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  1. Frederick CC product Markee Mazyck will not enroll at Austin Peay

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:22 PM EST

    Dave Loos

    With one of the program’s best rebounders in Anthony Campbell having graduated, 6-5 forward Markee Mazyck was expected to help Austin Peay on the boards in 2013-14. Unfortunately for both Mazyck and head coach Dave Loos, the Frederick (Md.) CC product failed to meet the school’s academic requirements. As a result, Mazyck will not be…

  2. Utah lands verbal commitment from 2014 forward Kyle Kuzma

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:14 PM EST

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    Slowly but surely, Larry Krystkowiak’s Utah basketball program is taking steps back towards respectability. After winning just six games in his first season at the Pac-12 school, Krystkowiak’s team improved its win total by nine games in 2012-13 and reached the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament. With rising sophomores Jordan Loveridge and Brandon Taylor being…

  3. 2014 forward Justin Tillman commits to attend VCU

    Aug 30, 2013, 7:17 PM EST

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    With mainstay Juvonte Reddic and Florida State transfer Terrance Shannon both entering their senior seasons, VCU head coach Shaka Smart needed some additional bodies in the front court for the 2014 season and beyond. On Friday the Rams received a boost in that department, as 2014 forward Justin Tillman (Pershing HS, Detroit) verbally committed to…

  4. Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson still waiting for a ruling from the NCAA

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    With classes having started at most Division I schools, these are tension-filled days for incoming freshmen who have yet to hear from the NCAA Eligibility Center in regards to their status for the upcoming season. One of those players is highly-touted forward Tyler Roberson, who has the talent to crack the Orange’s rotation this season.…

  5. Auburn releases schedule for 2013-14 season

    Aug 30, 2013, 4:25 PM EST

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    The Southeastern Conference received a bit of a wake-up call on Selection Sunday this past spring, as the conference received just three bids. An issue for some of the teams left on the outside looking in: non-conference scheduling. While a program like Kentucky had no such issues in booking challenging contests, the same couldn’t be…

  6. UNLV forward Savon Goodman arraigned Friday morning

    Aug 30, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

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    Last weekend it was reported that UNLV sophomore forward Savon Goodman won’t take the floor for the Runnin’ Rebels this season, with legal issues being the reason for head coach Dave Rice’s decision. On Friday morning the Philadelphia native was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary (a misdemeanor), felony burglary and felony grand…

  7. Siena announces addition of freshman wing Maurice White

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:25 PM EST

    Stacey Lauren-Kennedy/ Schenectady Daily Gazette

    The Siena Saints began a new era of basketball on their trip to Montreal last week, with new head coach Jimmy Patsos coaching the program after spending nine seasons at Loyola (MD). It’s safe to say that Patsos knows turnarounds, as he turned a Greyhound program that won just one game the season before his…

  8. Seven schools remain in the hunt for former Louisville commit

    Aug 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

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    Earlier this summer, 2014 guard Quentin Snider made the decision to reopen his recruitment after being verbally committed to attend Louisville for nearly two years. On Thursday it was reported that the Louisville native has narrowed his list down to seven schools, with an official visit to UCLA this weekend. In addition to UCLA, Cincinnati, Illinois,…

  9. Assigned Reading: It’s tough to ascend the coaching ‘ladder’

    Aug 30, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    University of Tennessee

    One of the most interesting aspects of the offseason in college basketball is the coaching carousel, with the movements at the top of the chain (head coach) leading to a trickle-down effect that is even felt by those on the lower rungs of the ladder. There are your grad assistants, video coordinators and directors of…

  10. It hasn’t been easy being the American Athletic Conference’s commissioner

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

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    In Mike Aresco’s tenure as a conference commissioner, turmoil has been the norm. The former CBS executive vice president took over as commissioner of the Big East last August, just in time to deal with the fallout of Syracuse and Pitt leaving for the ACC, Notre Dame’s decision to follow them south, Rutgers and Louisville…

  11. Albany, head coach Will Brown agree to contract extension through 2018

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Albany Great Danes head coach Will Brown shouts instructions to his team while playing against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    After winning the America East tournament last season and leading the Albany Great Danes to their third NCAA tournament appearance, head coach Will Brown has been rewarded with a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Overall Brown, whose been in charge of the Albany program since 2001, has led the Great Danes to three America…

  12. 2014 7-footer Paschal Chukwu commits to attend Providence

    Aug 29, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Ed Cooley

    The optimism’s grown in Providence since Ed Cooley returned to his hometown to take over the Providence basketball program. And there’s even more room for positive thoughts, as 7-2 center Paschal Chukwu committed to attend the Big East school via Twitter on Thursday. Chukwu, who attends Fairfield Prep (Conn.) and played for the Connecticut Basketball…

  13. Jonathan Holton officially added to West Virginia roster

    Aug 29, 2013, 7:27 PM EST

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    While freshman Elijah Macon has been cleared to enroll at West Virginia, his status for the upcoming season is still unknown. With that being the case, the addition of Palm Beach State (Fla.) forward Jonathan Holton to the program becomes that much more important for head coach Bob Huggins. Holton was one of the best…

  14. Report: Fairfield center Malcolm Gilbert eligible to play in 2013-14

    Aug 29, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

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    After playing in just 19 games as a freshman at Pittsburgh, 6-11 center Malcolm Gilbert made the decision to transfer to Fairfield at the end of the 2012 fall semester. While there was the “search for more playing time” factor, Gilbert’s decision was also influenced by the fact that his brother Marcus is a member…

  15. Former Miami forward DeQuan Jones latest to comment on Johnny Manziel

    Aug 29, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

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    With the news coming out yesterday that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel would be suspended for the first half of the Aggies’ season opener against Rice on Saturday, many have voiced their opinions on the subject. There were comments from notable sports figures such as Deion Sanders, with more than a few people wondering how…

  16. Brown guard Joe Sharkey recovering well after summer assault

    Aug 29, 2013, 3:58 PM EST

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    One of the scarier moments of the college hoops offseason took place in Providence on a night in mid-May when Joe Sharkey, a sophomore guard on Brown’s basketball team, was put in the hospital after an altercation at 2 a.m. on the street in Providence. There are differing accounts as to what happened that night,…

  17. Minnesota guard wins high-jump gold at Pan-American games

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

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    One of the most important skills that a college basketball player can have is the ability to jump, so, theoretically, it would make sense guys that there would be some college hoopers that also happen to excel in the high jump. Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant high-jumper in his day, but off the top of…

  18. Report: Georgia Southern’s Eric Ferguson to redshirt

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:57 PM EST

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    After averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 boards as a sophomore at Georgia Southern, Eric Ferguson was looked at by many as one of the best mid-major players in the country. But those numbers dipped during his junior campaign, particularly late in the season, as Ferguson battled through a knee injury that he said left him…

  19. Are we overlooking Kansas this preseason?

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:22 PM EST

    Bill Self

    Unless you write for Lindy’s, the general consensus seems to be that Kentucky should be the nation’s No. 1 team in the preseason. And that’s fair, considering the fact that they are bringing in one of the best recruiting classes of all-time, they have eight guys that could one day be picked in the first…

  20. VCU big man Jarred Guest out two months with dislocated ankle

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

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    VCU’s front court depth took a hit on Tuesday morning, as junior big man Jarred Guest dislocated his ankle. Guest will be out for six-to-eight weeks, which means that he should be cleared — if not in shape — for the start of games. Guest, who averaged around 10 minutes per game as a sophomore,…