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  1. Report: Former Siena head coach arrested

    Aug 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    Former Siena head coach Bob Beyer was arrested in Saratoga Springs, New York  late Thursday and charged with three counts including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to a report from the Saratogian. The 51-year old Beyer, the head coach at Siena from 1994 through 1997 and a current assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats,…

  2. Hampton uses trip to Bahamas to gauge upcoming season

    Aug 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Hampton

    Hampton is back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, where the Pirates played three exhibition games against teams comprised of current and former college players and went 2-1. While these overseas trips — permitted once every four years by the NCAA — are often meaningless in terms of win-loss record, they do provide 10…

  3. Report: Detroit senior Jason Calliste to transfer

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Detroit Mercy

    Detroit shooting guard Jason Calliste will be spending his senior season elsewhere after graduating early and deciding to transfer from the Titans, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The story from Perry A. Farrell explains how Calliste informed Detroit coaches and the program of his decision on Friday before leaving for his…

  4. Report: 2014 power forward Angel Delgado commits to Seton Hall

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Seton Hall v Syracuse

    Chalk this up as a good week for Seton Hall and head coach Kevin Willard. First there was the positive finish to the saga involving guard Tom Maayan, who was granted a 90-day furlough by the Israeli Defense Forces that many expect to turn into permission to complete his college career before fullfulling his military…

  5. Wagner adds former Central Connecticut State star Obie Nwadike as a grad assistant

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    Wagner College

    While he may have played his college basketball at Wagner, there’s a good chance that fans familiar with the program remember former Central Connecticut State forward Obie Nwadike. In four seasons at CCSU Nwadike proved to be one of the best rebounders in school history (despite being 6-4), grabbing 980 caroms as a Blue Devil.…

  6. Syracuse has little use for all ten practices ahead of Canada trip

    Aug 16, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    Jim Boeheim

    College basketball programs making a summer trip out of the country are afforded the opportunity to hold ten practices before leaving campus. With three key contributors, including their starting backcourt, gone from last year’s Final Four team one would assume that Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim would want to use all ten practices. That assumption…

  7. UConn’s Niels Giffey to represent Germany in 2013 EuroBasket

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:10 PM EST

    Niels Giffey, JaQuon Parker, R.J. Evans

    In three seasons as a member of the UConn basketball program, 6-7 forward has held the same general role. Provide some versatility at the forward position, with his size allowing Giffey to handle responsibilities at both the three and the four for the Huskies. But there’s always the hunger to do more, and such is…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…