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  1. Jermaine Marshall to leave Penn State, pursue professional career

    May 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Penn State seemed poised to make a jump next season with Tim Frazier returning from injury and Jermaine Marshall and DJ Newbill back for another year, but those hopes took a hit on Wednesday afternoon when the school announced that Marshall would be leaving the program upon completing his degree. Marshall will graduate with a…

  2. Report: Purdue adds Cornell transfer Errick Peck

    May 15, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Purdue has added a piece that could bolster their front court next season as Cornell transfer Errick Peck committed to play his final season as a collegian with the Boilermakers. Peck, a 6-foot-6 forward and Indianapolis native, averaged 11.0 points as a sophomore in 2010-2011, but missed all of the 2011-2012 season with a knee…

  3. Rutgers to hire new AD, Julie Hermann, in wake of Mike Rice scandal

    May 15, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday, Rutgers will finally fill the void at athletic director, as they have hired Julie Hermann, who was most recently the second in command in the athletic department at Louisville, as their new AD. Hermann becomes just the third female athletic director at a BCS school, joining NC State’s Debbie Yow and Cal’s Sandy…

  4. Minnesota loses Joe Coleman, but adds FIU transfer Malik Smith

    May 15, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    Minnesota got some bad news on late on Tuesday night as Joe Coleman, a starting guard for the Gophers, asked for his release to transfer out of the program. With Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams graduating, Coleman, who averaged 8.7 points as a sophomore, is the third starter that played for Tubby Smith last season…

  5. Evan Gordon is transferring to Indiana

    May 15, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

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    Evan Gordon will become the second member of his family to play for Indiana for one season. The younger brother of current NBA star Eric Gordon announced on Tuesday morning that he would be transferring to Indiana to play his fifth and final season in college. “There’s nothing like an Indiana kid playing for IU,”…

  6. Pat Summitt will be honored by Tennessee with a statue

    May 14, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

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    The University of Tennessee plans to unveil a statue of legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, as part of renovations to Lake Loudon Boulevard near the Volunteers’ athletic facilities, according to Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Dave Hart. “It’s a very important component of the larger Lake Loudon project,” Hart told Evan Woodbery of the News Sentinel on Monday.…

  7. Lakers add Stanford assistant Mark Madsen as D-League head coach

    May 14, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

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    The college basketball coaching carousel spilled over into professional basketball on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Lakers announced it had hired Stanford assistant coach Mark Madsen as head coach of its NBA Developmental team the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Madsen played nine seasons in the NBA and even coached in the D-League during the 2009-2010 season as…

  8. Report: Julien Lewis becomes another Texas transfer

    May 14, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Texas finished this past season 16-18 (7-11 Big 12), and as the spring semester comes to a close it’s only getting worse. Tuesday evening, sophomore guard Julien Lewis announced he would transfer, making him yet another Longhorn to leave the program following a dismal 2012-2013 campaign. “Texas is a good school overall, but I can…

  9. Chris Chiozza, 2014 point guard, commits to Florida

    May 14, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Someone not named Andrew Wiggins made a big commitment on Tuesday. Chris Chiozza (White Station/Memphis, Tenn.), one of the top point guards in the Class of 2014 committed to Florida. He picked the Gators over offers from Butler, Ohio State, Murray State, Memphis, USC, Ole Miss, Auburn, Richmond and UMass among others. “The style of…

  10. Report: Baylor freshman guard L.J. Rose to transfer

    May 14, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

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    For the second time in as many days, a Baylor guard announced he would transfer. Tuesday evening, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jason King that guard L.J. Rose would leave the program after one season in Waco, Texas. This news comes one day after sophomore guard Deuce Bello announced he would use his last two years…

  11. Bill Self on Andrew Wiggins committing to Kansas (VIDEO)

    May 14, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Kansas capped off an already impressive recruiting class with the nation’s top-ranked player on Tuesday afternoon when Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, Ont.) committed to the Jayhawks over Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina. Self wasn’t sure where Wiggins would land until he announced it at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday. “He brings athleticism, length, scoring ability…

  12. Miami adds JuCo forward James Kelly, seventh player added

    May 14, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

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    Jim Larranaga and the Atlantic Coast Conference champs added a seventh newcomer for the 2013-2014 season in junior college transfer James Kelly (Owens Community College/Toledo, Ohio). The transfer power forward Kelly averaged 18.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game while leading Owens CC to the NJCAA Division II tournament semifinals. Kelly was ranked as…

  13. The Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule has been announced

    May 14, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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    The SEC and Big 12 announced the formation of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Tuesday afternoon with 10 games slated for the 2013-2014 season. Both these leagues have been apart of interconference battles in previous seasons — the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series and the SEC/Big East Challenge — and will attempt to replicate the level…

  14. Andrew Wiggins to Kansas was the best option for college hoops fans

    May 14, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Last month, after Russ Smith, Doug McDermott and CJ Fair announced their intentions to return to school for their senior seasons, I penned a column about just how great the 2013-2014 college basketball season is shaping up to be. You can read it here. Everything that I wrote in that post remains true today with…

  15. Leonard Hamilton had a rough Tuesday

    May 14, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

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    The most disappointed guy in all of college basketball right now? Leonard Hamilton, the head coach of Florida State’s basketball team. Why? Well, let’s start with the obvious. He had seemingly hit the lottery. The best basketball prospect since Kevin Durant was the son of two former Florida State athletes, his father a former first…

  16. Updated Preseason Top 25, post Andrew Wiggins

    May 14, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    1. KENTUCKY Record: 21-12, lost in 1st round of NIT Who do they lose?: Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Julius Mays, Ryan Harrow Who comes back?: Alex Poythress, Kyle Wiltjer, Willie Cauley-Stein Newcomers?: Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, James Young, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee Outlook: Even with Andrew Wiggins is heading to Kansas, Kentucky’s recruiting…

  17. What about the teams that whiffed on Andrew Wiggins?

    May 14, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    We all know that Kansas has instantaneously become a national title contender now that Andrew Wiggins has made it official and committed to become a Jayhawk. But what about the three schools that finished as runners-up in Wiggins Sweepstakes? What’s the outlook for them in 2013-2014? Kentucky: The Wildcats are going to be just fine.…

  18. Andrew Wiggins picks Kansas, makes Jayhawks a title contender

    May 14, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Remember all that talk about how this could end up being the year that Kansas ends their streak of winning at least a share of nine straight Big 12 regular season title? Remember how we all thought that Marcus Smart and Le’Bryan Nash — and maybe Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson — returning to school…

  19. Brown’s Joseph Sharkey critically injured in Sunday morning attack (UPDATED)

    May 14, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    A Brown University basketball player is in critical condition after being attacked early Sunday morning in Providence. According to reports, Joseph Sharkey, a sophomore guard, was talking to a group of girls when he was punched in the head, unprovoked, by a man, knocking him down. Police responded, but the attacker got away. It’s unclear…

  20. Wondering why Andrew Wiggins is so hyped up? Watch these videos

    May 14, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

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    I’ve had the privilege of seeing Andrew Wiggins play a number of times, but for those of you that don’t spend your weekend summers sitting in high school gyms watching AAU tournaments, that may not be the case. Are you wondering why this kid is so hyped up? Watch these mixtapes. You’ll get it. Wiggins,…