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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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;…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 2014 power forward Martin Geben verbally commits to Notre Dame

    Sep 6, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    With Jack Cooley having graduated and Tom Knight and Garrick Sherman both being seniors, Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey could have used a win on the recruiting trail when it comes to adding to the front court rotation. The Fighting Irish heard the news they were hoping for on Friday, as 6-9 power forward…

  15. Old Dominion adds Garden City CC forward Josue Ebondo to roster

    Sep 6, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    Jeff Jones

    Entering their first season as a member of Conference USA, the Old Dominion Monarchs don’t have a great amount of depth in their front court. With leading scorer and rebounder DeShawn Painter (13.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg) having graduated, first-year head coach Jeff Jones was essentially down to two upperclassmen (senior Anton Larsen and junior and…

  16. Louisville guard Kevin Ware may not be back until spring semester

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    On Monday, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino addressed the status of guard Kevin Ware during a press conference focused on the coach’s upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In short, Pitino stated that the staff would take its time with Ware, who broke his leg during the Cardinals’ Elite 8 victory…

  17. Transfer David Andoh will not join Wagner program after all

    Sep 6, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Cordarius Johnson,  David Andoh

    Earlier this summer former San Jose State forward David Andoh made the decision to transfer to Wagner, where he would have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2013-14 season. Plans have changed, as according to the Staten Island Advance Andoh is back in his native Canada and will not join the Wagner…

  18. Louisville lands verbal commitment from 2014 forward Jaylen Johnson

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    adidas

    Already holding verbal commitments from elite perimeter prospects Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle, the Louisville Cardinals have been hard at work on the recruiting trail in search of front court reinforcements. One week after having big men Trey Lyles and Chinanu Onuaku on campus for official visits, the school received a verbal commitment from 6-9…

  19. Former Portland State forward Julius Thomas enjoys a career night in Denver

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Baltimore Ravens v Denver Broncos

    In four seasons of college basketball at Portland State, 6-5 forward Julius Thomas averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest, and in his final two seasons helped the Vikings earn back-to-back Big Sky tournament titles. But the market for a 6-5 forward isn’t all that great when it comes to professional basketball, and even…

  20. Report: Fresno State forward Braeden Anderson injured in car accident, may miss season

    Sep 5, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

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    Braeden Anderson, a forward for the Fresno State basketball team, was in a serious car accident this week, sustaining injuries that put his season in jeopardy, according to a report from ESPN.com. Anderson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a walk-on to the Fresno State team when the driver swerved to avoid an…