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  1. Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles released from the hospital after collapsing in practice

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    Good news came this weekend for Gregg Marshall and his Wichita State Shockers. On Sunday, the university announced that freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis after collapsing during a practice on Tuesday at Koch Arena. An incident like this is scary for anybody, but it hits close to home especially…

  2. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…

  3. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  4. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  5. Fans can now purchase pieces of Louisville’s 2013 Final Four floor

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    GoCards.com

    In an effort to use the passion of their fanbase and last season’s run to a national title for a good cause, Louisville made the decision to sell pieces of the floor from last year’s Final Four and donate the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They come in three different sizes, starting at $99.99, and…

  6. Kansas unveils new uniforms, modeled by Andrew Wiggins in GQ shoot (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

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    On Friday, Kansas gave us a first look at the new uniforms that the Jayhawks will be wearing for the 2013-2014 season. They did it on Instagram, posting a video on the Athletic Department’s official account of a behind-the-scenes GQ shoot with Andrew Wiggins: Think about that for a second. Wiggins is a freshman at…

  7. Serial photobomber Jay Bilas struck again this weekend (PHOTO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

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    If you’re going to be taking a picture in the presence of ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas, you need to be prepared for the inevitable fact that Bilas will ruin that picture. As he did here. And here. And, over the weekend, here: (h/t @jaybilas)

  8. Bethune-Cookman adds former Hofstra forward Daquan Brown

    Sep 8, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Hofstra Athletics

    With the top three rebounders from last season’s team gone, Bethune-Cookman head coach Gravelle Craig can use the extra help in the paint as the Wildcats look to improve on their 14-20 (7-9 MEAC) record of a year ago. On Friday the school announced the addition of graduate transfer Daquan Brown, who joins the program…

  9. 2014 guard Chandler Hutchison commits to Boise State

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Leon Rice, Derrick Marks

    Boise State head coach Leon Rice has two of the best perimeter players in the Mountain West in Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks, two players some believe are capable of making the Broncos a contender for the conference title in 2013-14. What’s even better for Boise State fans is the fact that both are juniors,…

  10. Nevada lands first two commitments in 2014 class

    Sep 8, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Long Beach Gazette

    With two of their most important players, point guard Deonte Burton and wing Jerry Evans Jr., entering their senior season, the Nevada Wolf Pack have two key holes to fill as they look to improve their standing within the Mountain West. On Sunday the program picked up its first two verbal commitments in the 2014…

  11. 6-7 forward Zane Waterman becomes Manhattan’s fourth commitment

    Sep 8, 2013, 5:58 PM EST

    Steve Masiello

    Despite last season’s injury-riddled 14-18 campaign, things are looking up for the Manhattan basketball program. Having to augment their style of play due to those significant personnel losses (the biggest one being leading scorer George Beamon), Steve Masiello’s Jaspers still managed to reach the title game of the MAAC tournament. Now healthy, expectations are high…

  12. 2014 power forward Obi Enechionyia headed to Temple

    Sep 8, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

    Fran Dunphy

    Given their overall lack of depth, success on the recruiting trail in the 2014 class is of great importance to the Temple basketball program. Fran Dunphy’s Owls won’t be able to add those players to this season’s roster, which at present time has just ten scholarship athletes, but a good run recruiting-wise will help Temple…

  13. Hall of Fame caps off months of success for Rick Pitino, but coaching career will continue

    Sep 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Rick Pitino sat at his table, championship ring on his finger, wearing a white polo with the Louisville Cardinals logo on the left side of his chest — new tattoo on the back of his left shoulder — and the most recent addition to his weekend wardrobe, a Hall of Fame blazer.…

  14. Tom Izzo instructs Michigan State student section to leave Spartan Stadium during lightning delay (VIDEO)

    Sep 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

    Tom Izzo

    The students of Michigan State University have great love and respect for head coach Tom Izzo. So when a good portion of the student section refused to exit Spartan Stadium during a lightning delay before the South Florida-MSU game on Saturday, it was Izzo who got on the field, microphone in hand, as the voice…

  15. Delaware gets first 2014 commit in point guard Kory Holden

    Sep 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Holden

    Delaware has started its Class of 2014 by getting a commitment from James M. Bennett High (Md.) point guard Kory Holden on Saturday night, while he was on an official visit. This commitment came via Edgar Walker of DMVElite.com, who tweeted the news. Holden is a three-star point guard according to Rivals, who held offers…

  16. Providence close to landing transfer guard Junior Lomomba

    Sep 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

    Ed Cooley

    On Saturday, Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars missed out on landing 2014 guard Jared Terrell, as well as his friend Abdul-Malik Abu, but according to report on Sunday, Cooley is close to adding a new member to the Friars’ backcourt. Junior Lomomba, who left Cleveland State, has been on campus in Rhode Island, and…

  17. Dayton lands commitment from point guard Darrell Davis

    Sep 8, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Archie Miller

    Another point guard came off the board on Sunday morning. While on an official visit to Dayton, Douglass Academy (Mich.) point guard Darrell Davis committed to the Flyers, according to ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman. This commitment comes on the same morning as Helen Cox High (La.) guard Dominic Magee picking Memphis over a dozen other…

  18. Four-star point guard Dominic Magee commits to Memphis

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:47 AM EST

    Facebook/Reebok Challenge Breakout

    Josh Pastner and Memphis began its Class of 2014 on Sunday morning with a commitment from Helen Cox High (La.) point guard Dominic Magee. The 6-foot-3 Magee announced his college decision from his previously problematic Twitter account. I came here an made it happen.ima take my talents to Memphis …ima be a TIGER BBY 💯👌🏀…

  19. Rick Pitino wants Louisville to play son Richard, Minnesota in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Louisville athletics is in conference realignment limbo, spending this season in the brand-new American Athletic Conference, waiting to join the ACC as its newest member next July. The year-long wait to join the ACC hasn’t stopped Rick Pitino, who is being enshrined this weekend at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,…

  20. Pac-12 Networks sign digital distribution deal

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:31 PM EST

    Larry Scott

    You may remember that broad distribution of the Pac-12 Network is being held up by DirecTV, which has balked at assigning bandwidth to the upstart sports network. Only the Big Ten Network has managed to make a profit running its own network, and other BCS conferences – most notably the SEC – have turned to…