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  1. Another ACL tear to sideline LIU Brooklyn’s Julian Boyd until at least January

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

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    The collegiate career of LIU Brooklyn sixth-year senior forward Julian Boyd has hit another bump, as it was reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that Boyd re-tore the ACL in his right knee this summer. According to the report the earliest that the one-time NEC Player of the Year would be able to return…

  2. Junior guard Gelaun Wheelwright leaves Weber State program

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    After spending two seasons as a solid reserve at Weber State it looked as if guard Gelaun Wheelwright would be in position to earn starter’s minutes in 2013-14 due to the graduation of Scott Bamforth, who averaged 14.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on a team that won 30 games last season. Alas that…

  3. Report: Rakeem Buckles to be a scholarship player at FIU

    Sep 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    It may have taken four years to get here, but there is finally a bit of good news for Rakeem Buckles’ college basketball career. His head coach at Florida International told Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com that the fifth-year senior will, in fact, be on scholarship heading into the 2013-2014 season. When Buckles’ waiver for a…

  4. Report: Missouri transfer Mike Dixon eligible to play this season at Memphis

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

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    Missouri transfer Michael Dixon has been cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Memphis this season. The news was first reported by Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Dixon was suspended from Missouri for all of the 2012-2013 season, eventually being dismissed from the program and leaving school in November, after he was accused of sexual…

  5. Duke introduces Jabari Parker in their latest Summer Grind (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

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    Yesterday, a video of Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon draped in boa constrictors and working his way through rehab with a spoken word version of Johnny Cash playing in the background made the rounds on the internet because, well, that’s so ridiculous it’s awesome. On Tuesday, Duke also released the latest in their preseason Summer Grind series,…

  6. Rivals releases their post-live period Class of 2014 rankings

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EST

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    On Wednesday afternoon, Rivals released the latest installment of their Top 150 rankings for the Class of 2014, and it should really come as no surprise to anyone that 6-foot-11, 270 pound center Jahlil Okafor is the No. 1 recruit in the class. Big men that are that size, that nimble, and that enjoy playing…

  7. Wichita State won’t take part in Tip-Off Showcase event in Dallas

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

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    It’s official: Wichita State will not be taking part in the Tip-Off Showcase in Dallas on November 8th, the first day of games this season. The event was originally supposed to be a quadruple-header at the American Airlines Center, a way to tie the start of the year to the city where the season will…

  8. Florida-Gulf Coast, #DunkCity to be on ESPN’s Midnight Madness

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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    Andy Enfield may be out in LA coaching USC now, but the legacy that he managed to build in one weekend in Philly still lives on. Florida-Gulf Coast ran through and dunked over Georgetown and San Diego State in the span of three days in last season’s NCAA tournament, becoming the first No. 15 seed…

  9. Rick Barry’s son plays at Charleston, shoots free throws underhand (VIDEO)

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

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    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rick Barry, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, breeds hoopers. His four oldest sons all eventually became professionals, with Brent and Jon carving out extensive NBA careers for themselves. Barry has another kid in the basketball pipeline right now as well: Canyon Barry. Canyon is a…

  10. Eastern Michigan faces another daunting non-conference schedule

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Eastern Michigan v Purdue

    In Rob Murphy’s first two years as head coach of Eastern Michigan, the Eagles have seriously upped the rigor of their non-conference schedule. According to KenPom.com, Eastern Michigan’s non-conference strength of schedule was 276 in 2009-10 and 224 in 2010-11, but when Murphy arrived the strength of schedule was 106 in 2011-12 and 108 in…

  11. Report: South Dakota head coach David Boots retires after 25 seasons

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:10 PM EST

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    After 25 seasons of guiding South Dakota basketball and leading the Coyotes from the Division II North Central Conference and up to the ranks of Division I, first as an Independent and then as a member of the Great West Conference and then the Summit League, longtime head coach David Boots announced his retirement today.…

  12. Boston University’s Joe Jones to co-host Coaches vs. Cancer tip-off breakfast

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

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    To kick-off college basketball in the Bay State, the head coaches of the seven Division 1 schools in Massachusetts will gather at Boston’s TD Garden on the morning of September 26 for theĀ Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast. The breakfast will be hosted and moderated by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, with first-year Boston Celtics head coach Brad…

  13. Kyle Griffin named assistant coach at Lehigh

    Sep 3, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

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    Dr. Brett Reed and Lehigh athletics announced the hiring of Kyle Griffin as an assistant men’s basketball coach on Tuesday afternoon. Griffin will take the place of Stephen Ott on the coaching staff who was recently hired by first-year Florida International head coach Anthony Evans. Griffin, who comes to Lehigh from the Hoop Group, joins…

  14. Blue Ribbon releases 2013-14 first-team All-Americans

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

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    Earlier today, the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook — otherwise known as the “Bible” for college hoops fans — released their first-team All-Americans, and the five names shouldn’t come as a surprise: Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Louisville’s Russ Smith, Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, and Creighton’s Doug McDermott. If there is any conjecture…

  15. RIP Butler Blue II: Butler University’s mascot passes away

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:13 PM EST

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    It is with heavy hearts that we report to you that Butler’s beloved mascot, Butler Blue II, has passed away due to complications from congestive heart failure. Blue retired as Butler’s mascot on May 20th, but he officially handed over duties to Blue III, aka “Trip”, in a ceremony on March 9th. “Blue really galvanized…

  16. Assigned Reading: The insanity of following recruiting online

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

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    Earlier today, Will Leitch, who founded Deadspin and is an unabashed Illinois hoops fan, wrote about Cliff Alexander, the Illini’s top Class of 2014 target, and the recruiting process on an elite prospect for Sports on Earth. More specifically, he writes about just how weird and awkward that process actually is. Me? I’ve become accustomed…

  17. Tennessee’s Jeronne Maymon featured in incredible PR video (VIDEO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 1:49 PM EST

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    Yes, that’s Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon, draped in boa constrictors, in one of the most ridiculously awesome promotional videos we’ve ever seen a Sports Information Department release. Maymon was a bull of a forward for the Vols during the 2011-2012 season, putting himself on the map with a 32-point, 20-rebound performance against Memphis in Maui,…

  18. Report: Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver at Minnesota denied

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:22 PM EST

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    Last week, Rakeem Buckles was denied a waiver by the NCAA that would have allowed the Florida International transfer to play immediately at Minnesota this season. On Tuesday, Buckles’ appeal was also denied, meaning that the former Louisville forward will be forced to return to Florida International to use his final season of eligibility, which…

  19. Ohio State has a locker for LeBron James in their locker room (PHOTO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

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    Ohio State unveiled their new basketball facilities today, and perhaps the biggest surprise for media folks present was a locker in the locker room dedicated to the world’s best basketball player. No, LeBron James hasn’t found a way around every rule in the NCAA rulebook and decided to suit up for the Buckeyes. It’s a…

  20. Michigan walk-on turns title game run into an eBook

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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    When Michigan walk-on Josh Bartelstein started is blog on the MGoBlue website, it wasn’t much more than a creative way to pass the time and try to keep Wolverine fans interested in a program that had fallen way behind in-state rival Michigan State. Three years later, the blog has become an insider’s account of the…