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  1. McDonald’s All-American Demetrius Jackson starts career at Notre Dame

    Jun 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    (South Bend Tribune)

    Local product and McDonald’s All-American guard Demetrius Jackson is enrolled in summer school classes at Notre Dame and expectations are high for the 6’1 guard from Mishawaka, Indiana. Being Notre Dame’s first Burger Boy since 2005 and also being from the area, Jackson will likely shoulder heavy expectations from Irish fans as Jackson could see…

  2. Illinois State freshman Paris Lee ready for expanded role

    Jun 29, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Paris Lee

    Second-year Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has an uphill battle this season as his Redbirds squad welcomes eight new players and returns no starters from last season’s team. This week, with the dismissal of senior guard Bryant Allen, the Redbirds are really lacking in experience as Allen was dismissed after being charged with possession…

  3. Louisville’s Rick Pitino to release a new book

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Between winning a National Championship, being deep in the horse-racing world, and getting his first tattoo, it’s already been a memorable 2013 for Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. Thankfully, Pitino will document Louisville’s championship run in his newest book due out in October, which is tentatively titled, “The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every…

  4. Duke’s Rodney Hood receives official diagnosis from Duke medical staff

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

    Duke Photography

    It was initially feared that Rodney Hood’s Achilles’ tendon might be torn after injuring it at the USA Basketball tryouts for the World University Games, but the Duke University medical staff on Friday released their diagnosis and Hood will only miss 4-to-6 weeks of action because of a strain in the soft tissue of his…

  5. Report: Murray State lands Utah transfer Justin Seymour

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Chasson Randle, Justin Seymour

    After a freshman season in which he played 11.6 minutes per game and posted averages of 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest, 6-3 freshman guard Justin Seymour and Utah head coach Larry Krystowiak mutually decided that transferring may be in his best interest. On Friday it was reported by that Seymour has decided…

  6. N.C. State, Tennessee agree to home and home series

    Jun 28, 2013, 8:56 PM EST


    Tennessee has moved one step closer to finalizing its non-conference schedule for the upcoming season, as it was reported by Brendan F. Quinn of the Knoxville News Sentinel that the Volunteers have agreed to play a home-and-home series with N.C. State. Cuonzo Martin’s Volunteers will host the first meeting during the 2013-14 season, with the…

  7. 2014 guard Chris Sandifer verbally commits to Missouri

    Jun 28, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

    Missouri head coach Frank Haith landed his first commitment in the Class of 2014 Friday, as 6-4 shooting guard Chris Sandifer (Gardena, Ca.) verbally committed to attend the SEC school while on a visit. Sandifer confirmed the news via his Twitter account. Really excited to be at Missouri tiger! — Chris Sandifer (@_3sandy) June 28,…

  8. Judge dismisses part of Maryland’s suit against the ACC

    Jun 28, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

    John Swofford

    One aspect of conference realignment that tends to get overlooked is what happens in the courtroom. More often than not such moves result in dueling lawsuits with the two parties eventually coming to some kind of resolution. When Maryland announced its decision to leave the ACC for the Big Ten, the ACC responded by filing…

  9. USA U-19 team moves to 2-0 at FIBA World Championships

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:28 PM EST

    USA Basketball

    One day after opening pool play at the Under-19 FIBA World Championships with a commanding 88-29 victory over Ivory Coast, the United States U-19 team didn’t miss a beat in its 113-57 victory over China Friday afternoon. Arizona signee Aaron Gordon led six Americans in double figures with 17 points while also grabbing a game-high…

  10. Former Houston guard Joseph Young transferring to Oregon

    Jun 28, 2013, 3:06 PM EST

    University of Houston Athletics

    Shooting guard Joseph Young put together two productive seasons at the University of Houston, averaging 14.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game under head coach James Dickey. But, a decision by the program to not retain his father and former Houston great Michael Young after he refused to accept being assigned to a new position…

  11. Iona announces addition of Brock Erickson to coaching staff

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:32 PM EST

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    Iona announced a coaching hire Friday, with head coach Tim Cluess adding Brock Erickson to his coaching staff to fill the vacancy left when Zak Boisvert joined Greg Herenda’s staff at Fairleigh Dickinson. Last season Erickson was the head coach at the State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota where one of his players was guard Isaiah…

  12. Injury forces Rodney Hood to withdraw from World University Games training camp

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:24 PM EST

    Duke Photography

    Of the 16 players who were named finalists for the United States’ World University Games team, only 12 will be on the official roster when it is announced on Sunday. Friday, USA Basketball announced that one of the finalists has been forced to withdraw from the training camp due to injury. After reports surfaced on…

  13. Iowa to help open new arena in London during overseas trip

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Fran McCaffery

    Last month the Iowa basketball program announced preliminary plans for its summer trip to Europe, with Fran McCaffery’s team making stops in both Paris and London. The Hawkeyes fell short of their goal of earning a bid to the NCAA tournament last season, instead landing in the Postseason NIT where they reached the title game…

  14. ACC, Pac-12 lead the way with seven draft picks apiece

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    Once any draft is completed, more than a few people like to check out which conferences had the highest number of picks. In Thursday’s NBA Draft the ACC and Pac-12 shared the top spot, with each conference having seven players selected. *Note – This does not count Glen Rice Jr., who played in the D-League…

  15. Aaron Craft ready to play more of an attacking role

    Jun 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Getty Images

    UNION, N.J. — The knock on Ohio State for much of the 2012-2013 season was that they relied far too much on Deshaun Thomas on the offensive end of the floor. They didn’t have a second option, and on the nights when Thomas wasn’t hitting his shots, the Buckeyes weren’t winning games. That changed down…

  16. Former Texas guard Julien Lewis transferring to Fresno State

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Texas Longhorns guard Julien Lewis dunks against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first half in the quarter finals of the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City

    After averaging more than 11 points per game as a sophomore, Texas guard Julien Lewis made the decision to transfer with the hope that he’ll be even more successful at another institution. In the midst of the NBA Draft it was learned where Lewis will transfer to, as Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reported…

  17. Anthony Bennett becomes 2nd UNLV player to be drafted first overall

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

    Bennett from the UNLV shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    Before Thursday night a UNLV player had not been selected in the NBA Draft since Marcus Banks was picked 13th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies (and then traded to Boston) in the 2003 NBA Draft. That streak came to an end, as the Cleveland Cavaliers made forward Anthony Bennett the first overall pick in the…

  18. Manhattan announces plans for summer trip to the Bahamas

    Jun 27, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Steve Masiello

    Expected to be a contender in the MAAC last season due to their frenetic style of play and the presence of one of the league’s best scorers in George Beamon, the Manhattan Jaspers encountered multiple bumps in the road in 2012-13. Beamon was lost for the season due to an ankle injury and he was…

  19. 2014 shooting guard Brandone Francis commits to Florida

    Jun 27, 2013, 5:30 PM EST


    With Jaquan Lyle verbally committing to attend Louisville on Wednesday, many felt that decision would impact the thinking of Jacksonville, Fla. (Arlington Country Day) shooting guard Brandone Francis. On Thursday Francis made his decision, with it being reported by multiple outlets that he has verbally committed to attend Florida. Francis, a Top 30 prospect in…

  20. Memphis fans make choice for FedEx Forum court design

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

    University of Memphis

    In early June the University of Memphis announced that fans would be allowed to vote for the new design for the FedEx Forum floor. With the program making the move to the American Athletic Conference, there was a need to spruce things up apparently. On Thursday the school announced which design won the vote, with…