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  1. Report: Bill Self to hire SMU assistant Jerrance Howard

    May 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Bill Self has completed his staff at Kansas, as he has replaced Joe Dooley, who left to take over the Florida-Gulf Coast job, with Jerrance Howard, according to a report from Jason King of ESPN. Howard spent last season as an assistant on Larry Brown’s bench at SMU, but was on staff at Illinois for…

  2. Could Nashville be the permanent site for the SEC tournament in the future?

    May 29, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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    It looks like the SEC may be getting close to using Nashville as the long-term locale for their conference tournament. Over the last five years, Tampa, New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville have all hosted an SEC tournament. The 2014 event will take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta once again. But the 2015, 2016…

  3. Former South Carolina guard Damein Leonard to Furman

    May 28, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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    South Carolina guard Damien Leonard announced he would transfer from the university in late April. On Tuesday night, the former Gamecock returned home to Greenville, S.C. signing with Furman University. “We are very excited to have Damien join our program,” Furman head coach Niko Medved said in a school statement on Tuesday. “He is a homegrown player…

  4. Ahmad Starks is transferring to Illinois

    May 28, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    Ahmad Starks

    Oregon State transfer Ahmad Starks has finally found a landing spot, committing to Illinois on Tuesday night. Starks left OSU to be closer to his grandmother in Chicago, who is sick. Starks attended Whitney Young HS in the city, one of the best high school programs in the country. “It’s the state school,” Starks told…

  5. Governor Chris Christie supports Rutgers President Robert Barchi, avoids commenting on Julie Hermann hire

    May 28, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    It hasn’t been a good week for Rutgers since hiring new athletic director Julie Hermann from Louisville. Quickly, allegations came out that she inflicted “mental cruelty” as the Tennessee volleyball coach, followed by Tuesday afternoon when the New York Times reported she was part of a sexual discrimination lawsuit in 2008. Despite the circus surrounding a…

  6. Rashad Vaughn still deciding on going to prep school

    May 28, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Tyus Jones isn’t the only top recruit in the state of Minnesota in the Class of 2014. Rashad Vaughn (Robbinsdale Cooper High/New Hope, Minn.) is currently ranked as the sixth best player according to Rivals.com. Before he can make a decision about where he will play college ball, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard must first decide…

  7. Tim Hardaway Jr. says Caris LeVert is Michigan’s X-factor

    May 28, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Tim Hardaway Jr. along with National Player of the Year Trey Burke are leaving the national champion finalist for the NBA. Though Hardaway is already making predictions for next season in Ann Arbor. In a podcast with ESPN’s Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, the former Wolverine shooting guard believes that one of Michigan’s freshmen from…

  8. Tyus Jones is set to take an official visit to Baylor in August

    May 28, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

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    With Andrew Wiggins set to land in Lawrence this fall, all eyes are now of the Class of 2014, mainly point guard Tyus Jones (Apple Valley High/Apple Valley, Minn.) and center Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young/Chicago, Ill.). In a Q-and-A with Amelia Rayno of the Star Tribune, the five-star point guard confirmed that he will take his first…

  9. Former Miami guard Bishop Daniels transfers to Rutgers

    May 28, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Rutgers got some good news on Tuesday evening, which is a nice change of pace given recent events. Former Miami (FL) guard Bishop Daniels has decided to transfer to Rutgers, according to a tweet from CBS Sports Network College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein: Former Miami guard Bishop Daniels has committed to Rutgers, per a source.…

  10. Jallen Messersmith is the first openly gay college basketball player

    May 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    It’s been one of the biggest topics in sports. NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay through an essay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated in April. That was followed by Monday night when L.A. Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers stepped on the field to become the first openly gay male to play for a U.S. professional team.…

  11. New Rutgers AD faced sexual discrimination lawsuit while at Louisville in 2008

    May 28, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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    As if things weren’t already bad enough for Rutgers. On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times dropped another bombshell on the Scarlett Knight’s newly-hired athletic director. Back in 2008, when Hermann was still with Louisville, a female assistant track and field coach named Mary Banker was fired three weeks after complaining to Hermann about discriminatory…

  12. Arizona will be better if Aaron Gordon plays the four, not on the perimeter

    May 28, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Arizona forward Grant Jerrett made one of the most puzzling decisions when it came to entering the NBA Draft as he opted to be a one-and-done player, leaving the Wildcats after his freshman season to pursue a career in the NBA. Jerrett averaged all of 5.2 points at Arizona, so while his decision may not…

  13. Winston Shepard is the difference-maker for San Diego State

    May 28, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN.com’s Myron Medcalf provided us with a late-May conversation-starter when he posted a list of the Top 10 Impact Sophomores heading into next season. The list isn’t bad. Texas point guard Javan Felix is in there, as is Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker, Harvard’s Siyani Chambers, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell. But…

  14. Hofstra’s Joe Mihalich brings entire coaching staff with him from Niagara

    May 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Niagra v Notre Dame

    Hofstra’s new men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich announced his coaching staff, and it will look an awful lot like the coaching staff that he had when he was at Niagara. Mike Farrelly, Kyle Neptune and Shane Nichols, who were all assistants for Mihalich at Niagara, will remain on his staff at Hofstra. Mihalich’s Director of…

  15. The big question with Antonio Barton: can he play the point for Tennessee?

    May 28, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

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    One of the most controversial rules in the college game these days is the graduate transfer exception. It works like this: if a player finishes his undergraduate degree with eligibility remaining, he is allowed to transfer to a different school without sitting out a season to enroll in a graduate program that’s not offered at…

  16. Andrew Wiggins thanks the Huntington community in a letter

    May 28, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Talk to anyone that has spent time around Andrew Wiggins over the course of his high school career, and they’ll all tell you the same thing about him: that he’s a different kind of superstar. He’s humble, he’s polite and he’s just a kid that’s more concerned about enjoying life as a kid than he…

  17. Katin Reinhardt latest in a long line of Mater Dei transfers

    May 27, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    On a night like this, an interesting tweet can go a long way. And we got just that from a RT from former colleague Daniel Martin at CSN. Quite simply, @corryjoel asks, what’s up with former Mater Dei players transferring so much? Martin added on. Plus Tyler Lamb + Max Hooper RT @corryjoel: What’s up…

  18. Jacksonville lands commitment from wing Marcel White

    May 27, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

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    Jacksonville landed a commitment from 2013 wing Marcel White on Monday afternoon. The 2013 signee spent last season at Vermont Academy after previously prepping at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School, the same school that produced NBA All-Star A’mare Stoudemire. The 6-6, 200-pound White, according to various recruiting sites, was considering Richmond, Florida State, College of…

  19. Hinkle Fieldhouse undergoing $34 million renovation

    May 27, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens and Butler already call one of the most iconic college basketball arenas in the nation home, now that home is getting some improvements. Hinkle Fieldhouse will get $34 million in renovations, mainly focusing on the interior of the arena and certain student-athlete areas. The renovations are expected to be concluded in time for…