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  1. Travis Ford’s visited Moore, OK, and cooked people burgers

    May 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Travis Ford

    Like every other red-blooded American, Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford used part of his long, Memorial Day weekend to fire up a grill and cook up some hot dogs and burgers. But Ford wasn’t at a backyard cookout. He was posted up in the Home Depot parking lot in Moore, OK, for two days,…

  2. Is the criticism for Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer fair?

    May 27, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

    UNLV's Katin Reinhardt (L) shoots against California's Richard Solomon during their NCAA basketball tournament second round game in San Jose

    Much has been made of Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer out of UNLV this weekend, and not all of it has been good. Doug Gottlieb tweeted “Katin Reinhardt was 2nd on UNLV in minutes/shots as a true frosh,so of course he leaves.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal didn’t hold back, either, criticizing Reinhardt for leaving after he…

  3. Trey Thompson commits to Arkansas

    May 27, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    Arkansas Razorbacks Anderson looks on as his team takes on the LSU Tigers during the first round of the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    Mike Anderson is doing his best to put up a fence around the state of Arkansas, as he has landed yet another talented recruit from the state. Trey Thompson, a 6-foot-10 center from Forrest City, committed to play for the Razorbacks last week. Thompson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and was also considering…

  4. Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year Stephen Hurt taking the JuCo route

    May 27, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

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    Northwest Florida State has added an intriguing player to their roster, as Stephen Hurt, this season’s Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, announced that he would be spending next season in the program. Hurt, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 boards for Lipscomb as a freshman, but he transferred out of the program…

  5. Administrators, former assistant voice support for Rutgers AD Julie Hermann

    May 26, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    On Saturday evening the Newark Star-Ledger filed a report regarding allegations of verbal abuse by new Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann during her tenure at the volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee. The allegations are the latest development in a saga that began with the revelation of former head basketball coach Mike Rice verbally…

  6. Former DePaul forward Donnavan Kirk to visit Colorado State

    May 26, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Donnavan Kirk, Leon Tolksdorf

    Just days after it was announced by DePaul that senior forward Donnavan Kirk would be allowed to pursue transfer options, it was reported by The Coloradoan that Kirk will visit Colorado State next week. Kirk averaged just 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest last season, but Colorado State is a program in need of…

  7. Nevin Shapiro’s admission adds another twist to Miami investigation

    May 26, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

    MIAMI NCAA VIOLATIONS

    Much of the NCAA’s case against the University of Miami was built thanks to the words of Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster who is currently serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme valued at $930 million. But in light of Shapiro’s admission Sunday that he lied on the stand…

  8. UNLV freshman guard Katin Reinhardt elects to transfer

    May 26, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    6-5 freshman guard Katin Reinhardt arrived at UNLV last summer with an ample amount of fanfare and rightfully so, as the Mater Dei HS product established himself as one of the best scorers on the west coast at the high school level. In 35 games this past season Reinhardt averaged 10.1 points, 2.5 assists and…

  9. “Free agency” in college basketball?

    May 26, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    On the heels of Antonio Barton’s transferring from Memphis to Tennessee earlier today, there are many coaches around the country that are shaking their heads. It isn’t that they find Barton, or any other player’s decision to use their final year of eligibility elsewhere, at fault, but it is the rule allowing players to transfer…

  10. Former Memphis guard Antonio Barton to attend Tennessee for senior season

    May 26, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

    Antonio Barton

    Will Barton, the brother of former Memphis guard Antonio Barton and shooting guard for the Portland Trailblazers, announced via his twitter account on Sunday afternoon that his young brother will transfer to the University of Tennessee for his senior season. Per NCAA transfer rules, Barton will be eligible to play right away for Cuonzo Martin.…

  11. Former Duke forward Ryan Kelly proposes to Lindsay Cowher

    May 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Last Thursday, former Duke forward Ryan Kelly–a potential pick in the NBA Draft–tweeted out that he proposed to Lindsay Cowher. Yes, Lindsay is the daughter of that Cowher, as in former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher. Kelly and Cowher both attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. Like Kelly, Cowher excelled…

  12. Phil Martelli coping with more than just basketball challenges

    May 26, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    Phil Martelli

    Losing at home in the first round of the NIT and failing to meet the high expectations set out for a team at the beginning of a season would be tough for any coach to cope with during the offseason. Make no mistake about it, St. Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli isn’t happy about his…

  13. Kenneth Faried sponsors Team Manimal (AAU)

    May 26, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried dunks against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    As a senior at Morehead State, Kenneth Faried led the country in rebounds averaging 14.5 per game despite standing at just 6-foot-8. Consistently giving up inches to bigger opponents who he was battling for rebounds, Faried certainly had to be a “manimal” to be the top rebounder in the country. Two years removed from the…

  14. Report: Rutgers AD inflicted “mental cruelty” in her own coaching days

    May 26, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

    Julie Hermann

    A couple of words the board at Rutgers might want to re-acquaint themselves with: “due” and “diligence”. Just weeks ago, Scarlet Knights men’s head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for verbally and physically abusing his players during practice, in a scandal that also took down the school’s AD. Rutgers alum Eddie Jordan was hired…

  15. Next college hoops season will begin and end in Texas

    May 25, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Grizzlies Mavericks Basketball

    We know the road to the 2014 national championship will end in Dallas (Arlington, whatevs) next season. Now we also know that the title chase will begin there as well. ESPN’s Jason King is reporting that eight teams will meet at American Airlines Center on November 8, headlined by a potential Top 25 matchup between…

  16. UVA’s Jesperson will transfer to Northern Iowa

    May 25, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    North Carolina State Wolfpack forward C.J. Leslie fights for a loose ball against Virginia Cavaliers guard Paul Jesperson during the first half of their ACC Championship college basketball game in Greensboro

    Former Virginia guard Paul Jesperson has made his transfer decision today, and he’ll be joining the Northern Iowa Panthers. Jesperson, a former Wisconsin Mr. Basketball, got off to a slow start in Charlottesville, seeing little playing time as a freshman. As a sophomore, his defensive prowess earned him more minutes, but his offensive skills still…

  17. Report: Former UMass guard Jesse Morgan enrolls at Temple

    May 25, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    Jesse Morgan

    Jesse Morgan had a rough season at UMass last season, to say the least. Morgan, along with teammates Cady Lalanne and Trey Davis, was suspended from a preseason exhibition game for undisclosed disciplinary reasons. Then he went down with a season-ending ACL injury on January 10, in the midst of his strongest season to date.…

  18. Coach K and USA Basketball may be on the move

    May 25, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    US Krzyzewski Basketball

    We just found out that Mike Krzyzewski will continue to shepherd America’s elite international basketball squad. Amid a tacit assertion of predictability in the coaching ranks, Coach K paid lip service to the notion that it’s time for USA Basketball to physically move out of its current offices in Colorado Springs. “I think in the near future…

  19. Former Texas Tech, Santa Clara guard arrested on murder charges

    May 25, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    NBC Bay Area

    Former Texas Tech and Santa Clara guard Decensae White was arrested on murder charges stemming from the death of a rapper from Georgia named Lil’ Phat. White played at Texas Tech from 2006-2008 and was a member of the Santa Clara program during the 2008-2009 season. After a hiatus from the sport, White returned this…

  20. The key to recruiting Myles Turner: a good psychology department?

    May 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Myles Turner is one of the hottest names on the AAU circuit this spring. The 6-foot-11 center Euless, TX, has the kind of length and athleticism that makes scouts drool, and he just so happens to have a face-up game and the ability to knock down a jump shot in pick-and-pop actions. That’s why he’s…