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  1. Purdue forward Donnie Hale transfers to Division II Bellarmine

    Sep 27, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

    Gabriel Olaseni, Donnie Hale

    Turns out that even with practices beginning today, there’s still some room for player movement to take place. On Friday Purdue announced that redshirt sophomore forward Donnie Hale has decided to transfer. A native of New Albany, Ind., Hale averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 2012-13. Hale started eight of the 32…

  2. Violation of team rule sidelines Washington State PG Danny Lawhorn

    Sep 27, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Washington State Athletics

    It’s been argued many times over that the point guard position is the most important in college basketball, with successful teams generally having a solid option at the position. Washington State didn’t have that luxury last season, and while DaVonte’ Lacy, Mike Ladd and Royce Woolridge all had their moments the Cougars’ lack of stability…

  3. Appalachian State responds regarding status of Devonte Graham

    Sep 27, 2013, 2:28 PM EST

    Jason Capel

    The case of one-time Appalachian State signee Devonte Graham is certainly an interesting one, with the player looking to be released from his National Letter of Intent and the school refusing to honor this request. The school’s reasoning behind its decision centers around its belief that Graham was tampered with after signing the NLI, thus…

  4. College Hoops is here! Official practices start today

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to college basketball season. Thanks to a rule change implemented this season, official practices now begin a full six weeks before the first day that teams are allowed to schedule games. And with the real season kicking off on November 8th, that means that today, September 27th — a point in…

  5. Top 25 Countdown: Others Receiving Votes

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    UCLA v Arizona State

    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…

  6. Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson focuses on recovery, return to the court

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

    Fresno St Wyoming Basketball

    On September 3 Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson was involved in a car accident that left him with a displacement of his C-5 through C-6 vertebrae. Luckily for Anderson no damage was done to his spinal cord but the effects of the accident left him unable to swallow or eat for nearly two weeks, resulting…

  7. Michigan State basketball a family affair for the Valentine brothers

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    Drew Valentine, Denzel Valentine

    The Michigan State Spartans open the 2013-14 season as one of the early favorites to reach the Final Four, thanks to the return of the majority of their rotation from last season’s Sweet 16 squad and the presence of head coach Tom Izzo. One key component will be sophomore guard Denzel Valentine, who averaged 5.0…

  8. CBT’s 2013 All Name Power Rankings

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    LKK

    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. For a schedule of our previews for the month, click here. We’re doing things a little differently this year.…

  9. NBCSports.com Season Preview Schedule

    Sep 27, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    Book mark this page for easy browsing and navigation, as links to every preview will be added as they get posted. To follow along with our Top 25 Countdown, click here. For a link to all of our Season Previews, click here. Fri. 9/27: (all times eastern) All-Name Team Midnight Madness Top 25: Others Receiving…

  10. NCAA rules Arizona forward Zach Peters eligible to play immediately

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:47 PM EST

    Arizona Athletics

    With the start of practices being less than 24 hours away, college basketball coaches would be best served if they know who will be available for the first official practices of the new season. That wasn’t the case for Arizona head coach Sean Miller, who had yet to hear from the NCAA regarding the status…

  11. Expected settlements leave NCAA as lone defendant in O’Bannon lawsuit (UPDATED)

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:43 PM EST

    NCAA_Logo

    And then there was one defendant remaining in the lawsuit against the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) filed by a number of former college athletes. On Thursday it was reported that EA Sports, which also announced that it will not produce its popular college football video game next season, and the CLC…

  12. 2014 forward Michael Gilmore becomes VCU’s fourth verbal commitment

    Sep 26, 2013, 7:47 PM EST

    Shaka Smart

    With two of their three seniors entering the 2013-14 season being big men Juvonte Reddic and Terrance Shannon, the VCU Rams have some room for new additions in the front court. Thursday afternoon it was reported by multiple outlets that head coach Shaka Smart received a fourth verbal commitment in the 2014 class in the…

  13. Baylor center Isaiah Austin cleared following offseason shoulder surgery

    Sep 26, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    2013 NIT Championship - Semifinals

    After posting averages of 13.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game as a freshman, Baylor center Isaiah Austin was a player some expected to move on to the professional ranks. But Austin decided to return to Waco for his sophomore season, with an injured shoulder impacting the decision-making process. In early May…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…