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  1. Former Friar Austin Croshere hired as a broadcaster by FOX Sports 1

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Fox Sports 1 bought up the rights to broadcast the new Big East’s games heading into the 2013-2014 season, and they managed to bring aboard a couple of the biggest names in the business to call those games: Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery. This season, there won’t be anything better than a game that comes…

  2. #POSTERIZED: Kethan Savage flattens a teammate in practice (VIDEO)

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) Kethan Savage is a sophomore at George Washington, and while he managed to play his way into the starting lineup late in his freshman season, Savage is still a name that you may not recognize if you’re not a GW diehard. You may become familiar with his…

  3. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 13 Memphis Tigers

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  4. ‘The Walking Dead’ has prepared Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein for the zombie apocalypse (VIDEO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Sunday’s season four premiere of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ drew an outrageous 16.1 millions viewers. Kentucky sophomore forward Willie Cauley-Stein isn’t just a huge fan of the critically-acclaimed show, he’s also using to prepare for a possible zombie apocalypse, which he discussed with reporters on Tuesday (in the video above). Tuesday isn’t the first time, Cauley-Stein…

  5. Florida is drastically worse defensively says Billy Donovan

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan watches his team play the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the first half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Florida graduated its three top scorers from last season, and McDonald’s All-American Chris Walker did not enroll in classes this fall. But one of the major issues a week into practice is the amount of injuries, which has hurt the team’s defense. “We don’t have all of our pieces there, but we are drastically worse…

  6. Aquille Carr signs to play in the NBA D-League this season

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Aquille Carr

    Former Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr is back stateside, but college still is not his destination. The YouTube sensation has signed a contract with the NBA Development League, and is eligible for the league’s draft next month, his agent Johnny Foster told Gino Pilato of D-League Digest. “It was his decision to play in the…

  7. Wanaah Bail granted waiver to play at UCLA this season

    Oct 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    ny2lasports.com

    On Tuesday afternoon, the Bruins freshman forward Wanaah Bail was granted a waiver by the NCAA to play immediately following his transfer from Texas Tech. “We are grateful that this matter has come to a conclusion and are very happy for Wanaah,” UCLA head coach Steve Alford said in a statement on Tuesday. “I know…

  8. Bo Ryan ‘Jumps Around’ at Wisconsin football game (VIDEO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan ecourages his team against the Syracuse Orange during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Wisconsin fans have a tradition. In between the third and fourth quarters at football games, ‘Jump Around’ by House of Pain gets blasted through the speakers while the fans at the stadium … jump around. It’s one of those dumb, corny traditions that makes college and college athletics just so, so awesome. On Saturday, with…

  9. Marshall Henderson met Texas A&M’s president (PHOTO)

    Oct 15, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    @ClayTravisBGID

    Marshall Henderson spent a good six months as college basketball’s bad boy, a trash-talking, hard-partying, three-point slinging free spirit that somehow managed to stay out of major trouble while leading Ole Miss to the SEC tournament title a season ago. In other words, he was the Johnny Manziel of hoops. Maybe on a lesser scale,…

  10. The Patriot League in the post Mike Muscala and C.J. McCollum era

    Oct 15, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Dave Paulsen

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. It didn’t take long for Bucknell head coach Dave Paulsen to learn that the player he would build two NCAA Tournament teams around was a special player. Similarly, he knew midway through Bucknell’s first…

  11. Andrew Wiggins’ shoe contract could be worth $140-180 million

    Oct 15, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

    Andrew Wiggins

    One of the most interesting, and underreported, aspects of Andrew Wiggins’ decision to enroll at Kansas instead of Florida State, North Carolina and Kentucky had little to do with basketball and everything to do with shoes. Wiggins came up as a Nike kid. He played for the CIA Bounce, which is affiliated with Nike. Huntington…

  12. Advanced analysis on the impact of transfers

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Athletics

    More and more, transfers are becoming an integral part of college basketball. As such, figuring out precisely how a player will fit in with his new team is becoming an integral part of the preseason prognostication process. And as you might expect, someone smarter than your average writer as tried to figure out an answer.…

  13. #POSTERIZED: Jamil Wilson dunks all over Chris Otule at Midnight Madness

    Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    (MORE: Watch all of this year’s #POSTERIZED’s here) We have our first official posterization of the season! During the scrimmage portion of Marquette’s Midnight Madness, Chris Otule slid across the lane ot try and take a charge on teammate Jamil Wilson, who was driving down the lane. Otule got there a split second late, however,…

  14. 2013-2014 Patriot League Preview: A new face at the top

    Oct 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    GoTerriers.com

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  15. Is Louisville’s back court of Russ Smith, Chris Jones dynamic or combustible?

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

    Russ Smith

    The college basketball newcomer with the most pressure on him entering the season is Andrew Wiggins. That is pretty much indisputable at this point. When people toss around comparisons to folks like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, you know you’re in a different stratosphere as a prospect. Second on that list is debatable, but one…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our previews for…

  17. Saint Mary’s and Randy Bennett lose appeal to NCAA

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Randy Bennett

    Saint Mary’s and head coach Randy Bennett have lost an appeal to the NCAA to have their sanctions dropped according to John Infante of the Bylaw Blog. Bennett will serve a five-game this season during WCC games and the program will lose two scholarships in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, for what the NCAA deemed…

  18. Season Preview: Winners and Losers of 2013’s Coaching Carousel

    Oct 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jim Phillips, Chris Collins

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  19. Former McDonald’s All-American Devonta Pollard enrolls at junior college

    Oct 14, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    NIT Northeastern Alabama

    Former Alabama forward Devonta Pollard — a McDonald’s All-American in 2012 — will enroll at East Mississippi Community College, according to a report from CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish. East Mississippi Community College is the only NJCAA school in the country to reach the national tournament four consecutive seasons and will have Pollard for a season after…

  20. Assigned Reading: Seton Hall’s Tom Maayan went from athlete to soldier and back

    Oct 14, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Anthony Collins, Tom Maayan

    There may not have been a player in the country that had a more difficult offseason than Tom Maayan of Seton Hall. He nearly went to war. Literally. You see, Maayan is an Israeli national, which means that he is subject to the mandatory three-year term of service in the Israeli Defense Force. Just days…