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  1. President Obama calls to congratulate Pitino, Louisville on national title

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    The week for Louisville coach honestly can’t get any better. Oh wait, it just did, and he can thank the President this time. Pitino and his Louisville team received a call from President Barack Obama on Wednesday to congratulate them on their 2013 National Championship. The Cardinals, the top overall seed in the tournament, beat…

  2. Washington State recruit Tanner Lancona receives release from letter of intent

    Apr 13, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

    Ken Bone

    Ken Bone has a scholarship to fill. Tanner Lancona, one of the top recruits in Washington State’s 2013 recruiting class, announced on Twitter on Friday that he has gotten his release from the national letter of intent he signed during the early signing period in November. This is a big loss for the Cougars, who…

  3. Jacob Lawson leaving Purdue program

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Illinois v Purdue

    It was already a rough season for Purdue, now their forward depth is about to take a hit. Jacob Lawson is transferring from the program, the Boilermakers announced on Friday. The 6-8, 217-pound Reidsville, N.C. native averaged 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds this season in West Lafayette. He becomes the second player to leave the…

  4. Remy Abell to transfer from Indiana

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Temple v Indiana

    Add a third player to the list of those leaving Indiana before graduation. This one to a transfer. The Hoosiers announced that guard Remy Abell will leave the program to seek more playing time at another school. “I am going to miss everyone,” Abell said in a release from the athletic department. “But I just…

  5. #Nebrasketball unveils new floor for new arena

    Apr 13, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NU floor

    Nebraska basketball is experiencing more excitement than it has since it went to four straight NCAA Tournaments from 1991-94 recently, and a lot of that has to do with new coach Tim Miles and the new Pinnacle Bank Arena set to open for the 2013-14 season. Now the Huskers have jumped into the creative floor…

  6. Former Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby transfers to Illinois

    Apr 13, 2013, 12:37 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Aaron Cosby has decided where he will use his last two years of eligibility. The former Seton Hall guard chose Illinois over Missouri on Saturday according to Marcus Jackson of The News-Gazette. Jackson tweeted the announcement just after midnight on Saturday. Cosby was the Pirates second leading scorer in his sophomore season, averaging 12.6 points per…

  7. Jamel Artis commits to Pittsburgh

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Pittsburgh

    Jamie Dixon landed his third commit for the Class of 2013 on Friday night. Jamel Artis, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. decided on Pittsburgh, which was a constant part of his recruitment over he last few seasons. The news was reported by Panther-Lair (subscription needed) and Edgar Walker, who…

  8. Pierre Pierce responds to Steve Alford’s apology and Pat Harty’s column

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    Since Steve Alford accepted the UCLA head coaching job two weeks ago, some of his past has been brought up. Most notably his time at Iowa and the accusations against of his players. Former Iowa guard Pierre Pierce was accused of sexual assaulting a female student and as a result Alford was criticized for not…

  9. VIDEO: Rex Chapman says Brittney Griner can’t play in the NBA on Dan Patrick Show

    Apr 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    Rex Chapman, Ashley Judd

    The former Kentucky star and NBA veteran guard Rex Chapman was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday to discuss comments he made about Brittney Griner and her chances of playing in the NBA. The former UK standout does not believe Griner could of held her own in this month’s McDonald’s All-American Game…

  10. Rick Pitino to get a tattoo of a cardinal on left shoulder in May

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Rick Pitino will stick to his promise that he would get a tattoo if his team won the national championship. It didn’t take long for the future Hall of Fame to decide on what ink he would get when it came time to make good on his promise. “I said it … not believing this was…

  11. Bob Hurley would considering coaching Rutgers

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Bob Hurley

    Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest high school basketball coach of all time, Bob Hurley, Sr. told the Associated Press that he is open to taking over as head coach of Rutgers University, but on a short-term basis, if approached. Hurley, 65, told The AP in a phone interview that he would be willing to take over…

  12. Fred Hill could land Jaren Sina as Seton Hall assistant

    Apr 12, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Fred Hill is returning to New Jersey. But could he be bringing uncommited point guard Jaren Sina with him? Friday night, Tom Luicci of the Star Ledger tweeted the news that Hill had accepted an assistant coaching position on Kevin Willard’s staff. Hill served as the Rutgers head coach from 2006-2010, ending his only stint as a…

  13. Trey Burke could declare for the NBA Draft or stay on Sunday

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    National player of the year Trey Burke is still unsure whether he will stay in Ann Arbor for his junior season or leave for the NBA Draft. The Michigan point guard believes he could make that decision on Sunday. “It’s still up in the air,” Burke said Friday on ESPN’s SportsCenter.  “It’s a decision I’ll…

  14. P.J. Hairston to return for junior season at North Carolina

    Apr 12, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Kansas

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) North Carolina received good news on Friday when the school announced that leading scorer, P.J. Hairston would return for his junior season. “I have spent a lot of time with my family over the past couple of days discussing school and…

  15. Report: Ole Miss to give Andy Kennedy four-year extension

    Apr 12, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    Ole Miss ended its season with a win over Florida  in the SEC tournament championship game followed by an upset win in the NCAA tournament over fifth-seeded Wisconsin before being bounced by La Salle in the round of 32. That seems to be enough for Ole Miss to lock up head coach Andy Kennedy with…

  16. Report: Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan to meet with Rutgers

    Apr 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

    Danny Hurley is staying put at Rhode Island, and Rutgers has now turned its attention out west to Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan. Yahoo! Sports and CBSSports.com are reporting that the school has offered the former Scarlet Knight the head coaching position. However, NJ.com is saying that the sides are just beginning discussions…

  17. Loyola (MD) promotes assistant G.G. Smith to head coach

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Loyola University

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here Following the departure of Jimmy Patsos to fill the vacant head coaching position at Siena, the powers that be at Loyola (MD) had an important decision to make in regards to who would lead the program into the Patriot League. Patsos took over a program that…

  18. Duke commit Jabari Parker hopes to change perception of Chicago (VIDEO)

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    6-8 forward Jabari Parker has won many awards, including a Gatorade National Player of the Year award (2012), the 2013 Morgan Wootten Award and a spot in the 2013 McDonald’s All America Game. Parker, who will attend Duke next year, will play in tomorrow’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn and his hopes for the future…

  19. Saint Louis removes head coach Jim Crews’ interim tag

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The wait is finally over at Saint Louis. The school has officially removed the interim tag of Jim Crews, making him the head coach after Crews led the Billikens to a 28-7 record (13-3 Atlantic 10) and the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles. Crews…

  20. San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin to enter NBA Draft (UPDATED)

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    San Diego State Aztecs' Franklin reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first half in their third round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Just days after close friend Tony Snell announced that he would leave New Mexico after his junior season to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin formally announced his intention to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The…