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  1. JJ Moore granted a waiver to play this season at Rutgers

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    Rutgers got some big news on Thursday morning, as Pitt transfer JJ Moore was given a waiver by the NCAA which will allow him to play immediately for the Scarlett Knights. He’s the second player transferring into the program that was given a waiver by the NCAA. Last month, Kerwin Okoro got the news that…

  2. Oakland center Raphael Carter to miss 2013-2014

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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    Oakland center Raphael Carter will sit out this season after it was discovered that the 6-foot-9 senior diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), the school announced on Thursday morning. Carter will undergo surgery in December so he won’t miss any class time. “I’m disappointed that we won’t have Raphael (Carter),” said Oakland head coach Greg…

  3. Construction of new home for Naismith’s basketball rules delayed until next spring

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

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    Dr. James Naismith’s official rules to the game of basketball are incredibly valuable, with Kansas alumnus David Booth paying a staggering $4.3 million for the document in a 2010 auction. However, instead of keeping the rules for himself Booth made the decision to donate the rules to his beloved alma mater. Booth made the donation…

  4. South Carolina assistant Matt Figger promoted to associate head coach

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

    South Carolina Athletics

    While the experienced Perry Clark was added to the South Carolina coaching staff in the aftermath of Brad Underwood’s departure (he accepted the head coaching job at Stephen F. Austin), head coach Frank Martin had yet to name a replacement as his associate head coach. Wednesday the school announced that assistant Matt Figger has been…

  5. 2014 center Ben Lammers verbally commits to Georgia Tech

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Brian Gregory

    Less than a week after narrowing his list of possible schools to three, 2014 center Ben Lammers has verbally committed to attend Georgia Tech according to Scout.com (subscription required). Lammers, who attends Alamo Heights HS in San Antonio, chose Brian Gregory’s program over fellow ACC school Miami and Marquette. The 6-foot-10 Lammers, considered to be…

  6. Villanova promotes Baker Dunleavy to associate head coach

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Villanova Athletics

    With associate head coach Billy Lange making the move to the Philadelphia 76ers coaching staff, Villanova head coach Jay Wright had a position to fill just days before schools are allowed to officially begin team practices. With Kyle Neptune, who served as the program’s video coordinator from 2008-10 rejoining the staff as an assistant, Villanova…

  7. UConn Board of Trustees approve final construction budget for basketball center

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant

    Since the late-1990s, when television contracts began their steady climb to the astronomical levels they reside at today, sport-specific facilities have gained popularity amongst the nation’s richest college programs. In college basketball the need to have your own facility has become even more important, with the presence of such a setup becoming a selling point…

  8. Top 100 prospect Makinde London commits to Xavier

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    When the realignment dominoes fell more than a few people wondered what would happen with the reconstituted Big East, especially in regards to the caliber of prospect the ten schools would be able to recruit. Well the conference has done quite well for itself on the recruiting trail this offseason, and on Wednesday Xavier landed…

  9. Louisville basketball players three times more valuable than Texas football players

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    Every once in a while you’ll see studies come out that estimate the value of collegiate athletes to the program that they are a part of, and Business Insider did exactly that this week. The way they broke it down was to take the total revenue generated by a school’s football program and multiply it…

  10. Florida is the fifth best hoops program in the country? Please

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    Earlier today, the folks over at ESPN Insider put together a list of the college basketball futures. Essentially, they ranked who they believed would be the Top 25 programs in the country over the course of the next three seasons based on five categories: Coaching, Current Talent, Recruiting, Program Power and Stability. And, not surprisingly,…

  11. Stanley Johnson, Rivals No. 3 in Class of 2014, mixtape (VIDEO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Stanley Johnson, Aaron Gordon

    My favorite player in the Class of 2014 to watch on over the course of the summer was Stanley Johnson, a 6-foot-5 wing out of California that plays for the Oakland Soldiers. Johnson is the No. 3 player in the class and is being courted by the likes of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and Florida. He’s…

  12. Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena damaged by flooding (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    @nwarobbie

    Arkansas has one of the best home court advantages in the country, but it will be a little while before the Razorbacks can get back into their own gym. There were heavy rains in Fayetteville last week Bud Walton Arena was flooded, causing some damage to the court. From the Arkansas News: “This past Friday,…

  13. North Carolina to wear custom, camo version of the XX8 (PHOTO)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

    Darren Rovell

    Jordans are the most popular and in demand shoe in the country. Every year, the Jordan brand releases a new model of the shoe — we’re up to the Jordan XX8 this year — and every year people wait in line for hours (or days) just to be able to spend a few hundred bucks…

  14. Josh Pastner: ‘We have a long way to go’

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Memphis Tigers Head Coach Pastner talks with Johnson and Black during a time out during the first half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Michigan State Spartans in Auburn Hills

    Josh Pastner has a highly-touted recruiting class, couple that with recent news that Missouri transfer Michael Dixon is eligible to play this season, and Memphis once again has high expectations in the preseason. Though, during Monday’s media session, Pastner made it clear that for all the potential this team has, still has a lot of…

  15. Iowa lands a commitment from three-star guard Brady Ellingson

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    Fran McCaffery got the Hawkeyes in the top four for Marian Catholic (Ill.) point guard Tyler Ulis, only to see him commit to Kentucky earlier this month. Two weeks later, Iowa got its first commit in the Class of 2014 in Hamilton High (Wisc.) shooting guard Brady Ellingson. The 6-foot-3 Ellingson announced his decision on…

  16. Drake says John Calipari attended his high school graduation, gave him a Kentucky jersey (VIDEO)

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

    Twitter/Winky Productions

    Drake was on the ESPN First Take set today to talk about his involvement in sports, such as his friendship with LeBron James, and his weekend in Toronto with Johnny Manziel. The musician’s relationship with John Calipari in the Kentucky Wildcats has been well-documented. Drake has made the trip to Lexington many times, and there are…

  17. New Mexico releases design of new court at The Pit (PHOTO)

    Sep 24, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    @UNMHoops

    The New Mexico men’s basketball program is entering the Craig Neal era now that Steve Alford is in Westwood. On Monday, the school released an image of its new court at The Pit. The school released the new court design via its Twitter account. The University of New Mexico spent around $130,000 on the court…

  18. Top-10 2014 recruit Rashad Vaughn down to seven schools

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    Rashad Vaughn made news this summer when he decided to leave Robbinsdale Cooper High (Minn.) for Findlay Prep (Nev.) for his senior season of high school. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard trimmed his lists on Tuesday, and is now down to seven schools. Arizona, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina and UNLV made the cut ($), according…

  19. Seton Hall unveils new jerseys for this season (PHOTO)

    Sep 24, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    Seton Hall

    Times are good for the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, and that’s been a rarity for a long time. The Pirates are entering the brand-new Big East with their eyes on the heralded Class of 2014 coming in. Seton Hall uprooted Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead last week when he picked SHU over St. John’s, giving…

  20. Report: Marshall Henderson to return to Ole Miss at the start of practice

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson’s indefinite offseason suspension is over. According to a report from CBSSports.com‘s Gary Parrish, the Ole Miss shooting guard will be participating in the first practice of the season on Friday. That doesn’t guarantee that Henderson will be playing in the Rebel’s first game, however. Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork told USA Today‘s Dan…