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  1. Ex-NFL star Jason Taylor suiting up for Kentucky basketball?

    Aug 13, 2013, 8:23 PM EST

    John Calipari

    Kentucky has a top-notch recruiting class coming into Lexington this year, but none of its five-stars prospects are as decorated John Calipari’s latest commit for the fall. Jason Taylor ended his 13 year football career with the sixth most sacks in NFL history. He’s bound for Canton, Ohio and during that time he’s serving as…

  2. Michigan State focusing on 2014 point guard Tyler Ulis, not Tyus Jones

    Aug 13, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Tyler Ulis

    Apple Valley High (Minn.) point guard Tyus Jones announced his list of official visits on Tuesday. And Michigan State is not one of them. That is leaving many to believe that the Spartans are out of the race for the nation’s top rising senior point guard, and that may have something to do with Marian…

  3. NCAA won’t sanction San Diego in Brandon Johnson game-fixing case

    Aug 13, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

    Brandon Johnson, Carlin Hughes

    The NCAA will not impose sanctions against the University of San Diego men’s basketball program following the organizations review of the game-fixing case involving star guard Brandon Johnson during the 2009-2010 season. On Tuesday, the NCAA accepted San Diego’s submission to a secondary violation, the university announced. During the review, the NCAA found no improper conduct…

  4. Coach K to receive Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award

    Aug 13, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Mike Krzyzewski

    More honors are being bestowed upon the coaching greats on Tobacco Road. On Tuesday, Duke University announced that its Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award during “An Evening with the Legends of the Game” on Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. Coach K’s enters his 34th…

  5. Maryland’s athletic department was $21 million in the red last year

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:48 PM EST

    Maryland Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Maryland’s athletic department is broke. That’s why the school made the decision to jump from the ACC to the Big Ten. They wanted to balance their budget, to stop operating in the red and to reinstate the seven sports that were cut back in 2012. As Maryland President Wallace Loh told SI.com last November, “by…

  6. Iowa’s Mike Gesell, Peter Jok Cranked Day Soulja Boy (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

    2013 NIT Championship

    Iowa’s basketball team is one of the many that are taking a foreign trip this summer. The Hawkeyes are headed to London, where they will be able to spend a few days playing against British teams while lapping up the English culture. It appears they will also be bringing some of ‘Murica along with them.…

  7. Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor to take three visits together; doesn’t include Kentucky

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:06 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor are considered by many to be the top two prospects in the Class of 2014. They also happen to be very good friends, and since their bond off the court also extends to their play on the court (Okafor is a technically sound center while Jones is an elite level…

  8. Jahii Carson, the nation’s most entertaining player? (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

    Jahii Carson

    Kentucky will be must-see TV every single time they take the floor next season. That’s what happens when your roster is populated by seven guys that could end up being a first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The same goes for Kansas and Andrew Wiggins, who could end up being the best freshman…

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

    Aug 13, 2013, 12:18 PM EST

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    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…

  10. 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…

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

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    thepassinggame.com

    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

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

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

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

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

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

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

    dc-assault.org

    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…

  20. 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…