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  1. Buffalo adds former Alabama State guard Josh Freelove

    Aug 23, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    Kenny Boynton, Josh Freelove

    First-year Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley has the fortune of taking over a program that features arguably the best player in the Mid-American Conference in senior forward Javon McCrea. McCrea led the Bulls with averages of 18.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, and he’s the early favorite in some circles to grab league Player…

  2. Report: Iowa State transfer Cameron Fowler eligible to play at Niagara

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:28 PM EST

    Iowa State University

    Six-foot guard Cameron Fowler redshirted as a freshman at Iowa State last season, and he eventually decided to transfer to Niagara in the spring. Luckily for Fowler he won’t have to sit out another season, as it was reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that the guard is eligible to play immediately. As a…

  3. UConn freshman guard Terrence Samuel cleared to enroll

    Aug 23, 2013, 4:23 PM EST

    Kevin Ollie

    Freshman point guard Terrence Samuel was one of two UConn freshmen still awaiting word regarding his status for the 2013-14 season. On Thursday it was reported by Kevin Duffy of the Connecticut Post that the guard has been cleared to enroll at the school.   A talented and physical guard, Samuel has the ability to…

  4. USC announces addition of former VCU center D.J. Haley

    Aug 23, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

    D.J. Haley, C. J. Aiken

    Just before the start of the Atlantic 10 tournament, 7-foot center D.J. Haley made the decision to leave the VCU basketball program in order to concentrate on his academics. In three seasons at the school Haley started 48 of the 102 games in which he played, averaging 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. In…

  5. Games against Arizona, Duke highlight Michigan’s non-conference slate

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    There’s no doubt that the Michigan Wolverines lost some key contributors from last season’s team that lost to Louisville in the national title game. Guards Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. left school early, becoming the first Wolverines under head coach John Beilein to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. But…

  6. Report: Forward Elijah Macon cleared to attend West Virginia

    Aug 23, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

    Bob Huggins

    Formerly a commitment in West Virginia’s 2012 recruiting class, 6-8 power forward Elijah Macon was forced to delay his enrollment in order to attend prep school. One year later, Macon’s been cleared to attend the school this season according to Mitch Vingle of the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette. Of course, this means that Macon has…

  7. Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre among Elite 24 skills competition contestants

    Aug 23, 2013, 11:17 AM EST


    The Under Armour Elite 24 game is annually the final major grassroots event of the summer, with some of the nation’s best high school players taking the court in some of the sport’s iconic environments. Friday night the three-point and dunk contests will be held, with uncommitted 2014 phenoms Kelly Oubre and Stanley Johnson among…

  8. Southeast Missouri State adds JUCO All-American Jarekious Bradley

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

    Dickey Nutt

    Dickey Nutt’s Southeast Missouri State Redhawks didn’t have much trouble scoring last season, as they ranked second in the Ohio Valley Conference in both scoring offense (74.1 ppg) and field goal percentage (46.9%). Forwards Tyler Stone (15.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg) and Nino Johnson (11.1, 8.8) were two of the leaders for the Redhawks, and they’ll…

  9. Well-traveled center Aaric Murray to play at Texas Southern

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:02 PM EST

    Aaric Murray

    Before the 2012-13 season began there were high expectations for then-West Virginia center Aaric Murray. Murray was coming off of a season away from game action after transferring in from La Salle, and the expectation was that the talented forward would help the Mountaineers successfully handle the switch from the Big East to the Big…

  10. Report: Former Big East POY Donyell Marshall to join Rider coaching staff

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:41 PM EST

    Jed Jacobsohn/ALLSPORT

    With two assistant coaches leaving the program at the end of the 2012-13 season, Rider head coach Kevin Baggett had some slots to fill on his coaching staff for the 2013-14 campaign. The first move was to promote John Griffin, who was the director of basketball operations last season, to assistant coach.  And according to…

  11. Report: Pitt forward Derrick Randall granted immediate eligibility

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:56 PM EST

    Todd Mayo, Derrick Randall

    Another former Rutgers Scarlet Knight has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. Following in the footsteps of Mike Poole (Iona) and Vincent Garrett (Green Bay), Pittsburgh forward Derrick Randall’s request for an immediate eligibility waiver has been granted according to Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News. The decision gives Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon…

  12. North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips inks new five-year deal

    Aug 22, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

    Saul Phillips

    When current Nebraska head coach Tim Miles made the move to Colorado State after shepherding the North Dakota State basketball program to the Division I level, Saul Phillips was tabbed as the man to make sure the Bison didn’t lose any momentum. In six seasons at the school Phillips has won 108 games, most recently…

  13. Carrier Dome won’t be reconfigured for Syracuse’s Feb. 1 game vs. Duke

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:47 PM EST

    Michigan v Syracuse

    After getting over the initial shock of some conference realignment moves, many fans began to discuss the new match-ups that would grab their attention on winter nights. One of those games is the matchup between Duke and Syracuse, with the two powerhouse programs scheduled to meet at the Carrier Dome for the first time on…

  14. Mickey Mitchell, a top 20 recruit in 2015, commits to Ohio State

    Aug 22, 2013, 3:38 PM EST


    Ohio State has landed their second commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-8 forward Mickey Mitchell of Plano, TX, committed to the Buckeyes. Mitchell is one of nine children of former NFL lineback Ken Mitchell. His brother, Mike, is a linebacker and a four-star recruit in Ohio State’s 2013 class. Mickey is also a…

  15. What’s with all the ‘Kentucky’s undefeated season’ talk?

    Aug 22, 2013, 2:43 PM EST


    Maybe it’s because it’s August and there isn’t much else to talk about, and maybe it’s because anything written about Kentucky on the internet is sure to garner clicks, but it seems as if Kentucky going undefeated in 2013-2014 has become a thing that everyone is talking about. Gregg Doyel of said he thinks…

  16. Rick Barnes job status at Texas will be something to keep an eye on all season long

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:53 PM EST


    Earlier today, Jeff Goodman of posted an interesting column on Rick Barnes (Insiders only, unfortunately) in which he not only asserts what everyone who has been paying attention has noticed — that Barnes is on the hot seat at Texas — but offers up a reason for Barnes’ recent struggles with the Longhorns: his…

  17. Report: Seven-footer Trayvon Reed commits to Maryland

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:04 PM EST

    NBPA Top 100 camp

    Maryland has landed their fourth recruit in the Class of 2014, as seven-footer Trayvon Reed has committed to the Terps, according to multiple reports. He is ranked 68th in the class by Rivals. Reed is Maryland’s fourth top 100 commitment, joining point guard Romelo Trimble and wings Jared Nickens and Dion Wiley, but he’s the…

  18. Fred Hoiberg is a better golfer than you

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:26 AM EST


    A lot of people spend a lot of money and a lot of time playing a lot of golf, but there aren’t many folks out there that can claim that they’ve hit a double eagle or have a hole-in-one on their resume. There are fewer that have done both with notching a PGA Tour card,…

  19. Josh Gasser returns, but Wisconsin is still Carleton’s latest victim

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:23 AM EST

    Wisconsin athletics

    The good news for Wisconsin is that Josh Gasser is back. He may not be in the best shape of his life, and he may be a bit rusty coming off of a torn ACL, but he’s back on the floor. He started and played 12 minutes in Wisconsin’s exhibition game against Carleton on their…

  20. X-rays negative on Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber’s injured foot

    Aug 22, 2013, 9:38 AM EST


    The last thing that a thin NC State team needs right now is an injury to one of their key players, but that appeared to be exactly the case yesterday. Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber, a top ten recruit posted a picture on twitter of his left foot in a walking boot, tweeting out “Feel like I…