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  1. WCC, commissioner Jamie Zaninovich agree to three-year extension

    May 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EST


    In his six seasons as commissioner of the West Coast Conference, Jamie Zaninovich has helped the conference improve its brand in a variety of ways. Whether it’s been the addition of BYU (Pacific joins this summer) or the idea to move the conference basketball tournaments to Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, it’s safe to say…

  2. Ben McLemore denies former AAU coach’s allegations

    May 17, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Western Kentucky v Kansas

    While in Chicago taking part in this week’s NBA Draft Combine, former Kansas shooting guard had to answer some questions regarding the allegations levied by his former AAU coach, Darius Cobb, a couple weeks ago. In a story done by USA Today in early May, Cobb stated that he accepted $10,000 from a runner in…

  3. Report: Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan fills out coaching staff

    May 17, 2013, 10:52 AM EST

    Eddie Jordan

    With the decision to keep assistants David Cox and Van Macon on board due in large part to their ability to recruit the Washington, D.C. and New York areas respectively, new Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan has one assistant position left to fill. According to multiple reports Jordan has found his man, as former Los…

  4. Xavier lands 6-8 forward Aleksandar Vezenkov

    May 17, 2013, 9:56 AM EST

    A few days after landing a verbal commitment from 2014 point guard Edmond Sumner, the Xavier basketball program made an addition to its 2013 recruiting class on Thursday. 6-8 forward Aleksandar Vezenkov, a native of Bulgaria, will attend Xavier next season according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Vezenkov played in 20 games this past season for…

  5. City of Chicago, DePaul announce plans for new multipurpose facility

    May 16, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    Three days after it was reported that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel would announce plans for a new project that would include a new arena for the DePaul basketball program the mayor did just that, unveiling plans with the hope of beginning construction in 2014. The multipurpose facility (which authorities hope will be completed in time…

  6. Oklahoma basketball pioneer ‘Buddy’ Hudson, 75, passes away

    May 16, 2013, 7:49 PM EST

    Oklahoma Athletic Communications/Kansas City Star

    The name Harold “Buddy” Hudson may not be one that immediately sparks vivid memories amongst older college basketball fans, but the name is a very important one in the history of Oklahoma Basketball. Tuesday morning Hudson suffered a heart attack and passed away in Kansas City at the age of 75. Hudson is survived by his wife,…

  7. Assistant coach Raphael Chillious returns to Washington

    May 16, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

    Raphael Chillious

    After one season at Villanova assistant coach Raphael Chillious has returned to the Washington program, the Pac-12 school announced in a press release Thursday. As a member of Lorenzo Romar’s staff from 2010-12 Chillious helped the Huskies win three conference titles (one regular season and two tournament titles), and the combination of his return and the…

  8. Rutgers announces addition of Iowa State transfer Nkereuwem Okoro

    May 16, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

    Iowa State Athletic Communications

    Rutgers announced the official addition of two players to the men’s basketball program on Thursday, as both incoming freshman Junior Etou and former Iowa State win Nkereuwem “Kerwin” Okoro are now Scarlet Knights. Okoro, a 6-5 guard who played his high school basketball at St. Raymond’s High School in the Bronx, played in just nine…

  9. Report: Former Stetson guard Chris Perez transferring to Canisius

    May 16, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Jim Hogue Photos/Stetson University

    The 2012-13 season was a successful one for first-year Canisius head coach Jim Baron, who managed to win 20 games and lead the Golden Griffins to their first postseason appearance since then-head coach John Beilein led the program to the NCAA tournament in 1996. Coach Baron will welcome back son Billy for his senior campaign…

  10. 2014 small forward Jordan Barnett generating buzz in the EYBL

    May 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    FRISCO, Tx. — After the St. Louis Eagles lost on Friday night to the Jackson Tigers in the opening night of the EYBL Dallas Session they didn’t slump off the court and hang their heads. Well, they did, but they didn’t have much time to stand and sulk as they were quickly summoned to the…

  11. The Big Ten is setting records for their revenue

    May 16, 2013, 2:10 PM EST


    The Big Ten’s tax returns are in, and it’s safe to say that, as we all suspected, the league is loaded: The Big Ten’s return showed the conference with more than $315 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The Big Ten, which increased its annual revenue by more than $50…

  12. John Calipari: ‘We’re chasing perfection’

    May 16, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    John Calipari

    John Calipari missed out on the best prospect that has come through the high school ranks since he’s been at Kentucky, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Wildcats will enter this season as the No. 1 team in the country. And it doesn’t change the fact that they are the favorite to win…

  13. Tennessee: ‘We’re playing Memphis!'; Memphis: ‘No, you’re not!’

    May 16, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

    Louisville v Memphis

    There is no program in the country that has more drama in putting together their schedule than Memphis. It feels like the negotiation process for every single one of their home-and-home series would be well-documented on an episode of Jerry Springer. Josh Pastner didn’t want to play Ole Miss in a basketball series. His boss…

  14. Malcolm Duvivier to reclassify, sign with Oregon State for 2013

    May 16, 2013, 11:39 AM EST

    Malcolm Duvivier

    Oregon State may have found themselves a replacement for Ahmad Starks, as Malcolm Duvivier has decided to reclassify to the Class of 2013 and enroll at Oregon State. The news was first reported by’s Scott Phillips. Duvivier is a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Toronto. He was ranked the No. 116 prospect in the…

  15. Report: UMass-Lowell to hire Northeastern’s Pat Duquette

    May 16, 2013, 11:06 AM EST


    The number of Division I school without a head coach was dropped to one on Thursday, as UMass-Lowell has hired former Northeastern assistant Pat Duquette, according to reports. Duquette has spent the past four seasons under Bill Coen at Northeastern after working on the Boston College staff for 13 years. Duquette will be in an…

  16. Baylor reportedly lands Denver transfer Royce O’Neale

    May 16, 2013, 10:26 AM EST

    Royce O'Neale, D.J. Cooper

    Baylor has lost a pair of guards to transfer in the last couple of weeks, but the Bears may have found a way to fill that void. Royce O’Neale is expected to commit to the Bears today, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of O’Neale is a 6-foot-5 wing from Killeen, TX, that…

  17. Malik Newman sets the bar for guards in 2015 class

    May 16, 2013, 9:37 AM EST

    (Scott Phillips/NBC Sports)

    FRISCO, Tx. — Malik Newman is the best guard in the 2015 class. Recruiting rankings are a debate, but this debate for the moment isn’t very close. To put this argument into perspective the 6-3, Jackson, Mississippi-native is the No. 3 overall prospect in Rivals’ 2015 national rankings and the only guard among the top…

  18. Big Ten considering ‘protected rivalries’ for basketball schedule

    May 15, 2013, 11:24 PM EST

    Jim Delany

    While the Big Ten has yet to put together its conference schedule for the 2013-14 season, there was a leak of the single-game opponents for each school and two rivalries caught the attention of many. Michigan/Ohio State and Indiana/Purdue are both rivalry games that will only happen once next season, with a Michigan official confirming…

  19. Former Alabama center Moussa Gueye transfers to Valparaiso

    May 15, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

    Nemanja Djurisic Moussa Gueye

    During his time at Lake Land College 7-foot center Moussa Gueye verbally committed to attend Valparaiso, only to change his mind and ultimately end up at Alabama. After two seasons in Tuscaloosa, Gueye will transfer to Valparaiso where he will be eligible to play immediately. The news was first reported by Bill Potter and then…

  20. Federal tax documents reveal that Mike Krzyzewski made $9.7 million in 2011

    May 15, 2013, 7:47 PM EST

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    Salaries for head coaches have increased exponentially over the years, with increased television revenues (along with revenues from other sources) have allowed schools to pay top dollar to the leaders of their major sports programs. With four national titles and multiple ACC titles and Final Four appearances, there’s no doubt that Duke head coach Mike…