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  1. Colorado State student hits half court shot, gets tuition paid for by coaches (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Larry Eustachy

    Andrew Schneeweis, a freshman at Colorado State, only needed one shot to earn free tuition for a year. At the school’s pep rally at Moby Arena, Schneeweis drilled his first attempt from half court. That means that four Rams head coaches — Larry Eustachy (Men’s Basketball), Tom Hilbert (Volleyball), Jim McElwain (football) and Ryun Williams (Women’s…

  2. Is Larry Brown building SMU a program, or a team to send him into retirement?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

    Larry Brown, Ryan Manuel

    Much has been made of Emmanuel Mudiay’s commitment to SMU from over the weekend. When a basketball program that has gone two full decades without reaching the NCAA tournament beats out Kentucky and John Calipari for a top five recruit, a lot of people take notice. One of the most consistent reactions to Mudiay’s commitment,…

  3. Wisconsin quizzed about Canada before their trip to Canada (VIDEO)

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

    Dan Fahey, Ben Brust

    Sam Dekker, a former five-star recruit and the rising sophomore expected to carry Wisconsin this season, took it upon himself to quiz his Badger teammates about our neighbors to the north prior to the team’s exhibition tour. They didn’t do as badly as I had expected, although someone should pass a note to Riley Dearring…

  4. Emmanuel Mudiay, top PG in 2014, picks SMU over Kentucky

    Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    It actually happened. Emmanuel Mudiay — a top three player nationally and either the best or the second best point guard in the country, depending on how you view Tyus Jones — picked SMU. Over Kentucky. Let me say that again in case you didn’t hear me correctly the first time: the No. 3 player…

  5. Allen Iverson’s top ten dunks at Georgetown (VIDEO)

    Aug 24, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Allen Iverson

    Allen Iverson retired this week, and while he may end up best remembered for his ‘practice’ rant or the way his life spiraled out of control after his playing career came to a close, one thing that we should never forget is that The Answer was one of the most enthralling talents of our lifetime.…

  6. Mickey Mitchell, a top 20 recruit in 2015, commits to Ohio State

    Aug 22, 2013, 3:38 PM EST


    Ohio State has landed their second commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-8 forward Mickey Mitchell of Plano, TX, committed to the Buckeyes. Mitchell is one of nine children of former NFL lineback Ken Mitchell. His brother, Mike, is a linebacker and a four-star recruit in Ohio State’s 2013 class. Mickey is also a…

  7. What’s with all the ‘Kentucky’s undefeated season’ talk?

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:43 PM EST


    Maybe it’s because it’s August and there isn’t much else to talk about, and maybe it’s because anything written about Kentucky on the internet is sure to garner clicks, but it seems as if Kentucky going undefeated in 2013-2014 has become a thing that everyone is talking about. Gregg Doyel of said he thinks…

  8. Rick Barnes job status at Texas will be something to keep an eye on all season long

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:53 PM EST


    Earlier today, Jeff Goodman of posted an interesting column on Rick Barnes (Insiders only, unfortunately) in which he not only asserts what everyone who has been paying attention has noticed — that Barnes is on the hot seat at Texas — but offers up a reason for Barnes’ recent struggles with the Longhorns: his…

  9. Report: Seven-footer Trayvon Reed commits to Maryland

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:04 PM EST

    NBPA Top 100 camp

    Maryland has landed their fourth recruit in the Class of 2014, as seven-footer Trayvon Reed has committed to the Terps, according to multiple reports. He is ranked 68th in the class by Rivals. Reed is Maryland’s fourth top 100 commitment, joining point guard Romelo Trimble and wings Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley, but he’s the…

  10. Fred Hoiberg is a better golfer than you

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:26 AM EST


    A lot of people spend a lot of money and a lot of time playing a lot of golf, but there aren’t many folks out there that can claim that they’ve hit a double eagle or have a hole-in-one on their resume. There are fewer that have done both with notching a PGA Tour card,…

  11. Josh Gasser returns, but Wisconsin is still Carleton’s latest victim

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:23 AM EST

    Wisconsin athletics

    The good news for Wisconsin is that Josh Gasser is back. He may not be in the best shape of his life, and he may be a bit rusty coming off of a torn ACL, but he’s back on the floor. He started and played 12 minutes in Wisconsin’s exhibition game against Carleton on their…

  12. X-rays negative on Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber’s injured foot

    Aug 22, 2013, 9:38 AM EST


    The last thing that a thin NC State team needs right now is an injury to one of their key players, but that appeared to be exactly the case yesterday. Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber, a top ten recruit posted a picture on twitter of his left foot in a walking boot, tweeting out “Feel like I…

  13. Report: Former Rutgers wing Vincent Garrett eligible immediately at UWGB

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:33 PM EST


    For the second time this offseason, a player that transferred out of Rutgers after the Mike Rice scandal broke has been granted a waiver to be eligible immediately by the NCAA. This time it’s Vincent Garrett, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Garrett is a 6-foot-5 wing that saw action in just…

  14. St. Louis completes coaching staff by adding Calbert Cheaney

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:16 PM EST


    Calbert Cheaney spent the past two years working as the Director of Basketball Operations for Indiana, the University where he was made three straight all-america teams before launching on a 13-year NBA career. But Cheaney, a Hoosier legend, has moved on, accepting a job with St. Louis as the third assistant coach on Jim Crews’…

  15. The key to Syracuse’s back court: a consistent jump shooter?

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Montana v Syracuse

    Syracuse will likely enter the 2013-2014 season somewhere around the top 10 of most preseason polls, which is a fair assessment. Losing Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland hurts, but there is talent coming back — CJ Fair, the uber-promising Jerami Grant, the reportedly-in-shape DaJuan Coleman — and even more joining the program —…

  16. Former Richmond walk-on another example of the problems with amateurism

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    Do you know what the foundation for amateurism is? Where it all started? Back in the 1800s England’s uptight upper-class was quite competitive when it came to the sports that England’s uptight upper-class played in those days. As those sports became a bigger deal, men that worked as manual laborers and in factories wanted to compete.…

  17. Wake Forest’s Daniel Green suffers setback in his right knee

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:24 AM EST


    Daniel Green, who missed all of the 2012-2013 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, will be out indefinitely after suffering a setback to the knee, Wake Forest announced in a release. Green suffered the injury in mid-July and underwent surgery last week. “Unfortunately Daniel’s latest setback required another surgery,” said Wake Forest…

  18. Dez Wells’ lawsuit, Michael Dixon, and Jesse Morgan’s fail attempt at a waiver

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Big news broke late on Tuesday night as word spread of a lawsuit that Maryland guard Dez Wells filed against his old school, Xavier, as a result of his expulsion stemming from a sexual assault allegation. The NCAA ruled that Wells was allowed to be eligible at Maryland immediately despite the fact that he was…

  19. Report: Dez Wells files lawsuit against Xavier in federal court

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:39 PM EST

    Dez Wells2

    Maryland guard Dez Wells has filed a lawsuit against Xavier, his former school, and the school’s president, Father Michael Graham, in federal court seeking damages for what Wells alleges was a wrongful expulsion last summer. The lawsuit was first reported by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. According to Wetzel, Wells alleges in the suit that…

  20. Report: Current Prime Prep players aren’t clear of the NCAA yet

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:29 PM EST


    Buried in Jeff Goodman’s latest post on his Insider blog over at is an interesting note about Prime Prep, the Texas charter school that was launched by Deion Sanders last year. If you remember, two Prime Prep products in the Class of 2013 — LSU’s Jordan Mickey and TCU’s Karviar Shepard — were initially…

  21. SEC releases their full conference schedule

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:08 PM EST


    On Tuesday afternoon, the SEC released their full conference schedule, which can be seen here. The highlights? Feb. 15th, when Florida heads to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats, and March 8th, when Kentucky makes a return trip to Gainesville. Unfortunately, Tennessee only plays Kentucky once this season, visiting Rupp on Jan. 18th, and Kentucky only…

  22. Report: Kerwin Okoro’s waiver denied by the NCAA, Rutgers appealing

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:08 PM EST


    Kerwin Okoro has had a waiver to gain immediate eligibility at Rutgers denied by the NCAA, according to a report from Tom Luicci of the Newark Star-Ledger. Okoro is a product of St. Raymond’s (NYC) that spent his freshman season at Iowa State, but he only mustered an average of 3.6 points and missed 14…

  23. Report: L.J. Rose eligible immediately for Houston

    Aug 20, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

    Lamar v Baylor

    Houston may have lost Joseph Young to a transfer, but thanks to a bit of good news on Tuesday, the Cougars should be just fine at the lead guard spot. LJ Rose has been granted a waiver and will be eligible to play immediately for James Dickey’s club, according to a report from ESPN’s Jason…

  24. Rosters released for Elite 24 all-american game in Brooklyn

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 AM EST


    The Elite 24 high school all-american game is heading back to New York. On Friday and Saturday night, 24 of the nation’s best high school hoopers will gather at a newly constructed outdoor court at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn to participate in an event that had spent the last couple of years out at…

  25. Report: Tubby Smith to enter Kentucky’s Hall of Fame

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Minnesota v UCLA

    Tubby Smith is headed back to Kentucky, and this time it’s permanent. The former Wildcat head coach has been chosen as one of six members of the new Kentucky Hall of Fame class. Smith took over for Rick Pitino at Kentucky for the 1997-1998 season and went on to win the national title that year.…