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  1. Report: Marshall Henderson expected back in class at Ole Miss (UPDATED)

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    On Tuesday morning, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported that troubled Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson is expected to return to class next week when the fall semester starts. Henderson was suspended indefinitely from the program back in July for a violation of team rules. According to reports at the time, it was once again drugs that…

  2. Iowa falls in exhibition tour as former Hawkeye Pierre Pierce buries game-winning shot

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Iowa

    Former Iowa guard Pierre Pierce — kicked off the team eight years ago following a second sexual assault charge — buried the game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper against his former school as Pierce and Hyeres-Toulon Basket defeated the Hawkeyes 84-82 in overtime during Iowa’s exhibition tour in France. The 30-year old Pierce is playing professionally in France for…

  3. Elite 2014 forward Stanley Johnson sets four visits

    Aug 19, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon

    Stanley Johnson is one of the premier players in the 2014 class and one of the best prospects on the west coast. The No. 8 overall prospect in Rivals’ 2014 rankings is starting to set dates for visits and the 6’6″ small forward from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California already has three…

  4. Fresno State announces 2013-14 non-conference schedule

    Aug 19, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

    Rodney Terry

    Fresno State and and head coach Rodney Terry announced its non-conference schedule on Friday and it includes a few interesting matchups with East Coast opponents while also marking the return of the 29th Fresno State Classic. The Fresno State Classic returns over Thanksgiving weekend on November 29th through December 1st for the first time since 2007 and…

  5. Kentucky makes five Super Tuesday appearances

    Aug 19, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    John Calipari

    The lineup for “Super Tuesday” was announced earlier Monday and the schedule is loaded with quality Big Ten and SEC contests with Kentucky leading the way with five appearances. The Wildcats will be one of the major stories of the upcoming season thanks to their insane amount of talent that includes six incoming McDonald’s All-Americans.…

  6. Wisconsin and Syracuse face tough test this week against CIS powerhouse

    Aug 19, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

    carleton

    It’s okay if you aren’t familiar with Canadian college basketball power Carleton University, but you can be sure that Wisconsin and Syracuse are both prepared for a tough contest this week during their respective Canadian exhibition tours when they face the Canadian Interuniversity Sport powerhouse. Carleton is in the midst of a Wooden-like nine of…

  7. JUCO forward Edson Avila will not enroll at Oklahoma

    Aug 19, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    As Oklahoma already faces questions surrounding their depth in the frontcourt for the upcoming season, they took another hit on Monday as it was announced that JUCO forward Edson Avila would not enroll at Oklahoma. According to a report from Soonerscoop.com, Avila did not meet eligibility requirements. “He did not meet established transfer requirements to participate…

  8. UNLV with a late addition to 2013 class in Jamal Aytes

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    UNLV made a late addition to their 2013-2014 roster on Monday afternoon, as Jamal Aytes announced on twitter that he will be a member of Sin City’s hoops team next season. I'm officially a UNLV Runnin' Rebel now!!! — Jamal Aytes (@Jbabyaytes) August 19, 2013 BYU, Boston College, Gonzaga, Miami, Kansas State, Northwestern and West…

  9. VCU reaches agreement with band leader Ryan Kopacsi

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:37 PM EST

    VCURamNation.com

    Good news, Ram fans! All that talk last week about the retirement of Ryan Kopacsi was enough to convince VCU to re-sign the beloved leader of the Peppas: Happy to announce that Ryan Kopacsi has agreed to a contract and will continue to be the Director of the Peppas #LetsGoVCU — VCU Athletics (@VCUathletics) August…

  10. There’s nothing wrong with the NCAA weighing their First Four options

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:12 PM EST

    firstfour

    Over the weekend, news broke that the NCAA decided against locking Dayton in as the sight of the First Four for the foreseeable future. According to WDTN in Dayton, the school filed a proposal with the NCAA, but that proposal was shot down. The Flyers will host the event in 2014 and 2015, but they’ll…

  11. Eite 2014 wing Devin Booker announces four official visits

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:42 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Devin Booker, the No. 27 player in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals, has set the date for four of his five allotted official visits. He’ll be heading to Michigan State on September 6th and Kentucky on September 9th, which will be followed by a trip to Michigan on October 5th and Missouri on…

  12. Florida’s Chris Walker may not enroll until December

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:42 AM EST

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    As much as we’ve all enjoyed Florida’s ridiculous workout videos and Patric Young’s attempt to woo NFL scouts, the most interesting story line of the summer for Florida has been the eligibility saga of incoming freshman Chris Walker. Walker is a top ten recruit in the Class of 2013, a 6-foot-10 athlete that will be…

  13. Chris Paul torches the best collegiate guards (VIDEO)

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:12 AM EST

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    Chris Paul held his point guard camp down in Winston-Salem, NC, from August 9th-12th, and some of the best collegiate back court players in the country traveled there to work out with and play against the six-time all-star and two-time Olympian. Play with is the key word here. I was able to attend the Point…

  14. Michael Jordan’s first points at North Carolina (VIDEO)

    Aug 19, 2013, 10:08 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats ownerJordan watches as his team plays against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    Before Michael Jordan became ‘MJ’ and ‘His Airness’, the greatest basketball player of all-time was just another McDonald’s All-American recruit at North Carolina. Given the otherworldly that Jordan became known for early in his career, it would be poetic if his first career collegiate points came on a thunderous dunk or a ridiculous finish in…

  15. Report: Former Illinois forward Ibby Djimde headed to Southern Illinois

    Aug 18, 2013, 9:54 PM EST

    Robin Scholz/Champaign News-Gazette

    In two seasons at Illinois 6-8 forward/center Ibby Djimde didn’t see much playing time, playing in just 28 games and averaging 2.9 minutes per contest. At the end of the 2012-13 season Djimde decided to move on with the hope of landing a larger role at another school. Djimde’s reportedly decided on a destination, as…

  16. Heart attack claims life of former Clemson player Devin Gray

    Aug 18, 2013, 8:56 PM EST

    Clemson University

    On Saturday it was learned that former Clemson basketball player Devin Gray passed away after suffering a heart attack in Atlanta, Ga. Gray, who grew up in Baltimore, was just 41 years old. In four seasons as a Tiger Gray, who was Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year in 1991, scored 1,322 points and…

  17. Small forward Brandon Austin becomes Alabama’s first 2015 commit

    Aug 18, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    NIT Stanford Alabama Football

    With multiple players having transferred out of the program, Alabama head coach Anthony Grant and his coaching staff will have some holes to fill in both their 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes. With three commitments in the 2014 class Alabama landed its first 2015 commitment on Sunday, as Montgomery (Ala.) Carver High School small forward…

  18. Half-court shot nets Ball State freshman free tuition for a semester (VIDEO)

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    Ball State University

    It’s doubtful that anyone needs a reminder that the cost of attending college is rising by the year, so every little bit helps. Ball State freshman Markus Burden, who hails from Frankfort, Ill., he had the opportunity that just about any college student would sign up for at his school’s “Welcome Week” festivities on Thursday…

  19. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser cleared for physical contact

    Aug 18, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

    Josh Gasser

    Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser’s 2012-13 season came to an end before it even began, as the expected starter suffered a season-ending knee injury in late October. With the rehab process being what it is, there were questions as to whether or not the redshirt junior would be cleared to take part in Wisconsin’s upcoming…

  20. Forward CJ Turman becomes Tennessee’s fourth 2014 commitment

    Aug 18, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Second Round-Tennessee-Mississippi St

    With Jeronne Maymon entering his senior campaign and Jarnell Stokes having flirted with the idea of entering the NBA Draft this past spring before deciding to return for his junior year, the Tennessee Volunteers needed to add more front court talent for the future. Cuonzo Martin and his staff have done just that, as two…