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  1. Report: Former Tennessee assistant Steve Forbes headed to Wichita State

    Jul 8, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Northwest Florida Athletics

    Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall has hired Steve Forbes as an assistant coach, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Forbes is currently the head coach at Northwest Florida State, a Junior College that produces as much talent as any program at that level, including Carl Hall, who started for the Shockers…

  2. Report: Kuran Iverson qualifies at Memphis

    Jul 8, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Kuran Iverson

    Memphis has quite a few question marks heading into next season, but on Monday afternoon, the Tigers got a bit of good news regarding incoming freshman Kuran Iverson. According to a report from Jason Smith of the Commercial Appeal, Iverson has been qualified and will be eligible to play next season. Iverson is a 6-foot-8…

  3. Report: Butler won’t lose any recruits, transfers with coaching change

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The big news from the July 4th weekend was that Butler head coach Brad Stevens will be heading off to the NBA to take over the Boston Celtics. In his place will be former Bulldog and current assistant Brandon Miller. Miller is as much a part of the Butler family as anyone, which means that…

  4. Michael Young’s lawsuit against Houston complicates, benefits (?) Joseph’s waiver case

    Jul 8, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    Houston transfer Joseph Young’s case to play immediately at his new school Oregon is as complicated and confusing as any that I’ve come across. Let’s start at the beginning. Young, a Houston native that played in the powerhouse Yates HS program, originally signed a Letter of Intent to play at Providence, but eight months after…

  5. Illinois coach John Groce throws first pitch, sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ at Wrigley (VIDEO)

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    John Groce threw out the first pitch at the Cubs game on Sunday, as it as Illini Day at Wrigley Field. He also stepped up and sang ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame': My favorite part? John Groce had his son — the son made famous by this incredible photo after the Illini’s win over…

  6. Aaron Gordon gives us a glimpse of his hops vs. Serbia (VIDEO)

    Jul 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    By now, you should know that Arizona recruit Aaron Gordon will be, in all likelihood, the best dunker in college basketball for the 2013-2014 season. If you have been convinced yet, the video above should help. It’s from the U19 trials that happened earlier this summer, and it’s simply a dunk-off between members of the…

  7. Butler promotes Brandon Miller to head coach

    Jul 6, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    The last three times that Butler has needed to hire a new head coach, they’ve promoted from within. All three coaching decisions ended up quite successful, as Thad Matta, Todd Lickliter and Brad Stevens kept the Bulldog’s program growing. With Stevens making the decision to head to the NBA to take over the Boston Celtics…

  8. Looking Back: The 2007 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  9. How have coaches fared making the jump from college to the NBA?

    Jul 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    Brad Stevens is not a typical college coach. Generally speaking, to run a successful college program, you need to be more of a CEO than a basketball mind. Recruiting the best talent is just as, if not more, important than being an x’s-and-o’s savant. But Stevens isn’t a shill. He’s not a salesman. He’s a…

  10. Boston College could surprise some teams in the ACC next season

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    UNION, N.J. — The ACC is on its way to becoming the best conference in college basketball. Duke and North Carolina, pending the status of PJ Hairston, are perennial Final Four favorites, and that’s going to be no different this season. Bring Syracuse into the mix this season gives the league yet another annual title…

  11. Top 100 recruit Sandy Cohen has 13 offers, but one program is standing out

    Jul 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone mentions the name Sandy Cohen, the first thought for most people will be of the dad with the bushy eyebrows from the shortlived-yet-fantastic TV series ‘The OC’. That may not change any time soon, but college basketball fans may want to begin acquainting themselves with a 6-foot-5 guard from Seymour,…

  12. Brad Stevens’ departure to Boston isn’t doomsday for the Butler program

    Jul 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Butler's Brad Stevens goes onto the court against Indiana during an NCAA basketball game in Indianapolis

    Butler was good before Brad Stevens got there. In the wake of the news that the now-former Butler head coach has taken on the role of being Doc Rivers’ replacement with the Boston Celtics, that’s the most important fact to remember here. Brad Stevens made Butler a national phenomenon by taking them to back-to-back title…

  13. Looking Back: The 2005 Recruiting Class

    Jul 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    AP

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  14. Brad Stevens leaving Butler to coach the Boston Celtics

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens is leaving Butler to become the next head coach of the Boston Celtics, the school announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. “Our family is thrilled for the opportunity given to us by the leadership of the Boston Celtics, but it is emotional to leave a place that we have called home…

  15. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser still isn’t 100% healthy

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Back in October, just days after Boy Ryan announced that he would have the unenviable task of replacing Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin’s starting point guard, Josh Gasser blew out his knee. But this wasn’t just a simple torn ACL, which is why Gasser is still a couple of months away from returning to the court…

  16. Leonard Hamilton inks a rich contract extension through 2017

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee until 2017, the school announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely thankful to President Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place…

  17. Gary Harris is healthy, and that’s a scary thought for Big Ten teams

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  “I wanna do whatever I can to help my team win.” That’s how Michigan State guard Gary Harris described his mindset heading into the summer, and it’s a mindset that everyone paying attention should believe. Harris played the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the…

  18. Boston Globe: Fred Hoiberg a potential target for the Celtics job

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Back in May, when all of up college hoop heads were looking for something — anything — to write about, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf penned a piece on Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg had just signed a new contract with the Cyclones, one in which he has a $2 million buyout if he leaves…

  19. The Harrisons and James Young won’t be at Kentucky this summer

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    The back court portion of Kentucky’s heralded 2013 recruiting class was in Lexington last weekend, but they won’t remain on campus all summer. James Young, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison weren’t able to register for Kentucky’s summer session. But don’t worry, Big Blue Nation, this isn’t a Donte Clark situation. The Harrisons didn’t graduate from…

  20. Looking Back: The 2003 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  21. Report: Donte Clark denied admission by Virginia Tech

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Donte Clark, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who was supposed to enroll at Virginia Tech for the 2013-2014 season, has been denied admission into the school, according to a report from Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times. Berman wrote that Clark was denied admission “for academic reasons regarding his GPA and SAT”, and that he won’t…

  22. Creighton’s Gibbs Grant-ed a sixth year of eligibility (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    Creighton got some great news on Tuesday afternoon as the NCAA officially ruled that Grant Gibbs would be given a sixth-year of eligibility. Gibbs averaged 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.1 boards for the Bluejays last season, the second straight year that he led the Missouri Valley in assists. Creighton is 57-14 with Gibbs in…

  23. Is Syracuse thinking about ditching the Carrier Dome?

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The Carrier Dome is approaching its 33rd birthday as the home venue for Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse games, and for the same reasons that folks around town have been speculating about how much longer Jim Boeheim will remain with the program, questions seem to be percolating about how much longer the Dome will remain.…

  24. Kim Mulkey suspended for Baylor’s next tournament game

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    NCAA Women's Championship Game - Notre Dame v Baylor

    In a seemingly unprecedented move, the NCAA has suspended Kim Mulkey, the head coach of the Baylor women’s basketball team, for the first game of their next NCAA tournament appearance for comments that she made after the Bears were upset by Louisville in the Sweet 16 last season. “The committee unanimously felt that the behavior…

  25. Butler Blue III, aka Trip, training for the move to the Big East (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Is that the cutest pup you’ve ever seen or what?