If the Southeastern Conference wasn’t considered the top conference for college basketball, they most certainly should be added to the conversation as of July 1st, 2012. The University of Texas A&M and University of Missouri, will now compete with some of the best teams in the sport.
"Celebrating A New Era" By: Eric SanInocencio
One thing is for sure, recruiting...
John Calipari’s latest number one recruit may have come into some trouble with the NCAA, as he is being investigated by a couple of ”enforcement staff.”
As of now, nothing serious or worth mentioning has come to light, and it looks like the NCAA may just be snooping around for no reason. Cindi Merrill and Frank Smith, assistant directors of the aforementioned enforcement...
ESPNU aired the college decisions for top recruits Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad on Wednesday, and this time John Calipari only landed one of the top two recruits.
Noel picked Kentucky, while Muhammad went with Ben Howland and UCLA. Noel revealed his decision by shaving the UK logo onto the back of his head. Quite the creative young mind.
The fact that they didn’t feel obligated...
The Bulldogs of Mississippi State massively underachieved this past season with the talent on their roster. Impressive freshman Rodney Hood cut more into the pain when he announced that he was transferring.
He averaged over ten points per game and nearly five rebounds per game. His departure comes in the wake of a coaching change, from the recently fired Rick Stansbury to the newly...
While it’s the Florida football team that is known for breaking the law, it was a player on the basketball team making headlines on Saturday.
Senior point guard Erving Walker was arrested for stealing a $3 taco from a street vendor. He took off and ran without paying, ignoring the calls from a police officer to stop.
It took a couple squad cars to track him down a few blocks later...
Frank Martin recently left Kansas State to become the head coach at South Carolina, but the Wildcats have already filled that void.
Former Illinois coach Bruce Weber, who was fired this month, was named the new head basketball coach of Kansas State on Saturday. One of Kansas State’s most memorable players, however, took offense to the hire and took to twitter to give his opinion...
North Carolina potentially had five lottery picks on its roster this year, and with one already graduating, three more have declared early entry into the NBA draft.
Harrison Barnes, John Henson, and Kendall Marshall are expected to go in the late part of the lottery, with freshman James Michael McAdoo also a predicted lottery pick.
It would be interesting to see Stilman White start...
If you recall, Syracuse beat Kansas State in the Round of 32, but the Wildcats took the floor without senior Jamar Samuels, who was ruled ineligible. The forward accepted money from Curtis Malone, his former AAU coach, and K-State didn’t want to risk a retroactive punishment from the NCAA.
That’s already ludicrous on its own—how does a player taking money from a former coach...
In a surprising announcement Monday night, South Florida forward Victor Rudd has declared for the NBA draft following his sophomore season.
He’ll try to take advantage of his end of the season hot streak, where he averaged 14.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
He has yet to hire an agent, leaving the option of returning to school for his junior year available. It appears that...
Ohio guard D.J. Cooper is on everyone’s radar now that he’s lead the Bobcats to three NCAA tournament wins in as many seasons, but apparently he was on two opposing head coaches’ agendas after his freshman season.
Cooper said that Baylor and Tennessee both tried to get him to transfer after his Freshman of the Year campaign in the MAC conference, but his loyalty to his current...
In a storyline that we seem to see far too often, Miami guard Durand Scott has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly receiving improper benefits.
He missed the second round of the ACC tournament, where the team lost to Florida State. The university is currently seeking his reinstatement from the NCAA, although we know how lengthy these processes can be.
You remember Pat Knight, the son of legendary coach Bob Knight. Well after that whole Texas Tech thing didn’t work out, Pat Knight made his way over to Lamar to take over as head coach.
Nothing interesting has surfaced during his tenure, until now. Knight spent nearly nine minutes ripping the Lamar seniors for a lack of heart and effort, starting with him kicking a player off the...
Former NC State stars Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani showed up on Saturday to support the home team against Florida State, but they ended up getting too rowdy for referee Karl Hess’ liking.
They left the arena to a standing ovation after they were apparently thrown out for heckling Hess, who told a security guard to do his bidding.
According to John Clougherty, the ACC’s supervisor...
Florida State has been the most bi-polar team in college basketball this year, beating Duke and North Carolina while losing to the likes of Harvard and Princeton.
Michael Snaer hit the game-winning three pointer at Cameron Indoor to beat Duke, and came through again in the clutch against Virginia Tech.
A student at Alabama, now identified as Jack Blankenship, pulled off what has to be the best distraction ever in the history of sports.
While at his second Bama game ever, against Florida, Blankenship brought a blown up picture of his face. Mind you, this is no ordinary face. The picture below doesn’t need a thousand words.
Patric Young somehow finished the dunk
Oftentimes in college football you’ll see a penalty called for twelve men on the field. Somehow on Thursday night Louisiana-Lafayette ended up with half that on the basketball court; they got away with it.
Officials failed to recognize that the Ragin’ Cajuns had six men on the floor for the final 21 seconds of the game as opposed to Western Kentucky’s legal five. ULL won the...
Notre Dame took a big hit on Friday when senior Tim Abromaitis left practice with a torn ACL, knocking him out for the season.
Abromaitis, who is a fifth year senior, could most likely return for a sixth year of eligibility for next season is he so chose. He was averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds per game through only two games this season.
Five-star prospect Mitch McGary has committed to John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines.
McGary is rated as the number two player overall in ESPNU’s top 150 players for the class of 2012. Not to speak too soon, but Michigan’s future is looking very bright with their best recruit haul since Chris Webber. Assuming Tim Hardaway Jr. stays at least another season after...
The guys over at Ballin’ is a Habit have been releasing a top 140 college basketball players list for the 2011-2012 season progressively via twitter, something any college basketball fan should definitely check out.
The rankings are also being updated on their website as linked to above, where you can check them out in full. As of now all but the top six have been announced.
2013 guard Duane Wilson is a solid combo guard who uses his explosive speed to make plays. With great passing ability and a very solid jumpshot, watch for Wilson to climb the 2013 class ranks even further, as he is currently the 24th player in his class. I recently had the chance to interview Wilson.
ZH: First off, how did your AAU season go this past summer?
DW: My AAU season went...
2012 guard Negus Webster-Chan recently cut his list of teams he was still considering to Missouri and Iowa State.
Yesterday morning, Negus announced that he was committing to Missouri. He becomes the Tiger’s fifth commitment for the class of 2012. Stefan Jankovic, Negus’ prep school teammate and good friend, is also still highly considering Missouri.
Negus had previously committed...