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  1. John Wall drops 40 in Kentucky’s alumni charity game with Jahlil Okafor in attendance

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 PM EST

    John Wall

    John Wall continued his success inside the storied Rupp Arena, on Monday night during the UK Alumni Charity Game. The former UK point guard dropped 40 points leading his blue team in a 111-95 over the white team. Brandon Knight led the white team with 30 points. “E. Bled [Eric Bledsoe] told me I wasn’t…

  2. Tim Pernetti, former Rutgers athletic director, lands job with New York City Football Club

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice practice video scandal, has found a new job, and announced that he had joined on with New York City Football Club, as the future MLS club’s Chief Business Officer. Truly honored and excited to join @nycfc We will build something…

  3. Towson lands 2014 guards Byron Hawkins and Jordan McNeil

    Sep 9, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    Pat Skerry

    Monday was a productive day for Pat Skerry and the Towson Tigers. Skerry secured commitments from two in-state guards for the Class of 2014. Mount St. Joseph High (Md.) senior wing Jorden McNeil picked Towson over offers from College of Charleston, Toledo and UMBC while Clinton Christian School combo guard Byron Hawkins chose the Tigers over…

  4. BYU coach Dave Rose has cancer surgery, should be ready for start of season

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

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    On Monday, BYU head coach Dave Rose underwent surgery to remove cancerous spots at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. This came according to Greg Wrubell of KSL.com, who reported the surgery was required once “cancerous spots” were discovered in Rose’s last cancer screening. Rose, who was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer in…

  5. Report: D.C. Assault AAU to become D.C. Premier following Curtis Malone’s arrest on federal drug charges

    Sep 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

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    One month ago, D.C. Assault AAU co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. Malone faces up to 40 years in prison after being arrested on Aug. 9. Days after the arrest, D.C. Assault announced that Malone is now longer associated with the team. On Monday, it appears that…

  6. Jerry Tarkanian’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

    Jerry Tarkanian, Bill Walton

    Jerry Tarkanian, who guided UNLV to the 1990 NCAA title, was one of a dozen new members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Springfield, Mass. Tarkanian is currently 83 years old, and unfortunately his health has been declining, which limited his Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. During Saturday afternoon’s…

  7. Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles released from the hospital after collapsing in practice

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    Good news came this weekend for Gregg Marshall and his Wichita State Shockers. On Sunday, the university announced that freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis after collapsing during a practice on Tuesday at Koch Arena. An incident like this is scary for anybody, but it hits close to home especially…

  8. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…

  9. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  10. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  11. Fans can now purchase pieces of Louisville’s 2013 Final Four floor

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    GoCards.com

    In an effort to use the passion of their fanbase and last season’s run to a national title for a good cause, Louisville made the decision to sell pieces of the floor from last year’s Final Four and donate the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They come in three different sizes, starting at $99.99, and…

  12. Kansas unveils new uniforms, modeled by Andrew Wiggins in GQ shoot (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

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    On Friday, Kansas gave us a first look at the new uniforms that the Jayhawks will be wearing for the 2013-2014 season. They did it on Instagram, posting a video on the Athletic Department’s official account of a behind-the-scenes GQ shoot with Andrew Wiggins: Think about that for a second. Wiggins is a freshman at…

  13. Serial photobomber Jay Bilas struck again this weekend (PHOTO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:13 AM EST

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    If you’re going to be taking a picture in the presence of ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas, you need to be prepared for the inevitable fact that Bilas will ruin that picture. As he did here. And here. And, over the weekend, here: (h/t @jaybilas)

  14. Bethune-Cookman adds former Hofstra forward Daquan Brown

    Sep 8, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Hofstra Athletics

    With the top three rebounders from last season’s team gone, Bethune-Cookman head coach Gravelle Craig can use the extra help in the paint as the Wildcats look to improve on their 14-20 (7-9 MEAC) record of a year ago. On Friday the school announced the addition of graduate transfer Daquan Brown, who joins the program…

  15. 2014 guard Chandler Hutchison commits to Boise State

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Leon Rice, Derrick Marks

    Boise State head coach Leon Rice has two of the best perimeter players in the Mountain West in Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks, two players some believe are capable of making the Broncos a contender for the conference title in 2013-14. What’s even better for Boise State fans is the fact that both are juniors,…

  16. Nevada lands first two commitments in 2014 class

    Sep 8, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Long Beach Gazette

    With two of their most important players, point guard Deonte Burton and wing Jerry Evans Jr., entering their senior season, the Nevada Wolf Pack have two key holes to fill as they look to improve their standing within the Mountain West. On Sunday the program picked up its first two verbal commitments in the 2014…

  17. 6-7 forward Zane Waterman becomes Manhattan’s fourth commitment

    Sep 8, 2013, 5:58 PM EST

    Steve Masiello

    Despite last season’s injury-riddled 14-18 campaign, things are looking up for the Manhattan basketball program. Having to augment their style of play due to those significant personnel losses (the biggest one being leading scorer George Beamon), Steve Masiello’s Jaspers still managed to reach the title game of the MAAC tournament. Now healthy, expectations are high…

  18. 2014 power forward Obi Enechionyia headed to Temple

    Sep 8, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

    Fran Dunphy

    Given their overall lack of depth, success on the recruiting trail in the 2014 class is of great importance to the Temple basketball program. Fran Dunphy’s Owls won’t be able to add those players to this season’s roster, which at present time has just ten scholarship athletes, but a good run recruiting-wise will help Temple…

  19. Hall of Fame caps off months of success for Rick Pitino, but coaching career will continue

    Sep 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Rick Pitino sat at his table, championship ring on his finger, wearing a white polo with the Louisville Cardinals logo on the left side of his chest — new tattoo on the back of his left shoulder — and the most recent addition to his weekend wardrobe, a Hall of Fame blazer.…

  20. Tom Izzo instructs Michigan State student section to leave Spartan Stadium during lightning delay (VIDEO)

    Sep 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

    Tom Izzo

    The students of Michigan State University have great love and respect for head coach Tom Izzo. So when a good portion of the student section refused to exit Spartan Stadium during a lightning delay before the South Florida-MSU game on Saturday, it was Izzo who got on the field, microphone in hand, as the voice…