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  1. Hofstra basketball loses three more players, two graduates and one transfer

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    In the wake of head coach Mo Cassara being fired by Hofstra, the Pride announced on Tuesday that three players had decided to leave the program. DaQuan Brown, who averaged just 2.7 points last season and was a second team member of the CAA’s all-academic team, will graduate. As will Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who will be…

  2. AthleteAlly.org issues statement supporting Rutgers’ decision to fire Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

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    Following the firing of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, AthleteAlly.org issued a statement supporting the school’s decision: In a video shown Tuesday on ESPN, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, is seen yelling homophobic slurs at his players, kicking them, grabbing them, shoving them and throwing basketballs at them. Moments ago, the university fired Coach Rice…

  3. Mike Rice Firing: How Eric Murdock’s departure set off chain reaction

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Here’s the sad part about Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice being fired: if video never surfaces, then he still has a job. And why did the video surface? Because whatever spat that Rice got into with former staff member Eric Murdock couldn’t be resolved cordially. Murdock did not have his contract renewed by the…

  4. Mark Cuban: ‘If Brittney Griner can play, we’ll take her with our second-round pick’

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

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    After a dominating four years at the college level, Baylor’s Brittney Griner is all but a lock to be the top overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pointed out the obvious in saying he’d draft her, too. Well, it would be obvious if Cuban were talking about the WNBA,…

  5. How common is Mike Rice’s behavior?

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    By now, you’ve probably heard: Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired over the video that was given to ESPN’s Outside The Lines by Eric Murdoch, a former NBA player and Rutgers staff member. That video, which can be seen here, depicts Rice acting in an unacceptable manner towards the players he coaches.…

  6. Rutgers fires men’s basketball coach Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. One day after footage of his behavior during practices was shown on the ESPN program Outside the Lines, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired by the school as originally reported by multiple outlets. In three seasons at the school Rice, formerly the head…

  7. Kevin Ware is going to Atlanta for the Final Four

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

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    He’s home. Believe it or not, a day and a half after undergoing surgery to repair his mangled lower leg after suffering the most gruesome injury that we’ve ever seen on a basketball court, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was back with his teammates. His brothers, as he calls them. Ware suffered the injury in Sunday night’s…

  8. Rio Adams to transfer, Jayhawk bench mob takes a devastating hit

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Freshman guard Anrio Adams will be transferring out of the Kansas program, according to his twitter feed: I’m transferring to another school and will be getting released Tomorrow…. I love this team no matter what !!! I’ve learned a lot here!! — AnrioAdams (@WarLordRio) April 3, 2013 Bill Self confirmed the news. Adams struggled to…

  9. VIDEO: A title winning buzzer-beater? Don’t mind if I do …

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    That right there is video of Akeem Richmond (at the 1:15 mark) hitting a three at the buzzer to give East Carolina the championship of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, beating Weber State 77-74 in Ogden, UT. The Pirates blew a seven point halftime lead and found themselves down 71-65 with just under three minutes left, but…

  10. The Morning Mix

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The N.I.T. Finals are set as Baylor and Iowa won their semifinals and advanced to the championship game. In other news, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice is on the brink of being fired, thanks to the public release of video footage revealing the coach’s appalling behavior towards his team at practice. Also, I should point…

  11. Iowa takes down Maryland to advance to NIT championship

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

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    The championship game is set for the NIT at Madison Square Garden. Behind 21 points from swingman Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa beat Maryland, 71-60, to secure a spot in the NIT championship game against Baylor to be played Thursday night. Iowa won simply by being efficient with the basketball. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over just…

  12. Jerome Seagears to transfer from Rutgers in wake of Mike Rice video leak

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

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    On the same day that video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice physically confronting and swearing at players was leaked to the press, news has broken that sophomore guard Jerome Seagears would be transferring out of the program. Brendan Prunty of NJ.com first reported the story, which also says that junior college transfer Vincent Garrett will…

  13. Sophomore Amir Garrett will transfer from St. John’s

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Sophomore swingman Amir Garrett will leave the St. John’s program and transfer to another institution, he announced via a series of messages on his Twitter page Tuesday night. Garrett, who came to St. John’s in the second semester of his freshman season after running to eligibility issues with the NCAA at the beginning of the…

  14. Pierre Jackson, Baylor beat BYU to advance to NIT final

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Senior point guard Pierre Jackson had a double-double with 24 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to a 76-70 win over BYU in the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City Tuesday night. Jackson was one of two Baylor Bears who tallied a double-double, along with 14 points and…

  15. One and Done: Steven Adams to enter 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 2, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Pittsburgh freshman Steven Adams will leave school after one season and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft, the school announced in a statement Tuesday. Adams is a 7-0, 250-pound native of New Zealand who averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds,…

  16. New Mexico officially names Craig Neal head coach

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Remove the “interim” tag from his title. New Mexico officially announced Tuesday that longtime assistant and short-time interim head coach Craig Neal will take over the program after the departure of Steve Alford to UCLA. It will be announced to the public Wednesday at a press…

  17. Alex Poythress will not enter NBA Draft, will return to Kentucky

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Freshman forward Alex Poythress will not enter the NBA draft and will instead return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, the school announced in a release Tuesday evening. Poythress, a 6-7, 239-pound native of Tennessee, averaged 11.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this season for a Kentucky team that missed the NCAA tournament and…

  18. Syracuse and Louisville provide a reminder of what we messed up

    Apr 2, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

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    It would be real easy for me to sit down and pen a column about the fact that the Big East has sent to ACC teams, Syracuse (who leaves after the season) and Louisville (who will spend one more year in the league before bouncing) to the Final Four. I could write that in my…

  19. UNC-Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach hired to become assistant at UNCW

    Apr 2, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. UNC-Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach will leave the position that he has help for 17 seasons in order to become an assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington, the school announced Tuesday. Biedenbach is the all-time winningest coach in Big South history and won four regular-season conference championships and…

  20. Trey Zeigler on the move again, will reportedly transfer from Pitt

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh junior Trey Zeigler will transfer after only one season with the school, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Zeigler played for Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon for one season after transferring to the school from Central Michigan. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to play right away with the…