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  1. Grant comments, Alabama makes Pollard news official

    Jun 24, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

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    Alabama forward Devonta Pollard is no longer enrolled at the university, the school announced Monday. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant made his first extensive public comments on the issue since it happened in a statement. Pollard has been charged with taking part in a kidnapping scheme that involved certain members of his family, including his…

  2. Kyle Wiltjer leaving Kentucky, will explore transfer options

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

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    Looks like you can add one more defection off last season’s Kentucky team. Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-10 junior-to-be, is leaving the program. He’s the third player to leave the program since the end of a disappointing season for the Wildcats, going 21-12 and being upset by Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT.…

  3. At the collegiate level, teaching takes precedence to development

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    While the majority of recent high school graduates may tell you a slightly different story, the point of going to college isn’t to perfect your beer poing stroke or to break away from the rules of oppressive parents that believe a 1 a.m. curfew for a teenager is fair. You go to school to learn,…

  4. Cuonzo Martin: Jeronne Maymon playing 5-on-5, but ‘not sure when he’ll be cleared full-time’

    Jun 24, 2013, 3:22 PM EST

    Jeronne Maymon

    Tennessee has played the waiting game with Jeronne Maymon’s health for well over a year by now. The last game he played for the Vols was all the way back in March of 2012. Since then, he’s had surgery on both of his knees, with complications regarding the procedure on his left knee costing him…

  5. Chris Walker’s academic issues explained?

    Jun 24, 2013, 2:14 PM EST

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    Every summer, after the recruitment process has finished and the newest crop of incoming freshman have decided where they want to play their college ball, college hoops plays the waiting game as each of those recruits finds out whether or not they will make it through the NCAA’s Clearinghouse. Last year, it was Providence commit…

  6. Kevin Ware can shoot jump shots now? (VIDEO)

    Jun 24, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries that I’ve ever seen during a sporting event during the Elite 8 last season. He tried to block a shot on the sidelines, but when he landed, the bones in his lower right leg snapped. He was on the court with a compound fracture. It was…

  7. UCF’s new court design is interesting to say the least

    Jun 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    UCF Athletics

    In recent years, college basketball court designs have become a way in which programs can set themselves apart from the competition. From Oregon’s floor at Matthew Knight Arena, which at first did not have a clearly visible half-court line, to new designs that include a city skyline or the outline of the school’s home state,…

  8. Keaton Miles to transfer to Arkansas

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

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    Former West Virginia forward Keaton Miles has decided to transfer to Arkansas, he announced on his twitter feed on Monday morning. Miles, a Dallas, TX, native, played two seasons with the Mountaineers, averaged just 2.6 points and 1.7 boards as a sophomore. The 6-foot-7 swingman will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014-2015.…

  9. Why did Alex Len wait to get an MRI until after the season?

    Jun 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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    Alex Len will be hearing his name called by David Stern during Thursday’s NBA Draft, potentially as the No. 1 pick, but while the rest of the prospective lottery picks have been spending their spring working out for various NBA teams, Len has been laid up on crutches. The 7-foot-1 Ukrainian had surgery back in…

  10. 2015 shooting guard Austin Grandstaff commits to Oklahoma State

    Jun 23, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

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    With its top three scorers from last season all deciding to return for the 2013-14 season, Oklahoma State’s offseason was already off to a good start. On Sunday evening things got even better for head coach Travis Ford and his staff, as 6-5 shooting guard Austin Grandstaff (Plano, Tex.) verbally committed to attend the school.…

  11. Report: 6-10 forward Adrian Diaz transferring to Florida International

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:22 PM EST

    Adrian Diaz

    Between Richard Pitino accepting the head coaching job at Minnesota and the school learning that low APR numbers may result in a postseason ban for the 2013-14 season, the offseason hasn’t been a smooth one for the FIU basketball program. New head coach Anthony Evans has made an addition to the roster, as it was…

  12. A transfer ‘epidemic’ in college basketball? Not exactly.

    Jun 23, 2013, 7:42 PM EST

    Barry Hinson

    With 450 players switching schools this offseason, the word “epidemic” has been thrown around in some circles. And it’s safe to say that college basketball coaches aren’t too thrilled with the increased number of transfers. In a story by Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson expressed his concern…

  13. Arizona State aims to play even faster in 2013-14

    Jun 23, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Jahii Carson

    Before the 2012-13 season began Herb Sendek’s Arizona State Sun Devils were picked to finish 11th, with few buying the preseason claims that the team would play faster thanks in large part to the addition of redshirt freshman point guard Jahii Carson. In Sendek’s six prior seasons at the school his “fastest-playing” team was the…

  14. Oklahoma point guard Isaiah Cousins arrested

    Jun 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, Isaiah Cousins was arrested for public intoxication and interfering with a police officer, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in Norman, OK. Cousins, a point guard on the Oklahoma men’s basketball team, just finished his freshman year with the Sooners. He started several games early in the season, and…

  15. Jim Nantz to be honored by NABC Foundation

    Jun 23, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

    Jim Nantz

    On this coming Thursday evening in New York City, CBS Sports lead commentator Jim Nantz will be honored by the NABC Foundation (National Association of Basketball Coaches). In 2013, Nantz called the play-by-play for his 28th consecutive NCAA Men’s Final Four. According to the NABC website: The NABC Foundation Court of Honor Gala was developed…

  16. 1965 Springfield College basketball team, John Calipari, Derek Kellogg, and Bruiser Flint inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

    Jun 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

    NE Hall of Fame

    Basketball has developed into a true global sport; the NBA’s wild popularity in China and other foreign countries is evidence of this. The number of players from overseas playing in the NBA and in the college game is at an all-time high. Nearly 50 years ago, the Springfield College men’s basketball put the game we…

  17. Hakim Saintil commits to South Alabama

    Jun 23, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

    Highly recruited 2013 guard Hakim Saintil has committed to South Alabama, he announced via his Twitter account on Sunday morning. Saintil is a 5-foot-11 point guard hailing from Roselle Catholic High School in West Orange, NJ. There was speculation that Saintil may do a post-graduate year and reclassify to the 2014 class, but he became…

  18. Invitations extended to the NBA Draft’s “Green Room”

    Jun 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    As reported by ESPN’s Chad Ford, the NBA has extended invitations to the “green room” for draft night this coming Thursday, June 27th. This room is designated for players who are projected to be selected in the top half of the first round — “the lottery.” Those invited are Nerlens Noel (Kentucky); Victor Oladipo (Indiana); Otto Porter (Georgetown);…

  19. VIDEO: Wyoming demonstrates changes in the charge/block call

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Wyoming v UNLV

    The inconsitency in enforcement of the blocking/charging call has been a thorn in the side of college basketball fans for years, and recent high-profile instances of bad calls have finally forced the NCAA to clarify what can be called a charge, and what can be called a block. ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan had a nice piece…

  20. Ivy League prepares to join the webstreaming revolution

    Jun 22, 2013, 8:22 PM EST

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    TV time is hard to come by for any basketball league outside the BCS. The Mountain West and WCC have been able to grab a little more than most, simply because they play late enough to fill a time slot that East Coast markets don’t really know what to do with. As John Templon of…