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  1. Jeff Sheppard isn’t a huge fan of Calipari’s one-and-done style

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:32 PM EST

    Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson, Wah Wah Jones

    John Calipari’s one-and-done style of recruiting hasn’t sat well with certain people, that’s definitely already known. What we haven’t heard is someone around the Kentucky program say that. Well, looks like you can throw one former Kentucky great in there now. It’s Jeff Sheppard. Sheppard spent five years at UK (redshirted in 1996-97) and was…

  2. Former LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu can hoop, too

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Tyrann Mathieu

    Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is known for his exploits on (and off) the football field. Like most athletes though, he can do a lot more than just be a ball hawk and return man for the Tigers, and now, the Arizona Cardinals. Looks like the Honey Badger can also hoop. Check out the video…

  3. Rutgers report calls for school to take more control of athletics

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Rutgers University Introduces New Athletic Director Julie Hermann

    It’s a safe bet that Rutgers would like actual athletic competition to begin. First, the Mike Rice scandal. Then he’s fired. Then his boss, former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, resigned. The it turns out his replacement, Julie Hermann, allegedly has a history of player abuse stemming from her days as volleyball coach at Tennessee. After…

  4. Allonzo Trier, former NYT coverboy, now a top 50 recruit

    Jul 22, 2013, 4:55 PM EST


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a story that you hear far too often in basketball circles. A basketball player becomes a star before leaving middle school, getting scholarship offers to the biggest programs in the country while he’s trying to decide who he wants to ask to the eighth grade dance. That player gets flown around…

  5. Calipari: “If you kill one of mine, I burn your village”

    Jul 22, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    John Calipari

    John Calipari has a new book coming out, Players First: Success From The Inside Out, set for release on April 15 of next year. Prior to that, The Penguin Press, the publishing company releasing the book, leaked an excerpt from the book that might explain Calipari’s love for all things Kentucky and coaching in six…

  6. Report: Former five-star recruit Chris Thomas headed to Marshall

    Jul 22, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Tom Herrion

    Well-traveled JuCo standout Chris Thomas is no longer going to attend Manhattan and is instead headed to Marshall to play his college ball, according to a report from Jon Rothstein, who spent the day at Manhattan’s practice. Thomas’ status had been up in the air at Manhattan. He’s got a long history of academic issues and…

  7. Russ Smith to play with an all-star in Estonia, won’t be meeting Obama

    Jul 22, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    Russ Smith

    Russdiculous is going international. A preseason all-american and the leading scorer for the reigning national champs, Russ Smith has been named a member of the East Coast All-Stars, a 12-man team that left for Estonia to play in a tournament called the Four Nations Cup. The team practiced over the weekend at Fordham before leaving.…

  8. Brian Kenny talks with Jimmy King about the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit (AUDIO)

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EST

    Michigan v Louisville

    Jimmy King was a member of the Fab Five, playing for two seasons with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard while leading the Wolverines to two national title games that have since been wiped off the books. He hopped on the Brian Kenny Show on NBC Sports Radio on Monday morning to discuss the…

  9. Isaac Hamilton, Tim Floyd, and the all-important NLI release

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:13 AM EST

    2013 McDonald's All American Games

    Isaac Hamilton, the No. 14 player in the country in the Class of 2013 according to Rivals, has asked out of his Letter of Intent. Why? Because instead of enrolling at UTEP this fall, Hamilton reportedly wants to play at USC. As Raphielle Johnson wrote yesterday, this is yet another reminder of why it’s silly…

  10. Report: Charges from traffic stop against PJ Hairston dismissed

    Jul 22, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    PJ Hairston

    All charges against PJ Hairston stemming from  a June 5th incident in which he was pulled over while driving a car have been dismissed, according to a report from Inside Carolina. Hairston and both of his passengers were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession, and Hairston was also charged with driving without a license. A gun,…

  11. Part of North Carolina’s report on academic issues rewritten to keep NCAA away

    Jul 21, 2013, 9:45 PM EST


    These days, if it isn’t one thing it’s another for North Carolina. There’s the case involving rising junior P.J. Hairston, with there still being questions that need to be answered regarding his relationship with the man who rented two cars that Hairston has driven (Haydn “Fats” Thomas). And there’s also the school’s need to ask…

  12. Rising Coaches Elite provides aspiring coaches valuable networking, learning opportunities

    Jul 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EST


    While it doesn’t receive the level of attention that areas such as recruiting and player development do when discussing college basketball during the summer, the art of networking can be vital for those who are looking to improve their professional standing within the game. That’s a relatively easy process for the coaches, as the three…

  13. Ohio State guard Amedeo Della Valle helps lead Italy to U-20 European title

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

    FIBA Europe

    Some of the best players in college basketball had the opportunity to represent their countries in international duty this summer, with events such as the Under-19 World Championships and World University Games allowing those players to get in some quality playing time against solid competition. Another competition of note was the Under-20 European Championships in…

  14. UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton requests release from National Letter of Intent

    Jul 21, 2013, 5:45 PM EST


    When shooting guard Isaac Hamilton announced that he would attend UTEP back in November, the Miner faithful were hopeful that he would be the centerpiece of a program that has made just three NCAA tournament appearances since reaching the Sweet 16 in 1992 (their most recent trip came in 2010). With Hamilton joining a rotation…

  15. Body of former Auburn forward Korvotney Barber found in Florida (UPDATED)

    Jul 21, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    Korvotney Barber was one of the most highly decorated recruits in the history of Auburn basketball, as he’s one of just two McDonald’s All-Americans to sign with and play for the program. In four seasons as a Tiger Barber posted averages of 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, earning second team All-SEC honors during…

  16. Jay Knuth heading to Loyola Chicago, fifth Division 1 athlete in family

    Jul 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Jay Knuth of Johnston High School in Des Moines, IA wasn’t about to break the mold. His father played football at Iowa State. His mother played basketball at Drake. His two older sisters played volleyball at Iowa State. Growing up around four Division 1 athletes, Knuth was destined for the Division 1 level, as well.…

  17. Tim Craft set to be named head coach at Gardner-Webb

    Jul 21, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    The final Division 1 head coaching vacancy has been filled as East Carolina assistant coach Tim Craft is set to become the head coach at Gardner-Webb, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman: Gardner-Webb is set to replace head coach Chris Holtmann — who left for Butler — with ECU assistant Tim Craft, sources told ESPN.…

  18. Cuonzo Martin to receive a $50,000 bump in salary

    Jul 21, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Tennessee Volunteers head coach Martin instructs his team as they take on the Ole Miss Rebels during the SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans

    When Cuonzo Martin accepted the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee in 2011, he was inked to a five year contract worth $1.3 million per year. As announced by Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, Martin’s salary will be increased $50,000 heading into the 2013-14 season. Hart explained that the bump is attributed to…

  19. North Carolina tells Iceberg Guards not to use Leslie McDonald to promote product

    Jul 21, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    The University of North Carolina is in the news again, but this time they are the ones doing the finger pointing — kind of. Iceberg Guards, on their website and social media pages, had been using North Carolina rising senior guard Leslie McDonald to promote their product. This doesn’t fly for North Carolina athletic officials.…

  20. Former UTEP forward Chris Washburn transfers to TCU

    Jul 21, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    Trent Johnson and TCU have landed another transfer in Chris Washburn, a 6-foot-8 forward from UTEP who just finished his freshman year with the Miners where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.9 minutes of action per game. Washburn is the third Miner to transfer from last season’s team, the other two being  6-foot-6…