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  1. Report: Top 50 recruit Reid Travis quits football to focus on hoops

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Reid Travis wasn’t exactly a secret heading into this summer’s grassroots hoops circuit, but thanks to a growth spurt that added a couple of inches to his now 6-foot-7, 235 pound frame, Travis has some of the best programs in the country chasing him down. He’s already visited Gonzaga officially and currently has Michigan State,…

  2. Roy Williams is ‘tired’ of talking about suspended guard PJ Hairston

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    The biggest news story during the summer of 2013 was the saga of PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading returning scorer and arguably their most important piece heading into the 2013-2014 season. Three times during the offseason, Hairston had a run-in with the law, all three involving traffic stops, two of which came while Hairston was…

  3. Cullen Neal released from Australian hospital 10 days after appendectomy

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:16 AM EST


    New Mexico may have flamed out of the NCAA tournament in impressive fashion back in March, getting knocked off by No. 14 seed Harvard in the opening round of the big dance, but one loss doesn’t change the fact that the Lobos bring back the majority of a roster that put together as impressive of…

  4. Report: Marshall’s leading scorer Elijah Pittman indicted on battery charges

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Elijah Pittman

    Marshall has seen better days. After struggling through a disappointing 2012-2013 campaign in which the Thundering Herd finished 13-19 and just 6-10 in a thoroughly mediocre Conference USA, Marshall watched as their entire front line — double-double machine Dennis Tinnon, Robert Goff and Nigel Spikes — graduated. Then, their most talented player, junior Deandre Kane,…

  5. Fresno State dismisses center Robert Upshaw from program

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    Fresno St UNLV Basketball

    When one-time Kansas State commit Robert Upshaw announced his decision to attend Fresno State, the hometown kid was the most highly-regarded signing of Rodney Terry’s brief tenure at the Mountain West school. But Upshaw’s freshman season was anything but smooth, as the 7-footer dealt with injuries and also ended up on the receiving end of…

  6. Marcus Smart and Julius Randle show off their hops (VIDEO)

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:04 PM EST

    Marcus Smart, Angel Rodriguez, Nino Williams, Le'Bryan Nash

    Two of the names college basketball fans will hear quite often this coming season are Marcus Smart and Julius Randle. Smart is coming off of an outstanding freshman campaign at Oklahoma State, winning Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors and becoming one of the faces of the future for USA Basketball as well. As…

  7. D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone facing up to 40 years on drug charges

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:06 PM EST

    Two days after a yearlong federal investigation resulted in his arrest, D.C. Assault co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of drug trafficking Wednesday. Malone pleaded not guilty to the charges, and if convicted he faces anywhere from five to forty years behind bars as well as a fine ranging…

  8. Former Boilermaker Brandon Brantley joins Purdue coaching staff

    Aug 14, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Matt Painter

    With Micah Shrewsberry joining Brad Stevens in Boston, Purdue head coach Matt Painter’s brought a familiar face back to West Lafayette to fill out his coaching staff. Purdue announced Wednesday that Brandon Brantley, who was a member of three Big Ten champion teams during his time as a player, has been hired as an assistant…

  9. Two freshmen in limbo as Syracuse prepares for Canada trip

    Aug 14, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

    Michigan v Syracuse

    With the departures of guards Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche and forward James Southerland, Syracuse will enter the ACC without three of its top four scorers from a season ago. That fact makes this a good summer for the program to take a summer trip to Canada, where they’ll play two games apiece in Montreal…

  10. Tommy Amaker to enter Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame

    Aug 14, 2013, 5:54 PM EST

    Tommy Amaker

    On the heels of a season that featured the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament victory, big things are expected of the Harvard Crimson in 2013-14. With guards Siyani Chambers and Laurent Rivard and forward Wesley Saunders all returning, not to mention a solid recruiting class (featuring power forward Zena Edsomwan) and the presence of Brandyn Curry…

  11. South Alabama announces addition of Russ Willemsen to coaching staff

    Aug 14, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

    South Alabama Athletics

    With recent hire Ronald Nored leaving to accept a position with the Boston Celtics, South Alabama head coach Matthew Graves had a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. Wednesday it was announced by the school that Graves has found his man, hiring former Tennessee Tech assistant Russ Willemsen. Willemsen spent eight seasons at Tennessee…

  12. Georgia Tech lands Tadric Jackson, a top 100 guard from the Class of 2014

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:32 PM EST


    Georgia Tech has added to their 2014 recruiting class, as Georgia native Tadric Jackson announced that he will be a Yellow Jacket when he enrolls in college. Jackson is currently ranked 90th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and becomes the first member of that class to commit to Brian Gregory at Tech.…

  13. Cal’s Justin Cobbs breaks right foot, out 6-8 weeks

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:28 PM EST

    California v Syracuse

    Cal will be without their leading returning scorer for the next six-to-eight weeks, as Justin Cobbs broken a bone in his right foot, the fifth metatarsal. The school announced the news in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. Cobbs averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists for the Bears a season ago, earning second-team all Pac-12…

  14. Maybe VCU’s band leader isn’t retiring after all

    Aug 14, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    So remember all that talk about VCU’s band leader retiring? Well, it may not quite be over yet. If you remember, Ryan Kopacsi, a nation-wide fan favorite and the energetic leader of The Peppas for the last 15 years, more or less announced his resignation on Monday night on Facebook. VCU, however, hadn’t heard anything…

  15. NCAA report on attendance figures: UK tops, Pac-12 struggles

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:49 PM EST


    On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA released an attendance report for the 2012-2013 season, and if you needed another example of why Kentucky fans are undoubtedly the most passionate in the country, you’ve got it. In the most disappointing season in recent memory for the Wildcats, Big Blue Nation still managed to lead the country in…

  16. Breaking down this year’s awesome College Gameday schedule

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    ESPN released their schedule for College Gameday during the 2013-2014 season, and man, do we have some good matchups to look forward to. It kicks off with a double-header, a trip to the Palestra in the morning to see Temple take on La Salle which is followed by a trip up I-95 to Storrs, where…

  17. It appears likely that the Champions Classic will be renewed

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:05 AM EST


    There has been a push in college basketball to make the games that are being played in November and December more meaningful and interesting. The early season holiday tournaments and the numerous showcase games have been pretty successful at creating excitement in the non-conference portion of the schedule, but nothing has come close to replicating…

  18. Ex-Louisville commit Quentin Snider to visit UCLA, UConn, USC; planning others

    Aug 13, 2013, 11:55 PM EST

    Montgomery County Ballard Basketball

    Ballard High School (Ky.) point guard Quentin Snider has had plenty of schools contact him since he reopened his recruitment two weeks ago. The four-star rising senior decided to back away from his initial commitment to the defending champion Louisville on July 31. The 6-foot-1 set visits, both unofficial and official, on Tuesday evening. Snider…

  19. Ex-Wyoming guard Luke Martinez pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:11 PM EST

    Luke Martinez

    On Monday, Wyoming senior guard Luke Martinez began serving a 45-day sentence in the Albany County Jail, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a bar fight in late December. The Casper Star-Tribune confirmed the news on Tuesday morning. Martinez had originally been charged with felony aggravated assault after putting one man in the hospital with…

  20. Kendrick Lamar verse sparks #CBBRapNames on Twitter

    Aug 13, 2013, 9:06 PM EST

    2013 BET Awards - Show

    Monday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar nearly broke Twitter when word got out about his verse on Big Sean’s track Control. During his verse, he calls out, by name, multiple high-profile hip hop artists. That verse spilled over to Twitter news on Tuesday, and by the evening Andy Glockner of Sports Illustrated decided to weigh in. So…