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  1. Sprained left shoulder to sideline Indiana freshman center Luke Fischer

    Sep 26, 2013, 5:22 PM EST

    Indiana Athletics

    Just three days after announcing that freshman wing Troy Williams would be sidelined due to an injured right hand, Indiana announced on Thursday that fellow freshman Luke Fischer would be out for a “few weeks” after spraining his left shoulder in a scrimmage. Fischer, who earned Mr. Basketball and Gatorade state Player of the Year…

  2. P.J. Hairston cleared to practice at North Carolina, but when will he play?

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    It goes without saying that North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston experienced an eventful offseason. Traffic stops, a reported connection to a nefarious character who goes by the nickname of “Fats” and questions regarding vehicles driven by Hairston ultimately led to head coach Roy Williams making the decision in late July to suspend the Tar…

  3. Former Old Dominion guard Donte Hill signs a contract in … Kazakhstan

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

    George Mason Old Dominion Basketball

    Donte Hill caused a minor uproar across the college basketball world when the NCAA denied his appeal to play for Old Dominion this season. Hill played eight minutes in a secret scrimmage for Clemson back in 2010, but decided to leave the program and transfer to ODU afterwards. The NCAA ruled that those eight minutes…

  4. If reports are true, it’s time for Jason Capel to release Devonte Graham

    Sep 26, 2013, 1:49 PM EST

    Jason Capel

    By now, you should all know that the National Letter of Intent system is incredibly unfair for the athletes that are forced to sign it. Devonte’ Graham is the latest example. Graham is a point guard from Raliegh that played for the Garner Road AAU program and, last September, committed to go to Appalachian State.…

  5. Jim Delany, Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard spark more pay-for-play debate

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    JimDelany

    In what has become a now-daily occurrence, a well-known member of the college athletics establishment said something for or against paying collegiate athletes, which subsequently turned into a war of words on my twitter feed between the folks that want to see the labor force get a bigger cut of the profits from college athletics…

  6. PG Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, No. 61 in 2014, commits to Michigan State

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

    NY2LAsports

    Michigan State not only made a much-needed point guard addition on Thursday morning, but the program added a young man certainly bound for multiple appearances on the all-name team. Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, a 5-foot-10 native of the Bahamas and the No. 61 player in the Class of 2014, committed to Tom Izzo and the…

  7. JJ Moore granted a waiver to play this season at Rutgers

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:26 AM EST

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    Rutgers got some big news on Thursday morning, as Pitt transfer JJ Moore was given a waiver by the NCAA which will allow him to play immediately for the Scarlett Knights. He’s the second player transferring into the program that was given a waiver by the NCAA. Last month, Kerwin Okoro got the news that…

  8. Oakland center Raphael Carter to miss 2013-2014

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:54 AM EST

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    Oakland center Raphael Carter will sit out this season after it was discovered that the 6-foot-9 senior diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), the school announced on Thursday morning. Carter will undergo surgery in December so he won’t miss any class time. “I’m disappointed that we won’t have Raphael (Carter),” said Oakland head coach Greg…

  9. Construction of new home for Naismith’s basketball rules delayed until next spring

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EST

    naismith

    Dr. James Naismith’s official rules to the game of basketball are incredibly valuable, with Kansas alumnus David Booth paying a staggering $4.3 million for the document in a 2010 auction. However, instead of keeping the rules for himself Booth made the decision to donate the rules to his beloved alma mater. Booth made the donation…

  10. South Carolina assistant Matt Figger promoted to associate head coach

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:08 PM EST

    South Carolina Athletics

    While the experienced Perry Clark was added to the South Carolina coaching staff in the aftermath of Brad Underwood’s departure (he accepted the head coaching job at Stephen F. Austin), head coach Frank Martin had yet to name a replacement as his associate head coach. Wednesday the school announced that assistant Matt Figger has been…

  11. 2014 center Ben Lammers verbally commits to Georgia Tech

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:44 PM EST

    Brian Gregory

    Less than a week after narrowing his list of possible schools to three, 2014 center Ben Lammers has verbally committed to attend Georgia Tech according to Scout.com (subscription required). Lammers, who attends Alamo Heights HS in San Antonio, chose Brian Gregory’s program over fellow ACC school Miami and Marquette. The 6-foot-10 Lammers, considered to be…

  12. Villanova promotes Baker Dunleavy to associate head coach

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EST

    Villanova Athletics

    With associate head coach Billy Lange making the move to the Philadelphia 76ers coaching staff, Villanova head coach Jay Wright had a position to fill just days before schools are allowed to officially begin team practices. With Kyle Neptune, who served as the program’s video coordinator from 2008-10 rejoining the staff as an assistant, Villanova…

  13. UConn Board of Trustees approve final construction budget for basketball center

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant

    Since the late-1990s, when television contracts began their steady climb to the astronomical levels they reside at today, sport-specific facilities have gained popularity amongst the nation’s richest college programs. In college basketball the need to have your own facility has become even more important, with the presence of such a setup becoming a selling point…

  14. Top 100 prospect Makinde London commits to Xavier

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    Chris Mack

    When the realignment dominoes fell more than a few people wondered what would happen with the reconstituted Big East, especially in regards to the caliber of prospect the ten schools would be able to recruit. Well the conference has done quite well for itself on the recruiting trail this offseason, and on Wednesday Xavier landed…

  15. Louisville basketball players three times more valuable than Texas football players

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:42 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Every once in a while you’ll see studies come out that estimate the value of collegiate athletes to the program that they are a part of, and Business Insider did exactly that this week. The way they broke it down was to take the total revenue generated by a school’s football program and multiply it…

  16. Florida is the fifth best hoops program in the country? Please

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    Billy Donovan

    Earlier today, the folks over at ESPN Insider put together a list of the college basketball futures. Essentially, they ranked who they believed would be the Top 25 programs in the country over the course of the next three seasons based on five categories: Coaching, Current Talent, Recruiting, Program Power and Stability. And, not surprisingly,…

  17. Stanley Johnson, Rivals No. 3 in Class of 2014, mixtape (VIDEO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:42 PM EST

    Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon

    My favorite player in the Class of 2014 to watch on over the course of the summer was Stanley Johnson, a 6-foot-5 wing out of California that plays for the Oakland Soldiers. Johnson is the No. 3 player in the class and is being courted by the likes of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida. He’s…

  18. Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena damaged by flooding (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:39 AM EST

    @nwarobbie

    Arkansas has one of the best home court advantages in the country, but it will be a little while before the Razorbacks can get back into their own gym. There were heavy rains in Fayetteville last week Bud Walton Arena was flooded, causing some damage to the court. From the Arkansas News: ‚ÄúThis past Friday,…

  19. North Carolina to wear custom, camo version of the XX8 (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    Darren Rovell

    Jordans are the most popular and in demand shoe in the country. Every year, the Jordan brand releases a new model of the shoe — we’re up to the Jordan XX8 this year — and every year people wait in line for hours (or days) just to be able to spend a few hundred bucks…

  20. Josh Pastner: ‘We have a long way to go’

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EST

    Memphis Tigers Head Coach Pastner talks with Johnson and Black during a time out during the first half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    Josh Pastner has a highly-touted recruiting class, couple that with recent news that Missouri transfer Michael Dixon is eligible to play this season, and Memphis once again has high expectations in the preseason. Though, during Monday’s media session, Pastner made it clear that for all the potential this team has, still has a lot of…