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  1. Nebraska sets Bone Marrow Awareness Day for Sunday

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    The Nebraska basketball program is taking advantage of the NABC Suits and Sneakers weekend by teaming up with the American Cancer Society on Sunday when the Huskers host Minnesota in a Big Ten contest Fans and students are encouraged to help the Huskers and the American Cancer Society in their ways to raise awareness for…

  2. Assigned Reading: Sports Illustrated’s ‘The art of the steal’

    Jan 25, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Fuquan Edwin, Russ Smith

    I really enjoyed “The art of the steal” by Sports Illustrated‘s Brian Hamilton on Thursday, which broke down many of the nation’s best at producing steals. The piece takes an in-depth look into the thought process and methodology of players such as Jordan Adams at UCLA, Briante Weber at VCU, Fuquan Edwin at Seton Hall and…

  3. Pregame Shootaround: Battle for Michigan headlines a busy Saturday of hoops

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Portland v Michigan State

    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State (7 p.m., ESPN) Michigan State may be playing this game in the Breslin Center, but it’s hard to see a way that the Spartans will be considered a favorite heading into this game. We already know they are going to be without Branden Dawson,…

  4. Stony Brook hangs on against Vermont, moves to 6-0 in America East

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell Stony Brook

    With the top two teams in the America East doing battle, it should come as no surprise that this one came down to the final possessions. What may have been a surprise, however, is Stony Brook relinquishing a 17 point lead with 16 minutes remaining, and nearly giving the game away at the end with…

  5. Russ Smith escorts high school freshman for her homecoming court

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    Stories like this make you smile. Russ Smith was attending a high school basketball game because he’s good friends with Dean Baumert — a former student manager at Louisville — who is now an assistant coach with Eastern High School. It just so happened that the high school game was part of a double-header, so Smith…

  6. Syracuse University details vision for a new 44,000 seat sports arena

    Jan 24, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    How many years does the storied Carrier Dome have left in it? Syracuse University is still in the early stages of mulling over plans for building a new 44,000 seat sports arena, but assuming the vision of the university is brought to fruition, it would take roughly four years for the construction of the stadium…

  7. Robert Morris suspends four members of men’s basketball team indefinitely

    Jan 24, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

    Robert Morris

    News broke earlier today that Robert Morris has indefinitely suspended four members of the men’s basketball team, including freshman standout Jeremiah Worthem. Along with Worthem, freshman Briton Lee, sophomore Evan Grey, and Shaire Tolson-Ford have been suspended. Craig Meyer was the first to report the news. RMU athletic director Craig Coleman said in a statement: “Student-athletes at Robert…

  8. Jay Bilas on Florida’s Chris Walker’s eligibility: “I don’t think it’s any of the NCAA’s business”

    Jan 24, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Chris Walker, Jarell Martin

    Has there been a more talked about player in college basketball this season who hasn’t stepped foot on the floor other than Chris Walker? Doubtful. The saga of Walker’s eligibility at Florida continues to grow. Walker wasn’t officially accepted into the school until mid-December. Yet, despite his enrollment, the NCAA has declared him ineligible to…

  9. Dartmouth’s Gabas Maldunas will miss rest of season with a torn ACL

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Gabas Maldunas

    Dartmouth’s Gabas Maldunas will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL to his right knee suffered in practice, the school announced this past Wednesday. Maldunas, who is the Big Green’s leading scorer and rebounder, was having a standout season and a big reason for Dartmouth’s improved play from last year. The…

  10. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: America East clash highlights light slate

    Jan 24, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    pikiell

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Vermont at Stony Brook, 9:00 p.m. EST (ESPNU) Just two teams remain undefeated in America East play and it’s the two teams many expected to be the leading contenders to win the conference title back in the preseason. And with tonight’s schedule boasting just six games this is a good opportunity…

  11. Basketball community bands together in support of Akron director of basketball ops Dan Peters

    Jan 24, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

    Akron Athletics

    In mid-December Akron director of basketball operations Dan Peters went on leave after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, leaving the Zips without a man who has more than three decades of coaching experience at the college level. With this being Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” weekend, the event takes on added meaning for Keith…

  12. Georgetown’s Joshua Smith to miss remainder of season for academic reasons

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

    smith

    After playing in six games at UCLA last season, center Joshua Smith made the decision to transfer and ultimately landed at Georgetown. And in a surprising twist the NCAA granted the 6-foot-10 Smith immediate eligibility, and despite his weight issues the big man was expected to potentially help the Hoyas make a return to the…

  13. Tyler Ennis, Jabari Parker among nine on midseason Tisdale Award list

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    One day after releasing its midseason list for the Oscar Robertson Award, which is given to the best player in college basketball, the United State Basketball Writers Association released its midseason list for the Wayman Tisdale Award. The Tisdale Award is annually give to the nation’s best freshman as voted upon by members of the…

  14. Iowa Supreme Court denies request to remove Bubu Palo from Iowa State roster

    Jan 24, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

    bubu palo

    On Wednesday it was reported by Bryce Miller of the Des Moines Register that, acting on behalf of the Iowa Board of Regents, the state attorney general filed a motion requesting that the Iowa Supreme Court issue an immediate stay on the ruling of a Webster County judge that senior guard Bubu Palo be allowed…

  15. Big 12, Missouri Valley refs reminded about new points of emphasis

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    Much was made about the new points of emphasis in college basketball during non-conference play, with the move to encourage more freedom of movement for offensive players resulting in not only higher scoring games but higher foul counts as well. But there was a question that lingered during the months of November and December: would…

  16. UCLA needs Tony Parker to build on career night

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    parker

    Last summer UCLA forward Tony Parker arrived on campus as part of one of the nation’s best recruiting classes, with the expectation that he and his classmates (Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad) would be able to lead the Bruins back to prominence. While UCLA did manage to win the Pac-12 regular season title…

  17. Weekend Preview: The Battle for Michigan marred by injury

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State, Sat. 7:00 p.m. Michigan State may be playing this game in the Breslin Center, but it’s hard to see a way that the Spartans will be considered a favorite heading into this game. We already know they are going to be without Branden…

  18. The Secondary Break: Friday’s Links

    Jan 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    The Forgotten Little Big Man of College Basketball (Deadspin) With the Wooden and Robertson award midseason lists being released over the last two days, there has been a great amount of discussion regarding who made the cut and who didn’t. One player not on either list is USCB big man Alan Williams, who has been…

  19. Late Night Snacks: No. 17 Ohio State snaps four-game skid

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT

    reveno

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Portland 114, BYU 110 (3OT) Portland has now beaten both Gonzaga and BYU at home this season, and their win over the Cougars may stand as one of the best games of the season when we reach early April. Tyler Haws, whose 48 points were the most scored in a WCC…

  20. Oregon loses fifth straight, to Washington, after 13-0 start

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:44 AM EDT

    altman

    Dana Altman tried to make a change. He shuffled his starting lineup, bring Jonathan Loyd off the bench and starting Dominic Artis. He mixed up his defenses, using more 2-3 zone and even using a box-and-one on a couple of possessions. He tried to snap Oregon out of their funk. And it didn’t work. The…