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  1. Abdul-Malik Abu adding offers along with an improved post-game

    Apr 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

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    HAMPTON, Va. — When I saw Abdul Malik Abu play at the Hoop Group Summer Classic East last July, you could see that the 6-foot-8, 230 pound power forward had the athleticism and the frame to one day be a valuable piece in a top 25 program. But at that point in time, the No.…

  2. The story behind the picture with John Calipari and Rick Pitino

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:54 PM EST

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    Last night, a picture popped up on Kentucky Sports Radio of John Calipari and Rick Pitino posing together at Malone’s, a restaurant in Kentucky. It raised plenty of eyebrows, and it’s not exactly a secret that Pitino and Calipari don’t exactly get along on the court or off of it. On Tuesday, we got an…

  3. Report: Clemson forward Bernard Sullivan to transfer to Charlotte

    Apr 30, 2013, 1:27 PM EST

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    Alan Major is finally adding players to his Charlotte program instead of losing them to a transfer. On Monday night, Clemson forward Bernard Sullivan made the decision to transfer to play for the 49ers, according to the AP. Sullivan is a former four-star recruit who was ranked 87th in the Class of 2011, according to…

  4. Son of ESPN analyst Dan Dakich headed to Michigan

    Apr 30, 2013, 12:34 PM EST

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    Michigan has added another recruit to their Class of 2013. Andrew Dakich, the son of ESPN college hoops analyst and former head coach Dan Dakich, will enroll in Ann Arbor as a preferred walk-on starting next year. “An unbelievable day in Ann Arbor and after speaking with my family about it, I have decided to…

  5. Ex-Green Bay player details ugly accusations against coach Brian Wardle

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

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    The accusations against Wisconsin-Green Bay head coach Brian Wardle are continuing to stack up, as two players and their families have spoken out against him. But it wasn’t until Monday night, when the Green Bay Press Gazette finally had a chance to speak with former walk-on Ryan Bross, that the extent of the accusations really…

  6. Steve Alford, New Mexico, and the Battle of the Buyout

    Apr 30, 2013, 10:53 AM EST

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    When Steve Alford initially left New Mexico to take the UCLA head coaching job, it looked like he had exemplary timing. Alford had signed an offer sheet for a new, 10-year contract that was to go into effect on April 1st. He resigned on March 30th. His old contract’s buyout was $200,000, according to the…

  7. Niagara’s Juan’ya Green, Ameen Tanksley will transfer

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

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    New Niagara coach Chris Casey’s job just got a lot harder than expected. Juan’ya Green, the 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year, and Ameen Tanksley will transfer from the team, according to Bob DiCesare of the Buffalo News. The transfers mean that the Purple Eagles lose their best overall player and top rebounder from a…

  8. Pitino’s assistants at Minnesota will out-earn Tubby’s from previous regime

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

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    Minnesota is throwing a bit more money to its current coaching staff than it did in previous years. According to a story in the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, first-year head coach Richard Pitino will have more money invested in his lowest-paid assistant than former head coach Tubby Smith had in his top aide last season. Dan…

  9. Jon Scheyer returns to Duke as special assistant

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

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    Jon Scheyer is headed back to Duke. The program announced that the former All-American and national champion will return to the Blue Devils as a special assistant. Scheyer was a guard for coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team from 2006-10. “I am extremely fortunate to be able to come back to Duke,” Scheyer said in a statement.…

  10. TCU attempting to renovate arena in hopes of boosting fan base

    Apr 29, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

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    When TCU decided to move to the Big 12, many things, most of them football-related, had to improve. On the basketball side of things, they were able to lure Trent Johnson away from LSU to take over a Horned Frogs program that hasn’t been the the NCAA Tournament since 1998. Now, the program is getting…

  11. UMass guard Chaz Williams to return for senior season

    Apr 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    UMass released a statement Monday afternoon announcing that guard Chaz Williams will return to the program for his senior season. “I just want to thank everybody around the community and at UMass, from the coaches to the fans for allowing me to do the things I do,” Williams said. “Coach Kellogg was nice enough to…

  12. Jason Collins’ former Stanford teammates, coaches offer support

    Apr 29, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

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    The biggest story of the day has arguably been Jason Collins, who came out publicly in a SportsIllustrated.com piece that was posted Monday morning. As a result, he became the first openly-gay athlete to currently be playing in one of the four major sports in the United States. Shortly after, statements from dignitaries, both in…

  13. La Salle grants D.J. Peterson release to transfer closer to home

    Apr 29, 2013, 5:23 PM EST

    Explorers guard Peterson battles for a rebound with Wildcats forward Henriquez during the second round of their NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City

    La Salle announced Monday afternoon that sophomore guard D.J. Peterson has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer to a program closer to his home. Peterson, a native of Burnsville, Minn., averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds this season. He spent a prep season at Lee Academy in Maine. “I’ve enjoyed my…

  14. Illinois’ Assembly Hall changes name to State Farm Center

    Apr 29, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Well, at least this will clear up any confusion in Indiana/Illinois circles. Looks like Illinois is changing the name of its arena from The Assembly Hall, taking on a sponsor and dubbing it The State Farm Center. The news came via the school’s athletic website. The arena shared a name with that of conference foe…

  15. Wisconsin-Milwaukee forward Demetrius Harris signs with the Chiefs

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

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    Demetrius Harris didn’t have his dreams of being a professional athlete come true playing basketball at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That’s generally what happens to mid-major forwards that stand 6-foot-6 and average a handful of points and rebounds while shooting 44% from the free throw line. But most mid-major forwards weren’t all-state receivers and safetys in football mad…

  16. Emmanuel Mudiay, the nation’s top point guard in 2014, focusing on 10 teams

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

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    HAMPTON, Va. — Emmanuel Mudiay has the kind of problem that only faces the most elite recruits: he can’t remember all of the schools that he’s currently considering. Asked to list the ten schools he’s currently considering on Saturday at Nike EYBL Hampton, Mudiay said, “Off the top of my head? Not right now.” But…

  17. Report: Mohegan Sun looking to land the AAC tournament

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

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    The new Big East has retained the rights to Madison Square Garden for the Big East tournament, which means that the old Big East — the aptly named American Athletic Conference — will be forced to find a place to play their conference tournament. According to a report over the weekend from The New London…

  18. Could Grant Gibbs join Doug McDermott back at Creighton next season?

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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    Creighton fans got some great news late last week as two-time first-team All-American Doug McDermott announced that he will be returning to school for his senior season. But he may not be the only Bluejay thought to be gone that could end up getting an extra season in Omaha. Grant Gibbs was a fifth-year senior…

  19. NBA Draft Early Entry losers: Six soon-to-be pros whose loss will sting

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:54 AM EST

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    With the deadline to enter the NBA Draft having come and gone at midnight on Sunday night — and with the last-minute decisions made by Adreian Payne, Andre Roberson and Isaiah Austin — we now have a full list of all the meaningful college hoopers that made the decision to jump to the league early. …

  20. NBA Draft Early Entry winners: There are a lot of them

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:38 AM EST

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    With the deadline to enter the NBA Draft having come and gone at midnight on Sunday night — and with the last-minute decisions made by Adreian Payne, Andre Roberson and Isaiah Austin — we now have a full list of all the meaningful college hoopers that made the decision to jump to the league early. …