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  1. How are college basketball team’s performing relative to their recruiting classes?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    espn.com

    ESPN basketball recruiting guru and San Antonio Spurs scouting coordinator Dave Telep broke down last week which colleges have had the most success on the recruiting trail in the past five years. Telep’s methodology was simple: Which schools had recruited the most recruits ranked in ESPN’s Top 100 in their class. Per Mike Waters of Syracuse.com,…

  2. Assigned Reading: Doug Gottlieb was once Johnny Manziel, a selfish college athlete

    Sep 10, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    cbssports.com

    If you don’t know of Doug Gottlieb’s story when he was a young and immature college basketball player at Notre Dame, here’s the short of it: In the spring of 1996 after the conclusion of his freshman season, Gottlieb betrayed the trust of a fellow Notre Dame student who graciously allowed him to use his…

  3. NCAA, D-II Slippery Rock sued over death of Jack Hill, Jr.

    Sep 10, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

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    The family of a Division II basketball player that died after an intense practice due to complications from sickle cell trait have sued Slippery Rock (PA) University and the NCAA. The parents of Jack Hill Jr., Jack Sr. and Cheryl, said that their son wasn’t screened for sickle cell trait and that school officials didn’t do…

  4. Florida transfer Cody Larson’s waiver approved at South Dakota State

    Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM EST

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    Cody Larson has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at South Dakota State. The Florida transfer received a legislative release waiver for a one-time transfer exception on Monday, meaning that he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-2014. “We want to thank the committee and the NCAA for taking the time to…

  5. Aaron Craft is engaged, and many women are upset

    Sep 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    @Craftroomies

    One of the most underrated college basketball twitter feeds out there is that of @CRAFTroomies which, as you can probably figure out, was put together by Aaron Craft’s roommates to document the life and times of Ohio State’s star point guard. Usually, the feed is chock full of tweets about taco night, pictures of Craft…

  6. Florida State lands a commitment from JuCo PF Cinmeon Bowers

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Leonard Hamilton

    Florida State earned their first commitment in the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, as 6-foot-6 forward Cinmeon Bowers pledged to Leonard Hamilton and the Seminoles. “Just committed to Florida State!” Bowers tweeted. Bowers was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, according to Rivals, but he couldn’t get cleared academically to play. He’s spent last…

  7. Report: Former top 50 recruit Robert Upshaw headed to Washington

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

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    Washington has landed Robert Upshaw, a former top 50 recruit that spent last season at Fresno State. “I had a nice visit with both Washington and Oregon,” Upshaw told ESPN.com. “I just felt like Washington was a better fit for me as a player. I liked it there, I felt comfortable and am looking forward to…

  8. Best dunks of the last decade? Don’t mind if I do (VIDEO)

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:26 AM EST

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Derrick Rodgers, Terrence Jones

    Yesterday, CBT’s blog-buddy CJ Moore put together a list of the top ten dunks of the last decade, and as a longtime lover of a good posterization, I have to put up a link to it. It’s well worth your time. But it’s nowhere near the be-all, end-all for great dunks of the last decade.…

  9. Four-star shooting guard JP Macura commits to Xavier

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    @D1Minnesota

    Xavier made a nice pickup late on Monday night, as four-star J.P. Macura committed to Chris Mack and the Musketeers a week after taking an official visit to the Cincinnati campus. Macura, who hails from Minnesota, joins Edmund Sumner, a tough 6-foot-3 point guard from Michigan, in Mack’s Class of 2014. The duo should give…

  10. John Wall drops 40 in Kentucky’s alumni charity game with Jahlil Okafor in attendance

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 PM EST

    John Wall

    John Wall continued his success inside the storied Rupp Arena, on Monday night during the UK Alumni Charity Game. The former UK point guard dropped 40 points leading his blue team in a 111-95 over the white team. Brandon Knight led the white team with 30 points. “E. Bled [Eric Bledsoe] told me I wasn’t…

  11. Tim Pernetti, former Rutgers athletic director, lands job with New York City Football Club

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Rutgers Announces Move to Big Ten Conference

    Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice practice video scandal, has found a new job, and announced that he had joined on with New York City Football Club, as the future MLS club’s Chief Business Officer. Truly honored and excited to join @nycfc We will build something…

  12. Towson lands 2014 guards Byron Hawkins and Jordan McNeil

    Sep 9, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    Pat Skerry

    Monday was a productive day for Pat Skerry and the Towson Tigers. Skerry secured commitments from two in-state guards for the Class of 2014. Mount St. Joseph High (Md.) senior wing Jorden McNeil picked Towson over offers from College of Charleston, Toledo and UMBC while Clinton Christian School combo guard Byron Hawkins chose the Tigers over…

  13. BYU coach Dave Rose has cancer surgery, should be ready for start of season

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

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    On Monday, BYU head coach Dave Rose underwent surgery to remove cancerous spots at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. This came according to Greg Wrubell of KSL.com, who reported the surgery was required once “cancerous spots” were discovered in Rose’s last cancer screening. Rose, who was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer in…

  14. Report: D.C. Assault AAU to become D.C. Premier following Curtis Malone’s arrest on federal drug charges

    Sep 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    dc-assault.org

    One month ago, D.C. Assault AAU co-founder Curtis Malone was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. Malone faces up to 40 years in prison after being arrested on Aug. 9. Days after the arrest, D.C. Assault announced that Malone is now longer associated with the team. On Monday, it appears that…

  15. Jerry Tarkanian’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

    Jerry Tarkanian, Bill Walton

    Jerry Tarkanian, who guided UNLV to the 1990 NCAA title, was one of a dozen new members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Springfield, Mass. Tarkanian is currently 83 years old, and unfortunately his health has been declining, which limited his Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. During Saturday afternoon’s…

  16. Wichita State freshman D.J. Bowles released from the hospital after collapsing in practice

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

    D.J. Bowles

    Good news came this weekend for Gregg Marshall and his Wichita State Shockers. On Sunday, the university announced that freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis after collapsing during a practice on Tuesday at Koch Arena. An incident like this is scary for anybody, but it hits close to home especially…

  17. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…

  18. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  19. Rick Pitino’s Hall of Fame Induction speech (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    Rick Pitino

    Rick Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Our very own Terrence Payne was there to cover the event. He wrote this and this. Here’s a video of Pitino’s entire induction speech:

  20. Fans can now purchase pieces of Louisville’s 2013 Final Four floor

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    GoCards.com

    In an effort to use the passion of their fanbase and last season’s run to a national title for a good cause, Louisville made the decision to sell pieces of the floor from last year’s Final Four and donate the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. They come in three different sizes, starting at $99.99, and…