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  1. A fourth subdivision of the NCAA geared towards larger schools?

    May 31, 2013, 10:02 PM EST

    NCAA Announces Corrective and Punitive Measures for Penn State

    Currently the NCAA is made up of three divisions: I (which generates the most revenue and offers the highest number of athletic scholarships), II (which distributes scholarships but not at the level of Division I) and III (no athletic scholarships). And in the eyes of NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert a fourth division, which would…

  2. Gary Trent, ‘The Shaq of the MAC,’ among seven inductees into MAC Hall of Fame

    May 31, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    Phil Long/Akron Beacon Journal

    During the 1990s Ohio University forward Gary Trent was one of the most dominant players in college basketball, racking up more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during his four seasons in Athens. Trent’s dominance resulted in an outstanding nickname (“The Shaq of the MAC”) and a spot in the 1995 NBA Draft lottery (selected…

  3. Is the NCAA close to handing out ‘stipends’ through an alternative method?

    May 31, 2013, 7:28 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Practice

    One of the hot-button topics regarding the NCAA in recent years has been whether or not student-athletes should be paid. Whether it’s by way of a basic stipend or a raise in the value of a scholarship so it meets the full cost of attendance, there’s no shortage of opinions on the topic. From a…

  4. Georgetown guard Greg Whittington to return next season

    May 31, 2013, 6:08 PM EST

    Greg Whittington

    Georgetown guard Greg Whittington was expected to be a key cog in the attack for John Thompson III’s Hoyas before the 2012-13 season began. With Jason Clark, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson all gone, the theory was that for Georgetown to have success both Whittington and Otto Porter Jr. would need to be prominent figures.…

  5. Old Dominion joins list of schools with new court designs

    May 31, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Old Dominion Athletics

    The Old Dominion basketball program is embarking on a new journey this summer, with Jeff Jones being hired as the new head coach and the school making the move from the Colonial Athletic Association to Conference USA. With that in mind, the Ted Constant Center floor will undergo a makeover according to an announcement from…

  6. Colorado forward Xavier Johnson poised to break out in 2013-14

    May 31, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    Colorado v Illinois

    Under head coach Tad Boyle, Colorado has made three consecutive trips to the postseason (one NIT appearance, followed by consecutive NCAA tournament appearances) for the first time in the history of the program. But the Buffaloes will move forward without forward Andre Roberson, who made the decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft last month.…

  7. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino responds to Gordon Gee’s comments

    May 31, 2013, 12:14 PM EST

    Marquette v Louisville

    On Thursday afternoon Ohio State President Gordon Gee once again found himself in the middle of controversy, as comments made at a December meeting of the school’s Athletic Council came to light. President Gee, who has made statements in the past that could best be described as “inflammatory,” had some choice words in regards to…

  8. Doc Sadler joins Fred Hoiberg’s staff at Iowa State

    May 31, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

    Fred Hoiberg

    With T.J. Otzelberger’s decision to join Lorenzo Romar’s staff at Washington, Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg had a position that needed to be filled. On Friday it was announced by the school that Hoiberg has filled the vacancy, with the experienced Doc Sadler being the choice. Iowa State’s announcement came on the heels of…

  9. Father of former UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad faces federal charges

    May 31, 2013, 9:46 AM EST

    Shabazz Muhammad

    Ron Holmes, the father of former UCLA guard Shabazz Muhammad, is in the news and not for a good reason either. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Holmes is currently under house arrest on charges of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud. According to the indictment, Holmes and his…

  10. Report: Former Marshall guard DeAndre Kane commits to Iowa State

    May 30, 2013, 10:04 PM EST

    DeAndre Kane

    On May 8 former Marshall guard DeAndre Kane was reported to have committed to play his final season at Pittsburgh. A native of the Steel City, Kane (15.1 ppg, 7.0 apg) would have given the Panthers a much-needed perimeter scorer. Eleven days later there was a change in thinking, with reports surfacing that Memphis had become…

  11. Guard Cole Stefan becomes fifth player to leave Green Bay program

    May 30, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    Green Bay Athletics

    After making the decision to transfer to Green Bay after playing one season at La Salle for health reasons (multiple concussions), 6-4 guard Cole Stefan struggled to make his mark in Brian Wardle’s program. In 19 games last season Stefan, a native of Minnetonka, Minn., averaged 3.4 points per game and shot 33.3% from beyond…

  12. Texas Tech adds guard, two-sport athlete Cory Scott

    May 30, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    Texas Tech Smith Basketball

    In the aftermath of then-Stephen F. Austin head coach Danny Kaspar’s decision to take the open position at Texas State, Copperas Cove (Texas) product Cory Scott’s request to be released from his National Letter of Intent was granted. An excellent two-sport athlete, Scott saw his recruitment as a track and field athlete gain steam after…

  13. Report: Rutgers lands former Pittsburgh forward J.J. Moore

    May 30, 2013, 6:19 PM EST

    Syracuse-Pittsburgh 2/2/2013

    Rutgers has landed a third transfer since the hiring of Eddie Jordan as head coach, with former Pittsburgh small forward J.J. Moore committing to attend the school according to a report from Adam Zagoria of Earlier this month Rutgers received a commitment from former Iowa State guard/forward Nkereuwem Okoro, and earlier this week it…

  14. Report: John Calipari wants Eddie Sutton to attend Kentucky practice

    May 30, 2013, 5:01 PM EST

    Jay-Z In Concert - Arrivals

    At various points throughout the college basketball season a head coach may invite an inactive coach to campus, allowing him to take in some practices and offer feedback from an “outside” perspective. According to Jimmy Tramel of the Tulsa World, Kentucky head coach John Calipari issued an invite will likely turn some heads amongst the…

  15. Sacred Heart head coach Dave Bike officially passes torch to Anthony Latina

    May 30, 2013, 3:43 PM EST

    Sacred Heart University

    In 35 seasons as head coach at Sacred Heart University, Dave Bike racked up a list of accomplishments that any coach would be proud to claim. More than 500 victories, a Division II national title in 1986 and a transition to the Division I level that was completed in 1999. The Pioneers may not have…

  16. DePaul’s new arena makes even less sense than we originally thought

    May 30, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Oliver Purnell

    When plans to build a new arena for DePaul using $100 million of taxpayer money were first announced a couple of weeks ago, the universal reaction was, more or less, “WTF”? Thanks to some digging done by Danny Ecker of, that plan makes even less sense. To make a long story short, DePaul is…

  17. SoCon to add ETSU, Mercer and VMI

    May 30, 2013, 1:44 PM EST


    The Southern Conference announced on Thursday afternoon that have extended invitations to East Tennessee State, Mercer and VMI to join the conference on July 1st, 2014. ETSU and Mercer have both accepted the invitations, and VMI is expected to formally accept it on Friday. “The addition of these three institutions will solidify the Southern Conference…

  18. Report: UNLV transfer Katin Reinhardt is headed to USC

    May 30, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

    California v UNLV

    In a move that surprised exactly no one, former UNLV guard Katin Reinhardt has decided to transfer to USC. Reinhardt originally committed to the Trojans when he was in high school. The news was first reported by Hoopsworld earlier this week. Reinhardt is a talented player, ranking among the top 50 recruits coming out of…

  19. The SEC is trying to improve their basketball, and that’s a good thing

    May 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EST


    The SEC was awful last season. Three NCAA bids from a 14-team power conference is, frankly, unacceptable. Some of that isn’t necessarily the league’s issue, as Kentucky, the one blueblood program among the SEC ranks, had a a down year, getting knocked out in the first round of the NIT by Robert Morris. The league…

  20. Buffalo is the latest school to get a new court

    May 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EST


    The University of Buffalo is the latest program to unveil a new, unique court design this offseason. And if we’re being honest, I love the simplicity of it: There are no breaking waves or forests or national monuments or anything. It’s just a basketball court, with the name of the university and a picture of…