• Duke freshman Okafor already proving he's top of the class

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Mike Krzyzewski's Duke teams rarely lack for overall talent. His current roster boasts nine McDonald's All-Americans, tied with top-ranked Kentucky for the country's greatest collection of individual talent, and he's brought in 11 five-star recruits this decade. Perhaps more importantly, relative..." November 22

  • NCAA clears Texas A&M's Trocha-Morelos

    CBSSports.com "The NCAA has cleared Texas A&M's Tonny Trocha-Morelos, sources told CBSSports.com on Friday night. The Aggies also received a waiver Friday rendering Houston transfer Danuel House immediately eligible to play this season." November 22

  • No major fracture but possible ligament damage for Cullen Neal, out indefinitely

    Albuquerque Journal "University of New Mexico sophomore guard Cullen Neal, the Lobos leading scorer, will likely be out for an extended period after injuring his left ankle in the second half of Thursday’s loss to Boston College in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Craig Neal told the Journal on Friday..." November 22

  • KU point guard Devonte' Graham sprains shoulder but expected back soon

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham suffered a sprained right shoulder in Tuesday's Kentucky game, but he is not expected to miss significant time, KU coach Bill Self said Friday. Graham played 14 minutes against UK before leaving the game to get the shoulder checked. " November 22

  • NCAA clears Danuel House to play for Aggies this season

    Houston Chronicle "Transfer Danuel House has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season for Texas A&M, according to House via a since deleted Twitter post. House, who transferred from Houston, averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game over the past two years for the Cougars. The 6-foot-7 guard, a..." November 21

  • Billl Cosby -- Not Banned ... From Temple University Athletics

    TMZ.com "Bill Cosby is still welcome at all Temple University sporting events ... with a rep for Bill's Alma Mater telling TMZ Sports ... the school still supports the TV legend despite the rape allegations. As you know ... the fallout for Cosby has been fast and furious -- with Netflix cancelling an..." November 21

  • Darius Hicks commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Two days after Mississippi State men's basketball added the first member to its 2016 recruiting class, Rick Ray strikes again. Quitman's Darius Hicks committed to the Bulldogs Friday morning, joining three-star shooting guard D'Marcus Simonds from Georgia as Mississippi State's two 2016..." November 21

  • Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC scandal

    ESPN.com "SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown has been keeping close tabs on the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater and said he is especially concerned that it could stain a man he has long revered. "Absolutely I'm worried about it," Brown said after the Mustangs' shootaround at Indiana..." November 21

  • Report: Texas' Isaiah Taylor out 1-2 weeks with wrist injury

    Fox Sports "Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor will not play in Friday's game against Cal because of a left wrist injury, and he could miss more time than that. Taylor, who 12.7 points and 4 assists last season, is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, ESPN reports." November 21

  • Tennessee forward Dominic Woodson out against Texas Southern

    Knoxblogs "Tennessee basketball’s biggest big man will be sidelined for the Vols’ home opener against Texas Southern tonight. Sophomore forward Dominic Woodson, who injured his left hand during Sunday’s practice, is not not dressed out for the game. Woodson did not start in UT’s season opener against..." November 21

  • Inclement weather leads to postponement of Montana State’s game at Buffalo

    College Basketball Talk "The first major snowstorm of the 2014-15 college basketball season has impacted the travel of some teams, most notably the Niagara women’s team that wound up stranded for nearly 24 hours earlier this week. Thursday afternoon it was announced that a game scheduled for Friday has been postponed as a..." November 21

  • You can buy a game-worn chrome Tar Heels helmet for $1,195

    CBSSports.com "What once looked like a lost season for North Carolina received a major shot in the arm Thursday night when the Tar Heels went on the road and routed Duke 45-20, not only bringing home the Victory Bell and clinching bowl eligibility for UNC, but ruining the hated Blue Devils' chances of a second..." November 21

  • Eric Bledsoe says Kentucky would beat 76ers in 7-game series

    SB Nation "Could Kentucky beat the 76ers in a seven-game series? At least one former Wildcat and current NBA player thinks so. The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst team in the NBA, a lifeless group that's lost its first 10 games of the 2014-15 season. The Kentucky Wildcats are the best team in college..." November 20

  • 5-star T.J. Leaf commits to Arizona

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Five-star 2016 forward T.J. Leaf committed to Arizona on Wednesday. The tall, skilled player from the San Diego area had been a target of Indiana University, and he was thought earlier in the process to have significant interest in the Hoosiers because his family is from Indiana." November 20

  • IU's Robinson, Williams apologetic following suspensions

    ESPN.com "Embarrassed and conciliatory, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams said they are ready to return to the Indiana Hoosiers' lineup Thursday night but that they know they need to earn back the respect of both their teammates and fans. The sophomores were suspended for four games -- two exhibition..." November 20

  • UGA adds 3rd signee for basketball

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA got another basketball recruit before the end of the early signing period. Derek Ogbeide, a 6-foot-8 center from Pebblebrook High School, picked UGA over Houston and Memphis on Wednesday. Ogbeide is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 14 overall prospect. “He was looking for the best..." November 20

  • Jerry Tarkanian admitted to hospital, resting in ICU

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital after waking up Wednesday morning struggling with his breathing, coughing and suffering from low blood pressure. Tarkanian, 84, was admitted to Valley Hospital Medical Center and was resting comfortably in the intensive care..." November 20

  • Report: Colleagues don’t expect Brandon Miller to return to coaching

    College Basketball Talk "The biggest question surrounding the Butler basketball team this season has very little to do with what is actually happening on the court and much more to do with who is stalking the sidelines. On Oct. 2nd of this year, just one day before college basketball practices were set to begin,..." November 20

  • Report: San Diego State to give Steve Fisher a contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "Forget a contract extension, San Diego State should turn Viejas Arena into a shrine to Steve Fisher. That’s how much he’s meant to the Aztecs, turning the program from a doormat and an afterthought in the perpetually competitive Mountain West to a national power and perennial top 25 team. He..." November 19

  • Bill Self wishes his water was vodka after blowout loss to Kentucky

    Fox Sports "No. 1 Kentucky manhandled No. 5 Kansas Tuesday night, 72-40. Coincentally, vodka is about 40-percent alcohol. The drubbing was the worst (margin-wise) loss suffered by a Bill Self-coach Kansas team in his 11-plus seasons at the helm." November 19

  • Firm charges UNC $1.65 million for PR on fraud scandal, other work

    Raleigh News & Observer "The amount of money UNC is spending on outside public relations in the wake of the academic fraud scandal is crossing past $2 million. A copy of the contract provided under a public records request shows Edelman will receive more than $1.65 million for public relations services over the period..." November 18

  • Four-star 2016 PG Payton Pritchard commits to Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma basketball received a commitment Tuesday morning from Class of 2016 point guard Payton Pritchard of West Linn, Ore. Pritchard (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) was named the Class 6A Player of the Year in Oregon as a sophomore and is ranked No. 38 nationally in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com. " November 18

  • Connection between ex-Tyndall aide, NCAA staffer at center of USM case

    CBSSports.com "Former Donnie Tyndall assistant Wade O'Connor denied to CBSSports.com on Monday that he's a source in the NCAA's investigation into the program Tyndall once ran at Southern Miss -- although multiple sources continue to insist O'Connor simply isn't being honest. "Wade never wanted his name out..." November 18

  • Florida G Dillon Graham decides to transfer

    Only Gators "Buried on the depth chart and unlikely to get a significant opportunity to play for the Florida Gators this season, redshirt sophomore guard Dillon Graham has decided to transfer from the program at the conclusion of the fall semester. Graham, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard who saw a total of 92..." November 18

  • NCAA investigation: Internship hours, ties between YMCA and Syracuse athletes part of inquiry

    Syracuse.com "An internship program that placed Syracuse University athletes at a YMCA in Oneida is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school's athletic department. Investigators also asked about a former YMCA employee who had exceptional access to Syracuse men's basketball players and..." November 18

  • JuCo guard commits to South Florida

    College Basketball Talk "Luis Montero, a sophomore guard at Westchester Community College, has committed to Orlando Antigua and South Florida. Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the commitment with Montero telling him, “I know he’s going to take me to the next level. “We got a good relationship. I know we are..." November 18

  • Oregon 2016 football commit says he’ll also play hoops in college

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier this month, Oregon football received a verbal commitment from White Station High (Tennessee) 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 wideout will also play basketball for the Ducks. Mitchell is regarded as a three-star basketball recruit, according to Rivals. This gives Dana..." November 17

  • Akron suspends All-MAC senior forward Demetrius Treadwell indefinitely

    The News-Herald "Senior forward and Euclid graduate Demetrius Treadwell was suspended indefinitely from the University of Akron, the school announced in a news release Nov. 16. Akron cited "a violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct" as the reason for the suspension." November 17

  • Report: Oklahoma F TaShawn Thomas ruled eligible for 2014-15

    SI.com "Oklahoma forward TaShawn Thomas has received a waiver from the NCAA and is immediately eligible to play this season, reports CBSSports.com. Thomas transferred from Houston after last season. He had been waiting for the NCAA to rule on his eligibility, telling the Tulsa World this week that he..." November 17

  • JeQuan Lewis not yet cleared to play

    ESPN.com "JeQuan Lewis, who suffered a concussion in VCU's win over Tennessee on Friday, has improved but he has not been cleared to play in Tuesday's game against Toledo, according to coach Shaka Smart. "Not sure yet," Smart told ESPN.com on Monday. "He still will need to be cleared [by the team's..." November 17

  • NCAA announces all men's Tourney sites for 2016, 2017, 2018

    CBSSports.com "The NCAA Tournament is officially set for the next four years. We found out Friday night the order of the Final Fours through 2021. Indianapolis (2015, 2021) bookends a cycle that will also include Houston (2016), Phoenix (2017), San Antonio (2018), Minneapolis (2019) and Atlanta (2020). Now we..." November 17

  • Report: Houston guard decides to leave the program

    College Basketball Talk "New Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson relied heavily on junior college transfers to rebuild the Cougar roster this spring when he took over the job. One of those key junior college signees was guard Torian Graham, a former N.C. State signee out of high school who ended up at Chipola College in..." November 17

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffers shoulder injury

    Montgomery Advertiser "It wasn't all good news for Auburn in Bruce Pearl's debut. Tigers guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffered a dislocated shoulder after diving for a loose ball during the second half of Auburn's 83-73 win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Shamsid-Deen, a sophomore, scored just two points in a..." November 16

  • Florida F Dorian Finney-Smith has hairline fracture in non-shooting hand

    CBSSports.com "Coach Billy Donovan received some bad news on Saturday, as Gator forward Dorian Finney-Smith has a hairline fracture in his non-shooting left hand, according to the Associated Press. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprained wrist, and Finney-Smith returned to the game. It's unknown at..." November 16

  • One-handed Zach Hodskins plays first minutes for Florida

    College Basketball Talk "One of the coolest stories in all of college basketball this season will be Zach Hodskins, a 6-foot-4 preferred walk-on that will spend the season as Florida’s “Victory Formation”. What makes Hodskins so special is that he’s playing basketball at one of the nation’s premiere programs despite..." November 16

  • VCU guard JeQuan Lewis has concussion, is questionable for game against Toledo

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "VCU point guard JeQuan Lewis is questionable for the Rams' next game because of a concussion he suffered during Friday's victory over Tennessee. Lewis was battling for a rebound with teammate Justin Tillman and Tennessee’s 6-10, 280-pound Dominic Woodson. " November 16

  • URI center Jordan Hare leaves program for second time

    Providence Journal "Jordan Hare’s star-crossed basketball career at the University of Rhode Island is over. Hare left the Rams’ program Friday afternoon, just hours before the Rams’ 2014-15 opener against Pace University. URI offered no specific reason for Hare’s decision. Hare was absent during Wednesday’s..." November 16

  • Pitt suspends Durand Johnson for season

    Baltimore Sun "Pittsburgh has suspended junior forward Durand Johnson (Lake Clifton) for the entire season for undisclosed reasons, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Johnson averaged 8.8 points and three rebounds per game last season before suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury..." November 15

  • Gordon 1st openly gay player in D-1 game

    ESPN.com "Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping Massachusetts defeat Siena 95-87 at the Mullins Center. The 22-year-old, of Plainfield, N.J., scored 17 points and grabbed nine..." November 15

  • Michigan State's Alvin Ellis sprains ankle, thinning rotation with Duke on tap

    Michigan Live "One game into the season, Michigan State already has significant injury issues heading into its biggest game of the non-conference season against No. 4 Duke on Tuesday. At the 9:20 mark in the first half of a victory over Navy, Alvin Ellis went down grasping his ankle after feeding Branden..." November 15

  • Freshman Jahlil Okafor ready to take mantle as Duke's star

    SI.com "The class is called Decoding Disney. It is an introductory writing course at Duke, and it explores the values, messages and ideology in some of the company’s canonical films. In his first semester of college, Jahlil Okafor is lucky enough to like all of his classes. As a Disney fan, this is one of..." November 15

  • Kentucky Adds Five-Star Center Labissiere

    ESPN.com "In the span of one hour, Kentucky quickly emerged as the big winner of the early signing period -- as five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to the Wildcats on Thursday night. And now, John Calipari's program has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to..." November 15

  • Shaka Smart lands second four-star commitment in the Class of 2015

    College Basketball Talk "Shaka Smart continued cleaning up on the recruiting trail on Thursday afternoon as four-star small forward Tevin Mack committed to the Rams. Mack is the second recruit in the Class of 2015, joining fellow four-star Kenny Williams. Williams is known as a shooter, while Mack is one of the better..." November 15

  • Rodney Purvis Suspended One Game, Will Sit Out UConn Opener

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will miss UConn's opener against Bryant because of an NCAA infraction involving summer league participation. Purvis, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from N.C. State, participated in more than one summer league, playing in games back home in Raleigh, N.C., and in the Greater..." November 15

  • St. John’s center regains eligibility by tracking down SATs

    New York Post "St. John’s freshman center Adonis De La Rosa is eligible after all – for the time being. The former Christ the King star from The Bronx, who was declared by ineligible St. John’s on Tuesday, has been cleared to rejoin the team immediately, though he will not play in games, sources confirmed to..." November 15

  • Skal Labissiere commits to Kentucky

    CBSSports.com "Skal Labissiere, a 6-foot-11 forward and consensus top-10 national recruit, verbally committed to Kentucky on Thursday night live on national television. "Since my freshman year, I always wanted to go there," Labissiere said on television. "I watched Coach Cal on TV." Labissiere's commitment..." November 14

  • Cezar Guerrero, Fresno State basketball guard, ruled ineligible by NCAA

    The Fresno Bee "Cezar Guerrero won't be suiting up for the Fresno State men's basketball team in its season opener Friday night. And it's not clear when the junior guard might next play for the Bulldogs after the NCAA ruled him ineligible for not meeting continuing eligibility standards. Fresno State is..." November 14

  • UNLV lands four-star high-flying prospect Derrick Jones

    SLAM Online "Moments after Kentucky landed two top-15 prospects in Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe live on ESPNU, Derrick Jones, who was also considering the Wildcats, opted for the UNLV Rebels instead. The explosive 6-6 forward averaged 15.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks per game last season as a..." November 14

  • The maturation of Jerian Grant: What one star learned during a season-long suspension

    College Basketball Talk "Jerian Grant screwed up. He knows it. He freely admits his screw up was a doozy – a stupid, selfish and ill-timed decision that he paid for dearly. Grant was suspended from school for the spring semester, costing him the final 20 games of Notre Dame’s 2013-14 season, for what the school has..." November 14

  • Rice, Palmateer get contract extensions at Monmouth

    Asbury Park Press "On the eve of both Monmouth University basketball teams opening their respective seasons, the school made sure that both head coaches would be sticking around the Multipurpose Activity Center for a while. Late Thursday afternoon, Monmouth announced that men's head coach King Rice and women's..." November 14

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