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  1. Pac-12 launches campaign to get fans to drop DirecTV

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

    Sean Miler

    The Pac-12 Conference and DirecTV are currently in stiff talks for the satellite provider to carry its Pac-12 Network. Looks like things have melted down to the point where the conference is throwing barbs. Hard ones. The Pac-12 is trying to convince fans of teams in the conference to drop DirecTV. That way, fans with…

  2. Report: DC Assault president Curtis Malone arrested in DEA heroin investigation

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

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    Curtis Malone is the co-founder and president of one of the most high-profile AAU basketball programs in the country, the DC Assault. Michael Beasley, Keith Bogans, Nolan Smith, DerMarr Johnson and Jeff Green are just a few of the alumni that the Assault have sent through the college ranks and onto the NBA. Malone is…

  3. Report: Wichita State wants in on the season-opening quadruple-header in Dallas

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Gonzaga v Wichita State

    Getting to the Final Four as a program from a mid-major conference is great for just about everyone involved. Coaches get raises to keep them around while administrators celebrate an increase in donations and applications. Players see their popularity skyrocket on campus while some even get some special attention from NBA scouts and the folks…

  4. Isaiah Austin’s shoulder recovery ‘ahead of … schedule’

    Aug 12, 2013, 1:21 PM EST

    Isaiah Austin

    No conference had a more beneficial spring than the Big 12. Marcus Smart made the decision to return to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season, which immediately propelled the Cowboys into the top ten in most preseason rankings. For a while, that decision also seemed to make the Pokes the favorite in the conference, but…

  5. Patric Young working out … on the football field? (VIDEO)

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    Patric Young may be the strongest player, pound-for-pound, in college basketball. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you may think that Young was simply an import from Florida’s football team. Young, whose father played tight end at Bethune-Cookman, has been a die-hard Gator fan his entire life, and over the weekend, Florida released…

  6. Report: JuCo forward Rashaun Stimage commits to DePaul

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    DePaul has added their first piece to the 2014 recruiting class, as Rashaun Stimage committed to the program late on Sunday night. Our Scott Phillips was the first to report the news. Stimage is an athletic, 6-foot-7 JuCo forward. A three-star recruit in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals, Stimage ended up going to…

  7. ESPN is (slowly) releasing the Tip-Off Marathon schedule today

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

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    ESPN’s annual Tip-Off Marathon is always one of my favorite events of the college basketball season. If you don’t know what it is … well … you truly are missing out. For about 28 straight hours, ESPN airs college basketball games, with games tipping all the way in Hawaii in the wee hours of the…

  8. Defending the three-point line a key for Arizona in 2013-14

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:17 PM EST

    Sean Miller

    In Sean Miller’s three seasons as head coach at Arizona prior to the 2012-13 campaign, the Wildcats routinely ranked among the nation’s best when it came to defending the three-point line. After limiting opponents to 31.3% shooting from deep in his first season (ranking 50th nationally), Arizona landed in the Top 5 of that stat…

  9. Despite recent hoops success, FGCU dealing with conference instability

    Aug 11, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

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    In the weeks following Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16, things were looking good for the Atlantic Sun Conference. Seemingly far away from the influence of big-time college football that’s changed the way in which college athletics is shaped, the league looked ready to take full advantage of its recent on-court success. But…

  10. Will a stronger hometown flavor improve Charlotte’s basketball hopes?

    Aug 11, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Terrence Williams

    In many of the nation’s basketball hotbeds, a point of emphasis for college basketball coaches is to keep their area’s top talents home. In Charlotte that’s been a task far easier said than done however, as many players have decided to play their college basketball elsewhere. But things may be changing for Alan Major’s program,…

  11. Keith Appling will determine Michigan State’s fate in 2013-14

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:49 PM EST

    Michigan State v Duke

    With Adreian Payne’s decision to return to East Lansing for his senior season and rising sophomore guard Gary Harris finally at 100% after dealing with a shoulder issue for much of the 2012-13 season, Michigan State has the look of a national title contender as we approach the start of fall classes. But if the…

  12. Shooting guard Nick Babb becomes Arkansas’ third 2014 commit

    Aug 11, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Arkansas Razorbacks Anderson looks on as his team takes on the LSU Tigers during the first round of the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    Having already received verbal commitments from in-state products Anton Beard and Trey Thompson, Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson hopped across the border into Texas for the Razorbacks’ third 2014 commitment. On Saturday 6-4 shooting guard Nick Babb (James Martin H.S., Arlington, Tex.) announced via Twitter his decision to attend the SEC school, picking Arkansas over…

  13. Drake receives verbal commitment from PG Reed Timmer

    Aug 11, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

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    First year Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti received a verbal commitment from Reed Timmer, a point guard from New Berlin, WI, on Sunday morning. Timmer is a 6-foot-1 strong point guard with an exceptional shot, but his game extends further than just scoring the basketball. Although he averaged nearly 25 points per game during his…

  14. Peyton Siva trick shot at the NBA rookie photo shoot

    Aug 11, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

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    What do you expect a bunch of the most highly decorated and talented NBA rookies to do during the rookie photo shoot? Crazy trick shots while catching them on camera, of course. Former Louisville guard Peyton Siva wows his peers by dropping home a blind one-handed shot from halfcourt. Needless to say Ben McLemore was…

  15. San Diego State picks up first 2014 commit in PG Kevin Zabo

    Aug 11, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    247sports.com

    Steve Fisher received good news on Saturday when highly touted point guard Kevin Zabo made a verbal commitment to play at San Diego State. Zabo, who is from Sherbrooke, Quebec and represented his native country at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania this summer, will soon become acclimated with a warmer climate after having…

  16. St. Joseph’s looking to play faster, more aggressive

    Aug 11, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

    Phil Martelli, Chris Wilson

    Practices and workouts during the summer months, and trips abroad to Europe along with other parts of the world — Division 1 teams are permitted to take trips abroad during the summer once every four years — are welcome opportunities for coaches and players to gel with one another and bond off of the basketball…

  17. Former UAB Forward Herb Harrison a late addition to Maine’s 2013 class

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    After spending a year at Southwest Mississippi Community College following his freshman season at UAB, Herb Harrison will head north to continue his basketball career at the Division 1 level for Ted Woodward at Maine. The 6-foot-8 forward hails from Marietta, GA, and was a part of Mike Davis’ 2011 recruiting class at UAB. As…

  18. Lafayette lands 6’5″ valedictorian candidate

    Aug 10, 2013, 10:11 PM EST

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    Big guard Eric Stafford had the skills to garner an offer from La Salle, a program on the rise coming off of a Sweet 16 appearance. He also had the grades to play for Ivy League schools, but didn’t feel he could afford to pay his own way in the Ancient Eight. The ideal solution…

  19. Rutgers renovates RAC ahead of Big Ten debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    South Florida v Rutgers

    The Rutgers Athletic Center is getting an upgrade as the school prepares for its close-up as a new member of the Big Ten conference. It’s a rare positive report from the school that has battled North Carolina and the P.J. Hairston mess for “worst off-season news headlines” this year. New AD Julie Hermann, who played…

  20. Report: Indiana offers Isaiah Whitehead

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

    Isaiah Whitehead

    When James Blackmon, Jr. rescinded his verbal commitment to Indiana, Tom Crean wasted no time looking for a replacement. And, if you’re Indiana, a replacement means one of the most coveted guards in the class of 2014. Per Hoosier-centric blog Inside the Hall, Crean officially offered New Yorker Isaiah Whitehead a scholarship on Friday night.…