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  1. Boot camp serves as valuable leadership experience for Missouri

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Missouri v Colorado State

    Whether it’s for the physical conditioning or the teamwork exercises, more college basketball teams have made use of boot camps in recent years. The latest program to jump on board is Missouri, which trained with the Missouri National Guard with an eye towards establishing team leaders after their starting point guard (Phil Pressey) left school…

  2. Assigned Reading: The cautionary tale of Korleone Young

    Sep 19, 2013, 7:37 PM EST

    Augusta Chronicle

    Earlier this week NCAA President Mark Emmert discussed the idea of possibly allowing players to enter the NBA Draft directly out of high school. Of course, the fact of the matter is that this decision rests in the hands of the NBA (its owners and players’ association would have to negotiate this as part of…

  3. Seton Hall fan celebrates Isaiah Whitehead’s commitment with Gatorade bath (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:23 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    While much of the attention regarding recruiting is focused on the players and the programs they commit to (as it should be), fan reactions can also be eye-catching. Of course there are the angry types who react to their favorite team missing out on a prospect as a spoiled child would, albeit with a lot…

  4. Preseason preparations include hot yoga sessions for Iowa State

    Sep 19, 2013, 5:29 PM EST

    Georges Niang

    Fred Hoiberg’s Iowa State Cyclones were one Aaron Craft shot away from taking Ohio State to overtime in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 last season. Alas, Craft’s clutch shot fell and it was the Buckeyes, not Iowa State, who booked tickets to Los Angeles for the West regional semifinals as a result. With four…

  5. Stephen Zimmerman mixtape, No. 2 Class of 2015 (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    Stephen Zimmerman is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2015. He’s a versatile, 6-foot-11 big man that blocks shots, makes threes and throws behind the back passes. Mixtapes are about as effective method of scouting as whatever it is that Michael Jordan does to prepare for the draft, but it’s pretty easy to…

  6. Isaiah Whitehead, No. 14 in Class of 2014, commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After a wild recruitment that saw some fireworks down the stretch, the latest in a long line of Brooklyn-bred, Lincoln HS stars finally announced where he would be attending school on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to announce that I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” Isaiah Whitehead, the No. 14 recruit in Rivals…

  7. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EST

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…

  8. Michigan students only used 46% of purchased student tickets

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Michigan basketball has been on a massive upswing since they began the 2010-2011 season 1-6 in league play. The Wolverines ended up making the tournament and reaching the Round of 32 in 2011. They won a share of the Big Ten title in 2012. They made the National Title game in 2013 while sending the…

  9. Final Four selection process for 2017-2020 has begun, will remain in domes

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    On Thursday morning, the NCAA sent out a release formally announcing that the bidding process for the 2017-2020 Final Fours has begun. Here’s the timeline for the selection process, which takes over a year: October 11th: Cities that want to make a bid on a Final Four must declare their intent to. November 15th: A draft budget,…

  10. Air Force to try to raise $30,000 to donate to Colorado flood relief efforts

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

    Dave Pilipovich

    The rain may have stopped out in Colorado, but the full extent of the damage from last week’s brutal flooding is still being determined. The good news? The number of people unaccounted for is as low as 200, as electricity has been restored to some regions and rescuers have reached some stranded victims. The bad…

  11. Timelapse of JMU’s new court being painted is awesome (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:09 AM EST

    jmucourt-com

    James Madison unveiled their new court a couple of weeks back to mixed reviews. Selling two massive bulldogs wearing crowns with fangs revealed is a tough thing to do. But regardless of how you feel about their court in general, watching it get painted is pretty awesome. That is not an easy, or quick, process.

  12. Hartford’s John Gallagher receives contract extension through 2018

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:40 AM EST

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    Despite an overall record of 17-14 (10-6 America East), the 2012-13 season was a historic one for the Hartford Hawks. Why? The program made its first-ever postseason appearance as a Division I member, earning a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. As a result head coach John Gallagher was rewarded with a contract extension through the…

  13. New Zealander Jack Salt becomes Virginia’s third 2014 commitment

    Sep 18, 2013, 11:07 PM EST

    Photosport

    With Akil Mitchell entering his senior season, the Virginia Cavaliers could have used another front court body in their 2014 recruiting class. On Wednesday the Cavaliers accomplished that task, as 6-foot-10 power forward Jack Salt verbally committed to attend the ACC school according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Salt, a native of New Zealand, was…

  14. Scrapping the NBA’s age limit wouldn’t be a good development for the NCAA

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    Mark Emmert

    Between the ongoing lawsuits brought about by former college athletes such as Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller, and the almost daily perception hits taken over transfers and other major issues, this offseason hasn’t been particularly kind to the NCAA. With this being the case, NCAA president Mark Emmert is in search of possible solutions that…

  15. Brayden Carr Foundation to host coaching clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:24 PM EST

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    Whether it’s a nationally-known program such as Coaches vs. Cancer or Samaritan’s Feet, college basketball coaches have used their status to raise funds and exposure for some great causes. Another such organization is the Brayden Carr Foundation, which was founded by current Rhode Island assistant coach Jim Carr and his wife Natalie in 2011. The…

  16. Pittsburgh to hold ‘Morning Madness’ to tip off 2013-14 season (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 7:09 PM EST

    AP Photo

    Last season the Pittsburgh Panthers opened up their season in a way that few programs have in recent years: they went outside. To celebrate the school’s 225th year Jamie Dixon’s squad practiced between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union on Bigelow Boulevard, a night complete with the head coach dressed up as Jackie…

  17. 2015 guard Corey Sanders verbally commits to attend UCF (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 5:50 PM EST

    Donnie Jones

    The 2015-16 season is well off in the distance, meaning that things can change, but the last two days have been very good for the UCF basketball program on the recruiting trail. One day after landing a verbal commitment from 6-8 power forward Alex Owens, UCF received one from 6-2 guard Corey Sanders Wednesday afternoon.…

  18. Billy Kennedy’s condition has to be a factor in the decision for every Texas A&M recruit

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

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    Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy has Parkinson’s. This has been public knowledge for almost two years now. I know this, you know this, the kids that Kennedy is recruiting know this and you damn well better believe that the coaches he is recruiting against know this. Coaching at the collegiate level is a demanding,…

  19. Report: Illinois State’s Daishon Knight suspended indefinitely

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

    Daishon

    Illinois State head coach Dan Muller has suspended JuCo transfer Daishon Knight indefinitely for a violation of team rules, according to a report. From the Pantagraph: According to McLean County Circuit Court records, Knight was arraigned last Friday on one count of aggravated battery in a public place, which is a Class 3 felony, and…

  20. Turning Cinderella runs into recruiting success is key for mid-majors

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    VCU v Michigan

    Any coach can put together the right game-plan, taking enough advantage of mismatches and getting his team to execute well enough that his group of guys can pull off an upset. Get that team’s confidence going, and that team can reel off a couple of upsets in a row. That’s how Cinderella runs in the…