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  1. The Morning Mix

    Oct 29, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    With Hurricane Sandy making landfall late last night, today’s Morning Mix is going to be quick. Hope you all are safe. – The John Groce era at Illinois got started off on the right path with a 79–47 exhibition victory over Lewis College – Gonzaga dominated Northwest Nazarene 93-45, but learned that Kelly Olynk will…

  2. Southeast Missouri State forward Michael Porter sidelined with a broken foot

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT


    Southeast Missouri State returns three of their five starters from last season’s 15-16 team, with guard Marland Smith and forward Tyler Stone two reason why the Redhawks were picked to finish second in the OVC West. But Southeast Missouri State does have to address the question of who fills the role left open by the…

  3. 2013 combo guard Rene Castro verbally commits to attend Butler

    Oct 28, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT


    Butler, who already held a verbal commitment from forward Andrew Chrabascz, picked up another BABC product as 6-3 combo guard Rene Castro tweeted his decision on Saturday afternoon. Castro, who attends Worcester (MA) Academy, played 19 games for BABC during the Nike EYBL this spring and averaged a team-high 16.7 points and 2.8 assists per…

  4. South Plains College forward Forrest Robinson commits to DePaul

    Oct 28, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    Oliver Purnell

    Sunday was an active day from a recruiting standpoint, as DePaul also picked up a verbal commitment from 6-10 forward Forrest Robinson. Robinson, who began his college career at North Texas, is currently a sophomore at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. As a freshman at North Texas last season, the Ranger, Texas native played…

  5. 2013 wing Troy Williams verbally commits to Indiana

    Oct 28, 2012, 4:57 PM EDT


    Indiana landed its fifth verbal commitment in the 2013 class on Sunday, as 6-6 wing Troy Williams made his pledge to Tom Crean’s program. The news, reported by multiple outlets early in the afternoon, was confirmed by Wiliams on Twitter. Williams, who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy after spending three years…

  6. John Groce era begins at Illinois with 79-47 exhibition victory

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    John Groce

    John Groce’s tenure at Illinois officially got underway Saturday night with a 79-47 exhibition victory over Lewis at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill. All 13 players logged minutes for the Illini in the win, with D.J. Richardson’s 12 points leading the scoring. Myke Henry and Sam McLaurin also reached double figures with 11 each and…

  7. Maryland to appeal denied waiver for transfer Dez Wells

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT

    Dez Wells

    After Xavier transfer Dez Wells was denied a waiver to play immediately at Maryland, the school will appeal the ruling, multiple outlets are reporting. Wells, a 6-5 wing, was expelled from Xavier earlier this year after being charged with sexual assault, but the charges were later rejected by a grand jury. Controversy ensued, with many…

  8. Gonzaga junior Kelly Olynyk to miss three games after Code of Conduct violation

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk will miss the first three games of the regular season after violating the school’s Student Code of Conduct, the school announced Saturday. “Gonzaga’s student-athletes are students first, and are required to follow all tenets of the Student Code of Conduct,” the university said in a statement. “The same rules and…

  9. College Basketball Talk #POSTERIZED

    Oct 28, 2012, 3:27 AM EDT

    Welcome to College Basketball Talk’s #POSTERIZED homepage. The #POSTERIZED series is your one-stop shop for every and all college dunks, slams and jams.  We scour the interwebs on a nightly basis looking for the best above-the-rim action in the college hoops world. This is where we will document all of our findings. If you find a…

  10. Wake Forest loses 6’10″ Green to injury

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:32 AM EDT

    ACC Wake Forest Maryland Basketball

    In my ACC preview, I suggested that Jeff Bzdelik was the league coach most likely to get himself fired this season. Wake last made the NCAA tournament in 2010 under Dino Gaudio. Gaudio was fired for his troubles, and Bzdelik was hired after a rambling search process, baffling many. The program that rode tie-dye power…

  11. Video: ‘Cuse hoops stars try lacrosse

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    The legendary Jim Brown was a multi-sport star at Syracuse. He excelled at football, basketball, track and lacrosse at the highest levels. Here, current ‘Cuse stars CJ Fair and Michael Carter-Williams give lacrosse a go, with hilarious results. Classic moments include Fair realizing his noggin is too large to fit in his borrowed helmet, and…

  12. Standhardinger battling staph infection

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT


    As sports injuries go, there are only a few that really make me cringe. The first would be the common problem of a “sharp blow to the midsection,” as broadcasters euphemistically refer to a thunk in the junk. I’m not sure where the completely non-euphemistic staph infection would fall, but it’s way up there. We’ve…

  13. Wisconsin loses starting PG Gasser to ACL injury

    Oct 27, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Wisconsin Badgers' Gasser knocks the ball away from Syracuse Orange's Jardine during the first half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Just two days ago, Bo Ryan named Josh Gasser his starting point guard for the season. Today, he lost Gasser for the season. The junior suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday morning, and will undergo an evaluation this week. As hopeful as the word “evaluation” sounds, the news is bad – Gasser is expected…

  14. Cook, Sulaimon shine in Duke’s first exhibition

    Oct 27, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT

    Quinn Cook, Rasheed Sulaimon

    As we noted in our ACC preview, Duke needs a couple of guys to play well in the backcourt. One of them is presumptive point guard Quinn Cook. The other is freshman Rasheed Sulaimon. In today’s exhibition game against DII champion Western Washington, they got a chance to see how both players are progressing as…

  15. A look inside UCLA’s newly renovated Pauley Pavilion [Video]

    Oct 27, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

    Pauley Pavilion

    UCLA opened the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion this week, just in time for the start of the 2012-13 basketball season. The school added more than 1,000 seats, along with other upgrades that have made it state of the art. Take a look below: Photo Credit: UCLA Athletics Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at,…

  16. Former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt to be enshrined into Lady Vols Hall of Fame

    Oct 27, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

    Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt was the defining face of the Tennessee basketball program for nearly four decades and she was rewarded Friday with enshrinement into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame. The announcement of Summitt’s enshrinement means the longtime head women’s basketball coach will bypass typical regulations which dictate that athletes are eligible for the honor 10…

  17. North Carolina wins only exhibition, looks forward to opener

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels will begin the season just outside the Top 10 and after their 81-54 exhibition win over D-II Shaw Friday night, they are looking forward to their season opener in less than two weeks. The Tar Heels started off slow, beginning the game 3-of-13 from the floor and even trailing…

  18. Georgetown and Kansas to begin four-year series

    Oct 27, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT


    Two of the nation’s perennial powerhouses will begin a four-year series with each other starting in the 2013-14 season. Kansas and Georgetown will face off on Dec. 21, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse to begin the series, which was agreed to Wednesday and acknowledged in a joint press release from the schools. As with many series,…

  19. John Wooden statue unveiled outside the new Pauley Pavilion

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:45 PM EDT

    John Wooden, Nan Wooden

    The renovation on Pauley Pavilion became complete Friday afternoon, when UCLA unveiled an 8-foot bronze statue of the legendary John Wooden outside the newly revamped arena. The statue weights 400-pounds and has Wooden standing tall with his arms crossed, gazing to his left. One the base of the statue includes his signature and one of…

  20. Duke fans ‘Welcome Home’ Jabari Parker on his official visit

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    It’s been a busy week for Simeon 2013 small forward, Jabari Parker of Chicago. The 6-foot-9 recruit was part of the latest ESPN 30 for 30 film, Benji, on Tuesday night. Then two days later, Parker officially surrendered his crown as the top senior in the nation, when Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins reclassified to the Class of…

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