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  1. Wing TeMarcus Blanton becomes South Carolina’s second 2014 commit

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:47 PM EST

    Mississippi South Carolina Basketball

    South Carolina head coach Frank Martin welcomes seven freshmen to the program this season as he looks to turn the Gamecocks into a formidable program in the SEC. One of the most important steps in making that happen is to not only bring in players, but to bring in players capable of making an impact…

  2. East Carolina lands two 2014 verbal commitments

    Sep 1, 2013, 8:27 PM EST

    CIT E Carolna Weber St Basketball

    It’s safe to say that this weekend was a productive one for East Carolina head coach Jeff Lebo. This weekend the ECU head coach had two 2014 prospects on campus for official visits, and by Sunday Lebo had two verbal commitments as point guard Lance Tejada Jr. and forward Grant Bryant have both pledged to…

  3. Forward Evan Bailey becomes College of Charleston’s second 2014 commit

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:01 PM EST

    Doug Wojcik

    With two players at the small forward position out of eligibility when the 2013-14 season ends, College of Charleston head coach Doug Wojcik needed to land another wing on the recruiting trail. On Friday the head coach received a verbal pledge from 6-6 small forward Evan Bailey, the Cougars’ second commitment in the 2014 class. Bailey,…

  4. Virginia receives verbal commitment from 2014 forward Isaiah Wilkins

    Sep 1, 2013, 6:03 PM EST

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    With the college football season underway many of the nation’s best basketball recruits are out and about, spending their fall Saturdays taking official (and unofficial) visits to some of the schools on their lists. And with that being the case, more than a few will verbally pledge to attend a school before returning home. Such…

  5. 2014 small forward Sam Logwood commits to Auburn

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Tony Barbee

    The current era of Auburn basketball hasn’t been particularly pretty, with the lack of success on the court seemingly matched by the number of players who have left the program. During Tony Barbee’s three seasons on the Plains nine players have transferred out, with three others being dismissed from the program. It goes without saying…

  6. Pat Summitt helps the New York Yankees launch Worldwide Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    Sep 1, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Twitter/New York Yankees

    Before the start of the New York Yankees afternoon game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, the organization helped launch the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Worldwide Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.” The Yankees were joined by Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt and her son Tyler — who received the 2012 Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award from…

  7. Rick Pitino sounds off on NCAA denying Rakeem Buckles a waiver

    Sep 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Rakeem Buckles

    This summer has provided a number of interesting rules by the NCAA, and Louisville head coach voiced his opinion on Friday in the wake of one of the NCAA’s most recent head-scratching rulings. Rakeem Buckles started his career at Louisville, but decided to follow Richard Pitino to the FIU, sat out the season, and then…

  8. Three-star guard Wade Baldwin commits to Vanderbilt

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    Facebook/Reebok Breakout Challenge

    Kevin Stallings and Vanderbilt received the first commit in the Class of 2014. St. Joseph’s High (N.J.) senior shooting guard Wade Baldwin announced that he had verbally committed to the Commodores on Sunday morning. Baldwin had been on an official visit to the Nashville campus, and used his Twitter account to break the news. In early…

  9. Emmanuel Mudiay, Isaiah Whitehead shine in Elite 24 (VIDEO)

    Sep 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Elite 24

    Last Saturday, two dozen of the best high school prospects in the nation participated in the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. The all-star game ended with Team Coney Island, led by Lincoln High (N.Y.) and Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead, topping Team Bed Stuy, led by )SMU commit Emmanuel…

  10. Illinois lands commitment from top-25 recruit Leron Black

    Sep 1, 2013, 10:35 AM EST

    Ohio Bobcats head coach John Groce (C) celebrates with assistants as his team plays the North Carolina Tar Heels in the men's NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in St. Louis

    Following an official visit to Champaign, Ill. this weekend, White Station High (Tenn.) forward Leron Black, a top-25 recruit in the Class of 2014, committed to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini. Marcus Jackson of the News-Gazette, reported the news first. “Before I came here this weekend, I knew Illinois is where I wanted to be,”…

  11. Iowa State dismisses senior guard Bubu Palo from program

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:53 AM EST

    Bubu Palo

    Iowa State senior guard Bubu Palo, who missed most of last season due to suspension, was dismissed from the Cyclones’s program on Saturday, the school announced. This time last year, Palo was suspended indefinitely after being charged with second-degree sexual assault, stemming from a May 2012 incident. Following the investigation, charges were dropped and Palo…

  12. Even hoops recruits are thinking football right now

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:25 PM EST

    Photo courtesy @IllinoisLoyalty

    Hello? (oh… oh… oh) Is there anybody in here? (ere… ere… ere) College football weekend is starting off with a bang. I can’t even blame all y’all for not paying much attention to CBT right now. Even our game is heavily dependent on the gridiron right now, as college hoops coaches have invited top recruits…

  13. Marquette searches for a rival in new Big East

    Aug 31, 2013, 8:29 PM EST

    Butler v Marquette

    Digging for basketball stories in the offseason is tough sledding. Oddly enough, as the first games draw closer, news gets even harder to find, and the reason is a familiar one for college hoop-heads: football done stole all our candy. Any newspaper that covers college sports extensively is talking kickoff this week, so I’m going…

  14. Rutgers borrowing wacky stunts from Minor League Baseball

    Aug 31, 2013, 6:53 PM EST

    Nationals Dodgers Baseball

    Minor League baseball games aren’t like their MLB counterparts. Fans know the best players won’t be around long, and the players who do hang around might not be as athletically gifted as the ones who move on up to the big time. In that way, it’s a lot like college hoops. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights…

  15. UL’s Baumann goes from title game to picking up towels

    Aug 31, 2013, 4:57 PM EST

    Mason Wedel Logan Baumann

    What a difference a year makes. Logan Baumann, a 6’0″ guard who was serving as team manager, was invited to join the Louisville Cardinals as a walk-on last season when Mike Marra suffered a season-ending injury. He appeared in four games – including mop-up minutes vs. Wichita State – and made the wild ride to the…

  16. Kentucky and UNC provide early challenges for Belmont

    Aug 31, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

    Rick Byrd

    Last year, Rick Byrd put together a schedule that gave Belmont some tough tests. According to the Nashville Tennesseean, the Bruins played the No. 2 strength of schedule – traveling to Stanford, VCU and Kansas – and ended up with a top-25 RPI in 2012-13. Pretty impressive, but this year’s slate might be even more…

  17. Noah Vonleh adds 25 pounds of muscle in first summer at Indiana

    Aug 31, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Noah Vonleh

    All summer we’ve been hearing about the crop of incoming freshmen and their potential impact on the 2013-14 season. We’ve heard about Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon and Kentucky’s incoming class since the late spring all-star games and even Florida’s Chris Walker has made recent headlines for his academic snafu. But one name from…

  18. Lafayette hopes to enhance homecourt advantage with $1.7 million renovation

    Aug 31, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    fran o'hanlon

    Lafayette will get a boost to its homecourt advantage this season thanks to a $1.7 million renovation to the Kirby Sports Center. The renovation includes new LED score tables, HD video scoreboards, chairback seating and new bleachers. But the biggest change in the renovation is the addition of seating along each baseline of the Kirby…

  19. Report: Michigan State sophomore Gary Harris to miss 4-to-8 weeks with ankle injury

    Aug 31, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    Michigan State suffered a blow to their early-season preparations as sophomore shooting guard and reigning Big Ten freshman of the year Gary Harris sustained an ankle injury during a pickup game with teammates and is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks according to a report from Diamond Leung of MLive. The 6’4″ Harris averaged 12.9 points…

  20. Kansas State unveils Big 12 Championship rings

    Aug 31, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

    La Salle v Kansas State

    Although Kansas State fans are likely still reeling from last night’s shocking home football loss to North Dakota State, they can at least smile a little bit this morning at their shiny, new Big 12 Championship rings from last season’s improbable co-title run. Under first-year coach Bruce Weber, the Wildcats finished 14-4 in the Big…