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  1. Assigned Reading: Jonny Flynn’s pro career and the ‘seduction’ of March

    Aug 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    flynn

    March is the most important month on the college basketball calendar. Sure the prior four months are needed in order for a program to makes its mark in March, but this is when legends (and careers) are ultimately made. Casual fans pay more attention to the sport, and more NBA executives take in the action…

  2. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones out for season following left wrist injury

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Bucknell v Butler

    Butler’s trip to Australia turned into a costly one, as the program lost one of its key perimeter options for the 2013-14 season. According to the Butler athletic department, junior wing Roosevelt Jones will miss the entire 2013-14 campaign after tearing ligaments in his left wrist. Jones, who suffered the injury during the Bulldogs’ first…

  3. Illinois assistant reprimanded, suspended by NCAA for actions following Miami loss

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

    Illinois Athletics

    Talk to any Illinois fan about their season-ending loss to Miami in the NCAA tournament and you’re likely to hear about an out of bounds call late in the second half that went against the Fighting Illini. Turns out assistant coach Jamall Walker was none too thrilled about the finish either, and post game verbal…

  4. Former Louisville commit Quentin Snider scheduling visits

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

    Montgomery County Ballard Basketball

    It happens every summer in the recruiting world. A highly regarded prospect de-commits from a school, and the offers from other programs begin to add up. Such has been life for former Indiana commit James Blackmon Jr., and the same can be said for former Louisville commit Quentin Snider. Snider, who committed to Louisville more…

  5. Wyoming’s Luke Martinez hopes to play overseas following jail stint

    Aug 16, 2013, 10:14 AM EST

    Luke Martinez

    With his guilty plea on a charge of misdemeanor battery on Monday, former Wyoming guard Luke Martinez will serve 45 days in jail and pay $58,000 in restitution. And following his release from jail, which should come some time in September, Martinez is hopeful that he’ll be able to begin a professional basketball career overseas…

  6. Report: Forward Cristiano Felicio won’t be attending Oregon

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:11 AM EST

    AP Photo

    With the loss of four players from last year’s front court, Oregon was hopeful that incoming freshman Cristiano Felicio would be one of the players who could help the Ducks replenish their ranks in the paint. At 6-9, 245, the Brazilian had the size and talent needed to be a factor inside for head coach…

  7. Appeal denial ends ODU guard Donte Hill’s college career

    Aug 15, 2013, 8:38 PM EST

    UNC Wilmington Old Dominion Basketball

    Two months after learning that his initial appeal of the decision that cost him a season of eligibility was denied, Old Dominion guard Donte Hill’s final appeal has met the same fate as announced by the ODU athletic department. That means Hill, who averaged 8.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last season, has played…

  8. Deeper St. John’s squad to be without three players for European trip

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - St John's v Villanova

    With their top six scorers from last season’s team back for another season in Queens, the St. John’s Red Storm have the talent needed to hit the ground running in the Big East this coming season. Steve Lavin’s program will hit the road later this month, leaving on August 19 to play games and take…

  9. Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore signs extension through 2018

    Aug 15, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Quinnipiac University

    In six seasons as the head coach at Quinnipiac, Tom Moore’s led the Bobcats to heights the program had not reached as a Division I member prior to his arrival. With three postseason appearances and an overall record of 108-81 to his credit, Moore’s been rewarded with a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. The…

  10. Tom Maayan headed back to Seton Hall after Israeli army grants furlough

    Aug 15, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Anthony Collins, Tom Maayan

    One of the question marks for Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard this offseason was whether or not he would have the services of sophomore guard Tom Maayan. Maayan, a native of Israel, was thought to be done as a Pirate due to his need to serve the three-year stint in the military that’s required…

  11. Towson extends head coach Pat Skerry’s contract through 2019

    Aug 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Pat Skerry

    In 2011 Pat Skerry took on one of the nation’s toughest rebuilding projects when he accepted Towson’s offer to become the men’s basketball program’s head coach. And that first season revealed just how difficult the job would be, as the Tigers managed to win just one game (1-31). Things would get even tougher as it…

  12. Can Tyus Jones be a good NBA player?

    Aug 15, 2013, 3:37 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    It’s August, which means that college hoops websites start scrounging for content, and ironically enough, within nine minutes of each other on Thursday morning, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com and his old buddies over at CBSSports.com posted rankings of the Class of 2014 recruits with the best NBA future in front of them. CBS polled coaches…

  13. UNC AD Bubba Cunningham says PJ Hairston will play this year

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:05 PM EST

    Bubba Cunningham

    At a faculty retreat for journalism professors, UNC’s athletic director Bubba Cunningham commented on the status of PJ Hairston. According to Andy Bechtel, a journalism professor and a copy editor, when Cunningham was asked whether or not Hairston will play this year, he responded by saying “Yes, but not all the games.” I’m sure this…

  14. Did SDSU’s student section cross a line with their tweets about Cullen Neal?

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    @TheShowSDSU

    Cullen Neal, New Mexico’s incoming freshman and the son of new head coach Craig Neal, was released from a hospital in Australia yesterday, where he had spent the entirety of the Lobos’ week-and-a-half long trip down under to recover from an emergency appendectomy. It was good news, evidence that a kid that underwent a scary surgery…

  15. Report: One-armed Zach Hodskins receives preferred walk-on offer from Florida (VIDEO)

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:40 PM EST

    ballislife.com

    He may not be the best prospect in the Class of 2014, but you would be hard-pressed to find a more impressive player than 6-foot-2 shooting guard Zach Hodskins from Milton, GA. A mid-major recruit that’s reportedly getting looks from the likes of UAB and Birmingham Southern, Hodskins just picked up an offer to be…

  16. Report: Top 50 recruit Reid Travis quits football to focus on hoops

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:03 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Reid Travis wasn’t exactly a secret heading into this summer’s grassroots hoops circuit, but thanks to a growth spurt that added a couple of inches to his now 6-foot-7, 235 pound frame, Travis has some of the best programs in the country chasing him down. He’s already visited Gonzaga officially and currently has Michigan State,…

  17. Roy Williams is ‘tired’ of talking about suspended guard PJ Hairston

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    The biggest news story during the summer of 2013 was the saga of PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading returning scorer and arguably their most important piece heading into the 2013-2014 season. Three times during the offseason, Hairston had a run-in with the law, all three involving traffic stops, two of which came while Hairston was…

  18. Cullen Neal released from Australian hospital 10 days after appendectomy

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

    New_Mexico_Lobos_Primary_Mark

    New Mexico may have flamed out of the NCAA tournament in impressive fashion back in March, getting knocked off by No. 14 seed Harvard in the opening round of the big dance, but one loss doesn’t change the fact that the Lobos bring back the majority of a roster that put together as impressive of…

  19. Report: Marshall’s leading scorer Elijah Pittman indicted on battery charges

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Elijah Pittman

    Marshall has seen better days. After struggling through a disappointing 2012-2013 campaign in which the Thundering Herd finished 13-19 and just 6-10 in a thoroughly mediocre Conference USA, Marshall watched as their entire front line — double-double machine Dennis Tinnon, Robert Goff and Nigel Spikes — graduated. Then, their most talented player, junior Deandre Kane,…

  20. Fresno State dismisses center Robert Upshaw from program

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    Fresno St UNLV Basketball

    When one-time Kansas State commit Robert Upshaw announced his decision to attend Fresno State, the hometown kid was the most highly-regarded signing of Rodney Terry’s brief tenure at the Mountain West school. But Upshaw’s freshman season was anything but smooth, as the 7-footer dealt with injuries and also ended up on the receiving end of…