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  1. Patriot League unveils new digital network

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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    Move over SEC Network, it’s….the Patriot League? The conference announced Monday afternoon it will be partnering with Campus Insiders to create the Patriot League Network, an all-new digital platform to help the conference grow it’s video and online exploits. The multi-year agreement will allow the league to live stream hundreds of athletic events, including a…

  2. Kedren Johnson suspended for the year at Vanderbilt

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Today hasn’t been kind to Kevin Stallings. On the same day that it was made public that sophomore-to-be Kevin Bright would head back to his native Germany to play professionally, the Vanderbilt coach also had bad news about Kedren Johnson come to light. Vanderbilt announced Monday it has suspended Johnson for the season. As of…

  3. The travel isn’t the only stressful part of the recruiting process for elite high schoolers

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — There has been plenty of discussion this July about just how exhausting the three week live recruiting period can be for players and the coaches, when they are either playing or evaluating at events across the country for 15 days in a 19-day span. The things players will do to earn a…

  4. Archie Goodwin on Kentucky’s new team: ‘just a matter of them meshing’

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

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    Three players that were members of Kentucky’s 2012-2013 team, which found its way out of the NIT in a first round loss at Robert Morris, were back in Lexington on Monday. Kyle Tucker, writing for USA Today, caught up with Julius Mays, Nerlens Noel and Archie Goodwin, asking them about advice they would give to…

  5. John Calipari launches a clothing line

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

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    John Calipari isn’t just a basketball coach. He’s an author, a motivational speaker, a small business owner (Froyo!) and now he’s a clothing designer. Yup, Cal has launched a clothing line called The Coach John Calipari Refuse to Lose Signature Series. It features “a number of high-performance shirts, shorts, sweatpants and collared shirts that are…

  6. Bracket for the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis on NBCSN released

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

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    The bracket for the Battle 4 Atlantis, which will be aired on the NBC Sports Network, has been released. The games will be played over a three-day stretch, beginning on Thanksgiving, at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. While the event will not feature the same level of talent as last year’s tournament, which was…

  7. Report: Kevin Bright goes pro, Vandy’s 2012 recruiting class all gone

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

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    Vandy suffered a blow on Monday afternoon, as rising sophomore Kevin Bright has signed with the Fraport Skyliners, a professional team in Frankfurt, Germany. If you can read German, you can check out the press release here. Bright, a 6-foot-5 combo-guard that grew up in Germany, averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 boards for the Commodores…

  8. Report: Former Bruce Pearl assistant Jason Shay has been hired at North Dakota

    Jul 29, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

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    Earlier this month, news trickled out that former Tennessee assistant Jason Shay had received a job offer from a program in the Big Sky conference. On Monday, that news became real, as Shay has been hired by North Dakota, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Shay had spent the past two seasons…

  9. Malik Price-Martin commits to USC

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Andy Enfield has landed a couple of transfers since he’s taken over the USC program and brought #DunkCity out west. If you ask Tim Floyd, he’ll probably tell you that Enfield has all-but earned himself a commitment from Isaac Hamilton, the UTEP-signee. But on Sunday, Enfield finally landed his first commitment in the Class of…

  10. Former Texas Tech guard Josh Gray looking for stability in final college stop

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

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    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Josh Gray’s one season at Texas Tech was an eventful one to say the least. Before practices even began the head coach who recruited him to Lubbock, Billy Gillispie, was forced to resign. Into his role moved assistant Chris Walker, whose reign came to an end after the Raiders finished their…

  11. P.J. Hairston suspended indefinitely after another traffic citation

    Jul 28, 2013, 10:16 PM EST

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    Question: does P.J. Hairston want to play college basketball this season? That’s about the only question that can be asked in light of a report from USA Today that the rising junior guard was charged with speeding and careless and reckless driving after being pulled over on Sunday. According to the story, Hairston was driving…

  12. Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou the focus of a European suitor?

    Jul 28, 2013, 8:13 PM EST

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    6-8 forward Ioannis Papapetrou started 25 of the 34 games that he played in as a freshman for Texas this past season, posting averages of 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest. In a season that was uneven for the Texas program as a whole (16-18 overall record) the same could be said for Papapetrou,…

  13. Report: Former Virginia guard Taylor Barnette picks Belmont

    Jul 28, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

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    With the start of classes for the upcoming academic year rapidly approaching, college basketball transfers who have yet to pick a new destination are running out of time to do so.  However former Virginia guard Taylor Barnette knows where he’ll continue his college career, as it was reported by Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com on Saturday…

  14. Former Ball State head coach Billy Taylor joins Iowa staff as director of basketball operations

    Jul 28, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

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    After posting an 84-99 record in six seasons as head coach at Ball State, Billy Taylor was relieved of his duties back in March. Despite the way in which his tenure in Muncie ended, Taylor’s 15 years of college coaching experience can be an asset to a program. That’s one reason why Iowa head coach…

  15. South Alabama assistant coach Ronald Nored hired by Boston Celtics

    Jul 28, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    South Alabama head coach Matthew Graves looked to be bringing a Butler-brand of basketball down south. Two members of his coaching staff, Darnell Archey and Ronald Nored, were part of the Butler basketball program under Brad Stevens, and Graves had also begun recruiting in Butler’s backyard of Indianapolis after signing Austin Karazsia as his first commit. Unfortunately…

  16. Basketball or football in college for Luke Kennard?

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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    There are some athletes growing up that are seemingly the best at every sport they play. Whether it is throwing on the shoulder pads or lacing up a pair of high-tops, these kids are on every all star team and always are earning all-league status in their respective sport. Luke Kennard, of Franklin High School…

  17. UConn looking to expand their brand across the state

    Jul 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    The most high-profile college basketball team in New England is looking to expand their brand and give fans across the state of Connecticut increased opportunities to see UConn basketball. According to The Courant, the University of Connecticut is having conversations with Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville (30 miles south of the UConn Campus) and Harbor Yard Arena…

  18. 2014 PG Shavar Newkirk commits to St. Joseph’s

    Jul 28, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    Phil Martelli landed a key part of his 2014 recruiting class last Friday when Shavar Newkirk, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, NY, committed to St. Joseph’s. Newkirk’s AAU program director Terrence “Munch” Williams had this to say of Newkirk’s decision to NYPost.com: Great conference, Hall of Fame coach, close…

  19. Member of Air Force windmill dunks in full uniform

    Jul 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

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    Does Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich know about Nathaniel Mills and, if so, does Mills have any eligibility left? In full uniform — including boots — Mills threw down an emphatic windmill dunk during a timeout of the USA Basketball Showcase. The crowd was so impressed with Mills’ hops, that Carmelo Anthony immediately dapped…

  20. Former Seton Hall DOBO Steve Sauers accepts lead assistant job at UC Riverside

    Jul 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    It’s not too often that a Director of Basketball Operations makes the jump to a lead assistant coach at a fellow Division 1 program, but that’s exactly what former Seton Hall DOBO Steve Sauers has done. Sauers was not your traditional DOBO. Often reserved for the game’s younger minds, Sauers has 23 years of coaching…