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  1. Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos ready to embrace a larger role next season

    Jun 27, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Portland v Gonzaga

    UNION, N.J. — Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos will be returning to school for his junior season in 2013-2014, but that doesn’t change the fact that Thursday’s 2013 NBA Draft will be quite meaningful for native of Ontario. Teammate and countryman Kelly Olynyk has a chance to be a lottery pick. Fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett…

  2. Report: Bill Raftery to team with Gus Johnson for Fox Big East games

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Ladies and gentlemen, our dream has come true. Bill Raftery is leaving ESPN to join Fox Sports 1, according to a report from Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead. The news was announced in a press release as well. The dream isn’t that Raftery is leaving ESPN, because his presence alongside Sean McDonough and Jay…

  3. Rodney Hood injures Achilles’, extent unknown

    Jun 27, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    The two biggest reasons that Duke is once again considered a Final Four threat and a favorite to win a very strong ACC are incoming freshman Jabari Parker and rising sophomore Rasheed Sulaimon. But two players won’t be enough to get the Blue Devils all that far in a season that many believe is as…

  4. Report: Auburn transfer Jordan Price headed to La Salle

    Jun 27, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

    Jordan Price

    Auburn transfer Jordan Price has committed to La Salle, according to a report from Jon Rothstein, and he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014-2015. Price averaged 5.4 points as a freshman at Auburn, but after missing a month in the middle of the season, Price never returned to form. He scored…

  5. Alex Len defends Maryland’s medical treatment on his ankle

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    Over the weekend, a seemingly innocuous interview between Alex Len and Grantland’s duo of Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose became a big deal when Len said that he played “half of the season” hurt and that Maryland didn’t do an MRI on his ankle until after the season was over. That would have been a…

  6. Wichita State associate AD reprimanded for tourney outburst

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

    Wichita State Shockers' Baker celebrates while cutting down part of the net after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Three months after the fact, the NCAA is finally taking action against those that broke their rules during the NCAA tournament. With verbal reprimands. First, it was Bill Self getting punished for going all fists of fury on the scorer’s table. Then, it was Marshall Henderson feeling the wrath of an NCAA statement in June…

  7. Documentary of Louisville-Kentucky rivalry filmed for the last two years

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Adam Lefkoe

    We can sit here and debate all day long about what the best college basketball rivalry is. Duke-Carolina. Xavier-Cincinnati. Michigan-Michigan State. Kansas-Missouri. That’s only naming a few. What’s inarguable, however, is the fact that right now, at this very moment, there is nowhere in college hoops where the hatred is as pure or as powerful…

  8. Otto Porter takes a shot at Syracuse signing a ticket stub (PHOTO)

    Jun 27, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Syracuse v Georgetown

    Otto Porter held an autograph signing at a Modells’ in New York yesterday, one day before he’ll be picked somewhere in the top five of the 2013 NBA Draft. Justin Hom, whose twitter handle is @SinChuck, went to the signing with a ticket stub from Porter’s most impressive performance of his career: 33 points, eight…

  9. Unknown 6-foot-2 HS senior has dunk go viral (VIDEO)

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

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    You never heard of Christian Terrell. I had never heard of him, either. Recruiting analysts probably didn’t have much of an idea who he was until Wednesday, when the video of the dunk you see above made its way onto the internet. And all of a sudden, a 6-foot-2 guard from Jacksonville was on Sportscenter.…

  10. Sixteen players remain at World University Games training camp

    Jun 26, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Bob McKillop

    USA Basketball announced the 16 players who remain in contention for the 12 roster spots on this summer’s World University Games team, with standouts such as Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick on the list. The training camp will conclude on June 30, with USA Basketball announcing the 12-player roster shortly thereafter. The World…

  11. Akron announces reinstatement of forward Quincy Diggs

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT

    Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon-Journal

    Before the start of the 2012-13 season, Akron head coach Keith Dambrot announced that 6-6 forward Quincy Diggs was suspended for the entire year due to a violation of the school’s Code of Student Conduct. Even with the return of key figures like center Zeke Marshall this was seen as an important loss for the…

  12. Marquette receives verbal commitment from 2014 forward Malek Harris

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    With a talented five-member recruiting class joining the program this summer, Marquette head coach Buzz Williams has the pieces needed to contend for a Big East title. On Wednesday, the Marquette program landed its first verbal commitment in the 2014 class. 6-7 combo forward Malek Harris (Orland Park, Ill.) verbally committed to attend Marquette (subscription…

  13. NCAA reprimands Marshall Henderson for gesture following loss to La Salle

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    The NCAA was busy on Wednesday, as the governing body handed down sanctions to the University of Oregon football program and reprimanded Kansas head coach Bill Self for his behavior during an NCAA tournament game. Also of note was the NCAA issuing a public reprimand of Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson regarding his actions following…

  14. Stanford announces addition of Tim O’Toole to coaching staff

    Jun 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

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    With assistant coach Mark Madsen leaving the program to take over as head coach of the Los Angeles D-fenders of the NBA D-League, Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins had a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. Dawkins has found a replacement and an experienced one at that, as Stanford announced on Wednesday that Tim…

  15. 2014 guard Jaquan Lyle verbally commits to Louisville

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    Scout.com

    Louisville added a third recruit to its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon, as versatile 6-5 guard Jaquan Lyle (Evansville, Ind.) verbally committed to attend the school. The news was first reported by Brian Snow of Scout.com, with Lyle himself confirming the news via Twitter. Yes, it's true. I'm going to be a cardinal, and…

  16. John Calipari makes a comparison for his new Kentucky team

    Jun 26, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Expectations will be high for Kentucky as we near the start of the 2013-14 season. Probably ridiculously high, actually. But when you add six McDonald’s All-Americans to a roster that returns former McDonald’s All-Americans like Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, people tend to demand championships. And in Lexington, championships are all that really matter. Now…

  17. Michigan freshman Derrick Walton not asked to be next Trey Burke

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    JohnBeilein

    Trey Burke will walk across the podium during Thursday night’s NBA Draft and shake the hand of NBA commissioner David Stern as a likely lottery pick. The former Michigan point guard led the Wolverines to the title game as a sophomore this past season, but two years ago, Burke was tasked with replacing Darius Morris after…

  18. Kansas head coach Bill Self reprimanded by NCAA for hitting LED table

    Jun 26, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    Kansas head coach Bill Self was publicly reprimanded and fined this week for his actions while the Jayhawks faced North Carolina in a third-round NCAA Tournament game in Kansas City this past season. The offense: Self hit the LED scorer’s table during the game and damaged it according to a statement from the NCAA. NCAA…

  19. Report: Houston transfer Joseph Young taking visits

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    University of Houston Athletics

    After announcing his transfer from Houston a few weeks ago, former Houston guard Joseph Young is taking a pair of visits to Pac-12 schools, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Young — a 6’3 guard — averaged 18 points per game for the Cougars last season, but left Houston after his father Michael Young —…

  20. Report: SMU guard Brian Bernardi granted release

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Larry Brown

    SMU freshman guard Brian Bernardi has been granted his release from the Mustangs and is free to transfer schools, per a report from CSN Washington’s Daniel Martin. Martin spoke with Bernardi’s former high school on the decision and the 6’2 guard from New York City has already received early interest from George Washington. Bernardi averaged…