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  1. Nine-year old Joshua Brown, St. Louis’ biggest fan, passed away

    Jun 3, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

    Mike McCall Jr.

    Joshua Brown, a nine-year old cancer patient that had befriended the St. Louis basketball team during the 2012-2013 season, passed away over the weekend. Brown had been connected with the Billikens through a program called Friends of Jaclyn that links children with brain tumors to college sports teams. He had suffered from glioblastoma multiforme. Brown was…

  2. Report: Georgia to promote Jonas Hayes to assistant coach

    Jun 2, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    University of Georgia

    After spending five seasons as an assistant coach at Belmont Abbey College, former Georgia Bulldog Jonas Hayes returned to his alma mater last spring to join Mark Fox’s staff as program coordinator. According to a report by Dean Legge of DawgPost.com Hayes will receive a promotion, making the move to assistant coach. Hayes would move…

  3. Pac-12 independent review rules no further action needed in Ed Rush/Arizona case

    Jun 2, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    In early April allegations that former Pac-12 head of officiating Ed Rush placed a bounty on Arizona head coach Sean Miller in advance of the Pac-12 tournament sparked a great amount of conversation. In the Wildcats’ Pac-12 semifinal loss to UCLA, Miller was hit with a technical foul that many would describe as “dubious.” Miller…

  4. Report: Stetson to hire Florida State assistant Corey Williams

    Jun 2, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Florida State University

    Just one head coaching vacancy remains at the Division I level, and that position may be filled in short order. According to Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com Stetson is expected to hire Florida State assistant Corey Williams as the school’s new head coach. Williams, who has spent the last six years on Leonard Hamilton’s staff in…

  5. Sixteen survive first round of USA Under-16 team tryouts

    Jun 2, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    On Sunday morning USA Basketball released the list of 16 players who remain in contention for a spot on the USA Under-16 team that will compete in the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championships later this month in Venezuela. The 16 players who will go through practices from June 2-6, with the team being pared down to…

  6. Former Drake forward Joey King returning home to Minnesota

    Jun 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    goldandgopher.com

    Rick Pitino Jr. received some good news recently learning that Joey King will return home to play for Minnesota. King, a native of Eagan, MN, averaged 6.9 points as a freshman at Drake earning All-Freshmen honors in the Missouri Valley. In early May, King announced his decision to leave the Drake program. Ryan James–a writer…

  7. Former St. Francis (PA) guard Umar Shannon picks Quinnipiac

    Jun 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    pressofatlanticcity.com

    St. Francis’ (PA) leading scorer last season, Umar Shannon, will use his fifth year of eligibility at Quinnipiac University playing for Tom Moore. Shannon averaged 11.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists under first year head coach Rob Krimmel in a grueling 5-24 season. Hailing from Atlantic City, NJ, Shannon also considered Fairfield, Canisius, Hofstra…

  8. Attrition at West Virginia leads to late 2013 commitment

    Jun 2, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    baltimoresun.com

    When Keaton Miles announced he would be transferring from West Virginia, that opened up an available scholarship for the 2013-14 season. Miles’ transfer came as a surprise to some of the West Virginia faithful, especially since Bob Huggins’ 2011 recruiting class will nearly be non-existent on next year’s team: Miles’ departure leaves even more questions…

  9. La Salle’s Ramon Galloway to receive another honor

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ramon Galloway

    La Salle can largely credit their most successful season in more than 50 years to senior guard Ramon Galloway. As a #13 seed relegated to playing in the First Round in Dayton, the Explorers defeated Boise State, and then upset Kansas State and Mississippi to advance to the Sweet 16. You’d have to go back…

  10. Former Villanova guard Achraf Yacoubou to transfer to St. Louis

    Jun 2, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    cardiacchill.com

    Late last evening, Ben Weixlmann broke the news that Villanova sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou will be transferring to St. Louis University. This is a solid pickup for Jim Crews, who was recently hired full-time as the St. Louis coach (Crews was the interim coach for the 2012-13 season after college basketball legend Rick Majerus passed…

  11. Bader will stay put, chase Redick’s record at Oakland next season

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

    Keaton Miles, Travis Bader

    Welcome to the Pollyanna News Report. We’ve heard so much about college basketball stars as “free agents” recently, I thought I’d take a look at a kid who plans to dance with the partner what brung him, even though is skills could theoretically land him a title shot at a major program if he chose…

  12. Davidson adds Duke to brutal non-con schedule

    Jun 1, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

    Davidson v Marquette

    Davidson is moving to the A-10 after next season, which is a dramatic scheduling upgrade from the Southern Conference, where the Wildcats have played (with brief breaks) since 1936. According to KenPom.com, the SoCon was the nation’s No. 27 conference last season. The A-10, on the other hand, was a solid No. 8. You’d think…

  13. Should there be 13 positions in basketball?

    Jun 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Photo courtesy Muthu Alagappan

    First of all, don’t ask me how to read that chart, because I don’t get it, either. That’s because it was generated by Stanford math major Muthu Alagappan, who uses software to collate vast data points into visual data so as to more easily pick out trends in the data. He’s become quite a force…

  14. Transfer Perry brings “thickness” to San Diego

    Jun 1, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Cal State Northridge v UCLA

    The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Cal State Northridge Matadors forward Brandon Perry will head south on I-5 and recommence his college hoops career with the San Diego Toreros next season. (Side note: apparently a matador and a torero are sort of the same thing. You learn something new every day.) Perry played fairly…

  15. Former player: NCAA has “a long way to go” in athlete rights

    Jun 1, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    photo courtesy Bob DeMars

    We reported yesterday on a possible rule change being considered by the NCAA. Per John Infante of College Sports Scholarships, the governing body may waive limits on meal money and clothing allowances for student athletes, in essence clearing the way for athletic departments to assist athletes with living expenses that were previously seriously curtailed. (Read:…

  16. Houston leading scorer Joseph Young, and father Michael, leaving the program

    Jun 1, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    Houston was dealt a devastating blow on Friday as leading scorer Joseph Young — along with his father and Director of Basketball Operations Michael Young — announced they were leaving the program, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. Joseph Young, a sophomore guard, averaged 18 points per game last season for the Cougars while shooting 42…

  17. Kevin Ware takes to Twitter to talk recovery

    Jun 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    KevinWare

    After suffering a horrific compound fracture to his right leg in Louisville’s Elite Eight win over Duke, many weren’t sure if sophomore guard Kevin Ware would ever play basketball again. But thanks to a spirited rehabilitation effort that has also included a Louisville National Championship and a trip to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Ware…

  18. Report: Rutgers postpones early meetings involving Julie Hermann

    Jun 1, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    Just when we thought the news was beginning to slow down on the Rutgers front, The Newark Star-Ledger reports late Friday that new Scarlet Knights’ athletic director Julie Hermann — embroiled in multiple controversies surrounding her past — has had a series of meetings postponed that were scheduled for next week. Hermann was reportedly scheduled…

  19. Seating details for Nebraska’s Pinnacle Arena revealed in media tour

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

    pinnacle arena

    Nebraska hasn’t exactly been a powerhouse in college basketball, making only six trips to the NCAA Tournament in school history — the last time in 1998 — but with the help of the new Pinnacle Arena, those fortunes could change thanks to a significant boost in homecourt advantage. While Nebraska’s fan base — known as…

  20. VCU promotes Morrell to assistant coach

    Jun 1, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    shakasmart

    VCU and head coach Shaka Smart promoted from within when filling the vacancy left on their coaching staff this week as Director of Basketball Operations Mike Morrell was announced by the school as the new assistant men’s basketball coach. Morrell replaces departed assistant coach Will Wade — who left VCU to become the head coach…