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  1. Forward D.J. McCall becomes IUPUI’s first 2014 commitment

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

    Todd Howard

    With two of his four seniors for the 2013-14 season being perimeter players, IUPUI head coach Todd Howard could use some good fortune on the recruiting trail when it comes to accounting for those departures. On Sunday coach Howard and his staff received the good news they’d been hoping for, as 6-5 small forward D.J.…

  2. Wisconsin draws strength from team manager who’s beaten cancer

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Ryan watches as his team scores a three-point basket during the second half of their NCAA men's college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines in Chicago, Illinois

    While the average college basketball fan doesn’t tend to pay a great deal of attention to team managers, the fact of the matter is that those students play an integral role in the success of a program. More than simply the undergrad who hands out towels and sports drinks to fatigued players, student managers have…

  3. Oklahoma State to face Louisiana Tech in Oklahoma City on December 14

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    Oklahoma State coach Ford reacts to a call during the Cowboys last minute win over Baylor during the NCAA men's Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    Normally the annual All-College Classic in Oklahoma City features Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball teams taking on non-conference opposition. This season’s event however will be an all-Cowboy affair that will make history, with the men’s and women’s programs taking the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor on Saturday, December 14. This is the first time that…

  4. N.C. State freshman ‘Cat’ Barber an important newcomer for Mark Gottfried

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:06 PM EST


    With five players with starting experience gone from last season’s NCAA tournament team, the recruiting class brought in by N.C. State head coach Mark Gottfried will need to be ready to contribute if the Wolfpack are to reach the Big Dance for the third consecutive season. One of those newcomers is 6-2 guard Anthony “Cat”…

  5. Quadriceps issue leads to slower recovery than Steve Taylor Jr. hoped for

    Aug 4, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    Syracuse v Marquette

    When it was announced in early May that Marquette rising sophomore forward Steve Taylor Jr. had undergone a surgical procedure to remove a benign growth from his right knee, the expectation from the school was that his recovery would take anywhere from three to four months. Of course most athletes hope to recover at a…

  6. Morehead State releases 2013-14 schedule

    Aug 4, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Western Kentucky v Mississippi Valley State

    Morehead State released their schedule for the upcoming season, and it is a challenging one. Second year head coach Sean Woods did not fill the non-conference with cupcakes to pile up wins heading into the Ohio Valley portion of the schedule. In his first year at the helm, Woods led Morehead State to a 15-18…

  7. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott not a fan of “1-and-done” rule

    Aug 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    There are countless rules in college basketball that will always have detractors, and the 1-and-done rule is one of these. Some background on the rule — In 2005, the NBA and its players implemented an age limit requiring players entering the draft to be 19 years old or having completed their freshman year of college. As…

  8. UAB upgrades locker room, basketball facilities

    Aug 4, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    UAB basketball has several reasons to be excited heading into the 2013-14 season: they went 8-5 down the stretch, return nearly their entire team save for Terrence Jones, and look to be a contender in the new-look Conference USA. On Friday afternoon, assistant coach Rob Ehsan tweeted out another reason that UAB can be excited…

  9. Georgia Tech guard Christopher Bolden charged for DUI

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    On Saturday, August 3rd, rising Georgia Tech sophomore guard Christopher Bolden was arrested on multiple charges: purchase or possession of alcohol my a minor, speeding, improper lane change, and driving under the influence — drugs/alcohol. Georgia Tech has not released a statement regarding these charges. Just last December, Georgia Tech assistant coach Josh Postorino was…

  10. Sean Kearney joins Colorado staff in “player development” role

    Aug 4, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    After spending three years away from the game in a coaching role, former longtime Notre Dame assistant and Holy Cross head coach Sean Kearney has accepted a position with the University of Colorado as the “director of player development.” Kearney joins the Buffaloes who are coming off of back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances under head coach…

  11. Terps’ hobbled Cleare likely won’t play on Bahamas trip

    Aug 3, 2013, 8:41 PM EST

    Shaquille Cleare, Alex Len

    Kudos to Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon for finding a way to get Shaquille Cleare home to his native Bahamas this summer. The Terps will begin a week-long exhibition swing through the islands on Monday. Sadly for Cleare, he won’t be able to suit up and actually play in front of his family. It’s especially…

  12. Hips don’t lie: UConn’s Omar Calhoun hopes to play pain-free after unusual surgery

    Aug 3, 2013, 7:36 PM EST

    Omar Calhoun

    Offseason surgery is a standard thing for athletes. For college basketball players, knees go under the knife most often, with lingering ankle and foot injuries fairly common as well. UConn’s Omar Calhoun has spent four months of his summer overcoming an unusual surgery, however. According to the Hartford Courant, the rising sophomore suffered from something…

  13. VIDEO: Shaka Smart covets RGIII’s NFL spot

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

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    Shaka Smart may be one of the best coaches outside of John Calipari at making the scene. He’s one of the hippest young coaches out there, so when he makes an appearance, people take note. With the Washington Redskins taking training camp in Richmond, Smart dropped by to check out this year’s team, and had…

  14. Thundering Herd will add a new floor this year

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:09 PM EST

    Elijah Pittman

    We’ve seen a lot of new basketball floors go in this past offseason, and most of them have been colorful and inventive, to say the least. The latest school to announce that a new court will go in is Marshall, though we don’t know yet what the design will be. Given the school’s unique nickname,…

  15. Possible ACC Network would face many hurdles

    Aug 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    John Swofford

    The Big Ten Network has been immensely profitable to league member schools. According to a recent article by Andy Bitter of the Virginian-Pilot, the network passes along somewhere around $7 million to league schools every year as part of the TV rights deal. It’s important to remember, however, that the BTN is currently the exception…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…