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  1. Marquette receives verbal commitment from 2014 forward Malek Harris

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    With a talented five-member recruiting class joining the program this summer, Marquette head coach Buzz Williams has the pieces needed to contend for a Big East title. On Wednesday, the Marquette program landed its first verbal commitment in the 2014 class. 6-7 combo forward Malek Harris (Orland Park, Ill.) verbally committed to attend Marquette (subscription…

  2. NCAA reprimands Marshall Henderson for gesture following loss to La Salle

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:49 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    The NCAA was busy on Wednesday, as the governing body handed down sanctions to the University of Oregon football program and reprimanded Kansas head coach Bill Self for his behavior during an NCAA tournament game. Also of note was the NCAA issuing a public reprimand of Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson regarding his actions following…

  3. Stanford announces addition of Tim O’Toole to coaching staff

    Jun 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EST


    With assistant coach Mark Madsen leaving the program to take over as head coach of the Los Angeles D-fenders of the NBA D-League, Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins had a vacancy to fill on his coaching staff. Dawkins has found a replacement and an experienced one at that, as Stanford announced on Wednesday that Tim…

  4. 2014 guard Jaquan Lyle verbally commits to Louisville

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:54 PM EST

    Louisville added a third recruit to its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon, as versatile 6-5 guard Jaquan Lyle (Evansville, Ind.) verbally committed to attend the school. The news was first reported by Brian Snow of, with Lyle himself confirming the news via Twitter. Yes, it's true. I'm going to be a cardinal, and…

  5. John Calipari makes a comparison for his new Kentucky team

    Jun 26, 2013, 3:20 PM EST

    John Calipari

    Expectations will be high for Kentucky as we near the start of the 2013-14 season. Probably ridiculously high, actually. But when you add six McDonald’s All-Americans to a roster that returns former McDonald’s All-Americans like Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, people tend to demand championships. And in Lexington, championships are all that really matter. Now…

  6. Michigan freshman Derrick Walton not asked to be next Trey Burke

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:20 PM EST


    Trey Burke will walk across the podium during Thursday night’s NBA Draft and shake the hand of NBA commissioner David Stern as a likely lottery pick. The former Michigan point guard led the Wolverines to the title game as a sophomore this past season, but two years ago, Burke was tasked with replacing Darius Morris after…

  7. Kansas head coach Bill Self reprimanded by NCAA for hitting LED table

    Jun 26, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    Bill Self

    Kansas head coach Bill Self was publicly reprimanded and fined this week for his actions while the Jayhawks faced North Carolina in a third-round NCAA Tournament game in Kansas City this past season. The offense: Self hit the LED scorer’s table during the game and damaged it according to a statement from the NCAA. NCAA…

  8. Report: Houston transfer Joseph Young taking visits

    Jun 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    University of Houston Athletics

    After announcing his transfer from Houston a few weeks ago, former Houston guard Joseph Young is taking a pair of visits to Pac-12 schools, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Young — a 6’3 guard — averaged 18 points per game for the Cougars last season, but left Houston after his father Michael Young —…

  9. Report: SMU guard Brian Bernardi granted release

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Larry Brown

    SMU freshman guard Brian Bernardi has been granted his release from the Mustangs and is free to transfer schools, per a report from CSN Washington’s Daniel Martin. Martin spoke with Bernardi’s former high school on the decision and the 6’2 guard from New York City has already received early interest from George Washington. Bernardi averaged…

  10. Former Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr offered pro contract in Chinese Basketball Association

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

    Toni. L Sandys/The Washington Post

    Former Seton Hall commit and YouTube darling Aquille Carr received his first big news as a professional basketball player earlier this week when the Qingdao Double Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association offered the Baltimore-native a contract for the upcoming season. As Slamonline’s Rodger Bohn reported from China, — where Bohn is currently touring with…

  11. Detroit’s Doug Anderson drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters

    Jun 25, 2013, 11:05 PM EST

    Doug Anderson

    Human highlight reel and former University of Detroit forward Doug Anderson was one of five players drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday. Former Baylor center and current Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was also drafted as was New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. High Point forward Corey Law and Tyrone Davis, a 5-foot-2 guard…

  12. Report: Air Force to give Dave Pilipovich a five-year extension

    Jun 25, 2013, 10:03 PM EST

    MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic: Air Force v Florida

    Following a 18-14 season in 2012-2013, Air Force Academy head coach Dave Pilipovich will receive a five-year extension. It is expected to be officially announced sometime this week. Dan Wolken of USA Today was the first to report this news, receiving information from someone with knowledge of the situation, though requested anonymity. Jeff Goodman of ESPN later reported…

  13. James Robinson replaces Jerami Grant on Under-19 team

    Jun 25, 2013, 8:36 PM EST

    James Robinson

    USA Basketball announced Syracuse forward Jerami Grant, who has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, will be replaced by his former DeMatha Catholic High School teammate and current Pittsburgh guard James Robinson on the Under-19 team, preparing for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. “I’m disappointed and feel bad for Jerami,”  head coach Billy Donovan said in a…

  14. Villanova lands commitment from 2014 forward Mikal Bridges

    Jun 25, 2013, 7:23 PM EST

    Villanova Purdue Basketball

    Tuesday night Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats received its first commitment in the Class of 2014 with top-100 small forward Mikal Bridges (Great Valley High/Malvern, Pa.). This news was reported by multiple outlets, citing sources, though Rivals National Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi confirmed the commitment from Bridges’ coach Rob Brown of Team Final. Bridges had…

  15. Report shows success of NBA first round picks since 2003

    Jun 25, 2013, 6:41 PM EST

    Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis

    Two days before the 2013 NBA Draft and Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams is projected as a lottery pick. In recent years, fellow Orange first round picks such as Jonny Flynn, Wesley Johnson and Fab Melo have given the impression that Jim Boeheim may not be the best at developing players for stardom in the…

  16. Mike Rice seen at the Nike Skills Academy on Tuesday

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EST


    Former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice was fired in early April after a practice tape surfaced, showing physical and verbal abuse towards his players. It has been nearly three months, and on Tuesday Rice shared the floor as an instructor with some of the top college and high school players in the country during the…

  17. Minnesota’s Maurice Walker has lost 40 pounds this offseason

    Jun 25, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

    Maurice Walker

    Maurice Walker began his career at Minnesota weighing 340-pounds. When Richard Pitino was hired in April, he brought with him a face-paced offense from Florida International with him. For the 6-foot-10 Walker — who got down to 310-pounds this season — he had to adapt if he wanted to stay with the Golden Gophers for…

  18. Andrew Wiggins’ jersey already on sale at Kansas

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:16 PM EST


    Andrew Wiggins is No. 22. We know this because he wore No. 22 for Huntington Prep, for CIA Bounce and during the McDonald’s All-American game. Oh, and he wore it during the first open scrimmage that he had at Kansas, when he threw down this dunk. And now? Kansas just so happens to have a…

  19. Julie Hermann still can’t remember the troubles from her past

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Julie Hermann

    Rutgers didn’t have a spring to remember. After being forced to fire former head coach Mike Rice after a video of him verbally and physically abusing his players, and after Athletics Director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign because he didn’t fire Rice when he first saw the video, Rutgers went out and hired new…