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  1. Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule proves it’s not a ‘challenge’

    Aug 13, 2013, 12:18 PM EST


    The schedule for the Big 12/SEC Challenge, including tip times and the channels they will be broadcast on, was released on Tuesday afternoon. It looks like this (all times eastern): Nov. 14 (Thu): Texas Tech at Alabama, 9 p.m., ESPN2 Dec. 2 (Mon): Auburn at Iowa State, 7 p.m., ESPNU Dec. 2 (Mon): Vanderbilt at…

  2. Leader of VCU’s band ‘The Peppas’ retiring at 34

    Aug 13, 2013, 11:07 AM EST

    Akron v VCU

    Monday was a sad day for college hoops diehards around the country, as Ryan Kopacsi, the leader of the most beloved band in the country, has stepped down from his post at VCU. Kopacsi took over the Peppas at the age of 19, and after a decade-and-a-half at the helm, he announced his retirement on…

  3. Zach Spiker and Army basketball in the midst of making history

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    To many, Army basketball is best known for producing such coaches as Bob Knight and longtime Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. These are two of the best to ever roam the sidelines, and their respective careers began at West Point—Coach K actually played for Knight during his time as a cadet (1966-1969). This has been Army…

  4. Ohio State gets first 2015 commitment in A.J. Harris (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    It apparently didn’t take A.J. Harris long to figure out where he wanted to play. The 2015 recruit committed to Ohio State on Monday evening (subscription required), accepting an offer from coach Thad Matta over offers from Dayton, Illinois State and Xavier. The 5-9 Harris is the Buckeyes first commitment for 2015. The Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar…

  5. Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas auctioning off his college jerseys, gold medal

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Jerry Lucas

    Jerry Lucas is getting rid of a few things. And they can be yours for the right price. The former Ohio State All-American is auctioning off select memorabilia, including his 1960 College All-Star Game jersey, one of his game-worn shooting shirts from Ohio State, his 1960 national championship ring and his Ohio State Hall of…

  6. Devin Booker names his Top 5 schools (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:36 PM EST


    Devin Booker is prime prospect. The no. 5 shooting guard in the nation according to has offers from plenty of major schools. On Monday afternoon, he narrowed that list of schools to five.’s Dave Telep tweeted out that the 6-5 Booker had whittled his list of potential landing spots to five: Florida, Kentucky, Michigan,…

  7. Sportscenter star Zach McCormick commits to Miami of Ohio (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    John Cooper

    Heading into his second season at the helm of Miami of Ohio, John Cooper got his another commitment of the 2014 class in guard Zach McCormick. The 6-1 McCormick, a product of Cincinnati Turpin, was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior, averaging 26.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season. McCormick picked…

  8. Drake gets second commit in two days in Ore Arogundade

    Aug 12, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Ray Giacoletti

    New Drake coach Ray Giacoletti has hit a bit of recruiting hot streak over the past 48 hours, nabbing his second commitment in as many days in 2014 shooting guard Ore Arogundade. Arogundade plays AAU with the Illinois Wolves and at Chicago St. Viator. The commitment comes right after New Berlin (Wisc.) point guard Reed…

  9. Breaking down Tip-Off Marathon’s schedule: Snoozers until an epic nightcap

    Aug 12, 2013, 7:21 PM EST

    Image: State Farm Champions Classic - Michigan State v Kansas

    ESPN (slowly) released the schedule for their now-annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon on Monday afternoon, and — quite frankly — the first 12 hours or so weren’t exactly worth the wait. But the last four hours? Look out. After a full 24 hours worth of basketball — the marathon technically starts at 7 p.m. the…

  10. Pac-12 launches campaign to get fans to drop DirecTV

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

    Sean Miler

    The Pac-12 Conference and DirecTV are currently in stiff talks for the satellite provider to carry its Pac-12 Network. Looks like things have melted down to the point where the conference is throwing barbs. Hard ones. The Pac-12 is trying to convince fans of teams in the conference to drop DirecTV. That way, fans with…

  11. Report: DC Assault president Curtis Malone arrested in DEA heroin investigation

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

    Curtis Malone is the co-founder and president of one of the most high-profile AAU basketball programs in the country, the DC Assault. Michael Beasley, Keith Bogans, Nolan Smith, DerMarr Johnson and Jeff Green are just a few of the alumni that the Assault have sent through the college ranks and onto the NBA. Malone is…

  12. Report: Wichita State wants in on the season-opening quadruple-header in Dallas

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    Getting to the Final Four as a program from a mid-major conference is great for just about everyone involved. Coaches get raises to keep them around while administrators celebrate an increase in donations and applications. Players see their popularity skyrocket on campus while some even get some special attention from NBA scouts and the folks…

  13. Isaiah Austin’s shoulder recovery ‘ahead of … schedule’

    Aug 12, 2013, 1:21 PM EST

    Isaiah Austin

    No conference had a more beneficial spring than the Big 12. Marcus Smart made the decision to return to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season, which immediately propelled the Cowboys into the top ten in most preseason rankings. For a while, that decision also seemed to make the Pokes the favorite in the conference, but…

  14. Patric Young working out … on the football field? (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    Patric Young may be the strongest player, pound-for-pound, in college basketball. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you may think that Young was simply an import from Florida’s football team. Young, whose father played tight end at Bethune-Cookman, has been a die-hard Gator fan his entire life, and over the weekend, Florida released…

  15. Report: JuCo forward Rashaun Stimage commits to DePaul

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    DePaul has added their first piece to the 2014 recruiting class, as Rashaun Stimage committed to the program late on Sunday night. Our Scott Phillips was the first to report the news. Stimage is an athletic, 6-foot-7 JuCo forward. A three-star recruit in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals, Stimage ended up going to…

  16. ESPN is (slowly) releasing the Tip-Off Marathon schedule today

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:04 AM EST


    ESPN’s annual Tip-Off Marathon is always one of my favorite events of the college basketball season. If you don’t know what it is … well … you truly are missing out. For about 28 straight hours, ESPN airs college basketball games, with games tipping all the way in Hawaii in the wee hours of the…

  17. Defending the three-point line a key for Arizona in 2013-14

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:17 PM EST

    Sean Miller

    In Sean Miller’s three seasons as head coach at Arizona prior to the 2012-13 campaign, the Wildcats routinely ranked among the nation’s best when it came to defending the three-point line. After limiting opponents to 31.3% shooting from deep in his first season (ranking 50th nationally), Arizona landed in the Top 5 of that stat…

  18. Despite recent hoops success, FGCU dealing with conference instability

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:30 PM EST


    In the weeks following Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16, things were looking good for the Atlantic Sun Conference. Seemingly far away from the influence of big-time college football that’s changed the way in which college athletics is shaped, the league looked ready to take full advantage of its recent on-court success. But…

  19. Will a stronger hometown flavor improve Charlotte’s basketball hopes?

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Terrence Williams

    In many of the nation’s basketball hotbeds, a point of emphasis for college basketball coaches is to keep their area’s top talents home. In Charlotte that’s been a task far easier said than done however, as many players have decided to play their college basketball elsewhere. But things may be changing for Alan Major’s program,…

  20. Keith Appling will determine Michigan State’s fate in 2013-14

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:49 PM EST

    Michigan State v Duke

    With Adreian Payne’s decision to return to East Lansing for his senior season and rising sophomore guard Gary Harris finally at 100% after dealing with a shoulder issue for much of the 2012-13 season, Michigan State has the look of a national title contender as we approach the start of fall classes. But if the…