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  1. Late-Night Snacks: A recap of Sunday’s action

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange center Baye Keita celebrates defeating the San Diego State Aztecs following their NCAA season opening basketball game on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway in San Diego

    While Sunday’s college basketball schedule wasn’t loaded with games there was one match-up of ranked teams and eight other contests involving Top 25 squads. So for those who may have spent the day hemming and hawing over their fantasy football team(s), here are some of the important happenings on the first Sunday of the college…

  2. Larry Brown wins his SMU debut 73-58 over Loyola Marymount

    Nov 11, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Larry Brown

    The last college game Larry Brown coached before Sunday ended with someone handing him a trophy, as the Kansas Jayhawks beat Oklahoma 83-79 to win the national title in 1988. Twenty-four years later he’s been given the keys to an SMU program that’s looking to reverse its fortunes, and he’s off to a 1-0 start…

  3. 2013 forward Nigel Hayes verbally commits to Wisconsin

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan ecourages his team against the Syracuse Orange during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Wisconsin picked up a fifth verbal commitment in its 2013 class on Sunday night, as 6-7 forward Nigel Hayes (Toledo, OH/Whitmer HS) has decided to play for Bo Ryan. The news was first reported by Reggie Rankin of, and Hayes picked the Badgers over Ohio State and Stanford. Hayes joins a class headlined by…

  4. Georgetown forward Otto Porter leaves game after getting hit in the face

    Nov 11, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Georgetown fans may be a bit nervous right now, as sophomore forward Otto Porter left the game in the first half after getting hit in the face by an errant elbow. Porter would return for a short stint in the first half, only to leave the game and not return to the bench for the…

  5. Let’s not rush to judge San Diego State after today’s loss

    Nov 11, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Battle On The Midway - Syracuse v San Diego State

    Finally a basketball game played on an aircraft carrier this weekend went the full 40 minutes, with No. 20 San Diego State and No. 9 Syracuse taking on each other (along with the sun and wind) in the Battle on the Midway. The Orange were the ones who did the better job of adjusting to…

  6. UNLV freshmen Daquan Cook and Demetris Morant will be redshirted

    Nov 11, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Wyoming v UNLV

    With the amount of talent at Dave Rice’s disposal this season, there were questions as to who would either lose minutes or have to redshirt with an eye towards the future at UNLV. Those decisions have been made apparently, as the Las Vegas Sun reported on Saturday that freshmen Daquan Cook and Demetris Morant will…

  7. Two Akron players suspended three games apiece due to clerical error

    Nov 11, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    There’s no ignoring the fact that folks have become more and more frustrated with the way in which the NCAA handles the enforcement of its rules, but a decision handed down on Friday may have taken the cake. While most were focused on the NCAA’s decision to declare UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad ineligible, Akron learned…

  8. Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz cleared to play after suffering leg laceration in October

    Nov 11, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

    Mike Bruesewitz

    Wisconsin senior forward Mike Bruesewitz has been cleared to play for the Badgers after suffering a deep leg laceration last month, the school announced via Twitter Sunday. Bruesewitz’s injury in October required surgery, but he now returns for Sunday’s game against Southeast Louisiana. Following his surgery, he was given a 4-6 week window to recover…

  9. South Carolina freshman Laimonas Chatkevicius suspended six games for receiving impermissible benefits

    Nov 11, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT


    South Carolina freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius has been suspended for the first six games of the 2012-13 season for taking impermissible benefits, the school announced Sunday. According to the release, Chatkevicius received the benefits from his host family prior to enrolling at South Carolina. The seven-footer Chatkevicius is the biggest part of coach Frank Martin’s…

  10. Preview: Syracuse meets San Diego State in Battle on the Midway carrier game

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

    Steve Fisher, Jim Boeheim

    Condensation was the spoiler Friday night, stopping two aircraft carrier games before their completion, having effectively halted Ohio State-Marquette before it could get started and forcing a halftime cancellation of Georgetown-Florida. Third time’s the charm, right? Syracuse and San Diego State hope the West Coast is friendlier than the East when they tip off at…

  11. Larry Eustachy gets a win over Montana in first game as Colorado State head coach

    Nov 11, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    When head coach Tim Miles bolted to take the same position at Nebraska this offseason, Colorado State was left searching. The search lasted less than a month, and the Rams found their man. Larry Eustachy, most recently the head coach at Southern Miss and previously at Iowa State, officially stepped in to take Miles’ spot…

  12. Arizona State freshman Calaen Robinson to sit out 2012-13 season

    Nov 11, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    Arizona State logo

    Arizona State freshman Calaen Robinson will sit out the 2012-13 season, Sun Devils’ coach Herb Sendek announced Saturday night. According to the Associated Press, Robinson has not been with the team since the start of practicing while he deals with what is being termed an “off-the-court matter.” Robinson is a 6-1 left-handed guard from Tempe…

  13. 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh commits to Indiana

    Nov 11, 2012, 1:11 AM EDT

    tom crean

    Cody Zeller and top-ranked Indiana breezed past Bryant 97-54 on Friday night. For Tom Crean, that was one of two wins on the weekend, as IU landed a commitment from 2013 forward Noah Vonleh (New Hampton Prep/Haverhill, MA), who was on campus this weekend on an official visit. The news was broke by ESPN late…

  14. Late Night Snacks: What you missed while watching football

    Nov 11, 2012, 12:48 AM EDT

    Laurence Bowers, Kris Davis

    Look, we realize you were watching football all day today. We ain’t even mad. To prove it, we’ll catch you up on everything you missed in the sport where an undefeated season is pretty much a pipe dream. Games of the Night 1. No. 15 Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 69 We’ve had some very frank and…

  15. UCF upends in-state rival South Florida

    Nov 10, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio v  South Florida

    UConn and Central Florida may not be eligible for the postseason, but it appears neither program will lie down and roll over for opponents this year. The Huskies served notice on Friday, downing a ranked Michigan State squad in a marquee matchup at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The Knights and Bulls met in a…

  16. Citadel beats VMI at All-Military Classic

    Nov 10, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT


    Overlooked amongst the aircraft carriers, camouflage unis and overseas air base battles was a humble matchup between two ancient mid-majors with little marquee value. The Army, Navy and Air Force academies play for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy every year, to a moderate amount of fanfare. For Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel, this year’s All-Military Classic…

  17. Flea Shabazz Muhammad!

    Nov 10, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT


    John Calipari has Jay-Z, now Ben Howland has Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Well, he doesn’t exactly “have” Flea, but he can stand near Flea while the bassist wears his homemade “Free Shabazz Muhammad” t-shirt. Students in the crowd were reportedly wearing more professional-quality shirts with the same message, but isn’t it just…

  18. Council injured in narrow Providence victory

    Nov 10, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ladontae Henton

    Providence isn’t exactly expected to set the Big East on fire this season — the Friars were chosen to finish dead last in the league’s preseason poll —  but nobody really thought they were in danger from the Great West. The Friars barely survived against the New Jersey Institute of Technology, however, winning 64-63 on…

  19. Butler seeking $16 million for Hinkle renovations

    Nov 10, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT


    One of basketball’s greatest gyms is getting a facelift. On Friday, Butler University announced a $16 million fundraising goal, part of a renovation planned for historic Hinkle Fieldhouse that is expected to total around $30 million before it’s all said and done. There’s always a little thrill of fear that goes through me when one…

  20. James Michael McAdoo leads way in North Carolina win over Gardner-Webb

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

    James Michael McAdoo

    James Michael McAdoo has been pointed to as a possible breakout player in 2012-13 and, if Friday night was any indication, the pundits just might be right. McAdoo scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 11 North Carolina over Gardner-Webb, 76-59, on Friday night in Chapel Hill. “We did try to do…

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