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  1. Cal’s Allen Crabbe will declare for 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EST

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    California junior Allen Crabbe will forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA draft, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. Crabbe is coming off a season in which he led the Pac-12 with 18.4 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds. He was also named the conference’s Player of the…

  2. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…

  3. Trey Burke, Anthony Davis, and Players of the Year winning National Titles

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

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    When Kentucky ran through the 2012 NCAA tournament, winning the national title and finishing the season at 38-2, we all knew that the team was special. Just how special they were became even more evident this season, as John Calipari’s newest crop of freshmen struggled throughout the year, lacking the leadership and maturity to even…

  4. Report: FIU coach Richard Pitino close to finalizing deal with Minnesota

    Apr 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. While his dad is headed to the Final Four in Atlanta with Louisville, a report says that FIU head coach Richard Pitino could steal at least a share of the family spotlight this week. According to Andy Katz of ESPN.com, Minnesota is finalizing a deal to…

  5. Report: Longwood to hire Jayson Gee

    Apr 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Longwood has tabbed Cleveland State assistant Jayson Gee as their new head coach, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Gee has been coaching for 25 years, the past seven as the associate head coach of the Vikings. He’s been a head coach before…

  6. American’s Jeff Jones reportedly to be hired at Old Dominion

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Head coach Jeff Jones will leave American University and take over in the same capacity at Old Dominion, David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting. According to the report, the hire will be formally announced at a press conference on Thursday. Jones has spent the…

  7. Report: Mike Shaw to transfer to Bradley

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    According to a report from Evan Daniels, Illinois transfer Mike Shaw is headed to Bradley. Shaw, a former top 100 recruit, decided to leave Illinois due to a lack of playing time. “At the end of the day, I’m trying to play,” Shaw told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. “I came to college to get…

  8. What is next for the Rutgers administration in wake of Mike Rice’s firing? (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    Once the state’s governor goes as far to release a statement regarding the coaching situation at a school, it’s all but done. When that governor is Chris Christie, a man with a good deal of national visibility, it’s really done. Rutgers fired head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday morning after video leaked to the…

  9. Hofstra basketball loses three more players, two graduates and one transfer

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

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    In the wake of head coach Mo Cassara being fired by Hofstra, the Pride announced on Tuesday that three players had decided to leave the program. DaQuan Brown, who averaged just 2.7 points last season and was a second team member of the CAA’s all-academic team, will graduate. As will Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who will be…

  10. AthleteAlly.org issues statement supporting Rutgers’ decision to fire Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

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    Following the firing of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, AthleteAlly.org issued a statement supporting the school’s decision: In a video shown Tuesday on ESPN, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, is seen yelling homophobic slurs at his players, kicking them, grabbing them, shoving them and throwing basketballs at them. Moments ago, the university fired Coach Rice…

  11. Mike Rice Firing: How Eric Murdock’s departure set off chain reaction

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EST

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    Here’s the sad part about Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice being fired: if video never surfaces, then he still has a job. And why did the video surface? Because whatever spat that Rice got into with former staff member Eric Murdock couldn’t be resolved cordially. Murdock did not have his contract renewed by the…

  12. Mark Cuban: ‘If Brittney Griner can play, we’ll take her with our second-round pick’

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:52 AM EST

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    After a dominating four years at the college level, Baylor’s Brittney Griner is all but a lock to be the top overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pointed out the obvious in saying he’d draft her, too. Well, it would be obvious if Cuban were talking about the WNBA,…

  13. How common is Mike Rice’s behavior?

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:34 AM EST

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    By now, you’ve probably heard: Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired over the video that was given to ESPN’s Outside The Lines by Eric Murdoch, a former NBA player and Rutgers staff member. That video, which can be seen here, depicts Rice acting in an unacceptable manner towards the players he coaches.…

  14. Rutgers fires men’s basketball coach Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:12 AM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. One day after footage of his behavior during practices was shown on the ESPN program Outside the Lines, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired by the school as originally reported by multiple outlets. In three seasons at the school Rice, formerly the head…

  15. Kevin Ware is going to Atlanta for the Final Four

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

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    He’s home. Believe it or not, a day and a half after undergoing surgery to repair his mangled lower leg after suffering the most gruesome injury that we’ve ever seen on a basketball court, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was back with his teammates. His brothers, as he calls them. Ware suffered the injury in Sunday night’s…

  16. Rio Adams to transfer, Jayhawk bench mob takes a devastating hit

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

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    Freshman guard Anrio Adams will be transferring out of the Kansas program, according to his twitter feed: I’m transferring to another school and will be getting released Tomorrow…. I love this team no matter what !!! I’ve learned a lot here!! — AnrioAdams (@WarLordRio) April 3, 2013 Bill Self confirmed the news. Adams struggled to…

  17. VIDEO: A title winning buzzer-beater? Don’t mind if I do …

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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    That right there is video of Akeem Richmond (at the 1:15 mark) hitting a three at the buzzer to give East Carolina the championship of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, beating Weber State 77-74 in Ogden, UT. The Pirates blew a seven point halftime lead and found themselves down 71-65 with just under three minutes left, but…

  18. The Morning Mix

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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    The N.I.T. Finals are set as Baylor and Iowa won their semifinals and advanced to the championship game. In other news, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice is on the brink of being fired, thanks to the public release of video footage revealing the coach’s appalling behavior towards his team at practice. Also, I should point…

  19. Iowa takes down Maryland to advance to NIT championship

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:16 AM EST

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    The championship game is set for the NIT at Madison Square Garden. Behind 21 points from swingman Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa beat Maryland, 71-60, to secure a spot in the NIT championship game against Baylor to be played Thursday night. Iowa won simply by being efficient with the basketball. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over just…

  20. Jerome Seagears to transfer from Rutgers in wake of Mike Rice video leak

    Apr 2, 2013, 11:36 PM EST

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    On the same day that video of Rutgers coach Mike Rice physically confronting and swearing at players was leaked to the press, news has broken that sophomore guard Jerome Seagears would be transferring out of the program. Brendan Prunty of NJ.com first reported the story, which also says that junior college transfer Vincent Garrett will…