• Long Beach State, head coach Dan Monson agree to contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "Prior to last season’s 15-17 record, Dan Monson had experienced just one losing season during his time at Long Beach State, with that being his first campaign in 2007-08. The 49ers have become well-known for the grueling non-conference schedules they play annually, with those challenges helping to..." October 30

  • Georgia Tech coach recuses himself from NCAA hearing because of friendship with Jim Boeheim

    Syracuse.com "Bobby Cremins is a member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, but the former Georgia Tech coach will not participate in the NCAA's hearing regarding allegations against the Syracuse University basketball program. Syracuse University officials, including basketball coach Jim Boeheim and..." October 30

  • Minnesota transfer Zach Lofton dismissed from the Gophers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "New Minnesota transfer Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the team -- effective immediately -- for failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team per a press release issued on Wednesday evening. "While decisions like this are always difficult, we felt it was in the interest of..." October 30

  • St. John's F Keith Thomas ruled academically ineligible in 2014-15

    CBSSports.com "St. John's forward Keith Thomas, an incoming transfer from Westchester Community College, will be academically ineligible for the 2014-15 season, according to a release from the school. The University has learned that Thomas does not meet the academic standards required by the NCAA for..." October 29

  • Hawaii fires basketball coach Gib Arnold

    CBSSports.com "Hawaii has removed Gib Arnold from his position of head basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Assistant Brandyn Akana has also been fired. "These painful but critical steps are being taken in an effort to strengthen our athletics program and to do right by our student-athletes and..." October 28

  • DePaul forward Rashaun Stimage out 8-10 weeks with foot injury

    The DePaulia "DePaul forward Rashuan Stimage will be out 8-10 weeks after suffering a fracture in his left foot in Saturday’s “Blue-White” inter-squad scrimmage. Stimage, a junior, said he has a “Jones fracture,” which is a broken bone at the base of the small toe — the same injury that Oklahoma City Thunder..." October 28

  • 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall commits to UCF, picking Knights over Georgetown

    Orlando Sentinel "Tacko Fall, at 7-feet-6 the tallest high school basketball player in the nation, has commited to UCF. Fall has only been playing basketball in the United States for two years, but the athlete quickly became a coveted hoops prospect thanks to his physical gifts and raw potential. After..." October 28

  • Tech guard C.J. Walker commits to Purdue

    Indianapolis Star "Tech guard C.J. Walker committed to play his college basketball at Purdue, the junior guard tweeted Tuesday. Walker, a 6-foot point guard, had offers from Butler, Cincinnati, Ball State and Western Illinois. Xavier had also shown a high level of interest. "He had a couple real good talks..." October 28

  • UConn's Omar Calhoun To Miss At Least A Week With MCL Sprain

    Hartford Courant "Omar Calhoun has a sprained right knee and will be out for a week or so, UConn said. Calhoun injured his knee during practice on Sunday and was seen wearing a brace during the Huskies' scrimmage on Monday, which was open to students. He had an MRI on the knee on Monday night, which revealed a..." October 28

  • Leading scorer Rosenberg to miss significant time with fractured foot

    Columbia Spectator "Though the season-opening tipoff is still more than two weeks away, the men’s basketball team has already suffered a serious blow. The athletic department confirmed that senior forward Alex Rosenberg, one of the Lions' leading scoreres, sustained a Jones fracture in his right foot during..." October 28

  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Hartford Courant "Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's basketball team activities." The..." October 28

  • UH considers self-imposed penalties on men's hoops

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii is discussing self imposing penalties on its men's basketball program in the wake of the apparent conclusion of an NCAA investigation, officials confirmed Wednesday. The NCAA reportedly closed out interviews Friday in its investigation, which began in..." October 28

  • Boeheim on DaJuan Coleman: 'If he plays, it's a bonus'

    CBSSports.com "DaJuan Coleman's status for the upcoming season is very much in question. The 6-9 big man has missed significant time in each of the past two years with multiple leg inuries and now it appears there's a strong chance he may not be avaliable in 14-15. "No we haven't," Syracuse coach Jim..." October 28

  • Michigan State freshman Javon Bess to miss a month with right foot injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman guard Javon Bess will miss at least a month of action after injuring his right foot, the school announced Monday. Bess will undergo surgery Tuesday afternoon to repair his fifth metatarsal. Bess came to East Lansing during the summer as a three-star recruit, but had a..." October 28

  • Brandon Childress Commits to Wake Forest

    Winston-Salem Journal "Former coach Dave Odom turned the fortunes of the Wake Forest basketball program around with considerable help from a guard named Childress. Almost 25 years later, current coach Danny Manning will attempt to do the same. Brandon Childress, the eldest son of Randolph Childress, has committed..." October 28

  • PC frosh Ben Bentil gets good word from NCAA

    Providence Journal "After losing a few key eligibility cases in his first three years at Providence, Ed Cooley won a very big one Friday. Cooley’s Friars received word that freshman Ben Bentil had been cleared by the NCAA’s Eligibility Center. The 6-foot-8 forward was a national top 100 recruit and is a candidate..." October 28

  • LSU extends Johnny Jones' contract, grants him a $400,000 per year raise

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years into his dream job, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones has gotten the program headed in the right direction. The LSU Board of Supervisors made sure he will have a chance to keep pushing things forward on Friday. In a regularly monthly meeting, the BOS approved a two-year extension..." October 28

  • NCAA scholarships yanked, WCC coach fired in transcript probe

    The Journal News "Florida A&M University has yanked full athletic scholarships from two men's basketball players who used to play at Westchester Community College and a WCC assistant men's basketball coach has been fired amid a criminal investigation into transcript fraud, an investigation by The Journal News has..." October 27

  • Charges dropped against Longwood wing Shaq Johnson

    College Basketball Talk "The judge in the criminal case against Shaq Johnson has ordered a nolle prosequi, NBCSports.com has learned. Nolle prosequi literally means “no longer prosecute”. The news was first reported by the Longwood Rotunda. A nolle prosequi ruling does not mean that Johnson was acquitted of the..." October 27

  • Jermaine Haley, a four-star recruit out of Canada, backed off an early pledge to Washington on Sunday.

    Scout Hoops "Jermaine Haley and Washington parted ways on Sunday. Haley, a 6-foot-7 guard, had committed to Washington one day after the final July evaluation period. He decommitted on Sunday. The news was confirmed to Scout.com by DRIVE coach Pasha Bains. "Jermaine has to focus on his academics the next..." October 27

  • Pitt basketball team lands 7-foot center

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pensacola State sophomore Rozelle Nix, a 7-foot center listed at 315 pounds, committed to attend Pitt beginning with the 2015 season after a campus visit this weekend, Pensacola State assistant coach Ontario Lett said." October 27

  • Top 20 small forward Jalon Miller commits to TCU

    USA Today "Jalon Miller, who is ranked as a four-star prospect and the 19th best small forward by ESPN.com, has given a verbal commitment to TCU, he announced on Twitter on Sunday. Miller, a 6-8 senior from Seagonville High in Dallas, visited TCU during for the Horned Frogs’ football game against Samford..." October 27

  • South Carolina freshman TeMarcus Blanton, Austin Constable done for the year

    Garnet and Black Attack "The Gamecocks find themselves down to just 10 players before the season even starts thanks to their second and third season-ending injuries. College basketball gives schools thirteen scholarships to dole out among their players, and also permits walk-ons to help fill out the bench to the extent..." October 27

  • Former UIC guard Pat Birt commits to Tulsa

    The Catch and Shoot "Junior college guard Pat Birt committed to Tulsa, according to a tweet by Eric Bossi of Rivals. Birt played his freshman season at UIC last year and earned All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League." October 27

  • Rice lands two commitments in back-to-back days

    College Basketball Talk "In the span of less than 15 hours, first-year head coach Mike Rhoades bolstered Rice’s recruiting class for both next year and the following one, securing a pair of verbal commitments. On Friday night, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported that three-star power forward Marquez Letcher-Ellis, of..." October 27

  • Syracuse center Chino Obokoh will be asked to supply additional muscle in the middle

    Syracuse.com "A couple weeks ago, an NBA scout sat courtside at the Melo Center and watched Syracuse's basketball team practice. Asked to describe the basketball body of one of those participants - sophomore Chino Obokoh - the scout summarized what he saw with one word: "Chiseled." Obokoh, about to start..." October 27

  • Roy Williams: Academic case 'a pain'

    ESPN.com "The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams. "If this were my first 16 months of coaching, you wouldn't see a 17th month," Williams said. "It's been a pain in the rear end, but I believe in this university. Nobody knows what's going to happen with..." October 27

  • Florida prep wing Eric Turner decommits from Wyoming

    Casper Star-Tribune "Wyoming's 2015 men's basketball signing class got a little bit smaller on Wednesday, when 6-foot-5, 195-pound wing Eric Turner decided to revoke his verbal commitment. Turner told the Star-Tribune on Tuesday night that he is still considering Wyoming, but wanted to take time to re-evaluate his..." October 25

  • Four-star LaGerald Vick commits to SMU

    Bowling Green Daily News "One of Western Kentucky's most high-profile targets is off the board and planning to reclassify. Four-star 2015 shooting guard LaGerald Vick committed to SMU on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Those same reports say Vick plans to reclassify to the class of 2016 and attend prep school..." October 23

  • 7-footer Josh Sharma Commits To Stanford

    Real GM Basketball "Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class. Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country. “Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12..." October 23

  • Butler coach remains on leave of absence

    ESPN.com "The only thing the Butler Bulldogs basketball staff and program know for sure is that the season will start Nov. 15. Beyond that, everything is in limbo as coach Brandon Miller will continue to be out on a medical leave of absence for the foreseeable future. "We have no timetable," athletic..." October 23

  • Two Memphis players to miss practice time for health reasons

    College Basketball Talk "It isn’t uncommon for players to pick up some bumps and bruises during preseason practices, with the hope being that any medical issues that may arise don’t turn out to be serious. Count Memphis among the teams who are currently dealing with this, as it was reported Wednesday that two players are..." October 23

  • UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes over 18-year period

    ESPN.com "A report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period, but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme. The report, released Wednesday, says academic advisers in North..." October 22

  • ULM basketball player charged with rape

    Shreveport Times "A basketball player for the University of Louisiana at Monroe was arrested Monday and charged with forcible rape. Roderick Charles Taylor Jr., 18, of Harker Heights, Texas, was arrested late Monday afternoon by ULM police officers. Taylor, who is a freshman forward for the Warhawks, met the..." October 22

  • O'Bannon antitrust case lawyers want $50 million from NCAA

    SI.com "The lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA featuring former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon want more than $50.2 million in attorneys' fees and other costs from the NCAA, reports USA Today. The lawyers submitted a request in August asking for $52.4..." October 22

  • JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announces suspensions for Nation, Vodanovich

    Augusta Free Press "James Madison Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady announced today the formal disciplinary actions against junior guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich (Wellington, New Zealand/St. Patrick’s College). Nation and Vodanovich were..." October 22

  • Report: Stanford guard to miss action with a broken wrist

    College Basketball Talk "Stanford’s back court depth took a hit this week as sophomore guard Malcolm Allen has a broken wrist, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Allen is expected to miss two-to-three weeks with the injury. The 6-foot-1 Allen only appeared in 16 games during his freshman season with the..." October 22

  • Nova unanimous pick to win Big East; Smith-Rivera Player of the Year

    CBSSports.com "No surprise, but it's official: Villanova is the across-the-board pick to take the Big East. The Wildcats, who earned a No. 2 seed last season and went 29-5, bring back almost everyone and are in a conference that's certainly in some flux. Given how well Nova played a season ago, they were..." October 22

  • Tennessee State's Ford, 30, doesn't want age to define him

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Dana Ford wants being the youngest Division-I men's college basketball coach in the country to work for him. "It's a big deal to everyone else," the 30-year-old Tennessee State coach said at Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Media Day, "but not necessarily me. I am going to be the same coach in..." October 22

  • Clemson lands junior college 7-footer in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "Clemson added an impact junior college big man on Tuesday as Chipola Junior College big man Legend Robertin pledged to the Tigers. Robertin’s commitment was first reported by Brad Winton of JucoRecruiting.com. A native of England, the 7-foot Robertin has only been playing basketball for..." October 21

  • Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols sidelined with shoulder injury

    CBSSports.com "Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols is expected to be sidelined about a week after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Nichols suffered the injury in a two-on-two drill while working on post positioning, a source told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-9 forward..." October 21

  • Texas A&M lands another five-star center Elijah Thomas

    ESPN.com "Texas A&M has capped its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas chose the Aggies over finalists Oklahoma State, Illinois, SMU and LSU. He took trips to all five schools over the past six..." October 21

  • Zion Lutheran forward Keith Stone commits to Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Zion Lutheran Christian forward Keith Stone verbally committed to the University of Florida on Monday night after taking an official visit there this past weekend. Stone, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound senior who averaged 28 points and six rebounds last season, told the Sun Sentinel he chose UF over..." October 21

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose out until at least late December

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston point guard L.J. Rose will be out until at least late December with a foot injury, coach Kelvin Sampson said Tuesday. Rose was originally expected to miss three to four months, a timetable that would have put his return at the end of November. “I would be surprised if..." October 21

  • Kansas State loses redshirt freshman to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas State lost some front court depth on Monday as the school announced in a release that redshirt freshman Jack Karapetyan is transferring. The 6-foot-7 Karapetyan played in six games last year before injuring his foot and missing the rest of the season. “Jack has decided he wants to..." October 21

  • Cavaliers get verbal commitment from guard Kyle Guy

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "On Monday, UVa secured its second top-flight guard in as many months when it received a verbal commitment from Kyle Guy. “Proud to say I’m committing to the University of Virginia!!” said Guy, via Twitter. “Blessed for the opportunities Coach Bennett has given me.” Guy, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound..." October 21

  • Florida's Chris Walker still gets benefit of doubt despite setbacks

    CBSSports.com "Chris Walker closed his high school career as a consensus top-10 national recruit, a projected future lottery pick and with the honor of being the first player to ever lead tiny Holmes County High to a state championship in Florida. He had 30 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in that title..." October 21

  • Memphis lands four-star PG prospect Randall Broddie

    Washington Post "Before committing to Memphis on Monday, Potomac (Md.) guard Randall Broddie was the most high-profile, highly coveted recruit left in D.C.-area public school basketball — perhaps in public and private school, alike. He was also considering Cincinnati, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova, DePaul and..." October 21

  • Georgia State’s Kevin Ware suffers high ankle sprain

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia State men's basketball player suffered a high ankle sprain in practice and will miss an undisclosed amount of time. Ware transferred from Louisville during the offseason and is expected to be a starter for the Panthers, the defending Sun Belt champions. He has two years of eligibility." October 21

  • Black hat doesn't necessarily fit West Virginia coach Bob Huggins

    Fox Sports "The villain has a bit of a limp. He lurks in his castle, which overlooks the forest, not far from the mountains. A fireplace, turned off now since it’s a perfect late-summer morning in the Great Appalachian Valley, divides his office in half. It’s less office than throne, really, modeled after the..." October 21