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  1. New Zealander Jack Salt becomes Virginia’s third 2014 commitment

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:07 PM EST

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    With Akil Mitchell entering his senior season, the Virginia Cavaliers could have used another front court body in their 2014 recruiting class. On Wednesday the Cavaliers accomplished that task, as 6-foot-10 power forward Jack Salt verbally committed to attend the ACC school according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Salt, a native of New Zealand, was…

  2. Scrapping the NBA’s age limit wouldn’t be a good development for the NCAA

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    Mark Emmert

    Between the ongoing lawsuits brought about by former college athletes such as Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller, and the almost daily perception hits taken over transfers and other major issues, this offseason hasn’t been particularly kind to the NCAA. With this being the case, NCAA president Mark Emmert is in search of possible solutions that…

  3. Brayden Carr Foundation to host coaching clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:24 PM EST

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    Whether it’s a nationally-known program such as Coaches vs. Cancer or Samaritan’s Feet, college basketball coaches have used their status to raise funds and exposure for some great causes. Another such organization is the Brayden Carr Foundation, which was founded by current Rhode Island assistant coach Jim Carr and his wife Natalie in 2011. The…

  4. Pittsburgh to hold ‘Morning Madness’ to tip off 2013-14 season (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 7:09 PM EST

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    Last season the Pittsburgh Panthers opened up their season in a way that few programs have in recent years: they went outside. To celebrate the school’s 225th year Jamie Dixon’s squad practiced between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union on Bigelow Boulevard, a night complete with the head coach dressed up as Jackie…

  5. 2015 guard Corey Sanders verbally commits to attend UCF (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 5:50 PM EST

    Donnie Jones

    The 2015-16 season is well off in the distance, meaning that things can change, but the last two days have been very good for the UCF basketball program on the recruiting trail. One day after landing a verbal commitment from 6-8 power forward Alex Owens, UCF received one from 6-2 guard Corey Sanders Wednesday afternoon.…

  6. Billy Kennedy’s condition has to be a factor in the decision for every Texas A&M recruit

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

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    Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy has Parkinson’s. This has been public knowledge for almost two years now. I know this, you know this, the kids that Kennedy is recruiting know this and you damn well better believe that the coaches he is recruiting against know this. Coaching at the collegiate level is a demanding,…

  7. Report: Illinois State’s Daishon Knight suspended indefinitely

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

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    Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has suspended JuCo transfer Daishon Knight indefinitely for a violation of team rules, according to a report. From the Pantagraph: According to McLean County Circuit Court records, Knight was arraigned last Friday on one count of aggravated battery in a public place, which is a Class 3 felony, and…

  8. Turning Cinderella runs into recruiting success is key for mid-majors

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

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    Any coach can put together the right game-plan, taking enough advantage of mismatches and getting his team to execute well enough that his group of guys can pull off an upset. Get that team’s confidence going, and that team can reel off a couple of upsets in a row. That’s how Cinderella runs in the…

  9. North Carolina native Gary Clark commits to Cincinnati (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Mick Cronin

    Cincinnati has shored up the future of their front line in the last two days. After earning a commitment from Quadri Moore on Tuesday, Mick Cronin was able to sit back and listen to Gary Clark pledge to the Bearcats on Wednesday morning. Clark is a supremely athletic 6-foot-7 forward from North Carolina that’s currently…

  10. The NCAA files motion for dismissal in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

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    The NCAA issued yet another stall tactic in the now-four year old anti-trust lawsuit that was filed by Ed O’Bannon in 2009 regarding the use of NCAA athletes’ names and likenesses in video games. USA Today reported the news late Tuesday night. Both the NCAA and CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC), co-defendants in O’Bannon’s lawsuit,…

  11. U-Conned: Charlie Villanueva testified Husky legend, alleged Ponzi schemer Tate George defrauded $250k

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

    Charlie Villanueva

    Tate George made one of the most important shots in UConn history, a highlight that has been played over and over again during all NCAA tournaments. With just one second left on the clock in a 1990 Sweet 16 matchup with Clemson, George caught a pass that was thrown the length of the floor and…

  12. Andrew Wiggins talks about life before he was a hoops phenom (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins will be the focal point of this year’s college basketball season. When Wiggins committed to Kansas in May, he took a team slated to be in the middle of the preseason top-25 to an instant title contender. He also been projected as the top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.…

  13. Rick Ray clarifies the Jalen Steele injury situation

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

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    On Tuesday evening, Mississippi State announced that oft-injured senior Jalen Steele’s career as a Bulldog was over. Steele had battled through a pair of torn ACLs and a broken wrist in his three seasons in Starkville. That would be enough to convince a lot of people that basketball just wasn’t worth it, so it wasn’t…

  14. Korie Lucious dismissed from Michigan State for marijuana, says Tom Izzo ‘didn’t respect my game’

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Korie Lucious

    Korie Lucious wrapped up his collegiate career at Iowa State, averaging 10.1 points and 5.6 assists for the Cyclones, who reached the third round of the NCAA tournament this past season. His first three seasons were spent at Michigan State, where he entered East Lansing as a four-star commit for Tom Izzo. In Jan. 2011, Lucious…

  15. Central Florida lands four-star 2015 forward Alex Owens

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

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    Central Florida is making the move to the American this season, but the Knights  also have something to look forward to in 2015 with the arrival of its latest recruit, Oak Ridge High (Fla.) power forward Alex Owens. The 6-foot-8 Owens committed to UCF on Tuesday, according to ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman. “I…

  16. Jalen Steele’s career at Mississippi State is over (UPDATED)

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EST

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    After three seasons that included multiple injuries Jalen Steele decided his playing career at Mississippi State is over, the school announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 guard from Knoxville, Tenn., entered Starkville as a three-start commit. However, during his stint in a Bulldogs uniform he has suffered a broken wrist and most recently a torn ACL…

  17. Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes found not guilty on attempted murder charge

    Sep 17, 2013, 6:56 PM EST

    Devan Dumes

    Devan Dumes, who played for Indiana from 2008-2010, was found not guilty on attempted murder chargers on Tuesday afternoon. He was also found not guilty on charges of attempted carjacking and stealing a gun, which was used during a shooting on Jan. 11. “The state failed to prove its case on all charges beyond a…

  18. Four-star center Quadri Moore commits to Cincinnati

    Sep 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

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    On Tuesday, Linden High (N.J.) big man Quadri Moore became Cincinnati’s second commit for its Class of 2014. Earlier in the day, Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reported that Moore had given his commitment to the Bearcats, though at that point the Cincy coaching staff had yet to hear from Moore. Just before 5 p.m., Jon…

  19. New St. John’s uniforms have retro look, includes New York skyline (PHOTOS)

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

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    St. John’s is no longer under the Nike brand. This year the Johnnies will sport new Under Armour jerseys. On Tuesday, head coach Steve Lavin gave his more than 10,000 Twitter followers a look at all four of St. John’s jerseys for this season. The Red Storm will wear two sets of home and away…

  20. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo on coaching contracts, transfer rules

    Sep 17, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

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    Tom Izzo spoke at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club down in Birmingham, AL, on Monday, where he did an impressive job of eloquently and intelligently speaking about some of the more controversial topics in college sports without saying much of note. That’s what we like to call coach-speak. What was interesting, however, was that Izzo…