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  1. Illinois forward Darius Paul pleads guilty to underage drinking

    May 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

    Derek Thompson, Darius Paul

    Darius Paul pleaded guilty to underage drinking, and the case also provided insight as to what led to his season-long suspension.

  2. UCLA suspends Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams for violation of team rules

    Feb 27, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

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    Oregon enters Thursday’s game at UCLA in need of quality wins for its resume, and accomplishing that task may have gotten easier for the Ducks. According to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register, UCLA head coach Steve Alford has suspended guards Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams for one game due to a violation of…

  3. P.J. Hairston’s UNC career comes to an end as the school will not apply for his reinstatement

    Dec 20, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

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    When it was announced prior to North Carolina’s game against Texas on Wednesday night that senior guard Leslie McDonald was eligible to play, many wondered when there would be a decision regarding the status of junior guard P.J. Hairston. However unlike McDonald, North Carolina had yet to apply for reinstatement on Hairston’s behalf, instead continuing…

  4. St. John’s freshman guard Rysheed Jordan suspended indefinitely

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Steve Lavin

    With the number of contributors back from last season’s team and the addition of freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, more than a few people believe that Steve Lavin’s St. John’s squad has the pieces needed to return to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season. But the Red Storm beat Monmouth on Friday night without…

  5. Louisville’s Chane Behanan returns to practice, but no word on a return to game action

    Nov 8, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Louisville's Behanan fouls Oregon's Carter as he goes to the basket during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    When Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely last month, many wondered just how long Behanan would be away from the program. Head coach Rick Pitino originally stated that a return didn’t look “probable” but the stance has softened some recently. Behanan will participate in the pregame ceremony honoring last season’s national champion squad…

  6. Southeast Missouri State forwards Nino Johnson, Tyler Stone receive two-game suspensions

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Southeast Missouri Athletics

    The preseason favorites to win the West Division of the Ohio Valley Conference will be shorthanded when they open their season on Friday night at Saint Louis due to a violation of team rules. On Wednesday Southeast Missouri State head coach Dickey Nutt announced that forwards Nino Johnson and Tyler Stone, his two best players,…

  7. Appalachian State forward Jay Canty to miss nine games for academic reasons

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:13 PM EDT

    Jay Canty, Negus Webster-Chan

    Appalachian State is one of the teams expected to contend in a wide-open Southern Conference this season, and junior forward Jay Canty is one of the reasons why. Canty, a 6-foot-6 forward, is one of the SoCon’s best returnees after he posted averages of 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 2012-13.…

  8. Nebraska senior guard Ray Gallegos suspended two games

    Nov 6, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Andre Ingram, Ray Gallegos

    When Nebraska plays its first regular season game at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday night, not only will they be faced with a very dangerous opponent (FGCU) but they’ll also be without two guards expected to be major contributors this season. With Deverell Biggs already suspended three games due to the DUI citation…

  9. Arkansas suspends junior guard Rashad Madden for rules violation

    Nov 1, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament: Arkansas v Vanderbilt

    With Arkansas losing their top two scorers from a season ago in guard B.J. Young and forward Marshawn Powell, there are some questions head coach Mike Anderson has to answer entering the 2013-14 season. Who will his feature offensive options be? Forward Coty Clarke (7.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg) and guard Mardracus Wade (6.5 ppg) are…

  10. Texas A&M suspends sophomore guard J-Mychal Reese

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Phil Pressey, J'Mychal Reese

    Less than a week after losing forward Kourtney Roberson after he underwent a procedure to address a rapid heart rate issue that became an issue during a practice, Texas A&M finds itself without another key piece as the start of the 2013-14 season approaches. Prior to the Aggies’ exhibition game against UT-Permian Basin, the school…

  11. Memphis freshman Kuran Iverson suspended one game by NCAA

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

    Kuran Iverson

    In one of the rules that tends to rankle more than a few feathers, college basketball players are allowed to play in just one officially sanctioned summer league. Memphis freshman Kuran Iverson became the latest to run afoul of that rule, and as a result he will miss the Tigers’ regular season opener against Austin…

  12. St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa suspended for both exhibition games

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Russ Smith, Chris Obekpa

    When St. John’s took the court for their Red Storm Tip-Off tonight they were without an important piece. Earlier Friday the school announced that sophomore center Chris Obekpa has been suspended for two games due to a violation of university policy. The two games will be the Red Storm’s exhibitions against San Francisco State and…

  13. George Mason forward Erik Copes suspended six games

    Oct 25, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Erik Copes

    For the second consecutive season, George Mason junior forward Erik Copes will begin playing later than the rest of his teammates. On Friday the school announced that the 6-foot-8 Copes has been suspended for the Patriots’ first six games of the season due to a violation of athletic department policy. Copes posted averages of 5.9…

  14. Rick Pitino expects Chane Behanan back ‘in a short period of time’

    Oct 24, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Chane Behanan celebrates his team's win over North Carolina A&T after winning their second round NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington

    When Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Chane Behanan was suspended indefinitely, many wondered when Behanan would be back with the program. At the time of the announcement Pitino stated that the suspension would be lengthy, but how Behanan handled his personal affairs would determine just how soon he’d be able to…

  15. Southeast Missouri dismisses F Wayne Martin from program

    Oct 20, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

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    In the last month Southeast Missouri has seen its front court depth take some hits. In late-September senior guard/forward Michael Porter saw his injury-riddled career come to an end, with a labral tear in his right hip requiring a second surgery. And on Saturday it was reported by Catlin Bogard of OVCBall.net that 6-foot-7 sophomore…

  16. Florida ‘partially reinstates’ senior guard Scottie Wilbekin

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Florida Gators Wilbekin chases the ball after a turnover as Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Comer tries to recover during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Indefinite suspensions seem to have become more common in recent years, with the designation allowing college coaches to (in theory) evaluate the suspended player over a length of time in order to make sure that a lesson’s been learned. One player in that position this offseason was Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin, who was suspended by…

  17. UConn senior forward Tyler Olander cleared to rejoin team

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    Last month UConn senior power forward Tyler Olander was suspended indefinitely by head coach Kevin Ollie after the Mansfield, Conn. native was arrested on charges of driving under intoxication. Ultimately that charge was dropped when tests showed that Olander was below the legal limit, with the end result being that Olander was required to pay…

  18. Oregon State suspends Eric Moreland 14 games, Devon Collier for one

    Oct 1, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Devon Collier, Eric Moreland, Askia Booker

    Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson finally provided a timetable for the return of forward Eric Moreland and Devon Collier. The frontcourt duo had been suspended indefinitely in July¬†for violation of team rules, and Robinson said on Tuesday that Collier will be gone one game, though Moreland will miss 14 games. “They know what they’ve…

  19. Violation of team rule sidelines Washington State PG Danny Lawhorn

    Sep 27, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Washington State Athletics

    It’s been argued many times over that the point guard position is the most important in college basketball, with successful teams generally having a solid option at the position. Washington State didn’t have that luxury last season, and while DaVonte’ Lacy, Mike Ladd and Royce Woolridge all had their moments the Cougars’ lack of stability…

  20. Violation of team rules costs Georgia Tech’s Chris Bolden three games

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Boston College Eagles forward Eddie Odio reaches for the ball against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Chris Bolden during the second half of their ACC Championship college basketball game in Greensboro

    With four starters back from a team that finished the 2012-13 season with a 16-15 record (6-12 ACC), the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are expected to be an improved team this year. One of the key players for head coach Brian Gregory is sophomore guard Chris Bolden, who averaged 7.3 points per game as a…

  21. UConn big man Tyler Olander charged with DUI, suspended indefinitely (UPDATED)

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    UConn big man Tyler Olander has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced. The cause? The dreaded unspecified violation of team rules. Those’ll get you every time. (UPDATE: Olander was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Neill Ostrout of the Journal-Inquirer: Olander was pulled over on Route 195 by state police at…