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  1. Richard Pitino introduced at Minnesota, has already talked to Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Minnesota Richard Pitino Basketball

    Richard Pitino, son of future Hall of Famer, Rick, was introduced as the new head coach at Minnesota on Friday, taking over for Tubby Smith. Norwood Teague is rolling the dice, hiring a 30-year-old with one season of head coaching experience. Though, Pitino has studied under his father as well as Florida’s Billy Donovan and…

  2. Eric Murdock files lawsuit against Rutgers (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Eric Murdock

    It went from bad to worse on Friday for the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Two days after Mike Rice was fired, Director of Athletics Tim Pernetti resigned and Rutgers President Robert Barchi admitted mistakes were made and there was a “failure of process.” Then that same afternoon, Eric Murdock, the former Rutgers employee who released…

  3. WNBA star Swin Cash says Brittney Griner should not have to ‘prove herself’ in NBA

    Apr 5, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    NCAA Louisville Baylor Basketball

    Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that he would consider using a second round pick on Baylor center Brittney Griner. The 6-foot-8 All-American responded on Twitter with, “I could hold my own! Let’s do it.” But now some of women’s basketball most respected are speaking out against this publicity stunt. UConn head coach Geno Auriemma shot…

  4. Report: Iona’s Tim Cluess in negotiations to take Hofstra job

    Apr 5, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    Tim Cluess may be the next coach on the move. The Iona head coach is in negotiations with Hofstra to fill its coaching vacancy, according to Yahoo! Sports national columnist Dan Wetzel who tweeted it out on Friday night. Cluess played his college basketball at Hofstra in 1982-1983. Cluess finished his third season with the…

  5. Mike Rice fired without cause means Rutgers owes him a million dollars over the next two years

    Apr 5, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Villanova v Rutgers

    Mike Rice was fired without cause, said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. Without cause means that Rutgers will play 75 percent of the remaining salary Rice had left on his deal. Over the next two years, Rutgers will play the coach fired on Wednesday $1.0875 million. This report came from Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger/NJ.com. It is unclear…

  6. Mitch McGary: Breakout star of the tournament … and a unicyclist?

    Apr 5, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — By now, we’ve all seen the picture. The high school version of Mitch McGary, wearing a shirt and tie, some slacks and a top hat cocked to the side while riding a unicycle. The question we all had was ‘how’? How does a man standing all of 6-foot-10, 255 lb, manage to figure…

  7. Report: Rick Pitino, Jerry Tarkanian, Guy Lewis selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Rick Pitino’s roller coaster week continued on Friday, when sources confirmed that the Louisville head coach will be a part of the next class inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com initially reported the news, followed by followed by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com who also confirmed it. The official announcement…

  8. The Hype: Who is to blame at Rutgers? (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

    Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi And Board Of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo Press Conference

    Rutgers Director of Athletics Tim Pernetti resigned on Friday, two days after Mike Rice was fired as the head basketball coach. Rutgers President Robert Barchi held a press conference on Friday to discussing the events that have occurred since tape of Rice verbally and physically abusing players in practiced surfaced on Tuesday. Friday’s press conference…

  9. Report: Adidas has stopped selling Kevin Ware T-shirts

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware shirt

    In the wake of Kevin Ware’s a gruesome injury in Sunday’s Elite Eight win against Duke, adidas began selling T-shirts paying tribute to the Louisville sophomore. That plan has now been stopped after public backlash, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. “The shirt is not currently for sale,” Madeline Breskin, an adidas spokesperson said in an…

  10. Brandon Triche: ‘We think we’ve got mismatches at every position’

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Marquette

    ATLANTA — Media days are usually chock full of trite generalities and coached responses repeated over and over again, with athletes spending their Q-and-A sessions concerned with their quotes avoiding the headlines. Not so much for Syracuse guard Brandon Triche, who lit a fire under Michigan on Friday afternoon. “We think we’ve got mismatches at…

  11. NCAA forgot about a legend with its 75th anniversary team

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Courtesy NC State Athletics Communications

    ATLANTA — So the NCAA quietly released their “All-Time March Madness Players” on Friday. I don’t think they meant to release it quietly, but that’s the NCAA for you. When it comes to embarrassing a player for collecting an unwarranted fries and Coke, they can make a whole lot of noise. When it comes to…

  12. Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi acknowledges ‘failure of process’ (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Just a couple hours after athletic director Tim Pernetti stepped down as a result of his handling of former head basketball coach Mike Rice’s behavior during practices, Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi met the press to offer his own explanation of the situation. According to Barchi, who has received a public vote of confidence from…

  13. Report: Mike Moser close to transferring to Washington

    Apr 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    Mike Moser is on to the next one. The 6-foot-8 forward is reportedly heading to Washington next season. Moser is on track to graduate this summer which means that he would be able to enroll at U-Dub and play immediately without sitting out a season thanks to the graduate transfer rule. Moser spent the last…

  14. Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas to enter 2013 NBA Draft

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Ohio State announced on Friday afternoon that junior forward Deshaun Thomas has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA Draft. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Thomas averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest…

  15. Gregg Marshall and his Merry Band of Misfits

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wichita State Shockers' Baker celebrates while cutting down part of the net after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    ATLANTA — Sitting on a chair in his locker in the far corner of Wichita State’s locker room, Ron Baker must have been thankful that he wasn’t claustrophobic. He was surrounded by reporters — print, TV, internet — from across the country, blockaded by a swarm of video cameras, bright lights, recorders and iPhones that…

  16. Rutgers releases Tim Pernetti’s letter of resignation

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Hours after it was announced that Tim Pernetti was no longer the athletic director at Rutgers as a result of the scandal involving head coach Mike Rice, the school released the letter of resignation Pernetti sent to school president Robert L. Barchi. Dear Dr. Barchi: I write in confirmation of our conversation earlier today during…

  17. Former N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis transfers to UConn

    Apr 5, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    T.J. DiLeo, Rodney Purvis

    While the decision of N.C. State guard Rodney Purvis to transfer came as a surprise to some, his destination is no surprise at all. As first reported by Joe Giglio of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, Purvis has decided to transfer to UConn. Purvis, who averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in…

  18. Final Four coaches offer thoughts on match-ups, Mike Rice controversy (VIDEO)

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  19. Michigan point guard Trey Burke receives two more national honors

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke celebrates after they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    It’s been quite the weekend for Michigan point guard Trey Burke, and the Wolverines haven’t even played their Final Four matchup against Syracuse yet. One day after being named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press the sophomore from Columbus, Ohio received two more individual honors. Burke was announced the winner of both…

  20. Texas-Pan American hires Dan Hipsher to lead program

    Apr 5, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. When Texas-Pan American athletic director Chris King announced his decision to not renew the contract of head coach Ryan Marks in mid-March he stated that his expectations for the future played a role in the decision. With UTPA moving from the Great West Conference to the…