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  1. Indiana gets the top spot in the preseason AP poll

    Oct 26, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

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    The preseason Associated Press poll was released today, and it should come as no surprise that Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosiers lead the way. Indiana received 43 of the 65 first-place votes, with No. 2 Louisville (20) and No. 3 Kentucky (2) accounting for the others. The Big Ten claimed three spots in the Top 5,…

  2. Top 25 Countdown: No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks

    Oct 26, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  3. 2013 point guard Travis Jorgenson decommits from Missouri

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    With the fall signing period less than a month away the Missouri Tigers looked to be in good shape with four players verbally committed to attend the school. While Frank Haith’s program is still in a good place they’re down a commitment, as it was reported by Eric Bossi of Rivals.com that point guard Travis…

  4. NCAA denies Manhattan forward Ashton Pankey’s waiver request

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:07 AM EDT

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    While Iona received the good news that Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge would be eligible immediately on Thursday, another MAAC contender wasn’t as fortunate. The NCAA ruled that Ashton Pankey’s eligibility waiver was not granted, meaning that the Manhattan forward would have to sit out the 2012-13 season after transferring in from Maryland. In 32…

  5. 2012-2013 Preview: Top 15 Frontcourts

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of The Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  6. New NCAA rules put blame for violations on head coaches

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Head coaches can no longer pass the buck when their program gets caught cheating. That’s according to this document, which was dug up by the good folks over at USA Today. You can read the entire thing at the link above, but the gist of it: ignorance is no longer a defense for head football…

  7. Shabazz Muhammad’s shoulder injury not serious, but a big deal

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, twitter was abuzz when news leaked that the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, had injured his shoulder at UCLA’s practice. How bad was it? Now we know: not a huge issue. According to CBSSports.com, Muhammad will be out for 2-to-4 weeks, but they aren’t quite sure. “It will probably be a few weeks,”…

  8. UConn’s latest graduation success rate? 11%. Yuck

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    You know how UConn won’t be playing in the Big East tournament this season? And how there is no chance that they’ll make a trip to the NCAA tournament this year? And how Alex Oriakhi is at Missouri this season? Well, all of that can be traced by to UConn’s APR scores. Now, the APR…

  9. Louisville, not Michigan, got Rick Pitino because of a game of squash

    Oct 25, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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    Rick Pitino went on SiriusXM Radio this week and told a terrific story about how he ended up at Louisville. James Jahnke of the Detroit Free Press did the heavy-lifting of transcribing the interview: “The day that I committed to Louisville (in 2001), I signed an agreement to be the next head coach of Michigan,…

  10. Tavon Sledge cleared to play this season for Iona

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Iona got some big news on Thursday afternoon, as Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge was cleared to play immediately: Sledge didn’t see much time with the Cyclones, playing in just eight games a season ago. But the Long Island native should be a major factor at the point guard spot for an Iona team looking…

  11. Andrew Wiggins makes the move many expected, reclassifies to 2013

    Oct 25, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

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    The question of whether or not highly talented wing Andrew Wiggins would remain in the 2014 class or reclassify to 2013 is one that’s hung over the recruiting world for quite some time. We’ve got our answer, as it’s been reported by multiple outlets that the Huntington Prep star has made the move back to…

  12. NCAA denies Arkansas forward Alandise Harris’ waiver request

    Oct 25, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Mike Anderson already has a pretty talented team in his second season in Fayetteville, with sophomore guard B.J. Young leading the way. And the possible addition of Houston transfer Alandise Harris could have made the Razorbacks a even safer bet to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. But the school…

  13. Washington continues the adjustment process with an 88-78 win over Western Washington

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    C.J. Wilcox; Maurice Jones

    The first college basketball exhibition that wasn’t of the intra-squad variety took place on Wednesday night, as the Washington Huskies took on Division II national champion Western Washington. Lorenzo Romar’s team had the benefit of a preseason trip to Europe and Senegal to adjust to life without NBA draft picks Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten…

  14. Top 25 Countdown: No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  15. Dayton center Matt Kavanaugh suspended for the entire 2012-13 season

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    With Dayton losing three of its top six scorers from last season’s 20-win team and center Josh Benson returning from a torn ACL, much was to be expected of senior center Matt Kavanaugh in 2012-13. But the Flyers will have to make do without Kavanaugh’s services this season, as it was reported that the 6-9…

  16. Indiana loses forward Derek Elston due to a torn meniscus

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Indiana, in the eyes of many the preseason favorite to win the national title, began practice with a team that could go two-deep at each position on the floor. But if there’s one thing that can change depth in a hurry it’s injuries, and the Hoosiers lost one of their players on Wednesday as it…

  17. Big 12 Preview: Death, taxes and Kansas winning the league?

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  18. The Morning Mix

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - UNC-Wilmington is not going to appear on anybody’s radar. They were tabbed to finish in last place in this season’s CAA preseason poll, and aren’t likely to be a factor in late March. But what UNC-Wilmington does have is Keith Rendlemen, one of the most productive yet unheralded players in the country. He’s got a…

  19. Kentucky’s Blue & White game was won by Kentucky

    Oct 25, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

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    Kentucky hosted their Blue & White scrimmage on Wednesday evening, giving Big Blue Nation their first opportunity to see the newest crop of freshmen play. And as is usually the case in scrimmages like this, the final numbers don’t mean all that much, but we’ll pass them along anyway. Archie Griffin had 32 points, Alex…

  20. Should the NCAA get out of the enforcement business?

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

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    Stephen A. Miller, a lawyer from Philly who represents student-athletes in eligibility disputes with the NCAA, was given some space on The Atlantic’s website where he proceeds to rip the NCAA. The problem? Nothing that he said was new to anyone that’s been paying attention. According to Miller, the issues with the NCAA’s enforcement policies…

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