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  1. Cincinnati, Nebraska agree to home-and-home series

    Jul 18, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

    Bearcats head coach Cronin shouts instructions to his team while playing against the Bluejays during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    Both Cincinnati and Nebraska moved one step closer to finalizing their respective non-conference schedules, as it was announced Thursday that the two schools have agreed to a home-and-home series. The first of the two meetings will take place at Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena on December 23, with the Huskers hosting the return meeting during the…

  2. Report: Delaware lands high-scoring transfer Davon Usher

    Jul 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Davon Usher, Reggie Hearn

    After spending two seasons at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., Baltimore native Davon Usher played at Mississippi Valley State during the 2012-13 season. Averaging 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season, Usher was one of the best newcomers in the SWAC and earned second team All-SWAC honors. Usher won’t be a…

  3. Loyola (Ill.) announces addition of Emanuel Dildy to coaching staff

    Jul 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Loyola Athletics

    With the move to the Missouri Valley Conference Loyola (Chicago) is taking a step up in competition, and its ability to take advantage of the great amount of talent in the Chicagoland area will determine how competitive Porter Moser’s program is in the new conference. On Thursday the school announced the addition of assistant Emanuel…

  4. Shaq Johnson dismissed by Auburn

    Jul 18, 2013, 2:33 PM EST


    Shaq Johnson is one of the best athletes to enter college basketball in recent memory. He’s also once again looking for a school to play for. After a largely non-descript freshman campaign for a bad Auburn team, Johnson has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules. Johnson started 21 games and…

  5. When deciding between football and basketball, height may force Reid Travis’ hand

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:57 PM EST


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a lot to like about Reid Travis, the basketball player. At 6-foot-7, Travis is built like a rock. He’s physical when battling for position in the post, he uses that strength to finish through contact around the rim, and he’s a monster heading towards the glass. In short, Travis plays…

  6. Doug McDermott adds to his title of Greatest Walk-on Ever with USA hoops minicamp invite

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:17 PM EST


    Marcus Smart isn’t the only collegian attending the U.S. Men’s National team minicamp in Las Vegas this week. Two-time all-american Doug McDermott of Creighton will be joining him there as well, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Now would be a good time to mention that McDermott is walking on to the…

  7. Report: Pac-12 fighting Grand Canyon U., for-profit schools

    Jul 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EST


    The Pac-12 conference CEOs have begun questioning whether or not adding a for-profit school to Division I athletics is a good idea, according to a report from Dennis Dodd of They sent a letter to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the target of that letter…

  8. Sacramento State’s Brian Katz gets a five-year deal

    Jul 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    After spending 19 years as a head coach in the Junior College ranks, Brian Katz finally broke through when he was signed by Sacramento State in 2008. And after leading that program to one of their most successful seasons in 2012-2013, Katz was reward with a brand-new, five-year deal that will keep him gainfully employed…

  9. DeAndre Kane now officially eligible at Transfer U, Iowa State

    Jul 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    DeAndre Kane

    On Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Harrow and Malik Smith both received waivers to play immediately at Georgia State and Minnesota, respectively. Harrow was cleared because the Atlanta native’s father is sick. Smith was declared immediately eligible because Florida International is banned from the NCAA tournament this season due to APR issues and he only has one…

  10. Manhattan lands verbal commitments from three 2014 prospects

    Jul 17, 2013, 11:23 PM EST


    A program landing three verbal commitments on the same day is something that tends to happen far more often in college football than in college basketball. But don’t tell that to the Manhattan Jaspers, who were on the receiving end of such good fortune as reported by Zach Braziller of the New York Post. Nazareth…

  11. Oklahoma basketball players enjoy a game of ‘Horse’ (VIDEO)

    Jul 17, 2013, 9:04 PM EST

    Buddy Hield, Naadir Tharpe, Jeff Withey

    The summer months can be a bit boring at times for college athletes, especially if they’re taking summer classes. School, offseason workouts and the occasional summer league game is the routine for most, and with the majority of their classmates home until August (or September) there isn’t much available to break up the monotony. Oklahoma…

  12. Former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams joins Tulane coaching staff

    Jul 17, 2013, 7:49 PM EST


    After serving as an assistant on Jeff Jackson’s coaching staff at Furman this past season former North Carolina guard Shammond Williams has joined Ed Conroy’s staff at Tulane, the school announced Wednesday. Williams, who played 13 seasons in the NBA and in Europe after completing his four-year career in Chapel Hill, replaces the departed Doug…

  13. FIU transfer Malik Smith eligible to play at Minnesota this season

    Jul 17, 2013, 6:28 PM EST


    In his one season at FIU, 6-2 guard Malik Smith played an important role on a team that won 18 games and lost to Western Kentucky by two points in the Sun Belt tournament in Richard Pitino’s first season at the helm. The turnaround ultimately led to Pitino being hired at Minnesota, and ultimately issues…

  14. NCAA grants Georgia State guard Ryan Harrow immediate eligibility

    Jul 17, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Ryan Harrow has now been a member of three different programs during his three-plus seasons as a college basketball player. There’s the freshman campaign at N.C. State, which came to an end thanks to the combination of a coaching change and the emergence of Lorenzo Brown as the team’s leader at the point. Harrow made…

  15. NCAA announces decision to not renew deal with EA Sports

    Jul 17, 2013, 4:00 PM EST


    With the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit yet to receive a decision from U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken as to whether or not the suit will receive class action certification, both sides are still hard at work to strengthen its’ case. The plaintiffs are expected to add a current student-athlete to its ranks at some point in…

  16. Vic Law, Northwestern, and tapping into Chicago’s talent

    Jul 17, 2013, 3:03 PM EST

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    Chicago has always been a hotbed for high school hoops, and while there is always a surplus of talent in the city, the next couple of high school classes are particularly strong in the Windy City. That fact alone makes Vic Law one of the most important recruits in the city. He’s certainly not the…

  17. Tracking head coaches means tracking top recruiting targets

    Jul 17, 2013, 2:13 PM EST


    We’ve discussed the July evaluation period a couple of times this week, as it’s become a topic of conversation among the folks that happen to populate my twitter feed. It all got started on Monday when Sean Miller, Arizona’s head coach, took to twitter to rant about how much he disliked the new July schedule.…

  18. John Beilein signs a contract extension through ’18-’19

    Jul 17, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein celebrates after defeating the Florida Gators in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Things are going well for John Beilein these days. He’s coming off of a run to the national title game where he coached the National Player of the Year in Trey Burke. He lost two players to early entry off of that team, Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., but they both went in the first…

  19. Haydn ‘Fats’ Thomas was in court on Tuesday on drug, gun charges

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    Roy Williams

    Without question, the biggest concern that readers of this site have regarding Haydn ‘Fats’ Thomas is whether or not he has any connection to an NBA agent. Why? Because he spent more that $15,000 no rental cars since February, according to a report from USA Today. One of the cars he rented was being driven…

  20. Arizona State to retire Eddie House’s jersey

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:02 PM EST

    ASU Athletics

    I’m sure that most people reading this post will remember Eddie House as the fiery jumpshooter that spent 11 years as a bench player in the NBA, most notably for the Celtics during their championship run in 2008. Me? I’ll always remember Eddie House as the volume scorer that starred at Arizona State in the…