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  1. Villanova lands commitment from 2014 forward Mikal Bridges

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

    Villanova Purdue Basketball

    Tuesday night Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats received its first commitment in the Class of 2014 with top-100 small forward Mikal Bridges (Great Valley High/Malvern, Pa.). This news was reported by multiple outlets, citing sources, though Rivals National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi confirmed the commitment from Bridges’ coach Rob Brown of Team Final. Bridges had…

  2. Report shows success of NBA first round picks since 2003

    Jun 25, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis

    Two days before the 2013 NBA Draft and Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams is projected as a lottery pick. In recent years, fellow Orange first round picks such as Jonny Flynn, Wesley Johnson and Fab Melo have given the impression that Jim Boeheim may not be the best at developing players for stardom in the…

  3. Mike Rice seen at the Nike Skills Academy on Tuesday

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice was fired in early April after a practice tape surfaced, showing physical and verbal abuse towards his players. It has been nearly three months, and on Tuesday Rice shared the floor as an instructor with some of the top college and high school players in the country during the…

  4. Minnesota’s Maurice Walker has lost 40 pounds this offseason

    Jun 25, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

    Maurice Walker

    Maurice Walker began his career at Minnesota weighing 340-pounds. When Richard Pitino was hired in April, he brought with him a face-paced offense from Florida International with him. For the 6-foot-10 Walker — who got down to 310-pounds this season — he had to adapt if he wanted to stay with the Golden Gophers for…

  5. Andrew Wiggins’ jersey already on sale at Kansas

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

    Jerseys

    Andrew Wiggins is No. 22. We know this because he wore No. 22 for Huntington Prep, for CIA Bounce and during the McDonald’s All-American game. Oh, and he wore it during the first open scrimmage that he had at Kansas, when he threw down this dunk. And now? Kansas just so happens to have a…

  6. Julie Hermann still can’t remember the troubles from her past

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Julie Hermann

    Rutgers didn’t have a spring to remember. After being forced to fire former head coach Mike Rice after a video of him verbally and physically abusing his players, and after Athletics Director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign because he didn’t fire Rice when he first saw the video, Rutgers went out and hired new…

  7. Mississippi State’s Wendell Lewis gets medical redshirt

    Jun 25, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

    Mississippi State got some good news on Tuesday, as Wendell Lewis was officially grant another year of eligibility. Lewis played the first eight games last season before fracturing his right patella during practice. Since he played in less that 30% of Mississippi State’s games, he was eligible to receive a medical redshirt. “We are pleased that…

  8. Changes coming to the block/charge, flagrant elbow rules

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    The NCAA has made another step in their neverending battle in trying to perfect the the block/charge rule. On Monday, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel voted to make a change to the rule in an attempt to bring some modicum of consistency to how the call is made. “Under the revised block/charge call in men’s…

  9. Allen Crabbe looking to prove he’s more than just a scorer

    Jun 25, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    California v UNLV

    Labels. They’re everywhere, and in many cases the easiest thing to do is attach a specific label to something or someone. When it comes to the NBA Draft process, receiving a particular label can be both a gift and a curse for prospects. A gift in the sense that if a player is good enough…

  10. Bryant Allen dismissed from Illinois State program

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    John Wilkins, Bryant Allen, Demetric Williams

    Bryant Allen’s career at Illinois State has come to an end. Allen has been kicked off the team, according to The Associated Press, being dismissed for the standard “violation of team rules.” Though according to previous reports, Allen was arrested Sunday morning on unspecified drug charges following a traffic stop on campus. He has yet to…

  11. Erik Pastrana hired as assistant at Stephen F. Austin

    Jun 24, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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    New Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood has added to his coaching staff heading into his first season at the helm. Erik Pastrana, who has spent the past season as an assistant at Northwest Florida State College, has taken a spot on the Lumberjacks’ staff, the school announced. “We’re very excited to be adding Erik…

  12. NCAA’s credit outlook now negative, in part because of Ed O’Bannon case

    Jun 24, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The Ed O’Bannon case could be hurting the NCAA’s credit outlook, according to the Wall Street Journal. Looks like the case is starting to affect other things outside the courtroom, with the case slowly catching on nationally after a slow start. O’Bannon, a former UCLA player, is looking to help former college players recoup royalties…

  13. Luke Hancock’s father passes away

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    Sad news out of Virginia this evening, as Luke Hancock’s father has passed away at the age of 70. Hancock’s father, Bill, had been sick for some time and the relationship between the two was well-documented in stories during the Final Four. Luke, a 6-6 fifth year senior-to-be, was named the Most Outstanding Player of…

  14. Penn State announces addition of Allen Roberts

    Jun 24, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Stephan Van Treese  Allen Roberts

    Penn State took a big hit when it was announced that Jermaine Marshall would transfer from the program. Fortunately for them, Marshall’s replacement might’ve just shown up. The program announced the addition of Allen Roberts, who spent the past three seasons playing at Miami (Ohio). The 6-3 Middletown, Ohio native will be eligible immediately under…

  15. Grant comments, Alabama makes Pollard news official

    Jun 24, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Alabama forward Devonta Pollard is no longer enrolled at the university, the school announced Monday. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant made his first extensive public comments on the issue since it happened in a statement. Pollard has been charged with taking part in a kidnapping scheme that involved certain members of his family, including his…

  16. Kyle Wiltjer leaving Kentucky, will explore transfer options

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Kentucky Basketball

    Looks like you can add one more defection off last season’s Kentucky team. Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-10 junior-to-be, is leaving the program. He’s the third player to leave the program since the end of a disappointing season for the Wildcats, going 21-12 and being upset by Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT.…

  17. At the collegiate level, teaching takes precedence to development

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    While the majority of recent high school graduates may tell you a slightly different story, the point of going to college isn’t to perfect your beer poing stroke or to break away from the rules of oppressive parents that believe a 1 a.m. curfew for a teenager is fair. You go to school to learn,…

  18. Cuonzo Martin: Jeronne Maymon playing 5-on-5, but ‘not sure when he’ll be cleared full-time’

    Jun 24, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

    Jeronne Maymon

    Tennessee has played the waiting game with Jeronne Maymon’s health for well over a year by now. The last game he played for the Vols was all the way back in March of 2012. Since then, he’s had surgery on both of his knees, with complications regarding the procedure on his left knee costing him…