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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. It’s ‘back to school’ for new Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Rutgers University Introduces Eddie Jordan

    Just days after Eddie Jordan was officially introduced as the new head basketball coach at Rutgers a report emerged that the former Scarlet Knight had yet to earn his bachelor’s degree. Jordan took classes during his first stint at Rutgers with that goal in mind in the 1980s, but life and administrative red tape did…

  11. Report: 2014 guard D’Angelo Russell verbally commits to Ohio State

    Jun 7, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    Ohio State has landed a fourth commitment in the 2014 class, as 6-4 guard D’Angelo Russell has verbally committed to attend the school according to multiple reports. Rated among the best players in the 2014 class, the southpaw from Louisville (he attends Monteverde Academy in Florida) has the skill needed to play anywhere on the…

  12. One-time Texas Tech signee Wanaah Bail officially headed to UCLA

    Jun 7, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    ny2lasports.com

    6-9 power forward Wanaah Bail was one of the top prospects in the 2012 class in Texas, with his athleticism and ability on the defensive end making him a very intriguing player for then-Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie. But things didn’t work out for Bail in Lubbock, resulting in his departure from the program…

  13. Mountain West, Pac-12 announce new officiating alliance

    Jun 7, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    The question of who the Pac-12 would hire to replace former coordinator of men’s basketball officials Ed Rush has been answered, and the position will be filled in an unprecedented manner. The Pac-12 and Mountain West announced a new officiating alliance on Friday afternoon, with longtime Mountain West officiating coordinator Bobby Dibler overseeing both programs.…

  14. Report: Former UCLA assistant Korey McCray to join LSU coaching staff

    Jun 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    UCLA Athletics

    Korey McCray’s work over the years with the Atlanta Celtics proved to be a key reason why former UCLA head coach Ben Howland added him to his coaching staff a couple years ago. Thanks to McCray’s connections the Bruins would land Jordan Adams and Tony Parker, one half of what was considered by many to…

  15. Former LSU guard Corban Collins transfers to Morehead State

    Jun 7, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    SEC LSU Florida Basketball

    Morehead State head coach Sean Woods has added another piece to his backcourt, as it was announced by the school that former LSU guard Corban Collins will transfer to the Ohio Valley Conference school. Collins played in 27 games for the Tigers as a freshman, averaging 2.6 points in just over nine minutes per game.…

  16. New details emerge in case involving North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston

    Jun 7, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Kansas

    On Wednesday night North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and driving without a license. According to a report from WTVD in Durham, Durham Police found a gun outside of the rental car that Hairston was driving at the time of his being stopped at a license checkpoint.…

  17. Former Miami University, Central Michigan head coach Charlie Coles passes away

    Jun 7, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Friday afternoon the Miami University athletic department announced that former head coach Charlie Coles, the school’s all-time leader in victories, has passed away at the age of 71. It is with a heavy heart we inform you that former coach Charlie Coles, the program's all-time wins leader, has passed away #RIP #MiamiOH — MiamiOH Basketball…

  18. Former Indiana guard Maurice Creek headed to George Washington

    Jun 7, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Maurice Creek

    Maurice Creek arrived at Indiana University as a highly-regarded prospect, one that many believed would help the then-languishing Hoosiers make the climb back to the top of the Big Ten. Unfortunately injuries derailed a promising career in Bloomington, with Creek missing all or part of three different seasons before playing in 24 games in 2012-13.…

  19. Wisconsin announces plans for August trip to Canada

    Jun 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    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

    NCAA rules allow college basketball programs to take one foreign trip every four years, and such excursions can prove beneficial to teams looking to get a head start on the upcoming season. In theory having the team together in unfamiliar surroundings can help build off-court chemistry, while also having the benefit of practices and games…

  20. Kansas’ player development is nation’s best because Bill Self is selfish?

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Travis Releford, Bill Self

    John Calipari has built the Kentucky program into the HOV lane for high school prospects. To avoid the traffic jam that the one-and-done rule has turned college basketball into on their road to the NBA, those that are good enough simply take Coach Cal up on his offer. Spend one season in his hardcore, high-intensity…