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  1. South Dakota State’s trip to Haiti has been a powerful one

    May 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have spent the first part of their summer vacation doing something much more important than anything that they’ve accomplished on the court over the years. Head coach Scott Nagy has taken his guys down to Haiti on a trip in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, volunteering and helping distribute shoes to…

  2. Syracuse commit McCullough stands out in Nike EYBL

    May 11, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — With the overall abundance of talent in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League — commonly known as the EYBL — it might be easy to overlook even the most talented players in the country. Since Syracuse commit Chris McCullough is currently the highest rated 2014 prospect with a verbal commitment, it’s easy…

  3. Former Wake Forest guard Chase Fischer transferring to BYU

    May 11, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Chase Fischer

    Former Wake Forest guard Chase Fischer has found a new home, as the sophomore and West Virginia-native announced on Friday that he has committed to play for BYU and head coach Dave Rice according to a report from KSL. Fischer was a captain for the Demon Deacons this past season, but saw his minutes decline dramtically…

  4. Connecticut adds important 2014 verbal commitment

    May 11, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram

    The Connecticut Huskies and head coach Kevin Ollie added a major piece to their future late Friday night as 2014 shooting guard Daniel Hamilton gave a verbal commitment to the second-year head coach. Hamilton is the first 2014 commitment for the Huskies. The news was first given to Rivals’ Eric Bossi and 24/7 Sports’ Jerry…

  5. 2014 point guard Tra Holder verbally commits to Arizona State

    May 10, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT

    Arizona State landed its third verbal commitment in the 2014 class in the form of Los Angeles, Calif. (Brentwood School) point guard Tra Holder according to his coach Ryan Silver. And to be frank, Holder’s decision to become a Sun Devil is an important one for Herb Sendek’s program. 2014 Los Angeles Brentwood PG Tra…

  6. Addition of Akron completes 2013 Diamond Head Classic field

    May 10, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    The Diamond Head Classic announced on Friday afternoon that the Akron Zips would be the eighth and final team in the 2013 field. Akron joins Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon State, Saint Mary’s and South Carolina in the field. Keith Dambrot’s Zips won 26 games and reached the NCAA tournament for the second time…

  7. Hofstra announces addition of Niagara transfers Juan’ya Green, Ameen Tanksley

    May 10, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Juan'ya Green

    The Hofstra basketball program was in a bad place this past season, with four players being dismissed from the program following their arrests on charges of burglary and other players running into disciplinary issues as well. And that’s not even mentioning their on-court struggles, as the Pride managed to win just seven games. That led…

  8. Georgia Tech junior guard Brandon Reed to transfer

    May 10, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Brian Gregory, Brandon Reed

    On the same day that former Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal announced his decision to transfer to George Mason, the Yellow Jackets announced the departure of another player from the program. 6-3 junior guard Brandon Reed has made the decision to transfer, and he will do so after completing his degree during summer school. The…

  9. Degree issue regarding Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan addressed

    May 10, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Eddie Jordan, Robert Barchi

    Given the events that resulted in the Rutgers basketball program undergoing a major overhaul, of course there would be complications in regards to the hiring of Eddie Jordan as the new head coach. The complication, according to a report from John Koblin of Deadspin: Jordan never graduated from Rutgers. About that due diligence: Despite all…

  10. Former Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal transferring to George Mason

    May 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Travis McKie, Julian Royal

    6-8 forward Julian Royal committed to attend Georgia Tech while Paul Hewitt was the head coach, only to never play for the man who recruiting him with Hewitt taking over at George Mason after being fired by the ACC school. After two seasons in Atlanta Royal will get the opportunity to play for Hewitt, as…

  11. Utah State announces plans for new practice facility

    May 10, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Stew Morrill

    With their move to the Mountain West, Utah State understood that improvements needed to be made to their facilities in order to compete consistently with the likes of New Mexico, UNLV and San Diego State. On Thursday the school took an important step in that direction, as it announced plans for the building of a…

  12. Federal judge tosses Frank Haith petition over acquisition of bank records

    May 10, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT


    On Monday the attorney of Missouri head coach Frank Haith filed a petition in court to subpoena the Bank of America, alleging that the bank allowed for illegal access to his bank records during the NCAA’s investigation of possible rules violations at the University of Miami. According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the…

  13. Illinois State sophomore guard Johnny Hill to transfer

    May 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Austin Chatman, Johnny Hill

    The number of players who have decided to transfer from Illinois State since the end of the season has now reached four players, as it was reported by multiple outlets on Thursday that sophomore guard Johnny Hill’s request to be released from his scholarship has been granted. Hill started 26 of the Redbirds’ 33 games,…

  14. James Madison announces departure of two reserves from program

    May 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    James Madison v Indiana

    James Madison announced on Thursday evening that two reserves from the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance in nearly 20 years will not return to the program in 2013-14. Forward Enoch Hood and guard Arman Marks, both of whom saw limited playing time as sophomores, will transfer. Hood saw action in 25 games this season, averaging…

  15. Report: Tony Freeland, Keala King among three dismissed from Long Beach St. program

    May 9, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Tony Freeland, Chris McMealy

    Despite the graduation of James Ennis and Peter Pappageorge, Long Beach State had the look of a team with enough pieces returning for the 2013-14 season to be considered a threat to win their fourth consecutive Big West regular season title. However those hopes have taken a significant hit, as it was reported by West…

  16. Back injury forces BYU center Ian Harward to retire

    May 9, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic - Consolation Game

    One of the basic goals for any athlete is to be able to end their career on their own terms. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for BYU center Ian Harward, as the school announced on Thursday that complications from a back injury suffered last summer have forced him to retire. The 6-11 Harward played in…

  17. Report: Florida State forward Terrance Shannon transferring to VCU

    May 9, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT

    Terrance Shannon

    VCU has improved its front court depth according to a report from Jeff Goodman of, as former Florida State forward Terrance Shannon will transfer to the Atlantic 10 school. As a graduate student, Shannon will be eligible to play immediately for the Rams and will have one year of eligibility remaining. Shannon’s a 6-8…

  18. Ten-second count may finally be coming to women’s college basketball

    May 9, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT

    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Championship

    Much of the attention being paid to the rules changes recommended for college basketball has been focused on the recommendations made by the men’s basketball rules committee. But the women’s basketball rules committee also met Thursday, and among their recommendations is a rule that would have a major impact on the women’s game. The recommendation:…

  19. Men’s basketball rules committee announces recommended rules changes

    May 9, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT


    To say the least the block/charge call and freedom of movement were two hot-button topics throughout the 2012-13 season. More often than not there were complaints from fans and media alike regarding the current state of the game, and what should be done to clean things up. With that in mind both the men’s basketball…

  20. Rutgers, Seton Hall announce eight-year series through 2020

    May 9, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Willard

    It may not be a rivalry that makes national headlines (due in large part to the lack of success for both programs in recent years) but the annual matchup between Rutgers and Seton Hall was one that grew in importance within New Jersey once the Scarlet Knights joined the Big East in 1995. Obviously conference…