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  1. ‘It’s gotta be the shoes?’ Players use designs to show off personality

    Oct 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    University of Miami guard Rion Brown reacts after hitting a free throw late in the game against the University of Illinois during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” Those are the famous words of Deion Sanders, and while college…

  2. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 22 New Mexico Lobos

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Kendall Williams

    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…

  3. Florida awaiting medical clearance for Will Yeguete, Eli Carter

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EST

    Michigan v Florida

    While many college basketball programs have already begun practicing, taking advantage of the new NCAA rule that allows schools to get going 42 days before their season opener (having 30 practices to use), the Florida Gators have yet to hold their first full practice. Head coach Billy Donovan made the decision to wait until October…

  4. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim no fan of paying student-athletes

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:23 PM EST

    Syracuse Orange head coach Boeheim watches his team play the Michigan Wolverines in the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four basketball game in Atlanta

    With the O’Bannon lawsuit gaining some momentum in the form of EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company deciding to settle with the plaintiffs the concept of student-athlete compensation (beyond what those on scholarship currently receive) has been discussed with greater frequency in recent weeks. On one side of the equation are those who see…

  5. Oregon may not have a commitment from 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo (UPDATED)

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

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    (UPDATE: After the news broke on Wednesday night that Kasongo had picked the Ducks over UConn, the big man tweeted out the following: I am still undecided, and haven't made a commitment yet. I need more time to think about this and will decide where I go later on this week. — Ray Kasongo (@RayKasongo32)…

  6. Kansas State PG Jevon Thomas won’t be eligible until December 21

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    Kansas State Athletics

    With point guard Angel Rodriguez deciding to transfer after posting averages of 11.4 points and 5.2 assists per game last season, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber needed an answer at the point as his Wildcats look to at the very least duplicate their accomplishment of winning a share of the Big 12 regular season…

  7. Second ACL tear ends career of Colorado State guard Jesse Carr

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    Colorado State University's Carr fights to get his shot off under pressure from Murray State University's Canaan during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville

    Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season Colorado State guard Jesse Carr, who posted averages of 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a redshirt junior, was expected to be valuable piece for Larry Eustachy’s Rams. But a torn ACL changed that, requiring Carr to sit out the entire 2012-13 season. Carr…

  8. Pictures, video of record 650 tents camping out for Big Blue Madness (VIDEO)

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    @kentuckyhouse

    The first thing that you’ll learn when covering college basketball is that you should never, ever underestimate the passion — and insanity — of Kentucky basketball fans. This morning at 5 a.m., fans were allowed to begin camping out for a spot in line to get a voucher for a ticket to Big Blue Madness.…

  9. Attorney that helped create NFL free agency backs athlete’s fight against NCAA

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:06 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The push for change with the NCAA has never been as strong as it has this summer, with issues such as Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA and the All Players United (APU) push that we saw last weekend in college football. The latest development is that Jeffery Kessler, a powerful attorney and partner in Winston…

  10. Programs on the rise and the decline heading into 2013-2014

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Getty Images

    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 for the…

  11. Andy Kennedy: ‘With Marshall things get sensationalized'; he’s right

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Marshall Henderson has still not spoken to the media since he was suspended on July 10th, but his head coach Andy Kennedy has taken multiple opportunities to publicly support his best player. Henderson was one of the most polarizing players in the country during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 20.1 points for a team that…

  12. Kansas State lands Stephen Hurt, prized Junior College recruit

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:42 AM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein, Stephen Hurt

    Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber landed a commitment from one of the best Junior College recruits in the country on Tuesday night, as Stephen Hurt made a pledge to head to Manhattan. Just committed to Kansas State!!!! — Stephen Hurt (@Swagga_Steve41) October 2, 2013 Hurt spent his freshman season at Lipscomb, where he averaged…

  13. Trey Kell commits to San Diego State

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - North Carolina State v San Diego State

    San Diego State added a second commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday night, as Trey Kell, one of the best scoring guards on the west coast, committed to Steve Fisher and the Aztecs. The decision wasn’t much of a surprise. Kell’s decision reportedly came down to SDSU and Vanderbilt, and the Commodores have…

  14. Michigan gets a commitment from top 30 wing Kameron Chatman

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:48 AM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    Michigan shocked the college basketball world on Tuesday night when they picked up a commitment from Kameron Chatman, a top 30 recruit, according to Rivals. Chatman, a Portland, OR, native, picked the Wolverines over Oregon, USC and Arizona, among others. He had just taken his final official visit to Arizona this past weekend, but John…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…