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  1. Kevin Kruger joins his father Lon’s staff at Oklahoma

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    The last time Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger and his son Kevin Kruger were together in the same program, it led to a Sweet 16 appearance. Now the Krugers are hoping to re-capture some of that magic as Kevin will join his father on Oklahoma’s staff as the new graduate assistant, according to Kevin’s Twitter…

  2. College of Charleston’s new basketball court design (VIDEO)

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

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    The College of Charleston is set to join the Colonial Athletic Association this fall, and the school decided to redesign it’s basketball court. It took eight months to develop a new logo that appears on center court. However, it only took 72 hours to revamp TD Arena floor. The new floor will got to great…

  3. Kareem Richardson lands his first three commits at UMKC

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Kareem Richardson

    Kareem Richardson has had a good week for his first recruiting class as the University of Missouri-Kansas City head coach, and it’s only Tuesday evening. Olathe South Senior High (Kan.) shooting guard Noah Knight became Richardson’s first commit. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard landed a scholarship offer from UMKC on July 15, and picked the Kangaroos…

  4. Duke’s Rodney Hood ‘completely recovered’ from Achilles injury

    Aug 6, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

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    Jabari Parker is the most notable Duke newcomer this season. Although Rodney Hood is also expected to play a large role for the Blue Devils this winter. On Tuesday, the team announced that Hood is back from an injury he suffered back in late June. While trying out for the World University Games with USA…

  5. Jay Bilas blasts NCAA on Twitter in wake of Johnny Manziel scandal, Ed O’Bannon case (PHOTOS)

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas is many things. He’s a Duke grad, as talented of a college basketball analyst as he is photobomber. He’s also an avid Twitter user — more than 530,000 followers — and when it comes to the NCAA, he isn’t shy about voicing his criticism. Over the weekend, the NCAA began investigating Texas A&M…

  6. Is this Jahii Carson’s last season at Arizona State?

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Jahii Carson, Jarred DuBois

    Following a freshman season that ended with Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year honors, Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson decided to return to the Sun Devils for a sophomore campaign. However on Tuesday, the 5-foot-10 Carson sent out a tweet that suggests he won’t be back in Tempe for the 2014-2015 season. This year at…

  7. Despite lack of size, Bonzie Colson has proven to be a high-major forward this summer in the EYBL

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    At 6-foot-5 Bonzie Colson isn’t the typical high-major power forward. Yet this summer playing with the renowned Boston Amateur Athletic Club (BABC), he cemented himself as a breakout prospect in the Class of 2014. Colson was already in the middle of a solid 2013 year after averaging 16.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.5 blocks this season as…

  8. St. John’s adds Saint Louis’ Jim Whitesell as assistant coach

    Aug 6, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    St. Louis U. v La Salle

    St. John’s filled it’s opening on the coaching staff by adding Saint Louis associate head coach Jim Whitesell, the school announced on Monday. “Jim Whitesell’s numerous coaching stops and 24 years of head coaching experiences at the highest levels of collegiate competition is a nice complement to our specialized staff,” said Lavin in a school statement.…

  9. Ralph Sampson on Jahlil Okafor: ‘The sky is the limit for him’

    Aug 6, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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    If you’re a fan of the NBA Draft, the next few years probably won’t offer much surprise. If Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins is a one-and-done, like many anticipate, he’ll go first in 2014. Whitney Young Magnet High (Ill.) center Jahlil Okafor hasn’t even begun his senior year of high school, and he’s being tabbed as…

  10. Three-star recruit Dominic Magee tweets texts messages from Oklahoma State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Colorado coaches

    Aug 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

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    Aside from the lone Division III letter, communication with college coaches was really limited for me as a high school player. But thanks to Helen Cox High (La.) point guard Dominic Magee, I, and the rest of his more than 360 Twitter followers, now have an understanding of what the relationship between a college coach…

  11. Bill Self wouldn’t rule out coaching in the NBA

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Bill Self

    When Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey log their first NBA minutes this fall that will give Bill Self 16 players that he recruited while at Kansas that have played in the NBA. After years of producing NBA lottery talent, eight to be exact, while in Lawrence, could Self be another Jayhawk ready to make the jump…

  12. Emmanuel Mudiay trims his list down to five schools

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    Prime Prep Academy (Texas) 2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t play in Monday’s adidas Nations final for the eventual champions USA 2014 Blue. Despite not seeing the floor for a minute of action, that did’t stop the five-star rising senior point guard from making headlines. Mudiay, ranked No. 3 overall in the Class of 2014…

  13. Theo Pinson, Trey Lyles lead USA Blue to adidas Nations title

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:23 AM EST

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    The USA 2014 Blue team trailed by six, 38-32 at half to USA 2014 Red in the championship game of the 2013 adidas Nations. However, it all turned around in the second half, as USA Blue captured the adidas Nations title with an 81-77 win on Monday night at the Hall of Champions Gym on…

  14. Tulsa, Oklahoma renewing in-state series for 2013-14 season

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:46 PM EST

    Oklahoma Sooners head coach Kruger gestures toward players while playing against San Diego State Aztecs during NCAA basketball game in Philadelphia

    Games between well-known in-state opponents are always a good thing. Since 2008, Oklahoma and Tulsa hadn’t played. That’ll change this season. The Sooners released their non-conference slate on Monday afternoon, with a contest at home against the Golden Hurricane being one of the highlights. The two will showdown December 14 in Norman. The last time…

  15. Miami gets commitment from 2014 guard James Palmer

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

    Miami Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga directs his team in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Washington

    Miami coach Jim Larranaga has a lot of talent to replace off his 2012-13 roster. Including NBA Draft first round pick Shane Larkin, Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji. Larranaga and his staff have put the finishing touches on the 2013 class — the one immediately responsible for keeping the momentum going for the Hurricanes —…

  16. Villanova alums team up for Pro-Am victory

    Aug 5, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    Reggie Redding and Antonio Pena’s collegiate careers have ended, but the former Villanova players got together at least one more time, this time for a victory in the Delco Pro-Am. Pena, who averaged 9.8 points in 2010-11 for the Wildcats, dropped 25 points in the final playing for Omega Medical, a 91-72 victory over Radano…

  17. Presidential connections now abundant at Oregon State

    Aug 5, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Being that Craig Robinson’s brother-in-law is President Barack Obama, it’s a safe assessment to call the Oregon State head man the “First Coach.” Well, now Robinson has someone on staff that he can talk “White House” with. Oregon State announced the addition of Joe Kennedy on Monday. Along with spending time on staff at Northwestern,…

  18. Wichita State gets a recruiting bump after Final Four appearance

    Aug 5, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

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    Gregg Marshall has made a solid living in his time at Wichita State out of developing talent that was under-recruited or under-valued at some point in the players’ career. Marshall made a habit of scouring the junior college ranks, getting some of the best talent out of that pipeline — Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early…

  19. Michigan commit Austin Hatch moves to California for final prep year

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    Austin Hatch has had a rough high school career. And almost all of his trials have come off the court. The 6-6 forward, who has stuck with his commitment to Michigan since his sophomore year (and they to him), survived not one, but two plane crashes, the first killing his mother and two siblings, another…

  20. Welcome to 624, Wyoming’s most exclusive nightclub

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

    Wyoming UNLV Men's Basketball

    One of the ugliest in-season, off-court headlines of last year came when Wyoming’s Luke Martinez was charged with felony aggravated assault and battery stemming from a bar fight on Dec. 30 that put one man in the hospital with serious facial injuries. That incident, along with others the Cowboys have seen with other programs, has…