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  1. LSU assistant Robert Kirby resigns to join Memphis

    May 21, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Robert Kirby

    After spending one year on the coaching staff at LSU, long-time assistant Robert Kirby is once again leaving the SEC, this time to join Josh Pastner and the Memphis Tigers. Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune reports that the first-year LSU assistant resigned as an assistant coach on Monday night in order to take a similar position…

  2. Jay-Z gives Skylar Diggins a Mercedes Benz as graduation gift

    May 21, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

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    Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins wrapped up a great career with the Fighting Irish earlier this spring. Following her graduation from the University Notre Dame on Sunday, her sports agency, Roc Nation Sports — founded by Jay-Z — rewarded her with a Mercedes Benz. Got surprised with a new mercedes! Thanks so muchto Jay and…

  3. George Washington guard Lasan Kromah transfers to UConn

    May 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    George Washington v Notre Dame

    The Connecticut back court was already in good shape with the return of Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun. On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Ollie added to his guard depth with George Washington transfer Lasan Kromah. This news came according to CBSSports.com, who confirmed the transfer through a source. Kromah is graduating from George Washington,…

  4. Pittsburgh headlines a weak field for the Legends Classic

    May 21, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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    The field for the Legends Classic has been announced. Pittsburgh highlights the field and will be joined by Stanford, Houston and Texas Tech. Each of the four teams will host a pair on games on campus prior to going to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the semifinals and the finals. The final two rounds…

  5. Washington transfer Martin Breunig heading to Montana

    May 21, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Montana announced on Tuesday that Washington transfer Martin Breunig would be transferring into the program. “We are very excited about signing Martin Breunig at the University of Montana,” head coach Wayne Tinkle said in a statement. “He’s a strong, athletic post player, and he really adds good size and strength to our front line.” “We…

  6. Report: Kevin Stallings blocks Sheldon Jeter’s transfer to Pitt

    May 21, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Kevin Stallings isn’t too happy about Sheldon Jeter’s decision to transfer. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Vanderbilt head coach has blocked his former player from transferring to Pitt next season. Jeter is a graduate of Beaver Falls HS and announced over the weekend that he would be leaving the Commodores to…

  7. 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…

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

    May 21, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Juan Anderson changes mind, headed back to Marquette

    May 20, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    May 20, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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    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 ESPN.com’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…

  13. 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…

  14. VCU transfer Justin Tuoyo lands at Chattanooga

    May 20, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    May 20, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    May 20, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    May 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    There may not be a rivalry in all of college basketball more unique than the Battle of the Boulevard, which pits 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Missouri lands Baylor transfer Deuce Bello

    May 20, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    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 PowerMizzou.com. “I have decided to play for Mizzou,” Bello told DeArmond. “We played them three times while I was at Baylor. I…

  20. 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…