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The College of Charleston has paid $400,000 to former coach Doug Wojcik as part of the settlement reached last week. The school released financial terms of the settlement to The Associated Press after an open records request. The school hired longtime Wichita State and Clemson assistant Earl Grant…
16 September 2014 | 3:20 pm

The arrest of a basketball player from Division I newcomer Longwood University wouldn't normally make headlines nationally. What makes Shaquille Johnson's legal trouble more noteworthy is what led up to it. Johnson, an Auburn transfer, was charged with felony malicious wounding after an August 3…
16 September 2014 | 3:20 pm

Antonio Blakeney's commitment to Louisville lasted only 11 days. The five-star guard quickly got a case of cold feet, announcing Monday night that he is backing out of his commitment to Louisville and reopening his recruitment . It's unusual for a top prospect to renege on his initial commitment t…
16 September 2014 | 12:44 pm

Only days after one of its top recruits failed to qualify, UCLA learned it has lost a second key newcomer due to academic issues. Jon Octeus, a Colorado State transfer considered the likely heir apparent to Kyle Anderson at point guard, has been denied admission to UCLA, the Fort Collins Coloradoa…
15 September 2014 | 7:41 pm

Shavon Shields took it to a whole notha' level tonight! #Committed #Avery 'sBiggestFan #BaldNation #AveryStrong pic.twitter.com/rF7rlA1PxX — Chris Harriman (@chrisharriman24) September 15, 2014 When Nebraska forward Shavon Shields shaved his head Sunday night, it wasn't just because he was r…
15 September 2014 | 5:07 pm

In the 14 years since Indiana controversially fired Bob Knight, the iconic former Hoosiers coach has never returned to the school he led to five Final Fours and three national championships.  One of Knight's most famous former players hopes he sets aside his grudge soon.  Former Big Te…
13 September 2014 | 5:43 am

Texas guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend in a campus dormitory. According to campus police, Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called to the dorm Wednesday night,…
12 September 2014 | 5:04 pm

Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The SEC. Toughest non-league schedule: Florida…
12 September 2014 | 3:31 pm

Fortunately for the blue-and-gold faithful who pack the Petersen Events Center, they'll never have to see one of the biggest villains in Pitt history again. Tyler Ennis has left Syracuse for the NBA, and Jabari Parker, T.J. Warren and Okaro White are among the other ACC standouts who are pursuing op…
12 September 2014 | 8:53 am

The allure of staying close to home is often too much for elite prospects to pass up. Not so much, apparently, when you're Rex Pflueger. The 4-star guard surprised many by committing to the University of Notre Dame on Thursday, turning down multiple high-profile offers on the West Coast. The mo…
12 September 2014 | 3:14 am

UNC basketball has a Final Four trip on its mind for 2014-15, and the road to Indianapolis starts with the regular season. The Tar Heels will have to prove themselves against a daunting schedule if they want to be in position for a shot at the national title. One of the toughest foes Roy Williams&rs…
12 September 2014 | 1:04 am

It's a good thing Illinois is so deep in the backcourt entering the season because the Illini learned Thursday that they won't have one of their key perimeter players from last year. Tracy Abrams, a senior who started all 35 games at point guard last season, tore the ACL in his right knee during a…
11 September 2014 | 11:39 pm

In the course of a week, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk went from playing against some of his biggest heroes on the U.S. Mykhailiuk may be the most tantalizing enigma in college basketball this season. ''His skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are way beyond his years,'' Kansas coach Bill Self…
11 September 2014 | 9:44 pm

Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday. The team is deep at guard, though most of those players have little experience playing point guard in college.
11 September 2014 | 9:44 pm

For the first time in what must have felt like a long time to fans, Pitt did not immediately fizzle in conference tournament play this past March, though its NCAA tournament woes continued in the round of 32. To borrow a phrase from former school official Beano Cook, the Panthers simply need "better…
11 September 2014 | 5:52 am

The Syracuse basketball team has had its fair share of rivals over the years. In the days of the Big East, teams like Georgetown and Connecticut were the Orange's main nemeses. Now in the ACC, Duke and Big East import Pitt are the main rivals for the Orange. Heated rivalries cause fans to hate certa…
11 September 2014 | 1:04 am

Unlike those prospects who play for their childhood favorite college program, Jalen Brunson ensured he will do just the opposite when he committed to Villanova on Wednesday afternoon. "It was my parents' rival school," the son of former Temple star Rick Brunson told reporters. "I didn't like them…
10 September 2014 | 10:16 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2019.
10 September 2014 | 8:49 pm

Allowing two players accused of rape to participate in the NCAA tournament last March was a self-serving decision that Oregon deserves criticism for making. Whether the latest accusations levied against the school have any validity, however, isn't nearly as clear cut. An investigative report fro…
10 September 2014 | 7:54 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University has found a new athletic director.
10 September 2014 | 1:20 am

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy.
10 September 2014 | 12:27 am

Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school. Attorneys Ronnie Richter and Eric Bland said in a statement Tuesday an agreement was completed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. College of Charleston spokesman Mike Robertson…
9 September 2014 | 10:21 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.
9 September 2014 | 10:19 pm

Two former Syracuse University ball boys urged the state's highest court Tuesday to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang claim Boeheim slandered them in 2011 by calling them liars out for money when they accused his longtime assistant…
9 September 2014 | 9:19 pm

To thrive running college basketball's most frantic swarming full-court pressure defense each season, VCU players must be better conditioned than their opponents. That's a big reason coach Shaka Smart has insisted his team endure a week of pre-dawn Navy SEAL team training every September for…
9 September 2014 | 7:41 pm

Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The Big East. Toughest non-league schedule: Ge…
9 September 2014 | 2:13 pm

Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Association, has died, a newspaper reported Monday. Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and one of Barnes' closest friends, told the Providence Journal on Monday (http://bit.ly/1Bnw3vq ) that…
9 September 2014 | 12:00 am

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, either Villanova or Illinois will secure its point guard of the future. Jalen Brunson , one of the Class of 2015's most coveted point guards, revealed to Rivals.com on Monday that he has narrowed his options to those two schools and will announce his decision then…
8 September 2014 | 11:42 pm

At a time when fans at Texas A&M are typically focused exclusively on football, its basketball program has provided reason to pay attention to hoops too. Two weeks after securing a commitment from elite center Tyler Davis , Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy also landed one from 6-foot-8 forwar…
8 September 2014 | 7:14 pm

New Mexico men's basketball coach Craig Neal has agreed to a new six-year, $5.7 million contract after leading the Lobos to the NCAA tournament in his first season at the helm, the school announced Monday. Neal, who took over after Steve Alford left for UCLA before last season, was already under co…
8 September 2014 | 6:59 pm

Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The Big 12. Toughest non-league schedule: Kans…
8 September 2014 | 3:15 pm

The NCAA cited UConn coach Geno Auriemma for congratulating Little League hero Mo'ne Davis in a phone again, proving that the organization has too many rules and too much time on its hands.
5 September 2014 | 9:53 pm

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami sophomore guard Davon Reed is expected to miss four to six months after surgery.
5 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

Notre Dame basketball player Jerian Grant says he appreciates his teammates more after being suspended from school and missing the second half of last season for what he calls an academic mistake.
5 September 2014 | 12:16 am

Since most of next season's non-conference schedules have finally been released, it's a good time to assess whose slates are the most daunting and who didn't challenge themselves enough. The Dagger will go league-by-league the next two weeks. Up next: The Atlantic 10. Toughest non-league schedule:…
4 September 2014 | 10:54 pm

When forward Akoy Agau posted a photo of himself clad in a hospital gown and about to undergo surgery on Tuesday morning, Louisville fans surely got a bit nervous. …
29 July 2014 | 3:50 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest has added Greek forward Konstantinos Mitoglou to its basketball roster.
22 July 2014 | 2:36 pm

17 July 2014 | 2:42 pm