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  1. 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…

  2. Shabazz Muhammad injures shoulder in practice

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    Shabazz Muhammad, one of the nation’s elite freshmen and the kid projected to go No. 1 in the 2013 Draft by DraftExpress.com, injured his right shoulder in practice on Wednesday. The extent of the injury in unknown at this point. He had an MRI on Wednesday and the results were expected in by Thursday morning.…

  3. Stephen Rogers’ career cut short due to knee problems

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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    For the second time during the offseason, BYU has seen a player get forced into retirement due to recurring injuries. Last month, it was Chris Collinsworth. And today, as Cougar head coach Dave Rose announced, it was Stephen Rogers. “I feel terrible for Stephen and his family,” Rose said in a statement. “He worked hard…

  4. Jeronne Maymon suffers a setback in his knee

    Oct 24, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin had a bit of unfortunate news for local media that attended practice on Wednesday afternoon. “Jeronne (Maymon) had a minor setback so we probably won’t have him at the start of the season,” Martin said. Maymon underwent microscopic knee surgery after last season, playing sparingly on the team’s trip to…

  5. Murray State guard Zay Jackson suspended for entire 2012-13 season

    Oct 24, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

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    Murray State has suspended guard Zay Jackson for the entire 2012-13 season after he pleaded guilty to second degree wanton endangerment charges. The charges stemmed from an incident that took place in a Wal-Mart parking lot where Jackson hit two pedestrians with his vehicle. “I care a great deal about Zay and am committed to…

  6. Keith Rendleman returned to UNCW because he liked the beach?

    Oct 24, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    ARLINGTON, Va – Keith Rendleman, buried in the depths of the CAA standings, is one of the nation’s best kept secrets. A 6-foot-8, 220 pound pogo stick — his head coach at UNC-Wilmington, Buzz Peterson, said he once reached 12-feet, one-inch when testing his max-jump — Rendleman averaged 15.1 points and 10.0 rebounds for the…

  7. Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin and Iowa are better than you think

    Oct 24, 2012, 3:00 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 Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  8. DePaul signs athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto to extension

    Oct 24, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

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    DePaul University has extended the contract of athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto through the 2016-17 academic year, the school announced Tuesday. “Jean Lenti Ponsetto is among the most respected athletics directors in the United States,” DePaul President Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider said in a statement. “The NCAA, the BIG EAST and other athletic conferences turn…

  9. Good news for Memphis: Antonio Barton’s hand is not broken

    Oct 24, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

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    X-rays came back negative on Wednesday for Memphis guard Antonio Barton, one day after the junior guard injured his left hand in practice, the Commercial Appeal is reporting. Barton, who averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season, was feared to have broken the hand, but reports say Memphis coach Josh Pastner has…

  10. 2012-13 Preview: Top 15 Backcourts

    Oct 24, 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. For a…

  11. UCLA’s David Wear aiming for return to practice next week after injury

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    UCLA junior David Wear could return to practice as early as Monday after spraining his right ankle on Sunday. X-rays on his ankle were negative, leading a team spokesman to remain “hopeful Wear will be ready by [Monday],” according to the Associated Press. Wear returns to the Bruins for the 2012-13 season after averaging 10.2…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 8 NC State

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Mark Gottfried

    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.…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    - Only somebody like Jeff Goodman  has the contacts needed in order to put together a comprehensive list of all the “secret” scrimmages taking place across the country – Only Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz would sustain a major cut while diving for a loose ball in practice. The Badgers senior detailed his bizarre practice injury…

  14. Big Ten beat writers like Indiana

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Big Ten media members have voted, and they’ve picked Indiana as the favorite to win the conference in a landslide. Two beat writers from each of the twelve teams in the league voted, and the Hoosiers received 21 of the 24 first-place votes. The other three voters picked Michigan to win the league with Indiana…

  15. Judge in Zay Jackson case recuses himself

    Oct 23, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

    Zay Jackson

    The Zay Jackson saga took a curious turn on Monday, as the judge presiding over the case decided to recuse himself on the day that Jackson’s sentence was supposed to be finalized. “I got to thinking about it.  There are times when the court has no choice but to recuse in a matter,” Chief Circuit…

  16. Is Wisconsin underrated again?

    Oct 23, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

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    There isn’t a team in the country that is consistently underrated the way that Wisconsin is consistently underrated. It’s almost a rite of passage for the program: you don’t become a true Badger until the pundits decide you’re the reason that Wisconsin will struggle. Jared Berggren couldn’t replace Jon Leuer? Please. Jordan Taylor couldn’t replace…

  17. UNC can leave early for their game at LBSU after all

    Oct 23, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Remember Roy Williams’ rant from last week? When he skewered the NCAA for not allowing his team to leave a couple hours early for a trip to play at Long Beach State and in the Maui Invitational? He had a point. NCAA rules mandate that a team cannot leave more than 48 hours before a…

  18. New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

    Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to NBCSports.com at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his…

  19. Recruitment picking up for former Indiana signee Ron Patterson, Syracuse visit planned

    Oct 23, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Former Indiana signee and current Brewster Academy (N.H.) guard Ron Patterson has a decision to make. After being cleared academically by the NCAA but not qualifying at Indiana, Patterson returned for a prep year at Brewster and his recruitment is now picking up. Patterson was offered by Syracuse last week and, according to the Indianapolis…

  20. Top 25 Countdown: No. 9 Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr.

    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.…

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