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  1. Rutgers renovates RAC ahead of Big Ten debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    South Florida v Rutgers

    The Rutgers Athletic Center is getting an upgrade as the school prepares for its close-up as a new member of the Big Ten conference. It’s a rare positive report from the school that has battled North Carolina and the P.J. Hairston mess for “worst off-season news headlines” this year. New AD Julie Hermann, who played…

  2. Report: Indiana offers Isaiah Whitehead

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Isaiah Whitehead

    When James Blackmon, Jr. rescinded his verbal commitment to Indiana, Tom Crean wasted no time looking for a replacement. And, if you’re Indiana, a replacement means one of the most coveted guards in the class of 2014. Per Hoosier-centric blog Inside the Hall, Crean officially offered New Yorker Isaiah Whitehead a scholarship on Friday night.…

  3. NCAA investigators are going back to school

    Aug 10, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Sexual Orientation Admissions

    NCAA enforcement seems arbitrary and out-of-touch with reality at times. Apparently, interim NCAA enforcement chief Jonathan Duncan has noticed the same thing, and he has a pretty straightforward way of addressing the problem. He’s sending his staff back to campus. Not piecemeal as part of emerging investigations, but in a more collaborative, immersive way designed…

  4. Patrick Mitchell on going from DI hoops to Australian Rules Football

    Aug 10, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    AFL Rd 9 - Fremantle v Melbourne

    The NCAA loves to tell you how most scholar-athletes “go pro in something else”. For former North Dakota forward Patrick Mitchell, that meant that he went to work for a casino in his native Iowa after a short stint playing basketball in Portugal. His professional sports aspirations seemed to be in the rear-view mirror, until…

  5. Trio of sophomores improving this summer for Virginia

    Aug 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Tony Bennett

    With Virginia losing a few transfers and dealing with injuries to seniors Joe Harris (stress fracture in foot) and Akil Mitchell (broken bone in hand), it was important for the sophomore trio of Justin Anderson, Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey to develop in the offseason in preparation for a difficult 2013-14 ACC season. Anderson, Nolte…

  6. 2014 guard Colton Bishop commits to Loyola (MD)

    Aug 10, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Loyola of Maryland is on the board again in the 2014 class as they landed a commitment from guard Colton Bishop out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina late this week, according to a report from Mason Linker of the Winston-Salem Journal. A 6’1″ guard, Bishop’s commitment helps Loyola continue to stock their backcourt after the earlier…

  7. Chicago State prepares for trip to Costa Rica

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Chicago State is making one of the more interesting conference switches this offseason as they move from the Great West to the WAC. Although the Cougars only finished 11-22 last season with a 3-5 mark in the Great West, they did rally late in the season to win the Great West conference tournament, which garnered…

  8. James Blackmon Jr. has a bevy of suitors after decommitment from Indiana

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    After a three-year commitment to Indiana during his early high school career, 2014 shooting guard James Blackmon Jr. is now back on the open market after decommiting from Indiana earlier this week. A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Blackmon averaged an Indiana-high 33.3 points per game last season for Fort Wayne Bishop Luers before making a transfer…

  9. Report: 2014 elite international prospect Dante Exum ’50-50′ on college or NBA

    Aug 10, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Elite international 2014 prospect Dante Exum has some options. Exum used to heavily favor the college route, but now appears to also be looking towards the NBA Draft. Since Exum was born in 1995 — he turned 18 on July 13th — and born outside of the United States, he has the option to enter…

  10. Providence releases non-conference schedule

    Aug 10, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The Providence Friars and head coach Ed Cooley released their non-conference schedule for the upcoming season on Friday and it’s headlined by the Virgin Island Paradise Jam. The Friars have an interesting opening-game matchup with Vanderbilt before facing a remaining field of teams that includes Northern Iowa, Loyola Marymount, Marist, Maryland, Morgan State and LaSalle. Providence…

  11. Bahamas trip a sign of things to come for Maryland’s Jake Layman?

    Aug 9, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Jake Layman

    One of the debates that comes with college basketball teams hitting the road during the summer for some sightseeing and competition against unfamiliar opponents is just how much we should take out of the performances. If a team performs poorly, as Michigan did before the 2010-11 season, the jokes and prognostications forecasting regular season failure…

  12. Recruiting rumors don’t sit well with 2014 stud Jahlil Okafor

    Aug 9, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    One of the biggest storylines on the recruiting circuit is the possibility of 2014 prospects Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones choosing the same school when the time comes. Of course this has turned into “fact” in some circles, with Okafor’s AAU coach recently stating that he believes both players will attend Duke. However, in a…

  13. NCAA declares Mississippi State freshman Fallou Ndoye a partial qualifier

    Aug 9, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

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    After going through his first season at Mississippi State with a thin roster, things are starting to look up for head coach Rick Ray. The Bulldogs have four verbal commitment in the 2014 recruiting class and two more in 2015, and the program received more good news regarding the status of 6-11 center Fallou Ndoye.…

  14. Report: Villanova sophomore guard Mislav Brzoja transferring to Evansville

    Aug 9, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Villanova Athletics

    After playing sparingly in his freshman season at Villanova shooting guard Mislav Brzoja represented his native Croatia in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships, and in the aftermath of his performance in Prague there was the thought in some circles that Brzoja could challenge for more playing time as a sophomore. That day will not come…

  15. Saint Mary’s taps Australia pipeline for new assistant coach

    Aug 9, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Adelaide 36ers

    With former assistant coach Rick Croy moving on to accept the head coaching position at Cal Baptist, Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett had a spot to fill on his staff. And Bennett filled the position by hiring someone with connections to Australia, a country that has been instrumental in the Gaels’ emergence as a…

  16. Former coach Chris Craig arrested a week after reports of terror threats

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Last week, former Midland JC head coach and Division I assistant Chris Craig landed in the news as a result of his allegedly making terrorist threats at various sites in Arizona and Colorado. The alleged threats came four months after Craig resigned as head coach after posting “end of the world prophecies” on both his…

  17. Diontae Jones becomes Wyoming’s first 2014 verbal commitment

    Aug 9, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Wyoming v UNLV

    On the heels of a season that tumbled downhill shortly after the dismissal of guard Luke Martinez (who was averaging 14.5 ppg at the time of his arrest on assault charges), the Wyoming Cowboys made some changes to the way in which they do things. To strengthen team unity Derek Cooke Jr. and Charles Hankerson…

  18. Former Illinois forward Jereme Richmond facing jail time

    Aug 9, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    The life of Jereme Richmond took another sad turn on Thursday, as he was found guilty on two of three counts of harassment of a witness in connection with an incident involving his probation officer. According to the court Richmond, who played one season at Illinois before leaving the school to turn pro, made verbal…

  19. JUCO guard Roosevelt Scott becomes Arizona State’s fourth 2014 commitment

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    On the day that the 2013-14 Arizona State Sun Devils began their trek to China, thus taking the next step in their preparations for the upcoming season, head coach Herb Sendek received his fourth commitment in the 2014 recruiting class. Indian Hills JC shooting guard Roosevelt Scott announced his decision to attend the Pac-12 school…

  20. South Dakota State welcomes back school’s all-time leader in made three-pointers

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

    South Dakota State Athletics

    In four seasons as a member of the South Dakota State basketball program, Clint Sargent was twice named second team All-Summit League and left as the program’s all-time leader in made three-pointers with 252. After spending two years playing overseas Sargent decided that he wanted to make a move into the coaching ranks and he’ll…