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  1. Kansas renews deal with adidas

    Jun 9, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

    adidas

    The University of Kansas announced last Thursday that they are renewing their partnership with adidas through 2019. Adidas has sponsored Kansas athletics since 2005, and before that the Jayhawks were sponsored by Nike. Per the report from the Kansas athletic department, the six-year extension is worth in excess of $26 million. Kansas athletic director Sheahon…

  2. Report: Cincinnati and Nebraska agree to home-and-home series

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    Cincinnati and Nebraska

    Cincinnati and Nebraska have agreed in principle to play a home-and-home series beginning in Cincinnati for the 2013-14 season. Officials at Cincinnati have said that a contract has not been signed, but the schools have a verbal agreement. The schools have only met on the hardwood three times–Cincinnati has won all three–with the most recent…

  3. New format for Patriot League Tournament

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:54 PM EDT

    patriotleague.org

    With the arrival of Boston University and Loyola University (MD) for the 2013-14 season, the Patriot League has restructured its conference tournament format to accommodate all ten teams. From the league site: The men and women’s basketball tournaments will feature all 10 Patriot League members, and once again be played entirely at home sites. First-round…

  4. Andre Barrett to be inducted into Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame

    Jun 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

    ESPN

    Andre Barrett, one of Seton Hall’s most highly decorated and best point guards in program history, will be inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday evening (June 10). Barrett ranks in the top ten in school history in points scored (1,861) and second in assists (662), and was a member of…

  5. The new ACC basketball setup and its impact on television

    Jun 9, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    John Swofford

    It’s been discussed on multiple occasions to this point in the offseason: the new ACC and it’s possible impact on the college basketball landscape. Adding Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to a conference that has perennial powers Duke and North Carolina, not to mention other historically successful programs, has many believing that the conference could…

  6. Report: Former Maryland guard Pe’Shon Howard transfers to USC

    Jun 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    After spending time at both Oak Hill Academy and the University of Maryland, guard Pe’Shon Howard is reportedly headed home. According to reports from multiple outlets, the Los Angeles native has decided to transfer to USC. Whether or not Howard will be eligible to play immediately remains to be seen, as it was reported by…

  7. Long-time official Ed Hightower to retire after 2013-14 season

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    John Beilein, Ed Hightower

    It’s been an offseason of transition for some of the officials who have managed to become household names in recent years. John Cahill and Mike Kitts will both make the move from the court to administrative roles following the 2013-14 season, with Cahill becoming the coordinator of officials for the “new” Big East and Kitts…

  8. Colorado State lands former Southern Illinois forward Dantiel Daniels

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    SIU Athletics

    With the departure of three key front court players from last season’s NCAA tournament team, it’s safe to say that Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy is in need of some depth in the paint. Gerson Santo returns for his senior season with Navy transfer J.J. Avila and junior college transfer Marcus Holt joining the…

  9. Report: Former Illini Myke Henry headed to DePaul

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Illinois v Ohio State

    Late-breaking news from the Land of Lincoln tonight. It seems Myke Henry, who requested his release from Illinois just over a month ago, has chosen his new school. According to our own Scott Phillips, Henry will move upstate and join Oliver Purnell’s perpetual rebuilding project at DePaul. Myke Henry is a nice grab for DePaul…

  10. New evidence puts UNC academic scandal back on the front burner

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    North Carolina coach Williams and players watch the final minute of Kansas' win in the third round of the NCAA men's tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    We began hearing about possible academic malfeasance at North Carolina-Chapel Hill about a year ago. At first, the evidence pointed primarily toward the football team. Allegations of no-show classes, grade inflation, excessive assistance from tutors and other improprieties have been flying. Then the true pride of the Tar Heels, the basketball team, became implicated. Click…

  11. Wiggins will put Kansas before Canada this summer

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, we reported on Bill Self’s speculation about the summer plans of Andrew Wiggins. The season’s biggest recruit is from Canada, and has the opportunity to represent his home country on the FIBA U19 team. Self believed that Wiggins would give at least part of his summer over to Team Canada. Turns out Self…

  12. USA Basketball looks to put its stamp on youth sports

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, Jim Tooley

    There are a lot of skill development camps for young basketball players. It can be tough to know which ones are legit, and which ones are just a good way to make a quick buck. USA Basketball, the governing body that assembles the national team and all of the youth versions of it, would like…

  13. Love that dirty water? Boston has a hoops tournament for you

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

    Victoria McGrath

    I’ve always been a big fan of Philadelphia’s commitment to the Big 5 round-robin. I’d like to see more cities do the same: get local DI programs together for a royal rumble. Looks like the city of Boston is taking the first step toward something similar. The Daily Free Press is reporting that six teams…

  14. Report: Taran Buie seeking third chance at Siena

    Jun 8, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    photo: SienaSaints.com

    Taran Buie’s college career has been checkered, to say the least. As the half-brother of Talor Battle, he was welcomed into the Penn State family with open arms as a freshman. Following an off-campus fight and a suspension for violation of team rules, Buie was released from his PSU scholarship, leaving the Nittany Lions and…

  15. Hoops “Rudy” is quantifying hustle with computers

    Jun 8, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Kim English, Zach Rosen

    The NCAA likes to remind you that most of their athletes go pro in “something else”. This is the story of one of those guys. Vasu Kulkarni grew up hoops-mad in India. When he was accepted as a student at Penn, he thought he’d carry that love over to a college career – his version of…

  16. What does the summer hold for Andrew Wiggins?

    Jun 8, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Now that Andrew Wiggins has signed his letter of intent to Kansas, the daily questions surrounding his future have briefly taken a hiatus. But what does the summer hold for the consensus No. 1 incoming freshman? That answer remains unclear, as Wiggins will have an opportunity to play for one or two Canadian national teams…

  17. Petitions begin circulating against new DePaul arena

    Jun 8, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

    Oliver Purnell

    Much has been made of the proposed new DePaul basketball arena located in Chicago’s South Loop, but now the backlash is hitting closer to home for the university as faculty and students of DePaul have circulated petitions around Chicago that have reached the attention of school President Dennis Holtschneider. Holtschneider will have to contend with…

  18. Report: Montana dismisses forward Spencer Coleman

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Montana has dismissed forward Spencer Coleman from the team according to a report from the Sacramento Bee. The 6-6 Coleman is a native of Eugene, Oregon and spent his first two seasons at Eastern Arizona College before transferring to Montana and becoming a key contributor late in the season. Coleman averaged 7.6 points and 3.7…

  19. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo earns another award

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Temple v Indiana

    As former Indiana star Victor Oladipo continues to see his name skyrocket up draft boards in preparation for this month’s NBA Draft, he is also continuing to rack up quite the mantle full of trophies for his tremendous junior season. Besides leading Indiana to a stellar season that included being ranked No. 1 and winning…

  20. Belmont secures commitment from 2014 forward

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Belmont head coach Rick Byrd has had a tremendous amount of success on the floor and the Bruins are coming off of three consecutive NCAA Tournament bids. Although Belmont moved to the Ohio Valley Conference for the 2012-13 season, that success continued as the Bruins finished 26-7 on their way to regular season and conference…