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  1. We now know who rented the car driven by UNC guard P.J. Hairston

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    One of the biggest questions that had yet to be answered regarding the legal case involving North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston was who rented the GMC Yukon the junior was driving when pulled over by Durham Police on June 5. That question was answered Wednesday, as 39-year old Haydn Thomas was the one who rented…

  2. Wisconsin point guard Josh Gasser still isn’t 100% healthy

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Josh Gasser

    Back in October, just days after Boy Ryan announced that he would have the unenviable task of replacing Jordan Taylor as Wisconsin’s starting point guard, Josh Gasser blew out his knee. But this wasn’t just a simple torn ACL, which is why Gasser is still a couple of months away from returning to the court…

  3. Looking Back: The 2004 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    NBA COMMISSIONER STERN GREETS NUMBER ONE NBA DRAFT PICK DWIGHT HOWARD

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  4. Leonard Hamilton inks a rich contract extension through 2017

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Tallahassee until 2017, the school announced on Wednesday. “I am extremely thankful to President Eric Barron and our administration for allowing us to continue to build upon the foundation that we have worked so hard to put into place…

  5. Gary Harris is healthy, and that’s a scary thought for Big Ten teams

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  “I wanna do whatever I can to help my team win.” That’s how Michigan State guard Gary Harris described his mindset heading into the summer, and it’s a mindset that everyone paying attention should believe. Harris played the entirety of last season with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the…

  6. Boston Globe: Fred Hoiberg a potential target for the Celtics job

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    Back in May, when all of up college hoop heads were looking for something — anything — to write about, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf penned a piece on Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg had just signed a new contract with the Cyclones, one in which he has a $2 million buyout if he leaves…

  7. The Harrisons and James Young won’t be at Kentucky this summer

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Calipari

    The back court portion of Kentucky’s heralded 2013 recruiting class was in Lexington last weekend, but they won’t remain on campus all summer. James Young, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison weren’t able to register for Kentucky’s summer session. But don’t worry, Big Blue Nation, this isn’t a Donte Clark situation. The Harrisons didn’t graduate from…

  8. Looking Back: The 2003 Recruiting Class

    Jul 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  9. James Robinson’s pass leads to a Montrezl Harrell alley-oop in USA Basketball’s Under-19 win over Australia (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    NCAA Final Four Michigan Louisville Basketball

    USA Basketball Under-19 team moved to 5-0 with a lopsided 94-51 win over Australia in the 2013 FIBA World Championship on Tuesday Prague, Czech Republic. The U.S. forced 23 turnovers, leading to 26 points. The U.S. also used a high-paced offense to remain undefeated in tournament play — as seen in the video above. James Robinson…

  10. Mark Gottfried ‘can’t imagine’ anybody but Duke as the nation’s No. 1 team

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried had high praise for his in-state rival Duke during Tuesday’s annual summer press conference in Raleigh, N.C. N.C. State was the preseason favorite in the ACC last year, which ended in disappointment for the Wolfpack. Gottfried not only predicted Duke would be the top team in the new-look…

  11. Pittsburgh lands late 2013 shooting guard Detrick Mostella

    Jul 2, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

    Jamie Dixon

    Jamie Dixon and the Pitt Panthers landed a late 2013 commit from shooting guard Detrick Mostella (La Lumiere School/Decatur, Ala.). Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the news that the former Oklahoma State commit had changed his college plans for the fall. “Pitt has received a commitment from 2013 guard Detrick Mostella, per a source. Originally…

  12. Ex-Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine drops lawsuit against ESPN, wife Laurie’s suit pending in federal court

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Bernie Fine

    On Tuesday, attorneys for Bernie Fine — a former Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach — announced that their client was dropping his defamation lawsuit against ESPN, according to the Associated Press. Three weeks ago, it was reported that Fine was suing the company for $11 million. Tuesday afternoon, Fine’s attorneys from Harris Beach PLLC issued the following…

  13. Four-star forward L.J. Peak commits to Georgetown (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    John Thompson III

    On Tuesday, John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas landed a commitment from four-star small forward L.J. Peak (Gaffney High/Gaffney, S.C.). The 6-foot-5 Peak picked the Hoyas over offers from Florida State and his home state of South Carolina. As seen in the video above Peak and Gaffney High star wide receiver Shaq Davidson made…

  14. Michigan State guard Gary Harris will declare for NBA Draft ‘whenever it seems right’

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Gary Harris

    The 2014 NBA Draft is projected to be a loaded one. Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon Julius Randle and Jabari Parker are only a few names that could be next June’s draft. Another name that is also being considered a candidate to be a 2014 lottery pick  is Michigan State rising sophomore guard Gary…

  15. Doug McDermott is an All-American walk-on paying full tuition

    Jul 2, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Doug McDermott’s decision to return to Creighton for his senior season will be prove to be a costly one after Tuesday’s events. In the afternoon, point guard Grant Gibbs was informed that he had received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. Having Gibbs back is big for the Bluejays, but his return gave the…

  16. Looking Back: The 2002 Recruiting Class

    Jul 2, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  17. Report: Donte Clark denied admission by Virginia Tech

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    JOHNSON

    Donte Clark, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who was supposed to enroll at Virginia Tech for the 2013-2014 season, has been denied admission into the school, according to a report from Mark Berman of the Roanoke Times. Berman wrote that Clark was denied admission “for academic reasons regarding his GPA and SAT”, and that he won’t…

  18. Creighton’s Gibbs Grant-ed a sixth year of eligibility (VIDEO)

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:56 PM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    Creighton got some great news on Tuesday afternoon as the NCAA officially ruled that Grant Gibbs would be given a sixth-year of eligibility. Gibbs averaged 8.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.1 boards for the Bluejays last season, the second straight year that he led the Missouri Valley in assists. Creighton is 57-14 with Gibbs in…

  19. Is Syracuse thinking about ditching the Carrier Dome?

    Jul 2, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The Carrier Dome is approaching its 33rd birthday as the home venue for Syracuse football, basketball and lacrosse games, and for the same reasons that folks around town have been speculating about how much longer Jim Boeheim will remain with the program, questions seem to be percolating about how much longer the Dome will remain.…

  20. Kim Mulkey suspended for Baylor’s next tournament game

    Jul 2, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    NCAA Women's Championship Game - Notre Dame v Baylor

    In a seemingly unprecedented move, the NCAA has suspended Kim Mulkey, the head coach of the Baylor women’s basketball team, for the first game of their next NCAA tournament appearance for comments that she made after the Bears were upset by Louisville in the Sweet 16 last season. “The committee unanimously felt that the behavior…