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  1. Preseason Big East Player of the Year: the gift and the curse?

    Oct 18, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

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    At Big East media day on Wednesday it was announced that the coaches selected Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva as their preseason Player of the Year. That’s quite the honor for Siva, who is coming off of a season in which he struggled with health early but once at full strength helped lead the…

  2. Report: Massachusetts, Derek Kellogg agree to three-year contract extension

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT

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    On the heels of a 25-win season and an appearance in the Postseason NIT semifinals, much is expected of Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen in 2012-13. Led by point guard Chaz Williams and forward Terrell Vinson, UMass is one of the teams expected to be a factor in the Atlantic 10 race this season. And just…

  3. Atlantic 10 Preview: New additions + returning talent = Luh-Oh-Ded

    Oct 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    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.…

  4. Drexel’s bid to deflect attention from the CAA’s departures

    Oct 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    James "Bruiser" Flint

    ARLINGTON, Va – Media day for the Colonial Athletic Conference had an almost surreal feel to it. Forget, for a second, that it was hosted by a sports bar that I’ve been known to spend some time at. The event was without the team that owned the league’s most recent Final Four berth — that’d…

  5. NCAA lawyers look to prevent the O’Bannon case from becoming a class action lawsuit

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    According to Steve Berkowitz of USA Today, lawyers representing the NCAA are working hard to make sure the suit being filed against them by some former college athletes isn’t certified as a class action lawsuit. The NCAA is alleging that the plaintiffs, led by former athletes such as Ed O’Bannon and Sam Keller, have changed…

  6. Paperwork issue results in three-game suspension for Xavier’s Isaiah Philmore

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    As if a Xavier team that lacks depth needed any more bad news, the program received just that on Thursday afternoon. 6-8 junior forward Isaiah Philmore, who is entering his first season of eligibility at Xavier after playing two seasons at Towson, has been suspended for the first three games of the season due to…

  7. Top 25 Countdown: No. 12 Michigan State Spartans

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Will Sheehey, Branden Dawson

    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.…

  8. The Morning Mix

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Did you feel it yesterday? Wednesday had that crisp mid-November buzz to it. Yesterday felt like a real, true, college hoops day. There were media days held, tv specials were aired and the news cycle was in hyper drive. Time to hit the links. – The Kentucky Wildcats were the big winners on Wednesday. John…

  9. Davidson spurns the CAA’s advances, stays in the SoCon

    Oct 17, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

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    It looks like Davidson will be staying put in the Southern Conference. Along with the College of Charleston, Davidson had been targeted by the CAA to change league affiliations to help offset the defections by VCU (to the Atlantic 10), Old Dominion (to Conference USA), and Georgia State (to the Sun Belt). But as of…

  10. Coaches Top 25 poll released, Indiana is No. 1

    Oct 17, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

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    The USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll was released this afternoon, and, frankly, there’s not a whole lot in there to quibble with. Missouri and St. Joseph’s are far too low, but that’s just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions. Usually, preseason polls — especially the coaches poll — provides us…

  11. Oklahoma State’s Brian Williams injured, JP Olukemi still ineligible

    Oct 17, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT

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    Oklahoma State got some potentially damaging news this week as starting swingman Brian Williams is dealing with an injury to his wrist. He’s “is pretty seriously hurt right now,” Ford said at Big 12 media day.  “[He] will be out for a while, and that does not help our basketball team as far as rebounding.…

  12. Big East extends deal with Madison Garden to keep conference tournament in New York City

    Oct 17, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK, N.Y.–The Big East has reached a 10-year deal to continue hosting its conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York City, commissioner Mike Aresco announced Wednesday at the conference’s media day. Wednesday’s announcement means that, despite rumors of a challenge from the ACC, Big East basketball will remain at The World’s Most…

  13. Marcus Lee commits to Kentucky over California

    Oct 17, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Just two weeks ago, Kentucky’s 2013 recruiting consisted of Derek Willis and … Derek Willis, a 6-foot-9 three-star recruit from Kentucky. Today, Coach Cal added another his fourth five-star recruit to the class, as Marcus Lee pick Kentucky over Cal. And he learned just hours before Lee’s announcement that Nerlens Noel is cleared to play…

  14. Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel reportedly cleared by NCAA to practice and play in games

    Oct 17, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats to start the 2012-13 season, John Calipari first told ESPN and other outlets have now confirmed. Noel, considered by many to be the top recruit from the high school class of 2012, had been the subject…

  15. Top 25 Countdown: No. 13 Memphis Tigers

    Oct 17, 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 Top 25, click here.…

  16. Jim Boeheim and Rick Pitino get into war of words at Big East Media Day

    Oct 17, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    NEW YORK, N.Y.–Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and Louisville coach Rick Pitino got into a war of words Wednesday at Big East Media Day in New York City, with each alleging that the other was “full of s**t” in regards their respective views on the Big East’s future members. The argument centered around whether incoming members…

  17. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey makes prediction about timing of Irish exit from Big East

    Oct 17, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK, N.Y.—Notre Dame is headed to the ACC and, now, the only question that remains is when that move will happen. On Wednesday at Big East Media Day in New York City, Irish coach Mike Brey weighed in. “I think the chances that we stay another year are higher than not,” Brey said. “My…

  18. College Hoops Previews: 2012-2013′s Impact Transfers

    Oct 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Harrow

    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…

  19. Connecticut to break ground on new $32 million basketball facility

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    The University of Connecticut will soon begin construction on a $32 million basketball facility after raising close to $24 million of private funds, the school announced Tuesday. With 75% of the project funded, ground can be broken on the project, and the school expects to pick up the tab for the remaining $8 million. “UConn…

  20. Pac-12 preview: Influx of talent should result in an improved product

    Oct 17, 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.…

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