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  1. Kevin Ware has no doubt he’ll play next season

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:24 AM EST


    The most iconic moment from this year’s NCAA tournament, and possibly this entire college basketball season, was the photo of Kevin Ware laying on his back, the training staff working on his broken leg as he held his teammate’s hands and told them to win the game and not worry about him. At that point,…

  2. Anton Beard commits to Arkansas

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EST


    Mike Anderson made a nice pickup on Monday evening, as Anton Beard pledged to the Razorbacks. Beard announced the news himself on twitter: I just committed to the university of Arkansas!!” 🙌👏 — Anton Beard3⃣3⃣ (@yolo_Ton33) April 22, 2013 Beard is a four-star recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and ranked No.…

  3. Rutgers former player, manager give account of Rice’s practices

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:18 PM EST


    While we all can (well, most of us can) agree that the Mike Rice practice video that recently got himself and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti fired is pretty awful. So the guys over at The Big Lead spoke to a former Rutgers team manager as well as a former player to find out if Rice’s…

  4. Report: Brad Underwood to take over at Stephen F. Austin

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:21 PM EST

    Taylor Smith, DeQuan Hicks, O.J. Evans

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After coaching Stephen F. Austin to one of its best seasons in school history, Danny Kaspar left the Lumberjacks to become the new head coach at Texas State. Now Stephen  F. Austin has found the man to replace him. South Carolina assistant Brad Underwood will take…

  5. Former Arizona guard Josiah Turner jailed in “extreme” DUI case

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:59 PM EST

    Josiah Turner, Anthony Stover, Lazeric Jones

    Former Arizona guard Josiah Turner has been sentenced after his DUI arrest last year. Turner, who spent one season in Tucson, has been jailed after reaching a plea agreement in an “extreme DUI” case. Turner’s blood alcohol content when he was arrested on April 26 by University of Arizona police on suspicion of DUI was…

  6. Angel Rodriguez to transfer from Kansas State

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

    Wildcats guard Rodriguez defended by Explorers guard Galloway tries a last-second shot that failed to tie the game in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City

    Bruce Weber and Kansas State are now on the market for a new point guard as Angel Rodriguez will transfer from Kansas State, the university announced Monday evening. Rodriguez, who was the primary ball-handler for the Wildcats last season, averaged 11.4 points, 5.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds, with Kansas State bowing out in the Round…

  7. Russ Smith could decide NBA future on Wednesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball Celebration

    Louisville guard Russ Smith told members of the media that he will announce his decision on whether or not he’ll enter the NBA Draft on Wednesday. Smith, who had been reported to be entering the draft shortly after Louisville’s victory in the national championship game two weeks ago. Since that story, in which his father…

  8. #DunkCity introduces Joe Dooley as new coach

    Apr 22, 2013, 7:45 PM EST


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The heir apparent to lead #DunkCity is now official. Florida Gulf Coast held a Monday afternoon press conference to announce Joe Dooley as the new head coach of the Eagles. Dooley comes to campus from Bill Self’s staff at Kansas, where he’s spent the past 10…

  9. Kentucky’s Cauley-Stein, Poythress explain why they’re coming back

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:55 PM EST

    Willie Cauley-Stein, Lucky Jones, Mike McFadden

    After a disappointing season, a majority of Kentucky’s 2012 team that were considered possible NBA Draft picks decided to make the decision to stick around for at least one more year. On Monday afternoon, center Willie Cauley-Stein and forward Alex Poythress told Kyle Tucker of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal their reasons for coming back. Not…

  10. Report: Rutgers likely to announce Eddie Jordan as coach Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

    Bernie Bickerstaff, Chuck Person, Eddie Jordan

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Rutgers has reportedly set a 4:30 p.m. press conference for Tuesday to likely announce Eddie Jordan as their next men’s basketball coach. The Rutgers Board of Directors is set to meet Tuesday to approve a contract that would allow Jordan to be hired for the position.…

  11. Colorado State inks former Navy standout J.J. Avila

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

    Larry Eustachy

    Colorado State scored another commitment for its 2013 class this weekend from former Navy standout J.J. Avila. Avila, the 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, spent last season taking classes at a South Texas College in his hometown of McAllen, Texas, but did not play basketball. In his two seasons at the Naval Academy,…

  12. VIDEO: Miami’s basketball team cannot throw a baseball

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Miami Hurricanes guard Larkin drives on Marquette Golden Eagles Anderson during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Seriously, fellas? Shane Larkin’s dad is hall of famer Barry Larkin. And this is the best that he can muster?: (h/t Norlander and Eisenberg) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  13. The college basketball preseason could be getting longer

    Apr 22, 2013, 3:31 PM EST


    College basketball’s season may be getting just a bit longer. The way the rules are currently structured, college basketball teams are allowed to start practicing at 5 p.m. on the Friday closest to October 15th. But this weekend, John Infante of the Bylaw Blog passed along this bit of news from the NCAA: practices could…

  14. Why major conference realignment may be over for the foreseeable future

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:47 PM EST


    The ACC has reportedly agreed to a 15-team grant of media rights deal that will extend through the 2026-2027 season. The news was first reported by David Glenn but has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. If this report turns out to be true and this agreement is signed by the schools in the ACC,…

  15. Report: Mike Poole has received his release from Rutgers

    Apr 22, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Mike Poole is the latest player to leave the Rutgers program in the aftermath of Mike Rice being fired. According to a report from Adam Zagoria, Poole finally received his release from the university today, meaning that he’s now the fifth player to leave the program this offseason. Throw in the decommitments from Shane Rector…

  16. Report: CJ Fair could announce draft decision as soon as Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 12:51 PM EST


    On Friday, we wrote about the ten most important early entry decisions that are left to be made. That afternoon, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk became the first from that group to decide, as he announced that he would, in fact, be leaving school to head off to the NBA. And now, it appears as if a…

  17. VIDEO: Seventh Woods, a 14-year-old you should pay attention to

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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    I spent the weekend up in Pittsburgh at the Hoop Group Jam Fest, and while I did get a chance to see quite a bit of talent, I still left disappointed. Why? Because the kid in the video you see above — Seventh Woods — was there but was injured. I didn’t get to see…

  18. Report: A tired Andrew Wiggins cancels his in-home visits this week

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:41 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Jeff Goodman set the college basketball twittersphere ablaze on Monday morning when he tweeted out the following: Been told Andrew Wiggins has canceled his home visits with Kansas, UNC and Florida State early this week. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 22, 2013 Wiggins is being recruited by four schools: Kansas, UNC, Florida State and Kentucky.…

  19. DePaul lands local product Tommy Hamilton Jr.

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:05 AM EST


    DePaul has added another piece to their 2013 recruiting class, as 6-foot-9 center Tommy Hamilton Jr. committed to the program, according to multiple reports. Hamilton is rated as a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, but he’s got a much higher upside than that. The son of city public league legend, Hamilton entered high school as…

  20. Report: Georgia assistant Kwanza Johnson to join TCU coaching staff

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:14 PM EST

    University of Georgia

    On the day that the Georgia basketball program added a recruit who played a year in Texas it was reported that an assistant coach may be headed to the Lone Star State to join a former boss. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU head coach Trent Johnson is expected to add current Georgia assistant…