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  1. Aaron Craft is engaged, and many women are upset

    Sep 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    @Craftroomies

    One of the most underrated college basketball twitter feeds out there is that of @CRAFTroomies which, as you can probably figure out, was put together by Aaron Craft’s roommates to document the life and times of Ohio State’s star point guard. Usually, the feed is chock full of tweets about taco night, pictures of Craft…

  2. Florida State lands a commitment from JuCo PF Cinmeon Bowers

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State earned their first commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, as 6-foot-6 forward Cinmeon Bowers pledged to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles. “Just committed to Florida State!” Bowers tweeted. Bowers was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, according to Rivals, but he couldn’t get cleared academically to play. He’s spent last…

  3. Report: Former top 50 recruit Robert Upshaw headed to Washington

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

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    Washington has landed Robert Upshaw, a former top 50 recruit that spent last season at Fresno State. “I had a nice visit with both Washington and Oregon,” Upshaw told ESPN.com. “I just felt like Washington was a better fit for me as a player. I liked it there, I felt comfortable and am looking forward to…

  4. Best dunks of the last decade? Don’t mind if I do (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:26 AM EST

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Derrick Rodgers, Terrence Jones

    Yesterday, CBT’s blog-buddy CJ Moore put together a list of the top ten dunks of the last decade, and as a longtime lover of a good posterization, I have to put up a link to it. It’s well worth your time. But it’s nowhere near the be-all, end-all for great dunks of the last decade.…

  5. Four-star shooting guard JP Macura commits to Xavier

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    @D1Minnesota

    Xavier made a nice pickup late on Monday night, as four-star J.P. Macura committed to Chris Mack and the Musketeers a week after taking an official visit to the Cincinnati campus. Macura, who hails from Minnesota, joins Edmund Sumner, a tough 6-foot-3 point guard from Michigan, in Mack’s Class of 2014. The duo should give…

  6. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…

  7. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  8. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  9. Fans can now purchase pieces of Louisville’s 2013 Final Four floor

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    GoCards.com

    In an effort to use the passion of their fanbase and last season’s run to a national title for a good cause, Louisville made the decision to sell pieces of the floor from last year’s Final Four and donate the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They come in three different sizes, starting at $99.99, and…

  10. Kansas unveils new uniforms, modeled by Andrew Wiggins in GQ shoot (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

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    On Friday, Kansas gave us a first look at the new uniforms that the Jayhawks will be wearing for the 2013-2014 season. They did it on Instagram, posting a video on the Athletic Department’s official account of a behind-the-scenes GQ shoot with Andrew Wiggins: Think about that for a second. Wiggins is a freshman at…

  11. Serial photobomber Jay Bilas struck again this weekend (PHOTO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

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    If you’re going to be taking a picture in the presence of ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas, you need to be prepared for the inevitable fact that Bilas will ruin that picture. As he did here. And here. And, over the weekend, here: (h/t @jaybilas)

  12. Report: Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson injured in car accident, may miss season

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

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    Braeden Anderson, a forward for the Fresno State basketball team, was in a serious car accident this week, sustaining injuries that put his season in jeopardy, according to a report from ESPN.com. Anderson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a walk-on to the Fresno State team when the driver swerved to avoid an…

  13. George Washington gets a commitment from … Prince Harry of Harlem? (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

    Mike Lonergan

    George Washington made some noise on Thursday night, as the Colonials landed their second commitment in the Class of 2014 as Don Bosco Prep point guard Paul Jorgensen made his pledge: Commited to George Washington University Class of 2018! #GoColonials — Paul Jorgensen (@pauliejorgs) September 6, 2013   Don Bosco Prep plays a high level…

  14. Xavier athletic director: ‘I think that the Big East will expand’ (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

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    The general consensus around the country had been that conference realignment came to a halt when the ACC signed their Grant of Media Rights earlier this summer. And, when it comes to the five power conferences, that much is probably true. The Big 12 and the ACC have signed Grant of Media Rights deals, and…

  15. Report: Geno Auriemma returning to coach Team USA in ’16 Olympics

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Geno Auriemma

    Geno Auriemma will be making a return to the Olympics. Auriemma, UConn’s legendary women’s coach, will be the first coach to return for a second run at Olympic glory, having led the USA to Olympic gold in 2012. The news will be announced on Friday, according to the AP. Auriemma had long said that he…

  16. NBCSN releases its Atlantic 10 broadcast schedule

    Sep 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

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    Last month, the Atlantic 10 released their schedule for conference play, but on Thursday, the league announced that a record number of games — 71, to be exact — will be broadcast on national television. 29 of those games will be featured on NBCSN, the schedule of which is below: The highlight of the schedule?…

  17. You want Kentucky throwing down slo-mo dunks? You got it (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    Alex Poythress

    While I am going to guarantee right now that these dunks will be nowhere near the best dunks that this season’s Kentucky team throws down, this is still a pretty cool video. Like, for example, at the :25 second mark, when the camera angles used make it look like a soaring James Young jumped off…

  18. UTEP latest school to update their basketball court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

    @Miner_Nation

    UTEP joined the long list of schools that have updated the basketball court in their home arena to add a unique element easily identifiable with the school. For the Miners, the addition is a pair of the mining picks that make up the ‘T’ in UTEP’s logo. It looks good. There’s a lot going on…

  19. Wichita State player collapses at practice, brings back awful memories for Gregg Marshall

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:27 PM EST

    Getty Images

    In a situation that’s become all too common in sports these days, Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles collapsed during practice on Tuesday. “He blacked out, he lost consciousness and we’re at the hospital right now trying to determine what his situation is,” Gregg Marshall told NBCSports.com on Thursday morning. He was admitted on Tuesday…

  20. Jim Larrañaga gets contract extension through 2022

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    We had all assumed as much, but Miami did their best to ensure that Jim Larrañaga will be ending his coaching career as a Hurricane on Thursday, as they locked the 63 year old head coach through the 2022 season. “Since Jim and Liz’s arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a…

  21. Syracuse freshman Tyler Roberson cleared to play this season

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    NBPA Top 100 Camp

    Good news hit upstate New York this morning as the NCAA informed Syracuse that incoming freshman Tyler Roberson has been cleared to play immediately. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein. Sources told NBCSports.com that he was on campus this morning. According to Syracuse.com, Roberson will be attending class for the first time today.…

  22. Billboard on a Vegas highway uses picture of wrong UNLV coach (PHOTO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

    Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Notice anything wrong with that billboard? That photo, of a billboard on I-215 in Las Vegas, was taken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday. Lon Kruger, the guy you see up there in a suit, as been at Oklahoma since April … of 2011. UNLV’s head coach for the past two seasons has been…

  23. Report: Rakeem Buckles to be a scholarship player at FIU

    Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    It may have taken four years to get here, but there is finally a bit of good news for Rakeem Buckles’ college basketball career. His head coach at Florida International told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the fifth-year senior will, in fact, be on scholarship heading into the 2013-2014 season. When Buckles’ waiver for a…

  24. Report: Missouri transfer Mike Dixon eligible to play this season at Memphis

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    Memphis v Xavier

    Missouri transfer Michael Dixon has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Memphis this season. The news was first reported by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon was suspended from Missouri for all of the 2012-2013 season, eventually being dismissed from the program and leaving school in November, after he was accused of sexual…

  25. Duke introduces Jabari Parker in their latest Summer Grind (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    Yesterday, a video of Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon draped in boa constrictors and working his way through rehab with a spoken word version of Johnny Cash playing in the background made the rounds on the internet because, well, that’s so ridiculous it’s awesome. On Tuesday, Duke also released the latest in their preseason Summer Grind series,…