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  1. Top 25 2014 prospect Goodluck Okonoboh commits to UNLV

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    6-foot-9 power forward/center Goodluck Okonoboh has transformed himself into one of the nation’s premier big men over the last year, going from a player who was merely on the radar of some of the nation’s best programs to a highly sought-after front court prospect. On Thursday evening Okonoboh announced where he would be attending college…

  2. UConn senior forward Tyler Olander cleared to rejoin team

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    Last month UConn senior power forward Tyler Olander was suspended indefinitely by head coach Kevin Ollie after the Mansfield, Conn. native was arrested on charges of driving under intoxication. Ultimately that charge was dropped when tests showed that Olander was below the legal limit, with the end result being that Olander was required to pay…

  3. Report: Senior center Wendell Lewis dismissed from Mississsippi State program

    Oct 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    Wendell Lewis, Jamil Wilson

    In late June 6-foot-9 senior center Wendell Lewis was granted a fifth year of eligibility by the Southeastern Conference, a move that was supposed to give Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray some added experience in the paint in 2013-14. Lewis played in just eight games last season before fracturing the patella in his right…

  4. America East announces new format for conference tournament

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    americaeast

    One of the bigger upsets during conference tournament play last season was Albany’s win over regular season champion Stony Brook in the semifinals of the America East tournament. That contest drew added attention due to the fact that the Great Danes, who went on to represent the league in the NCAA tournament, hosted the first…

  5. Cat Barber suffers concussion in practice, is day-to-day

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Cat Barber was the first casualty of practice down at N.C. State. On Tuesday, he highly-touted freshman knocked heads with T.J. Warren after diving for a loose ball and got a concussion. According to a release from the athletic department, Barber is considered day-to-day as he works his way through the school’s concussion protocol. This…

  6. Report: Illinois State’s MiKyle McIntosh ruled non-qualifier, to miss the season

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    FIBA

    Ro Russell strikes again. MiKyle McIntosh was ruled a non-qualifier by the NCAA today, according to reports, and will be forced to essentially redshirt this season at Illinois State. McIntosh, a native of Canada, was at 22 Feet Academy in Kentucky last season, but he also attended Christian Faith Center Academy in the past. That’s…

  7. 2013-2014 Season Preview: College Hoops Breakout Players

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  8. Colorado’s Josh Scott ‘Buff-ed’ up this summer

    Oct 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Josh Scott, Nnanna Egwu

    Josh Scott hit a wall midway through his freshman season. Colorado’s 6-foot-10 center went for double figures in 15 of his first 19 games, but he began to struggle late in conference play. A brutal concussion he suffered in February against Arizona State kept him out of two games, and he was never quite able…

  9. Rick Pitino gets hung up on by Boston radio station

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    Rick Pitino is doing the media rounds this week after releasing his new book called The One-Day Contract. He’s one of the more fascinating characters in sports these days. After going through a humiliating, self-inflicted public lawsuit a couple of years back, one which nearly cost him his job and his family, Pitino has come…

  10. ‘It’s gotta be the shoes?’ Players use designs to show off personality

    Oct 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    University of Miami guard Rion Brown reacts after hitting a free throw late in the game against the University of Illinois during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” Those are the famous words of Deion Sanders, and while college…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 22 New Mexico Lobos

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Kendall Williams

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  12. Florida awaiting medical clearance for Will Yeguete, Eli Carter

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    While many college basketball programs have already begun practicing, taking advantage of the new NCAA rule that allows schools to get going 42 days before their season opener (having 30 practices to use), the Florida Gators have yet to hold their first full practice. Head coach Billy Donovan made the decision to wait until October…

  13. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim no fan of paying student-athletes

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange head coach Boeheim watches his team play the Michigan Wolverines in the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four basketball game in Atlanta

    With the O’Bannon lawsuit gaining some momentum in the form of EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Company deciding to settle with the plaintiffs the concept of student-athlete compensation (beyond what those on scholarship currently receive) has been discussed with greater frequency in recent weeks. On one side of the equation are those who see…

  14. Oregon may not have a commitment from 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo (UPDATED)

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

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    (UPDATE: After the news broke on Wednesday night that Kasongo had picked the Ducks over UConn, the big man tweeted out the following: I am still undecided, and haven't made a commitment yet. I need more time to think about this and will decide where I go later on this week. — Ray Kasongo (@RayKasongo32)…

  15. Kansas State PG Jevon Thomas won’t be eligible until December 21

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Kansas State Athletics

    With point guard Angel Rodriguez deciding to transfer after posting averages of 11.4 points and 5.2 assists per game last season, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber needed an answer at the point as his Wildcats look to at the very least duplicate their accomplishment of winning a share of the Big 12 regular season…

  16. Second ACL tear ends career of Colorado State guard Jesse Carr

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Colorado State University's Carr fights to get his shot off under pressure from Murray State University's Canaan during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville

    Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season Colorado State guard Jesse Carr, who posted averages of 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a redshirt junior, was expected to be valuable piece for Larry Eustachy’s Rams. But a torn ACL changed that, requiring Carr to sit out the entire 2012-13 season. Carr…

  17. Pictures, video of record 650 tents camping out for Big Blue Madness (VIDEO)

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    @kentuckyhouse

    The first thing that you’ll learn when covering college basketball is that you should never, ever underestimate the passion — and insanity — of Kentucky basketball fans. This morning at 5 a.m., fans were allowed to begin camping out for a spot in line to get a voucher for a ticket to Big Blue Madness.…

  18. Attorney that helped create NFL free agency backs athlete’s fight against NCAA

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    The push for change with the NCAA has never been as strong as it has this summer, with issues such as Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA and the All Players United (APU) push that we saw last weekend in college football. The latest development is that Jeffery Kessler, a powerful attorney and partner in Winston…

  19. Programs on the rise and the decline heading into 2013-2014

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  20. Andy Kennedy: ‘With Marshall things get sensationalized'; he’s right

    Oct 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Marshall Henderson has still not spoken to the media since he was suspended on July 10th, but his head coach Andy Kennedy has taken multiple opportunities to publicly support his best player. Henderson was one of the most polarizing players in the country during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 20.1 points for a team that…