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

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    Ameen Tanksley, Jake Layman

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:55 PM EST

    Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Class Announcement

    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…

  3. Jon Scheyer returns to Duke as special assistant

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Jon Scheyer, Patrick Richard

    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.…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    TCU Horned Frogs starters watch the last minute of their loss to Texas during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    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…

  5. UMass guard Chaz Williams to return for senior season

    Apr 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals - Virginia v Massachusetts

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    File photo of Washington Wizards' Jason Collins going to the basket against Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    The biggest story of the day has arguably been Jason Collins, who came out publicly in a 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    U of Illinois Assembly Hall

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

    Milwaukee Wisconsin Basketball

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 1:05 PM EST


    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 12:23 PM EST


    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Creighton v Duke

    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…

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:54 AM EST

    University of Miami guard Shane Larkin shoots against University of Illinois forward Tyler Griffey during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    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. …

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

    Apr 29, 2013, 9:38 AM EST

    Mitch McGary, Adreian Payne

    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. …

  15. Baylor center Isaiah Austin to return for sophomore season

    Apr 28, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    2013 NIT Championship - Semifinals

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) With one tweet from departing point guard Pierre Jackson, Baylor fans became very excited about their prospects for the 2013-14 season. In news that has since been reported by multiple outlets, 7-1 center Isaiah Austin will in fact return to Waco…

  16. Can John Calipari pull Skal Labissiere out of Memphis?

    Apr 28, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Skal Labissiere, Denio Chirindja

    HAMPTON, Va. — There’s not a single recruit in the country more interesting that Skal Labissiere. Lets start with the basics. He’s a 6-foot-9 sophomore that can run the floor and has the kind of length and athleticism that makes schools like Kentucky and Kansas very, very interested in him. Rivals currently has him ranked…

  17. Miami point guard Shane Larkin to enter 2013 NBA Draft (VIDEO)

    Apr 28, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    Marquette v Miami

    One season after a veteran-laden lineup led Miami to its first-ever ACC title, head coach Jim Larrañaga will have to navigate an even tougher ACC with a far more inexperienced roster. On Sunday evening sophomore point guard Shane Larkin announced his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, with the end result being the Hurricanes…

  18. Siena point guard Evan Hymes won’t transfer after all

    Apr 28, 2013, 6:17 PM EST

    Siena Athletics

    With Rakeem Brookins no longer with the program in the aftermath of his arrest on charges of burglary, Siena first-year head coach Jimmy Patsos could not afford to lose point guard Evan Hymes. Hymes was expected to transfer according to multiple reports in early April, with the goal being to attend a school closer to…

  19. Colorado forward Andre Roberson to enter NBA Draft

    Apr 28, 2013, 4:17 PM EST

    Colorado v Illinois

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Two days after canceling a press conference to announce his decision in regards to entering the 2013 NBA Draft or returning to school for his senior season, Colorado junior forward Andre Roberson has decided to leave school. Junior Andre Roberson (@flydre21)…

  20. Michigan State forward Adreian Payne to return for senior season (VIDEO)

    Apr 28, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Memphis v Michigan State

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Baylor’s Isaiah Austin isn’t the only big man to decide on Sunday that another year of college basketball is the best move. Michigan State’s Adreian Payne will return to East Lansing for his senior season, announcing his decision during a press…