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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Missouri picks up commitment from 2014 F JaKeenan Gant

    Aug 18, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    JaKeenan Gant

    Frank Haith received good news Sunday morning when he learned that JaKeenan Gant, a 6-foot-8 forward from Springfield, GA pledged a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri. Gant was being courted by a slew of SEC and ACC schools. Evan Daniels of FOX Sports first broke the news of Gant’s decision: Jakeenan Gant has…

  11. Marist faces challenging non-conference schedule

    Aug 18, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    In year one under head coach Jeff Bower, Marist faces a challenging non-conference schedule with many of their tilts coming on the road. This should come as no surprise for Marist as they had just three home games in the non-conference portion of their schedule last season at home. For a program that is looking…

  12. Big Blue Nation concerned about renovating Rupp Arena

    Aug 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Earlier this summer, rumors swirled that Rupp Arena may undergo a face-lift in the near future. This news came with some very mixed emotions to many, and that hasn’t changed in the subsequent months. Change can be good, but not to all in Big Blue Nation who feel that renovating Rupp Arena and potentially changing…

  13. Former Mount St. Mary’s guard Shivaughn Wiggins transfers to Coastal Carolina

    Aug 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Earlier in August, Mount St. Mary’s head coach Jamion Christian was met with some bad news after learning Shivaughn Wiggins, the NEC Rookie of the Year, decided to transfer. Wiggins was the fourth leading scorer for The Mount averaging 9.6 points per game, and was an integral reason Christian’s first season ended so strongly as…

  14. UConn men and women to each play one game in Bridgeport next season

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    In late July, it was reported that the University of Connecticut had interest in playing home games in different venues aside from the XL Center in Hartford and its on-campus arena (Gampel Pavilion) in Storrs. Last week, sources confirmed that playing a game at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport was all but a done…

  15. Understated new court at… Boise State?

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

    photo courtesy Boise State

    New court surfaces are going in fast and furious throughout collegeĀ basketball. Most of them are wild, eye-busting designs, with each program looking to top the last. One school, however, put in a nice, modest new floor. Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena, of all places, is the home of a relatively mellow, mostly natural-wood-colored court. You…

  16. Transfer Watson academically ineligible at Wichita State

    Aug 17, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    Following a surprise Final Four run, there’s little doubt that Gregg Marshall and Wichita State are pulling in better players than the school has seen since Xavier McDaniel and Antoine Carr toed the stripe on campus. With big-time recruits come big-time headaches, it seems. Marshall had 6’7″, 240-lb.Ā juco transfer Earl Watson schedule to join the…

  17. French pros drop 100 on Alabama

    Aug 17, 2013, 7:00 PM EST


    I’ll be honest here. I don’t know if the French team Boulogne is any good or not, or how their talent level compares to your average SEC team, but the fact that they play in something called the “B Division” of French hoops doesn’t make them sound terribly impressive. What I do know, thanks to…

  18. ‘Cuse lands 2014 point Kaleb Joseph

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Michigan Syracuse Basketball

    It sounds like Kaleb Joseph really wanted to go to Syracuse. According to the Post-Standard, the 2014 guard barely had to set foot on campus before he agreed to don the Orange. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Joseph told the newspaper. “In the back of my mind it’s always where I wanted to…

  19. First Four might not always be in Dayton

    Aug 17, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    LIU Brooklyn v James Madison

    The First Four took a little getting used to for those of us who remember when the tourney was a perfectly balanced 64 teams. Even so, the fact that it was hosted at the University of Dayton year-in and year-out helped give it a certain cachet and familiarity. Dayton, of course, would love to keep…

  20. Bill Self says frosh Wayne Selden stands out in practice

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:48 PM EST

    Bill Self

    Anyone who loves college basketball is looking forward to seeing what Andrew Wiggins can do in a Kansas uniform. The Canadian import is going to be the sizzle in Allen Fieldhouse for a season at most. But Bill Self’s teams are more often winners because there’s plenty of steak behind the sizzle. Wiggins has been…