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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Memphis to host the first AAC tournament

    Jun 11, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    @American_MBB

    It’s official: the inaugural tournament for the American Athletic Conference — the AAC for short, also known as the ‘old Big East’ — will be held in Memphis at the FedExForum. The conference’s twitter feed, in a stellar example of how to properly use social media, posted this at Noon ET: “We are very excited…

  4. Fresno State transfer Kevin Olekaibe to walk-on at UNLV, apply for hardship waiver

    Jun 11, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    One of the reasons that Katin Reinhardt made the decision to transfer out of UNLV last month was that head coach Dave Rice was going to be playing him primarily off the ball if he returned. That’s what happens when the Rebels have four other options at the point guard spot. They may have added…

  5. Report: Seton Hall’s Kevin Johnson to transfer, possibly back to west coast

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Jamil Wilson, Kevin Johnson

    Seton Hall’s front court took a hit on Monday, as Kevin Johnson will reportedly be leaving the program to transfer. According to ZagsBlog, Cal St. Northridge and San Diego State are two schools that could end up landing the Compton, CA, native. Johnson averaged just 2.5 points and 2.0 boards with the Pirates this past…

  6. Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleads guilty to felony drug charges

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Alex Abreu

    The legal saga for Akron point guard Alex Abreu has just about come to an end. He pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana, a third-degree felony. Abreu was given a two-year suspended sentence, 18 months of probation and a $5,000 fine that was waived as he signed a poverty affidavit. In short, Abreu got fairly…

  7. You could have applied to be a Georgetown assistant coach

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    Earlier today, we talked about the changing of the guard on John Thompson III’s staff at Georgetown. Mike Brennan (head coach at American), Kenya Hunter (associate head coach at Nebraska) and Scott Greenman (assistant coach at American) have all left the program. In their stead, Tavaras Hardy and Kevin Sutton have been hired as assistants,…

  8. Matt Derenbecker leaving Dayton, transferring closer to home

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    Matt Derenbecker

    Matt Derenbecker has decided to leave Dayton to transfer to a school closer to his Louisiana home. He began his college career at LSU. “I greatly appreciated my time in Dayton with coach Miller and the basketball staff,” Derenbecker said in a release provided by the school.  “They are genuinely interested in what is best…

  9. Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears leaves Auburn

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

    Jerome Seagears, Mikael Hopkins

    It’s been a rough spring for Jerome Seagears. First, video of Mike Rice, his then-head coach at Rutgers, found its way onto ESPN’s Outside The Lines, which resulted in Rice and his AD Tim Pernetti being fired by the University. As a result, Seagears made the decision to transfer out of the program, eventually settling…

  10. Nebraska hires Kenya Hunter away from Georgetown

    Jun 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Huskers.com

    Nebraska has hired Kenya Hunter as associate head coach, according to a release from the school. Hunter had previously been an assistant coach at Georgetown under John Thompson III. “I’m really excited to add Kenya Hunter to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas which will help the Huskers reach our…

  11. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended again

    Jun 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    On Monday afternoon, Florida announced that Scottie Wilbekin would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. No further details about the reason for the suspension were made available, but it is concerning as it’s the second time that Wilbekin has been suspended. He missed the first three games of last season as well.…

  12. The Class of 2016 has some athletes … oh my (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    That’s a pretty solid dunk video, isn’t it? Now think about this: every single one of the kids in that video has just finished their freshman year in high school. Crazy, right? Most of them can’t even get a drivers license, yet they are throwing down 360s and Eastbays with ease after finishing up one…

  13. PHOTO: Charlie Coles on one of college basketball’s greatest staffs

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

    Miami (Ohio) athletics

    Charlie Coles, the former head coach at Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio), passed away on Friday. Coles was one of college basketball’s legendary characters, a man known more for press conferences like the one that he gave after his Redhawks lost at Rupp on a John Wall buzzer-beater than coaching the likes of Dan Majerle and…

  14. Kansas’ player development is nation’s best because Bill Self is selfish?

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Travis Releford, Bill Self

    John Calipari has built the Kentucky program into the HOV lane for high school prospects. To avoid the traffic jam that the one-and-done rule has turned college basketball into on their road to the NBA, those that are good enough simply take Coach Cal up on his offer. Spend one season in his hardcore, high-intensity…

  15. Should new Memphis Tiger Michael Dixon be allowed to play next season?

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    Dez Wells was expelled from Xavier in August of last year, right before the start of what would have been his sophomore year, because he was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student. He was never charged with a crime. Michael Dixon was initially suspended and then kicked off the Missouri team in November…

  16. Varez Ward enters not guilty plea

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Varez Ward pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he shaved points during at least one Auburn basketball games during the 2011-2012 season. Ward was indicted on Tuesday on two different counts. His trial is scheduled to begin on July 22nd, and he faces up to five years in prison on each charge. This isn’t…

  17. Report: North Carolina’s PJ Hairston arrested on Wednesday night

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    North Carolina’s leading scorer PJ Hairston was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license. Hairston was stopped at a license checkpoint in a car with two other men. He was stopped near downtown Durham, according to the report, just about a mile from Duke’s campus. Hairston is…

  18. Jim Boeheim cops to ‘thinking’ about retiring (VIDEO)

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski say down with the ACC Digital Network to discuss their future together in the new ACC and how it will affect their friendship and what restaurants they go to eat at. It’s all cheerful and funny until Boeheim drops a bomb at the 1:50 mark. “He’s not even thinking of…

  19. Georgetown fills out their coaching staff

    Jun 6, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Joe Kennedy, Bill Carmody, Tavaras hardy, Ivan Vujic

    Georgetown made a splash in the coaching world on Wednesday as John Thompson III went out and completed his staff by hiring Northwestern’s Tavaras Hardy and George Washington’s Kevin Sutton. Hardy is a Joliet, IL, native, played for the Wildcats from 1998-2002 and has been on staff for the past eight years. He coached AAU…

  20. The Armed Forces Classic participants announced

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

    John Thompson III

    Oregon and Georgetown have both committed to playing in the Armed Forces Classic on November 8th, according to ESPN’s Andy Katz. The Armed Forces Classic is currently in the second year of a five-year deal in which college basketball will play a game on the opening night of the season on an American military base…

  21. Report: Memphis close to being named home of first AAC tournament

    Jun 6, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    FedExForum

    For a while now, it has been speculated that Memphis was the favorite to host the American Athletic Conference tournament next season. Now comes this dispatch from Memphis native Gary Parrish: American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco visited FedExForum on Wednesday and will, barring a major change of plans, announce “sooner rather than later” that…

  22. Purdue adds Seattle transfer Sterling Carter

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Purdue has added a piece in their back court, as Seattle transfer Sterling Carter announced his decision to play for the Boilermakers next season. “People kind of know me as a 3-point shooter, but I really think my strength is defense,” Carter told the Indy Star. “I really like coach Painter’s honesty. And I like…

  23. We’re guaranteed at least one good game in the Jimmy V Classic

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The Jimmy V Classic has been announced, and it sets us up with a pair of entertaining matchups. Cincinnati and Pitt will square in a battle of former Big East rivals. Pitt left the Big East, along with Syracuse and Notre Dame, and made their way down into the ACC. The Bearcats are one of…

  24. Former Michigan State center now an anti-bullying spokesman

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Mackinac Bridge Autism

    Former Michigan State big man Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with autism as a kid and spent much of his time in middle and high school being bullied. Now that he’s officially a former Spartan, Ianni’s new role is as the Anti-Bullying Public Awareness Advocate for the Autism Alliance of Michigan. His message? Not only is…