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

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    VCU v Michigan

    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…

  2. 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…

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

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. Rick Ray clarifies the Jalen Steele injury situation

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

    SEC Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    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…

  7. 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…

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

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    E1T1

    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…

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

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EST

    Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. Four-star center Quadri Moore commits to Cincinnati

    Sep 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Quadri Moore

    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…

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

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

    @SJUCoachLavin

    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…

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

    Sep 17, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

    Tom Izzo

    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…

  14. Preseason NIT bracket finally released; Duke-Arizona final please?

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    2013NITSeasonTip-OffBracket

    The NCAA has finally released the bracket for the Preseason NIT, the last remaining early season tournament that is truly a 16 team tournament. Where as most events guarantee the pod host — one of the four high-profile teams in the event — a spot in the semifinals, the programs partaking in the NIT have…

  15. Memphis, not Kentucky, has the most to prove this season

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

    Memphis v Xavier

    On Tuesday afternoon, Eamonn Brennan of ESPN.com posted a list of his top ten teams with the most to prove this season. Brennan has Kentucky at No. 1, a number that I’m not sure that I can get behind. The Wildcats are coming off of an ugly season, one which saw them underperform throughout the…

  16. Reports: Top 75 recruit Alex Robinson commits to Texas A&M:

    Sep 17, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    CBE Hall Of Fame Classic

    Texas A&M made some noise on the recruiting trail on Tuesday afternoon, as Billy Kennedy landed a commitment from Alex Robinson. Robinson is a 6-foot-1 lefty point guard that ranks 58th in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. He’s Texas A&M’s first recruit in the class, and just finished an official visit to College…

  17. Mark Emmert on paying athletes: ‘If you’re going to come to us, you’re going to be a student’

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    Mark Emmert

    There may not be a more contentious debate in all of college athletics than whether or not the players that generate so many billions of dollars in revenue should receive a larger cut of those profits. Conferences are signing billion-dollar deals for the rights to broadcast their games. The NCAA tournament is responsible for generating…

  18. Report: Princeton lands a commitment from three-star Alec Brennan

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:27 AM EST

    Expressions Elite

    Princeton has made another fine addition to their 2014 recruiting class, as head coach Mitch Henderson earned himself a commitment from Alec Brennan on Monday night. Brennan is a 6-foot-9 four-man out of Milton Academy in Massachussetts that played his AAU ball with Expressions Elite, the same program that’s sending Abdul Malik-Abu to NC State…

  19. Tennessee unveils new uniforms for 2013-14

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Tennessee Volunteers head coach Martin instructs his team as they take on the Ole Miss Rebels during the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    The Tennessee Volunteers new uniforms are pretty slick and adidas did a nice job of cleaning up the jerseys for the 2013-14 season. The previous uniforms had black shadowing around the lettering and numbers and that has since been removed for a cleaner all-white look. The words “Vol Nation” are also inscribed on the jersey…

  20. VCU lands big commitment from 2014 forward Terry Larrier

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:40 PM EST

    VCU v Michigan

    The VCU Rams landed a big commitment on Monday night as 6’8″ forward Terry Larrier verballed to the Atlantic 10 program. The news was first reported by Scout.com’s Evan Daniels and Larrier told Daniels that his relationship with Rams head coach Shaka Smart was a big reason why he chose the rams. Just got off the…