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  1. Ohio State President Gordon Gee to retire after comments on Louisville, Notre Dame and SEC

    Jun 4, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

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    Last week The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee once again found himself in hot water after make comments regarding the University of Notre Dame, the Southeastern Conference and the University of Louisville. On Tuesday afternoon, Gee announced he would retire, effective July 1. This past Thursday, Rick Pitino appeared on WHAS Radio with Terry Meiners…

  2. USA Basketball finalizes the FIBA Americas Under-16 team

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

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    Tuesday afternoon, USA Basketball revealed the 12 players that will form the 2013 Under-16 team, participating in the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Maldonado, Uruguay next week. “Getting down from 16 to 12 was very difficult, because everyone played really well,” said USA Basketball Men’s National Team Director Sean Ford in a statement on Tuesday. “It was…

  3. Report: Alabama forward Devonta Pollard charged in April 30 kidnapping, along with his mother

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:22 PM EST

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    Tuesday evening it was confirmed through WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss. that Alabama freshman forward Devonta Pollard had been charged in connection of the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson in Kemper County (Miss.). Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News confirmed through the Kemper County Sheriff James Moore that Pollard will be facing a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.…

  4. Kuran Iverson says Memphis’ recruiting class is ‘way better’ than Kentucky’s

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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    Memphis commit Kuran Iverson — Allen Iverson’s cousin — is becoming a known name in Big Blue Nation and for all the wrong reasons. This past weekend at the 2013 Mary Kline Classic in Philadelphia, the 6-foot-8 small forward told SNY.tv that he said that he believes Kentucky’s highly-touted class is not the nation’s best.…

  5. It appears as if Zach Price is transferring from Louisville

    Jun 4, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

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    Zach Price, a 6-foot-10 center that averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 boards for Louisville as a sophomore, appears to be transferring out of the program. After Price posted, and promptly deleted, a couple of ominous tweets on Friday night, head coach Rick Pitino was asked about them on Tuesday at a press conference for his…

  6. Dante Exum highlights the list of notable names at 2013 Adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

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    The rosters have been released for the 2013 Adidas Eurocamp, which is more-or-less an NBA Draft camp for some of Europe’s top basketball prospects. This year’s event — which, as always, is being held in Treviso, Italy, and will be covered by our blogging brethren Pro Basketball Talk — features four names that will be…

  7. PHOTO: Rick Pitino gets his Maker’s Mark bottle

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:57 PM EST

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    Rick Pitino’s specialty Maker’s Mark bottle has arrived: Commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle featuring UofL Coach Rick Pitino will benefit UofL’s Academic Center of Excellence twitter.com/KKcards/status… — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) June 4, 2013 12,600 of these bottles will be made, with the Kentucky-based bourbon producer giving $500,000 to Louisville’s academic center. You can find Rob on…

  8. Former Auburn guard Varez Ward indicted in point-shaving scandal

    Jun 4, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

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    Former Auburn guard Varez Ward has been indicted on two counts in federal court for conspiracy to defraud and bribery in a sports contest. Translation: Ward was indicted for shaving points while a member of the Tigers. (You can read the indictment here) Ward was suspended along with then-teammate Chris Denson on February 25th, 2012,…

  9. Joe Glynn, forward for D-II’s Bentley, dies during men’s league game

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

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    Tragic news coming out of Boston today, as Joey Glynn, a 6-foot-6 freshman forward for Bentley, has passed away after collapsing on the court during a game. He was playing in a Watertown Men’s League game on Monday night at Saltonstall Park when he collapsed. “There was no physical contact at all,” teammate Michael Crotty Jr.…

  10. Report: Missouri transfer Michael Dixon commits to Memphis

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    Former Missouri guard Michael Dixon has found a landing spot at Memphis, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon averaged 13.5 points as a junior during the 2011-2012 season, but was suspended in October prior to the 2012-2013 season. Eventually, news came out that Dixon had twice been accused of sexual assault…

  11. Larry Brown’s impressive coaching tree at Kansas

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:42 AM EST

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    As much as we like to rate coaches based on the wins and the losses that they accumulate over the course of their careers, perhaps the best way to truly evaluate a coach’s ability as a teacher is to look at his coaching tree. A coaching tree is an awful lot like a family tree,…

  12. Two months later and Kevin Ware is healthy enough to shoot?

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

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    I know it seems like forever ago, but it has only been 64 days since Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome, compound fracture against Duke during Louisville’s run to the 2013 national title. Do the math. That’s just a shade over two months since Ware lay on his back with the bone sticking out of the…

  13. VIDEO: On the day of Jason Kidd’s retirement, check out his highlights from Cal

    Jun 3, 2013, 10:04 PM EST

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    Today, Jason Kidd called it quits on his basketball playing career. The man was in the NBA so long, a lot of people forget how incredible he was in college. Kidd was insane. I heard endless stories from those ahead of me about his passing prowess with the Golden Bears — he averaged 7.7 assists…

  14. Old Dominion adds name to court renovation list, unveils new design

    Jun 3, 2013, 9:27 PM EST

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    There seems to be a trend growing this offseason, and it’s come in the form of new home-court designs. We’ve seen it all, essentially, so far. From the outlandish (though, in my opinion, it’s awesome), to the historic, to the basic. Well, add Old Dominion, and you can lean their design closer to basic. The…

  15. Jeronne Maymon says he’ll be fully healthy by the “end of July”

    Jun 3, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    Arguably the biggest loss for any team in the SEC last season (not named Nerlens Noel) was Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon, who missed all of the 2012-13 season with a knee injury that eventually required surgery. Well it looks like Maymon might be close to being completely recovered. The fifth-year senior told GoVolx247.com that he’ll…

  16. Cal resurfaces, redesigns court; and everyone loves a time lapse, right?

    Jun 3, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

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    Some projects happen without people knowing how much work went into them, mainly because they’re out of the public eye. Therefore, it’s tough to appreciate them fully. California recently resurfaced the court at Haas Pavilion, and then posted a time lapse of it on YouTube. And who doesn’t love a good time lapse, right? The…

  17. Houston Baptist lands transfer Fred Richardson III

    Jun 3, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

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    Heading into its first season in the Southland Conference, Houston Baptist will need all the help it can get in an attempt to earn the program’s first-ever NCAA Division I Tournament berth. Some of that help may have come in the form of Oregon transfer Fred Richardson III, who will now suit up for the…

  18. #DunkCity announces transfer….on YouTube

    Jun 3, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

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    Transfers happen. If you’ve kept up with college basketball over the last five seasons, you know they happen a lot. Most schools just send out a release announcing the addition or defection of a player into or out of their program, maybe wish them well, normally don’t reveal the specifics of why they left, and…

  19. Trey Freeman transfers closer to home, lands at Old Dominion

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EST

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    Former Campbell guard Trey Freeman has found a new program. The junior-to-be will be taking his 14.3 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebound-per-game averages from last season to Old Dominion next year, according to multiple reports. The 6-2 native of Virginia Beach, Va. was the workhorse for the Fighting Camels the last two seasons, averaging…

  20. Rick Pitino also is not amused by Gordon Gee’s comments

    Jun 3, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

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    The Gordon Gee Apology Train keeps rolling on, and it also keeps adding those that want to derail it, with Gee on it. Louisville coach Rick Pitino appeared on the radio with local host Terry Meiners a few days ago, and was asked about Ohio State President Gordon Gee’s comments regarding Louisville, the SEC and…