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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    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. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard will compete in hot dog eating contest with Kobayashi

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:35 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Seton Hall v Syracuse

    Kobayashi’s six-year reign as Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest took place on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island. The former hot dog eating champ is taking his talents to South Orange on Oct. 25, competing against Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and women’s head coach Tony Bozzella as part of…

  6. Marquette freshman guard Duane Wilson diagnosed with stress fracture in left leg

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Marquette Men's Basketball

    Marquette will begin the 2013-2014 season without freshman point guard Duane Wilson, the team announced Monday evening. “Wilson has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left leg and will be evaluated on a consistent basis, but is expected to miss multiple weeks during the rehabilitation process,” a statement read, which was posted on…

  7. Three-star guard Javon Bess commits to Michigan State

    Oct 21, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

    tom-izzoReuters

    Following a text message to his Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio, shooting guard Javon Bess became the second commit in Michigan State’s Class of 2014. “We got a text from Javon saying, ‘I committed to Michigan State,’” Lincoln athletic director Justin Sanford told Diamond Leung of MLive.com on Monday afternoon following the commitment. The…

  8. Louisville’s Chane Behanan ‘positive’ he’ll earn his way back

    Oct 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    North Carolina A&T v Louisville

    Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely last Thursday by the University of Louisville for violation of University policy. Within days, the junior forward had repeated the violation, which caused head coach Rick Pitino to say Behanan could still earn his way back, though it was not probable. On Monday afternoon, Behanan seemed to have a different…

  9. 2013-14 Season Preview: Top 20 Lead Guards

    Oct 21, 2013, 6:00 PM 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. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  10. Oklahoma State transforms court into projector at Homecoming and Hoops (VIDEO)

    Oct 21, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Kansas v Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State has been practicing, like many teams, for weeks now. But the Cowboys “kicked off” their season in style with a light show on Friday night inside the Gallagher-Iba Arena. Before player introductions, the court turned into a gigantic, 94-foot projector, showing the program through the years, as well as highlights from last season’s…

  11. Report: Villanova’s Jayvaughn Pinkston battled MRSA during the offseason

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    JayVaughn Pinkston, Junior Cadougan, Jamil Wilson

    Jayvaughn Pinkston had quite the health scare over the summer, as he underwent a pair of surgical procedures to help him recover from MRSA, a staph infection, in his leg. Zach Braziller of the NY Post has the details: One morning, Villanova’s star junior forward couldn’t get out of bed, unable to put any weight…

  12. Northern lights shine brightly for new-look CAA

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Jerrelle Benimon, Nate Lubick

    If you want to know which way the wind blows in the Colonial Athletic Association these days, open your ears. The league that rode Virginia-based schools like George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth and Old Dominion to attention-grabbing Big Dance victories sounds very different these days. For starters, Northeastern University pahked their cah in the yahd by…

  13. Jerami Grant returns to practice after injuring his hand

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Jerami Grant is a name that has popped up on a number of breakout player lists heading into the 2013-2014 season, but the sophomore forward has had a couple of setbacks this offseason that may hinder his ability to produce the way he would like. The 6-foot-8 forward made the cut for the U19 team,…

  14. Bubu Palo to appeal Iowa State’s decision to kick him off the team

    Oct 21, 2013, 1:39 PM EST

    Bubu Palo

    Bubu Palo is appealing the Iowa Board of Regents to reverse the decision made by Iowa State University President Steven Leath to have him kicked off the Cyclone basketball team. The story starts back in September of last year, when Palo was charged with second degree sexual abuse stemming from an incident back in May of…

  15. Marcus Smart on Andrew Wiggins: ‘I am not saying he can’t do it. But he has not done it yet’

    Oct 21, 2013, 12:33 PM EST

    Marcus Smart

    January 18th and March 1st. Go ahead and circle those dates on your calendars right now, and, if you cannot find a way to get into Phog Allen Fieldhouse or Gallagher-Iba Arena, start prepping the popcorn and the nachos right now. Those dates are the two regular season games to be played between Kansas and…

  16. 2013-2014 CAA Preview: Drexel keeps draggin’ us back in

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Frantz Massenat, Stephen Holt

    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. Wisconsin students raise $66,130 for cancer research with ‘Shooting Down Cancer’

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:49 AM EST

    Bo Ryan

    Bo Ryan held a “Shooting Down Cancer” event over the weekend and ended up donating more than $66,000 to cancer research. More than 2,000 students showed up, with each getting a chance to shoot a free throw and a half court shot. For each student that stepped into the Kohl Center, Ryan donated a dollar.…

  18. Nebraska gets a commitment from 6-foot-8 Australian Keanu Pinder

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    Nebraska to their 2014 recruiting class over the week as the Huskers landed a commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Keanu Pinder. Pinder played for Australia’s U19 team this summer, but he plays his high school ball at Sunrise Christian Academy, the same school that sent Lourawls Nairn to Michigan State. One of the key figures in…

  19. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:00 AM 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

    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…

  20. Cincinnati’s David Nyarsuk looks to rebound from tough junior campaign

    Oct 20, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

    David Nyarsuk

    Attending a new school in an unfamiliar environment can be a struggle for many students, with the process of adjusting to new surroundings being an arduous one. That was the case for Cincinnati senior center David Nyarsuk, who arrived at the school by way of Mountain State University in West Virginia. Lacking the physical strength…