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Aug 30

Rollie Massimino, coach of Villanova's 1985 national title team, dies at age 82 (Yahoo Sports)

Rollie Massimino, coach of Villanova's 1985 national title team, dies at age 82

1985 Villanova coach Rollie Massimino arrives before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game between Villanova and North Carolina, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. Rollie Massimino, the coach who guided Villanova to one of college basketball’s most improbable national titles, died Wednesday at the age of 82.

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Aug 30

Jud Heathcote's oft-overlooked influence at Gonzaga is also a key piece of his legacy (Yahoo Sports)

While Heathcote will be remembered most for guiding Michigan State to its first national title, his mentorship helped Dan Monson and Mark Few transform the Zags into a national power.

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Aug 23

Sources: Five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson not expected to play college basketball this season (Yahoo Sports)

Robinson is expected to focus his energies on preparing for the 2018 NBA draft.

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Aug 17

Clemson, Oregon State basketball teams unharmed after van attack in Barcelona (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson, Oregon State basketball teams unharmed after van attack in Barcelona

Clemson was one of several college basketball programs in Barcelona when Thursday’s apparent terrorist attack occurred. Two U.S. men’s college basketball teams were both staying at a Barcelona hotel in close proximity to where a driver plowed his van into a crowd of pedestrians on Thursday in an apparent terror attack. Clemson and Oregon State both issued statements saying their entire travel parties are safe and nobody had been hurt.

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Aug 15

Marvin Bagley picks Duke, vaulting the Blue Devils into national title contention (Yahoo Sports)

Marvin Bagley picks Duke, vaulting the Blue Devils into national title contention

Marvin Bagley is the consensus No. 1 prospect in all of high school basketball. Three coaching staffs huddled around their TVs for more than half an hour late Monday night as ESPN taunted them with Yankees-Red Sox highlights, coverage of Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension and NBA schedule analysis. Only Duke’s Mike Kryzyzewski can say it was worth the wait.

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Aug 02

Dayton basketball player charged after fight in jail (Yahoo Sports)

Police say a University of Dayton basketball player got into a fight with another inmate at a county jail after he was picked up on a charge of underage drinking. Police say Sam Miller, a 20-year-old junior forward for the Flyers, was taken to the Gre…

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Aug 02

Western Kentucky grants recruit Robinson release to transfer (Yahoo Sports)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury says freshman center Mitchell Robinson has been granted a release to transfer from the program, a day after the 7-footer was suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team ru…

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Aug 01

LSU getting its roar back? Florida tiger could be new mascot (Yahoo Sports)

Is Louisiana State University getting its roar back? A Florida tiger could be its next mascot. The university said in a statement Tuesday that a 9-month-old, 160-pound tiger at a rescue facility in Okeechobee, Florida, could become Mike VII and arriv…

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Aug 01

Italy trip will give Keatts look at Wolfpack’s early growth (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina State’s delayed trip to Italy will offer coach Kevin Keatts the first chance to see how much his new team has learned. In the 12 months since, Keatts has taken over the program for fired coach Mark Gottfried and there’s a half-dozen new…

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Aug 01

K-State coach Weber agrees to 2-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber went from the hot seat to the NCAA Tournament last season. Weber agreed to a contract extension Tuesday that could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2020-21 season, the first major personnel decision made…

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Aug 01

Appeals court won’t review Mateen Cleaves sex assault case (Yahoo Sports)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says it won’t review a judge’s decision to reinstate sexual assault charges against former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves.

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Jul 31

Western Kentucky suspends freshman center Mitchell Robinson (Yahoo Sports)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury has suspended freshman center Mitchell Robinson indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.

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Jul 29

‘Greek Deac’ leaves Wake Forest to play pro ball in Europe (Yahoo Sports)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says forward Dinos Mitoglou won’t return for his senior season and instead will play professionally in Europe.

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Jul 28

Holden, Gamecocks looking to build on Final Four (Yahoo Sports)

Kory Holden smiles at the congratulations he hears from South Carolina fans at the team’s run to the Final Four last year. Holden understands the concerns – but no way accepts them. ”We got two weeks off after that Final Four run, then we hit the we…

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Jul 14

NCAA tournament committee tweaks criteria to boost value of road wins (Yahoo Sports)

NCAA tournament committee tweaks criteria to boost value of road wins

The change is part of the NCAA’s efforts to amend the selection process to incorporate more modern metrics.

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Jul 13

Missouri's program-changing 2017 recruiting class may gain another standout (Yahoo Sports)

Missouri's program-changing 2017 recruiting class may gain another standout

It’s a “safe assumption” five-star forward Jontay Porter will reclassify, so he can play alongside heralded older brother Michael next season.

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