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  1. Joe Jones signs contract extension with Boston University

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    NCAA College Basketball - Boston University at Rutgers

    Boston decided that two seasons and a 33-29 record were enough to sign Joe Jones to a contract extension, this one going through the 2017-18 season. In his second season with the Terriers, Jones led the team to a 17-13 season, 11-5 in conference. Despite not being eligible for the America East Conference tournament, Boston…

  2. SEC hires Dr. Jake Bell as coordinator of men’s basketball officials

    Jun 10, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that they’ve hired Dr. Robert “Jake” Bell as the new coordinator of officials for men’s basketball. Bell, who previously worked in the same capacity in the Atlantic Sun Conference, replaces Gerald Boudreaux, whose contract was not renewed. “We are pleased to have someone of Jake’s experience and background to lead…

  3. Meet Greg Oden’s half-brother, 13-year-old Joe Jones III

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    All college basketball aficionados/pundits/fans, and especially recruiting gurus, are looking for the next big thing. Here’s another subject presented for evidence. Meet Joe Jones III. The Buffalo native is 6-6 at 13 years old, and his basketball pedigree runs deep. His dad, Joe Jr., was a player at Fairmont State, though that doesn’t compare to…

  4. You could have applied to be a Georgetown assistant coach

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

    John Thompson III

    Earlier today, we talked about the changing of the guard on John Thompson III’s staff at Georgetown. Mike Brennan (head coach at American), Kenya Hunter (associate head coach at Nebraska) and Scott Greenman (assistant coach at American) have all left the program. In their stead, Tavaras Hardy and Kevin Sutton have been hired as assistants,…

  5. Matt Derenbecker leaving Dayton, transferring closer to home

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

    Matt Derenbecker

    Matt Derenbecker has decided to leave Dayton to transfer to a school closer to his Louisiana home. He began his college career at LSU. “I greatly appreciated my time in Dayton with coach Miller and the basketball staff,” Derenbecker said in a release provided by the school.  “They are genuinely interested in what is best…

  6. Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears leaves Auburn

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:19 PM EST

    Jerome Seagears, Mikael Hopkins

    It’s been a rough spring for Jerome Seagears. First, video of Mike Rice, his then-head coach at Rutgers, found its way onto ESPN’s Outside The Lines, which resulted in Rice and his AD Tim Pernetti being fired by the University. As a result, Seagears made the decision to transfer out of the program, eventually settling…

  7. Nebraska hires Kenya Hunter away from Georgetown

    Jun 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EST

    Nebraska has hired Kenya Hunter as associate head coach, according to a release from the school. Hunter had previously been an assistant coach at Georgetown under John Thompson III. “I’m really excited to add Kenya Hunter to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas which will help the Huskers reach our…

  8. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin suspended again

    Jun 10, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    On Monday afternoon, Florida announced that Scottie Wilbekin would be suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. No further details about the reason for the suspension were made available, but it is concerning as it’s the second time that Wilbekin has been suspended. He missed the first three games of last season as well.…

  9. The Class of 2016 has some athletes … oh my (VIDEO)

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:54 AM EST


    That’s a pretty solid dunk video, isn’t it? Now think about this: every single one of the kids in that video has just finished their freshman year in high school. Crazy, right? Most of them can’t even get a drivers license, yet they are throwing down 360s and Eastbays with ease after finishing up one…

  10. PHOTO: Charlie Coles on one of college basketball’s greatest staffs

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

    Miami (Ohio) athletics

    Charlie Coles, the former head coach at Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio), passed away on Friday. Coles was one of college basketball’s legendary characters, a man known more for press conferences like the one that he gave after his Redhawks lost at Rupp on a John Wall buzzer-beater than coaching the likes of Dan Majerle and…

  11. Planning for early departures begins well before April deadlines

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    The days following the end of the college basketball season are important ones when it comes to the future of a program. Decisions have to be made by players with the potential to move on to the professional ranks, whether it’s to enter the NBA Draft or return to school for another season. With the…

  12. Kansas renews deal with adidas

    Jun 9, 2013, 8:57 PM EST


    The University of Kansas announced last Thursday that they are renewing their partnership with adidas through 2019. Adidas has sponsored Kansas athletics since 2005, and before that the Jayhawks were sponsored by Nike. Per the report from the Kansas athletic department, the six-year extension is worth in excess of $26 million. Kansas athletic director Sheahon…

  13. Report: Cincinnati and Nebraska agree to home-and-home series

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:07 PM EST

    Cincinnati and Nebraska

    Cincinnati and Nebraska have agreed in principle to play a home-and-home series beginning in Cincinnati for the 2013-14 season. Officials at Cincinnati have said that a contract has not been signed, but the schools have a verbal agreement. The schools have only met on the hardwood three times–Cincinnati has won all three–with the most recent…

  14. New format for Patriot League Tournament

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:54 PM EST

    With the arrival of Boston University and Loyola University (MD) for the 2013-14 season, the Patriot League has restructured its conference tournament format to accommodate all ten teams. From the league site: The men and women’s basketball tournaments will feature all 10 Patriot League members, and once again be played entirely at home sites. First-round…

  15. Andre Barrett to be inducted into Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame

    Jun 9, 2013, 4:39 PM EST


    Andre Barrett, one of Seton Hall’s most highly decorated and best point guards in program history, will be inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday evening (June 10). Barrett ranks in the top ten in school history in points scored (1,861) and second in assists (662), and was a member of…

  16. The new ACC basketball setup and its impact on television

    Jun 9, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    John Swofford

    It’s been discussed on multiple occasions to this point in the offseason: the new ACC and it’s possible impact on the college basketball landscape. Adding Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse to a conference that has perennial powers Duke and North Carolina, not to mention other historically successful programs, has many believing that the conference could…

  17. Report: Former Maryland guard Pe’Shon Howard transfers to USC

    Jun 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    After spending time at both Oak Hill Academy and the University of Maryland, guard Pe’Shon Howard is reportedly headed home. According to reports from multiple outlets, the Los Angeles native has decided to transfer to USC. Whether or not Howard will be eligible to play immediately remains to be seen, as it was reported by…

  18. Long-time official Ed Hightower to retire after 2013-14 season

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    John Beilein, Ed Hightower

    It’s been an offseason of transition for some of the officials who have managed to become household names in recent years. John Cahill and Mike Kitts will both make the move from the court to administrative roles following the 2013-14 season, with Cahill becoming the coordinator of officials for the “new” Big East and Kitts…

  19. Colorado State lands former Southern Illinois forward Dantiel Daniels

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    SIU Athletics

    With the departure of three key front court players from last season’s NCAA tournament team, it’s safe to say that Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy is in need of some depth in the paint. Gerson Santo returns for his senior season with Navy transfer J.J. Avila and junior college transfer Marcus Holt joining the…

  20. Report: Former Illini Myke Henry headed to DePaul

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:28 PM EST

    Illinois v Ohio State

    Late-breaking news from the Land of Lincoln tonight. It seems Myke Henry, who requested his release from Illinois just over a month ago, has chosen his new school. According to our own Scott Phillips, Henry will move upstate and join Oliver Purnell’s perpetual rebuilding project at DePaul. Myke Henry is a nice grab for DePaul…