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  1. Nebraska’s first season at Pinnacle Bank Arena nearly sold out

    May 3, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Tim Miles

    “When you walk into an arena that’s half full or two-thirds full, it gives you a sense of the confidence of the traveling team. When you walk into sold-out arenas, you worry about getting your team to communicate. When the arena’s sold out, there’s so much more pressure on an opposing team to play in…

  2. Michigan State AD Mark Hollis hoping to honor Jud Heathcoate with four-team event

    May 3, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis and head coach Tom Izzo have come up with some interesting ideas when it comes to the Spartans’ non-conference schedule over the years. Michigan State has taken on many high-profile challenges and played in some interesting environments, such as their game on an aircraft carrier against North Carolina two…

  3. Denver forward Royce O’Neale released from scholarship

    May 3, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Royce O'Neale, D.J. Cooper

    In their final season as a member of the WAC the Denver Pioneers managed to win a share of the regular season conference title, with forwards Chris Udofia and Royce O’Neale and guards Chase Hallam and Brett Olson leading the way. The Pioneers are moving to the Summit League, and they may have to do…

  4. Ankle surgery sidelines projected lottery pick Alex Len

    May 3, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    Alex Len

    When he announced his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, former Maryland center Alex Len was projected by many draft analysts to be a lottery selection. In the aftermath of news that Len has undergone surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, the question now is whether or not his…

  5. Marquette forward Steve Taylor undergoes surgery on right knee

    May 3, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Marquette

    Marquette announced on Friday afternoon that freshman forward Steve Taylor Jr. underwent surgery on Wednesday to remove a benign growth from his right knee. According to the program Taylor is expected to miss 3-4 months as a result of the procedure, which addresses an issue that has bothered Taylor for quite some time. Taylor played…

  6. Ball State completes coaching staff with addition of Billy Wright

    May 3, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Western Illinois University

    New Ball State head coach James Whitford has completed the process of assembling a coaching staff, as it was announced on Friday that Billy Wright has joined the program as an assistant coach. Wright was formerly the associate head coach on Jim Molinari’s staff at Western Illinois, helping to lead the Leathernecks to their first…

  7. Sophomore guard D.J. Peterson to remain at La Salle

    May 3, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Explorers guard Peterson battles for a rebound with Wildcats forward Henriquez during the second round of their NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City

    On Monday, La Salle sophomore guard D.J. Peterson was granted a release from his scholarship, as the Burnsville, Minn. native cited a desire to attend a school closer to his hometown. But after considering his options and discussing the situation with both his parents and teammates, Peterson has decided to return to La Salle for…

  8. NCAA moves start of college basketball practices up two weeks

    May 3, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Michigan St Midnight Madness Basketball

    College basketball teams will be allowed to begin practice two weeks earlier thanks to new NCAA legislation. During the Division I Board of Directors meeting Thursday it was decided that teams can begin practice 42 days before the first game of the regular season. Teams aren’t allowed to play official games (exhibition games don’t count,…

  9. San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik announces coaching staff

    May 3, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    San Jose State Athletics

    With just five players on the 2013-14 roster at the time of his hiring, first-year San Jose State head coach Dave Wojcik had a lot of work to do on the recruiting trail with the Spartans approaching their debut season in the Mountain West. Wojcik’s landed four commitments thus far, and the recruiting work may…

  10. John Cahill to supervise officials in ‘new’ Big East

    May 3, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    John Calipari, John Cahill

    The supervisor of officials for the “new” Big East Conference, which will be officially recognized by the NCAA on August 1, will be a face familiar to many fans who have followed the holdovers for years. That person would be John Cahill, who makes the move from the floor after forty years as a game…

  11. Barry Rohrssen returns to Pittsburgh coaching staff

    May 3, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    Manhattan College

    While much has been made over the years about the work done by Ben Howland and then Jamie Dixon in the rebuilding of the Pittsburgh basketball program, there was another key figure in the Panthers’ transition from Big East doormat to perennial league title contender. That would be former assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, whose…

  12. Rutgers forward Derrick Randall asks for release from scholarship

    May 2, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    Todd Mayo, Derrick Randall

    In the latest news regarding the Rutgers basketball program a sixth player has requested to be released from his scholarship while one who already received his release has decided to stay. Sophomore forward Derrick Randall has requested a release from his scholarship according to the New York Post, and the move will make Rutgers even…

  13. South Dakota State guard Taevaunn Prince to transfer

    May 2, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Heemstra Prince Bittle

    South Dakota State guard Taevaunn Prince entered the 2012-13 season as a player expected to improve on a freshman season in which he averaged 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest. But that didn’t happen, as Prince’s scoring (4.4 ppg) and rebounding (2.1 rpg) averages dipped on a team that reached the NCAA tournament. In…

  14. NCAA Division I board decides to retain current initial-eligibility sliding scale

    May 2, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

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    With the decision in October 2011 to raise the initial-eligibility standards for college basketball players beginning with the 2016 class, there was concern that a higher percentage of players would be ruled ineligible as freshmen. That legislation would have required a prospective student-athlete to have a minimum GPA of 2.3 and complete at least ten…

  15. Kansas puts together loaded non-conference slate for 2013-14

    May 2, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    Even with the loss of all five starters from this season’s Big 12 champion squad, Kansas head coach Bill Self won’t be accused of ducking competition in 2013-14. Kansas released its non-conference schedule on Thursday, and to say the least the Jayhawks will be well-tested by the time Big 12 play rolls around. In addition…

  16. Ivy League champion Harvard headlines Great Alaska Shootout field

    May 2, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    New Mexico v Harvard

    With nearly all major contributors from this season’s NCAA tournament team due back (led by Siyani Chambers and Wesley Saunders) and the return of point guard Brandyn Curry and forward Kyle Casey, the Harvard Crimson are the trendy pick in the eyes of many when it comes to the mid-major program that can make some…

  17. Report: Northern Illinois lands Illinois State transfer Jordan Threloff

    May 2, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Illinois State University

    According to a report from Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago, Northern Illinois will add some size to its roster in the form of former Illinois State center Jordan Threloff. Threloff saw limited playing time as a sophomore under first-year head coach Dan Muller and that ultimately led to his decision to transfer from Illinois State.…

  18. Providence player charged with domestic assault, ex-girlfriend also arrested

    May 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    LaDontae Henton

    Providence forward LaDontae Henton and his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Smith, were both arrested after a confrontation in his dorm room turned violent, according to a report from the Providence Journal. Henton is accused of throwing Smith to the floor and smashing her cell phone. Smith is accused of smashing Henton’s TV. Henton is being charged with domestic simple…

  19. Report: Andy Toole to receive a three-year extension at Robert Morris

    May 2, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Andy Toole will be receiving a contract extension from Robert Morris, according to a report from 93.7 The Fan, a local radio station. Toole has since confirmed the news, and there will be a press conference at noon tomorrow to announce it. Toole is now signed through the 2017-2018 season, but the money that he’s…

  20. Report: Syracuse eyeing Memphis transfer Antonio Barton

    May 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Syracuse has emerged as a potential destination for Memphis transfer Antonio Barton, according to a report from Syracuse.com. Barton, the younger brother of Will Barton, spent three years playing for the Tigers, but after averaging 8.2 points in just under 25 minutes as a freshman, Barton has seen his minutes get cut significantly in the…