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  1. Point guard Kareem Canty receives release from Marshall

    Apr 11, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Kareem Canty

    Kareem Canty is now free to transfer from Marshall.

  2. Report: Florida Atlantic to name former NBA head coach Michael Curry to same position

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Dallas Mavericks

    Florida Atlantic has named a new head coach in former Detroit Pistons head coach Michael Curry.

  3. Report: Marshall reaches out to Mike D’Antoni regarding head coaching vacancy

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT


    Looking to fill its head coaching vacancy, Marshall has reportedly reached out to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni to gauge his interest in the position.

  4. Report: Rice fires head coach Ben Braun

    Mar 13, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Houston Chronicle

    Rice has parted ways with head coach Ben Braun as the six-year head man of the Owls was fired on Thursday with two years remaining on his contract.

  5. 2014 Conference USA Tournament Preview: Louisiana Tech fighting to stay atop the league

    Mar 10, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

    louisiana tech

    Louisiana Tech is fighting to stay on top of Conference USA after four teams tied atop the league standings with a 13-3 record during the regular season.

  6. Florida Atlantic head coach Mike Jarvis to resign at season’s end

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2014 Coaching Carousel, click here. A few hours after it was reported that Florida Atlantic would fire head coach Mike Jarvis Friday morning, the school announced that Jarvis would resign at the end of the season. FAU is 10-19 overall and 5-9 in Conference USA play after losing 72-64 to Tulane on Thursday…

  7. Tulsa senior guard Patrick Swilling Jr. suspended from team

    Feb 12, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT


    Although the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 11-12, Danny Manning’s team is within striking distance in the Conference USA race. With a 6-3 mark in league play Tulsa trails Southern Miss and UTEP by two games, and they’re just a game in the loss column behind Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee. Unfortunately…

  8. Rebounding proves critical in Southern Miss’ win over Louisiana Tech

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT


    Thanks to conference realignment Conference USA has undergone a shift in identity on the basketball court. Gone are the days of Memphis dominating the league, and they’ve been replaced by a number of teams fighting to establish themselves as the “top dog” in the reconfigured Conference USA. Two of those teams, Louisiana Tech and Southern…

  9. UTEP successfully befuddles Tennessee on both ends of the floor (VIDEO)

    Nov 29, 2013, 1:27 AM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    While much of the chatter regarding UTEP head coach Tim Floyd at this week’s Battle 4 Atlantis is focused on his ongoing feud with USC head coach Andy Enfield, the fact of the matter is that the man’s pretty good when it comes to basketball strategy. And that ability, along with the skill of his…

  10. FIU’s Raymond Taylor waiting to be reinstated following NBA Draft violation

    Nov 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT


    Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the team’s game against Bethune-Cookman on Thursday as the school looks into the matter of his eligibility after an NBA Draft snafu has left the 5-foot-6 guard’s eligibility in question. The senior guard has explosive speed and an ability to get in the paint, but according to…

  11. Junior guard Ronald Ross leaves Middle Tennessee program

    Nov 14, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Middle Tennessee Athletics

    After playing just one game at Middle Tennessee, junior guard Ronald Ross has decided to leave the program according to Adam Sparks of the Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Daily News Journal. Ross, who averaged 15.8 points per game in two seasons at Indian Hills JC, played five minutes in the Blue Raiders’ season-opening win over Southern. Ross,…

  12. Raheem Appleby hopes to lead Louisiana Tech from WAC to C-USA

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    raheem appleby

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. Transitioning to a new league is a big storyline with a number of high-major programs but at the mid-major level, an interesting transition is occurring with Louisiana Tech going from the WAC…

  13. Conference USA 2013-14 Preview: Southern Miss leads a large group of new teams

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tom Herrion

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  14. Old Dominion adds Garden City CC forward Josue Ebondo to roster

    Sep 6, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

    Jeff Jones

    Entering their first season as a member of Conference USA, the Old Dominion Monarchs don’t have a great amount of depth in their front court. With leading scorer and rebounder DeShawn Painter (13.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg) having graduated, first-year head coach Jeff Jones was essentially down to two upperclassmen (senior Anton Larsen and junior and…

  15. Conference Catch-ups: Memphis likely Conference USA’s only NCAA tournament team

    Jan 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Conference play is right around the corner, so to help you get out of that post-holiday haze, we’ll be catching you up on all the happenings in the country’s top 12 conferences. Here’s our Big 12 Conference Catchup: Favorite: Memphis Despite the fact that so many jumped off the Memphis bandwagon after the Tigers’ performance…

  16. Kennedy Meeks picks North Carolina, one of four 2013 recruits to commit Friday

    Nov 17, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    The early signing period began on Wednesday and for several top 2013 recruits, their decisions were made Friday night. Kennedy Meeks (West Charlotte High/Charlotte, NC) decided to stick in-state and committed to North Carolina. The 6-foot-9 Meeks joins point guard Nate Britt (Oak Hill/Washington DC) and power forward Isaiah Hicks (Webb High/Oxford, NC) as part…

  17. Old Dominion reportedly set to move to C-USA, press conference Thursday

    May 17, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT


    Days after Virginia Commonwealth announced that it would be leaving the CAA for the Atlantic 10, another strong mid-major is fleeing the conference. Old Dominion has scheduled a press conference for 2:30 p.m. Thursday and, according to David Teel of the Daily Press, the school will announce that it is moving to Conference USA. Reports…

  18. 2008 title game just got a little more shady

    Oct 26, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

    For those keeping track, we’re up to three players who played in the 2008 NCAA tournament title game under questionable circumstances: Derrick Rose, Darrell Arthur and now Brandon Rush. A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates Rush participated in a pre-NBA draft workout in the summer of 2007 that was conducted by the New York Knicks.…

  19. No. 8: Memphis Tigers

    Oct 15, 2010, 3:25 AM EDT

    2009-10 record: 24-10 (13-3), second in Conference USALost to Ole Miss in NITCoach: Josh Pastner, 24-10, 1 yearLast NCAA appearance: 2009 2010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: Given the talent on the Tigers’ roster, it’s like John Calipari never left. In just his second season, coach Josh Pastner’s assembled a group of…

  20. Memphis' mission statement: Be bold. Win titles.

    Oct 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    When the NCAA cleared Will Barton to play for Memphis this season, he promised to make the most of the opportunity. And by the most, he means a national title. Cue the bold statement: “We’re going to win the national championship this year,” Barton said. “I’m guaranteeing it!” That’s from a story by Dan Wolken…

  21. BYU's making one big mess of three leagues

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:25 PM EDT

    Here’s a thought to chew on: Texas held all the cards in the Big 12-Pac-10 drama, but BYU’s desire for football independence could spell the end of three conferences. Who knew the Cougars had that kind of influence? OK, so influence is slightly overblown. Call them a domino. So let’s recap how this began last…

  22. Turns out Tigers will have Barton after all

    Aug 22, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

    OK, Memphis. Let’s see what you’ve got. After weeks of appealing (with the NCAA) hand-wringing (by fans), Josh Pastner’s squad found out Friday it’ll have prized freshman recruit Will Barton for the 2010-11 season. The NCAA reversed its decision on declaring Barton an academic nonqualifier – a new rule requiring players to graduate high school…

  23. Barton may sit, then play for Memphis in 2011-12

    Aug 9, 2010, 1:39 AM EDT

    This was going to be Memphis’ breakout season under Josh Pastner. With all their incoming talent, perhaps the Tigers could stage a deep NCAA tournament run, even to the Final Four. The NCAA ruled shooting guard Will Barton ineligible for the 2010-11 season last week because of a new rule relating to when athletes must…

  24. Memphis offering big bucks for a BCS spot

    Jun 13, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

    If money’s the driving force in the conference realignment, then why isn’t Memphis the belle of the ball? This story from CBS indicates FedEx CEO Fred Smith is willing to have his company pay handsomely to a BCS league willing to offer an invitation to the Tigers. Actually, handsomely probably undersells it. “It could…

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