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  1. Report: Stephen F. Austin’s Danny Kaspar to take over at Texas State

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Danny Kaspar

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Danny Kaspar is headed to the Sun Belt. After leading the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin to a 27-5 record this season, Kaspar will be announced as the new head coach of the Texas State Bobcats this afternoon, according to a report. Kaspar spent the past…

  2. Report: Ex-Rutgers Mike Rice coach due $100,000 bonus

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:57 AM EST


    Turns out that fine and suspension won’t be hurting Mike Rice’s bank account all that much. The former Rutgers men’s basketball coach, who was fired on Wednesday morning after a videotape showing verbal and physical abuse of his players was aired on ESPN, earned a $100,000 bonus for remaining employed throughout the season. Rutgers is…

  3. VIDEO: Kevin Ware on the Today Show

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    Perhaps the coolest part about the Kevin Ware story is just how many people reached out to him after he suffered his injury, wishing him well and just sending along their support. And while tweets from LeBron James and Lil Wayne are something that any young basketball player is going to dream of, the most…

  4. Mike Rice’s former players defend him publicly

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:54 AM EST


    The last 48 hours have likely been brutal for former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, as he’s been bashed by everyone from sportswriters to the Governor of New Jersey — deservedly so — over the video that was released by former staffer Eric Murdock of Rice’s abusive practices. It can’t be pleasant to get…

  5. The Morning Mix

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Izzo 2chains

    Mike Rice was fired at Rutgers. Richard Pitino is the new head coach at Minnesota. The best high school players in the country played very little defense last night at the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago. That and more in today’s T.M.M. let’s hit the links. Read of the Day: Kevin Ware has become a…

  6. Aaron Gordon wins MVP of McDonald’s All-American Game

    Apr 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST

    Aaron Gordon

    Aaron Gordon capped off an eventful week in the best way a high school star could hope for, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds on his way to winning the MVP away at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago, Ill., Wednesday. His West team defeated the East, 110-99. Gordon committed to coach Sean Miller…

  7. Louisville says it is not profiting off of Kevin Ware tribute gear

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:10 PM EST

    Kevin Ware shirt

    Social media reacted negatively Wednesday to new “Ri5e to the Occasion” shirts that adidas began selling on its website for $24.99 a pop. The shirt references a slogan already used in Louisville team apparel, but is modified slightly to include the No. 5, that of which currently belongs to guard Kevin Ware. Ware, of course,…

  8. Rutgers reportedly targeting URI coach Dan Hurley to replace Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:26 PM EST

    Dan Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Following the video leak scandal that ultimately led to the end of Mike Rice’s coaching tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights are already looking for a replacement and could have their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Rutgers is targeting Rhode Island coach Dan…

  9. NC State’s Rodney Purvis barred from transferring to Missouri, Cincinnati

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

    Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis

    NC State guard Rodney Purvis was granted his release from the Wolfpack after announcing his intent to transfer, but not without a condition. It is often the case that players can be barred from transferring within a conference, but NC State has disallowed him from transferring to Missouri and Cincinnati as well. Why? Because the…

  10. Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for senior season

    Apr 3, 2013, 7:33 PM EST

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for his senior season, but perhaps his antics will not. Whether we are to believe that second claim or not, Henderson explained both in a letter to Rebel fans posted on the school’s website Wednesday. “I play the game with a lot of passion, and sometimes that passion…

  11. Old Big East to be renamed American Athletic Conference

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

    Mike Aresco

    The conference formerly known as the Big East, having reached a deal with the so-called “Catholic 7″ to give up its name, has been searching in recent weeks for a new moniker. According to a release, it has found one. The old Big East will now be known as the American Athletic Conference, the conference…

  12. Kevin Ware wants to be an inspiration to his Louisville team at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EST


    The injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has drawn the attention of a national audience, but he appears to be in good spirits after undergoing surgery to repair the compound fracture and being released from the hospital. Ware has been cleared by doctors to make the trip with the team to the Final Four and…

  13. Cal’s Allen Crabbe will declare for 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EST

    Allen Crabbe

    California junior Allen Crabbe will forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA draft, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. Crabbe is coming off a season in which he led the Pac-12 with 18.4 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds. He was also named the conference’s Player of the…

  14. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST


    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…

  15. Trey Burke, Anthony Davis, and Players of the Year winning National Titles

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:08 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke celebrates after they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    When Kentucky ran through the 2012 NCAA tournament, winning the national title and finishing the season at 38-2, we all knew that the team was special. Just how special they were became even more evident this season, as John Calipari’s newest crop of freshmen struggled throughout the year, lacking the leadership and maturity to even…

  16. Report: FIU coach Richard Pitino close to finalizing deal with Minnesota

    Apr 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EST

    Richard Pitino

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. While his dad is headed to the Final Four in Atlanta with Louisville, a report says that FIU head coach Richard Pitino could steal at least a share of the family spotlight this week. According to Andy Katz of, Minnesota is finalizing a deal to…

  17. Report: Longwood to hire Jayson Gee

    Apr 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EST


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Longwood has tabbed Cleveland State assistant Jayson Gee as their new head coach, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Gee has been coaching for 25 years, the past seven as the associate head coach of the Vikings. He’s been a head coach before…

  18. American’s Jeff Jones reportedly to be hired at Old Dominion

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EST

    Jeff Jones

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Head coach Jeff Jones will leave American University and take over in the same capacity at Old Dominion, David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting. According to the report, the hire will be formally announced at a press conference on Thursday. Jones has spent the…

  19. Report: Mike Shaw to transfer to Bradley

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST


    According to a report from Evan Daniels, Illinois transfer Mike Shaw is headed to Bradley. Shaw, a former top 100 recruit, decided to leave Illinois due to a lack of playing time. “At the end of the day, I’m trying to play,” Shaw told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. “I came to college to get…

  20. What is next for the Rutgers administration in wake of Mike Rice’s firing? (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    Tim Pernetti

    Once the state’s governor goes as far to release a statement regarding the coaching situation at a school, it’s all but done. When that governor is Chris Christie, a man with a good deal of national visibility, it’s really done. Rutgers fired head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday morning after video leaked to the…