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  1. Hall of Fame caps off months of success for Rick Pitino, but coaching career will continue

    Sep 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Rick Pitino sat at his table, championship ring on his finger, wearing a white polo with the Louisville Cardinals logo on the left side of his chest — new tattoo on the back of his left shoulder — and the most recent addition to his weekend wardrobe, a Hall of Fame blazer.…

  2. Tom Izzo instructs Michigan State student section to leave Spartan Stadium during lightning delay (VIDEO)

    Sep 8, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    The students of Michigan State University have great love and respect for head coach Tom Izzo. So when a good portion of the student section refused to exit Spartan Stadium during a lightning delay before the South Florida-MSU game on Saturday, it was Izzo who got on the field, microphone in hand, as the voice…

  3. Delaware gets first 2014 commit in point guard Kory Holden

    Sep 8, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Delaware has started its Class of 2014 by getting a commitment from James M. Bennett High (Md.) point guard Kory Holden on Saturday night, while he was on an official visit. This commitment came via Edgar Walker of DMVElite.com, who tweeted the news. Holden is a three-star point guard according to Rivals, who held offers…

  4. Providence close to landing transfer guard Junior Lomomba

    Sep 8, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    On Saturday, Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars missed out on landing 2014 guard Jared Terrell, as well as his friend Abdul-Malik Abu, but according to report on Sunday, Cooley is close to adding a new member to the Friars’ backcourt. Junior Lomomba, who left Cleveland State, has been on campus in Rhode Island, and…

  5. Dayton lands commitment from point guard Darrell Davis

    Sep 8, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Archie Miller

    Another point guard came off the board on Sunday morning. While on an official visit to Dayton, Douglass Academy (Mich.) point guard Darrell Davis committed to the Flyers, according to ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman. This commitment comes on the same morning as Helen Cox High (La.) guard Dominic Magee picking Memphis over a dozen other…

  6. Four-star point guard Dominic Magee commits to Memphis

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Josh Pastner and Memphis began its Class of 2014 on Sunday morning with a commitment from Helen Cox High (La.) point guard Dominic Magee. The 6-foot-3 Magee announced his college decision from his previously problematic Twitter account. I came here an made it happen.ima take my talents to Memphis …ima be a TIGER BBY 💯👌🏀…

  7. Rick Pitino wants Louisville to play son Richard, Minnesota in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Billy Minardi Classic - Florida International v Louisville

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Louisville athletics is in conference realignment limbo, spending this season in the brand-new American Athletic Conference, waiting to join the ACC as its newest member next July. The year-long wait to join the ACC hasn’t stopped Rick Pitino, who is being enshrined this weekend at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,…

  8. Pac-12 Networks sign digital distribution deal

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Larry Scott

    You may remember that broad distribution of the Pac-12 Network is being held up by DirecTV, which has balked at assigning bandwidth to the upstart sports network. Only the Big Ten Network has managed to make a profit running its own network, and other BCS conferences – most notably the SEC – have turned to…

  9. Lone Star State results prove recruiting is only part of the puzzle

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Rick Barnes

    Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has done a mighty favor for all of us cheapskates. He used his ESPN Insider access to read Dave Telep’s paywalled article about which programs have landed the most top 100 recruits and then passed the info along out in the open. Waters was, of course, focused on Syracuse,…

  10. Butler’s Jones shows leadership following season-ending injury

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    We hear that term “The Butler Way” thrown around a lot. The term stems from a mission statement written by current Butler AD Barry Collier, a man who also played and coached for his alma mater. Writer David Woods shared Collier’s vision for Butler athletics in his book, also titled The Butler Way. The Butler…

  11. Former Wildcat Liggins charged with multiple felonies

    Sep 7, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Brooks and Oklahoma City Thunder Liggins battle for the ball during Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-finals basketball playoff series in Houston

    DeAndre Liggins may be best remembered by college hoops fans as the big guard who provided some experience and leadership for John Calipari’s freshman-laden 2011 Final Four team. All of that poise seems to have deserted Liggins, who was charged with seven felony counts, including kidnapping, domestic abuse and battery on Friday. Liggins was immediately…

  12. Bradley signs preteen brothers for a good cause

    Sep 7, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Tyshon Pickett, Jordan Prosser, Doug McDermott, Gregory Echenique

    No, this is not another story of recruiting gone bad. It’s the rare recruiting gone very right tale. On Friday, kindergartner Johnah Sahrs and his nine-year-old brother Jarrett signed letters of intent to join the Bradley Braves for the 2013-14 season. Johnah is battling the life-threatening condition neuroblastoma and his older brother has been doing…

  13. Oklahoma State gets commitment from 2014 guard Jared Terrell

    Sep 7, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

    (Brewster Academy)

    Oklahoma State is on the board again in the 2014 class as the Cowboys landed a strong commitment on Saturday afternoon in the form of shooting guard Jared Terrell. The 6-foot-3 Terrell chose the Cowboys during an announcement ceremony alongside Expressions Elite AAU teammate Abdul Malik Abu at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing,…

  14. 2014 forward Abdul Malik Abu chooses N.C. State

    Sep 7, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    North Carolina State landed a big commitment on Saturday afternoon as 6’8″ power forward Abdul Malik Abu announced his collegiate decision from the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts alongside Expressions Elite AAU teammate Jared Terrell. Abu, regarded as Rivals’ No. 50 overall prospect in the class of 2014, gives the Wolfpack and head coach Mark…

  15. Washington State unveils new jerseys for 2013-14

    Sep 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    (Washington State Athletics)

    The Washington State Cougars will have brand-new jerseys for the upcoming 2013-14 season, according to a release on the Washington State athletics website. The jerseys — made by Nike — will give the Cougars three different uniform options that look pretty cool and include the Washington State fight song on the back. Per the release;…

  16. The unique story of Arkansas State junior college recruit Ronnie White

    Sep 7, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    John Brady

    Ronnie White didn’t play basketball in high school. In fact, he didn’t even have a full scholarship during his first season of junior college ball at Danville (Ill.) Area Community College. But despite having a half-scholarship and no high school basketball experience, the 22-year-old forward was a force last season, averaging 10 points, 8.5 rebounds…

  17. Auburn adds Australian Jack Purchase to 2014 class (VIDEO)

    Sep 7, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tony Barbee

    Last week, the Auburn Tigers added Indiana-native Sam Logwood as the first commitment to it’s 2014 class, but late this week they added a second member of the 2014 class by nabbing Australia-native and wing shooter Jack Purchase. Purchase, a 6’9″ forward, took an official visit to Auburn with Logwood last weekend and the duo…

  18. Xavier guard Myles Davis undergoes minor procedure on left knee

    Sep 6, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Xavier Athletics

    Xavier guard Myles Davis, one of the premier perimeter shooters in the 2012 class, was forced to sit out the entire 2012-13 season after courses he took at Notre Dame Prep were invalidated by the NCAA. So Davis, without the ability to join the Xavier basketball program, was simply a student at Xavier last season.…

  19. South Dakota promotes assistant Joey James to interim head coach

    Sep 6, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    South Dakota Athletics

    On Tuesday it was announced that South Dakota head coach Dave Boots made the decision to retire after holding the position for 25 years. With the day that Division I program can begin practicing being three weeks away, South Dakota athletic director David Herbster didn’t have a lot of time to go through a national…

  20. National Letter of Intent committee denies Isaac Hamilton’s waiver request

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Maxpreps

    Last fall Isaac Hamilton, one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the 2013 class, announced his decision to attend UTEP. A five-star prospect, Hamilton had the talent needed to make the Miners a dominant program in the new era of Conference USA. But in July, Hamilton announced his desire to be released from the…