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  1. Report: Jason Gardner to be hired as an assistant at Memphis

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Loyola (IL) athletics

    Josh Pastner has filled out the remainder of his coaching staff at Memphis with his former college teammate Jason Gardner, according to reports. Gary Parrish of has the news that Pastner has recommended that the school hire Gardner, which means that barring Memphis digging up some Julie Hermann-ian dirt of the former Arizona all-american,…

  2. Michigan’s recruiting philosophy, and a fun Mitch McGary anecdote

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    One of the best parts about my job is hearing about the little, seemingly random stories from the recruiting trail and how they led one program and one player together. One example? Delaware head coach Monte Ross was looking for a shooter at a tournament. As he was walking past a court to a different…

  3. Aaron Gordon: ‘Whatever Coach Miller wants me to play, I’ll play it.’

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    It may only be the middle of June, but I can already freely admit that I spend quite a bit of time every day looking forward to the 2013-2014 college hoops season. The strength of the best rivalries in the country, all the talent that returned to school, all the talent in the 2013 recruiting…

  4. Texas transfer Sheldon McClellan is headed to Miami

    Jun 17, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    Jim Larranaga has done a good job restocking his roster on the transfer market this offseason. After bringing in Angel Rodriguez from Kansas State and Donnavan Kirk from DePaul already, Larranaga’s latest addition is former Texas guard Sheldon McClellan, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of McClellan averaged 13.5 points as a sophomore…

  5. Devin Robinson went to Italy for Eurocamp and got a wake-up call

    Jun 15, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Richmond, VA, native Devin Robinson has made quite a name for himself in recruiting circles. An athletic, 6-foot-8 wing with range out to the college three-point line and the kind of lanky build that will make him a playmaker on the defensive end of the floor, Robinson’s play has done the talking…

  6. Tyler (Ulis) the Creator embraces point guard ideal, looking to cut list to four

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In theory, exposure camps like the NBPA Top 100 are great. Bringing some of the nation’s top talent together to workout together and get coached by guys who make their living through basketball, and then allowing them to perform in front of a who’s-who of national media members seems like a perfect…

  7. A ‘Longhorn Road Trip’ comes to an end after 254 straight games

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    This post has less to do with college hoops than it does with a severe case of college hoops fandom. And road trips. We all know how I feel about college basketball road trips. But what Troy and I did for 23 straights days back in the winter of 2012 pales in comparison to what…

  8. Virginia Tech’s reliance on Erick Green didn’t hurt his chances at an NBA career

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

    Virginia Tech North Carolina Basketball

    Leading the country in scoring is not an easy thing to do. It’s even more difficult when playing in one of the Power Six conferences. In fact, prior to Virginia Tech point guard Erick Green leading the nation in scoring at 25.0 ppg in 2012-2013, the last player to be college basketball’s top point producer…

  9. Top 20 guard JaQuan Lyle cuts his list to four

    Jun 13, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va — On Wednesday afternoon, JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard ranked 17th in the Class of 2014 by Rivals, tweeted out that he would be cutting his list of schools to four, only to take it back that evening. That didn’t mean that Lyle didn’t have four schools in mind, as he told a…

  10. Top 50 big Reid Travis to visit Gonzaga, continue working on his versatility

    Jun 13, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va — Reid Travis is as tough as they come on the basketball court. A 6-foot-8, 240 lb bruiser, Travis has developed a reputation for himself nationally as a bully in the paint. He’s a double-double machine with a nose for the ball and a sense of how to gain position down-low. He finishes…

  11. It’s official: Sheldon Jeter is blocked from Pitt by Vandy

    Jun 13, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    Kevin Stallings isn’t budging. After Sheldon Jeter announced that he would be transferring out of Vanderbilt, the Commodore’s head coach blocked Jeter from transferring to Pitt. Andy Katz of initially reported that the issue was a matter of communication; Jeter didn’t meet with Stallings face-to-face to tell him he was transferring, so Stallings got…

  12. Chris Walker’s eligibility a major question mark

    Jun 13, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    Chris Walker 2

    Much has been made of the powerhouse front court that Florida has heading into the 2013-2014 season, but over the last couple of months, some doubt has slowly but surely crept up as to whether or not the Gators will end up having the nation’s best crop of big men. It starts with health issues.…

  13. NASCAR driver paints his car in honor of Louisville

    Jun 13, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT


    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is taking a risk. The North Carolina native will be donning all Louisville everything — hat, fire-suit, racecar — as he heads to the the Kentucky Speedway for a Sprint Cup Series race on June 29th. “This will certainly help my popularity with local fans that weekend,” Vickers said in a…

  14. Colorado State unveils a new court design

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT


    Colorado State’s basketball court got a fresh redesign this offseason, and on Thursday, we finally got a glimpse of what it looks like. The differences are relatively minor. The writing on the baseline now says Colorado State instead of Rams, and it’s in a new color. The Rams head at center court is now painted…

  15. Florida International’s postseason ban could provide three impact transfers

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware  Tymell Murphy

    On Tuesday afternoon, Florida International was one of the six schools that found themselves banned from postseason competition for the 2013-2014 season due to low APR scores. The Panthers have Isiah Thomas to thank for that one. And while I say that sarcastically about new head coach Anthony Evans’ program, there could end up being…

  16. Wichita State taking advantage of SEC’s tougher scheduling

    Jun 12, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    A couple of weeks ago we discussed the internal push that the SEC is making to try and shore up their weak non-conference schedules. Long story short: part of the reason that the SEC only managed to get three teams into the 2013 NCAA tournament — and one of the reasons that they had three…

  17. Report: No more Regional Finals to be played in domes

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    There’s no pulling the Final Four out of a dome. It’d be nice to get basketball played in a venue that’s, you know, built for basketball, but given the popularity of the sport and the fact that bringing in 70,000-plus people for college basketball’s final weekend isn’t a problem, cutting 75% of the available seats…

  18. The Atlantic 10 releases their league schedule for 2013-2014

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Atlantic 10 logo A-10 A 10

    The Atlantic 10 has released their league schedule for the 13 teams that will be members during the 2013-2014 season. The way it’s broken down is actually quite simple: each team in the conference will play a 16 game league schedule, with four home-and-home opponents and the other eight opponents being split into four road…

  19. Oregon State unveils a new, $15 million basketball facility

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    OSU Basketball Center

    Oregon State is the latest school in join in the college hoops arms race, as they unveiled the new OSU Basketball Center on Tuesday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gary Payton, AC Green, Jared Cunningham and head coach Craig Robinson were among the notable names in attendance. The deets?: The OSU Basketball Center is a 34,500-square-foot, four-story,…

  20. You want data on current DI head coaching tenures? We got it

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    Craig Robinson

    Patrick Stevens, a former newspaperman for the Washington Times that currently covers college sports in the DMV over at his website D1Scourse, put together a comprehensive list of the coaching tenures for all Division I head coaches. It’s yeoman’s work, especially when you consider that there are currently four Division I head coaches still working…

  21. Report: DePaul’s Donnavan Kirk headed back to Miami

    Jun 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Donnavan Kirk, Leon Tolksdorf

    Donnavan Kirk is headed back to Miami, where he will take part in his fifth season as a college hooper and, in all likelihood, end his career as one of the NCAA’s biggest headaches. Kirk’s had one of the more interesting careers that you’ll come across. A top 100 recruit in the Class of 2009,…

  22. Phil Cofer commits to Tennessee, where his dad played football

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT


    Tennessee added another piece to their Class of 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday as Phil Cofer announced that he had committed to the Vols on his twitter feed. Cofer is an athletic, 6-foot-8 power forward from Whitewater, GA. He’s ranked as the 141st recruit in the class by Rivals, but the folks at ESPN think…

  23. Why the Letter of Intent is awful: Richard Amardi loses scholarship to Iowa State

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

    Iowa State Cyclones head coach Hoiberg reacts to a call during their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Ohio State Buckeyes in Dayton

    By this point, everyone should know that the NCAA’s National Letter of Intent is the worst contract to sign in all of sports. The intention is good; the goal of the NLI is to end a player’s recruitment when he decides that he wants to go to a certain school. But the way that it…

  24. Jamari Traylor’s story, and why he’s so easy to root for

    Jun 11, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jamari Traylor, Derrick Nix, Denzel Valentine

    If there is anyone that you should be rooting for in college hoops, regardless of where your fan allegiance lies, it’s Kansas forward Jamari Traylor. His story has been told multiple times. To make a long story short (even though you should take the time to read one, or both of those links), Traylor found…