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  1. Kansas’ player development is nation’s best because Bill Self is selfish?

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Travis Releford, Bill Self

    John Calipari has built the Kentucky program into the HOV lane for high school prospects. To avoid the traffic jam that the one-and-done rule has turned college basketball into on their road to the NBA, those that are good enough simply take Coach Cal up on his offer. Spend one season in his hardcore, high-intensity…

  2. Report: 2014 shooting guard Dion Wiley commits to Maryland

    Jun 7, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon

    There may have been questions about how Maryland’s move to the Big Ten would affect the program when it came to local recruits. If the last two commitments picked up by head coach Mark Turgeon are any indication, the Terrapins could be in good shape. After landing point guard Romelo Trimble in December, Coach Turgeon…

  3. Former SMU center Jordan Dickerson transfers to Penn State

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    SMU Marshall Basketball

    After spending one season at SMU, 7-foot center Jordan Dickerson has decided to transfer to Penn State as reported by Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. Dickerson, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged just 3.5 minutes per game at SMU last season and an increase in minutes was unlikely in 2013-14. As a result Dickerson chose to leave,…

  4. Washington finalizes coaching staff for 2013-14 season

    Jun 6, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    With the addition of T.J. Otzelberger and the return of Raphael Chillious, Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar had some reshuffling to do in order to finalize his coaching staff for the upcoming season. According to Percy Allen of the Seattle Times, assistants Jim Shaw and Paul Fortier will pursue other opportunities. The moves represent the…

  5. Kansas State signee Neville Fincher fails to qualify academically

    Jun 6, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    At Hargrave Military Academy this winter 6-10 forward Neville Fincher averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per contest, and the New Jersey native had the talent needed to help out Kansas State in 2013-14. Unfortunately for both Fincher and head coach Bruce Weber, he has not qualified academically and therefore will not attend Kansas State…

  6. Big Sky announces move to 18-game conference schedule in 2014

    Jun 6, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Big Sky Conference

    With the addition of Southern Utah and North Dakota the Big Sky Conference went to a 20-game conference schedule in men’s basketball, which meant that the regular season would be a full round-robin. Idaho, which is still a member of the WAC, makes the move to the Big Sky in 2014 and with that comes…

  7. South Carolina adds an experienced voice to coaching staff in Perry Clark

    Jun 6, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

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    With associate head coach Brad Underwood’s hiring as head coach at Stephen F. Austin, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin was left with a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. Coach Martin has found an experienced replacement for Underwood, as the school announced Thursday that Perry Clark will fill the vacancy. Clark, whose last…

  8. Should new Memphis Tiger Michael Dixon be allowed to play next season?

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    Dez Wells was expelled from Xavier in August of last year, right before the start of what would have been his sophomore year, because he was accused of sexual assault by a fellow student. He was never charged with a crime. Michael Dixon was initially suspended and then kicked off the Missouri team in November…

  9. Varez Ward enters not guilty plea

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Varez Ward pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he shaved points during at least one Auburn basketball games during the 2011-2012 season. Ward was indicted on Tuesday on two different counts. His trial is scheduled to begin on July 22nd, and he faces up to five years in prison on each charge. This isn’t…

  10. Report: North Carolina’s PJ Hairston arrested on Wednesday night

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    North Carolina’s leading scorer PJ Hairston was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license. Hairston was stopped at a license checkpoint in a car with two other men. He was stopped near downtown Durham, according to the report, just about a mile from Duke’s campus. Hairston is…

  11. Jim Boeheim cops to ‘thinking’ about retiring (VIDEO)

    Jun 6, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski say down with the ACC Digital Network to discuss their future together in the new ACC and how it will affect their friendship and what restaurants they go to eat at. It’s all cheerful and funny until Boeheim drops a bomb at the 1:50 mark. “He’s not even thinking of…

  12. Georgetown fills out their coaching staff

    Jun 6, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

    Joe Kennedy, Bill Carmody, Tavaras hardy, Ivan Vujic

    Georgetown made a splash in the coaching world on Wednesday as John Thompson III went out and completed his staff by hiring Northwestern’s Tavaras Hardy and George Washington’s Kevin Sutton. Hardy is a Joliet, IL, native, played for the Wildcats from 1998-2002 and has been on staff for the past eight years. He coached AAU…

  13. The Armed Forces Classic participants announced

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

    John Thompson III

    Oregon and Georgetown have both committed to playing in the Armed Forces Classic on November 8th, according to ESPN’s Andy Katz. The Armed Forces Classic is currently in the second year of a five-year deal in which college basketball will play a game on the opening night of the season on an American military base…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Green Bay announces addition Rutgers transfer Vincent Garrett

    Jun 5, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    Russ Smith, Vincent Garrett

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…