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  1. Jabari Parker’s summer league mixape (VIDEO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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    There’s only so much that you can take out of a mixtape, regardless of how good the player looks. In this case, Jabari Parker is playing in a summer league where defense is, shall we say, lacking and he’s probably the best player on the floor by a good margin every time he steps on…

  2. Frank Martin one of many coaches revealing 9/11 memories on twitter

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

    Frank Martin

    One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people. Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies. Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,…

  3. Buffalo lands ‘top five steal’ in Class of ’14 in Lamonte Bearden

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

    Bobby Hurley

    Bobby Hurley’s career as a head coach in the MAC will get off to a good start given that Javon McCrea, one of the nation’s most underrated players, will anchor the roster in his first year. But to continue to build the program in a conference that includes perennial title contenders Akron and Ohio, Hurley…

  4. Rhode Island unveils a new court design (PHOTO)

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

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    Designing new basketball courts has become all the rage in college hoops this offseason, and Rhode Island apparently doesn’t want to be left out of the cool kid’s table. On Tuesday, Rhody announced a redesigned court at the Thomas M. Ryan Center with the new name The Alex and Ani Court. “We could not be more…

  5. Jevon Carter commits to West Virginia

    Sep 11, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

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    Bob Huggins landed his second commitment in the Class of 2014, as point guard Jevon Carter committed to the Mountaineers late on Tuesday evening. Carter is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Chicago’s Proviso East HS and was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals. “I just feel like this is the best fit for me,”…

  6. Coach K about Beyonce: “I’m madly in love” (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    It’s always a treat when we see college basketball coaches speaking outside of a crowded gym or full press room cluttered with reporters. When they are speaking off the cuff about non-basketball related things, it humanizes them, so to speak. Last weekend at the “Duke basketball campout,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski had the mic and…

  7. John Thompson III Elected to NABC Board of Directors

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    It was announced earlier today that Georgetown men’s basketball coach John Thompson III has been elected to the National Association Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. Thompson fills the position vacated by former Butler head coach Brad Stevens when he accepted the job to coach the Boston Celtics. For those who are unclear of the NABC’s…

  8. Former St. Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova one step closer to NBA

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

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    Everyone’s favorite WCC player Matthew Dellavedova is inching closer to earning a spot on an NBA roster. After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft, Dellavedova recently inked a two year, $1.3 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While there are no guarantees, things are looking bright for the St. Mary’s grad who hails from…

  9. With new batch of drinking pics, can Marshall Henderson avoid reverting into @NativeFlash22?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

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    Marshall Henderson became a sensation last season for a number of reasons — he made Ole Miss basketball relevant, which is not an easy thing to do; his antics on the court made him perfect GIF material; and he had a habit of making sure that his hard-partying ways ended up on social media as…

  10. How are college basketball team’s performing relative to their recruiting classes?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    ESPN basketball recruiting guru and San Antonio Spurs scouting coordinator Dave Telep broke down last week which colleges have had the most success on the recruiting trail in the past five years. Telep’s methodology was simple: Which schools had recruited the most recruits ranked in ESPN’s Top 100 in their class. Per Mike Waters of Syracuse.com,…

  11. Assigned Reading: Doug Gottlieb was once Johnny Manziel, a selfish college athlete

    Sep 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    If you don’t know of Doug Gottlieb’s story when he was a young and immature college basketball player at Notre Dame, here’s the short of it: In the spring of 1996 after the conclusion of his freshman season, Gottlieb betrayed the trust of a fellow Notre Dame student who graciously allowed him to use his…

  12. NCAA, D-II Slippery Rock sued over death of Jack Hill, Jr.

    Sep 10, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

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    The family of a Division II basketball player that died after an intense practice due to complications from sickle cell trait have sued Slippery Rock (PA) University and the NCAA. The parents of Jack Hill Jr., Jack Sr. and Cheryl, said that their son wasn’t screened for sickle cell trait and that school officials didn’t do…

  13. Florida transfer Cody Larson’s waiver approved at South Dakota State

    Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM EST

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    Cody Larson has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at South Dakota State. The Florida transfer received a legislative release waiver for a one-time transfer exception on Monday, meaning that he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-2014. “We want to thank the committee and the NCAA for taking the time to…

  14. Aaron Craft is engaged, and many women are upset

    Sep 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    @Craftroomies

    One of the most underrated college basketball twitter feeds out there is that of @CRAFTroomies which, as you can probably figure out, was put together by Aaron Craft’s roommates to document the life and times of Ohio State’s star point guard. Usually, the feed is chock full of tweets about taco night, pictures of Craft…

  15. Florida State lands a commitment from JuCo PF Cinmeon Bowers

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

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    Florida State earned their first commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, as 6-foot-6 forward Cinmeon Bowers pledged to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles. “Just committed to Florida State!” Bowers tweeted. Bowers was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, according to Rivals, but he couldn’t get cleared academically to play. He’s spent last…

  16. Report: Former top 50 recruit Robert Upshaw headed to Washington

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

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    Washington has landed Robert Upshaw, a former top 50 recruit that spent last season at Fresno State. “I had a nice visit with both Washington and Oregon,” Upshaw told ESPN.com. “I just felt like Washington was a better fit for me as a player. I liked it there, I felt comfortable and am looking forward to…

  17. Best dunks of the last decade? Don’t mind if I do (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:26 AM EST

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    Yesterday, CBT’s blog-buddy CJ Moore put together a list of the top ten dunks of the last decade, and as a longtime lover of a good posterization, I have to put up a link to it. It’s well worth your time. But it’s nowhere near the be-all, end-all for great dunks of the last decade.…

  18. Four-star shooting guard JP Macura commits to Xavier

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    Xavier made a nice pickup late on Monday night, as four-star J.P. Macura committed to Chris Mack and the Musketeers a week after taking an official visit to the Cincinnati campus. Macura, who hails from Minnesota, joins Edmund Sumner, a tough 6-foot-3 point guard from Michigan, in Mack’s Class of 2014. The duo should give…

  19. John Wall drops 40 in Kentucky’s alumni charity game with Jahlil Okafor in attendance

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 PM EST

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    John Wall continued his success inside the storied Rupp Arena, on Monday night during the UK Alumni Charity Game. The former UK point guard dropped 40 points leading his blue team in a 111-95 over the white team. Brandon Knight led the white team with 30 points. “E. Bled [Eric Bledsoe] told me I wasn’t…

  20. Tim Pernetti, former Rutgers athletic director, lands job with New York City Football Club

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice practice video scandal, has found a new job, and announced that he had joined on with New York City Football Club, as the future MLS club’s Chief Business Officer. Truly honored and excited to join @nycfc We will build something…