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  1. Report: Memphis close to being named home of first AAC tournament

    Jun 6, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    FedExForum

    For a while now, it has been speculated that Memphis was the favorite to host the American Athletic Conference tournament next season. Now comes this dispatch from Memphis native Gary Parrish: American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco visited FedExForum on Wednesday and will, barring a major change of plans, announce “sooner rather than later” that…

  2. Questions remain as new Rutgers AD Julie Hermann meets the media

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Julie Hermann

    In the aftermath of Rutgers’ decision to hire Julie Hermann as the school’s new athletic director, issues regarding Hermann’s past as a coach and administrator left the school embroiled in even more controversy. On Wednesday Hermann met with the media in front of the Hale Center on the Rutgers campus briefly, and by all indications…

  3. Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. officially headed to Memphis

    Jun 5, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    One day after reports that former Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. would join the Memphis program proved to be a bit premature, Jason King of ESPN.com confirmed with Dixon that he will be a Tiger next season. The news was confirmed by L. Jason Smith of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. It's Official Once a Tiger always…

  4. Green Bay announces addition Rutgers transfer Vincent Garrett

    Jun 5, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

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    Forward Vincent Garrett was one of four players to announce his intention to transfer from Rutgers in the midst of the program’s tumultuous spring that included the firing of a head coach and the athletic director tendering his resignation. On Tuesday it was announced that Garrett will transfer to Green Bay, with the school considering…

  5. Report: Former SMU center Blaise Mbargorba transferring to Boston University

    Jun 5, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

    SMU Athletics

    In the immediate aftermath of 6-11 center Blaise Mbargorba deciding to transfer from SMU, many expected the Highstown, N.J. native to land at Seton Hall. But recruiting, whether it’s for a transfer or a player still in high school, can be unpredictable. In a move that surprised many, it was reported Wednesday afternoon that Mbargorba…

  6. Mike Kitts taking over as MAAC coordinator of officials in 2014

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    John Calipari, Mike Kitts

    Mike Kitts’ 31st season as a college basketball official will be his last in an on-court capacity, as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that he will be the league’s coordinator of men’s basketball officials beginning with the 2014-15 season. Kitts will move into the role vacated by mentor Brad Tracy, who is…

  7. Details emerge in kidnapping case involving Alabama forward Devonta Pollard

    Jun 5, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Tuesday it was reported that Alabama freshman forward Devonta Pollard was one of six people indicted in the kidnapping of 6-year old Jashayla Hopson, and on Wednesday details of the four-court indictment were released. And the details are chilling to say the least. The four-count indictment charging the seven defendants was released Wednesday by U.S. Attorney…

  8. Report: Former USF guard Shaun Noriega headed to UT-Pan American

    Jun 5, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Shaun Noriega, Kamari Murphy

    For the second time in as many days new UT-Pan American head coach Dan Hipsher has landed a fifth-year player, as it was reported that former USF guard Shaun Noriega would transfer to the school. On Tuesday the school announced the addition of Javorn Farrell, who will use his final season of eligibility at UTPA…

  9. Purdue adds Seattle transfer Sterling Carter

    Jun 5, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Purdue has added a piece in their back court, as Seattle transfer Sterling Carter announced his decision to play for the Boilermakers next season. “People kind of know me as a 3-point shooter, but I really think my strength is defense,” Carter told the Indy Star. “I really like coach Painter’s honesty. And I like…

  10. We’re guaranteed at least one good game in the Jimmy V Classic

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The Jimmy V Classic has been announced, and it sets us up with a pair of entertaining matchups. Cincinnati and Pitt will square in a battle of former Big East rivals. Pitt left the Big East, along with Syracuse and Notre Dame, and made their way down into the ACC. The Bearcats are one of…

  11. Former Michigan State center now an anti-bullying spokesman

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Mackinac Bridge Autism

    Former Michigan State big man Anthony Ianni was diagnosed with autism as a kid and spent much of his time in middle and high school being bullied. Now that he’s officially a former Spartan, Ianni’s new role is as the Anti-Bullying Public Awareness Advocate for the Autism Alliance of Michigan. His message? Not only is…

  12. Kentucky adds a walk-on for this season

    Jun 5, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    Kentucky added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as EJ Floreal committed to the school. Well, committed may not be the correct term here. Floreal will be walking on. He’s the son of UK track coach Edrick Floreal. Floreal played out in California for three seasons before transferring to Dunbar HS in Lexington for his…

  13. Marvin Bagley III is a seventh grader with scholarship offers, and that’s a problem

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

    azpowerbasketball.com

    Marvin Bagley III, a 6-foot-8 forward that hails from Phoenix, just picked up a scholarship offer from Arizona State, according to reports. It’s the second scholarship offer that Bagley has, as another in-state program, Northern Arizona, reportedly offered him as well. Let’s sidestep the whole ‘Are those really scholarship offers?‘ issue for a second and…

  14. Michigan State couldn’t have picked a better time for their ‘best summer ever’

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Michigan State had a pretty good year in 2012-2013. They won 27 games and finished tied for second in a loaded Big Ten despite losing four of their last five games against the five ranked teams in their league. And while Tom Izzo has cultivated a program where expectations run high year-in and year-out, the…

  15. Cliff Alexander: ‘doesn’t matter to me’ where Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones go to college

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Tyus Jones (Apple Valley High/Apple Valley, Minn.) and Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Chicago, Ill.) — two of the top players in the Class of 2014 — have made it clear that they want to play in college with each other. There have also been rumors that Okafor’s AAU teammate with Mac Irvin Fire Cliff Alexander (Curie…

  16. Michael Dixon has not committed to Memphis

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:56 PM EDT

    MIchael Dixon, Jr., Myck Kabongo

    Early on Tuesday CBS Sports reported that a source confirmed that former Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr. had committed to Memphis while he was on an official visit. By 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, Jason King of ESPN was reporting that a commitment has not been made yet. Dixon had sent a text message to…

  17. The Wooden Legacy an all new tournament to begin this year

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Wooden Legacy

    A new early-season college basketball tournament will debut this year, days after Thanksgiving. The John R. Wooden Classic and the Anaheim Classic have joined together to form the Wooden Legacy, which is set to take place on Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, according to press release on Tuesday afternoon. The Wooden Legacy will be a…

  18. Ohio State President Gordon Gee to retire after comments on Louisville, Notre Dame and SEC

    Jun 4, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Barack Obama, E. Gordon Gee

    Last week The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee once again found himself in hot water after make comments regarding the University of Notre Dame, the Southeastern Conference and the University of Louisville. On Tuesday afternoon, Gee announced he would retire, effective July 1. This past Thursday, Rick Pitino appeared on WHAS Radio with Terry Meiners…

  19. USA Basketball finalizes the FIBA Americas Under-16 team

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Tuesday afternoon, USA Basketball revealed the 12 players that will form the 2013 Under-16 team, participating in the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Maldonado, Uruguay next week. “Getting down from 16 to 12 was very difficult, because everyone played really well,” said USA Basketball Men’s National Team Director Sean Ford in a statement on Tuesday. “It was…

  20. Report: Alabama forward Devonta Pollard charged in April 30 kidnapping, along with his mother

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

    Devonta Pollard

    Tuesday evening it was confirmed through WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss. that Alabama freshman forward Devonta Pollard had been charged in connection of the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson in Kemper County (Miss.). Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News confirmed through the Kemper County Sheriff James Moore that Pollard will be facing a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.…