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NCAA Basketball News.

Jun 22

John Calipari's USA U-19 roster will feature plenty of Kentucky connections (Yahoo Sports)

The Kentucky coach will coach two Wildcats players and four potential recruits at the U-19 World Championships in Egypt next month.

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Jun 22

Rick Pitino's letter to boosters hints at how Louisville will craft its last-gasp appeal (Yahoo Sports)

Rick Pitino's letter to boosters hints at how Louisville will craft its last-gasp appeal

The fate of Louisville’s 2013 national title rests on its bid to overturn the penalties handed down by the NCAA last Thursday.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/rick-pitinos-letter-boosters-hints-louisville-will-craft-last-gasp-appeal-143141775.html

Jun 19

Butler's most decorated recruit follows Chris Holtmann to Ohio State (Yahoo Sports)

In addition to having head coach Chris Holtmann and his three assistants leave for Ohio State, Butler will also lose its most heralded signee to the Buckeyes. Four-star forward Kyle Young announced on Twitter on Monday evening that he is backing out o…

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Jun 19

Ex-Louisville star Russ Smith's open letter is well-intentioned but unpersuasive (Yahoo Sports)

Ex-Louisville star Russ Smith's open letter is well-intentioned but unpersuasive

The former All-American argued the NCAA should not vacate Louisville’s 2013 national title because players were not aware women were paid to dance for or have sex with them.

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Jun 15

Should NCAA's historic punishment of Louisville make UNC nervous? (Yahoo Sports)

Should NCAA's historic punishment of Louisville make UNC nervous?

Rick Pitino sounded a defiant tone after the NCAA levied its punishment on Thursday, but the deed may already be done in the case of the Cardinals’ national championship.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/louisville-left-ponder-whats-next-ncaa-punishment-prostitution-scandal-202121796.html

Jun 15

After Louisville's NCAA punishment, who actually won the 2013 title? (Yahoo Sports)

Welcome to college athletics, where everything that goes around comes around, and you never really know who won the title until all the prostitution records are sorted through.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/louisvilles-ncaa-punishment-actually-won-2013-ncaa-title-175553749.html

Jun 15

Louisville must vacate 2013 national championship unless it wins its appeal (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville must vacate 2013 national championship unless it wins its appeal

If the Cardinals do not win their appeal, they’ll become the first program ever to have to take down a championship banner.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/rick-pitino-suspended-five-games-louisvilles-2013-title-may-still-jeopardy-152911751.html

Jun 15

Louisville ‘shocked and angry’ after NCAA sanctions (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde reports from Louisville after heavy NCAA sanctions were handed down to the Cardinals basketball program.

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Jun 13

Twenty-game league schedules would come at a price for college basketball (Yahoo Sports)

Twenty-game league schedules would come at a price for college basketball

You’d see fewer quality non-conference matchups if other leagues follow in the ACC’s footsteps and adopt a 20-game league schedule.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/twenty-game-league-schedules-come-price-college-basketball-180311383.html

Jun 13

Butler follows a familiar pattern in hiring LaVall Jordan as head coach (Yahoo Sports)

From Brad Stevens, to Todd Lickliter, to Chris Holtmann, the Bulldogs have enjoyed consistent success staying in the family when hiring coaches.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/butler-follows-familiar-pattern-hiring-lavall-jordan-head-coach-000046104.html

Jun 09

Chris Holtmann is a better fit than some of Ohio State's previous targets (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Holtmann is a better fit than some of Ohio State's previous targets

The Butler coach reportedly has emerged as the frontrunner to be the Buckeyes’ new coach. A deal could be done as soon as Friday.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/chris-holtmann-better-fit-ohio-states-previous-targets-054802942.html

Jun 08

Pittsburgh predictably backs down, grants Cameron Johnson a full release (Yahoo Sports)

Pittsburgh had previously placed restrictions on Johnson that would have prevented him from playing for North Carolina next season.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/pittsburgh-predictably-backs-grants-cameron-johnson-full-release-232547109.html

Jun 08

Ohio State's poorly timed search continues after Greg McDermott says no (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State has all the attributes of an elite college basketball job, yet its athletic director appears to be struggling to find a successor to Thad Matta.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/ohio-states-poorly-timed-search-continues-greg-mcdermott-passes-180406256.html

Jun 08

ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate appears to lack a can't-miss matchup (Yahoo Sports)

ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate appears to lack a can't-miss matchup

Big Ten power Michigan State drew Notre Dame instead of one of the ACC’s preseason favorites. When the ACC-Big Ten Challenge slate is released each year, there’s usually a can’t-miss matchup enticing enough to generate interest among casual fans. ACC co-favorite Duke visiting Indiana is a marquee matchup in name only with the Hoosiers likely headed for a rebuilding year in Archie Miller’s debut.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/acc-big-ten-challenge-slate-appears-lack-cant-miss-matchup-162120651.html

Jun 08

Late-blooming big man attempts to make the leap from Division III to Baylor (Yahoo Sports)

Late-blooming big man attempts to make the leap from Division III to Baylor

Six-foot-9 Freddie Gillespie is leaving a prestigious liberal arts college in Minnesota to find out if he’s good enough to play in the Big 12.

Permanent link to this article: https://rivals.yahoo.com/news/late-blooming-big-man-attempts-make-leap-division-iii-baylor-093822817.html

Jun 07

Dwight Howard says he's going to become a 3-point shooter. He's probably wrong. (Yahoo Sports)

Dwight Howard says he's going to become a 3-point shooter. He's probably wrong.

Dwight Howard says that he’s been working on his 3-point stroke. He made just 21 of his 92 jump shots this past season.

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