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Tyler Ulis' Photo with Drake Among Kentucky's 14 NCAA Violations in 2015-16

The University of Kentucky has announced its various athletic programs were in violation of 14 secondary NCAA rules over the last academic year in 2015-16. Per Kyle Tucker of SEC Country, included in the list of violations is a Level...Show More Summary

Derrick Gordon to Become Firefighter Instead of Pursuing Pro Basketball

Derrick Gordon—the first openly gay player in the history of major men's college basketball—announced Saturday that he intends to become a firefighter rather than pursuing professional basketball opportunities. Gordon made the news official...Show More Summary

College Basketball Stars Facing Unrealistic Expectations in 2016-17

The period between the NCAA tournament championship game and the start of the following season is filled with assessments and opinions about the coming college basketball season. The hype builds about certain players or teams based on...Show More Summary

20 Sleeper Player of the Year Candidates for College Basketball in 2016-17

A sure sign that a college sports season is just around the corner is the release of preseason "watch lists" for various national awards. This is happening right now for college football, indicating that sport is soon to be underway. But...Show More Summary

George Washington to Investigate Coach Mike Lonergan for Emotional, Verbal Abuse

George Washington University announced Thursday that "it is bringing in outside counsel" to investigate accusations that men's basketball head coach Mike Lonergan emotionally and verbally abused his players, according to's Myron...Show More Summary

Tyrek Coger, Oklahoma State Basketball Player, Dies at Age 21

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger died Thursday at the age of 21 following a collapse after a team workout. The Cowboys announced the news and included comments from head coach Brad Underwood: "Tyrek was excited to be at Oklahoma State and had such passion for the game and was looking forward to being an OSU Cowboy. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Tar Heels Fans in 2016-17

Even a great season like last year's featured some setbacks for the North Carolina Tar Heels. While the 2016-17 squad still has plenty of talent, not everything will be perfect. There is certainly a lot to be hopeful for as UNC tries to improve upon its national title game defeat at the hands of Villanova this past year. Show More Summary

Zach Brown to St. John's: Red Storm Land 4-Star Center Prospect

St. John's basketball has scored a huge commitment for 2017, landing prized center Zach Brown to boost the team's presence in the paint. The 4-star prospect announced his decision to join the Red Storm on Twitter on Thursday, saying, "... Show More Summary

Mike Krzyzewski Comments on North Carolina's Transgender Legislation

Following Albany's decision to pull out of a scheduled game against Duke during the upcoming college basketball season due to New York state's stance against a North Carolina law impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,...Show More Summary

NCAA Basketball Teams Who Will Be Over-Reliant on One Player in 2016-17

Dedric Lawson wears No. 1 for the Memphis Tigers, and considering how much that team lost this offseason due to graduations and transfers, it will often feel like Lawson is their one and only option in 2016-17. Memphis is just one of several teams that figures to be putting all of its hopes and dreams into one player for the upcoming season. Show More Summary

USF Men's Basketball Team Reportedly Under Investigation for Academic Fraud

The NCAA is reportedly investigating the South Florida men's basketball program for possible academic fraud, according to's Jeff Goodman. Goodman reported Wednesday that Oliver Antigua, a South Florida assistant coach and the...Show More Summary

CBB Recruits with the Most to Prove at Las Vegas Events

With the final week of the July live evaluation period beginning on Wednesday, Las Vegas takes center stage as multiple events featuring top-tier players are going on for the next five days. The unique thing about the final week of July is all of the incredible showcase matchups, many of which will be played in Sin City. Show More Summary

Predicting the Most Improved College Basketball Teams in the 2016-17 Season

College basketball's cyclical nature makes it so even the most downtrodden teams one season have as good a chance as any to be competitive the following year. And there are plenty of different ways to achieve this improvement. Freshmen...Show More Summary

Kentucky Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Wildcats Fans in 2016-17

Kentucky basketball fans are used to cheering for a winner, but the 2016-17 season won't always be smooth sailing. The Wildcats received an infusion of new talent in the form of one of the top recruiting classes in the country, a group that ranked second in 247Sports' composite rankings. Show More Summary

Top Storylines to Follow at the FIBA U18 Americas Championship

The FIBA U18 Americas tips off in Valdivia, Chile this week as eight teams compete for four spots in the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championships. Not only is the event a chance to represent your country and compete for a gold medal, but it is also a big chance to make a name for yourself on an international stage. Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Whose Stock Has Risen the Most in 2016 Offseason

Though there sadly hasn't been a college basketball game played in more than three months, roster changes have led to higher expectations and hopes for players like USC's Chimezie Metu, Indiana's OG Anunoby and Syracuse transfer John...Show More Summary

NCAA Tournament's No. 1 Overall Seed Will Get to Pick 1st-, 2nd-Round Host Site

The NCAA announced that the top overall seed in the NCAA basketball tournament will now get to pick its first- and second-round host site, according to Matt Norlander of CBS Sports. "Preferences would be communicated by teams in contention for the overall No. Show More Summary

Ranking the 10 Best Small-Ball Lineups in NCAA Basketball for 2016-17

Villanova won the 2016 NCAA basketball national championship playing small ball, and the Wildcats are just as much a threat to win it all in 2017 with the same style. The conventional big man is a dying breed in basketball. Stretch 4s...Show More Summary

Duke Basketball: 5 Things That Should Worry Blue Devils Fans in 2016-17

Duke might have the most talented team in college basketball next season, but nothing is guaranteed in sports. Sure, the Blue Devils are adding the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports, while returning a handful of key players from last year's squad. Show More Summary

Michael Porter Jr. to Washington: Huskies Land 5-Star SF Prospect

Class of 2017 5-star recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced on Friday that he has committed to play college basketball for the Washington Huskies: Porter is the No. 2-ranked prospect and top-ranked small forward in the 2017 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings. Coming out of Columbia, Missouri, Porter is also the No. Show More Summary

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