Nik Stauskas Away From The Podium

VIDEO: Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas details NBA draft decision, reflects on his time in Ann Arbor, what the future of the Wolverines' program looks like, and more.
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Iowa basketball recruit profile: Brady Ellingson

Like almost all of its peers around the country, the Iowa basketball program is dealing with the loss of a few players following the recently completed 2013-14 season. As much fun as it can be reminiscing about the careers of departed Hawkeyes like Devyn Marble, it’s all the more enjoyable to look ahead to the future. So I’ll do just that, and start off with the first player...
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Branden Dawson Returns To Michigan State For Senior Season

Branden Dawson announced on Tuesday that he has decided to remain at Michigan State University for his senior season. Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for the Spartans in 2013-14. He missed 10 games due to injury, including nine straight with a broken hand from Jan. 25 to Feb. 23. "I was always pretty sure that I wanted to return for my senior season...
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Isaiah Austin Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Isaiah Austin will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Baylor after his sophomore season. Austin averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.
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Let’s wrap the 2013-14 season

I guess I’ll start at the end. The Gophers are the 2014 NIT champions. The best of the second-best. The champion of the bubble teams. Conquerors of the consolation. All that. While it might not sound all that impressive only a year after being ranked as high as #8 in the nation and getting into the second round of the NCAA Tournament, think of the context. Exactly one year ago...
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Aaron Gordon, Nick Johnson leaving Arizona for NBA Draft

'Bittersweet' day for Wildcats as stars Nick Johnson, Aaron Gordon announce plans to leave, but Kaleb Tarczewski and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson say they will return.
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Michigan loses Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III to the NBA Draft

For years, University of Michigan basketball coaches and fans were simply worried about getting into the NCAA Tournament. Five berths in six years into March Madness, including a trip to the National Championship and Elite Eight the past two seasons, has presented new kinds of problems for the Wolverines: the early departure of talented players to the NBA. A year after Trey Burke...
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NCAA Approves Unlimited Meal Plans for Athletes After Napier’s Comments

Last week as the UCONN Huskies were getting ready to play in the NCAA Championship game against Kentucky, Shabazz Napier shocked the country when he said sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. UCONN ended up defeating UK 60-54 and Napier was awarded the MOP. This did nothing but further the outrage people felt toward the NCAA about how they treat...
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NCAA rules unlimited snacks, meals for student-athletes

Should we call this the Shabazz Napier rule? After Napier famously made it known that he goes to bed starving, prior to the NCAA Men’s Championship game, the NCAA has decided to take action for their student-athletes eating habits. According to Sporting News, the Legislative Council decided that Division-1 student-athletes on scholarships and walk-ons can […]
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MSU basketball: Branden Dawson returning for senior year

MSU basketball’s 2014-2015 hopes increased dramatically with today’s announcement from Branden Dawson that he will return to East Lansing for his senior year. Here are the quotes from the press release sent out from MSU shortly after 5pm tonight, approximately 24 hours after Gary Harris declared that he was foregoing his final two seasons of eligibility at MSU. Branden Dawson...
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Wisconsin Basketball: Is Traevon Jackson the right fit at point guard?

For the past two years, Wisconsin has called Traevon Jackson their starting point guard. In that span he has accumulated 620 points, 218 rebounds, and 237 assists. With Jackson at the helm, Wisconsin reached it’s first Final Four since 2000. That said, Jackson has also provided fans with plenty face-palms. So many, that dare I say deserves a benching? That might be a little too...
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John Calipari Explains How Kentucky Players Are Disciplined: Talks About Rap Music, Bringing NBA Security, And Blocking Players From Women (Video)

During the Bill O’Reilly Show, Kentucky head coach John Calipari explained how Kentucky players are taken care of. The video provides fantastic insight to how a dominant basketball program handles their kids’ year in and year out. Two of the topics that were very interesting lie upon the recruiting process at Kentucky and the way the players are protected from negative temptation...
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Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson Leave Arizona for NBA

Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon and junior Nick Johnson announced they are leaving for the NBA. Gordon, a 6’9” power forward and this year’s  Pac 12 Freshman of the Year, is slated to go in the top eight according to Draft Express. Johnson, the Pac 12 Player of the Year, is projected to go in the second round. With Kaleb Tarczewski and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set to return...
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Barry Rohrssen leaving the Pitt basketball program

If the rumors are true Pitt assistant coach Barry “Slice” Rohrssen is leaving the program to become an assistant coach at Kentucky under head coach John Calipari. The news was first reported by SNY’s Adam Zagoria on twitter yesterday morning: Barry "Slice" Rohrssen to Kentucky is "done," source tells @SNYtv — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 14, 2014...
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Tennessee Basketball: Gonzo Cuonzo

Just two weeks after turning down the Marquette job, the Tennessee athletics department announced Tuesday that third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin has left the Tennessee basketball team to take the same job at California-Berkley. This comes after Martin’s most successful season not only with the Vols, but as a head coach in general as he led the team to his first Sweet 16, and...
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Jordan McRae On Cuonzo Martin’s Treatment At Tennessee: “Can’t Treat People Any Kind Of Way And Expect Good In Return”

Cuonzo Martin’s sudden departure from Tennessee was a surprise, but probably not totally unexpected based on how Martin was received earlier this season, before Tennessee’s run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Many Vols fans wanted to run Martin out of town, and some even petitioned the school to bring back former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, who has since been hired at...
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Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to take job at Cal

After leading the Tennessee Volunteers' program to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010, coach Cuonzo Martin is heading west. Martin has accepted the head coaching position at California, according to multiple media outlets. Athletic director Dave Hart is holding a press conference at Thompson-Boling Arena this afternoon and is expected to make the...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Badgers coming out favorably in early top-25 predictions

The college basketball season has barely been polished off, and already there is talk looking ahead to 2014-15. If you're a Wisconsin basketball fan, you should be lapping up all the (way too) early top-25 predictions because the Badgers are included in just about everybody's national top-5 rankings. And who could blame them? With seven of the top eight players in the rotation...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Bill O’Reilly To John Calipari: “How Do You Coach Kids Who Listen To Rap?” (Video)

I see what Bill O’Reilly was trying to do there. Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari has been making the media rounds recently to promote his  book, “Players First: Coaching From the Inside Out.”   Coach Cal made an appearance on Fox News’ The Bill O’Reilly Show.   O’Reilly did his best to stay on the ultimate topic of basketball before he decided to ask...
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Report: Rick Pitino Will See Five Star Guard Isaiah Briscoe This Week

Kelly Kline | Under Armour With the 2013-14 college basketball season complete and spring football practice recently concluding, you know that that means. It’s recruiting season. College football and basketball staffs around the country will spend the later spring/summer months evaluating talent and extending scholarship offers. It didn’t take Rick Pitino very long to do just...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Aubrey Dawkins, Tavarius Shine enter 2014 mix

Michigan has watched Ryan Taylor and Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman in recent weeks, and will host Abdur-Rahkman for an official visit this weekend, but the Wolverines have also been checking in on New Hampton guard Aubrey Dawkins. Dawkins is the son of Stanford head coach and former NBA player, Johnny Dawkins, and he  The 6-foot-4 guard has a scholarship offer from Dayton and Michigan...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari says he wouldn't take Lakers job if it was offered

John Calipari is a polarizing figure. While many dislike him for some of his views and the way he runs his program, you can’t deny the success he’s had in the NCAA. His Kentucky team made it to the championship game this season, but fell short to UConn. Around the time of the championship game, there was speculation that he would be leaving Kentucky to coach the Los Angeles Lakers...
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Video: Bill O’Reilly Interviews John Calipari, Asks Some Borderline Inappropriate Questions

Kentucky head coach John Calipari made the rounds yesterday to promote his new book ‘Players First’, appearing on CBS, The Dan Patrick Show, Kentucky Sports Radio, and for some strange reason, the O’Reilly Factor. It’s safe to say that the conversation the two had was unlike any of the other’s Cal had experienced in the day. O’Reilly asked Calipari about how to impose...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP on Monday that he’ll meet with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Video & Evaluation: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman is planning to take an official visit to Michigan this weekend as John Beilein and his staff look to fill the vacancies left by early departures. Abdur-Rahkman is an athletic combo guard checking in at 6-foot-4 that averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while leading Allentown Catholic Central to a 29-1 record. Abdur-Rahkman also played...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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