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  1. Jahlil Okafor’s AAU coach believes he and Tyus Jones headed to Duke

    Aug 3, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Beach Ball Classic Basketball

    There may not be a more important story line for the 2014-2015 basketball season than where Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor decide to go to college. The best point guard in the Class of 2014 and one of the most technically sound big men to come through the high school ranks in a long time…

  2. Assigned Reading: An in-depth look at search firms

    Aug 3, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Julie Hermann

    When Rutgers needed to hire a replacement for Tim Pernetti as the university’s athletic director, the school did what most schools in that situation do: they hired a search firm to help them parse through candidates. The bill? $70,000. The end result? Rutgers hired Julie Hermann away from Louisville, a move that was lauded until…

  3. Could Syracuse reposition the Carrier Dome for the Duke game?

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    With Syracuse moving to the ACC this season, they’re looking to make a splash in their new league and are already reviewing ways to do so. One of the ways Syracuse is rumored to be discussing is re-positioning the Carrier Dome floor to the middle of the dome — instead of the current one-sided position…

  4. NCAA questions eligibility of Connecticut freshman forward Kentan Facey

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Kentan Facey

    UConn and head coach Kevin Ollie are now facing questions surrounding the eligibility of top recruit and power forward Kentan Facey. A 6’8″ forward, Facey was joined in Connecticut’s recruiting class by fellow New York Rens AAU teammate — point guard Terrence Samuel — and now Facey is drawing concerns about his international status before…

  5. Maryland freshman point guard Roddy Peters will not wear Juan Dixon’s old number

    Aug 3, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    (Mark Gail/The Washington Post

    As the top local recruit in a solid recruiting class coming to College Park in the fall, Roddy Peters didn’t need to do much to endear himself to Maryland fans. A 6’4″ point guard from Suitland High School in District Heights, Maryland, Peters comes to the Terrapins with a lot of hype as Rivals regarded…

  6. Evolving as a point guard a continuous process for Sedrick Barefield

    Aug 2, 2013, 7:02 PM EST


    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – At the end of the July evaluation period, 2015 point guard Sedrick Barefield had established himself as one of the better players in the class at his position. Possessing the ability to both create his own shot and provide for others, Barefield received attention from some of the nation’s premier basketball…

  7. Central Arkansas’ Corliss Williamson steps down to join Sacramento Kings staff

    Aug 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Corliss Williamson, Robert Crawford, Lenell Brown

    The college basketball head coaching carousel hasn’t stopped, apparently. In news that comes as a bit surprising based upon how close schools are to the start of the fall semester, Central Arkansas announced that head coach Corliss Williamson has resigned to join Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone’s staff as an assistant. During his three…

  8. Former grad assistant Kip Wellman returns to Syracuse as director of basketball ops

    Aug 2, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

    Western Kentucky Athletics

    Needing to replace the departed Tim O’Toole, who accepted an assistant coaching spot on Johnny Dawkins’ staff at Stanford, Syracuse is bringing back a familiar face to serve as the program’s director of basketball operations. On Friday the school announced the hiring of Kip Wellman, who was a graduate assistant at the school from 2005…

  9. Maine announces addition of Deshon Gaither to coaching staff

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Maine Athletics

    With assistant Nate Philippe joining new head coach Mike Brennan’s staff at American, Maine head coach Ted Woodward had a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. That’s officially been done, as the school announced on Friday that former Lee Academy (Lee, Maine) postgraduate head coach Deshon Gaither has been hired. In two seasons at…

  10. Brandon Miller era at Butler set to begin in the ‘Land Down Under’

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:28 PM EST

    Brandon Miller

    It’s been an eventful offseason for the Butler men’s basketball program. In addition to saying goodbye to four seniors, including leading scorers Rotnei Clarke and Andrew Smith, the program also saw head coach Brad Stevens leave to take over the same position with the Boston Celtics. Into his role slides Brandon Miller, who joined Stevens’…

  11. Florida shows off its interesting offseason training program (VIDEO)

    Aug 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Billy Donovan

    The dog days of summer are when team camaraderie is shaped, with players attending summer classes on sparsely populated campuses and going through workouts with their teammates. The summer is also an important period for strength and conditioning coaches across the country, thanks in part to NCAA rules limiting the amount of time basketball coaches…

  12. Alleged terror threats land former Midland JC coach Chris Craig in hot water

    Aug 2, 2013, 11:58 AM EST

    Cindeka Neal/Midland Reporter-Telegram

    Two former college assistant coaches have found themselves in the news the last two days, and the reasons haven’t been good either. Just one day after it was reported that former Eastern Washington assistant Craig Ehlo was arrested on charges of domestic violence and reckless burning, former Midland (Texas) JC head coach and Northern Colorado…

  13. Temple begins practice in preparation for trip to Europe

    Aug 2, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Fran Dunphy

    With three starters gone from a team that won 24 games and gave Indiana all it wanted in the NCAA tournament round of 32, the Temple Owls have some work to do as they approach their first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference. With the need to account for the graduation of…

  14. Multiple stops in high school makes players more likely to transfer in college?

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Joe Browning/UNCW Athletics

    In recent years more and more players at the high school level have made the decision to transfer from one school to another, and the question in some circles has been how likely are those players to make a similar move in college. Thanks to Luke Winn of, who took a look at the…

  15. 6-10 center Ryan Andrus is BYU’s fourth 2014 verbal commitment

    Aug 1, 2013, 9:40 PM EST


    The days and weeks following the end of the final evaluation period of the summer tend to busy, with prospects narrowing their lists and beginning to go through the process of setting up their five official visits (if they haven’t taken any already). But some players don’t need the extra time to make a decision…

  16. Former Butler mascot Blue II dealing with heart failure

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Blue II

    Life as a retiree hasn’t been as smooth as anticipated for former Butler mascot Blue II, who handed the leash over to Blue III (also known as “Trip”) during Senior Day festivities on March 9. Blue II’s official duties as school mascot were completed in May, but since then health issues have made life difficult…

  17. Changes to NCAA enforcement model, recruiting go into effect

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:16 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    For many who follow college basketball, the big news coming from the NCAA on Thursday was the adjustment made to how the NCAA tournament selection committee goes about its job of filling the 68-team bracket every March. But August 1 also marks the day in which the NCAA’s new enforcement model goes into effect. The…

  18. 2014 point guard Larry Austin verbally commits to attend Tennessee

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    With Antonio Barton (who transferred in from Memphis) and Jordan McRae out of eligibility after the 2013-14 season, the Tennessee Volunteers had room for more talent on the perimeter. The key word in that statement is “had,” because on Thursday 2014 point guard Larry Austin Jr. became the third verbal commitment in that class for…

  19. Project that includes a new arena for DePaul more complicated than anticipated

    Aug 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    Last Wednesday it was reported that plans to build a new arena at Chicago’s McCormick Place, which will be home to the DePaul men’s basketball program as well as other city events, were approved unanimously by the Chicago City Council. But that isn’t the case, according to the Chicago Tribune, which reported on July 28…

  20. What happens to college hoops if power conferences form new division?

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:38 PM EST


    The NCAA tournament is what makes college basketball great. For diehards like me, there’s so much more to it: the student sections, the underdogs, the glory that comes with pulling off a major upset, the euphoria of a cinderella conference tournament champion, a band that rocks. But if it weren’t for the NCAA tournament, if…