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  1. Another day, another Jim Boeheim rant. This time, it’s about the Knicks

    May 21, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    Jim Boeheim is a curmudgeon. He’s a grumpy old man that couldn’t possibly care any less about what anyone thinks of him, whether it be a media member, an opposing coach or an NBA team. He will, quite literally, say whatever he wants about whoever he wants whenever he wants. And I love it. In…

  2. Steven Pearl, BBQ jokes and a Tennessee radio ad

    May 21, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Bruce Pearl

    Around two years ago, Bruce Pearl was fired as the University of Tennessee’s head coach stemming from lies that he told NCAA investigators that were looking into relatively minor infractions. Pearl had hosted Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft at his house for a barbecue during a recruiting visit and a picture of him was…

  3. Pressure mounting on Texas head coach Rick Barnes?

    May 21, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Rick Barnes

    There are not many coaches out there that have it as good as Rick Barnes. He’s the head coach of the men’s basketball team for the most recognizable university in the state of Texas which just so happens to have one of the richest athletic departments in the country. And that athletic department also doesn’t…

  4. Memphis, Oklahoma State set for two year home-and-home series

    May 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Memphis Tigers Head Coach Pastner with Goodwin, Black, Thomas and Crawford during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game in Auburn Hills

    With Marcus Smart making the decision to come back for his sophomore season, paired with other key players and a solid recruiting class, Oklahoma State is threatening to be one of the favorites for a Final Four berth next season. Memphis loses studs like Tarik Black and Adonis Thomas, but return Joe Jackson and bring…

  5. Juan Anderson changes mind, headed back to Marquette

    May 20, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Notre Dame v Marquette

    Looks like Juan Anderson had second thoughts about leaving Marquette, because he’s headed back to the Golden Eagles’ program. Anderson had announced he was leaving the program last week. The junior-to-be has played sparingly in his two seasons on campus, and originally wanted to transfer to be closer to home. Turns out he would rather…

  6. Former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice seeks counsel from John Lucas

    May 20, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT


    Mike Rice lost his job at Rutgers by repeatedly physically and mentally abusing his players. And it looks like he’s trying to get help with it. A report from’s Andy Katz said that Rice has spent the past two weeks with former NBA guard John Lucas at his rehabilitation center in Houston getting counseled…

  7. Former Memphis forward Tarik Black will spend senior year at Kansas

    May 20, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Bill Self might be challenging Rick Pitino for the title of “best college basketball offseason”. At least from a coaching perspective. Less than a week after top prep player Andrew Wiggins committed to the Jayhawks, Self got another big commitment, this one of a different one-year variety, as former Memphis forward Tarik Black has committed…

  8. VCU transfer Justin Tuoyo lands at Chattanooga

    May 20, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - Virginia  v Massachusetts

    Justin Tuoyo’s next stop is with a familiar face. The sophomore-to-be will be transferring to Chattanooga, where he will be reunited with Will Wade, who took over for with the Mocs after spending the past four seasons on Shaka Smart’s staff at VCU. The 6-9 Tuoyo averaged 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in his lone…

  9. George Washington joins ‘cool court club’, redesigns home floor

    May 20, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT


    Recently, the big trend has been to redesign a team’s home court with a cool graphic. Florida International recently pulled it off with a beach theme, Long Beach State did the same a few years ago. Oregon seemed to be one of the originators (as Oregon can be with this sort of stuff). Add George…

  10. Report: Dave Bike will retire after 35 years at Sacred Heart

    May 20, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT


    A big announcement came today for Sacred Heart and Conference hoops as a whole as word came out that Dave Bike will retire as head coach after 35 years at the helm. His replacement has apparently already been found in assistant coach Anthony Latina. A news conference is expected sometime next week. Bike took over…

  11. The bond between Rick Byrd and Casey Alexander crosses rivalry lines

    May 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT


    There may not be a rivalry in all of college basketball more unique than the Battle of the Boulevard, which pitsĀ Belmont against Lipscomb, two schools that are located all of 2.7 miles apart on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, TN. It dates back to 1953, and over the course of the last 60 years, the two…

  12. Dominic Woodson, top 100 center in 2013, decommits from Baylor

    May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    Scott Drew

    Dominic Woodson no longer plans to attend Baylor in the fall, according to multiple reports. Woodson was rated as the No. 80 recruit in the country, and the No. 9 center in the Class of 2013, by Rivals. But with Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson both opting to return to school, and with Rico Gathers…

  13. Missouri lands Baylor transfer Deuce Bello

    May 20, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Deuce Bello, Bryce Cotton

    Frank Haith has added yet another transfer to his program, as former Baylor wing Deuce Bello will finish up his playing career at Missouri. The news was first reported by Gabe DeArmond of “I have decided to play for Mizzou,” Bello told DeArmond. “We played them three times while I was at Baylor. I…

  14. Long Beach State’s roster turnover result of issues with transfers

    May 20, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Tony Freeland, Chris McMealy

    We’ve known that Long Beach State was heading towards some roster upheaval for a few weeks now, but the news will soon become official: five players from last year’s team will not be on the roster next season. The three biggest names: Keala King, Tony Freeland and Deng Deng. They’re 49er careers are caput. A…

  15. Steve Alford’s tenure at UCLA is not off to a rousing start

    May 20, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    When Steve Alford was hired at UCLA almost two months ago, my initial reaction was one of optimism. Alford had turned New Mexico into the dominant program in a very good Mountain West. Regardless of the post season flameouts that he’s had — he hasn’t made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA…

  16. How did Bill Self learn about Andrew Wiggins’ commitment? Twitter

    May 20, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    Last Tuesday, Andrew Wiggins ended one of the most intriguing recruitments that college hoops has ever seen. Let’s get past the fact that Wiggins is the kind of talent that can change the course of a team’s season. We’re talking about a guy that’s talented enough to do what Kevin Durant did for Texas in…

  17. Zay Jackson set to return to Murray State

    May 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Zay Jackson

    It’s official now: Zay Jackson will be returning to the Murray State basketball team next season. That’s according to Andy Katz, who reported on Monday morning that Jackson had practiced with the Racers and earned a 2.75 GPA after spending 49 days in jail. If you’ve forgotten, Jackson was locked up for an incident in…

  18. Parade Girls’ Basketball POY streak hits three for UConn

    May 19, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

    Next October head coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies will begin their quest for a second consecutive (and ninth overall) national title. On Saturday the program continued a streak of sorts, as signee Saniya Chong was named Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year by Parade Magazine. Chong, who hails from Ossining, N.Y., is the…

  19. Change of plans for former Marshall guard DeAndre Kane?

    May 19, 2013, 8:47 PM EDT

    Rice Marshall Basketball

    On May 8 it was reported by Jeff Goodman of that Marshall’s leading scorer, guard DeAndre Kane, would transfer to Pittsburgh for his senior season after graduating from Marshall. With an average of just over 15 points and seven assists per game last season, Kane would give the Panthers a needed perimeter scorer for…

  20. New logos represent ‘new beginning’ for Sun Belt Conference

    May 19, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

    Sun Belt Conference

    One byproduct of conference realignment has been the rebranding of some leagues, mainly to display the charting of a new path. That’s the case for the Sun Belt Conference, which will welcome multiple new members on July 1. The Sun Belt unveiled new primary and secondary logos on Sunday, as well as its new mantra…