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  1. Former grad assistant Kip Wellman returns to Syracuse as director of basketball ops

    Aug 2, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

    Western Kentucky Athletics

    Needing to replace the departed Tim O’Toole, who accepted an assistant coaching spot on Johnny Dawkins’ staff at Stanford, Syracuse is bringing back a familiar face to serve as the program’s director of basketball operations. On Friday the school announced the hiring of Kip Wellman, who was a graduate assistant at the school from 2005…

  2. Maine announces addition of Deshon Gaither to coaching staff

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Maine Athletics

    With assistant Nate Philippe joining new head coach Mike Brennan’s staff at American, Maine head coach Ted Woodward had a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. That’s officially been done, as the school announced on Friday that former Lee Academy (Lee, Maine) postgraduate head coach Deshon Gaither has been hired. In two seasons at…

  3. Brandon Miller era at Butler set to begin in the ‘Land Down Under’

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:28 PM EST

    Brandon Miller

    It’s been an eventful offseason for the Butler men’s basketball program. In addition to saying goodbye to four seniors, including leading scorers Rotnei Clarke and Andrew Smith, the program also saw head coach Brad Stevens leave to take over the same position with the Boston Celtics. Into his role slides Brandon Miller, who joined Stevens’…

  4. Florida shows off its interesting offseason training program (VIDEO)

    Aug 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Billy Donovan

    The dog days of summer are when team camaraderie is shaped, with players attending summer classes on sparsely populated campuses and going through workouts with their teammates. The summer is also an important period for strength and conditioning coaches across the country, thanks in part to NCAA rules limiting the amount of time basketball coaches…

  5. Alleged terror threats land former Midland JC coach Chris Craig in hot water

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:58 AM EST

    Cindeka Neal/Midland Reporter-Telegram

    Two former college assistant coaches have found themselves in the news the last two days, and the reasons haven’t been good either. Just one day after it was reported that former Eastern Washington assistant Craig Ehlo was arrested on charges of domestic violence and reckless burning, former Midland (Texas) JC head coach and Northern Colorado…

  6. Temple begins practice in preparation for trip to Europe

    Aug 2, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Fran Dunphy

    With three starters gone from a team that won 24 games and gave Indiana all it wanted in the NCAA tournament round of 32, the Temple Owls have some work to do as they approach their first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference. With the need to account for the graduation of…

  7. Multiple stops in high school makes players more likely to transfer in college?

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Joe Browning/UNCW Athletics

    In recent years more and more players at the high school level have made the decision to transfer from one school to another, and the question in some circles has been how likely are those players to make a similar move in college. Thanks to Luke Winn of, who took a look at the…

  8. 6-10 center Ryan Andrus is BYU’s fourth 2014 verbal commitment

    Aug 1, 2013, 9:40 PM EST


    The days and weeks following the end of the final evaluation period of the summer tend to busy, with prospects narrowing their lists and beginning to go through the process of setting up their five official visits (if they haven’t taken any already). But some players don’t need the extra time to make a decision…

  9. Former Butler mascot Blue II dealing with heart failure

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Blue II

    Life as a retiree hasn’t been as smooth as anticipated for former Butler mascot Blue II, who handed the leash over to Blue III (also known as “Trip”) during Senior Day festivities on March 9. Blue II’s official duties as school mascot were completed in May, but since then health issues have made life difficult…

  10. Changes to NCAA enforcement model, recruiting go into effect

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:16 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    For many who follow college basketball, the big news coming from the NCAA on Thursday was the adjustment made to how the NCAA tournament selection committee goes about its job of filling the 68-team bracket every March. But August 1 also marks the day in which the NCAA’s new enforcement model goes into effect. The…

  11. 2014 point guard Larry Austin verbally commits to attend Tennessee

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    With Antonio Barton (who transferred in from Memphis) and Jordan McRae out of eligibility after the 2013-14 season, the Tennessee Volunteers had room for more talent on the perimeter. The key word in that statement is “had,” because on Thursday 2014 point guard Larry Austin Jr. became the third verbal commitment in that class for…

  12. Project that includes a new arena for DePaul more complicated than anticipated

    Aug 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    Last Wednesday it was reported that plans to build a new arena at Chicago’s McCormick Place, which will be home to the DePaul men’s basketball program as well as other city events, were approved unanimously by the Chicago City Council. But that isn’t the case, according to the Chicago Tribune, which reported on July 28…

  13. What happens to college hoops if power conferences form new division?

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:38 PM EST


    The NCAA tournament is what makes college basketball great. For diehards like me, there’s so much more to it: the student sections, the underdogs, the glory that comes with pulling off a major upset, the euphoria of a cinderella conference tournament champion, a band that rocks. But if it weren’t for the NCAA tournament, if…

  14. NCAA Tournament bracketing principles officially changed

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:11 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The NCAA officially announced changes to the tournament’s bracketing principles on Thursday afternoon. The changes were made in an effort for the tournament to reflect the true seeding of each team that is invited. There are two major changes to pay attention to: 1) Teams from the same conference will no longer be required to…

  15. Top 100 recruit Jordan Barnett commits to Texas

    Aug 1, 2013, 1:50 PM EST


    Rick Barnes has landed his first commitment in the Class of 2014, as Jordan Barnett has decided to become a Longhorn. Barnett is ranked 85th in the Class of 2014 by Rivals. A 6-foot-7 wing, Barnett is athletic and a finisher around the basket. He can also step out and knock down a three when…

  16. Minnesota’s Mo Walker shed more than 50 pounds this summer

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:44 PM EST

    Richard Pitino

    At his heaviest, at the end of his freshman season at Minnesota, Mo Walker was 346 pounds. Think about that. That’s heavier than a lot of NFL offensive linemen, whose sole purpose on the field is to be able to stand in one place while getting hit at full speed by the likes of Jared…

  17. Syracuse to move their court when Duke comes to town?

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    Syracuse’s move to the ACC may end up knocking Georgetown out of the record books. Currently, the attendance record for a regular season game played on campus is 35,012, which is the number of fans that packed into the Carrier Dome to see the Hoyas’ final visit to Syracuse as a Big East foe. That…

  18. Former Kentucky guard to sentenced to two years for sex abuse of a minor

    Aug 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EST


    Former Kentucky point guard Michael Porter was denied probation on Thursday, getting sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of sexual abuse of a minor. Porter was arrested in a sting operation last May that yielded evidence that he had sexual contact with a minor. The acts took place between…

  19. Devin Booker and his father show the changed landscape of recruiting

    Aug 1, 2013, 10:08 AM EST


    To get an idea of just how valued Devin Booker is as a basketball player, all you need to do is to take a glimpse at some of the programs that have offered him a scholarship. Duke. Florida. North Carolina. Michigan. Michigan State. Kentucky. The names don’t get bigger than that. Missouri has also offered…

  20. Louisville commit Quentin Snider reopens his recruitment

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:50 PM EST

    NY2LA Sports

    On Wednesday Louisville saw its number of verbal commitments in the 2014 class drop from three to two, as Ballard High School (Louisville, Ky.) point guard Quentin Snider announced his decision to reopen his recruitment. Snider was the first verbal commitment for Rick Pitino, announcing his decision some two years ago, with wing Shaqquan Aaron…