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  1. Former Marist center Menelik Watson picked by Oakland Raiders in 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 27, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

    Sean Progar, Menelik Watson

    The Oakland Raiders trade with the Miami Dolphins gave them a second-round pick on Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft. With the 10th pick in the second round, the 42nd overall, the Raiders selected Florida State offensive lineman Menelik Watson. The Manchester, England native started off his collegiate career at Marist … as a…

  2. Jarnell Stokes to return to Tennessee for junior season

    Apr 27, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Jarnell Stokes, Daniel Coursey

    Another key member of Tennessee’s 2012-2013 season is set to return to Knoxville next fall. Second-leading scorer Jarnell Stokes will not declare for the NBA Draft and will instead be back in a Volunteers’ uniform for his junior season. The school announced the news on Saturday morning. “After considering entering the NBA Draft, I have…

  3. Ex-Rutgers guard Eli Carter down to Florida and Maryland

    Apr 27, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Eli Carter, Kyle Smyth

    Another former Rutgers’ player is getting closer and closer to finding a new home. Sophomore guard and leading scorer Eli Carter, who received his release from Rutgers last week, is down to only two schools: Florida and Maryland. Carter tweeted that on Friday afternoon. Down to Maryland & Florida!! #Decisions — Eli Carter (@Eli_Carter5) April…

  4. Report: Former West Virginia wing Aaron Brown transferring to Saint Joseph’s

    Apr 26, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Aaron Brown, Chris Zurcher, Connell Crossland

    After seeing his playing time drop as a sophomore, wing Aaron Brown made the decision to leave West Virginia. On Friday it was reported by HawkHillHardwood.com that Brown has found a new home, as the Darby, Penn. native will return to the Philadelphia area to play at Saint Joseph’s. Brown will have two years of…

  5. Oregon State junior guard Ahmad Starks to transfer

    Apr 26, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Ahmad Starks

    According to multiple reports Oregon State junior guard Ahmad Starks has decided to transfer, citing a desire to be closer to his ailing grandmother in his native Chicago. Starks’ grandmother, who raised Starks, currently suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia according to John Hunt of The Oregonian. “My plan is to be somewhere in the…

  6. Five important NBA Draft decisions remain with deadline rapidly approaching

    Apr 26, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    Isaiah Austin

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Friday featured two decisions of importance in regards to the 2013 NBA Draft. While Miami sophomore point guard Shane Larkin is expected to leave school, UConn junior point guard Shabazz Napier made the decision to return to Storrs. The NBA deadline…

  7. Louisville adds former FIU assistant Mike Balado to coaching staff

    Apr 26, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    University of Louisville Athletics

    Louisville announced Friday afternoon that it has hired former FIU assistant coach Mike Balado as an assistant coach, filling the vacancy left when Kareem Richardson accepted the head coaching position at UMKC. Balado was originally headed north to Minnesota with new head coach Richard Pitino and even joined the staff in Minneapolis. But he resigned…

  8. Four players receive scholarship releases from South Carolina

    Apr 26, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

    Frank Martin

    On the day that South Carolina announced the addition of seven newcomers (including midyear transfer Tyrone Johnson) the school also announced that four players had their requests to be released from their scholarships granted. Guards Damien Leonard, Brian Richardson and Eric Smith, and forward RJ Slawson all asked for their releases and received them according…

  9. UConn point guard Shabazz Napier to return for senior season

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier, Kevin Ollie

    UConn received some good news Friday morning, as point guard Shabazz Napier notified coaches of his intentions to return for his senior campaign. And with guard Ryan Boatright and forward DeAndre Daniels deciding the same the Huskies should be a contender in the American Athletic Conference next season, with Louisville and Memphis being the likely…

  10. Report: UNC Asheville to promote associate head coach Nick McDevitt

    Apr 26, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    UNC Asheville Athletics

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, UNC Asheville will introduce associate head coach Nick McDevitt as the program’s new head coach Friday afternoon. McDevitt took over as interim head coach after Eddie Biedenbach stepped down to join Buzz Peterson’s staff at UNC Wilmington.…

  11. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shows off new tattoo

    Apr 26, 2013, 9:52 AM EDT

    Kenny Klein/Louisville Athletics

    In the aftermath of Louisville’s national title victory over Michigan, head coach Rick Pitino made public his promise to the team that he would get a tattoo if they won the school’s third championship. With the mission accomplished the Hall of Fame head coach proved to be a man of his word, with Louisville senior…

  12. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps diagnosed with bladder cancer

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Dick Vitale, Richard Phelps

    The college basketball world learned some bad news late Thursday, as ESPN announced that current analyst and former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Phelps has undergone surgery and will begin treatment near his home in South Bend, Ind. next week, according to the report. In a brief statement,…

  13. Report: UNLV to build statue in honor of Jerry Tarkanian

    Apr 25, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian

    On April 8 former UNLV head coach received the honor that many felt was overdue, as he was officially named a member of the 2013 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame class. And it looks as if “Tark the Shark” will be the recipient of another honor in the near future. According to a report from…

  14. La Salle, head coach Dr. John Giannini agree to contract extension

    Apr 25, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    After leading the La Salle basketball program to its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1955, head coach Dr. John Giannini was in line to receive a reward from the school in the form of a contract extension. On Thursday the school announced that an agreement has been reached on a multi-year extension. Since receiving his…

  15. Stars returning to school means the ’13-’14 season is shaping up to be unreal

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    College basketball fans have become accustomed to the month of April consistently disappointing them. Over the course of the month, we’ve learned, player after player will announce their intentions to forgo the rest of their collegiate eligibility and enter their name into the NBA Draft. All those hopes and dreams you had about your favorite…

  16. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson to return for senior season

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Cory Jefferson, Marcus Smart

    Creighton wasn’t the only basketball program to receive good news on Thursday. Baylor power forward Cory Jefferson, who emerged as one of the most improved players in the Big 12 this past season, announced his decision to return to school for his senior season in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Cory Jefferson WILL return to…

  17. Eastern Michigan suspends forward Glenn Bryant following arrest

    Apr 25, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

    Eastern Michigan v Syracuse

    Eastern Michigan forward Glenn Bryant was arraigned on charges of assault by strangulation and aggravated domestic violence after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument between the two on Monday. The assault by strangulation charge is a felony, while the domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor. The 19-year-old woman called police and met…

  18. Report: Former Arkansas center Hunter Mickelson transferring to Kansas

    Apr 25, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hunter Mickelson, Andrew Young

    Kansas has reportedly added a body to its stable of front court players, as JayhawkSlant.com reported on Thursday that 6-10 center Hunter Mickelson will be transferring to the school. Mickelson arrives in Lawrence after playing two seasons at Arkansas, where he averaged 5.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per contest. Last Wednesday Mickelson…

  19. Doug McDermott returning to Creighton for his senior year

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    Another year of Dougie McBuckets! Creighton star Doug McDermott announced on Thursday that he would be returning to school for his senior season. Coming off of a first-team all-american season in 2012-2013, McDermott will immediately vault to the top of the National Player of the Year contender list and makes the Bluejays a threat to…

  20. Andre Roberson to announce his NBA Draft decision on Friday

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andre Roberson

    Colorado will find out just how high their ceiling is next season on Friday morning. Andre Roberson, the nation’s second-leading rebounder and the Buffaloes’ most versatile defender, will be announcing whether or not he enters the NBA Draft at a press conference at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. Most believe the decision to be a coin-flip:…