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  1. UCF junior guard Isaiah Sykes declares for NBA Draft but won’t hire agent

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Isaiah Sykes, Chris Crawford

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) With Keith Clanton graduating the UCF program had one major hole to address in the off-season before it begins play in the American Athletic Conference next season. But with the school announcing on Thursday that junior guard Isaiah Sykes has decided…

  2. Final Four coaches react to the Mike Rice video

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    Mike Rice

    The NCAA held press conferences with the head coaches from the four Final Four teams on Thursday afternoon, and each one was asked about their reaction to the video of former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. To a man, they said that they did not believe it to be…

  3. How Jim Boeheim helped launch the careers of Rick Pitino and John Beilein

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    ATLANTA — On Saturday afternoon, John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines will take the floor against Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange in one of the more intriguing and unexpected Final Four matchups in recent memory. Syracuse lost seven of their last 12 regular season games. Michigan lost five of their last 10. Both programs were written off by…

  4. Adonis Thomas to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Louisville v Memphis

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) According to multiple reports, Memphis sophomore Adonis Thomas is heading to the NBA. Thomas was a McDonald’s all-american in high school, but he didn’t live up to those expectations. As a sophomore this season, Thomas averaged 11.7 points and 4.5 boards.…

  5. Report: Memphis forward Tarik Black considering a transfer

    Apr 4, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Saint Louis v Memphis

    According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com, Tarik Black is once again considering transferring out of the Memphis program. “We met last night,” head coach Josh Pastner told Parrish. “He’s going to decide by Tuesday. If he’s back, he’s back. If not, we’ll wish him nothing but the best.” Black averaged just 8.1…

  6. Report: Rutgers forward Wally Judge to enter the NBA Draft (UPDATED: Actually he’s not)

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) UPDATED 12:32 p.m.: According to Judge, he’s actually going to be returning to school: I will be coming back to school next year. Thanks for the support tho — Wally judge (@Judge_me_now) April 4, 2013 ——————————————– It turns out that a…

  7. Report: Stephen F. Austin’s Danny Kaspar to take over at Texas State

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Danny Kaspar

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Danny Kaspar is headed to the Sun Belt. After leading the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin to a 27-5 record this season, Kaspar will be announced as the new head coach of the Texas State Bobcats this afternoon, according to a report. Kaspar spent the past…

  8. Report: Ex-Rutgers Mike Rice coach due $100,000 bonus

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    Turns out that fine and suspension won’t be hurting Mike Rice’s bank account all that much. The former Rutgers men’s basketball coach, who was fired on Wednesday morning after a videotape showing verbal and physical abuse of his players was aired on ESPN, earned a $100,000 bonus for remaining employed throughout the season. Rutgers is…

  9. VIDEO: Kevin Ware on the Today Show

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    Perhaps the coolest part about the Kevin Ware story is just how many people reached out to him after he suffered his injury, wishing him well and just sending along their support. And while tweets from LeBron James and Lil Wayne are something that any young basketball player is going to dream of, the most…

  10. Mike Rice’s former players defend him publicly

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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    The last 48 hours have likely been brutal for former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, as he’s been bashed by everyone from sportswriters to the Governor of New Jersey — deservedly so — over the video that was released by former staffer Eric Murdock of Rice’s abusive practices. It can’t be pleasant to get…

  11. The Morning Mix

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Izzo 2chains

    Mike Rice was fired at Rutgers. Richard Pitino is the new head coach at Minnesota. The best high school players in the country played very little defense last night at the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago. That and more in today’s T.M.M. let’s hit the links. Read of the Day: Kevin Ware has become a…

  12. Aaron Gordon wins MVP of McDonald’s All-American Game

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    Aaron Gordon capped off an eventful week in the best way a high school star could hope for, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds on his way to winning the MVP away at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago, Ill., Wednesday. His West team defeated the East, 110-99. Gordon committed to coach Sean Miller…

  13. Louisville says it is not profiting off of Kevin Ware tribute gear

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware shirt

    Social media reacted negatively Wednesday to new “Ri5e to the Occasion” shirts that adidas began selling on its website for $24.99 a pop. The shirt references a slogan already used in Louisville team apparel, but is modified slightly to include the No. 5, that of which currently belongs to guard Kevin Ware. Ware, of course,…

  14. Rutgers reportedly targeting URI coach Dan Hurley to replace Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Dan Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Following the video leak scandal that ultimately led to the end of Mike Rice’s coaching tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights are already looking for a replacement and could have their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Rutgers is targeting Rhode Island coach Dan…

  15. NC State’s Rodney Purvis barred from transferring to Missouri, Cincinnati

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    NC State guard Rodney Purvis was granted his release from the Wolfpack after announcing his intent to transfer, but not without a condition. It is often the case that players can be barred from transferring within a conference, but NC State has disallowed him from transferring to Missouri and Cincinnati as well. Why? Because the…

  16. Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for senior season

    Apr 3, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for his senior season, but perhaps his antics will not. Whether we are to believe that second claim or not, Henderson explained both in a letter to Rebel fans posted on the school’s website Wednesday. “I play the game with a lot of passion, and sometimes that passion…

  17. Old Big East to be renamed American Athletic Conference

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    The conference formerly known as the Big East, having reached a deal with the so-called “Catholic 7″ to give up its name, has been searching in recent weeks for a new moniker. According to a release, it has found one. The old Big East will now be known as the American Athletic Conference, the conference…

  18. Kevin Ware wants to be an inspiration to his Louisville team at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

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    The injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has drawn the attention of a national audience, but he appears to be in good spirits after undergoing surgery to repair the compound fracture and being released from the hospital. Ware has been cleared by doctors to make the trip with the team to the Final Four and…

  19. Cal’s Allen Crabbe will declare for 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    Allen Crabbe

    California junior Allen Crabbe will forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA draft, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. Crabbe is coming off a season in which he led the Pac-12 with 18.4 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds. He was also named the conference’s Player of the…

  20. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

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    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…