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  1. Iona senior Mike Poole granted immediate eligibility by NCAA

    Aug 7, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    One of the four players to make the decision to leave Rutgers in the aftermath of the Mike Rice controversy was 6-6 guard/forward Mike Poole, who played three seasons at the school prior to Rice being fired. Ultimately the Rosedale, N.Y. native made the decision to transfer to Iona, with the hope that he would…

  2. 2014 shooting guard Troy Holston a much-needed commitment for USF

    Aug 7, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    Stan Heath

    After reaching the NCAA tournament (and nearly advancing to the Sweet 16) in 2012, Stan Heath’s USF Bulls struggled mightily in 2012-13. The Bulls finished the season with a 12-19 record (3-15 Big East), with their sputtering offense being one of the big reasons why. USF managed to score an average of just 58.8 points…

  3. Colorado State extends contract of head coach Larry Eustachy

    Aug 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Larry Eustachy

    Following an NCAA Tournament bid, Colorado State has opted to give head coach Larry Eustachy a contract extension through the 2017-18 season, according to the Denver Post. In Eustachy’s first season with the Rams, he led the program to a school-record 26 wins and a second round victory over Missouri before falling in the Round…

  4. Pepperdine unveils new court (VIDEO)

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Pepperdine

    The Pepperdine Waves unveiled a YouTube video this week on the school’s athletics website chronicling the building of the new floor in the Firestone Fieldhouse. The 90-second video shows work done from June 25th to July 27th and also includes some uplifting music as workers zoom around in the sped-up clip that shows the entire…

  5. Report: 2014 top-50 guard Ja’Quan Newton commits to Miami

    Aug 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    (Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

    The Miami Hurricanes continued their momentum on the recruiting trail as Philadelphia native Ja’Quan Newton committed to Miami on Wednesday afternoon The news — first reported by ESPN’s Dave Telep — is another big grab for the Hurricanes after they scored a commitment from guard James Palmer over the weekend. In-state guard Adonys Henriquez is also…

  6. Passenger in P.J. Hairston’s vehicle gets unsupervised probation

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    The tumultuous summer of North Carolina junior P.J. Hairston finally appears to be slowing down and coming to a close as the cases against his passengers are now heading towards a resolution. Although charges were dropped against Hairston for a June 5th traffic stop in which he was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving…

  7. Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes facing more legal issues

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    (James Brosher/Indiana Daily Student)

    Former Indiana guard Devan Dumes is in more legal hot water following a July 24th traffic stop in which he possessed illegal drugs, an unlicensed firearm and also attempted to flee police, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report. The charges have led to a Thursday hearing in which Dumes will face a judge…

  8. Kevin Kruger joins his father Lon’s staff at Oklahoma

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    The last time Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger and his son Kevin Kruger were together in the same program, it led to a Sweet 16 appearance. Now the Krugers are hoping to re-capture some of that magic as Kevin will join his father on Oklahoma’s staff as the new graduate assistant, according to Kevin’s Twitter…

  9. College of Charleston’s new basketball court design (VIDEO)

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Charleston

    The College of Charleston is set to join the Colonial Athletic Association this fall, and the school decided to redesign it’s basketball court. It took eight months to develop a new logo that appears on center court. However, it only took 72 hours to revamp TD Arena floor. The new floor will got to great…

  10. Kareem Richardson lands his first three commits at UMKC

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Kareem Richardson

    Kareem Richardson has had a good week for his first recruiting class as the University of Missouri-Kansas City head coach, and it’s only Tuesday evening. Olathe South Senior High (Kan.) shooting guard Noah Knight became Richardson’s first commit. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard landed a scholarship offer from UMKC on July 15, and picked the Kangaroos…

  11. Duke’s Rodney Hood ‘completely recovered’ from Achilles injury

    Aug 6, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Duke Photography

    Jabari Parker is the most notable Duke newcomer this season. Although Rodney Hood is also expected to play a large role for the Blue Devils this winter. On Tuesday, the team announced that Hood is back from an injury he suffered back in late June. While trying out for the World University Games with USA…

  12. Jay Bilas blasts NCAA on Twitter in wake of Johnny Manziel scandal, Ed O’Bannon case (PHOTOS)

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas is many things. He’s a Duke grad, as talented of a college basketball analyst as he is photobomber. He’s also an avid Twitter user — more than 530,000 followers — and when it comes to the NCAA, he isn’t shy about voicing his criticism. Over the weekend, the NCAA began investigating Texas A&M…

  13. Is this Jahii Carson’s last season at Arizona State?

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    Following a freshman season that ended with Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year honors, Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson decided to return to the Sun Devils for a sophomore campaign. However on Tuesday, the 5-foot-10 Carson sent out a tweet that suggests he won’t be back in Tempe for the 2014-2015 season. This year at…

  14. Despite lack of size, Bonzie Colson has proven to be a high-major forward this summer in the EYBL

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    St. Andrew's School

    At 6-foot-5 Bonzie Colson isn’t the typical high-major power forward. Yet this summer playing with the renowned Boston Amateur Athletic Club (BABC), he cemented himself as a breakout prospect in the Class of 2014. Colson was already in the middle of a solid 2013 year after averaging 16.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.5 blocks this season as…

  15. St. John’s adds Saint Louis’ Jim Whitesell as assistant coach

    Aug 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    St. Louis U. v La Salle

    St. John’s filled it’s opening on the coaching staff by adding Saint Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell, the school announced on Monday. “Jim Whitesell’s numerous coaching stops and 24 years of head coaching experiences at the highest levels of collegiate competition is a nice complement to our specialized staff,” said Lavin in a school statement.…

  16. Ralph Sampson on Jahlil Okafor: ‘The sky is the limit for him’

    Aug 6, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    adidas

    If you’re a fan of the NBA Draft, the next few years probably won’t offer much surprise. If Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is a one-and-done, like many anticipate, he’ll go first in 2014. Whitney Young Magnet High (Ill.) center Jahlil Okafor hasn’t even begun his senior year of high school, and he’s being tabbed as…

  17. Three-star recruit Dominic Magee tweets texts messages from Oklahoma State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Colorado coaches

    Aug 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

    Facebook/Reebok Challenge Breakout

    Aside from the lone Division III letter, communication with college coaches was really limited for me as a high school player. But thanks to Helen Cox High (La.) point guard Dominic Magee, I, and the rest of his more than 360 Twitter followers, now have an understanding of what the relationship between a college coach…

  18. Bill Self wouldn’t rule out coaching in the NBA

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Bill Self

    When Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey log their first NBA minutes this fall that will give Bill Self 16 players that he recruited while at Kansas that have played in the NBA. After years of producing NBA lottery talent, eight to be exact, while in Lawrence, could Self be another Jayhawk ready to make the jump…

  19. Emmanuel Mudiay trims his list down to five schools

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    Prime Prep Academy (Texas) 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t play in Monday’s adidas Nations final for the eventual champions USA 2014 Blue. Despite not seeing the floor for a minute of action, that did’t stop the five-star rising senior point guard from making headlines. Mudiay, ranked No. 3 overall in the Class of 2014…

  20. Theo Pinson, Trey Lyles lead USA Blue to adidas Nations title

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:23 AM EST

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    The USA 2014 Blue team trailed by six, 38-32 at half to USA 2014 Red in the championship game of the 2013 adidas Nations. However, it all turned around in the second half, as USA Blue captured the adidas Nations title with an 81-77 win on Monday night at the Hall of Champions Gym on…