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  1. Dayton wants to show its desire to keep the First Four with a sellout

    Oct 21, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Be it the three-year old First Four of the Opening Round Game before that, Dayton has been the “first stop” on college basketball’s journey to the Final Four for the last 13 years. And with the NCAA in the process of deciding between 2-year and 10-year proposals by the city to keep the First Four…

  2. Minnesota assistant Saul Smith placed on unpaid leave following DUI charge

    Oct 21, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

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    The last thing that Minnesota needed in the aftermath of power forward Trevor Mbakwe getting two more years of probation was to have someone else get in trouble. And more trouble came in the form of assistant coach Saul Smith being arrested on a charge of suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning.…

  3. Report: 6-8 power forward Torren Jones verbally commits to Missouri

    Oct 21, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Just days after 2013 power forward Johnathan Williams III Missouri landed another 2013 power forward, as 6-8 Torren Jones verbally committed to the SEC program. The news was first reported by Josh Paunil of National Recruiting Spotlight. Jones, who is Missouri’s fourth 2013 verbal commitment, transferred from Dobson (Mesa, AZ) High to La Lumiere Prep…

  4. Report: Boston College lands its first 2013 prospect as guard Garland Owens commits

    Oct 21, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    It’s been a tough couple of years for Steve Donahue at Boston College but the Eagles do have some young talent, most notably guard Patrick Heckmann and forwards Ryan Anderson and Dennis Clifford. And on Sunday BC picked up its first verbal commitment in the 2013 class as shooting guard Garland Owens chose Boston College…

  5. Jabari Parker meets with Michigan State’s soccer team during visit

    Oct 21, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Simeon (Ill.) forward Jabari Parker is on a visit to Michigan State this weekend and, according to reports, he met with the Spartan soccer team Sunday before their match with Wisconsin. “Coach Izzo and #1 recruit Jabari Parker wishing us luck before our game,” Michigan State junior goalie Bryce Dobbins tweeted Sunday morning. We typically…

  6. Could Jay Wright start true freshman Ryan Arcidiacono at point guard for Villanova?

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

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    With the losses that coach Jay Wright and Villanova have suffered in the backcourt, is it plausible that true freshman Ryan Arcidiacono could be handed the reins to begin the 2012-13 season? CBS Sports analyst Jon Rothstein thinks so, as he tweeted this week. All signs pointing to Ryan Arcidiacono beginning the season as Villanova’s…

  7. Myck Kabongo practicing with Texas as Longhorns wait for word from NCAA

    Oct 21, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo will practice with the Longhorns as the NCAA continues to investigate his case, involving a look into the nature of his relationship with a professional agent. According to Texas head coach Rick Barnes, as reported by the Associated Press, Kabongo has not been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and the school’s…

  8. Indiana’s Tom Crean: Cody Zeller has improved ‘all over the court’

    Oct 21, 2012, 10:04 AM EDT

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    Tom Crean gave a hint after Indiana’s version of Midnight Madness last week, a hint that should be scary for the rest of the Big Ten and anyone with the Hoosiers on their schedule this season. Answering a question about the skills competition, Crean went on to talk about his star returning sophomore, Preseason All-American…

  9. Warriors are producing wins on the cheap

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT

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    I had always assumed that the University of Hawaii sports budget was hemorrhaging money. The sheer burden of having to fly over 2,000 miles just to make landfall in California seems like a handicap that would be near impossible to overcome. Then consider that, at times, the Warriors had to trek inland as far as…

  10. Report: Randle still willing to join Lee at Kentucky

    Oct 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Remember ye oldenne days, when a coach took the first blue-chip recruit he could get at a given position, and then his safety backup guy would say “Oh well” and set his sights elsewhere so he could get his playing time? Those days are still in effect for most of college basketball, but one man,…

  11. KU’s Self: Athletes should be paid

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Payment for student-athletes is one of those nuanced topics people seem to be unnervingly certain about. Many hew to the principle of amateurism espoused by the NCAA charter, and declare that a free education is all any player can ask for. Others point out that the NCAA and its member institutions are undeniably profiting from…

  12. One to watch: Rutgers forward Kadeem Jack

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Kadeem Jack was one of Mike Rice’s first big recruiting triumphs at Rutgers. The top-rated forward out of Queens was coveted by the likes of Arizona, Kentucky and UNC, but chose to play close to home for a coach who was a relative unknown. Quite aside from his obvious talent, Jack’s commitment signaled that the…

  13. A look at Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting class, so far [Video Highlights]

    Oct 20, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Depending on how the chips fall, Kentucky could conceivably end up with the best recruiting class in recent memory. John Calipari and the Wildcats have already secured five commitments and likely aren’t done. Below are video highlights of each of Kentucky’s verbal commits, along with additional footage of targets that remain on the radar for…

  14. Los Angeles court dismisses Reeves Nelson’s defamation suit against Sports Illustrated

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Reeves Nelson’s defamation suit against Sports Illustrated and writer George Dohrmann has been dismissed by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, a press release announced this week. “We have stood behind the reporting of our Pulitzer Prize winning writer since day one,” Sports Illustrated said in a statement. “We are pleased that after reviewing the…

  15. Syracuse awards scholarship to walk-on Nolan Hart

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

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    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has awarded a scholarship to guard Nolan Hart, a third-year player with the Orange program, the Post-Standard is reporting. Hart is a 5-10 native of Albany, N.Y., who has seen action in six games over the course of his career with the Orange, registering one rebound and one assist last…

  16. Report: Oklahoma State guard Brian Williams out for season

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT

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    Late Friday night, Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman reported Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford has announced that sophomore guard Brian Williams is out for the season with a wrist injury. It was reported on Wednesday that the 6-foot-5 Williams was dealing with a serious issue when he initially hurt his wrist after a fall earlier…

  17. Maryland opening day uniforms to honor the Brooklyn Dodgers

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

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    For Maryland, the start of the season won’t be easy. The Terrapins are slated to play the defending national champion, Kentucky on Nov. 9 to open the 2012-2013 season. To make matters worse, or  uglier, Maryland will don the latest and maybe the oddest forms of alternate jerseys. The game between the Terrapins and Wildcats…

  18. Kevin Ollie has support from Jim Calhoun, why not all of UConn?

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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    Friday afternoon, Andy Katz of ESPN was on the Connecticut campus to watch Kevin Ollie in his first year as the head coach of the Huskies. As Katz reported, Jim Calhoun sat off to the side, offering support for the Ollie and UConn. “I just think it’s good to be here and talk to Kevin…

  19. Report: Maryland’s James Padgett gets DWI charge dropped, will get no suspension

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

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    Maryland senior forward, James Padgett, pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge, he was arrested for back in June, on Friday in Prince George’s County District Court. The charges originally included driving while impaired, but the alcohol charges had been dropped. The 6-foot-8 power forward will receive no suspension from the university and will be…

  20. UNC’s Dexter Strickland takes shot at NC State

    Oct 19, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Circle these dates on the calendar: Jan. 26 and Feb. 23. If in-state rivals, North Carolina and North Carolina State needed any more motivation going into these two clashes this season, UNC senior guard Dexter Strickland provided it. On Friday, following practice, Strickland told Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports that he didn’t think too highly…

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