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  1. Rashawn King, leukemia survivor, is cleared to play

    Nov 22, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT

    player_RASHAWN KING

    Rashawn King is one of the nation’s best stories. As a 17 year old high schooler, King felt himself getting sick at a football camp. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors essentially told him that his white blood cell count was so high — that his previously undiagnosed leukemia was so bad —…

  2. D’Angelo Harrison leads the way, Chris Obekpa breaks St. John’s single-game blocks record in win over Detroit

    Nov 13, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    D'Angelo Harrison

    JAMAICA, N.Y.–D’Angelo Harrison began Tuesday’s game against Detroit on the bench, kept out of the starting lineup by coach Steve Lavin for disciplinary reasons. He ended the game as the team’s hero, tallying 22 points and outdueling former McDonald’s All-American Ray McCallum in a 77-74 St. John’s victory at Carnesecca Arena in Queens. “From the…

  3. Jabari Parker meets with Michigan State’s soccer team during visit

    Oct 21, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT

    Jabari Parker

    Simeon (Ill.) forward Jabari Parker is on a visit to Michigan State this weekend and, according to reports, he met with the Spartan soccer team Sunday before their match with Wisconsin. “Coach Izzo and #1 recruit Jabari Parker wishing us luck before our game,” Michigan State junior goalie Bryce Dobbins tweeted Sunday morning. We typically…

  4. Myck Kabongo practicing with Texas as Longhorns wait for word from NCAA

    Oct 21, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Myck Kabongo

    Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo will practice with the Longhorns as the NCAA continues to investigate his case, involving a look into the nature of his relationship with a professional agent. According to Texas head coach Rick Barnes, as reported by the Associated Press, Kabongo has not been ruled ineligible by the NCAA and the school’s…

  5. 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…

  6. The Morning Mix

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:00 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 Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  7. NCAA investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for possible impermissible benefits

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Texas v Cincinnati

    As reported by Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA is investigating Texas point guard Myck Kabongo for the possible receipt of impermissible benefits. Kabongo, who hails from Toronto, has been interviewed multiple times by the NCAA in regards to his summer workouts in Akron, Ohio with former Texas teammate and close friend Tristan Thompson. One of the…

  8. 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…

  9. Why UConn fans love Jim Calhoun

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    The job of a sportswriter centers about one’s ability to remain — or at least appear — unbiased and impartial. Once you pick up the pen, you put down the pom-poms because, as you all know, there is no cheering in the press box. But the problem with that theory is that every single hack…

  10. The Morning Mix

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Where do we even begin today? National News Story #1: – Jim Calhoun is going to announce his retirement later today after 26 years as head coach of the UConn Huskies. Former-Husky and current assistant coach Kevin Ollie is reportedly set to take over the reigns from the legendary ball coach. The program isn’t exactly…

  11. Findlay Prep (Nev.) head coach Mike Peck hired as coach of NBADL’s Idaho Stampede

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Idaho Stampede logo

    Mike Peck, coach of powerhouse Findlay Prep (Nev.), has accepted a position as the head coach with the NBA Developmental League’s Idaho Stampede, the team announced Tuesday. The Stampede organization is the D-League affiliate of the Portland Trailblazers. “This is a great opportunity with a wonderful organization,” Peck said in a statement. “I’m looking forward…

  12. The Morning Mix

    Aug 21, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Happy “Bi-quarterly Expansionocalypse Update Tuesday” everybody! – The WAC is closing up shop for FBS football. That conference is dead in the water. Abeline Christian and Incarnate Word will be joining the Division-I ranks, headed to the Southland Conference. No word yet on Little Sisters of the Poor….. – Rush The Court’s Christopher Johnson provides a brilliant…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    Tuesday was a busy day in the world of college hoops. So lets get right to it. It’s time to hit the links. – Gregg Doyel shreds North Carolina, says that some of their banners need to come down. #HeavyArtillery. I do like this response from Carolina March though. Is the academic scandal causing recruits to…

  14. Coach K wins gold medal in final game with Team USA

    Aug 12, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

    Coach K USA

    After a driving layup by Chris Paul that all but sealed a victory with 51 seconds remaining in Team USA’s gold medal game against Spain Sunday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski gave a display of emotion that we don’t typically see from the stoic and legendary college coach. He jumped up in celebration as Team USA…

  15. Report: Northfield Mount Hermon forward Anthony Dallier verbally commits to Yale

    Aug 9, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT


    Northfield Mount Hermon has been quite the supplier of basketball players for Ivy League schools. They’re now up to three players on the 2012-13 team that will move on to play in the Ancient Eight, as wing Anthony Dallier verbally committed to Yale on Thursday afternoon. Dallier helped lead NMH to a 29-6 record last…

  16. Jim Calhoun undergoes successful surgery after bike fall Saturday

    Aug 5, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    Jim Calhoun

    Jim Calhoun was forced to miss his annual alumni game Saturday night after reportedly falling off of his bike and breaking his hip, which required surgery. He successfully underwent that surgery Saturday night, the school announced Sunday, and he is resting comfortably, set to be released from the hospital in the coming days. “He’s just…

  17. After getting minutes vs. Nigeria, Anthony Davis sits in Team USA’s close win over Lithuania

    Aug 4, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    Anthony Davis Team USA

    Granted, we came into this Olympics with the understanding that Anthony Davis was the last man on the bench of a loaded Team USA roster, but the former Kentucky star and No. 1 overall pick to the New Orleans Hornets saw some good minutes in the Americans’ 156-73 rout of Nigeria this week. He was,…

  18. Louisville’s looking to Kevin Ware to step into starting role

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT


    Louisville returns a chunk of its lineup from the 2012 Final Four team, including guards Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Wayne Blackshear. But Rick Pitino recently said that if the season started today, sophomore Kevin Ware would get the nod at shooting guard. Yep, Kevin Ware. He wasn’t so hot as a freshman (in 20…

  19. The Morning Mix

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    – Is Oklahoma State the best team in the Big-XII? Probably not, but Kansas coach Bill Self thinks the Cowboys are the best team on paper. Florida’s Billy Donovan and Gonzaga’s Mark Few were gushing about OK-State incoming freshman Marcus Smart – Recruiting rankings don’t always determine who ends up having the most successful career.…

  20. Former UConn forward Rudy Gay to play in Jim Calhoun charity game, receive Role Model award

    Jul 29, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    Rudy Gay will be among the former Connecticut players in town for Jim Calhoun’s charity game this upcoming week, but he will also be getting another honor, according to Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant. Gay is set to receive the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s “Role Model of the Year” award for his work…

  21. ‘Vegas has become a mecca for American basketball’

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT


    It always feels awkward to call a city that doesn’t have an NBA team — or a professional team in any of the four major sports — a ‘basketball city’, but Las Vegas has likely reached that point. As Jeff Borzello of pointed out in a column from Wednesday afternoon, the Sin City is…

  22. Mixture of youth and experience should serve Michigan well

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Trey Burke, Jared Sullinger

    There’s little doubt that Indiana is the prohibitive favorite in the Big Ten this season, thanks to their mix of players who were part of a Sweet 16 run and one of the nation’s best recruiting classes. But the Hoosiers won’t lack for challengers in league play, and Michigan is one of the teams that…

  23. Otto Porter and Georgetown looking to return to the Big Dance

    Jul 12, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Belmont v Georgetown

    Otto Porter entered college as an unknown player to some given the fact that he came from a small town in Missouri and didn’t go through the AAU ringer that so many kids participate in annually. But by the end of his freshman campaign the Sikeston, Missouri native was a key figure in the Georgetown…

  24. It’s Jeff Withey’s time to shine in 2012-13

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    Heading into the 2011-12 season Kansas forward Thomas Robinson was seen as a talented player, albeit one whose excellence had yet to be seen thanks to two season behind the Morris twins. All the Washington, D.C. native did in his one season as the Jayhawks’ primary scoring option was lead Kansas to the national title…