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  1. Oklahoma basketball pioneer ‘Buddy’ Hudson, 75, passes away

    May 16, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

    Oklahoma Athletic Communications/Kansas City Star

    The name Harold “Buddy” Hudson may not be one that immediately sparks vivid memories amongst older college basketball fans, but the name is a very important one in the history of Oklahoma Basketball. Tuesday morning Hudson suffered a heart attack and passed away in Kansas City at the age of 75. Hudson is survived by his wife,…

  2. Assistant coach Raphael Chillious returns to Washington

    May 16, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Raphael Chillious

    After one season at Villanova assistant coach Raphael Chillious has returned to the Washington program, the Pac-12 school announced in a press release Thursday. As a member of Lorenzo Romar’s staff from 2010-12 Chillious helped the Huskies win three conference titles (one regular season and two tournament titles), and the combination of his return and the…

  3. Rutgers announces addition of Iowa State transfer Nkereuwem Okoro

    May 16, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    Iowa State Athletic Communications

    Rutgers announced the official addition of two players to the men’s basketball program on Thursday, as both incoming freshman Junior Etou and former Iowa State win Nkereuwem “Kerwin” Okoro are now Scarlet Knights. Okoro, a 6-5 guard who played his high school basketball at St. Raymond’s High School in the Bronx, played in just nine…

  4. Report: Former Stetson guard Chris Perez transferring to Canisius

    May 16, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Jim Hogue Photos/Stetson University

    The 2012-13 season was a successful one for first-year Canisius head coach Jim Baron, who managed to win 20 games and lead the Golden Griffins to their first postseason appearance since then-head coach John Beilein led the program to the NCAA tournament in 1996. Coach Baron will welcome back son Billy for his senior campaign…

  5. 2014 small forward Jordan Barnett generating buzz in the EYBL

    May 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — After the St. Louis Eagles lost on Friday night to the Jackson Tigers in the opening night of the EYBL Dallas Session they didn’t slump off the court and hang their heads. Well, they did, but they didn’t have much time to stand and sulk as they were quickly summoned to the…

  6. The Big Ten is setting records for their revenue

    May 16, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT


    The Big Ten’s tax returns are in, and it’s safe to say that, as we all suspected, the league is loaded: The Big Ten’s return showed the conference with more than $315 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The Big Ten, which increased its annual revenue by more than $50…

  7. John Calipari: ‘We’re chasing perfection’

    May 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    John Calipari missed out on the best prospect that has come through the high school ranks since he’s been at Kentucky, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Wildcats will enter this season as the No. 1 team in the country. And it doesn’t change the fact that they are the favorite to win…

  8. Tennessee: ‘We’re playing Memphis!'; Memphis: ‘No, you’re not!’

    May 16, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Louisville v Memphis

    There is no program in the country that has more drama in putting together their schedule than Memphis. It feels like the negotiation process for every single one of their home-and-home series would be well-documented on an episode of Jerry Springer. Josh Pastner didn’t want to play Ole Miss in a basketball series. His boss…

  9. Malcolm Duvivier to reclassify, sign with Oregon State for 2013

    May 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Malcolm Duvivier

    Oregon State may have found themselves a replacement for Ahmad Starks, as Malcolm Duvivier has decided to reclassify to the Class of 2013 and enroll at Oregon State. The news was first reported by’s Scott Phillips. Duvivier is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Toronto. He was ranked the No. 116 prospect in the…

  10. Report: UMass-Lowell to hire Northeastern’s Pat Duquette

    May 16, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT


    The number of Division I school without a head coach was dropped to one on Thursday, as UMass-Lowell has hired former Northeastern assistant Pat Duquette, according to reports. Duquette has spent the past four seasons under Bill Coen at Northeastern after working on the Boston College staff for 13 years. Duquette will be in an…

  11. Baylor reportedly lands Denver transfer Royce O’Neale

    May 16, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Royce O'Neale, D.J. Cooper

    Baylor has lost a pair of guards to transfer in the last couple of weeks, but the Bears may have found a way to fill that void. Royce O’Neale is expected to commit to the Bears today, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of O’Neale is a 6-foot-5 wing from Killeen, TX, that…

  12. Malik Newman sets the bar for guards in 2015 class

    May 16, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    (Scott Phillips/NBC Sports)

    FRISCO, Tx. — Malik Newman is the best guard in the 2015 class. Recruiting rankings are a debate, but this debate for the moment isn’t very close. To put this argument into perspective the 6-3, Jackson, Mississippi-native is the No. 3 overall prospect in Rivals’ 2015 national rankings and the only guard among the top…

  13. Big Ten considering ‘protected rivalries’ for basketball schedule

    May 15, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    Jim Delany

    While the Big Ten has yet to put together its conference schedule for the 2013-14 season, there was a leak of the single-game opponents for each school and two rivalries caught the attention of many. Michigan/Ohio State and Indiana/Purdue are both rivalry games that will only happen once next season, with a Michigan official confirming…

  14. Former Alabama center Moussa Gueye transfers to Valparaiso

    May 15, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Nemanja Djurisic Moussa Gueye

    During his time at Lake Land College 7-foot center Moussa Gueye verbally committed to attend Valparaiso, only to change his mind and ultimately end up at Alabama. After two seasons in Tuscaloosa, Gueye will transfer to Valparaiso where he will be eligible to play immediately. The news was first reported by Bill Potter and then…

  15. Federal tax documents reveal that Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million in 2011

    May 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Salaries for head coaches have increased exponentially over the years, with increased television revenues (along with revenues from other sources) have allowed schools to pay top dollar to the leaders of their major sports programs. With four national titles and multiple ACC titles and Final Four appearances, there’s no doubt that Duke head coach Mike…

  16. Arrest made in assault on Brown sophomore guard Joseph Sharkey

    May 15, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT


    According to the Providence Journal an arrest has been made in the assault case involving Brown sophomore guard Joseph Sharkey. Sharkey was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in him being hospitalized (at last report he was in critical condition). Authorities apprehended Tory Lussier in Vernon, Conn. on Wednesday. Currently being held as a…

  17. Two Las Vegas sports books install Kentucky as early 2013-14 favorite

    May 15, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    In the aftermath of Andrew Wiggins’ decision to attend Kansas, many opined that John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats would be fine due to the arrival of an eight-member recruiting class that includes six McDonald’s All-Americans. The folks in Las Vegas seem to be in agreement. Both Vegas Insider and Bovada have installed the Wildcats as the…

  18. Freshman guard Jared Drew leaving Saint Louis

    May 15, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Athletics

    With Saint Louis possessing both depth and experience on the perimeter, freshman guard Jared Drew sat out the 2012-13 season as a redshirt. But instead of returning and working to earn minutes in 2013-14, Drew will be leaving the school in a move that came as a surprise to he and his family. Why? In…

  19. Josh Davis commits to play his senior season at San Diego State

    May 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Josh Davis, D.J. Stephens

    San Diego State landed a huge commitment on Wednesday afternoon as Tulane transfer Josh Davis decided that he will play his final collegiate season as an Aztec. Davis began his career at NC State, transferring to Tulane and sitting out the 2010-2011 season. As a redshirt junior, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.9 boards with…

  20. Elite 2014 forward Cliff Alexander shines in the EYBL

    May 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — Despite his lofty top-5 ranking, Cliff Alexander might be slighty underrated. While Alexander is the No. 5 player in the 2014 class — according to Rivals — he doesn’t command the media attention and exposure as some of the other top players in the class. Cliff is not a career EYBL player…