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  1. Winston Shepard is the difference-maker for San Diego State

    May 28, 2013, 1:21 PM EST

    Winston Shepard

    On Tuesday afternoon,’s Myron Medcalf provided us with a late-May conversation-starter when he posted a list of the Top 10 Impact Sophomores heading into next season. The list isn’t bad. Texas point guard Javan Felix is in there, as is Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker, Harvard’s Siyani Chambers, Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell. But…

  2. Hofstra’s Joe Mihalich brings entire coaching staff with him from Niagara

    May 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EST

    Niagra v Notre Dame

    Hofstra’s new men’s basketball coach Joe Mihalich announced his coaching staff, and it will look an awful lot like the coaching staff that he had when he was at Niagara. Mike Farrelly, Kyle Neptune and Shane Nichols, who were all assistants for Mihalich at Niagara, will remain on his staff at Hofstra. Mihalich’s Director of…

  3. The big question with Antonio Barton: can he play the point for Tennessee?

    May 28, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

    Antonio Barton

    One of the most controversial rules in the college game these days is the graduate transfer exception. It works like this: if a player finishes his undergraduate degree with eligibility remaining, he is allowed to transfer to a different school without sitting out a season to enroll in a graduate program that’s not offered at…

  4. Andrew Wiggins thanks the Huntington community in a letter

    May 28, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Talk to anyone that has spent time around Andrew Wiggins over the course of his high school career, and they’ll all tell you the same thing about him: that he’s a different kind of superstar. He’s humble, he’s polite and he’s just a kid that’s more concerned about enjoying life as a kid than he…

  5. Katin Reinhardt latest in a long line of Mater Dei transfers

    May 27, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    On a night like this, an interesting tweet can go a long way. And we got just that from a RT from former colleague Daniel Martin at CSN. Quite simply, @corryjoel asks, what’s up with former Mater Dei players transferring so much? Martin added on. Plus Tyler Lamb + Max Hooper RT @corryjoel: What’s up…

  6. Jacksonville lands commitment from wing Marcel White

    May 27, 2013, 8:16 PM EST

    Jordan Hulls, Glenn Powell

    Jacksonville landed a commitment from 2013 wing Marcel White on Monday afternoon. The 2013 signee spent last season at Vermont Academy after previously prepping at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School, the same school that produced NBA All-Star A’mare Stoudemire. The 6-6, 200-pound White, according to various recruiting sites, was considering Richmond, Florida State, College of…

  7. Hinkle Fieldhouse undergoing $34 million renovation

    May 27, 2013, 6:04 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    Brad Stevens and Butler already call one of the most iconic college basketball arenas in the nation home, now that home is getting some improvements. Hinkle Fieldhouse will get $34 million in renovations, mainly focusing on the interior of the arena and certain student-athlete areas. The renovations are expected to be concluded in time for…

  8. Travis Ford’s visited Moore, OK, and cooked people burgers

    May 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Travis Ford

    Like every other red-blooded American, Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford used part of his long, Memorial Day weekend to fire up a grill and cook up some hot dogs and burgers. But Ford wasn’t at a backyard cookout. He was posted up in the Home Depot parking lot in Moore, OK, for two days,…

  9. Is the criticism for Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer fair?

    May 27, 2013, 1:36 PM EST

    UNLV's Katin Reinhardt (L) shoots against California's Richard Solomon during their NCAA basketball tournament second round game in San Jose

    Much has been made of Katin Reinhardt’s decision to transfer out of UNLV this weekend, and not all of it has been good. Doug Gottlieb tweeted “Katin Reinhardt was 2nd on UNLV in minutes/shots as a true frosh,so of course he leaves.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal didn’t hold back, either, criticizing Reinhardt for leaving after he…

  10. Trey Thompson commits to Arkansas

    May 27, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

    Arkansas Razorbacks Anderson looks on as his team takes on the LSU Tigers during the first round of the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    Mike Anderson is doing his best to put up a fence around the state of Arkansas, as he has landed yet another talented recruit from the state. Trey Thompson, a 6-foot-10 center from Forrest City, committed to play for the Razorbacks last week. Thompson is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals, and was also considering…

  11. Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year Stephen Hurt taking the JuCo route

    May 27, 2013, 10:37 AM EST


    Northwest Florida State has added an intriguing player to their roster, as Stephen Hurt, this season’s Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, announced that he would be spending next season in the program. Hurt, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 boards for Lipscomb as a freshman, but he transferred out of the program…

  12. Administrators, former assistant voice support for Rutgers AD Julie Hermann

    May 26, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    On Saturday evening the Newark Star-Ledger filed a report regarding allegations of verbal abuse by new Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann during her tenure at the volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee. The allegations are the latest development in a saga that began with the revelation of former head basketball coach Mike Rice verbally…

  13. Former DePaul forward Donnavan Kirk to visit Colorado State

    May 26, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

    Donnavan Kirk, Leon Tolksdorf

    Just days after it was announced by DePaul that senior forward Donnavan Kirk would be allowed to pursue transfer options, it was reported by The Coloradoan that Kirk will visit Colorado State next week. Kirk averaged just 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest last season, but Colorado State is a program in need of…

  14. Nevin Shapiro’s admission adds another twist to Miami investigation

    May 26, 2013, 6:17 PM EST


    Much of the NCAA’s case against the University of Miami was built thanks to the words of Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster who is currently serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme valued at $930 million. But in light of Shapiro’s admission Sunday that he lied on the stand…

  15. UNLV freshman guard Katin Reinhardt elects to transfer

    May 26, 2013, 4:18 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    6-5 freshman guard Katin Reinhardt arrived at UNLV last summer with an ample amount of fanfare and rightfully so, as the Mater Dei HS product established himself as one of the best scorers on the west coast at the high school level. In 35 games this past season Reinhardt averaged 10.1 points, 2.5 assists and…

  16. “Free agency” in college basketball?

    May 26, 2013, 2:08 PM EST

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    On the heels of Antonio Barton’s transferring from Memphis to Tennessee earlier today, there are many coaches around the country that are shaking their heads. It isn’t that they find Barton, or any other player’s decision to use their final year of eligibility elsewhere, at fault, but it is the rule allowing players to transfer…

  17. Former Memphis guard Antonio Barton to attend Tennessee for senior season

    May 26, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

    Antonio Barton

    Will Barton, the brother of former Memphis guard Antonio Barton and shooting guard for the Portland Trailblazers, announced via his twitter account on Sunday afternoon that his young brother will transfer to the University of Tennessee for his senior season. Per NCAA transfer rules, Barton will be eligible to play right away for Cuonzo Martin.…

  18. Former Duke forward Ryan Kelly proposes to Lindsay Cowher

    May 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Last Thursday, former Duke forward Ryan Kelly–a potential pick in the NBA Draft–tweeted out that he proposed to Lindsay Cowher. Yes, Lindsay is the daughter of that Cowher, as in former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach and current CBS analyst Bill Cowher. Kelly and Cowher both attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. Like Kelly, Cowher excelled…

  19. Phil Martelli coping with more than just basketball challenges

    May 26, 2013, 11:21 AM EST

    Phil Martelli

    Losing at home in the first round of the NIT and failing to meet the high expectations set out for a team at the beginning of a season would be tough for any coach to cope with during the offseason. Make no mistake about it, St. Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli isn’t happy about his…