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  1. Report: Utah guard Glen Dean transferring to Idaho

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    P12 Utah California Basketball

    Despite having WAC Player of the Year Kyle Barone the Idaho Vandals managed to win just 12 games in 2012-13, losing to eventual WAC tournament champion New Mexico State in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. So it’s safe to assume that the program was in need of an infusion of talent, especially considering the…

  2. The ten biggest early entry decisions remaining

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    With Gary Harris, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III all announcing that they are going to be returning to school for the 2013-2014 season, here are the ten biggest decisions left to be made in the week and a half until the NBA’s deadline to enter the draft: Adreian Payne, Michigan State: Payne is the…

  3. Rutgers announces financial settlement with former coach Mike Rice

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi And Board Of Governors Chair Ralph Izzo Press Conference

    Two weeks ago, it was believed that Rutgers would owe former head coach Mike Rice nearly $1.1 million as a result of firing him in the aftermath of a player abuse scandal that included profane language and hitting players with basketballs during practices. However on Thursday afternoon it was reported that Rutgers president Robert L.…

  4. Louisville’s Kevin Ware to attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Apr 18, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    KevinWare

    In the aftermath of the terrible leg injury suffered by Louisville guard Kevin Ware, the sophomore was on the receiving end of a great amount of support from people in all walks of life. And in the latest bit of news, Ware will be making two trips to the White House with the first coming…

  5. Central Connecticut State sophomore guard Kyle Vinales to transfer

    Apr 18, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo, Kyle Vinales

    In just two seasons at Central Connecticut State, 6-4 guard Kyle Vinales managed to score more than 1,100 points and was on track to be one of the best players in school history. But those two seasons also ended short of the NCAA tournament, leaving the Detroit native wanting more. That has led to Vinales…

  6. Washington guard C.J. Wilcox to return for senior season

    Apr 18, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilcox, Will Dilorio

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Having lost three of their top four scorers due to graduation, the Washington Huskies could not afford to lose leading scorer C.J. Wilcox to the next level. Wilcox averaged 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds for Lorenzo Romar’s team last season, and…

  7. VIDEO: Jack Cooley proposing to his girlfriend

    Apr 18, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Jack Cooley

    Jack Cooley hasn’t exactly kept the fact that he has a girlfriend a secret. On multiple occasions, Notre Dame’s resident big fella was caught by the cameras postgame planting a smooch on the lips of Jackie Oberlander. They have reportedly been dating for three-and-a-half years, but perhaps what convinced him that Jackie was the one…

  8. VIDEO: Why Murray, KY, is everything that’s great about college hoops

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Murray, KY, is college basketball. A town of around 18,000 in the southwestern part of the state — Murray is just north of the Tennessee border and closer to Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas than it is Louisville or Lexington — Murray is obsessed with their Murray State Racers. Think about it like this: the town…

  9. Report: Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III to return to school

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    Michigan State got great news earlier on Thursday when Gary Harris announced that he would be returning to school, and now it’s Ann Arbor’s turn to celebrate. Mitch McGary, the break out star of the 2013 NCAA tournament, and Glenn Robinson III will both be returning to school, according to a report from CBSSports.com. They…

  10. Gary Harris is returning to Michigan State

    Apr 18, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

    Gary Harris

    Michigan State got some big news on Thursday afternoon as star freshman Gary Harris has announced that he will be returning to school for his sophomore season. He would have been a first round pick had he decided to enter the draft, potentially sneaking up into the lottery.  “Playing in the NBA is definitely a…

  11. Brittney Griner acknowledges she’s a lesbian, says ‘just be who you are’

    Apr 18, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    Brittney Griner was selected with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft on Tuesday night, and in a series of interviews she conducted on Wednesday, Griner acknowledged that she is a lesbian. Griner said that she’s been out, but Wednesday was the first time that she has talked about it so candidly and publicly.…

  12. Richard Pitino lands his first recruit at Minnesota

    Apr 18, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    DaquanMcNeil

    Minnesota’s new head coach Richard Pitino landed his first recruit this week, as Daquein McNeil committed to the Gophers. McNeil is a 6-foot-3 Baltimore native that played his prep school ball at Vermont Academy. Rivals lists him as a three-star recruit, and he had initially committed to play for Pitino at Florida International. McNeil is…

  13. Report: Villanova’s Tony Chennault to transfer … again

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    Villanova point guard Tony Chennault is reportedly transferring out of the program, according to Jeff Goodman. Chennault left Wake Forest last offseason to transfer closer to his Philly home, and he was granted a waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to become immediately eligible. Chennault likely would not be getting a waiver again this…

  14. Report: Eddie Jordan to Rutgers close to finalized

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Eddie Jordan and Rutgers will be meeting this afternoon to finalize a contract that would bring the former Scarlet Knight guard and current Los Angeles Laker assistant back to his alma mater to try to rebuild the program, according to a report from Tom Luicci of NJ.com. He will be meeting with the university president…

  15. Hawaii announces addition of Missouri transfer Negus Webster-Chan

    Apr 17, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Charles Carmouche, Negus Webster-Chan

    Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold announced an important addition to the program Wednesday evening, as Missouri transfer Negus Webster-Chan will transfer to the Big West school. A 6-7 guard from Scarborough, Ontario, Webster-Chan averaged 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest for the Tigers as a freshman. In his 32 games of action Webster-Chan averaged…

  16. Arizona forward Grant Jerrett entering NBA Draft

    Apr 17, 2013, 10:42 PM EDT

    Grant Jerrett

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Before the 2012-13 season began there were questions in regards to whether or not any of the three McDonald’s All-American big men joining the Arizona program would develop into a “one and done” player. As the season rolled along the three…

  17. UIC gives head coach Howard Moore three-year contract extension

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Howard Moore

    After winning a grand total of 15 games in Howard Moore’s first two seasons as head coach UIC made an impressive leap in the right direction, improving their win total from last season by ten games in 2012-13. On the heels of the Flames’ 18-16 campaign (7-9 Horizon League) the school rewarded Moore with a…

  18. The Hype: Top three picks in the WNBA Draft (VIDEO)

    Apr 17, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    The top three picks in this year’s WNBA Draft, Brittney Griner (Phoenix), Elena Delle Donne (Chicago) and Skylar Diggins (Tulsa), visited “The Crossover” set to discuss their draft day experiences. Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.

  19. Cincinnati extends Mick Cronin’s contract through 2017-18 season

    Apr 17, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Mick Cronin

    In his first four seasons as head coach at Cincinnati the sailing wasn’t exactly smooth for head coach Mick Cronin, whose teams were unable to reach either the 20-win plateau or the NCAA tournament. Cronin’s Bearcats have reached the NCAA tournament in each of their last three seasons, winning at least 22 games in each…

  20. George Mason redshirt junior forward Paris Bennett to transfer

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    George Mason Athletics

    George Mason announced Wednesday afternoon that redshirt junior forward Paris Bennett, who is on course to graduate with a degree in sports management next month, will look to finish his collegiate career at another school. Due to his pending graduation, the 6-6 forward from Linden, N.J. will be eligible immediately at another four-year school provided…