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  1. Report: Marist head coach Jeff Bower to become Detroit Pistons general manager

    Jun 2, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    According to a report, Marist head coach Jeff Bower is headed back to the NBA after one season in Poughkeepsie.

  2. Report: Did Tom Izzo turn down a $35 million deal to run the Detroit Pistons?

    May 18, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Tom Izzo reportedly turned down the same $35 million deal that Stan Van Gundy received with the Detroit Pistons.

  3. Tom Izzo on Michigan State: ‘This is a pretty good place for me right now’

    Mar 25, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    Like the Cavaliers in 2010, looks like the Pistons will have no luck convincing Tom Izzo to leave college.

  4. College Hoops Week in Review: Five Thoughts

    Dec 10, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Mike Moser, Demetris Morant, Daquan Cook

    Could an injury to Moser actually be a blessing in disguise for UNLV?: Before I get to my line of thinking, I want to emphasize something: this is no way, shape or form a good thing. Miker Moser dislocated his elbow — according to head coach Dave Rice, it was “very dislocated” — in a…

  5. Kentucky’s ‘Camp Cal’ could turn the season around

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats lost two straight, one at home snapping a 55-game home winning streak and marking the first time Calipari has lost inside Rupp Arena while on the UK sideline and if that wasn’t enough, Kentucky went from being No. 8 in the nation to be unranked…in a week. Safe to…

  6. UPDATE: Michael Dixon accused of, never charged with, sexual assault

    Nov 27, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT

    Michael Dixon

    Michael Dixon is a potential all-american candidate for Missouri, but he has yet to suit up for the Tigers as he has been suspended by head coach Frank Haith since late October. When the suspension was originally announced, Haith made it seem like it was an academic issue, saying that it wasn’t a legal problem…

  7. Markel Starks, Otto Porter lead Georgetown past No. 11 UCLA

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Markel Starks, John Thompson III

    BROOKLYN – This game was supposed to be about Shabazz Muhammad and UCLA. With the nation’s most talented freshman finally getting declared eligible by the NCAA this past Friday, Monday night’s game against Georgetown in the semifinals of the Legends Classic was supposed to be his debutante ball. We’ve all seen the mixtapes. We’ve all…

  8. Abdul Gaddy is the key to Washington’s season

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:42 AM EDT

    Abdul Gaddy

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Senior point guard Abdul Gaddy had made a career out of being a pretty good point guard for the Washington Huskies. He came of the bench as a freshman, spelling Venoy Overton and Isaiah Thomas. He moved into a starting role as a sophomore, averaging 8.5 points and 3.8 assists before tearing…

  9. Burning Questions: Who will be this year’s surprise All-American?

    Nov 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT


    Real, live college basketball games start on Friday, and with all of our glorious preseason content finally finished, this week we will be providing you with water cooler fodder as we roll through a series of Burning Question. You can read them all right here. Which player not on one of the All-American teams…

  10. Texas A&M freshman Shawn Smith deemed partial qualifier by NCAA

    Nov 3, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

    Billy Kennedy

    Texas A&M freshman Shawn Smith has been ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA, Jeff Goodman of is reporting. The ruling means that Smith will be able to practice but not play for the Aggies this season. Smith, a 6-4, 180-pound guard from Jacksonville, Fla., was at one time or another committed to Missouri…

  11. 2013 power forward Jarell Martin verbally commits to LSU

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Johnny Jones

    The hiring of LSU alum Johnny Jones has proven to be a fruitful one of the Tigers on the recruiting trail, and the haul became even better on Thursday as power forward Jarell Martin verbally committed to attend the school. Martin, whose list included Alabama, Louisville, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Texas A&M and UCLA, announced…

  12. Top 25 Countdown: No. 5 Missouri Tigers

    Oct 29, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT


    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.…

  13. Duke fans ‘Welcome Home’ Jabari Parker on his official visit

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    It’s been a busy week for Simeon 2013 small forward, Jabari Parker of Chicago. The 6-foot-9 recruit was part of the latest ESPN 30 for 30 film, Benji, on Tuesday night. Then two days later, Parker officially surrendered his crown as the top senior in the nation, when Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins reclassified to the Class of…

  14. SEC preview: Embrace the change

    Oct 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT


    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. For a…

  15. UConn’s latest graduation success rate? 11%. Yuck

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    You know how UConn won’t be playing in the Big East tournament this season? And how there is no chance that they’ll make a trip to the NCAA tournament this year? And how Alex Oriakhi is at Missouri this season? Well, all of that can be traced by to UConn’s APR scores. Now, the APR…

  16. New coach Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s Optimist-in-Chief during the program’s trying times

    Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Ollie

    NEW YORK, N.Y.—When Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright received a text from teammate DeAndre Daniels telling him that the longtime coach of their program, Jim Calhoun, had decided to retire, Boatright was in disbelief. “I thought he was kidding. We were just shocked,” Boatright recalled to at Big East media day. “Since he hurt his…

  17. Kentucky picked to win SEC, Phil Pressey tabbed preseason POY

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Norfolk St v Missouri

    Ah, the glorious days that are the preseason, where everyone fawns over media and coaches polls. Preseason all-conference teams and players of the year. Today, the Southeastern Conference released their preseason media poll. And in the biggest non-shocker of the day, Kentucky was tabbed to repeat as regular season champions. The Wildcats received 17 of…

  18. Georgetown’s versatility best way to counteract youth

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Since John Thompson III took over the Georgetown program back in 2004, his most successful teams have had two things in common: a steady, veteran presence in the back court to lead the team and versatile, playmaking big men who can dissect a defense by throwing that backdoor bounce-pass that has become a staple of…

  19. Glen Miller promoted to associate head coach as UConn restructures staff

    Oct 5, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun Retirement

    With the move from Jim Calhoun to Kevin Ollie some reshuffling of the coaching staff at Connecticut was expected, and the school made those changes official on Friday afternoon. Glenn Miller, who was an assistant on last year’s staff, was promoted to associate head coach while Karl Hobbs moves from director of basketball administration to…

  20. Top 25 Countdown: No. 21 VCU Rams

    Oct 5, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - VCU v Indiana

    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.…

  21. Debate!: Who you got? Lute Olson or Jim Calhoun

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT


    In 2008, Lute Olson retired from coaching at the ripe old age of 74, having spent the past 25 years taking Arizona from a West Coast afterthought and turning them into a national championship program that was a mainstay in the top 25 through the majority of his tenure. Just four years later, Jim Calhoun…

  22. Gathering some of the many reactions to Jim Calhoun’s retirement on the internet

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    File photograph of University of Connecticut Huskies head coach Jim Calhoun standing with his team as practice for the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship

    One of the most interesting aspects of a sports figure’s retirement are the reactions of fans and media alike. With Jim Calhoun ending a coaching career that’s spanned four decades, there’s no shortage of opinions in regards to a run that resulted in 873 victories and three national titles. But what makes the reactions to…

  23. UConn will never reach Calhoun’s level of success, and that’s OK

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    On Wednesday afternoon, I was chatting with a friend of mine that happens to be a UConn fan about the future of the Big East with Notre Dame basketball headed to the ACC. He asked me, semi-jokingly, “When does UConn get labeled a mid-major again?” My response? “When Jim Calhoun finally retires.” Well … that…

  24. Rapper Drake to coach at Kentucky NBA Alumni Game

    Sep 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT


    There were mixed reactions earlier this summer when rapper Drake shared a photo of his customized Kentucky championship ring via Instagram. Some called coach John Calipari a marketing genius, willing to give Drake a ring while knowing he would flaunt it. Make Kentucky “cool” to recruits, as if it weren’t already. Others panned the move,…

  25. Are Nick Faust and DeAndre Daniels ready for starring roles?

    Aug 27, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT


    Your typical list of breakout players for the 2012-13 college hoops season usually looks something like this. Or it goes player-by-player. It’s guys like James Michael McAdoo, B.J. Young, Michael Carter-Williams or Wayne Blackshear. So it’s nice when you see a list like this that tries to spotlight the players who aren’t quite obvious picks.…