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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Wichita State taking advantage of SEC’s tougher scheduling

    Jun 12, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    A couple of weeks ago we discussed the internal push that the SEC is making to try and shore up their weak non-conference schedules. Long story short: part of the reason that the SEC only managed to get three teams into the 2013 NCAA tournament — and one of the reasons that they had three…

  6. Report: No more Regional Finals to be played in domes

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    There’s no pulling the Final Four out of a dome. It’d be nice to get basketball played in a venue that’s, you know, built for basketball, but given the popularity of the sport and the fact that bringing in 70,000-plus people for college basketball’s final weekend isn’t a problem, cutting 75% of the available seats…

  7. The Atlantic 10 releases their league schedule for 2013-2014

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

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    The Atlantic 10 has released their league schedule for the 13 teams that will be members during the 2013-2014 season. The way it’s broken down is actually quite simple: each team in the conference will play a 16 game league schedule, with four home-and-home opponents and the other eight opponents being split into four road…

  8. Oregon State unveils a new, $15 million basketball facility

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    OSU Basketball Center

    Oregon State is the latest school in join in the college hoops arms race, as they unveiled the new OSU Basketball Center on Tuesday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gary Payton, AC Green, Jared Cunningham and head coach Craig Robinson were among the notable names in attendance. The deets?: The OSU Basketball Center is a 34,500-square-foot, four-story,…

  9. You want data on current DI head coaching tenures? We got it

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

    Craig Robinson

    Patrick Stevens, a former newspaperman for the Washington Times that currently covers college sports in the DMV over at his website D1Scourse, put together a comprehensive list of the coaching tenures for all Division I head coaches. It’s yeoman’s work, especially when you consider that there are currently four Division I head coaches still working…

  10. Report: DePaul’s Donnavan Kirk headed back to Miami

    Jun 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

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    Donnavan Kirk is headed back to Miami, where he will take part in his fifth season as a college hooper and, in all likelihood, end his career as one of the NCAA’s biggest headaches. Kirk’s had one of the more interesting careers that you’ll come across. A top 100 recruit in the Class of 2009,…

  11. Report: Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine suing ESPN for $11 million

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Gloria Allred

    According to a report citing court documents, former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN for $11 million. The report, which comes from CNYCentral.com, also says the case removes the reporter and producer at ESPN that worked on the story involving former Orange ball boy Bobby Davis, who came forward with claims that he…

  12. The APR: Another cog in the college sports arms race

    Jun 11, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Jake Thomas

    Today, the NCAA released their Academic Progress Rating reports and there wasn’t much that stood out. The high-major programs passed. As did most of the mid-major programs. Let’s rephrase that: The programs with resources passed. This isn’t going to be an indictment of the schools that have the means to help their student-athletes, more power…

  13. What can $7,500 get you? A sweet deal at a fantasy camp

    Jun 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Fantasy camps have become somewhat of a trend in recent years, mainly when it comes to college basketball. Coaches like Bobby Knight and John Calipari have famously lent their names to a few both on campus and off, and given the select few who fork over the dough the chance to be yelled at by…

  14. Old Dominion, George Mason agree to home-and-home deal

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

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    The realignment of the old Colonial Athletic Association made a number of college basketball fanatics die a little bit on the inside. The recent memories of George Mason and VCU’s brilliant runs to the Final Four made for fond recollections when press releases started rolling out that certain schools were leaving the conference. Well, at…

  15. Take a look at #DunkCity’s new ride

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Since taking the reigns of Florida Gulf Coast University, coach Joe Dooley has been out to maintain the success that #DunkCity was introduced to during their miracle in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, that can’t be truly duplicated until the season starts, but keeping the FGCU name out there is part of the plan, at…

  16. Phil Cofer commits to Tennessee, where his dad played football

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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    Tennessee added another piece to their Class of 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday as Phil Cofer announced that he had committed to the Vols on his twitter feed. Cofer is an athletic, 6-foot-8 power forward from Whitewater, GA. He’s ranked as the 141st recruit in the class by Rivals, but the folks at ESPN think…

  17. Why the Letter of Intent is awful: Richard Amardi loses scholarship to Iowa State

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

    Iowa State Cyclones head coach Hoiberg reacts to a call during their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Ohio State Buckeyes in Dayton

    By this point, everyone should know that the NCAA’s National Letter of Intent is the worst contract to sign in all of sports. The intention is good; the goal of the NLI is to end a player’s recruitment when he decides that he wants to go to a certain school. But the way that it…

  18. APR reports released, UConn ban lifted, six teams banned from postseason

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    The NCAA releases their annual academic progress ratings (APR) on Tuesday afternoon, with certain schools learning their fate for the upcoming season. UConn, who were left out of the 2012-13 NCAA Tournament as a result of poor APR scores, has showed enough improvement to be allowed to participate in the postseason for the 2013-14 season.…

  19. Jamari Traylor’s story, and why he’s so easy to root for

    Jun 11, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Jamari Traylor, Derrick Nix, Denzel Valentine

    If there is anyone that you should be rooting for in college hoops, regardless of where your fan allegiance lies, it’s Kansas forward Jamari Traylor. His story has been told multiple times. To make a long story short (even though you should take the time to read one, or both of those links), Traylor found…