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  1. Marist faces challenging non-conference schedule

    Aug 18, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    In year one under head coach Jeff Bower, Marist faces a challenging non-conference schedule with many of their tilts coming on the road. This should come as no surprise for Marist as they had just three home games in the non-conference portion of their schedule last season at home. For a program that is looking…

  2. Big Blue Nation concerned about renovating Rupp Arena

    Aug 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Earlier this summer, rumors swirled that Rupp Arena may undergo a face-lift in the near future. This news came with some very mixed emotions to many, and that hasn’t changed in the subsequent months. Change can be good, but not to all in Big Blue Nation who feel that renovating Rupp Arena and potentially changing…

  3. Former Mount St. Mary’s guard Shivaughn Wiggins transfers to Coastal Carolina

    Aug 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Earlier in August, Mount St. Mary’s head coach Jamion Christian was met with some bad news after learning Shivaughn Wiggins, the NEC Rookie of the Year, decided to transfer. Wiggins was the fourth leading scorer for The Mount averaging 9.6 points per game, and was an integral reason Christian’s first season ended so strongly as…

  4. UConn men and women to each play one game in Bridgeport next season

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    In late July, it was reported that the University of Connecticut had interest in playing home games in different venues aside from the XL Center in Hartford and its on-campus arena (Gampel Pavilion) in Storrs. Last week, sources confirmed that playing a game at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport was all but a done…

  5. Understated new court at… Boise State?

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

    photo courtesy Boise State

    New court surfaces are going in fast and furious throughout college basketball. Most of them are wild, eye-busting designs, with each program looking to top the last. One school, however, put in a nice, modest new floor. Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena, of all places, is the home of a relatively mellow, mostly natural-wood-colored court. You…

  6. Transfer Watson academically ineligible at Wichita State

    Aug 17, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Louisville v Wichita State

    Following a surprise Final Four run, there’s little doubt that Gregg Marshall and Wichita State are pulling in better players than the school has seen since Xavier McDaniel and Antoine Carr toed the stripe on campus. With big-time recruits come big-time headaches, it seems. Marshall had 6’7″, 240-lb. juco transfer Earl Watson schedule to join the…

  7. French pros drop 100 on Alabama

    Aug 17, 2013, 7:00 PM EST


    I’ll be honest here. I don’t know if the French team Boulogne is any good or not, or how their talent level compares to your average SEC team, but the fact that they play in something called the “B Division” of French hoops doesn’t make them sound terribly impressive. What I do know, thanks to…

  8. ‘Cuse lands 2014 point Kaleb Joseph

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Michigan Syracuse Basketball

    It sounds like Kaleb Joseph really wanted to go to Syracuse. According to the Post-Standard, the 2014 guard barely had to set foot on campus before he agreed to don the Orange. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Joseph told the newspaper. “In the back of my mind it’s always where I wanted to…

  9. First Four might not always be in Dayton

    Aug 17, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    LIU Brooklyn v James Madison

    The First Four took a little getting used to for those of us who remember when the tourney was a perfectly balanced 64 teams. Even so, the fact that it was hosted at the University of Dayton year-in and year-out helped give it a certain cachet and familiarity. Dayton, of course, would love to keep…

  10. Bill Self says frosh Wayne Selden stands out in practice

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:48 PM EST

    Bill Self

    Anyone who loves college basketball is looking forward to seeing what Andrew Wiggins can do in a Kansas uniform. The Canadian import is going to be the sizzle in Allen Fieldhouse for a season at most. But Bill Self’s teams are more often winners because there’s plenty of steak behind the sizzle. Wiggins has been…

  11. Arizona gets big commitment from 2014 forward Craig Victor

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Sean Miller endlessly trailed Craig Victor in July and it paid off as the talented five-star forward from Louisiana committed to Arizona on Saturday during his AAU team’s banquet. The news was reported on the scene by Andrew Lopez of the NOLA Media Group and Victor is regarded as the No. 21 prospect overall in…

  12. Is Cameron Clark ready to make the leap for Oklahoma?

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:10 PM EST

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    Oklahoma is winding down it’s European tour for the summer as they lost to a team from the French National Basketball League to go 4-1 on the trip. But the good news for the trip overall was the emergence of Cameron Clark. The senior 6’6″ wing has produced for the Sooners the past two seasons,…

  13. Syracuse and Cornell renew their rivalry

    Aug 17, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Michigan v Syracuse

    After not playing since 2010-11, Syracuse and Cornell will resume their basketball rivalry as the teams will meet for the 113th time on November 8th at the Carrier Dome. Announced on Friday on the Syracuse athletics website, the rivalry dates back to 1900-01 and will also serve as the opening game of the year for the Orange.…

  14. BYU releases non-conference schedule

    Aug 17, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Dave Rose

    BYU and head coach Dave Rose announced their non-conference schedule on Thursday and it’s a difficult schedule that includes three road games and four neutral site games. BYU opens the season at Stanford as part of the 24-hour hoops marathon and they will also be apart of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic with two…

  15. Report: Former Siena head coach arrested

    Aug 17, 2013, 12:00 PM EST


    Former Siena head coach Bob Beyer was arrested in Saratoga Springs, New York  late Thursday and charged with three counts including resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to a report from the Saratogian. The 51-year old Beyer, the head coach at Siena from 1994 through 1997 and a current assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats,…

  16. Hampton uses trip to Bahamas to gauge upcoming season

    Aug 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EST


    Hampton is back from a recent trip to the Bahamas, where the Pirates played three exhibition games against teams comprised of current and former college players and went 2-1. While these overseas trips — permitted once every four years by the NCAA — are often meaningless in terms of win-loss record, they do provide 10…

  17. Report: Detroit senior Jason Calliste to transfer

    Aug 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Detroit Mercy

    Detroit shooting guard Jason Calliste will be spending his senior season elsewhere after graduating early and deciding to transfer from the Titans, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press. The story from Perry A. Farrell explains how Calliste informed Detroit coaches and the program of his decision on Friday before leaving for his…

  18. Report: 2014 power forward Angel Delgado commits to Seton Hall

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:33 PM EST

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Seton Hall v Syracuse

    Chalk this up as a good week for Seton Hall and head coach Kevin Willard. First there was the positive finish to the saga involving guard Tom Maayan, who was granted a 90-day furlough by the Israeli Defense Forces that many expect to turn into permission to complete his college career before fullfulling his military…

  19. Wagner adds former Central Connecticut State star Obie Nwadike as a grad assistant

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    Wagner College

    While he may have played his college basketball at Wagner, there’s a good chance that fans familiar with the program remember former Central Connecticut State forward Obie Nwadike. In four seasons at CCSU Nwadike proved to be one of the best rebounders in school history (despite being 6-4), grabbing 980 caroms as a Blue Devil.…

  20. Syracuse has little use for all ten practices ahead of Canada trip

    Aug 16, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    Jim Boeheim

    College basketball programs making a summer trip out of the country are afforded the opportunity to hold ten practices before leaving campus. With three key contributors, including their starting backcourt, gone from last year’s Final Four team one would assume that Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim would want to use all ten practices. That assumption…