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  1. Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga is now a member of the school’s faculty

    Sep 20, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Jim Larranaga

    After leading the Miami Hurricanes to their first-ever ACC title, head coach Jim Larrañaga has added another title to his resume: professor. On Friday the school announced that Larrañaga was named Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, marking the second time in his coaching career that he’s been a faculty member while also serving as…

  2. 2014 combo guard Robert Johnson commits to Indiana

    Sep 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After many Indiana fans lamented the fact that their program had yet to land a recruit in the 2014 class, the Hoosier faithful can breathe a little easier. 6-foot-3 four-star guard Robert Johnson verbally committed to attend the Big Ten school on Friday afternoon, announcing his decision during a press conference at Benedictine College Prep…

  3. Former Western Michigan basketball player aims to make history

    Sep 20, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

    Rick Chyme/mlive.com

    In four seasons as a member of the Western Michigan basketball program, Pat Cleland played in 41 games and averaged less than a point per contest after originally joining the program as a manager. His name likely won’t be found on too many of the pages in the school’s record book, but Cleland may find…

  4. Hawai’i takes to the water for its offseason workouts (VIDEO)

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

    Gib Arnold

    With the offseason being what it is, the usual training regimen college basketball players go through has the potential to become stale at some point in the summer. To combat this many programs will switch things up, with the goal not only being to reinvigorate the players but to also force them to adjust to…

  5. Are the masses sleeping on Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars?

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Ed Cooley

    When Providence College hired Ed Cooley back in 2011, the hope of many was that the Providence native was the right man to rebuild a proud program that had fallen on hard times. Lacking discipline both on and off the court, the Friars had a tough enough time fighting their way out of the bottom…

  6. Luke Fischer’s offseason development key for Indiana in 2013-14

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Joe Koshollek/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    There’s no denying the fact that Cody Zeller was one of the best players in college basketball last season, as the 7-footer averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game on an Indiana squad that won the Big Ten regular season title and reached the Sweet 16. But he’s gone now, as are Victor Oladipo,…

  7. Boot camp serves as valuable leadership experience for Missouri

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Missouri v Colorado State

    Whether it’s for the physical conditioning or the teamwork exercises, more college basketball teams have made use of boot camps in recent years. The latest program to jump on board is Missouri, which trained with the Missouri National Guard with an eye towards establishing team leaders after their starting point guard (Phil Pressey) left school…

  8. Assigned Reading: The cautionary tale of Korleone Young

    Sep 19, 2013, 7:37 PM EST

    Augusta Chronicle

    Earlier this week NCAA President Mark Emmert discussed the idea of possibly allowing players to enter the NBA Draft directly out of high school. Of course, the fact of the matter is that this decision rests in the hands of the NBA (its owners and players’ association would have to negotiate this as part of…

  9. Seton Hall fan celebrates Isaiah Whitehead’s commitment with Gatorade bath (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    While much of the attention regarding recruiting is focused on the players and the programs they commit to (as it should be), fan reactions can also be eye-catching. Of course there are the angry types who react to their favorite team missing out on a prospect as a spoiled child would, albeit with a lot…

  10. Preseason preparations include hot yoga sessions for Iowa State

    Sep 19, 2013, 5:29 PM EST

    Georges Niang

    Fred Hoiberg’s Iowa State Cyclones were one Aaron Craft shot away from taking Ohio State to overtime in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 last season. Alas, Craft’s clutch shot fell and it was the Buckeyes, not Iowa State, who booked tickets to Los Angeles for the West regional semifinals as a result. With four…

  11. Stephen Zimmerman mixtape, No. 2 Class of 2015 (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    Stephen Zimmerman is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2015. He’s a versatile, 6-foot-11 big man that blocks shots, makes threes and throws behind the back passes. Mixtapes are about as effective method of scouting as whatever it is that Michael Jordan does to prepare for the draft, but it’s pretty easy to…

  12. Isaiah Whitehead, No. 14 in Class of 2014, commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After a wild recruitment that saw some fireworks down the stretch, the latest in a long line of Brooklyn-bred, Lincoln HS stars finally announced where he would be attending school on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to announce that I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” Isaiah Whitehead, the No. 14 recruit in Rivals…

  13. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EST

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…

  14. Michigan students only used 46% of purchased student tickets

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Michigan basketball has been on a massive upswing since they began the 2010-2011 season 1-6 in league play. The Wolverines ended up making the tournament and reaching the Round of 32 in 2011. They won a share of the Big Ten title in 2012. They made the National Title game in 2013 while sending the…

  15. Final Four selection process for 2017-2020 has begun, will remain in domes

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    On Thursday morning, the NCAA sent out a release formally announcing that the bidding process for the 2017-2020 Final Fours has begun. Here’s the timeline for the selection process, which takes over a year: October 11th: Cities that want to make a bid on a Final Four must declare their intent to. November 15th: A draft budget,…

  16. Air Force to try to raise $30,000 to donate to Colorado flood relief efforts

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

    Dave Pilipovich

    The rain may have stopped out in Colorado, but the full extent of the damage from last week’s brutal flooding is still being determined. The good news? The number of people unaccounted for is as low as 200, as electricity has been restored to some regions and rescuers have reached some stranded victims. The bad…

  17. Timelapse of JMU’s new court being painted is awesome (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:09 AM EST

    jmucourt-com

    James Madison unveiled their new court a couple of weeks back to mixed reviews. Selling two massive bulldogs wearing crowns with fangs revealed is a tough thing to do. But regardless of how you feel about their court in general, watching it get painted is pretty awesome. That is not an easy, or quick, process.

  18. Hartford’s John Gallagher receives contract extension through 2018

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:40 AM EST

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    Despite an overall record of 17-14 (10-6 America East), the 2012-13 season was a historic one for the Hartford Hawks. Why? The program made its first-ever postseason appearance as a Division I member, earning a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. As a result head coach John Gallagher was rewarded with a contract extension through the…

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

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:07 PM EST

    Photosport

    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…

  20. 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…