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  1. George Blaney announces retirement after 43 years of coaching

    Jun 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    George Blaney spent the last 12 years as a member of the coaching staff at UConn, and during that time the longtime coach was a valuable figure for both Jim Calhoun and Kevin Ollie. With his years of experience, Blaney was a trusted voice for both and there were also times when he had to…

  2. Virginia Tech’s reliance on Erick Green didn’t hurt his chances at an NBA career

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

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    Leading the country in scoring is not an easy thing to do. It’s even more difficult when playing in one of the Power Six conferences. In fact, prior to Virginia Tech point guard Erick Green leading the nation in scoring at 25.0 ppg in 2012-2013, the last player to be college basketball’s top point producer…

  3. Sean Miller’s contract extended through 2017-18 season

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    On the heels of his second Sweet 16 (or further) trip in four seasons at Arizona, head coach Sean Miller’s contract extension through the 2017-18 season was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday. An interesting aspect of the extension is the fact that according to Arizona director of athletics Greg Byrne, Miller…

  4. Top 20 guard JaQuan Lyle cuts his list to four

    Jun 13, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va — On Wednesday afternoon, JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard ranked 17th in the Class of 2014 by Rivals, tweeted out that he would be cutting his list of schools to four, only to take it back that evening. That didn’t mean that Lyle didn’t have four schools in mind, as he told a…

  5. Memphis allowing fans to help pick new court design

    Jun 13, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Add Memphis to the list of schools that will have a new court design for the 2013-14 season. But unlike other schools, the Memphis administration has made the decision to allow fans to help decide which design the school will pick. The Tigers will join the American Athletic Conference next month, and with that in…

  6. NCAA denies Donte Hill’s eligibility waiver request

    Jun 13, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

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    Old Dominion guard Donte Hill looked to be well-positioned to be a key factor for first-year head coach Jeff Jones in 2013-14. Hill averaged 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Monarchs last season, and with leading scorer DeShawn Painter out of eligibility more would have been required of Hill in…

  7. Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua to coach Dominican Republic

    Jun 13, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

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    Over the last four-plus years, Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua has been a valuable member of head coach John Calipari’s coaching staff. Antigua also served as Calipari’s assistant on the Dominican Republic’s men’s national team for the last two years, helping lead the program that Antigua played for during the 1990s. On Thursday it was…

  8. Top 50 big Reid Travis to visit Gonzaga, continue working on his versatility

    Jun 13, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va — Reid Travis is as tough as they come on the basketball court. A 6-foot-8, 240 lb bruiser, Travis has developed a reputation for himself nationally as a bully in the paint. He’s a double-double machine with a nose for the ball and a sense of how to gain position down-low. He finishes…

  9. It’s official: Sheldon Jeter is blocked from Pitt by Vandy

    Jun 13, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

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    Kevin Stallings isn’t budging. After Sheldon Jeter announced that he would be transferring out of Vanderbilt, the Commodore’s head coach blocked Jeter from transferring to Pitt. Andy Katz of ESPN.com initially reported that the issue was a matter of communication; Jeter didn’t meet with Stallings face-to-face to tell him he was transferring, so Stallings got…

  10. Former Vanderbilt forward Sheldon Jeter loses appeal regarding transfer restrictions

    Jun 13, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

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    When it was announced that freshman forward Sheldon Jeter made the decision to leave the Vanderbilt program, more than a few outlets believed that the Beaver Falls, Pa. native would eventually land at Pittsburgh. With the stated desire to play at a school closer to home, not to mention the heavy personnel losses incurred by…

  11. Chris Walker’s eligibility a major question mark

    Jun 13, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Much has been made of the powerhouse front court that Florida has heading into the 2013-2014 season, but over the last couple of months, some doubt has slowly but surely crept up as to whether or not the Gators will end up having the nation’s best crop of big men. It starts with health issues.…

  12. NASCAR driver paints his car in honor of Louisville

    Jun 13, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

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    NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is taking a risk. The North Carolina native will be donning all Louisville everything — hat, fire-suit, racecar — as he heads to the the Kentucky Speedway for a Sprint Cup Series race on June 29th. “This will certainly help my popularity with local fans that weekend,” Vickers said in a…

  13. Colorado State unveils a new court design

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Colorado State’s basketball court got a fresh redesign this offseason, and on Thursday, we finally got a glimpse of what it looks like. The differences are relatively minor. The writing on the baseline now says Colorado State instead of Rams, and it’s in a new color. The Rams head at center court is now painted…

  14. Elite players returning to school and their impact on recruiting

    Jun 13, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While much is made of how schools react to an unexpected departure to the professional ranks, just as important is how programs adjust when players decide to return to for another season. The decision can lead to a juggling act in some cases, with programs looking to keep as much talent as possible without surpassing…

  15. Illinois State, VCU agree to home-and-home series

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Illinois State v Louisville

    The summer months are important ones for college programs, and not only because of the skill development of players in the program and the need to hit the recruiting trail. There’s also the act of completing the non-conference schedule for the upcoming season, a task that can be tougher for some schools than others. Wednesday…

  16. 2014 guard Jeremiah Paige commits to Colorado State

    Jun 12, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

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    A couple days after receiving a commitment from former Southern Illinois forward Dantiel Daniels, Colorado State received a verbal commitment from 2014 point guard Jeremiah Paige. Paige, a 6-4 guard from Aurora, Co., averaged 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game at Rangeview High School according to Matt L. Stephens of The Coloradoan.…

  17. UTEP to host 2014 Conference USA basketball championships

    Jun 12, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Conference USA will have a drastically different look next season, with four schools leaving for the American Athletic Conference and five schools joining the league run by commissioner Britton Banowsky. The league’s board of directors met Tuesday, and one of the items of business was determining which sites would host the league’s championships for the…

  18. 2013 point guard Randy Onwuasor commits to Texas Tech

    Jun 12, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    First-year Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith landed his fourth commitment in the 2013 class Wednesday, as 6-3 point guard Randy Onwuasor committed to attend the school as reported by Ben Weixlmann of Scout.com. Texas Tech later released a statement announcing the signing of Onwuasor, who attended Inglewood High School in Inglewood, Calif. Onwuasor earned…

  19. Mississippi State’s rebuilding project receives needed boost

    Jun 12, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    When Mississippi State hired Rick Ray as the school’s new basketball coach last spring, the former Clemson assistant had a lot of work ahead of him. Heavy personnel losses left Ray with quite the rebuilding project, and the end result of playing with such a young team (that was also hit hard by the injury…

  20. Florida International’s postseason ban could provide three impact transfers

    Jun 12, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, Florida International was one of the six schools that found themselves banned from postseason competition for the 2013-2014 season due to low APR scores. The Panthers have Isiah Thomas to thank for that one. And while I say that sarcastically about new head coach Anthony Evans’ program, there could end up being…