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  1. Kyrie Irving on if Aaron Craft is an NBA player: ‘Oh yeah. I believe so’

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Believe it or not, Aaron Craft will head into this season as one of the nation’s most polarizing players. He embodies every single one of the clichés that sportswriters love to use — heady, gritty, tough, team-first, winner, etc., etc., etc. — but his individual numbers are far less impressive that the win-loss record of Ohio…

  2. 2013-2014 MAC Preview: Toledo, West Division looks to narrow the gap

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Javon McCrea, Darren Goodson

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  3. Florida-Gulf Coast earns a commitment from three-star guard

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

    HoopSeen.com

    Head coach Joe Dooley made his first big splash on the recruiting trail on Monday, as the new Florida-Gulf Coast picked up a commitment from Miami native Zach Johnson. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 combo-guard that played his AAU ball for Team Breakdown, is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. He’s athletic enough to finish above the…

  4. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 8 Florida Gators

    Oct 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  5. Maryland returning to Cole Field House for future games?

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    baltimoresun.com

    In an offseason that saw dozens of programs revamp the surface of their home floors with unique styles and colors, Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon would like to see his team return to Cole Field House, one of the most historically-filled gyms in the country. No, not permanently, but for a special game each season.…

  6. Cornell’s First Team All-Ivy forward Shonn Miller sidelined with shoulder injury

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

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    Shonn Miller missed the final four games of the 2012-13 season with a shoulder injury. Despite having the summer months to get healthy, the same shoulder continues to nag Miller, and there’s a strong chance he will miss the entire 2013-14 season. From Cornell’s preseason prospectus which was released last week: “…[R]eturning first-team All-Ivy League…

  7. Northwestern’s James Montgomery III awarded a scholarship (VIDEO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    nusports.com

    James Montgomery has made an impression on first-year Northwestern coach Chris Collins. The long-time Duke assistant accepted the head coaching job at Northwestern in March. He ostensibly knew of Northwestern’s top players from afar, but not on a personal level. Collins almost certainly did not know of James Montgomery prior to coming to Northwestern. Calling…

  8. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Off-Guards

    Oct 22, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Gary Harris

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  9. Missouri coach Frank Haith will not appeal NCAA’s suspension: “It’s time for closure”

    Oct 22, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

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    Earlier today, it was revealed that former Miami (FL) coach and current Missouri coach Frank Haith was suspended for the first five regular season games of the 2013-14 season for his role in a scandal at Miami (FL) involving notorious booster Nevin Shapiro, the NCAA announced. Haith coached at Miami (FL) from 2004-11, and is…

  10. Maryland assistant Dalonte Hill arrested for DUI, to take leave of absence effective immediately

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    csnbaltimore.com

    Maryland assistant coach Dalonte Hill was arrested this past Sunday for driving under the influence, along with four other charges. This is not the first time or the second time Hill has been arrested for driving under the influence. As a member of the staff at Kansas State in 2008, and earlier in his time…

  11. Bob Cousy Award watch list released

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Minnesota v UCLA

    The Bob Cousy Award watch list was released on Tuesday morning and it runs 45 players deep. The Cousy Award is given every year to the nation’s best point guard. The part three winners have been Kemba Walker, Kendall Marshall and Trey Burke.  Three players on our list of top 20 lead guards — Jerian…

  12. Maurice Creek exemplifies everything that’s right about the grad transfer rule

    Oct 22, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

    Coppin State v Indiana

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spurred on by the Summer of Johnny Football and the ongoing lawsuit filed by Ed O’Bannon, the tide is seemingly beginning to turn against the NCAA as they remain a bastion of the fallacy of amateurism. A constant barrage of heavy media criticism will do that, and we’ve reached a point where…

  13. Horizon favorite Wright State’s ‘surprising’ ’12-’13 season was no surprise to the Raiders

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Wright State was picked to finish last in the Horizon League before the 2012-13 season and nobody expected them to be 23-13 and within four minutes of playing in the NCAA Tournament…

  14. Report: Oklahoma State picks up a commitment from top 100 recruit Joe Burton

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    Travis Ford continued his stretch of excellent recruiting in the Lone Star State as he notched a commitment from Joe Burton, Rivals No. 89 prospect in the Class of 2014, on Monday night. Burton is from the Houston area and played his AAU ball with the Houston Defenders. Here is Eric Bossi’s take on Burton:…

  15. The Kevin Ware Jack-O-Lantern is a masterpiece (PHOTO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    Jack-O-Lantern Louisville is exactly what it sounds like: an event in Louisville that celebrates to artistry of a well-done Jack-O-Lantern. And as you might expect from a Jack-O-Lantern celebration in the city of Louisville, someone created a Cardinal-themed designed. In this case, it was a pumpkin that glowed red with the Louisville logo and a…

  16. Horizon League Preview 2013-14: Wright State and Green Bay enter season as top two

    Oct 22, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Shaquille Thomas, MIles Dixon

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  17. West Virginia’s Elijah Macon hasn’t been cleared, but he has been arrested

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

    Elijah Macon

    Elijah Macon is proving to be quite a headache for the West Virginia coaching staff. The No. 56 recruit in the Class of 2013, Macon has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA, leaving open the possibility that he could be deemed a non-qualifier. That means he would take the Ben McLemore route,…

  18. Duke players, including Jabari Parker, film ‘Lean On Me’ video at kids hospital (VIDEO)

    Oct 22, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Phil Velasquez/ Chicago Tribune

    Regardless of your feelings about the Duke basketball team, I think we can all agree that what the Duke team did with the kids at duke Children’s Health Center is pretty awesome. Jabari Parker, Matt Hood and Semi Ojeleye put together a music video, lip-syncing to ‘Lean On Me’ while dressing in all types of…

  19. NCAA suspends Frank Haith five games, docks Miami three scholarships

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:33 AM EST

    Frank Haith

    Missouri head coach Frank Haith has been suspended five games by the NCAA for violations that he committed while the head coach at Miami, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. “The former head men’s basketball coach failed to meet his responsibilities as a head coach when he did not monitor the activities of his assistant coaches,…

  20. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…