Big 12 Basketball Preview: #2 Texas Longhorns

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12. The Texas Longhorns were one of the surprise teams in college basketball last season. With everybody returning and...
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Big 12 Basketball Preview: #3 Iowa State Cyclones

The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12 and now we turn our attention to the Big 12. Despite losing their top two scorers from last year’s Sweet 16 squad, Fred Hoiberg and the Iowa State Cyclones...
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Wednesday Bullets: Former Wolverines start NBA training camp

The NBA season has gotten underway with the start of training camp and various media day events across the league. Here’s a rundown of former Michigan players and their start to the 2014-15 season including several media day video interviews. Kevin Durant praised Mitch McGary and his enthusiasm: “He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant...
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5 Things You Should Know About Syracuse Recruit Jordan Tucker

It’s never too early for Jim Boeheim’s staff to plan ahead. Syracuse basketball has made a scholarship offer to Jordan Tucker, Class of ’17 shooting guard from White Plains, NY. The 6’7” Tucker is just a sophomore at Archbishop Stepinac High School. ESPN gives Tucker a 91 ranking, and the 5-star recruit is the best player in the state for ’17. Tucker says his top offers...
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Big 10 Basketball Preview: #13 Purdue Boilermakers

Here is what I wrote about Purdue (more like Pur-don't, amirite?) last season:I'm not really sure what's going on here with Purdue lately.  If this season goes the way I'm expecting that'll make a second straight sub-par season and a second straight year missing the NCAA Tournament after making it six straight years (2 Sweet Sixteens).  Looking at this year...
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Bob Huggins Press Conference

West Virginia University head basketball coach Bob Huggins met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to talk about his squad this year and the excitement around the group. was on hand at the WVU practice facility.   Bob Huggins       Bob Huggins – Part 2       Photo via –   The post Bob Huggins Press Conference appeared first on Blue Gold Sports.
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Duke Basketball Names Amile Jefferson And Quinn Cook Captains For 2014-15 Season

Duke basketball features an extremely young, but talented roster this season. Quinn Cook is the team’s only scholarship senior, while Amile Jefferson is one of three juniors on the roster. Those two veterans will serve as team captains this season for Mike Krzyzewski.    Cook averaged 11.6 points per game and led the Blue Devils with 4.4 assists per game last season, while Jefferson...
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Michigan basketball preview: power forward

Michigan basketball is a little thin this year at power forward. Without an experienced forward, freshman Kameron Chatman will have to anchor this position. Coach John Beilein relies heavily on a spread four guard offense, and uses the ability of a stretch four to his benefit. Click here for the small forward preview. Coming off the bench at that crucial stretch four position is...
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Pitt: No Cameron Wright, no problem

Why not having Cameron Wright in the lineup for the beginning of the season may not be as bad as you think. The Pitt basketball team suffered a devastating blow when senior guard Cameron Wright had surgery for a fractured left foot last week. The injury will leave Wright out of the lineup for at least 10 weeks as he attempts to be ready for the ACC schedule. Presuming that Wright...
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Offseason storylines: Can Michigan overcome its youth again?

Basketball season is around the corner and over the next several weeks we’ll rundown some of the biggest storylines facing the 2014-15 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition we look at Michigan’s youth and whether the Wolverines will struggle with another young roster.  (Photo: Michigan Basketball) Michigan is going to have one of the youngest rosters in the Big Ten once again...
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2014-2015 ITH season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Aaron Craft era in Columbus is over and his departure, along […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes appeared...
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Report: Pitino Showing Interest In 6-foot-11 Prospect From Spain

Photo: 247 SportsA little less than a month ago Rick Pitino’s 2015 recruiting class looked to be complete. With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, we were convinced that Louisville had landed it’s best recruiting class in program history. Unfortunately, you can never be too sure when it comes to recruiting. Teenagers are notoriously...
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Jaylen Brown Excited About Big Blue Madness; Expects Drake to Be There

As the 2014-15 college basketball season approaches, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari will likely be coaching the preaseason No. 1 team in America. If he wants to do the same in the 2015-15 season, Cal would probably need to either havea number of players from this year’s team come back next year, or secure […]
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Top point guard recruit Briscoe visits UK

The No. 1 point guard in the class of 2015 arrived in Lexington on Sunday for his official visit to the University of Kentucky. New Jersey prospect Isaiah Briscoe hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit this month and decided a few days ago to use one of his five official visits on a trip to Lexington this week. Briscoe does not yet have a scholarship offer from the...
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Georgia Tech guard Poole transfers to Florida Atlantic

Former Georgia Tech guard Solomon Poole has transferred to Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla. He will sit out the 2014-15 season and be eligible to play in 2015-16. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. After graduating from high school early, Poole came to Tech in Dec. 2012 as a highly-touted prospect out of Jacksonville, Fla., ranked in the top 100 in his class by...
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St. John’s: We have the best backcourt in the country

The basketball opener is more than a month away for St. John’s, but the Red Storm’s swagger is in midseason form. Take senior guard Phil Greene IV, for instance, who was asked if the Johnnies have the best backcourt in the Big East. “The country,” he said emphatically during St. John’s Dribble for the Cure cancer fundraiser event on campus Saturday afternoon. “You see...
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UNLV transfer receives waiver to play immediately at UT-Martin

Deville Smith has received a waiver and will be eligible to play for Tennessee-Martin immediately this season, a source confirmed to NBCSports. Smith spent last season playing for UNLV, where he averaged 9.7 points and started 18 games at the point as a junior. UT-Martin will be his fourth school in four years. As a freshman, he played on the same Mississippi State team as Rodney...
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Video: Kentucky’s Harrison Twins And Alex Poythress Throw Down Windmill Dunks

On Wednesday, we saw Kentucky forward Alex Poythress throw down an insane dunk by jumping over Wildcats’ center Dakari Johnson. It was a great example of the freakish athleticism that some of John Calipari’s players possess. The latest example of this came on Sunday night, when Wildcats’ guard Andrew Harrison posted a video of three Kentucky players dunking. The video features...
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Offseason storylines: Is Zak Irvin ready to break out?

Basketball season is around the corner and over the next several weeks we’ll rundown some of the biggest storylines facing the 2014-15 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition we look at sophomore wing forward Zak Irvin and whether he’s ready to make the leap in John Beilein’s offense.  (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Zak Irvin only played more than 20 minutes six times as a freshman...
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Kentucky Wildcats point guard preview

Andrew Harrison will be called on to lead the team, maybe even as the sixth man. With three players standing at seven feet and other strong players on the Kentucky Wildcats lineup, it looks as though the front court will dominate the boards like they did last season. Although the Cats are set up for a great season, their one weakness may just be the players in the backcourt. More...
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Looking For Something Positive

Maybe there’s some good news from Pitt basketball. Senior guard Cameron Wright, Pitt’s leading returning scorer, had surgery Friday after breaking his left foot a week before the team’s first practice, a team source said. Wright, who broke his foot Thursday, is expected to miss 10 weeks. The Panthers’ first practice is scheduled for Friday. /sigh
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Maryland reveals new 3-D locker room

Maryland revealed a new locker room for their men’s basketball program that includes a 3-D image of each player on each individual locker. The video shows the time lapse of the locker room being built, and includes players’ reactions to seeing the beautiful area for the first time. Another note, the background on the images move as the door is opened. The lockers also feature...
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Pitt's Cameron Wright to miss 10 weeks with broken left foot

Pittsburgh's Cameron Wright will miss the next 10 weeks due to a broken left foot, the school announced Friday night. Wright, a fifth-year senior, started all 36 games for the Panthers last season and averaged 10.5 points. He suffered the injury during Friday's practice and now will likely miss November's Maui Invitational and possibly the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 2 at Indiana.
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Pitt's Cam Wright out 10 weeks with fractured left foot

Senior guard Cam Wright underwent surgery for a fractured left foot. He is expected to miss 10 weeks. Senior shooting guard Cam Wright reportedly had surgery on a fractured left foot and will be out for the next 10 weeks. Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news via twitter on Friday evening: #Pitt basketball: Cam Wright out ten weeks with a fractured left foot....
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Report: Bill Self Rejected Cavs Job

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self has been inked to the NBA for a few years now. It seems like after every season ends, there’s some speculation of Self jolting for the pros. None of the previous rumors had much substance until now. Reportedly, Self and Calipari both received offers to coach Cleveland at some point this summer. They offered this job to Bill Self of Kansas. They...
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