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  1. Brittney Griner acknowledges she’s a lesbian, says ‘just be who you are’

    Apr 18, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    Brittney Griner was selected with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft on Tuesday night, and in a series of interviews she conducted on Wednesday, Griner acknowledged that she is a lesbian. Griner said that she’s been out, but Wednesday was the first time that she has talked about it so candidly and publicly.…

  2. Richard Pitino lands his first recruit at Minnesota

    Apr 18, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    DaquanMcNeil

    Minnesota’s new head coach Richard Pitino landed his first recruit this week, as Daquein McNeil committed to the Gophers. McNeil is a 6-foot-3 Baltimore native that played his prep school ball at Vermont Academy. Rivals lists him as a three-star recruit, and he had initially committed to play for Pitino at Florida International. McNeil is…

  3. Report: Villanova’s Tony Chennault to transfer … again

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    Villanova point guard Tony Chennault is reportedly transferring out of the program, according to Jeff Goodman. Chennault left Wake Forest last offseason to transfer closer to his Philly home, and he was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to become immediately eligible. Chennault likely would not be getting a waiver again this…

  4. Report: Eddie Jordan to Rutgers close to finalized

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Eddie Jordan and Rutgers will be meeting this afternoon to finalize a contract that would bring the former Scarlet Knight guard and current Los Angeles Laker assistant back to his alma mater to try to rebuild the program, according to a report from Tom Luicci of NJ.com. He will be meeting with the university president…

  5. Hawaii announces addition of Missouri transfer Negus Webster-Chan

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Charles Carmouche, Negus Webster-Chan

    Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold announced an important addition to the program Wednesday evening, as Missouri transfer Negus Webster-Chan will transfer to the Big West school. A 6-7 guard from Scarborough, Ontario, Webster-Chan averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest for the Tigers as a freshman. In his 32 games of action Webster-Chan averaged…

  6. Arizona forward Grant Jerrett entering NBA Draft

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    Grant Jerrett

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Before the 2012-13 season began there were questions in regards to whether or not any of the three McDonald’s All-American big men joining the Arizona program would develop into a “one and done” player. As the season rolled along the three…

  7. UIC gives head coach Howard Moore three-year contract extension

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Howard Moore

    After winning a grand total of 15 games in Howard Moore’s first two seasons as head coach UIC made an impressive leap in the right direction, improving their win total from last season by ten games in 2012-13. On the heels of the Flames’ 18-16 campaign (7-9 Horizon League) the school rewarded Moore with a…

  8. The Hype: Top three picks in the WNBA Draft (VIDEO)

    Apr 17, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    The top three picks in this year’s WNBA Draft, Brittney Griner (Phoenix), Elena Delle Donne (Chicago) and Skylar Diggins (Tulsa), visited “The Crossover” set to discuss their draft day experiences. Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  9. Cincinnati extends Mick Cronin’s contract through 2017-18 season

    Apr 17, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    In his first four seasons as head coach at Cincinnati the sailing wasn’t exactly smooth for head coach Mick Cronin, whose teams were unable to reach either the 20-win plateau or the NCAA tournament. Cronin’s Bearcats have reached the NCAA tournament in each of their last three seasons, winning at least 22 games in each…

  10. George Mason redshirt junior forward Paris Bennett to transfer

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    George Mason Athletics

    George Mason announced Wednesday afternoon that redshirt junior forward Paris Bennett, who is on course to graduate with a degree in sports management next month, will look to finish his collegiate career at another school. Due to his pending graduation, the 6-6 forward from Linden, N.J. will be eligible immediately at another four-year school provided…

  11. Point guard Jaren Sina verbally commits to Seton Hall

    Apr 17, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

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    With Aaron Cosby’s decision to transfer to Illinois and the questionable status of Tom Maayan for next season, Seton Hall was in need of some help on the recruiting trail as they move towards the 2013-14 season. And “help” is exactly what the Pirates received on Wednesday, as 6-1 point guard Jaren Sina (Gill St.…

  12. Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel discusses rehab process on ‘Dan Patrick Show’ (VIDEO)

    Apr 17, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel made an appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday morning, with how far along he’s come along in the rehab process after suffering a torn ACL in February and his height among the topics discussed. Noel is expected to be a high lottery pick in this June’s NBA Draft, with…

  13. #DunkCity to replace Andy Enfield with Kansas assistant Joe Dooley

    Apr 17, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Florida Gulf Coast has made a decision. They will be replacing Andy Enfield with Kansas assistant coach Joe Dooley, who turned down the Hofstra job earlier this month. Dooley has helped lead Kansas to 300 wins in the ten years that he’s been on Bill Self’s staff. He also won 57 games in four years…

  14. Does Marcus Smart’s return make Oklahoma State the Big 12 favorite?

    Apr 17, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    Marcus Smart made it official on Wednesday afternoon: he will be returning to Oklahoma State and will not be entering his name in the NBA Draft. “I think I made the right decision,” Smart, who had a chance to be a top five pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, said at a press conference. “I…

  15. Report: Tim Hardaway Jr. to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Yesterday, we talked about how important the next 11 days will be for basketball in the state of Michigan next season. Today, it appears the first shoe has dropped. Early on Wednesday morning, Michigan announced a press conference for Tim Hardaway Jr., and according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hardaway will…

  16. Is Remy Abell reconsidering transferring out of Indiana? (UPDATED)

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

    James Madison v Indiana

    (Update 3:05 p.m.: He’s gone.) Last Friday, Remy Abell announced his intention to transfer out of the Indiana program. The school even sent out a release, in which Abell was quoted as saying, “I am going to miss everyone. But I just feel at this time a fresh start and new opportunities are what is best…

  17. Mark Turgeon on Alex Len: ‘I think he can be the No. 1 pick’

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    Alex Len is one of the more intriguing players in this year’s draft class. At 7-foot-1, Len has the size and the length to be an NBA center. Add in his fairly well-developed post game, his age (19), and his mobility, and there’s a lot to like about his future. Perhaps the most promising part…

  18. Discrimination lawsuit against Geno Auriemma thrown out

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Geno Auriemma

    New York Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma, saying that New York courts do not have jurisdiction, as Auriemma is a resident of Connecticut. The lawsuit, which was filed in June of 2012, stems from an accusation made by an NBA security official based on…

  19. Fresno State guard Kevin Olekaibe to transfer

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kevin Olekaibe, Anthony Drm

    Kevin Olekaibe looked like he had a shot to be an all-Mountain West first-teamer after averaging 17.8 points as a sophomore in Fresno State’s final season in the WAC. But thanks to an offseason arm injury, Olekaibe stuggled throughout his junior season. In his first year as a player in the MWC, Olekaibe finished averaging…

  20. Illinois State transfer Jon Ekey to play next season at Illinois

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

    Missouri Valley Conference Tournament - Semifinals

    Former Illinois State forward Jon Ekey announced late on Tuesday that he will be transferring to Illinois for his final season of basketball. Ekey, who stands 6-foot-7 and averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 boards a season ago, is a fifth-year transfer. He will be eligible immediately for the Illini, who lose Tyler Griffey, Brandon Paul,…