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  1. Russ Smith on the NBA Draft: “…This is the right time”

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Earlier today, reports surfaced that Louisville’s Russ Smith would enter the NBA Draft. Well, the All-Big East guard seemingly made it official on Sirius XM’s College Sports Nation radio show, with Mark Packer and Bruce Pearl. He appeared Tuesday and explained…

  2. SEC will not renew contract of Coordinator of Officials Gerald Boudreaux

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    The situation for college basketball officials doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Reports have surfaced that Gerald Boudreaux, Coordinator of Officials for the Southeastern Conference, will not have his contract renewed, according to’s Andy Katz. No reason was given for the action. This comes a little over a week after Pac-12 Conference officiating…

  3. The Crossover: We applaud Spike Albrecht’s confidence (VIDEO)

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht celebrates after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Spike Albrecht virtually came out of nowhere to help Michigan’s title game cause, but that’s not the reason Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs applaud his effort. Not long after Louisville cut down the net, Albrecht logged on to Twitter to hit on a certain SI swimsuit model.

  4. Duke’s Ryan Kelly has foot surgery, out 12 weeks

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

    Ryan Kelly

    Ryan Kelly had surgery to repair damage to the same foot he broke earlier this season, his second surgery on the foot in 13 months, according to multiple reports. The Duke forward, who was a senior this season, missed 13 games after breaking the foot in a win over Clemson on Jan. 8. He averaged…

  5. Despite NCAA rift, Rick Pitino, staff visit Louisville women’s team

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:45 PM EST


    There had been some controversy whether the NCAA would allow the Louisville men’s team to fly to New Orleans on Tuesday to support the school’s women’s team  in their shot making it two national titles in two days for the athletic department. Coach Rick Pitino told the media they were denied a chance to go…

  6. Report: Marquette forward Chris Otule will be back for sixth year

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Syracuse v Marquette

    Chris Otule will reportedly be back for a sixth year at Marquette. The 6-11, 275-pound center will come back to campus for a fourth full season with the Golden Eagles, according to’s Jeff Goodman. Otule has missed most of two seasons with the program. As a freshman in 2008-09, he missed all but nine…

  7. Ben McLemore will leave Kansas, enter NBA Draft

    Apr 9, 2013, 5:40 PM EST

    Michigan v Kansas

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Add Ben McLemore to the growing list of players declaring for the NBA Draft today. The Kansas redshirt freshman will forgo his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the draft, making the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. The…

  8. LIU-Brooklyn’s Julian Boyd granted sixth year of eligibility

    Apr 9, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    Barclays Center Classic - Morehead State v LIU Brooklyn

    Julian Boyd will be back at LIU-Brooklyn next season after the NCAA granted him a sixth year of eligibility. The school released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming the news. “I am thrilled with the news of Julian being awarded a sixth year of eligibility,” head men’s basketball coach Jack Perri said in the release. “He…

  9. Providence’s Ricky Ledo declares for NBA Draft

    Apr 9, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

    Ed Cooley

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Providence’s Ricardo Ledo is headed to the NBA Draft, forgoing all four years of eligibility he’d have with the Friars. Ledo, a Providence native, announced he was headed to the draft through the school’s athletic website. The 6-7, 195-pounder swingman was…

  10. Spike Albrecht’s first half performance isn’t shocking to those that know him

    Apr 9, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines' Albrecht reacts after a three point basket against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half of their NCAA men's Final Four championship basketball game in Atlanta

    Luke Hancock captivated the Final Four with his 3-point shooting and the heartwarming story he carried with him to at Atlanta. But for the first 2o minute of Monday night’s national championship game, it was all about Michael “Spike” Albrecht. He entered the game after player of the year Trey Burke was hit with his…

  11. Poor officiating puts a black-eye on a thrilling, memorable Final Four

    Apr 9, 2013, 2:03 PM EST

    NCAA Final Four Michigan Louisville Basketball

    ATLANTA — This year’s Final Four was as good of a Final Four as you will ever see. All three games were thrilling, capped off by one of the most entertaining basketball games that I’ve watched in a long, long time. And frankly, it was a perfect way to end this season, one that reinvigorated…

  12. Report: Mike Rice used gay slurs directed at players while at Robert Morris

    Apr 9, 2013, 1:28 PM EST


    According to a report from the AP, Rice used gay slurs directed at player and threw basketballs at them during practice. And frankly, that isn’t all that much of a surprise. If he was doing those kind of things at Rutgers, it was a pretty safe bet he was doing them before he got to…

  13. Report: Victor Oladipo to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

    Temple v Indiana

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Victor Oladipo will be holding a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the school announced, and according to a report from Jeff Goodman of, he’ll be entering the NBA Draft. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo will announce he is leaving for the NBA…

  14. It’s official: Tarik Black is transferring from Memphis

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:36 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Saint Louis v Memphis

    The rumors and reports started leaking out last week, but it didn’t become official until today. Tarik Black, who was once thought to be a potential Conference USA today Player of the Year, will be leaving Memphis. He’s graduating a year early, which means that he will be able to transfer without having to sit…

  15. Is Spike Albrecht’s new-found fame enough to land him Kate Upton?

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:58 AM EST


    Spike Albrecht was a sensation for 20 minutes last night. The 5-foot-11 freshman point guard whose task this season was to spell Trey Burke and make sure that the game didn’t get out of hand when Burke has to go to the bench failed in that regard on Monday night. The title game got out…

  16. Louisville-Michigan classic gave NCAA tournament the game it needed

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

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    Louisville’s 82-76 win against Michigan on Monday shot into one of March Madness’ legendary games thanks to the hot hands of Luke Hancock and Spike Albrecht, amazing dunks and incredible pace. Add it all up and it allowed the NCAA tournament to end on a note that will leave a memorable impression on fans’ minds…

  17. Report: Russ Smith to turn pro

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

    University of Louisville's Smith fights to get shot off under pressure from Colorado State's defense NCAA basketball game in Lexington

    Louisville’s national title was barely an hour old when the fan base suffered a major blow on Monday night. As it turns out, Russdiculous is headed to the league: On the court after Monday’s national championship game, as the Louisville Cardinals cut down a net, Russ Smith Sr. told that his son Russ will…

  18. The Way Too Early Preseason Top 25

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    John Calipari

    The 2012-2013 college basketball season is over. Done. Kaput. That means it’s time to start looking forward to the 2013-2014 season. So here is our top 25. IMPORTANT NOTE!!!: There are still going to be players entering the NBA Draft. We do our best to predict who is staying and who is leaving. We also…

  19. One Shining Moment: 2013 NCAA Tournament edition

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Another NCAA Tournament in the books. Another month full of last-second shots, upsets, historic runs and, eventually, the crowning of a national champion. This season, it’s the Louisville Cardinals. For your enjoyment, it’s this year’s version of the iconic “One Shining Moment” by Luther Vandross. As always, it’s full of the best moments of the…

  20. The Morning Mix

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EST


    What a game. What a season. The 2012-2013 college basketball season is officially in the books and we were sent off into the sunset with arguably the best game of the season. Last night’s National Championship game between Louisville and Michigan was better than anything we could have asked for. Let’s hit the links. Read…