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  1. Creighton nabs 2014 forward Leon Gilmore

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Sometimes it’s hard to remember which teams switched over to new leagues. But while we’re finally wrapping our minds around the conference alignment changes, you can sometimes forget that teams are also recruiting for the new league they’re entering. Creighton — with its move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East — is…

  2. Chris Mack to sign 12-year old Trey Couch to Letter of Intent

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chris Mack

    Normally, I’m thoroughly against the idea of recruiting athletes that are in the seventh grade, but I have to give credit to Chris Mack. On Monday, the Xavier head coach signed 12 year old Trey Couch of Liberty Township to a National Letter of Intent. Couch may be young and it may be against the…

  3. Eli Carter, Joseph Young highlight list of six transfers waiting on a waiver

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Eli Carter, Kyle Smyth

    Transfer rules are one of the most hotly debated topics in college basketball during the offseason. Should players be forced to sit out a season if they want to change schools? Should the rule be disbanded, allowing everyone to be eligible immediately if they do decide to leave school? Should there be waivers in place…

  4. Report: Aaron Epps commits to LSU

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    LSU has landed their first commitment in the Class of 2014, as Louisiana native Aaron Epps made a pledge to Johnny Jones and the Tigers on Monday, Epps, a three-star recruit according to Rivals, is a skinny, 6-foot-9 forward with the kind of athleticism that makes land-warriors like myself eternally envious. Not only did he…

  5. Kentucky stops recruiting top five forward Cliff Alexander

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Cliff Alexander is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country. A 6-foot-8 forward, Alexander is as explosive and powerful as anyone in the Class of 2014. When he dunks, you feel sorry for the rim. When he blocks a shot, he leaves a dent in the basketball. He can scratch his knees without…

  6. Report: UConn’s Tyler Olander pleads guilty, but DUI charges dropped

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Tyler Olander’s latest legal snafu has been cleared up. According to a report from Dave Borges of the New Haven Register, Olander plead guilty to driving without a license. He paid a $75 fine and had the charges dropped. He was initially charged with DUI, but Borges is reporting that there were two breathalyzer tests…

  7. VCU shows off new uniforms in photo shoot (VCU)

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    VCU Athletics

    VCU’s basketball program will be getting new uniforms this season. The changes are subtle, but there is one thing that I would have done differently were I the one making the decisions. Why isn’t ‘Havoc’ written on the jerseys somewhere? More than anything, that’s the word that is associated with VCU’s program. It’s written on…

  8. Former video coordinator Kyle Neptune candidate for Villanova assistant coaching vacancy

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, it was reported that former Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange would be leaving the program to accept a position with the Philadelphia 76ers as the assistant of player development. With practices set to begin in less than a week, head coach Jay Wright is forced to act quickly in filling the coaching void and, according…

  9. 2014 SG Scott Lindsey commits to Northwestern

    Sep 22, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

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    First year Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has been busy on the recruiting trail since he was named the head coach of the program in late March. On Sunday evening, Collins landed his fourth commitment for the 2014 recruiting class as 6-foot-5 shooting guard Scott Lindsey chose Northwestern over fellow Big Ten program Iowa, along…

  10. Butler football honors the late Butler Blue II

    Sep 22, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Blue II

    On September 3rd, Bulter’s mascot Blue II passed away at the age of nine. For those not just affiliated with the Butler program and school, but many college basketball fans alike, this was a sad moment. The jovial and playful dog was a fixture for the basketball program, and with the team during their Final…

  11. Photos of Stony Brook’s new arena construction

    Sep 22, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    There may not be another Division 1 school that has upgraded their entire athletic program as successfully and quickly as Stony Brook. A Division 3  school in all sports up until 1994 when they officially made the transition to Division 1, Stony Brook began offering athletic scholarships in a range of sports in 1999. It…

  12. Dartmouth finally releases 2013-14 schedule

    Sep 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

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    One of the final teams to release their schedule for the upcoming season — Long Island University is another school that has yet to release their schedule — Dartmouth and coach Paul Cormier have pieced together a pedestrian 14 game non-conference schedule that is highlighted with games at Illinois and St. John’s. Ironically enough, however,…

  13. St. John’s strength & conditioning coach rebuilding home ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Sep 22, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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    Last October Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, resulting in 117 deaths in the United States (69 more deaths in Canada and the Caribbean) and billions of dollars in damage. Families in some areas are still working to rebuild their lives nearly a year after Sandy, estimated by the National Hurricane Center to be the…

  14. UConn hosting “Heart Of A Champion: A Tribute To Jim Calhoun” Sunday evening

    Sep 22, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun, Opie Otterstad

    Jim Calhoun, the coach who transformed Connecticut basketball from a decent program in New England to a true national power from 1986 – 2012, will be honored this evening. Prior to Calhoun’s coming to Connecticut, the school had reached just two NCAA Tournaments since 1967, and were hardly contenders from a national perspective. In his…

  15. Chase Fieler leading the way for FGCU both on and off the court

    Sep 22, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    With head coach Andy Enfield now running things at USC and leading scorer Sherwood Brown out of eligibility, some may have doubts as to whether or not FGCU can build on its’ impressive 26-win 2012-13 season. But first-year head coach Joe Dooley wasn’t left with a bare cupboard, with one of his key returnees being…

  16. Adam Morrison at peace with the way his career ended, his role on Gonzaga’s staff

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Adam Morrison is one of the great college basketball stories of the last decade. The son of a college coach, Morrison’s family settled in Spokane when he was in fourth grade after his father had made the decision to change careers. He grew up as a ball-boy for Gonzaga and going to the team camps,…

  17. Personal improvement equals team success for Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie

    Sep 22, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    While the Colorado football team has taken its lumps during the school’s brief run in the Pac-12, the men’s basketball program has seen its fortunes change for the better under head coach Td Boyle. The Buffaloes have reached the NCAA tournament in consecutive season for the first time since accomplishing that feat in 1962 and…

  18. New calendar requires programs to adjust preseason approach

    Sep 22, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Friday marks the official start of the 2013-14 college basketball season, as programs are now allowed to begin practicing on September 27. The scheduling change essentially added three weeks to the college hoops calendar, and this has required programs to take another look at the way in which they handle the preseason. The key for…

  19. Junior college PG Jeff Newberry commits to Oklahoma State

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

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    At the end of the 2012-13 season Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart surprised many who follow college basketball with his decision to return to school for his sophomore season. After winning Big 12 Rookie of the Year honors, Smart had the look of a surefire lottery pick according to many NBA scouts. However that…

  20. A-10 turns to Richmond Coliseum for women’s hoops tourney

    Sep 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    For years, the annual choice to hold the Colonial Athletic Association’s men’s basketball tournament at Richmond Coliseum came under fire from fans of schools outside the borders of Virginia, who felt the location essentially gave teams like VCU, Old Dominion and George Mason a home court advantage. Anecdotal evidence would seem to have borne that…