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  1. Soon-to-be-renamed Big East signs basketball rights deal with CBS Sports

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    The soon-to-be-renamed Big East, smaller by seven schools after the defection of the Catholic 7, has signed a media rights deal with CBS Sports to carry conference games through the 2019-20 season, the league announced in a release Tuesday. The deal allows for up to 12 games to be broadcast by CBS annually. Of those…

  2. Breaking Down the Sweet 16: The X-factor in each game

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    We’re down to the Sweet 16, when teams will have more time to study unfamiliar opponents and figure out what needs to be done in order to advance. With that in mind, here are the x-factors for each of the eight Sweet 16 games that will be played later this week. Click here to browse…

  3. VIDEO: Seth Davis talks UCLA, coaching carousel on Dan Patrick Show

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Dan Patrick Show

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Who are athletic directors looking to hire under the pressure of a fan base that had likely been clamoring for change? Is it an under-the-radar but well-respected assistant from a major program? Or could they, in fact, be wooed by the sparkle of a mid-major coach…

  4. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern reportedly to join Sun Belt

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

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    As the landscape of college sports continues to change because of conference realignment, we have news of more movement Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will leave the Southern Conference and join the Sun Belt in every sport except for football  beginning at the start of the 2014 season. The…

  5. Ranking the Watchability of the Sweet Sixteen matchups

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    Click here to browse through all of our Sweet 16 previews: I’m going to do this countdown style, starting with the eighth-most-watchable game and finishing up with el numero uno. 8.  (3) Marquette vs. (2) Miami (CBS): Someone had to be the eight seed here. This game will be tough to watch because Marquette went through a…

  6. Bernard Sullivan to transfer from Clemson

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

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    Clemson sophomore Bernard Sullivan will transfer from the program and continue his education at another institution, the school announced in a release Monday. “We appreciate Bernard’s contributions to the program,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best in the future, and hope he finds a program that…

  7. The Morning Mix

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    We haven’t had a day like this in some time. No games yesterday, no games today, no games tomorrow. From now until Thursday (Unless something absolutely bonkers happens in the N.I.T) it’s going to be nothing but chatter: News, opinion, insight, analysis, etc. It’s going to be “Media Day” from now til Thursday. Oh, and…

  8. WKU assistant Phil Cunningham reportedly next coach at Troy

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Looks like Troy went within their own conference for their next head coach. The Trojans will hire Western Kentucky assistant Phil Cunningham as their leading man, according to a report from CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday. Cunningham spent this past season on staff at WKU after spending the previous 12 on…

  9. George Mason to pay $1 million exit fee to leave CAA July 1

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

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    If you want to break out early, you’ve got to pay the man. That’s apparently the road George Mason is taking to join the Atlantic 10. The Patriots are paying the Colonial Athletic Association a $1 million exit fee to leave the conference effective July 1, a move that will cost them more than just…

  10. Greg Christopher named new athletic director at Xavier

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Xavier announced the hiring of new athletic director Greg Christopher on Monday afternoon. Christopher replaces Mike Bobinski, who left to become the new athletic director at Georgia Tech. “I am honored to be joining Xavier Nation,” said Christopher in a release. “The institution’s values and tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics make this…

  11. Marshall Henderson flips off crowd following loss to La Salle (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    So we’ve finally found it. We all heard the story yesterday about Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson giving the double-finger salute to the Kansas City crowd following a loss to La Salle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Now, we have video proof. After the game, Henderson told reporters that a fan (or…

  12. No. 1-seed UConn women use 17-0 run to roll over 8-seed Vanderbilt

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    Breanna Stewart, Tiffany Clarke, Jasmine Jenkins

    The UConn women picked right up after their blowout first round win over Idaho by dispatching of Vanderbilt 77-44 in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. The Huskies never trailed, and pushed their 37-24 halftime lead thanks to a 17-0 run to open the second half. UConn held the Commodores without point for…

  13. The Crossover: Wichita State better story than FGCU? (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles bench cheers during The Eagles win over the San Diego State Aztecs in their third  round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    College basketball analyst Vin Parise joins The Crossover to talk about the best Cinderella story, if Ben Howland is having the worst week ever, how bad Dave Briggs’ bracket is, and more. Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten

  14. Maryland’s Seth Allen out for rest of NIT with broken hand

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Seth Allen will miss the remainder of the NIT for Maryland after breaking a bone in his shooting hand. The injury, which is on his left hand, occurred in practice on Sunday. Allen, a freshman, has averaged 7.8 points per game this season for Mark Turgeon’s program. “It’s a big blow to us because of…

  15. FGCU turns to fundraising to increase Andy Enfield’s contract

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles coach Enfield shouts instructions to his players during their win over the San Diego State Aztecs in their third round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Andy Enfield’s name is no doubt the hottest in college coaching at the moment. That’ll happen when you lead a team from the Atlantic Sun Confernce into the Sweet 16, and to top it off, become the first 15 seed to ever make it that…

  16. Norvel Pelle, top center in ’11 class, to enter NBA Draft

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Norvel Pelle’s collegiate career is over after two commitments and zero games played. The no. 1 center in the 2011 high school class will enter the 2013 NBA Draft, according to Yahoo! Sports Marc J. Spears. Pelle committed to St. John’s after the 2011 season, but due to a nomadic high school career, he wasn’t…

  17. Ohio State’s Aaron Craft talks buzzer-beater over Iowa State (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Aaron Craft talks about the game winning three pointer that he hit to propel Ohio State over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

  18. Jackson State hires Wayne Brent to replace Tevester Anderson

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Jackson State has hired Wayne Brent as its next men’s basketball coach, replacing Tevester Anderson, who announced his retirement last week. Brent is taking an unusual path to the Tigers program, after spending a majority of the last decade in the high school coaching ranks.…

  19. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Best of the First Weekend

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    The first weekend of March Madness has come and gone. It was a tremendous weekend of exciting basketball that feature great games, outstanding plays and entertaining finishes. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 –…

  20. FGCU’s Brett Comer: My dad is the reason I’m here (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Florida Gulf Coast guard Brett Comer talks with Dan Patrick about his school’s improbable run to the Sweet 16. A little more than three years ago, Comer’s dad died of cancer. Comer discusses how hard it is to look up at the stands during games, because his father isn’t there.