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  1. Duke forward Marshall Plumlee out 3-4 months after foot surgery

    Apr 23, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

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    Marshall Plumlee is having a more frustrating start to his Duke career than his two older brothers. The redshirt freshman recently had surgery to repair an injury to his right foot, the team announced in a release. He’s expected to miss three-to-four months. “Marshall was having a very good preseason before suffering the injury last…

  2. Rumeal Robinson’s title ring can be yours for almost $90,000

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

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    Things haven’t been going well for former Michigan guard Rumeal Robinson. He’s currently serving a 78-month sentence for multiple financial crimes including bank bribery and wire fraud, and he’s had to pay back a hefty part of his pension as a result. Now, his 1989 national title ring is up for sale. The seller is…

  3. Trevor Lacey, Alabama’s second-leading scorer, to transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    Anthony Grant was dealt a massive blow on Tuesday afternoon it was announced that Trevor Lacey would be transferring out of the Alabama program. “It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities,” Lacey said in a statement. “This definitely was not an easy decision to make. It’s been great at Alabama during my two…

  4. Report: Maine to lose second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser

    Apr 23, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

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    Maine’s basketball program took another hit on Tuesday, as it appears that they will be losing second-leading scorer Alasdair Fraser. Justin Edwards, the leading scorer in the America East, transferred earlier this month. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting that Fraser will be leaving and looking for another Division I program to transfer into, but…

  5. Luke Hancock to shave his beard to raise money for cancer research

    Apr 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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    Luke Hancock, the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player after leading Louisville to a national title three weeks ago, will finally be shaving off the postseason beard that he grew. On Wednesday afternoon, Hancock will be shaving it all off, right after Russ Smith announces whether or not he will be entering the NBA Draft this…

  6. Report: No one seems to have a clue about CJ Fair’s draft status

    Apr 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

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    CJ Fair is one of the ten guys that I wrote about on Friday that could alter the course of the 2013-2014 with his decision of whether or not to enter the NBA Draft. And, quite frankly, there are a lot of people anxiously waiting to find out whether or not Fair will be donning…

  7. Report: Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez eyeing transfer to Miami

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:59 PM EST

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    Kansas State suffered a big blow on Monday when Angel Rodriguez announced that he would be transferring out of the program. It’s not terribly surprising that Rodriguez left the Wildcats; he was recruited to the school by former head coach Frank Martin. But Rodriguez stuck around after Martin left and actually had quite a successful…

  8. Sandi Marcius, Matt Painter and an ugly transfer

    Apr 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

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    Sandi Marcius is probably wishing that he thought his decision to try and earn a graduate transfer waiver through a bit more. After Purdue’s season ended, Marcius announced that he would be leaving the Purdue basketball program in search of greener pastures. The 6-foot-11 redshirt junior had an up-and-down career in West Lafayette, but he…

  9. Kevin Ware has no doubt he’ll play next season

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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    The most iconic moment from this year’s NCAA tournament, and possibly this entire college basketball season, was the photo of Kevin Ware laying on his back, the training staff working on his broken leg as he held his teammate’s hands and told them to win the game and not worry about him. At that point,…

  10. Anton Beard commits to Arkansas

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    Mike Anderson made a nice pickup on Monday evening, as Anton Beard pledged to the Razorbacks. Beard announced the news himself on twitter: I just committed to the university of Arkansas!!” 🙌👏 — Anton Beard3⃣3⃣ (@yolo_Ton33) April 22, 2013 Beard is a four-star recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals, and ranked No.…

  11. Rutgers former player, manager give account of Rice’s practices

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:18 PM EST

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    While we all can (well, most of us can) agree that the Mike Rice practice video that recently got himself and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti fired is pretty awful. So the guys over at The Big Lead spoke to a former Rutgers team manager as well as a former player to find out if Rice’s…

  12. Report: Brad Underwood to take over at Stephen F. Austin

    Apr 22, 2013, 10:21 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After coaching Stephen F. Austin to one of its best seasons in school history, Danny Kaspar left the Lumberjacks to become the new head coach at Texas State. Now Stephen  F. Austin has found the man to replace him. South Carolina assistant Brad Underwood will take…

  13. Former Arizona guard Josiah Turner jailed in “extreme” DUI case

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:59 PM EST

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    Former Arizona guard Josiah Turner has been sentenced after his DUI arrest last year. Turner, who spent one season in Tucson, has been jailed after reaching a plea agreement in an “extreme DUI” case. Turner’s blood alcohol content when he was arrested on April 26 by University of Arizona police on suspicion of DUI was…

  14. Angel Rodriguez to transfer from Kansas State

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EST

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    Bruce Weber and Kansas State are now on the market for a new point guard as Angel Rodriguez will transfer from Kansas State, the university announced Monday evening. Rodriguez, who was the primary ball-handler for the Wildcats last season, averaged 11.4 points, 5.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds, with Kansas State bowing out in the Round…

  15. Russ Smith could decide NBA future on Wednesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

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    Louisville guard Russ Smith told members of the media that he will announce his decision on whether or not he’ll enter the NBA Draft on Wednesday. Smith, who had been reported to be entering the draft shortly after Louisville’s victory in the national championship game two weeks ago. Since that story, in which his father…

  16. #DunkCity introduces Joe Dooley as new coach

    Apr 22, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The heir apparent to lead #DunkCity is now official. Florida Gulf Coast held a Monday afternoon press conference to announce Joe Dooley as the new head coach of the Eagles. Dooley comes to campus from Bill Self’s staff at Kansas, where he’s spent the past 10…

  17. Kentucky’s Cauley-Stein, Poythress explain why they’re coming back

    Apr 22, 2013, 6:55 PM EST

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    After a disappointing season, a majority of Kentucky’s 2012 team that were considered possible NBA Draft picks decided to make the decision to stick around for at least one more year. On Monday afternoon, center Willie Cauley-Stein and forward Alex Poythress told Kyle Tucker of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal their reasons for coming back. Not…

  18. Report: Rutgers likely to announce Eddie Jordan as coach Tuesday

    Apr 22, 2013, 5:15 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Rutgers has reportedly set a 4:30 p.m. press conference for Tuesday to likely announce Eddie Jordan as their next men’s basketball coach. The Rutgers Board of Directors is set to meet Tuesday to approve a contract that would allow Jordan to be hired for the position.…

  19. Colorado State inks former Navy standout J.J. Avila

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:20 PM EST

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    Colorado State scored another commitment for its 2013 class this weekend from former Navy standout J.J. Avila. Avila, the 2011 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, spent last season taking classes at a South Texas College in his hometown of McAllen, Texas, but did not play basketball. In his two seasons at the Naval Academy,…

  20. VIDEO: Miami’s basketball team cannot throw a baseball

    Apr 22, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Miami Hurricanes guard Larkin drives on Marquette Golden Eagles Anderson during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Seriously, fellas? Shane Larkin’s dad is hall of famer Barry Larkin. And this is the best that he can muster?: (h/t Norlander and Eisenberg) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.