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  1. Russ Smith to play with an all-star in Estonia, won’t be meeting Obama

    Jul 22, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    Russ Smith

    Russdiculous is going international. A preseason all-american and the leading scorer for the reigning national champs, Russ Smith has been named a member of the East Coast All-Stars, a 12-man team that left for Estonia to play in a tournament called the Four Nations Cup. The team practiced over the weekend at Fordham before leaving.…

  2. Brian Kenny talks with Jimmy King about the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit (AUDIO)

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Jimmy King was a member of the Fab Five, playing for two seasons with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard while leading the Wolverines to two national title games that have since been wiped off the books. He hopped on the Brian Kenny Show on NBC Sports Radio on Monday morning to discuss the…

  3. Isaac Hamilton, Tim Floyd, and the all-important NLI release

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    2013 McDonald's All American Games

    Isaac Hamilton, the No. 14 player in the country in the Class of 2013 according to Rivals, has asked out of his Letter of Intent. Why? Because instead of enrolling at UTEP this fall, Hamilton reportedly wants to play at USC. As Raphielle Johnson wrote yesterday, this is yet another reminder of why it’s silly…

  4. Report: Charges from traffic stop against PJ Hairston dismissed

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    PJ Hairston

    All charges against PJ Hairston stemming from  a June 5th incident in which he was pulled over while driving a car have been dismissed, according to a report from Inside Carolina. Hairston and both of his passengers were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, and Hairston was also charged with driving without a license. A gun,…

  5. Part of North Carolina’s report on academic issues rewritten to keep NCAA away

    Jul 21, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

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    These days, if it isn’t one thing it’s another for North Carolina. There’s the case involving rising junior P.J. Hairston, with there still being questions that need to be answered regarding his relationship with the man who rented two cars that Hairston has driven (Haydn “Fats” Thomas). And there’s also the school’s need to ask…

  6. Rising Coaches Elite provides aspiring coaches valuable networking, learning opportunities

    Jul 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    rce

    While it doesn’t receive the level of attention that areas such as recruiting and player development do when discussing college basketball during the summer, the art of networking can be vital for those who are looking to improve their professional standing within the game. That’s a relatively easy process for the coaches, as the three…

  7. Ohio State guard Amedeo Della Valle helps lead Italy to U-20 European title

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

    FIBA Europe

    Some of the best players in college basketball had the opportunity to represent their countries in international duty this summer, with events such as the Under-19 World Championships and World University Games allowing those players to get in some quality playing time against solid competition. Another competition of note was the Under-20 European Championships in…

  8. UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton requests release from National Letter of Intent

    Jul 21, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

    Maxpreps

    When shooting guard Isaac Hamilton announced that he would attend UTEP back in November, the Miner faithful were hopeful that he would be the centerpiece of a program that has made just three NCAA tournament appearances since reaching the Sweet 16 in 1992 (their most recent trip came in 2010). With Hamilton joining a rotation…

  9. Body of former Auburn forward Korvotney Barber found in Florida (UPDATED)

    Jul 21, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    AL.com

    Korvotney Barber was one of the most highly decorated recruits in the history of Auburn basketball, as he’s one of just two McDonald’s All-Americans to sign with and play for the program. In four seasons as a Tiger Barber posted averages of 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, earning second team All-SEC honors during…

  10. Jay Knuth heading to Loyola Chicago, fifth Division 1 athlete in family

    Jul 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    http://www.ny2lasports.com

    Jay Knuth of Johnston High School in Des Moines, IA wasn’t about to break the mold. His father played football at Iowa State. His mother played basketball at Drake. His two older sisters played volleyball at Iowa State. Growing up around four Division 1 athletes, Knuth was destined for the Division 1 level, as well.…

  11. Tim Craft set to be named head coach at Gardner-Webb

    Jul 21, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    ecupirates.com

    The final Division 1 head coaching vacancy has been filled as East Carolina assistant coach Tim Craft is set to become the head coach at Gardner-Webb, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman: Gardner-Webb is set to replace head coach Chris Holtmann — who left for Butler — with ECU assistant Tim Craft, sources told ESPN.…

  12. Cuonzo Martin to receive a $50,000 bump in salary

    Jul 21, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Tennessee Volunteers head coach Martin instructs his team as they take on the Ole Miss Rebels during the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    When Cuonzo Martin accepted the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee in 2011, he was inked to a five year contract worth $1.3 million per year. As announced by Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, Martin’s salary will be increased $50,000 heading into the 2013-14 season. Hart explained that the bump is attributed to…

  13. North Carolina tells Iceberg Guards not to use Leslie McDonald to promote product

    Jul 21, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    goheels.com

    The University of North Carolina is in the news again, but this time they are the ones doing the finger pointing — kind of. Iceberg Guards, on their website and social media pages, had been using North Carolina rising senior guard Leslie McDonald to promote their product. This doesn’t fly for North Carolina athletic officials.…

  14. Former UTEP forward Chris Washburn transfers to TCU

    Jul 21, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    utepathletics.com

    Trent Johnson and TCU have landed another transfer in Chris Washburn, a 6-foot-8 forward from UTEP who just finished his freshman year with the Miners where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.9 minutes of action per game. Washburn is the third Miner to transfer from last season’s team, the other two being  6-foot-6…

  15. Pac-12 using basketball as a means to gain exposure in China

    Jul 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Pac-12

    Schools and conferences are always looking for ways to gain additional exposure, but usually that exposure is relegated to just within the the United States. For the Pac-12 conference, however, they are seeking to take their brand to a global level with an initiative in China. It’s no secret that China presents robust opportunities, which…

  16. Marshall will invade Penn State on Pearl Harbor Day

    Jul 20, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

    Penn State Nittany Lions' Newbill goes to the basket against Michigan Wolverines' Burke during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    It is a day that will live in infamy. Not because of a basketball game, but still. Marshall University has announced that they’ll traverse roughly 400 miles of prime coal-mining country that lies between Huntington and Happy Valley on December 7 of this year, so they can renew their basketball series with Penn State. Tom…

  17. Niagara lands the one that ODU let get away

    Jul 20, 2013, 8:39 PM EST

    ODU Basketball Coach

    Old Dominion had a good thing going over the past decade or so. Cutting Blaine Taylor loose as coach was likely a necessary measure if the under-the-table scuttlebutt is true, but the abrupt mid-season coaching change has definitely give the program some new hurdles to get over. Not only are they heading into Conference USA…

  18. InRecruit shines a light on the 99 percent

    Jul 20, 2013, 6:48 PM EST

    inRecruit

    “You have the top 150 kids every year who are steered one way or another, and it’s always the same schools and kids with the same ability level who have that opportunity. There are a few success stories for kids outside that process every year, but we wanted to change the way this process works.”…

  19. #DunkCity puts a Tiger in the tank

    Jul 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    BKC-UM-AUBURN

    Joe Dooley coached under Bill Self for the better part of a decade, so it may come a surprise to fans of Florida Gulf Coast University that he’s not trying to force his new home to fit the Kansas system, but rather following the plan set out by Andy Enfield: snag a bunch of athletic…

  20. Brandon Miller lands first recruit as Butler head coach

    Jul 20, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Brandon Miller

    Butler is a really unique program. Plenty of so-called mid-majors have been able to build long-standing success in recent years, but the Butler way is practically unheard of. You can be a Belmont or a Gonzaga, hiring and keeping a humble coach. That’s one way to stay ahead of the curve. Or you can be…