessee State, Mercer and VMI to join the conference on July 1st, 2014. ETSU and Mercer have both accepted the invitations, and VMI is expected to formally accept it on Friday. “The addition of these three institutions will solidify the Southern Conference…

  22. Report: UNLV transfer Katin Reinhardt is headed to USC

    May 30, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    In a move that surprised exactly no one, former UNLV guard Katin Reinhardt has decided to transfer to USC. Reinhardt originally committed to the Trojans when he was in high school. The news was first reported by Hoopsworld earlier this week. Reinhardt is a talented player, ranking among the top 50 recruits coming out of…

  23. The SEC is trying to improve their basketball, and that’s a good thing

    May 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The SEC was awful last season. Three NCAA bids from a 14-team power conference is, frankly, unacceptable. Some of that isn’t necessarily the league’s issue, as Kentucky, the one blueblood program among the SEC ranks, had a a down year, getting knocked out in the first round of the NIT by Robert Morris. The league…

  24. Buffalo is the latest school to get a new court

    May 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    The University of Buffalo is the latest program to unveil a new, unique court design this offseason. And if we’re being honest, I love the simplicity of it: There are no breaking waves or forests or national monuments or anything. It’s just a basketball court, with the name of the university and a picture of…

  25. The latest on the disaster that is Rutgers’ athletic department

    May 30, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Rutgers athletic department is a train wreck, and I’m not simply talking about the fact that every decision that they have made over the course of the last six month has been the wrong one. It’s so ugly, yet I can’t look away. I keep waiting for the next bombshell. If you need a refresher,…