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  1. Pac-12 using basketball as a means to gain exposure in China

    Jul 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EST


    Schools and conferences are always looking for ways to gain additional exposure, but usually that exposure is relegated to just within the the United States. For the Pac-12 conference, however, they are seeking to take their brand to a global level with an initiative in China. It’s no secret that China presents robust opportunities, which…

  2. Marshall will invade Penn State on Pearl Harbor Day

    Jul 20, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

    Penn State Nittany Lions' Newbill goes to the basket against Michigan Wolverines' Burke during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    It is a day that will live in infamy. Not because of a basketball game, but still. Marshall University has announced that they’ll traverse roughly 400 miles of prime coal-mining country that lies between Huntington and Happy Valley on December 7 of this year, so they can renew their basketball series with Penn State. Tom…

  3. Niagara lands the one that ODU let get away

    Jul 20, 2013, 8:39 PM EST

    ODU Basketball Coach

    Old Dominion had a good thing going over the past decade or so. Cutting Blaine Taylor loose as coach was likely a necessary measure if the under-the-table scuttlebutt is true, but the abrupt mid-season coaching change has definitely give the program some new hurdles to get over. Not only are they heading into Conference USA…

  4. InRecruit shines a light on the 99 percent

    Jul 20, 2013, 6:48 PM EST


    “You have the top 150 kids every year who are steered one way or another, and it’s always the same schools and kids with the same ability level who have that opportunity. There are a few success stories for kids outside that process every year, but we wanted to change the way this process works.”…

  5. #DunkCity puts a Tiger in the tank

    Jul 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EST


    Joe Dooley coached under Bill Self for the better part of a decade, so it may come a surprise to fans of Florida Gulf Coast University that he’s not trying to force his new home to fit the Kansas system, but rather following the plan set out by Andy Enfield: snag a bunch of athletic…

  6. Brandon Miller lands first recruit as Butler head coach

    Jul 20, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Brandon Miller

    Butler is a really unique program. Plenty of so-called mid-majors have been able to build long-standing success in recent years, but the Butler way is practically unheard of. You can be a Belmont or a Gonzaga, hiring and keeping a humble coach. That’s one way to stay ahead of the curve. Or you can be…

  7. #PJBeBackForKentucky (VIDEO)

    Jul 20, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Roy Williams

    We all know what’s going on with PJ Hairston at this point. (If you don’t, click here.) One skeptical fan doesn’t think that UNC will punish Hairston at all, which prompted this terrific parody of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. The funny part? By the time that North Carolina plays Kentucky, they’ll have already played Michigan…

  8. Report: Trae Golden headed to Georgia Tech

    Jul 20, 2013, 2:34 PM EST


    Georgia Tech may have found an answer to their point guard problem. Trae Golden, who left the Tennessee program last month, is headed to Atlanta to be a Yellow Jacket, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of “I appreciate everything that Coach (Cuonzo) Martin and Tennessee did for me,” Golden said. “I feel…

  9. Prioritizing seeding a good move, now let’s get the names of the rounds right

    Jul 20, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    On Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of put together a story on some of the potential changes that are coming to the NCAA tournament process. There are some noteworthy bits in there, like the fact that the regionals will be played in basketball arenas, meaning that Sweet 16 games in Cowboy Stadium are a thing…

  10. 2014 guard Isaiah Whitehead is New York’s next big thing

    Jul 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Isaiah Whitehead gets buckets at a very high level and the guard from New York City is regarded by many as the next big thing to come out of the basketball mecca. It doesn’t hurt that the 6’4″ Whitehead comes from Lincoln High School, which has recently produced NBA guards Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and…

  11. 2014 forward Justin Tillman pulling high-major offers

    Jul 20, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Justin Tillman is on the back end of the Rivals’ 150 for the 2014 class, but with the way he’s played at the Under Armour Summer Jam presented by NY2LA Sports, he might be on his way up the rankings. The 6’7″ forward from Pershing High School in Detroit is currently rated as the No.…

  12. Iowa State guard Bubu Palo hopes summer league performance translates to big senior season

    Jul 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    bubu palo

    Iowa State lost senior guards Tyrus McGee and Korie Lucious to graduation, but they’re hoping for a strong year from rising senior Bubu Palo to offset some of their production. Although Palo only played in 17 games and averaged 12.5 minutes per game — in part due to an in-season suspension until a sexual abuse…

  13. NCAA responds after current student-athletes join O’Bannon case

    Jul 19, 2013, 8:00 PM EST


    Once six current college football players made the decision to join the list of plaintiffs in the O’Bannon vs. NCAA case it was only a matter of time before the governing body of collegiate athletics issued a response. That response came on Friday, with chief legal officer Donald Remy stating that the plaintiffs’ “scheme to…

  14. Kyle Wiltjer’s headed to Gonzaga, but the Olynyk comparisons are far-fetched

    Jul 19, 2013, 6:42 PM EST

    Julius Mays, Kyle Wiltjer

    When Kyle Wiltjer initially announced his decision to look into transferring, many expected the Portland native to end up at Gonzaga. On Friday the news became official, as it was reported by multiple outlets that Wiltjer will be a Bulldog. In two seasons at Kentucky Wiltjer averaged 7.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest. As…

  15. Nebraska suspends Deverell Biggs three games for violation of team rules

    Jul 19, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Nebraska Media Relations

    When Nebraska plays its first regular season game at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena against FGCU, junior guard Deverell Biggs will not be available to play as he’s been suspended by head coach Tim Miles for a violation of team rules. Biggs, who redshirted last season, pleaded no contest to a December charge of driving…

  16. No college basketball players among six active athletes in O’Bannon lawsuit

    Jul 19, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Jake Thomas

    Late Thursday evening word spread that six current college football players have joined the list of plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon vs. NCAA lawsuit. Those players are Arizona linebacker Chase Fischer, Arizona kicker Jake Smith, Clemson cornerback Darius Robinson, Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham, Minnesota receiver Victor Keise and Minnesota tight end Moses Alipate. The follow-up…

  17. Report: UCF to host Florida State on November 13

    Jul 19, 2013, 2:45 PM EST


    Despite the graduation of Keith Clanton there’s optimism surrounding the UCF basketball program, with head coach Donnie Jones welcoming back just about every other key contributor from a team that managed to win 20 games despite being banned from postseason play. Guard Isaiah Sykes (16.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.5 apg) was arguably the most versatile…

  18. Kentucky, Louisville among 21 Division I schools honored by NABC

    Jul 19, 2013, 1:33 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Kentucky Louisville Basketball

    On Thursday the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its inaugural Team Academic Excellence Awards, which are given out to programs at the Division I, II and III levels of both the NCAA and NAIA that have posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Twenty-one Division I programs were honored, including Belmont,…

  19. Broken left hand sidelines Iowa guard Mike Gesell 4-6 weeks

    Jul 19, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

    2013 NIT Championship

    In his freshman season at Iowa, 6-1 guard Mike Gesell averaged 8.7 points and 2.6 assists per game for a team that reached the title game of the Postseason NIT. With Eric May being the lone key departure, Gesell and the Hawekeys are expected to be an NCAA tournament team in 2013-14. Gesell’s offseason development…

  20. Former Air Force great Nick Welch joins Dave Pilipovich’s coaching staff

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:25 AM EST


    Capt. Nick Welch played an important role in Air Force’s most successful run of basketball in the Mountain West, helping to lead the Falcons to a share of a regular season conference title in 2004 and winning Mountain West Co-Player of the Year honors. During Welch’s four seasons on the court for Air Force, the…