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  1. July may be tiresome, but there’s little the NCAA can do to fix that

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:59 PM EST

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    Yesterday, I wrote about the current July evaluation period structure — three five-day recruiting periods in a 19 day span, broken up by a pair of Mondays and Tuesdays — and the fact that a number of coaches and people involved with high-level recruits believed that it wasn’t the best option. I ended on this…

  2. UCLA’s Wanaah Bail out four months after knee surgery

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EST

    ny2lasports.com

    Texas Tech transfer and UCLA signee Wanaah Bail will be out for the next four months after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The surgery happened on June 28th, meaning that barring any setbacks, Bail should be ready to return to the court by the time the season starts in November, although…

  3. Jalen Lindsey’s commitment to Providence a sign of good things to come

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Jalen Lindsey

    The turnaround isn’t yet complete, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that isn’t going to be raving about the job that Ed Cooley has done in his first two-plus years at Providence. For the first time since 2009, Cooley got Providence into the NIT, where the Friars advanced to the quarterfinals. That’s not necessarily…

  4. Goodluck Okonoboh passed up a shot at the NBA Draft green room

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:17 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    Goodluck Okonoboh could’ve sat in a spot reserved for the elite college and international players last month, but decided against it. Turns out the Massachusetts prep star decided against hanging with his buddy Nerlens Noel at the NBA Draft. And his reasoning was justified. “I didn’t really want to go to the green room, I’m…

  5. Two possessions enough to change an opinion on ’15 combo-guard Jon Davis?

    Jul 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

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    PHILADELPHIA — Jon Davis had put on a good performance through the first day and a half at the Reebok Breakout Classic, an elite camp structured around games for 100 or so of the nation’s elite prospects. A 6-foot-2 combo-guard in the Class of 2015, Davis plays for the DC Assault and already holds offers…

  6. Does D’Angelo Harrison returning make St. John’s a tournament team?

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:12 PM EST

    D'Angelo Harrison

    D’Angelo Harrison’s career at St. John’s is not over yet. The fiery scoring guard was suspended from the team for the rest of the season on March 1st for a series of team rule violations and insubordination. But when you average 17.8 points as a sophomore, it’s not that easy to cut the cord, which…

  7. Is the new schedule for July’s evaluation periods too much of a grind?

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:24 PM EST

    Sean Miller

    This July marks the second year of the NCAA’s new schedule regarding the summer’s live-recruiting period. In the past, there have two two ten-day evaluation periods in July, with a week and a half in between them. The new rules lessen the number of days that coaches can be on the road recruiting, but they…

  8. Roy Williams: PJ Hairston ‘has made serious mistakes and there will be serious consequences’

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

    North Carolina v Texas

    Roy Williams has finally commented on PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading returning scorer that has managed to turn himself into college basketball’s messiest offseason storyline. A quick recap? Hairston was arrested for driving a 2013 GMC Yukon on a suspended license. There was weed in the car and a gun found outside of it, although…

  9. Report: Taran Buie not admitted into Siena

    Jul 15, 2013, 2:13 PM EST

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    The long and winding road that has been Taran Buie’s collegiate career has taken another turn, as Mark Singelais is reporting that Siena has decided not to admit Buie into school. Buie is Talor Battle’s half-brother and originally attended Penn State, but after an off-campus fight and a suspension for violating team-rules, Buie got the…

  10. Bruce Pearl’s coaching staff and the fallout of a show-cause penalty

    Jul 15, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

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    Over the weekend, Brendan Quinn of the Knoxville News-Sentinel published a story on the plight on the Tennessee coaching staff that lost their jobs and got slapped with show-cause penalties stemming from the infamous Aaron Craft barbecue. We already knew about Steve Forbes, who had spent the past two years as a head coach at…

  11. Report: New Mexico lands commitment from 2015 shooter Dane Kuiper

    Jul 15, 2013, 12:28 PM EST

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    New Mexico has landed the West Coast’s first commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-6 shooter Dane Kuiper has pledged to new head coach Craig Neal. Kuiper began his high school career in Alaska, but has since moved to Arizona, where he plays for Corona Del Sol HS (AZ) and the Arizona Power in…

  12. Report: Butler to hire Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtman

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:39 AM EST

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    Brandon Miller has filled out his coaching staff at Butler. After deciding to keep both Terry Johnson and Michael Lewis as assistants heading into the 2013-2014 season, Miller has reportedly hired Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtmann to fill out his staff. Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com broke the news. “My staff and players are the reason…

  13. Report: West Virginia kicks Aaric Murray off the team

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

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    Bobby Huggins has finally gotten fed up with Aaric Murray, as he kicked the talented, 6-foot-10 center off the team, according to a report from Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com. “At the end of the day, we came to a mutual agreement it was best for him to continue his career elsewhere,” is how Huggins described…

  14. College highlights of Wilt Chamberlain (VIDEO)

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    AP

    Like many of you, I was born well after Wilt Chamberlain’s playing career had come to an end. But thanks to a video that popped up over the weekend on a youtube channel called “Wilt Chamberlain Archive”, we can get a sense of just how dominant the former Kansas Jayhawk was at the college level.…

  15. Dion Wiley’s weekend at Peach Jam a good sign for Maryland

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Gazette.net

    Despite winning 25 games last season, perimeter play was an issue for the Maryland Terrapins in 2012-13. Of course there’s the highly discussed point guard situation, with Seth Allen, Nick Faust and the now departed Pe’Shon Howard all getting a shot at running the show. In addition to the inconsistency at the point, Maryland also…

  16. Nebraska freshman Tai Webster still waiting to hear from NCAA Eligibility Center

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:06 PM EST

    Tim Miles

    The summer months for incoming freshmen can be a tense period for some, especially if they’ve yet to hear from the NCAA Eligibility Center about their status for the upcoming season. A ruling in the affirmative means (obviously) that they’re cleared and ready to take the floor for their new school, with the hope of…

  17. Will Yeguete’s summer recovery key for Florida in 2013-14

    Jul 14, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    In three seasons as a Florida Gator, forward Will Yeguete has averaged 3.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Those meager numbers may lead to outsiders undervaluing his impact on the Gators, especially when it comes to his impact on the defensive end. Following Florida’s Elite 8 loss to Michigan the 6-7 forward underwent another…

  18. United States World University Games team bounces back, blows out Norway

    Jul 14, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    USA Basketball

    In the aftermath of its loss to Canada, the United States World University Games team knew that it could finish no better than ninth at the games. In some cases, not having a medal to play for can result in a team putting forth a less than satisfactory effort. Bob McKillop’s team had no such…

  19. YES Network to televise ACC, Big East basketball games

    Jul 14, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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    Last Thursday, the YES Network — the most watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years — announced they will televise ACC basketball and football games and Big East basketball games beginning this fall. As part of the deal with FOX Sports Media Group, who is a minority owner of the YES Network, YES will…

  20. Alex Len undergoes another surgery on right ankle

    Jul 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

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    There was inherent risk when the Phoenix Suns drafted Maryland center Alex Len with the fifth pick in this year’s NBA Draft, but Len’s upside greatly outweighs any risk that his right ankle poses. There was a reason, after all, the Cleveland Cavaliers toyed with the idea of taking Len with the first overall pick.…