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  1. Could this be the design for the new DePaul basketball arena? (PHOTO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    (AP)

    DePaul’s new basketball arena in the city of Chicago appears to have a design going forward, according to a report Saturday morning from the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune released seven photos of artist rendered designs from the architecture firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli and the new design is expected to be recommended on Monday to…

  2. Villanova loses assistant coach Billy Lange to NBA

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    Villanova has lost associate head coach Billy Lange to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a report from CSN Philly’s Dei Lynam. The 41-year-old Lange served as associate head coach under head coach Jay Wright for two seasons after spending seven years as the head coach at Navy. Lange will serve as assistant of player development…

  3. East Carolina opens new basketball practice facility

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    CIT E Carolna Weber St Basketball

    East Carolina opened a new $17 million basketball facility this week and the brand-new, state-of-the-art, Williams-Smith Center will give the Pirates’ program the ability to compete with high-major programs in the area. With the move to the American coming soon, East Carolina is playing with the big boys now and this new facility gives them…

  4. Violation of team rules costs Georgia Tech’s Chris Bolden three games

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Boston College Eagles forward Eddie Odio reaches for the ball against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Chris Bolden during the second half of their ACC Championship college basketball game in Greensboro

    With four starters back from a team that finished the 2012-13 season with a 16-15 record (6-12 ACC), the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are expected to be an improved team this year. One of the key players for head coach Brian Gregory is sophomore guard Chris Bolden, who averaged 7.3 points per game as a…

  5. Brayden Carr Foundation coaches clinic raises more than $100,000

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

    Brayden Carr Foundation/NJ.com

    The Brayden Carr Foundation coaches clinic is a special event for many connected to the game of basketball. The event, which was held for the third time on Friday at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J., attracts some of the game’s best minds with coaches speaking for a fee but rather for a good cause. All…

  6. Does Cal have the Pac-12’s ‘most exciting’ backcourt? (VIDEO)

    Sep 20, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

    California v UNLV

    With Allen Crabbe making the decision this past spring to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, the Cal Golden Bears needed to figure out how they’d account for the 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game the Pac-12 Player of the Year provided. However despite this key personnel loss the Golden Bears are one of the…

  7. Wichita State denies D.J. Bowles medical clearance due to cardiac condition

    Sep 20, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    D.J. Bowles

    With doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota implanting a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in Wichita State freshman guard D.J. Bowles’ heart last week, the conversation transitioned to when he’d be back to full strength and whether or not he would be able to return to the basketball court. On Friday afternoon Wichita State announced that…

  8. Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga is now a member of the school’s faculty

    Sep 20, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Jim Larranaga

    After leading the Miami Hurricanes to their first-ever ACC title, head coach Jim Larrañaga has added another title to his resume: professor. On Friday the school announced that Larrañaga was named Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, marking the second time in his coaching career that he’s been a faculty member while also serving as…

  9. 2014 combo guard Robert Johnson commits to Indiana

    Sep 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After many Indiana fans lamented the fact that their program had yet to land a recruit in the 2014 class, the Hoosier faithful can breathe a little easier. 6-foot-3 four-star guard Robert Johnson verbally committed to attend the Big Ten school on Friday afternoon, announcing his decision during a press conference at Benedictine College Prep…

  10. Former Western Michigan basketball player aims to make history

    Sep 20, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Rick Chyme/mlive.com

    In four seasons as a member of the Western Michigan basketball program, Pat Cleland played in 41 games and averaged less than a point per contest after originally joining the program as a manager. His name likely won’t be found on too many of the pages in the school’s record book, but Cleland may find…

  11. Hawai’i takes to the water for its offseason workouts (VIDEO)

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Gib Arnold

    With the offseason being what it is, the usual training regimen college basketball players go through has the potential to become stale at some point in the summer. To combat this many programs will switch things up, with the goal not only being to reinvigorate the players but to also force them to adjust to…

  12. Are the masses sleeping on Ed Cooley’s Providence Friars?

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    When Providence College hired Ed Cooley back in 2011, the hope of many was that the Providence native was the right man to rebuild a proud program that had fallen on hard times. Lacking discipline both on and off the court, the Friars had a tough enough time fighting their way out of the bottom…

  13. Luke Fischer’s offseason development key for Indiana in 2013-14

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Joe Koshollek/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    There’s no denying the fact that Cody Zeller was one of the best players in college basketball last season, as the 7-footer averaged 16.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game on an Indiana squad that won the Big Ten regular season title and reached the Sweet 16. But he’s gone now, as are Victor Oladipo,…

  14. Boot camp serves as valuable leadership experience for Missouri

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Missouri v Colorado State

    Whether it’s for the physical conditioning or the teamwork exercises, more college basketball teams have made use of boot camps in recent years. The latest program to jump on board is Missouri, which trained with the Missouri National Guard with an eye towards establishing team leaders after their starting point guard (Phil Pressey) left school…

  15. Assigned Reading: The cautionary tale of Korleone Young

    Sep 19, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    Augusta Chronicle

    Earlier this week NCAA President Mark Emmert discussed the idea of possibly allowing players to enter the NBA Draft directly out of high school. Of course, the fact of the matter is that this decision rests in the hands of the NBA (its owners and players’ association would have to negotiate this as part of…

  16. Seton Hall fan celebrates Isaiah Whitehead’s commitment with Gatorade bath (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    While much of the attention regarding recruiting is focused on the players and the programs they commit to (as it should be), fan reactions can also be eye-catching. Of course there are the angry types who react to their favorite team missing out on a prospect as a spoiled child would, albeit with a lot…

  17. Preseason preparations include hot yoga sessions for Iowa State

    Sep 19, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

    Georges Niang

    Fred Hoiberg’s Iowa State Cyclones were one Aaron Craft shot away from taking Ohio State to overtime in the NCAA tournament Round of 32 last season. Alas, Craft’s clutch shot fell and it was the Buckeyes, not Iowa State, who booked tickets to Los Angeles for the West regional semifinals as a result. With four…

  18. Stephen Zimmerman mixtape, No. 2 Class of 2015 (VIDEO)

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Franklin Bishop Gorman Basketball

    Stephen Zimmerman is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2015. He’s a versatile, 6-foot-11 big man that blocks shots, makes threes and throws behind the back passes. Mixtapes are about as effective method of scouting as whatever it is that Michael Jordan does to prepare for the draft, but it’s pretty easy to…

  19. Isaiah Whitehead, No. 14 in Class of 2014, commits to Seton Hall

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After a wild recruitment that saw some fireworks down the stretch, the latest in a long line of Brooklyn-bred, Lincoln HS stars finally announced where he would be attending school on Thursday afternoon. “I’d like to announce that I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” Isaiah Whitehead, the No. 14 recruit in Rivals…

  20. Auburn to bring in Mike Epps, Ludacris for Midnight Madness

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    2013 BET Experience - Comedy Stage: Mike Epps

    Midnight Madness events have become about much more than just the basketball. It’s an event, and when it’s done right, it includes everything from a dunk contest to a dance-off to a concert. Some of the biggest name programs have brought in well-known performers in recent years. Georgetown’s had Wale and Doug E. Fresh. St…