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  1. Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos ready to embrace a larger role next season

    Jun 27, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Portland v Gonzaga

    UNION, N.J. — Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos will be returning to school for his junior season in 2013-2014, but that doesn’t change the fact that Thursday’s 2013 NBA Draft will be quite meaningful for native of Ontario. Teammate and countryman Kelly Olynyk has a chance to be a lottery pick. Fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett…

  2. Report: Bill Raftery to team with Gus Johnson for Fox Big East games

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Ladies and gentlemen, our dream has come true. Bill Raftery is leaving ESPN to join Fox Sports 1, according to a report from Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead. The news was announced in a press release as well. The dream isn’t that Raftery is leaving ESPN, because his presence alongside Sean McDonough and Jay…

  3. Rodney Hood injures Achilles’, extent unknown

    Jun 27, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    The two biggest reasons that Duke is once again considered a Final Four threat and a favorite to win a very strong ACC are incoming freshman Jabari Parker and rising sophomore Rasheed Sulaimon. But two players won’t be enough to get the Blue Devils all that far in a season that many believe is as…

  4. Report: Auburn transfer Jordan Price headed to La Salle

    Jun 27, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

    Jordan Price

    Auburn transfer Jordan Price has committed to La Salle, according to a report from Jon Rothstein, and he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014-2015. Price averaged 5.4 points as a freshman at Auburn, but after missing a month in the middle of the season, Price never returned to form. He scored…

  5. Alex Len defends Maryland’s medical treatment on his ankle

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    Over the weekend, a seemingly innocuous interview between Alex Len and Grantland’s duo of Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose became a big deal when Len said that he played “half of the season” hurt and that Maryland didn’t do an MRI on his ankle until after the season was over. That would have been a…

  6. Wichita State associate AD reprimanded for tourney outburst

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    Wichita State Shockers' Baker celebrates while cutting down part of the net after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Three months after the fact, the NCAA is finally taking action against those that broke their rules during the NCAA tournament. With verbal reprimands. First, it was Bill Self getting punished for going all fists of fury on the scorer’s table. Then, it was Marshall Henderson feeling the wrath of an NCAA statement in June…

  7. Documentary of Louisville-Kentucky rivalry filmed for the last two years

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Adam Lefkoe

    We can sit here and debate all day long about what the best college basketball rivalry is. Duke-Carolina. Xavier-Cincinnati. Michigan-Michigan State. Kansas-Missouri. That’s only naming a few. What’s inarguable, however, is the fact that right now, at this very moment, there is nowhere in college hoops where the hatred is as pure or as powerful…

  8. Otto Porter takes a shot at Syracuse signing a ticket stub (PHOTO)

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Syracuse v Georgetown

    Otto Porter held an autograph signing at a Modells’ in New York yesterday, one day before he’ll be picked somewhere in the top five of the 2013 NBA Draft. Justin Hom, whose twitter handle is @SinChuck, went to the signing with a ticket stub from Porter’s most impressive performance of his career: 33 points, eight…

  9. Unknown 6-foot-2 HS senior has dunk go viral (VIDEO)

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

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    You never heard of Christian Terrell. I had never heard of him, either. Recruiting analysts probably didn’t have much of an idea who he was until Wednesday, when the video of the dunk you see above made its way onto the internet. And all of a sudden, a 6-foot-2 guard from Jacksonville was on Sportscenter.…

  10. Andrew Wiggins’ jersey already on sale at Kansas

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Andrew Wiggins is No. 22. We know this because he wore No. 22 for Huntington Prep, for CIA Bounce and during the McDonald’s All-American game. Oh, and he wore it during the first open scrimmage that he had at Kansas, when he threw down this dunk. And now? Kansas just so happens to have a…

  11. Julie Hermann still can’t remember the troubles from her past

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Julie Hermann

    Rutgers didn’t have a spring to remember. After being forced to fire former head coach Mike Rice after a video of him verbally and physically abusing his players, and after Athletics Director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign because he didn’t fire Rice when he first saw the video, Rutgers went out and hired new…

  12. Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis gets medical redshirt

    Jun 25, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

    Mississippi State got some good news on Tuesday, as Wendell Lewis was officially grant another year of eligibility. Lewis played the first eight games last season before fracturing his right patella during practice. Since he played in less that 30% of Mississippi State’s games, he was eligible to receive a medical redshirt. “We are pleased that…

  13. Changes coming to the block/charge, flagrant elbow rules

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    The NCAA has made another step in their neverending battle in trying to perfect the the block/charge rule. On Monday, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted to make a change to the rule in an attempt to bring some modicum of consistency to how the call is made. “Under the revised block/charge call in men’s…

  14. At the collegiate level, teaching takes precedence to development

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    While the majority of recent high school graduates may tell you a slightly different story, the point of going to college isn’t to perfect your beer poing stroke or to break away from the rules of oppressive parents that believe a 1 a.m. curfew for a teenager is fair. You go to school to learn,…

  15. Cuonzo Martin: Jeronne Maymon playing 5-on-5, but ‘not sure when he’ll be cleared full-time’

    Jun 24, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

    Jeronne Maymon

    Tennessee has played the waiting game with Jeronne Maymon’s health for well over a year by now. The last game he played for the Vols was all the way back in March of 2012. Since then, he’s had surgery on both of his knees, with complications regarding the procedure on his left knee costing him…

  16. Chris Walker’s academic issues explained?

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    Every summer, after the recruitment process has finished and the newest crop of incoming freshman have decided where they want to play their college ball, college hoops plays the waiting game as each of those recruits finds out whether or not they will make it through the NCAA’s Clearinghouse. Last year, it was Providence commit…

  17. Kevin Ware can shoot jump shots now? (VIDEO)

    Jun 24, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries that I’ve ever seen during a sporting event during the Elite 8 last season. He tried to block a shot on the sidelines, but when he landed, the bones in his lower right leg snapped. He was on the court with a compound fracture. It was…

  18. Keaton Miles to transfer to Arkansas

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Former West Virginia forward Keaton Miles has decided to transfer to Arkansas, he announced on his twitter feed on Monday morning. Miles, a Dallas, TX, native, played two seasons with the Mountaineers, averaged just 2.6 points and 1.7 boards as a sophomore. The 6-foot-7 swingman will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014-2015.…

  19. Why did Alex Len wait to get an MRI until after the season?

    Jun 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Alex Len will be hearing his name called by David Stern during Thursday’s NBA Draft, potentially as the No. 1 pick, but while the rest of the prospective lottery picks have been spending their spring working out for various NBA teams, Len has been laid up on crutches. The 7-foot-1 Ukrainian had surgery back in…

  20. POSTERIZED: Brandon Austin shuts down Chosen League game (VIDEO)

    Jun 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Chosen League is Philly’s best streetball league. The best players in the city — from high school stars, college athletes, NBA guys — all share the same court. As you might imagine, The Chosen League has their fair share of highlight reel plays. Like, for example, this dunk from Providence-signee Brandon Austin: Making it…

  21. Report: UNC AD confirms communication with NCAA about Hairston, agent

    Jun 22, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    PJ Hairston

    Arguably the two biggest stories of the college basketball offseason collided on Friday afternoon when The Big Lead broke the news that the NCAA was investigating a potential link between PJ Hairston and Rodney Blackstock. Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer a season ago, was arrested earlier this month when he was pulled over in a…

  22. Tyler Dorsey, top ten recruit in 2015, looking to play more point guard

    Jun 20, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    Nick Koza/Rivals

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As one of the elite players in the 2015 class, California-native Tyler Dorsey had a lot of eyes on him at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Playing against mostly older competition, the 6-4 shooting guard held his own and took a lot away from the experience of being around some of the…

  23. Lipscomb transfer Stephen Hurt has a long list of suitors

    Jun 20, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein, Stephen Hurt

    It’s been less than a month since Stephen Hurt decided to leave Lipscomb and enroll at Northwest Florida State, one of the nation’s strongest Junior Colleges, and he already has high-major programs beating down his door. It’s understandable, really. Hurt is a 6-foot-10, 280 lb center coming off of a freshman season where he averaged 11.5…