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  1. John Cahill to supervise officials in ‘new’ Big East

    May 3, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

    John Calipari, John Cahill

    The supervisor of officials for the “new” Big East Conference, which will be officially recognized by the NCAA on August 1, will be a face familiar to many fans who have followed the holdovers for years. That person would be John Cahill, who makes the move from the floor after forty years as a game…

  2. Barry Rohrssen returns to Pittsburgh coaching staff

    May 3, 2013, 10:03 AM EST

    Manhattan College

    While much has been made over the years about the work done by Ben Howland and then Jamie Dixon in the rebuilding of the Pittsburgh basketball program, there was another key figure in the Panthers’ transition from Big East doormat to perennial league title contender. That would be former assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, whose…

  3. Rutgers forward Derrick Randall asks for release from scholarship

    May 2, 2013, 11:28 PM EST

    Todd Mayo, Derrick Randall

    In the latest news regarding the Rutgers basketball program a sixth player has requested to be released from his scholarship while one who already received his release has decided to stay. Sophomore forward Derrick Randall has requested a release from his scholarship according to the New York Post, and the move will make Rutgers even…

  4. South Dakota State guard Taevaunn Prince to transfer

    May 2, 2013, 10:43 PM EST

    Heemstra Prince Bittle

    South Dakota State guard Taevaunn Prince entered the 2012-13 season as a player expected to improve on a freshman season in which he averaged 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest. But that didn’t happen, as Prince’s scoring (4.4 ppg) and rebounding (2.1 rpg) averages dipped on a team that reached the NCAA tournament. In…

  5. NCAA Division I board decides to retain current initial-eligibility sliding scale

    May 2, 2013, 8:59 PM EST


    With the decision in October 2011 to raise the initial-eligibility standards for college basketball players beginning with the 2016 class, there was concern that a higher percentage of players would be ruled ineligible as freshmen. That legislation would have required a prospective student-athlete to have a minimum GPA of 2.3 and complete at least ten…

  6. Kansas puts together loaded non-conference slate for 2013-14

    May 2, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    Big 12 Media Day Basketball

    Even with the loss of all five starters from this season’s Big 12 champion squad, Kansas head coach Bill Self won’t be accused of ducking competition in 2013-14. Kansas released its non-conference schedule on Thursday, and to say the least the Jayhawks will be well-tested by the time Big 12 play rolls around. In addition…

  7. Ivy League champion Harvard headlines Great Alaska Shootout field

    May 2, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

    New Mexico v Harvard

    With nearly all major contributors from this season’s NCAA tournament team due back (led by Siyani Chambers and Wesley Saunders) and the return of point guard Brandyn Curry and forward Kyle Casey, the Harvard Crimson are the trendy pick in the eyes of many when it comes to the mid-major program that can make some…

  8. Report: Northern Illinois lands Illinois State transfer Jordan Threloff

    May 2, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Illinois State University

    According to a report from Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago, Northern Illinois will add some size to its roster in the form of former Illinois State center Jordan Threloff. Threloff saw limited playing time as a sophomore under first-year head coach Dan Muller and that ultimately led to his decision to transfer from Illinois State.…

  9. Providence player charged with domestic assault, ex-girlfriend also arrested

    May 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EST

    LaDontae Henton

    Providence forward LaDontae Henton and his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Smith, were both arrested after a confrontation in his dorm room turned violent, according to a report from the Providence Journal. Henton is accused of throwing Smith to the floor and smashing her cell phone. Smith is accused of smashing Henton’s TV. Henton is being charged with domestic simple…

  10. Report: Andy Toole to receive a three-year extension at Robert Morris

    May 2, 2013, 1:41 PM EST


    Andy Toole will be receiving a contract extension from Robert Morris, according to a report from 93.7 The Fan, a local radio station. Toole has since confirmed the news, and there will be a press conference at noon tomorrow to announce it. Toole is now signed through the 2017-2018 season, but the money that he’s…

  11. Report: Syracuse eyeing Memphis transfer Antonio Barton

    May 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EST


    Syracuse has emerged as a potential destination for Memphis transfer Antonio Barton, according to a report from Barton, the younger brother of Will Barton, spent three years playing for the Tigers, but after averaging 8.2 points in just under 25 minutes as a freshman, Barton has seen his minutes get cut significantly in the…

  12. Report: The NCAA had $71 million in ‘surplus revenue’ in 2012

    May 2, 2013, 11:50 AM EST


    The NCAA had nearly $872 million in total revenue in the 2012 fiscal year, according to a report from USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz. With around $801 million is total expenses, the NCAA recorded a surplus revenue of $71 million, which sounds like a huge number until you consider that it’s about 10% of the money…

  13. Arizona State heading to China this summer?

    May 2, 2013, 10:24 AM EST


    Arizona State is finalizing plans to become the latest team to take their overseas trip to China. The trip — tentatively planned for mid-August — is scheduled to be a 10-day tour of the country. It will be the first time since 2001 that the Sun Devils have gone overseas for a trip, when the…

  14. VIDEO: Boeheimian Rhapsody?

    May 2, 2013, 9:42 AM EST

    Jim Boeheim

    Hilarious. You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  15. Loyola Marymount adds guard Nino Jackson to 2013 class

    May 1, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Max Good

    Before the 2012-13 season began Loyola Marymount had the look of a team capable of being a factor in the race for fourth behind WCC titans Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and BYU. Sure Max Good’s team lost wing Drew Viney, but with the return of point guard Anthony Ireland and forward Ashley Hamilton the Lions didn’t…

  16. Report: Arizona sophomore power forward Angelo Chol to transfer

    May 1, 2013, 8:58 PM EST

    P12 Colorado Arizona Basketball

    After losing Grant Jerrett to the professional ranks a couple weeks ago Arizona will be losing another front court player, as it was reported by multiple outlets Wednesday evening that rising junior forward Angelo Chol will transfer. Chol, who played his high school basketball at Hoover HS in San Diego, didn’t see a great amount…

  17. UNLV reveals design of statue honoring Jerry Tarkanian

    May 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    Sam Morris/Las Vegas Sun

    On Wednesday UNLV unveiled the design of the statue being built in honor of the school’s winningest head coach, Jerry Tarkanian, and it will include “Tark the Shark’s” famous towel. The bronze statue, which is expected to be finished by July and unveiled outside of the Thomas & Mack Center shortly thereafter, will be approximately…

  18. Forward Junior Etou commits to Rutgers

    May 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST

    With the hiring of Eddie Jordan as head basketball coach, Rutgers has finally been able to get to work on the recruiting trail in the aftermath of five players deciding to leave the program. Coach Jordan picked up his second commitment on Wednesday, as 6-7 power forward Junior Etou announced his decision to attend Rutgers.…

  19. Kentucky releases their non-conference schedule; it’s strong

    May 1, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    If Kentucky is going to go 40-0 next season, they certainly are going to have their work cut out for them, as John Calipari put together a strong non-conference schedule. After playing a pair of guarantee games to kick off the season, Kentucky heads to Chicago to take on Michigan State in the Champions Classic.…

  20. Wake Forest announces addition of former Robert Morris guard Coron Williams

    May 1, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Robert Morris v Arkansas

    With leading scorer C.J. Harris out of eligibility, Wake Forest was in need of a solid perimeter shooter as they look to improve their standing within an ACC that becomes tougher due to the arrival of Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. On Wednesday afternoon the program announced the addition of former Robert Morris guard Coron…