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  1. Bad news for Virginia: another transfer, and a broken hand for Akil Mitchell?

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Akil Mitchell

    On Wednesday afternoon, Virginia announced that guard Taylor Barnette would be transferring out of the program. “Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted and we wish…

  2. Houston releases a statement on Michael Young’s lawsuit

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

    University of Houston Athletics

    Over the weekend, Joseph Young’s father, Michael, went public with a lawsuit that he filed against the University of Houston regarding his employment and his son’s status as a member of the basketball team. Long story short, Michael was the Director of Basketball Operations and was reassigned into a program without any association with the…

  3. UNC AD Cunningham addresses growing PJ Hairston scandal

    Jul 10, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    With the scandal surrounding PJ Hairston, North Carolina’s leading scorer a season ago, growing by the day, North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham finally addressed the situation in a statement on Wednesday morning. “The athletic department compliance staff and I are fully aware of recent media accounts related to our men’s basketball team,” Cunningham said.…

  4. Chris Walker still has time to try to get eligible for this season

    Jul 10, 2013, 11:43 AM EST

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    Every season, there seems to be at least one player whose academic eligibility gets dragged out throughout the summer. This summer, the man in the spotlight is Florida big man Chris Walker. The 6-foot-10 Walker, who was a top ten recruit thanks to some high-flying athleticism that allowed him to win the McDonald’s All-American dunk…

  5. Citadel fills out their coaching staff

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:35 AM EST

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    Citadel head coach Chuck Driesell has completed filled out his coaching staff just in time for the July live recruiting period to kick off. Driesell hired Justin Argenal as an assistant coach. Argenal spent the last two seasons on the Louisiana Tech staff, having previously served as the Director of Basketball Operations for Citadel. Argenal…

  6. Cliff Alexander lists four schools he wants to officially visit

    Jul 9, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

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    Cliff Alexander (Curie High/Chicago, Ill.) is ranked as the No. 4 overall player in the Class of 2014 by Rivals, and after recently trimming his list of offers to only 10, the 6-foot-8 power forward is already looking to take some official visits. Over the weekend, the Chicagoan told Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal that he…

  7. Rick Pitino says Kevin Ware could return to Louisville

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Colorado State v Louisville

    It’s been more than three months since Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his right leg during the Cardinals’ Elite Eight victory over Duke. And three more months from now, the rising junior guard could be back on the floor, according to his head coach. Rick Pitino told reporters on Tuesday…

  8. Tom Crean, Indiana coaching staff respond to Wall Street Journal article, calling Hoosiers’ underachievers (VIDEO)

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean watches in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

    On Tuesday, a summer news conference for the Indiana University men’s basketball team turned into a rant by associate head coach Tim Buckley against a Wall Street Journal article calling last season’s Indiana Hoosiers “historic underachievers.” The WSJ article appeared in the July 1 edition of the paper under the headline: ‘The Biggest Underachiever in NCAA History.’ (a portion of…

  9. Miami gets a commitment from 2017 recruit D.J. Russell

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

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    Jim Larranaga and Miami Hurricanes added their first commitment to their Class of … uh … 2017. D.J. Russell, a 6-foot-6 rising freshman small forward, who will be enrolling in Arlington Country Day (Fla.) decided to end his college recruitment before he even began high school, as it was reported that he had committed to Miami on…

  10. Four-star 2014 forward Marcanvis Hymon commits to Ole Miss

    Jul 9, 2013, 6:50 PM EST

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    Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven/Memphis, Tenn.) , a four-star 2014 forward, committed to Ole Miss on Tuesday evening. He picked the Rebels over Mississippi State, Memphis, Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn. He also held offers from Cincinnati, Missouri, UMass and Murray State. According to several reports, Ole Miss was the leader in the clubhouse heading up to Tuesday’s…

  11. Washington lands 2014 commitment from Donaven Dorsey

    Jul 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    Lorenzo Romar has been hard-at-work, putting together a Class of 2014 so far in the month of July. Last week Tristian Etienne became the first member of the incoming class for the fall of 2014, and on Monday night, the Huskies added another forward, getting a verbal commitment from three-star small forward Donaven Dorsey (Timberline High/Lacey,…

  12. Report: SMU transfer Brian Bernardi picks Hofstra

    Jul 9, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

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    Two weeks after being granted his release from SMU, shooting guard Brian Bernardi has reportedly found his new home. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard committed to Hofstra on Tuesday afternoon. He picked Hofstra over Fairfield. William Paxton, the Fairfield men’s basketball beat writer for the Connecticut Post, reported on Tuesday afternoon that a source had informed him of…

  13. Report: Four cars rented by Fats Thomas, associate got nine parking tickets on UNC campus

    Jul 9, 2013, 3:11 PM EST

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    And you thought we were done with PJ Hairston news today. Eric Prisbell — who has been all over this story — and Rachel Axon of USA Today dug up more evidence that Fats Thomas, a convicted felon that rented the 2013 GMC Yukon that PJ Hairston was pulled over in during his arrest in…

  14. Steve Forbes can thank #DunkCity for his hiring at Wichita State?

    Jul 9, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    Eddie Murray, Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    One of my favorite things to do during the boring offseason months is to track the Coaching Carousel and figure out how one job change set off a chain reaction that created a notable hiring. Today, we’ll look at Steve Forbes, the former Tennessee assistant under Bruce Pearl who spent the last two years as…

  15. Report: Top Ten recruit Rashad Vaughn is headed to Findlay Prep

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

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    Rashad Vaughn has made a decision on where he will be attending prep school next season. According to a report from Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com, Vaughn is headed to Findlay Prep for his senior season. He announced that he would be leaving his high school in Minnesota in June. “At Findlay Prep, the competition in…

  16. Louisville to auction off Final Four floor to benefit cancer

    Jul 9, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

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    The Georgia Dome floor where Louisville won the 2013 national title is no more. It’s been cut up into thousands of pieces — literally. Of those, 1,000 will be signed by head coach Rick Pitino and then auctioned off to fans, with the proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer. The pieces of the floor will come…

  17. Report: Steve Alford’s contract with UCLA has a massive buyout

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    UCLA fans better get on board with Steve Alford as the head coach of their program, because he’s going to be there for a long time. Yes, he signed a seven-year deal with $18.2 million, but the length and value of a contract does little to dissuade a coach to leave for a longer, more…

  18. Mississippi State is a popular destination for Carver-Montgomery players

    Jul 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EST

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    At one point last season, Mississippi State and head coach Rick Ray had five scholarship players available due to transfers, players turning pro, suspensions and a rash of injuries. So far this offseason, they’ve started to it turn around personnel-wise, and their 2014 class got a boost Monday from a school that’s very familiar with the…

  19. Junior college player shot in head following argument

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:13 PM EST

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    Disturbing news out of St. Louis as a top junior college player is fighting for his life following a shooting near his home. Leon Watkins, a sophomore-to-be at Mineral Area (Mo.) College, was shot several times in the head and upper body following an argument that turned violent in north St. Louis. The 6-2 Watkins,…