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  1. Penn State to return to its old home on December 14

    Jul 31, 2013, 8:43 PM EST

    Patrick Chambers

    Currently the Penn State basketball program plays its home games at the Bryce Jordan Center, an on-campus facility that seats more than 15,000 fans and is named in honor of the man who helped shepherd the school into the Big Ten Conference. But many of the Nittany Lions’ best moments as a basketball program came…

  2. Richmond redshirt freshman center Luke Piotrowski decides to transfer

    Jul 31, 2013, 7:27 PM EST

    Richmond Athletics

    After redshirting in 2011-12, Richmond center Luke Piotrowski hoped that there would be more opportunities to earn playing time in 2012-13. Unfortunately for Piotrowski that wasn’t the case, as he played in just six games for the Spiders, posting averages of 0.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game (3.6 minutes/game). On Wednesday it was reported…

  3. Flare-up in right foot to sideline Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield for European trip

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

    Buddy Hield, Naadir Tharpe, Jeff Withey

    With forwards Amath M’baye and Romero Osby and guard Steven Pledger no longer in the program, Oklahoma’s summer trip to Belgium and France next month represents an opportunity for head coach Lon Kruger and his staff to evaluate the 2013-14 roster in game action before practices officially tip off in October. One player who will…

  4. Marquette guard Todd Mayo undergoes surgery on left knee

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Todd Mayo, Brian Oliver

    With Vander Blue’s decision to leave school early and enter the 2013 NBA Draft, there’s an opportunity for a number of players in the Marquette perimeter rotation to earn more playing time in 2013-14. One of those candidates is expected to be junior Todd Mayo, but his path to more playing time hit a bump…

  5. Fun with lists: the ‘most feared recruiters’ in the country

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:05 PM EST

    Bill Self

    When it comes to building a program, head coaches are, generally speaking, the people that get all the credit. You hear about the success their career coaching record and you see infographics with how many NCAA tournaments they’ve reached. Their careers are valued on the merits of conference championships and how far they’ve gotten in…

  6. Report: Top 100 recruit Justin Coleman commits to Alabama

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    @JCole30

    So much for UAB’s Fab Five. On Wednesday afternoon, Birmingham, AL, native Justin Coleman committed to play his college hoops for Alabama. Coleman is the No. 92 recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, despite being just 5-foot-10 and weighing in at 155 pounds. “I just made that decision today because I really…

  7. Tony Barbee opens up about Shaq Johnson’s dismissal

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

    Alabama Auburn Basketball

    Two weeks ago, Auburn head coach Tony Barbee dismissed Shaq Johnson from the team following an arrest for possession stemming from a late-night traffic stop. Johnson had started 21 games and averaged 5.3 points last season for the Tigers. He’s since transferred to Northwest Florida State. On Tuesday, Barbee opened up about why he took…

  8. Tai Webster ruled eligible at Nebraska

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:42 PM EST

    Tim Miles

    Nebraska’s chances of making a run to finish in the top half of the Big Ten are slim this season and there isn’t much beyond Andrew Wiggins transferring that could change that fact, but on Tuesday evening, Tim Miles got some big news for the future of his program. Tai Webster has been ruled eligible…

  9. Indiana’s already sold 15,500 student season tickets, for 7,800 spots

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean watches in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

    You’d think with the resurgence that the Indiana program has undergone with Tom Crean as head coach, now would be a good time for basketball fans to be a student at IU. And it is, as long as you don’t have your heart set on attending every Hoosier home game. The student section capacity at…

  10. Moe Hicks leaving position on St. John’s staff

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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    On Wednesday afternoon, St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin announced that Director of Basketball Operations Moe Hicks will return to coaching the high school ranks. “As the Director of Basketball Operations, Moe Hicks has been a valuable contributor to our program,” said Lavin. “We appreciate Moe’s efforts and wish him the best as he returns to his…

  11. No more Jack the Bulldog at Georgetown games?

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:23 AM EST

    Syracuse v Georgetown

    Georgetown’s adorability at home games as they head into the new Big East received a crushing blow on Wednesday morning, as The Hoya — Georgetown’s student newspaper — is reporting that JJ has left school. JJ is Jack Jr., the one-and-a-half year old bulldog that was set to replace the now-retired Jack the Bulldog at…

  12. Jahlil Okafor has no timetable for college decision, says father

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:15 PM EST

    Jimmy Kelley/Flickr

    Jahlil Okafor, the top rated player in the Class of 2014, is down to eight schools and now that the July live period has come to a close the college basketball world is awaiting his college decision. The decision of the Whitney Young (Ill.) 6-foot-11 center is made more important due to the package deal…

  13. Toledo permitted to sell alcohol at basketball games this fall

    Jul 30, 2013, 10:03 PM EST

    Toledo Athletics

    The University of Toledo campus has an addition to its concessions stands at football and basketball games this year: alcohol. The Ohio division of liquor control provided Toledo a permit to sell alcohol on campus. The Toledo Blade was the first to report the story, and according to the publication the University of Toledo is the 23rd…

  14. Josh Scott’s younger brother, Jordan, commits to Idaho

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:57 PM EST

    Josh Scott, Nnanna Egwu

    Idaho landed a late commitment for its Class of 2013 in 6-foot-6 forward Jordan Scott, who’s older brother Josh finished his freshman season at Colorado. Jordan Scott made his decision this weekend, and told the Colorado Springs Gazette that he expects to sign his letter of intent at some point this week. He picked the Vandals…

  15. Michigan State’s Keith Appling improving shooting, decision making; Gary Harris has ‘captain material’

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Following a successful 2012-2013 campaign, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are eyeing a return to the Final Four this April. The  expectations for Michigan State will be high this season, and the play of guard Keith Appling and Gary Harris will help dictate how far the Spartans go this season. Entering August, the…

  16. Virginia Tech’s Erick Green agrees to play in Italy

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    Virginia Tech v Duke

    Erick Green ended his career with Virginia Tech as the ACC Player of the Year. Even though he was selected in last month’s NBA Draft and played in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Denver Nuggets, Green will play in Europe next season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday that Green had…

  17. Top-5 2014 recruit Trey Lyles wishes North Carolina had recruited him

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    The Indianapolis Star

    Trey Lyles is down to only four schools — Butler, Florida, Kentucky and Louisville — but on Tuesday afternoon sent out a tweet (since deleted), making a recruiting pitch of his own to one of the teams on Tobacco Road. I still wish UNC would have recruited me!! — Trey Lyles (@TreyMambaLyles) July 30, 2013 It’s…

  18. Report: Former UMass guard Jesse Morgan denied appeal to play at Temple this season

    Jul 30, 2013, 4:09 PM EST

    Jesse Morgan, Kwamain Mitchell

    Jesse Morgan had his season ended with a torn ACL back in January. Despite rehabbing his knee, Morgan’s college basketball career may have come to an end on Monday after meeting with NCAA officials. Morgan, who was forced to withdraw from the University of Massachusetts in April, had enrolled in Temple with the hopes that…

  19. Georgetown, Oregon to kick off the season on November 8th in South Korea

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

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    For the first time in more than 30 years, a regular season college basketball game will be played in Asia. On November 8th, Georgetown and Oregon will be kicking off the season with a trip to Camp Humphreys, an Army base 45 miles south of Seoul, South Korea. “It will be a privilege to perform…

  20. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland, Devon Collier suspended indefinitely

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:38 PM EST

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    Oregon State forwards Devon Collier and Eric Moreland were suspended indefinitely by head coach Craig Robinson on Tuesday afternoon, the school announced. The punishment stems from a violation of team rules. “They will be allowed to participate with the team in summer workouts and strength/conditioning activities while attending summer school classes,” the school said in…