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  1. Ron Verlin to take over as coach of Pacific

    Mar 26, 2013, 5:48 PM EST

    Bob Thomason

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Pacific will name Ron Verlin, a 19-year assistant at the school, the program’s next head coach. Verlin will replace Bob Thomason, who retired after 25 seasons as the head coach of the Tigers. He is a native of the area, graduating from Sacramento State in…

  2. Marshawn Powell tweets he’s entering the NBA Draft

    Mar 26, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Arkansas v Missouri

    Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell is headed to the NBA Draft, if his tweet is any indication. The redshirt junior has chosen to forgo his senior season and enter the June draft. Powell averaged 15.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and shot 48.7-percent from the floor this season for the Razorbacks. He played in the two games in…

  3. Report: Buffalo hires Bobby Hurley as next coach

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

    Bobby Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The Hurley coaching tree is branching out. Looks like Rhode Island assistant and college basketball legend Bobby Hurley is headed to take over the program at Buffalo. The news was first reported by’s Jeff Goodman. Hurley replaces Reggie Witherspoon, who was 198-228 in his…

  4. USC, UCLA out of luck as Josh Pastner reportedly agrees to extension with Memphis

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EST


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. It appears that Memphis coach Josh Pastner will not fill either of the job vacancies at USC or UCLA, as the 35-year-old coach has reportedly agreed in principle a contract extension with the Tigers. Pastner led Memphis to a 31-5 season and undefeated mark in the C-USA.…

  5. NC State duo C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown will reportedly declare for NBA draft

    Mar 26, 2013, 2:38 PM EST

    CJ Leslie Lorenzo Brown

    With two back-to-back decisions, NC State coach Mark Gottfried lost 35 percent of his overall offensive output on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, forward C.J. Leslie and point guard Lorenzo Brown will both forego their senior year of college and declare early for the 2013 NBA draft. Leslie and Brown were two of the major…

  6. CSN Chicago: Duke’s Chris Collins could be hired by Northwestern within 36 hours

    Mar 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

    Chris Collins

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Close to two weeks after firing head coach Bill Carmody, Northwestern has “zeroed in” on Duke associate head coach Chris Collins and could hire him within 36 hours, David Kaplan of is reporting. According to the report, Northwestern has conducted a handful of interviews and…

  7. Victor Oladipo once sang Usher song at Indiana talent show (VIDEO)

    Mar 26, 2013, 1:32 PM EST

    Victor Oladipo Indiana

    Indiana’s Victor Oladipo is one of the nation’s best defenders and a breakout star on a Hoosier team that could be bound for the Final Four. He also happened to hit the game-clinching shot against Temple on Sunday to send Indiana to the Sweet 16. So what else can the junior swingman do? Sing. A…

  8. Soon-to-be-renamed Big East signs basketball rights deal with CBS Sports

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:43 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    The soon-to-be-renamed Big East, smaller by seven schools after the defection of the Catholic 7, has signed a media rights deal with CBS Sports to carry conference games through the 2019-20 season, the league announced in a release Tuesday. The deal allows for up to 12 games to be broadcast by CBS annually. Of those…

  9. Breaking Down the Sweet 16: The X-factor in each game

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:54 AM EST


    We’re down to the Sweet 16, when teams will have more time to study unfamiliar opponents and figure out what needs to be done in order to advance. With that in mind, here are the x-factors for each of the eight Sweet 16 games that will be played later this week. Click here to browse…

  10. VIDEO: Seth Davis talks UCLA, coaching carousel on Dan Patrick Show

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

    Dan Patrick Show

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Who are athletic directors looking to hire under the pressure of a fan base that had likely been clamoring for change? Is it an under-the-radar but well-respected assistant from a major program? Or could they, in fact, be wooed by the sparkle of a mid-major coach…

  11. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern reportedly to join Sun Belt

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Appalachian State

    As the landscape of college sports continues to change because of conference realignment, we have news of more movement Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will leave the Southern Conference and join the Sun Belt in every sport except for football  beginning at the start of the 2014 season. The…

  12. Ranking the Watchability of the Sweet Sixteen matchups

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Illinois v Miami

    Click here to browse through all of our Sweet 16 previews: I’m going to do this countdown style, starting with the eighth-most-watchable game and finishing up with el numero uno. 8.  (3) Marquette vs. (2) Miami (CBS): Someone had to be the eight seed here. This game will be tough to watch because Marquette went through a…

  13. Bernard Sullivan to transfer from Clemson

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:17 AM EST

    Bernard Sullivan

    Clemson sophomore Bernard Sullivan will transfer from the program and continue his education at another institution, the school announced in a release Monday. “We appreciate Bernard’s contributions to the program,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best in the future, and hope he finds a program that…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Duke creigh

    We haven’t had a day like this in some time. No games yesterday, no games today, no games tomorrow. From now until Thursday (Unless something absolutely bonkers happens in the N.I.T) it’s going to be nothing but chatter: News, opinion, insight, analysis, etc. It’s going to be “Media Day” from now til Thursday. Oh, and…

  15. WKU assistant Phil Cunningham reportedly next coach at Troy

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:06 AM EST


    Looks like Troy went within their own conference for their next head coach. The Trojans will hire Western Kentucky assistant Phil Cunningham as their leading man, according to a report from’s Jeff Goodman. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday. Cunningham spent this past season on staff at WKU after spending the previous 12 on…

  16. George Mason to pay $1 million exit fee to leave CAA July 1

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EST

    George Mason James Madison Basketball

    If you want to break out early, you’ve got to pay the man. That’s apparently the road George Mason is taking to join the Atlantic 10. The Patriots are paying the Colonial Athletic Association a $1 million exit fee to leave the conference effective July 1, a move that will cost them more than just…

  17. Greg Christopher named new athletic director at Xavier

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:00 PM EST


    Xavier announced the hiring of new athletic director Greg Christopher on Monday afternoon. Christopher replaces Mike Bobinski, who left to become the new athletic director at Georgia Tech. “I am honored to be joining Xavier Nation,” said Christopher in a release. “The institution’s values and tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics make this…

  18. Marshall Henderson flips off crowd following loss to La Salle (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:36 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    So we’ve finally found it. We all heard the story yesterday about Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson giving the double-finger salute to the Kansas City crowd following a loss to La Salle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Now, we have video proof. After the game, Henderson told reporters that a fan (or…

  19. No. 1-seed UConn women use 17-0 run to roll over 8-seed Vanderbilt

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Breanna Stewart, Tiffany Clarke, Jasmine Jenkins

    The UConn women picked right up after their blowout first round win over Idaho by dispatching of Vanderbilt 77-44 in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. The Huskies never trailed, and pushed their 37-24 halftime lead thanks to a 17-0 run to open the second half. UConn held the Commodores without point for…

  20. The Crossover: Wichita State better story than FGCU? (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:44 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles bench cheers during The Eagles win over the San Diego State Aztecs in their third  round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    College basketball analyst Vin Parise joins The Crossover to talk about the best Cinderella story, if Ben Howland is having the worst week ever, how bad Dave Briggs’ bracket is, and more. Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten