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  1. Improving offensive production will require consistent enforcement of new rules

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    University of Miami coach Larranaga reacts to an official's call during the first half of their second round NCAA basketball game against Pacific University in Austin

    Every year college basketball officials have points of emphasis that they’ll be focusing on during the season. It’s a familiar pattern: talk about the need to enforce the new rules, do so during a decent portion of the non-conference schedule…and then go right back to the way things were when conference play begins. Entering the…

  2. Wagner’s Bashir Mason balancing student-teaching with coaching

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    silive.com

    For a college basketball coach, the ability to manage one’s time is incredibly important. With the need to work with their current players, recruit future players, go over plans with their assistants and even take part in the glad-handing that’s become an important aspect of coaching at a high level (read: donations from boosters), head…

  3. Season Preview 2013-14: The other impact freshmen

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Eric Mika

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  4. 2013-2014 Season Preview: Top 15 Impact Freshmen

    Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    McDonald's All-American Game

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  5. Former player suing Holy Cross women’s head coach Bill Gibbons for abuse

    Oct 16, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Holy Cross Athletics

    With the number of days between now and the start of games in college basketball, coaches and players across the country are working in order to make sure they’re well-prepared for the 2013-14 campaign. Practices, film study, weights and other essential activities occupy much of their time, with many wanting to simply focus on the…

  6. USC coach Andy Enfield: ‘If you want to play slow, go to UCLA’

    Oct 16, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

    USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

    Florida-Gulf Coast earned themselves quite a reputation as they knocked off Georgetown and San Diego State en route to last season’s Sweet 16. #DunkCity became a craze. Ft. Myers, for one week last March, turned into the epicenter of the college hoops world, as writer after writer tried to figure where in the hell these…

  7. How Taylor Braun developed into a winner at North Dakota State

    Oct 16, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    AP photo

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Taylor Braun nearly didn’t play Division I basketball. The 6-foot-7 North Dakota State redshirt senior forward — and NBCSports.com’s pick for Summit League preseason Player of the Year — was days away…

  8. AAC commissioner Mike Aresco: ‘We will not pay players’

    Oct 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    Speaking at the inaugural American Athletic Conference media day down in Memphis, AAC commissioner Mike Aresco didn’t hesitate sharing his feelings about properly compensating collegiate athletes. “We will not pay players,” Aresco said. Ok, then. There’s more, from the AP: “We will not establish an employer-employee relationship. That’s not what college sports is about, and it…

  9. Providence frosh Brandon Austin out ‘maybe a week’ with a concussion

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Hoop Group

    Providence head coach Ed Cooley was at Chelsea Piers this afternoon for Big East media, and while he, like most of the coaches that attend those events, didn’t have much to say beyond standard coachspeak, Cooley did enlighten the media on some injury news. Freshman Brandon Austin suffered a concussion on Tuesday at practice and…

  10. 2013-14 Summit League Preview: North Dakota State looks to make a run to the tournament

    Oct 16, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Taylor Braun (AP photo)

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  11. Former Georgetown star Victor Page sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    The Big Lead

    It’s been 17 years since he was relevant, so I won’t judge you if you don’t remember that Victor Page, not Allen Iverson, was the MVP of the 1996 Big East Tournament. And I’ll forgive you if you’ve forgotten that he led the Big East in scoring in 1997, before leaving for the NBA as…

  12. Former Friar Austin Croshere hired as a broadcaster by FOX Sports 1

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    austin

    Fox Sports 1 bought up the rights to broadcast the new Big East’s games heading into the 2013-2014 season, and they managed to bring aboard a couple of the biggest names in the business to call those games: Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery. This season, there won’t be anything better than a game that comes…

  13. #POSTERIZED: Kethan Savage flattens a teammate in practice (VIDEO)

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

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    (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Kethan Savage is a sophomore at George Washington, and while he managed to play his way into the starting lineup late in his freshman season, Savage is still a name that you may not recognize if you’re not a GW diehard. You may become familiar with his…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 13 Memphis Tigers

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Josh Pastner

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  15. ‘The Walking Dead’ has prepared Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein for the zombie apocalypse (VIDEO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Sunday’s season four premiere of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ drew an outrageous 16.1 millions viewers. Kentucky sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein isn’t just a huge fan of the critically-acclaimed show, he’s also using to prepare for a possible zombie apocalypse, which he discussed with reporters on Tuesday (in the video above). Tuesday isn’t the first time, Cauley-Stein…

  16. Florida is drastically worse defensively says Billy Donovan

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan watches his team play the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Florida graduated its three top scorers from last season, and McDonald’s All-American Chris Walker did not enroll in classes this fall. But one of the major issues a week into practice is the amount of injuries, which has hurt the team’s defense. “We don’t have all of our pieces there, but we are drastically worse…

  17. Aquille Carr signs to play in the NBA D-League this season

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Aquille Carr

    Former Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr is back stateside, but college still is not his destination. The YouTube sensation has signed a contract with the NBA Development League, and is eligible for the league’s draft next month, his agent Johnny Foster told Gino Pilato of D-League Digest. “It was his decision to play in the…

  18. Wanaah Bail granted waiver to play at UCLA this season

    Oct 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    ny2lasports.com

    On Tuesday afternoon, the Bruins freshman forward Wanaah Bail was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play immediately following his transfer from Texas Tech. “We are grateful that this matter has come to a conclusion and are very happy for Wanaah,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford said in a statement on Tuesday. “I know…

  19. Bo Ryan ‘Jumps Around’ at Wisconsin football game (VIDEO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan ecourages his team against the Syracuse Orange during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Wisconsin fans have a tradition. In between the third and fourth quarters at football games, ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain gets blasted through the speakers while the fans at the stadium … jump around. It’s one of those dumb, corny traditions that makes college and college athletics just so, so awesome. On Saturday, with…

  20. Marshall Henderson met Texas A&M’s president (PHOTO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

    @ClayTravisBGID

    Marshall Henderson spent a good six months as college basketball’s bad boy, a trash-talking, hard-partying, three-point slinging free spirit that somehow managed to stay out of major trouble while leading Ole Miss to the SEC tournament title a season ago. In other words, he was the Johnny Manziel of hoops. Maybe on a lesser scale,…