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  1. Connecticut satisfied with their new home

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:20 AM EST

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    When the dust had settled with conference realignment finally coming to an end — it is over, right? — it became clear that Connecticut was on the outside looking in. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse would all be headed to the ACC with Louisville joining the league for the 2014-15 season. Even Rutgers, the school…

  2. Will Rupp renovation split Kentucky’s Big Blue Nation?

    Jul 6, 2013, 10:34 PM EST

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    You’ve seen it a hundred times on TV: Ashley Judd sitting smack in the middle of a sea of blue, mixing with the rest of Big Blue Nation as they watch their favorite team play in Rupp Arena. She’s not the only one. Every luminary who’s ever come to bask in the glow of John…

  3. Report: Another Hairston to Haydn Thomas link emerges

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

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    USA Today is really on top of things this summer. Eric Prisbell, the paper’s college basketball reporter, has found evidence of an earlier traffic stop in which Hairston was driving a car with ties to Haydn Thomas. Thomas is the man whose name appears on the rental receipt for the 2013 Yukon that Hairston was…

  4. Is Ohio dumping long-time rival Marshall?

    Jul 6, 2013, 7:09 PM EST

    Ohio v Bowling Green

    Realignment has broken up so many successful rivalries over the past several years, as big-time programs choose money over tradition. In the region where West Virginia meets Ohio, however, a long-running non-conference rivalry is also coming to a halt. Definitely temporarily, and possibly forever. Marshall and Ohio University have been playing each other in football…

  5. Syracuse will retire Lawrence Moten’s jersey

    Jul 6, 2013, 6:08 PM EST

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    Lawrence Moten didn’t have much of an NBA career, so casual fans may have forgotten him. But the Syracuse swingman was one of the greatest Big East players of the 1990s, and his alma mater definitely hasn’t forgotten that. Moten himself revealed that Syracuse has told him they will retire his No. 21 jersey this…

  6. Is now the time for a new NCAA hoops video game franchise?

    Jul 6, 2013, 4:33 PM EST

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    College hoops fans have always been sort of the unwanted step-children of the video game world. Fantastic franchises like Madden Football and NBA2K keep pro sports fans happy year-in and year out, and college football fans are well-served as well. But college basketball has never had a truly top-notch franchise, and no company has produced…

  7. Butler promotes Brandon Miller to head coach

    Jul 6, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

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    The last three times that Butler has needed to hire a new head coach, they’ve promoted from within. All three coaching decisions ended up quite successful, as Thad Matta, Todd Lickliter and Brad Stevens kept the Bulldog’s program growing. With Stevens making the decision to head to the NBA to take over the Boston Celtics…

  8. Report: SMU transfer Brian Bernardi down to two

    Jul 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Former SMU guard Brian Bernardi is now down to two in the transfer process according to a report from CSN Washington’s Daniel Martin. Bernardi, a native of New York City, is still looking at Hofstra and Fairfield as possible transfer destinations according to the report from Martin. The freshman guard was previously interested in George…

  9. Air Force adds commitment from 2014 forward

    Jul 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic: Air Force v Florida

    The Air Force Falcons are on the board in the recruiting class of 2014 as they nabbed a commitment from 6’8 forward Frank Toohey on Friday afternoon. The commitment of Toohey — a forward from York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois — was confirmed to NBCsports.com by Toohey’s AAU coach Mike Mullins of the Illinois…

  10. Buzz continues to grow for elite 2014 recruit Dante Exum

    Jul 6, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

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    This year’s crop of incoming freshmen is already receiving a tremendous amount of buzz. Between Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kentucky’s class that includes the Harrison twins and Julius Randle, and Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, there will be plenty of star power next season in the college ranks. But could another big name be joining…

  11. Brad Stevens will still participate in small-town Indiana parade today

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    In case you’ve been attending too many barbecues and holiday-week functions, the major college basketball news of the week was Butler head coach Brad Stevens taking over the reigns as the next head coach of the Boston Celtics. The move came as quite a shock to the college basketball world, with Twitter instantly exploding into…

  12. Duke and Notre Dame: New ACC basketball rivals?

    Jul 6, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

    Mike Brey

    Could a new ACC basketball rivalry be forming? Now that Notre Dame basketball has officially joined the ACC, there have been comments critical of the addition since Notre Dame’s football program can still remain independent. One of the more vocal critics of this move has been Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K said in a Q&A…

  13. UConn braces for more difficult non-conference scheduling

    Jul 6, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    Now that conference realignment is finally a reality, fans from all over the country are slowly learning new league opponents and the other subtle nuisances of being in a new league if their team made some sort of conference switch. One of the more intriguing cases to watch in the newest conference realignment will be…

  14. Are we two weeks away from a major change in the O’Bannon case?

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:57 PM EST

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    On June 20, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken discussed the possibility of the plaintiffs in the case that involves former athletes such as Ed O’Bannon adding current student-athletes to its case. Friday, Wilken ruled that lawyers representing the plaintiffs would be allowed to amend its complaint against the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company…

  15. United States U-19 team rolls to 109-67 win over Canada

    Jul 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    After going 6-0 in the preliminary stages of the Under-19 World Championships, the United Stated took on Canada in quarterfinal action with the winner advancing to the medal round. Canada was able to hang around for much of the first half thanks to 12 points from Florida State signee Xavier Rathan-Mayes, but the Americans would…

  16. Report: Former Virginia Tech signee Donte Clark headed to UMass (UPDATED)

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    Derek Kellogg

    On Tuesday it was announced that 6-4 shooting guard Donte Clark was denied admission to Virginia Tech, leaving head coach James Johnson one man short in his quest to account for the graduation of ACC Player of the Year Erick Green. Johnson’s loss became Derek Kellogg’s gain, as it was reported by Justin Byerly of…

  17. Looking Back: The 2008 Recruiting Class

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Next week, the first session of July’s live recruiting period will begin, and high school hoopers around the country will take their talents to tournaments across the country, looking to impress coaches enough to earn a spot on a team at some level. Those that are good enough will be playing for a scholarship. The…

  18. ‘At All Costs’ aims to provide inside look at grassroots basketball scene (VIDEO)

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

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    Much has been made about the impact that the growth of grassroots basketball has had on the sport as a whole, with there being no shortage of opinions (both in favor of and against grassroots basketball) on the topic. The makers of the documentary “At All Costs,” which will be released next spring, take a…

  19. Former Iowa guard Patrick Ingram transferring to IUPUI

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

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    In his lone season at Iowa, 6-2 guard Patrick Ingram didn’t see a substantial amount of playing time due in part to the presence of veterans such as the now graduated Eric May and Devyn Marble, as well as freshman Mike Gesell. After playing just 5.8 minutes per game, the Indianapolis native made the decision…

  20. One-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich joins SIU-Edwardsville program

    Jul 5, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

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    After playing one season at Missouri Southern, one-time Saint Louis guard Christian Salecich was not allowed to play during the 2012-13 season. Why? Salecich played a year of basketball in Australia after graduating from high school, but before enrolling at SLU, resulting in the NCAA denying Missouri Southern’s request for an eligibility waiver. Apparently he’s…