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  1. Back injury forces BYU center Ian Harward to retire

    May 9, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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    One of the basic goals for any athlete is to be able to end their career on their own terms. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for BYU center Ian Harward, as the school announced on Thursday that complications from a back injury suffered last summer have forced him to retire. The 6-11 Harward played in…

  2. Report: Florida State forward Terrance Shannon transferring to VCU

    May 9, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

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    VCU has improved its front court depth according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, as former Florida State forward Terrance Shannon will transfer to the Atlantic 10 school. As a graduate student, Shannon will be eligible to play immediately for the Rams and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Shannon’s a 6-8…

  3. Ten-second count may finally be coming to women’s college basketball

    May 9, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT

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    Much of the attention being paid to the rules changes recommended for college basketball has been focused on the recommendations made by the men’s basketball rules committee. But the women’s basketball rules committee also met Thursday, and among their recommendations is a rule that would have a major impact on the women’s game. The recommendation:…

  4. Men’s basketball rules committee announces recommended rules changes

    May 9, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    To say the least the block/charge call and freedom of movement were two hot-button topics throughout the 2012-13 season. More often than not there were complaints from fans and media alike regarding the current state of the game, and what should be done to clean things up. With that in mind both the men’s basketball…

  5. Rutgers, Seton Hall announce eight-year series through 2020

    May 9, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Willard

    It may not be a rivalry that makes national headlines (due in large part to the lack of success for both programs in recent years) but the annual matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall was one that grew in importance within New Jersey once the Scarlet Knights joined the Big East in 1995. Obviously conference…

  6. Rick Pitino to get his very own bottle of Maker’s Mark

    May 9, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino’s lucky streak just won’t end. He won a national title. He made the hall of fame. He had a horse in the Kentucky Derby. His son got the head coaching job at Minnesota. He caught a freakin’ marlin. And now, he’ll have his very own bottle of Maker’s Mark. The…

  7. Could immediately-eligible transfers be disappearing soon?

    May 9, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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    College basketball’s free agency period could be coming to an end. According to a report from Andy Katz of ESPN.com, the National Association of Basketball Coaches board of directors met last week, and among the rule changes that were discussed were transfers that are allowed to become eligible immediately without having to sit out a…

  8. William Gates Jr., out of his dad’s shadow but still living his ‘Hoop Dreams’

    May 9, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Growing up in Chicago as the son of “Hoop Dreams” star and a prep basketball legend in the city, one would think that William Gates Jr. would have been bouncing a basketball at birth, doing everything he could to follow in the oversized footsteps of his father. Chicago is a basketball city, through and through.…

  9. Report: Corroborating witness in the Miami booster investigation?

    May 9, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    MIAMI NCAA VIOLATIONS

    The NCAA finally has another witness in their case against Miami, but that doesn’t mean that he’s any more credible. Roberto Torres was the Chief Financial Officer for Nevin Shapiro’s company, a company that ultimately failed and turned into a billion dollar Ponzi Scheme. Shapiro was the booster at the center of the NCAA’s case…

  10. VIDEO: Former K-State guard Laurie Koehn hits 132 3’s in five minutes

    May 9, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    And you thought it was impressive when Nik Stauskas hit 46 straight threes in the rain a couple weeks ago. Laurie Koehn, a 5-foot-8 shooting guard that played for Kansas State’s women’s team back in the early-2000s, made Stauskas look like Mitch McGary, as she hits 132 out of 135 threes in five minutes, including…

  11. Georgetown lands commitment from local PG Tre Campbell

    May 9, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

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    Georgetown added another quality piece to their 2014 recruiting class, as Tre Campbell, a DC native and product of St. John’s College High School in Maryland, committed to the program. “I have always wanted to go to Georgetown,” Campbell told Scout.com’s Brian Snow. “When they offered me I was really excited. I didn’t want to…

  12. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino catches 80-pound white marlin

    May 8, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    The 2012-13 season was a good one for Louisville head coach Rick Pitino to say the least. A national title, a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and his son Richard becoming the youngest head coach in the Big Ten after being hired at Minnesota. Unfortunately that luck didn’t carry over to…

  13. Arizona State guard Evan Gordon to transfer

    May 8, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

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    Arizona State will have a second starter to replace next season, as head coach Herb Sendek announced during a teleconference with season ticket holders that guard Evan Gordon will transfer to a school closer to his native Indianapolis. Gordon, who began his collegiate career at Liberty, averaged 10.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for…

  14. Ten-year disassociation ends for three former Michigan players

    May 8, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Free Press

    The tie that has bound former Michigan players Chris Webber, Louis Bullock and Maurice Taylor for the last ten years wasn’t a good one, as the school disassociated itself from the three due to NCAA rules violations involving late Michigan booster Ed Martin. On Wednesday the ten-year period, which was one of the school’s self-imposed…

  15. Saint Mary’s appeals some sanctions handed down by NCAA

    May 8, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

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    On March 1 the NCAA announced the sanctions given to Saint Mary’s as a result of NCAA rules violations in regards to recruiting and individual workouts. In response to the penalties, Saint Mary’s has appealed some of the sanctions as reported by the San Jose Mercury News. Saint Mary’s, which is not disputing the NCAA’s…

  16. Former Arizona forward Angelo Chol transferring to San Diego State

    May 8, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Former Arizona forward Angelo Chol has made his decision in regards to his next destination, with Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune reporting that Chol will transfer to San Diego State. This move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the native of Khartoum, Sudan attended Hoover High School in San Diego and…

  17. Viewer’s Guide: Ranking the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

    May 8, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    The Big Ten and the ACC announced the matchups for this year’s Big Ten/ACC challenge, and since we know you like to set your schedule seven months in advance, here is a guide to which of the 12 games you need to watch: Only miss these games to see the birth of your FIRST child:…

  18. NCAA names Utah State AD Scott Barnes men’s basketball chair for 2014-15 season

    May 8, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

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    The NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon that Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes has been named chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2014-15 academic year. One of the major responsibilities of the position is that the chair is also the head of the selection committee. In other words, Barnes will be the…

  19. Fred Hoiberg, contract buyouts, and a shot at the NBA?

    May 8, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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    When dealing with head coaching contracts these days, the key number to look for isn’t the number of years that he signs for. It’s the buyout. Rare is the case when a coach actually lives out the entirety of his contract. Usually, he leaves for a better job or ends up getting fired, which is…

  20. The Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups are announced

    May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule has been announced, headlined by three marquee matchups. Indiana will travel to Syracuse in a rematch from this year’s Sweet 16, Michigan will head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Duke in a matchup of top ten teams, and UNC will visit Michigan State in a rematch of…