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  1. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Cuonzo Martin

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  2. Ahmad Starks’ waiver denied, has to sit out season at Illinois

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:08 PM EST

    Ahmad Starks

    Ahmad Starks will have to wait until the 2014-2015 season to wrap up his collegiate career. The 5-foot-9 Chicagoan played his first three seasons at Oregon State before decided to transfer to Illinois to be close to his ailing grandmother. On Tuesday night, his hardship waiver was denied by the NCAA. “Following a lengthy process,…

  3. Purdue lands commitment from 2014 big man Jacquil Taylor

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Villanova Wildcats v Purdue Boilermakers

    Beaver Country Day (Mass.) forward/center Jacquil Taylor would have been a name many in the recruiting world would have talked about this summer. However a breakout AAU season was erased before it even began when Taylor suffered a lisfranc fracture in his left foot back on Jan. 19. Despite the setback, the 6-foot-8 Taylor is bound…

  4. Vanderbilt gets commitment from 2014 guard Riley LaChance

    Oct 1, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

    Kevin Stallings

    On Monday night, Brookfield Central High (Wisc.) Riley LaChance became the the third Vanderbilt commit in the last month. He announced his decision via Twitter: Just made the best decision of my life officially committed to Vanderbilt University!! So excited to be apart of the Commodore family!!! — Riley Lachance (@riley_lachance3) October 1, 2013 The…

  5. T.J. Warren slims down, ready for breakout year at N.C. State

    Oct 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    North Carolina State v Miami - ACC Semifinals

    North Carolina State, the preseason favorite in the ACC in 2012-2013, lost Lorenzo Brown, Rodney Purvis, Scott Wood, C.J. Leslie and Richard Howell, also known as last season’s starting five. It looks as if it’s going to be a long year in Raleigh for Mark Gottfried and Co., but the one bright spot could be…

  6. Oregon State suspends Eric Moreland 14 games, Devon Collier for one

    Oct 1, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Devon Collier, Eric Moreland, Askia Booker

    Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson finally provided a timetable for the return of forward Eric Moreland and Devon Collier. The frontcourt duo had been suspended indefinitely in July for violation of team rules, and Robinson said on Tuesday that Collier will be gone one game, though Moreland will miss 14 games. “They know what they’ve…

  7. Despite shutdown, Army, Navy and Air Force still able to practice

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:34 PM EST

    thepassinggame.com

    The shutdown of the US Government had finally crossed a line that many folks will deem unacceptable: it is now affecting football games. This weekend’s game between Air Force and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, has been put on hold and may not be played. Army is due to play Boston College, but a…

  8. Oakland guard Ryan Bass leaves the team

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Greg Kampe, Travis Bader

    The high-octane Oakland Grizzlies offense took a hit on Tuesday, as head coach Greg Kampe put out a short, two sentence release announcing that guard Ryan Bass would be leaving the team due to “reasons unrelated to his athletic participation or academic performance.” Bass, a 5-foot-9 senior, averaged 9.3 points and 2.7 assists as a…

  9. Virginia Tech’s Malik Mueller ruled ineligible this season

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    James Johnson

    Virginia Tech was already staring at the cellar of the loaded ACC this season, and James Johnson’s road to relevance got that much tougher on Monday evening. The school announced that 6-foot-3 freshman Malik Mueller would be ineligible to play this season due to an issue with his academics. “I am extremely disappointed for Malik,…

  10. 2013-14 Season Preview: Top 10 coaches on the hot seat

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    CBI Texas Houston Basketball

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  11. Swiperboy makes a return with ‘Fired Like Kiffin’ (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Jio Fontan, Renaldo Woolridge

    Back when I was running Ballin’ is a Habit, Renaldo Woolridge, aka Swiperboy, was one of the site’s favorite players. The 6-foot-9 then-Tennessee forward dabbled as a rapper, putting out some pretty good songs over professionally made beats. But he briefly retired from rapping in August of 2011 to focus on hoops before he eventually…

  12. Jahii Carson slowed with injury as practice kicks off

    Oct 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Jahii Carson

    There may not be a more valuable player in the country than Jahii Carson, the Arizona State point guard that doubles as a Preseason All-American. Carson is the difference-maker for the Sun Devils. As a freshman, he not only averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists, but he also was the the guy that Herb Sendek…

  13. P.J. Hairston hilariously pranks teammate Marcus Paige (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    P.J. Hairston had a rough summer, but it wasn’t enough to get North Carolina’s leading scorer booted from the team. He may have lost his chance to spend the season in a leadership role for the Tar Heels, but, as Leslie McDonald told Bret Strelow of the Fayetteville Observer, “I can tell you his spirits…

  14. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 24 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Fighting Irish's Brey holds his team back against Eagles during their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  15. Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson expected to miss season after neck surgery

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

    Fresno St Wyoming Basketball

    After suffering a broken neck during a car accident earlier this month, Fresno State sophomore forward Braeden Anderson is recovering and back on campus. Anderson suffered a displacement of the C-5 through C-6 vertebrae and went through two surgeries after the September 3rd collision in which he was a passenger and hit his head on…

  16. Could Josh Smith be immediately eligible for Georgetown?

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Legends Classic - UCLA v Georgia

    Georgetown is facing some questions about its frontcourt as they enter the 2013-14 season. Greg Whittingham is out with a torn ACL and Otto Porter is in a Washington Wizards uniform now, so the Hoyas will rely heavily on junior Mikael Hopkins and senior Nate Lubick to play the bulk of the interior minutes early…

  17. Miami (OH) sophomore guard Willie Moore granted immediate eligibility

    Sep 30, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    John Cooper

    The NCAA has granted Miami (OH) sophomore guard Willie Moore immediate eligibility this season after the Cincinnati-native transferred from Oregon, NBCSports.com has learned. Miami (OH) Associate Athletic Communications Director Angie Renninger confirmed with NBCSports.com that the 6’3″ Moore was granted immediate eligibility this season. RedHawks Head Coach John Cooper is excited about the addition of the…

  18. James Madison sophomore guard Andre Nation suspended first 15 games of season

    Sep 30, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    William Mary James Madison Basketball

    James Madison on Monday announced that sophomore guard Andre Nation has been suspended the first 15 games of the 2013-14 season due to a violation of athletic department policy. According to a release from the university, Nation — the lone returning starter for James Madison this season — will be suspended until the Dukes’ second Colonial…

  19. Clemson freshman guard Patrick Rooks to miss season with a hip injury

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Brad Brownell

    Clemson will have an uphill battle this season in the ACC with no seniors and a very young team and the Tigers were dealt a blow over the weekend as the team announced that freshman guard Patrick Rooks would miss the entire 2013-14 season with a hip injury. According to a release from the team,…

  20. 3,000 students turn out for MSU’s annual Izzone Campout (PHOTOS)

    Sep 30, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    @MSU_Basketball

    The Izzone Campout is an annual rite of passage at Michigan State. Every year, the Spartan student section spends one Friday night out on Munn Field, setting up tents and basketball hoops and grills and everything else a 19 year old college kid could possibly need to get him through a weekend night. The players…