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  1. St. Louis completes coaching staff by adding Calbert Cheaney

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:16 PM EST

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    Calbert Cheaney spent the past two years working as the Director of Basketball Operations for Indiana, the University where he was made three straight all-america teams before launching on a 13-year NBA career. But Cheaney, a Hoosier legend, has moved on, accepting a job with St. Louis as the third assistant coach on Jim Crews’…

  2. The key to Syracuse’s back court: a consistent jump shooter?

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

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    Syracuse will likely enter the 2013-2014 season somewhere around the top 10 of most preseason polls, which is a fair assessment. Losing Michael Carter-Williams, Brandon Triche and James Southerland hurts, but there is talent coming back — CJ Fair, the uber-promising Jerami Grant, the reportedly-in-shape DaJuan Coleman — and even more joining the program —…

  3. Former Richmond walk-on another example of the problems with amateurism

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

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    Do you know what the foundation for amateurism is? Where it all started? Back in the 1800s England’s uptight upper-class was quite competitive when it came to the sports that England’s uptight upper-class played in those days. As those sports became a bigger deal, men that worked as manual laborers and in factories wanted to compete.…

  4. Wake Forest’s Daniel Green suffers setback in his right knee

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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    Daniel Green, who missed all of the 2012-2013 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, will be out indefinitely after suffering a setback to the knee, Wake Forest announced in a release. Green suffered the injury in mid-July and underwent surgery last week. “Unfortunately Daniel’s latest setback required another surgery,” said Wake Forest…

  5. Dez Wells’ lawsuit, Michael Dixon, and Jesse Morgan’s fail attempt at a waiver

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

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    Big news broke late on Tuesday night as word spread of a lawsuit that Maryland guard Dez Wells filed against his old school, Xavier, as a result of his expulsion stemming from a sexual assault allegation. The NCAA ruled that Wells was allowed to be eligible at Maryland immediately despite the fact that he was…

  6. Washington State cheerleader hits back flip shot (VIDEO)

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    Washington State may have finished last in the Pac-12 this past season, but the Cougars shot the ball well from deep; third as a team during conference play. It appears the 3-point shooting skills is limited to the basketball team. This unknown cheerleader in the video above showed his shooting stroke from behind the arc…

  7. Report: Dez Wells files lawsuit against Xavier in federal court

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:39 PM EST

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    Maryland guard Dez Wells has filed a lawsuit against Xavier, his former school, and the school’s president, Father Michael Graham, in federal court seeking damages for what Wells alleges was a wrongful expulsion last summer. The lawsuit was first reported by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. According to Wetzel, Wells alleges in the suit that…

  8. Report: Oliver Antigua will join Seton Hall coaching staff

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

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    Seton Hall has added to its coaching staff with Manhattan assistant coach and former St. Raymond High School (N.Y.) head coach Oliver Antigua. The deal will be come official on September 1, according to CBS Sports Network Insider Jon Rothstein. Oliver Antigua is a done deal to join Kevin Willard’s staff at Seton Hall, per multiple sources.…

  9. Former Maryland commit Sam Cassell Jr. visiting Missouri, Marquette in September

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    Sam Cassell Jr., son of the 15-year NBA veteran point guard, is once again trying to get into the Division I ranks, after being ruled ineligible by the NCAA last year. Cassell Jr. has scheduled visits for Marquette and Missouri in September, according to SNY.tv. He will be in Columbia, Mo. from Sept. 7-9, and…

  10. Kobe Bryant was leaning toward North Carolina, not Duke

    Aug 20, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

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    Kobe Bryant never played college ball. He was able to go straight from Lower Merion High School (Pa.) to the NBA, and after 15 All-Star Game appearances, a league’s Most Valuable Player award, five NBA championships and hundreds of millions he’s made over his time in the pros, the decision to skip over his collegiate…

  11. Four-star 2014 center Goodluck Okonoboh cuts list to five

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    One of the nation’s top defensive players is one step closer to make a college choice. On Tuesday, Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Mass.) center Goodluck Okonoboh narrowed his list of offers to (in no order) Duke, Florida, Indiana, Ohio State and UNLV. ESPN’s Adam FInkelstein first reported the news, followed by Okonoboh, who confirmed the…

  12. Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou signs with Olympiacos B.C.

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

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    Texas freshman forward Ioannis Papapetrou averaged 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game this past season in Austin. Now the Athens native is taking his talents back overseas, signing with the Euroleague champion, Olympiacos B.C. This report came from a tweet from EuroHoops.net on Tuesday afternoon. Back in July, the two-time defending Euroleague champions offered a five-year contract…

  13. Report: TCU’s Devonta Abron tears Achilles, out for season

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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    TCU rising junior forward Devonta Abron’s 2013-2014 season is over before it began. On Tuesday, TCU head coach Trent Johnson informed ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman that Abron had torn his Achilles in the team’s final game of the Horned Frogs trip in Canada. Johnson told ESPN that recovery for this season-ending injury is about five…

  14. Report: Current Prime Prep players aren’t clear of the NCAA yet

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:29 PM EST

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    Buried in Jeff Goodman’s latest post on his Insider blog over at ESPN.com is an interesting note about Prime Prep, the Texas charter school that was launched by Deion Sanders last year. If you remember, two Prime Prep products in the Class of 2013 — LSU’s Jordan Mickey and TCU’s Karviar Shepard — were initially…

  15. SEC releases their full conference schedule

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:08 PM EST

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    On Tuesday afternoon, the SEC released their full conference schedule, which can be seen here. The highlights? Feb. 15th, when Florida heads to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats, and March 8th, when Kentucky makes a return trip to Gainesville. Unfortunately, Tennessee only plays Kentucky once this season, visiting Rupp on Jan. 18th, and Kentucky only…

  16. Report: Kerwin Okoro’s waiver denied by the NCAA, Rutgers appealing

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:08 PM EST

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    Kerwin Okoro has had a waiver to gain immediate eligibility at Rutgers denied by the NCAA, according to a report from Tom Luicci of the Newark Star-Ledger. Okoro is a product of St. Raymond’s (NYC) that spent his freshman season at Iowa State, but he only mustered an average of 3.6 points and missed 14…

  17. Report: L.J. Rose eligible immediately for Houston

    Aug 20, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

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    Houston may have lost Joseph Young to a transfer, but thanks to a bit of good news on Tuesday, the Cougars should be just fine at the lead guard spot. LJ Rose has been granted a waiver and will be eligible to play immediately for James Dickey’s club, according to a report from ESPN’s Jason…

  18. Rosters released for Elite 24 all-american game in Brooklyn

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

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    The Elite 24 high school all-american game is heading back to New York. On Friday and Saturday night, 24 of the nation’s best high school hoopers will gather at a newly constructed outdoor court at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn to participate in an event that had spent the last couple of years out at…

  19. Report: Tubby Smith to enter Kentucky’s Hall of Fame

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    Tubby Smith is headed back to Kentucky, and this time it’s permanent. The former Wildcat head coach has been chosen as one of six members of the new Kentucky Hall of Fame class. Smith took over for Rick Pitino at Kentucky for the 1997-1998 season and went on to win the national title that year.…

  20. Report: Marshall Henderson expected back in class at Ole Miss (UPDATED)

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EST

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    On Tuesday morning, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported that troubled Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson is expected to return to class next week when the fall semester starts. Henderson was suspended indefinitely from the program back in July for a violation of team rules. According to reports at the time, it was once again drugs that…