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  1. The bond between Rick Byrd and Casey Alexander crosses rivalry lines

    May 20, 2013, 4:15 PM EST


    There may not be a rivalry in all of college basketball more unique than the Battle of the Boulevard, which pits Belmont against Lipscomb, two schools that are located all of 2.7 miles apart on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville, TN. It dates back to 1953, and over the course of the last 60 years, the two…

  2. Dominic Woodson, top 100 center in 2013, decommits from Baylor

    May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM EST

    Scott Drew

    Dominic Woodson no longer plans to attend Baylor in the fall, according to multiple reports. Woodson was rated as the No. 80 recruit in the country, and the No. 9 center in the Class of 2013, by Rivals. But with Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson both opting to return to school, and with Rico Gathers…

  3. Missouri lands Baylor transfer Deuce Bello

    May 20, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

    Deuce Bello, Bryce Cotton

    Frank Haith has added yet another transfer to his program, as former Baylor wing Deuce Bello will finish up his playing career at Missouri. The news was first reported by Gabe DeArmond of “I have decided to play for Mizzou,” Bello told DeArmond. “We played them three times while I was at Baylor. I…

  4. Long Beach State’s roster turnover result of issues with transfers

    May 20, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Tony Freeland, Chris McMealy

    We’ve known that Long Beach State was heading towards some roster upheaval for a few weeks now, but the news will soon become official: five players from last year’s team will not be on the roster next season. The three biggest names: Keala King, Tony Freeland and Deng Deng. They’re 49er careers are caput. A…

  5. Steve Alford’s tenure at UCLA is not off to a rousing start

    May 20, 2013, 11:44 AM EST

    UCLA Introduces Steve Alford

    When Steve Alford was hired at UCLA almost two months ago, my initial reaction was one of optimism. Alford had turned New Mexico into the dominant program in a very good Mountain West. Regardless of the post season flameouts that he’s had — he hasn’t made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA…

  6. How did Bill Self learn about Andrew Wiggins’ commitment? Twitter

    May 20, 2013, 10:23 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Last Tuesday, Andrew Wiggins ended one of the most intriguing recruitments that college hoops has ever seen. Let’s get past the fact that Wiggins is the kind of talent that can change the course of a team’s season. We’re talking about a guy that’s talented enough to do what Kevin Durant did for Texas in…

  7. Zay Jackson set to return to Murray State

    May 20, 2013, 9:17 AM EST

    Zay Jackson

    It’s official now: Zay Jackson will be returning to the Murray State basketball team next season. That’s according to Andy Katz, who reported on Monday morning that Jackson had practiced with the Racers and earned a 2.75 GPA after spending 49 days in jail. If you’ve forgotten, Jackson was locked up for an incident in…

  8. Parade Girls’ Basketball POY streak hits three for UConn

    May 19, 2013, 10:06 PM EST

    Next October head coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies will begin their quest for a second consecutive (and ninth overall) national title. On Saturday the program continued a streak of sorts, as signee Saniya Chong was named Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year by Parade Magazine. Chong, who hails from Ossining, N.Y., is the…

  9. Change of plans for former Marshall guard DeAndre Kane?

    May 19, 2013, 8:47 PM EST

    Rice Marshall Basketball

    On May 8 it was reported by Jeff Goodman of that Marshall’s leading scorer, guard DeAndre Kane, would transfer to Pittsburgh for his senior season after graduating from Marshall. With an average of just over 15 points and seven assists per game last season, Kane would give the Panthers a needed perimeter scorer for…

  10. New logos represent ‘new beginning’ for Sun Belt Conference

    May 19, 2013, 7:26 PM EST

    Sun Belt Conference

    One byproduct of conference realignment has been the rebranding of some leagues, mainly to display the charting of a new path. That’s the case for the Sun Belt Conference, which will welcome multiple new members on July 1. The Sun Belt unveiled new primary and secondary logos on Sunday, as well as its new mantra…

  11. Report: Former Charlotte forward Darion Clark transferring to USC

    May 19, 2013, 6:21 PM EST

    Darion Clark, Rob Loe

    Following the departure of four seniors (not counting guard Jio Fontan) and the decision of center Dewayne Dedmon to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, it’s safe to say that first-year USC head coach Andy Enfield is in need of some front court depth. USC’s most experienced returnee next season will be 7-2 center Omar Oraby,…

  12. Duke signee Semi Ojeleye named Parade Magazine Player of the Year

    May 19, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    For all the accolades heaped upon Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins (and deservedly so), Parade Magazine went with another player for its 2012-13 Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. Semi Ojeleye, a Duke signee from Ottawa, Kansas, averaged more than 38 points per game this season while also getting the job done in the classroom to…

  13. Fellow student and fraternity brother charged with disorderly conduct in assault of Brown guard Joseph Sharkey

    May 19, 2013, 3:04 PM EST

    The story continues to unfold on the assault of Joseph Sharkey, a sophomore guard on the Brown University baskstball team, who was found in critical condition in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 12th) with an injury to the head. According to the Providence Journal: Dillon J. Ingham, 22 of New York, was charged…

  14. Boston College nears completion of 2013-14 non-conference schedule

    May 19, 2013, 1:47 PM EST

    Steve Donahue and the Boston College Eagles nearly have their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season set in stone. It was recently reported by BC Interruption that Toledo, Sacred Heart, and Philadelphia University were added to the home slate. Not exactly three teams to get overly excited about, especially with Philadelphia U being a sub-Division…

  15. Alabama and UCLA schedule home-and-home series

    May 19, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    As teams begin to solidify their non-conference schedules for the 2013-14 season, it has been reported that UCLA will host Alabama next season with the Bruins traveling to Alabama the following year. Anthony Grant may have his best team in next season his fifth in Tuscaloosa even with Trevor Lacey transferring out of the program.…

  16. And then there was one: Stetson

    May 19, 2013, 11:21 AM EST

    When Lipscomb completed their search for a head men’s basketball coach this past Friday evening, it was supposed to represent the end of the coaching carousel for 2013. However, the Bisons poached Casey Alexander from fellow Atlantic Sun school Stetson, so now that leaves the Hatters as the final Division 1 school remaining without a…

  17. Providence’s Ed Cooley joins staff for USA Basketball Men’s Under-19 World Championship team

    May 19, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    Ed Cooley

    Yesterday, news broke that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was in discussions to return as the USA Olympic men’s basketball coach through the Rio 2016 Olympics. On a smaller scale, earlier last week the Providence Journal reported that Providence head coach Ed Cooley will join Marquette head coach Buzz Williams and Tim Ryan, head coach from the College of Central…

  18. VIDEO: Shaka Smart throws a strike, gets his own bobblehead

    May 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    photo courtesy of the Richmond Flying Squirrels

    Friday evening, VCU head coach Shaka Smart did one of those things coaches do in the offseason. He took to the field in a minor league game to throw out a first pitch. It was an auspicious day for the Rams’ head man, as he was being honored with his very own bobblehead doll last…

  19. Will Arizona play shorthanded next season?

    May 18, 2013, 7:28 PM EST

    Sean Miller

    There has been a lot of change at Arizona over the past few months, with several players and even a coach leaving the program. Replacing assistant James Whitford, who became head coach at Ball State, was easy: Wildcat legend Damon Stoudamire came back home to round out the staff. But the personnel situation on the…

  20. Report: Baylor coach told Griner not to talk about her sexuality

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Former Baylor player and current WNBA top draft pick Britney Griner made it quite clear recently that she has no problem talking about her sexuality. She spoke with Sports Illustrated shortly after her college career ended, and was candid about something that is, frankly, not really anybody’s business. We now know why she never mentioned…