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  1. Members of 1963 Loyola (Ill.) national title team meet with President Obama

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    White House Photo/Pete Souza

    While they weren’t the subjects of a movie meant to depict their experiences like the 1966 Texas Western basketball team (“Glory Road”), the 1963 Loyola (Ill.) Ramblers hold a special place in the history of college basketball.  Head coach George Ireland’s team would win the national title that season with four African-American starters, a development…

  2. Tyler Lydon looking to add weight, garner high-major attention with New Hampton transfer

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:48 AM EST


    PHILADELPHIA — After finishing his junior season at Pine Plains HS (NY), most analysts believed that 6-foot-8 forward Tyler Lydon had mid-major recruit written all over him. But after a successful spring that followed up on a decision to reclassify into the Class of 2015, Lydon has started to college offers from a number of…

  3. NCAA writes letter regarding addition of current athlete to O’Bannon lawsuit

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    With the ruling that the plaintiffs in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the NCAA, EA Sports and Collegiate Licensing Company would be best served to add a current student-athlete to its case, representatives stated that they would need the NCAA to guarantee that the student-athlete would not be punished for their participation. Earlier this…

  4. Prime Prep coach: ‘We haven’t heard anything yet from the NCAA’

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:59 PM EST


    PHILADELPHIA — On Thursday evening,’s Jeff Goodman broke the news that Jordan Mickey, an LSU signee, and Karviar Shepherd, a TCU signee, were ruled non-qualifiers by the NCAA, meaning that they will be unable to play this season. Mickey and Shepherd both played at Deion Sanders’ charter school, Prime Prep, in Dallas, TX. “We…

  5. USA falls to Australia at World University Games, 93-84

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:14 PM EST


    After winning each of its first three games at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia by double digits, the United States ran into significant resistance in the form of Australia on Thursday. Armed with five players who have experience on Australia’s senior men’s national team, the Australians won by the final score of 93-84…

  6. Eastern Illinois dismisses guard Morris Woods from program

    Jul 11, 2013, 5:54 PM EST

    Eastern Illinois University

    With its top four scorers from last season returning, Eastern Illinois had the potential to improve upon its 11-21 record (6-10 OVC) in 2013-14. But if Jay Spoonhour’s Panthers are to accomplish that goal, they’ll do so without the services of leading scorer Morris Woods. It was announced Wednesday that the 6-3 guard has been…

  7. Report: Prime Prep products Jordan Mickey, Karviar Shepherd declared to be non-qualifiers

    Jul 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EST

    Considered by many to be Top 100 prospects entering their senior year of high school, forwards Jordan Mickey and Karviar Shepherd helped turn the Prime Prep program into one of the nation’s best after following head coach Ray Forsett over from Grace Prep. Both players were expected to have a similar impact at their respective…

  8. JuCo powerhouse hires new head coach

    Jul 11, 2013, 3:28 PM EST


    With Steve Forbes heading off to Wichita State, Northwest Florida State needed to find a replacement, and quickly, to run the program that has been to the last two NJCAA national title games. It took all of three days. On Thursday, NWF State announced that they would be hiring former Hofstra associate head coach Steve…

  9. Emmanuel Mudiay to visit Kentucky, trim list to five at the end of the month

    Jul 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST


    PHILADELPHIA — Reebok’s Breakout Classic kicked off in with style, as top ten recruits Rashad Vaughn and Emmanuel Mudiay squared off in the first game of the first day. The game itself ended up being a bust, as neither Mudiay or Vaughn played all that well with Mudiay’s team winning in a rout. Andrew Wiggins…

  10. Report: Ole Miss contacted Chris Herren about Marshall Henderson

    Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 AM EST


    I wrote about Marshall Henderson earlier today, following an indefinite suspension that was handed out by Ole Miss on Wednesday following what was reported to be multiple failed drug tests, and how the worst decision that Ole Miss could make at this point would be to kick him off the team and out of the…

  11. Kentucky, Kansas offer 2015 recruit Derrick Jones

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:27 AM EST


    PHILADELPHIA — The members of the Class of 2016 put on a show after the tryouts for the USA’s U16 national team last month. Remember this video? I do. It’s a friendly reminder that kids half my age are already infinitely better basketball players than I could ever dream of being. One name that didn’t…

  12. Kicking Marshall Henderson off the team is the worst thing Andy Kennedy can do

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST


    Last Monday, after having a chance to sit down and talk with Marshall Henderson at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, I wrote about how the SEC’s leading scorer and the most polarizing player in the country had reached a crossroads in his career. Turns out I was off by about 10 days. Henderson has been…

  13. Jim Shaw joins Saint Mary’s staff as special assistant to Randy Bennett

    Jul 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EST

    Saint Mary's Athletics

    In the spring Washington announced the addition of T.J. Otzelberger and Raphael Chillious to Lorenzo Romar’s coaching staff, with longtime assistant Jim Shaw being one of the coaches (Paul Fortier being the other) moving on to pursue other opportunities. Wednesday it was announced that Shaw will join Randy Bennett’s staff at Saint Mary’s as a…

  14. Grand Canyon adds former New Mexico guard Demetrius Walker

    Jul 10, 2013, 9:03 PM EST

    Demetrius Walker

    Prior to the start of the Mountain West tournament, New Mexico head coach Steve Alford announced that 6-2 guard Demetrius Walker was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Later in March that suspension would turn into Walker having to leave the program, and the fact that he earned his bachelor’s degree allows the…

  15. 2014 guard Christian Terrell becomes first commit of Joe Dooley era at FGCU

    Jul 10, 2013, 7:35 PM EST


    New FGCU head coach Joe Dooley wasn’t around when the Eagles went on their Sweet 16 run that captivated the country, complete with an attractive style of play and the #DunkCity label. But that doesn’t mean he and his staff can’t attempt to ride the momentum generated by last year’s Atlantic Sun tournament champions. On…

  16. UC Riverside’s Jim Wooldridge steps down to become interim AD

    Jul 10, 2013, 6:22 PM EST


    After serving as head coach for the last six seasons, it was announced Wednesday that UC Riverside’s Jim Wooldridge will step down from the position to become the school’s interim athletic director. He replaces Brian Wickstrom, who resigned to take a job as athletic director at UL Monroe. “I’m pleased to name Coach Jim Wooldridge…

  17. Ole Miss suspends guard Marshall Henderson indefinitely

    Jul 10, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    “All I can do is just focus, take it one day ahead and move on. Just keep proving to people that yes, I was a dumbass, and I may have been more extreme than others, but you can’t change that, just go one day at a time.” Those were the words of Ole Miss guard…

  18. Varez Ward’s request for pretrial diversion denied

    Jul 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

    Varez Ward

    Due to the fact that former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward, who is up on two charges related to an alleged point-shaving scandal, has no prior criminal offenses lawyer Everett Hess was hopeful that his client’s request to enter a pretrial diversion plan would be granted by the prosecution. No such luck for Ward as…

  19. Tyler Ennis’ play in U19s promising for Syracuse

    Jul 10, 2013, 3:17 PM EST


    While much of the attention from the U19 World Championships over the last two weeks was heaped upon the Americans — Aaron Gordon, Montrezl Harrell, Jahlil Okafor, etc. — perhaps the most important player at the event suited up for our neighbors up north. Tyler Ennis played his high school ball for St. Benedict’s in…

  20. Bad news for Virginia: another transfer, and a broken hand for Akil Mitchell?

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Akil Mitchell

    On Wednesday afternoon, Virginia announced that guard Taylor Barnette would be transferring out of the program. “Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted and we wish…