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  1. 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…

  2. Report: Former Charlotte forward Darion Clark transferring to USC

    May 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

    Darion Clark, Rob Loe

    Following the departure of four seniors (not counting guard Jio Fontan) and the decision of center Dewayne Dedmon to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, it’s safe to say that first-year USC head coach Andy Enfield is in need of some front court depth. USC’s most experienced returnee next season will be 7-2 center Omar Oraby,…

  3. Duke signee Semi Ojeleye named Parade Magazine Player of the Year

    May 19, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    247Sports.com

    For all the accolades heaped upon Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins (and deservedly so), Parade Magazine went with another player for its 2012-13 Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. Semi Ojeleye, a Duke signee from Ottawa, Kansas, averaged more than 38 points per game this season while also getting the job done in the classroom to…

  4. Fellow student and fraternity brother charged with disorderly conduct in assault of Brown guard Joseph Sharkey

    May 19, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    brownbears.com

    The story continues to unfold on the assault of Joseph Sharkey, a sophomore guard on the Brown University baskstball team, who was found in critical condition in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 12th) with an injury to the head. According to the Providence Journal: Dillon J. Ingham, 22 of New York, was charged…

  5. Boston College nears completion of 2013-14 non-conference schedule

    May 19, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Steve Donahue and the Boston College Eagles nearly have their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season set in stone. It was recently reported by BC Interruption that Toledo, Sacred Heart, and Philadelphia University were added to the home slate. Not exactly three teams to get overly excited about, especially with Philadelphia U being a sub-Division…

  6. Alabama and UCLA schedule home-and-home series

    May 19, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT

    As teams begin to solidify their non-conference schedules for the 2013-14 season, it has been reported that UCLA will host Alabama next season with the Bruins traveling to Alabama the following year. Anthony Grant may have his best team in next season his fifth in Tuscaloosa even with Trevor Lacey transferring out of the program.…

  7. And then there was one: Stetson

    May 19, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    gohatters.com

    When Lipscomb completed their search for a head men’s basketball coach this past Friday evening, it was supposed to represent the end of the coaching carousel for 2013. However, the Bisons poached Casey Alexander from fellow Atlantic Sun school Stetson, so now that leaves the Hatters as the final Division 1 school remaining without a…

  8. Providence’s Ed Cooley joins staff for USA Basketball Men’s Under-19 World Championship team

    May 19, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    Yesterday, news broke that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was in discussions to return as the USA Olympic men’s basketball coach through the Rio 2016 Olympics. On a smaller scale, earlier last week the Providence Journal reported that Providence head coach Ed Cooley will join Marquette head coach Buzz Williams and Tim Ryan, head coach from the College of Central…

  9. VIDEO: Shaka Smart throws a strike, gets his own bobblehead

    May 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    photo courtesy of the Richmond Flying Squirrels

    Friday evening, VCU head coach Shaka Smart did one of those things coaches do in the offseason. He took to the field in a minor league game to throw out a first pitch. It was an auspicious day for the Rams’ head man, as he was being honored with his very own bobblehead doll last…

  10. Will Arizona play shorthanded next season?

    May 18, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    Sean Miller

    There has been a lot of change at Arizona over the past few months, with several players and even a coach leaving the program. Replacing assistant James Whitford, who became head coach at Ball State, was easy: Wildcat legend Damon Stoudamire came back home to round out the staff. But the personnel situation on the…

  11. Report: Baylor coach told Griner not to talk about her sexuality

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Former Baylor player and current WNBA top draft pick Britney Griner made it quite clear recently that she has no problem talking about her sexuality. She spoke with Sports Illustrated shortly after her college career ended, and was candid about something that is, frankly, not really anybody’s business. We now know why she never mentioned…

  12. A-Sun tourney will abandon neutral sites

    May 18, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    ASun Florida Gulf Coast Mercer Baskeetball

    The Atlantic Sun tournament was played in front of a near-capacity crowd at Mercer’s Hawkins Arena last March. Hawkins was chosen as the tourney site ahead of time, and the whole event played out there. The reported crowd of 4,394 was packed with Mercer fans who simply had to roll out of bed and find…

  13. Coach K on returning to Team USA: ‘There’s a chance’

    May 18, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Mike Krzyzewski

    Since he led Team USA to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in London, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has maintained that it would, in fact, be his last run at the head of the USA Basketball program. That may be changing, however. According to a report from Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, Coach…

  14. Adreian Payne, Lacey Holsworth attended Dick Vitale’s gala on Friday

    May 18, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Adreian Payne was a special guest at Dick Vitale’s celebrity gala on Friday night, but he wasn’t the star of the show. Lacey Holsworth was. If you haven’t heard the story by now, watch the video above. In short, Payne has befriended a seven-year girl, Lacey, who has been battling cancer for much of her…

  15. Georgetown forward Brandon Bolden transfers to Kansas State

    May 18, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    After appearing in only four regular season games and registering five minutes of playing time with no statistics, Georgetown forward Brandon Bolden has opted to transfer to Kansas State, the Wildcats announced on Friday. The 6-10, 210-pound Bolden will sit out the upcoming 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have three years of…

  16. Report: Lipscomb hires a former Belmont player as head coach

    May 18, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Lipscomb has finally replaced long time head coach Scott Sanderson, as they hired Stetson head coach Casey Alexander, according to a report. Alexander led the Hatters to a 15-16 record last season, as they finished 11-7 in the Atlantic Sun. Both records were the best for the program since the 2008-2009 season. But here’s where…

  17. Oregon State nabs late guard commitment in 2013

    May 18, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    FIBA

    Oregon State picked up a late 2013 commitment when 6-2 combo guard Malcolm Duvivier opted to sign his letter of intent on Friday after previously being a member of the 2014 class. Duvivier — a native of Toronto — was previously regarded as Rivals’ No. 116 player in the 2014 national rankings before filling an…

  18. Report: Tennessee center Makanjuola transfers to UNC-Wilmington

    May 18, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

    Yemi Makanjuola

    Tennessee sophomore center Yemi Makanjuola has opted to transfer to UNC-Wilmington, per a Tweet from Brian Mull of StarNews. Makanjuola — a 6-9, 250-pound native of Nigeria — will have two years of eligibility remaining after NCAA transfer rules force him to sit out next season. Makanjuola will be eligible in the 2014-15 season and saw action…

  19. Washington guard C.J. Wilcox undergoes surgery on left foot

    May 17, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilcox, Will Dilorio

    One month after making the decision to return to Washington for his senior season, second team All-Pac-12 selection C.J. Wilcox underwent surgery on his left foot to stabilize a stress fracture that according to the Associated Press lingered for much of the 2012-13 season. The purpose of the surgery was to stabilize the fifth metatarsal…

  20. Vanderbilt forward Sheldon Jeter elects to transfer

    May 17, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    Last May 6-7 forward Sheldon Jeter chose to attend Vanderbilt, picking the Commodores over Penn State and Wisconsin and South Carolina with Pittsburgh showing some interest late but never offering the Beaver Falls, Pa. native. Jeter played 17.5 minutes per game as a freshman, averaging 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. And after one…