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  • @DukeNCAAB • 9h

    Fansided: Duke basketball: Coach K becoming more recruit than recruiter

    Per 247Sports, not only have the Duke basketball coaches not targeted Prolific Prep (Calif.) combo guard Jalen Green, but they also haven't yet even seriously scouted the 6-foot-5, 170-pound five-star who ranks No. 3 on the 2020 Composite.

    Regardless, apparently without Mike Krzyzewski or his assistants even having to lift a finger, Green is reportedly expressing interest in the Blue Devils and planning to check out the campus in the near future.

    "Top 5 Jalen Green will be taking a visit to #Duke soon this source says...Should be interesting," self-proclaimed wingspan truther Kendyl Provost Jr.

    Per 247Sports, not only have the Duke basketball coaches not targeted Prolific Prep (Calif.) combo guard Jalen Green, but they also haven't yet even seriously scouted the 6-foot-5, 170-pound five-star who ranks No. 3 on the 2020 Composite.

    Regardless, apparently without Mike Krzyzewski or his assistants even having to lift a finger, Green is reportedly expressing interest in the Blue Devils and planning to check out the campus in the near future.

    "Top 5 Jalen Green will be taking a visit to #Duke soon this source says...Should be interesting," self-proclaimed wingspan truther Kendyl Provost Jr.

  • Cincinnati.com: UC Bearcats basketball coach John Brannen to be inducted into Marshall Athletics Hall

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    University of Cincinnati basketball head coach John Brannen will be inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame, the school announced Saturday.

    As a senior in 1997, Brannen, named the Bearcats' head coach in April, was first-team All-Southern Conference and led the league with 20.9 points per game. He was also named the 1997 Southern Conference Tournament MVP despite the Thundering Herd losing to Chattanooga, 71-70, in the conference finals and missing out on the NCAA Tournament.

    "You knew when you walked into practice what you were going to get every single day," former Marshall coach Greg White told The Enquirer earlier this year.

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    University of Cincinnati basketball head coach John Brannen will be inducted into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame, the school announced Saturday.

    As a senior in 1997, Brannen, named the Bearcats' head coach in April, was first-team All-Southern Conference and led the league with 20.9 points per game. He was also named the 1997 Southern Conference Tournament MVP despite the Thundering Herd losing to Chattanooga, 71-70, in the conference finals and missing out on the NCAA Tournament.

    "You knew when you walked into practice what you were going to get every single day," former Marshall coach Greg White told The Enquirer earlier this year.

  • @UNCNCAAB • 12h

    Fansided: UNC Basketball: The latest on five-star Greg Brown

    One target left on North Carolina's 2020 basketball recruiting board is Texas native and five-star power forward Greg Brown. The Austin product is one of the top players left uncommitted in the 2020 class and could be a big addition to the Tar Heels.

    Brown will be on campus the weekend of September 27th for his official visit with the Tar Heels, attending "Late Night With Roy" and then being on campus for the football team's game vs. No. 1 Clemson.

    Adding The 6-foot-7, 185-pound Brown would be huge for UNC as they already have five-star center Day'Ron Sharpe verbally committed.

    One target left on North Carolina's 2020 basketball recruiting board is Texas native and five-star power forward Greg Brown. The Austin product is one of the top players left uncommitted in the 2020 class and could be a big addition to the Tar Heels.

    Brown will be on campus the weekend of September 27th for his official visit with the Tar Heels, attending "Late Night With Roy" and then being on campus for the football team's game vs. No. 1 Clemson.

    Adding The 6-foot-7, 185-pound Brown would be huge for UNC as they already have five-star center Day'Ron Sharpe verbally committed.

  • U of L Card Game: UK grad leads UofL legal team in settlement with Pitino

    No one thought it would end like this, the 19-year relationship between Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville. The sides agreeing to settle a two-year-old lawsuit brought against the school by the former head basketball coach.

    Ironically there was a University of Kentucky connection involved in the case, with UofL's legal team led by Barbara Edelman. She's a graduate of the UK College of Law and a partner at the Lexington office of the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm.

    No one thought it would end like this, the 19-year relationship between Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville. The sides agreeing to settle a two-year-old lawsuit brought against the school by the former head basketball coach.

    Ironically there was a University of Kentucky connection involved in the case, with UofL's legal team led by Barbara Edelman. She's a graduate of the UK College of Law and a partner at the Lexington office of the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm.

  • NCAA Basketball News sorted by time

  • @DukeNCAAB • 12h

    Duke Basketball Report: JJ Redick On His New Teammate Zion Williamson

    Duke fans will recall that JJ Redick surprised the NBA by leaving a promising Philadelphia 76ers team to join a rebuilding New Orleans Pelicans.

    New Orleans is promising to be sure but Redick is now 35 and while he's in superb physical condition, he's still 35 and even Lebron James' game is eroding in his 30s. Time catches everyone.

    The thing is the wait in New Orleans might not be as long as people think. Pelicans exec David Griffin pulled off serial coups after Anthony Davis demanded a trade and robbed the Lakers blind. He parlayed that trade into other players and pics and signed Redick.

    Duke fans will recall that JJ Redick surprised the NBA by leaving a promising Philadelphia 76ers team to join a rebuilding New Orleans Pelicans.

    New Orleans is promising to be sure but Redick is now 35 and while he's in superb physical condition, he's still 35 and even Lebron James' game is eroding in his 30s. Time catches everyone.

    The thing is the wait in New Orleans might not be as long as people think. Pelicans exec David Griffin pulled off serial coups after Anthony Davis demanded a trade and robbed the Lakers blind. He parlayed that trade into other players and pics and signed Redick.

  • @UVANCAAB • 15h

    Streaking The Lawn: Bowl Watch Week 4: The ACC Is A Circus

    Three weeks into the college football season, the ACC has distinctively looked like a basketball conference. Consider some of these lowlights:

    Georgia Tech lost to The Citadel.
    Boston College got blasted by Kansas a week after Kansas lost to Coastal Carolina.
    Virginia Tech lost to said Boston College and needed a comeback to beat Furman.
    Florida State is a missed Louisiana-Monroe extra point from being 0-3.
    NC State got throttled by a West Virginia team that lost to Missouri by thirty.
    Syracuse lost to Maryland by 43 a week before Maryland lost to Temple.

    Three weeks into the college football season, the ACC has distinctively looked like a basketball conference. Consider some of these lowlights:

    Georgia Tech lost to The Citadel.
    Boston College got blasted by Kansas a week after Kansas lost to Coastal Carolina.
    Virginia Tech lost to said Boston College and needed a comeback to beat Furman.
    Florida State is a missed Louisiana-Monroe extra point from being 0-3.
    NC State got throttled by a West Virginia team that lost to Missouri by thirty.
    Syracuse lost to Maryland by 43 a week before Maryland lost to Temple.

  • Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: Syracuse men's basketball schedule: ACC start times announced for 2019-20

    The ACC has announced the tip-off times for its men's basketball conference schedule, one week after a marathon release special on the league's network and it looks like the Syracuse Orange were treated well.

    Opening night against Virginia will be a 9 p.m.tip, while the Duke and North Carolina games have flexible Saturday late afternoon/evening start times. An odd trip to Georgia Tech in December received the noon treatment which allows the Orange to return home early that Sunday with a road trip to Georgetown awaiting the following weekend.

    The Duke game will almost certainly become an 8 p.

    The ACC has announced the tip-off times for its men's basketball conference schedule, one week after a marathon release special on the league's network and it looks like the Syracuse Orange were treated well.

    Opening night against Virginia will be a 9 p.m.tip, while the Duke and North Carolina games have flexible Saturday late afternoon/evening start times. An odd trip to Georgia Tech in December received the noon treatment which allows the Orange to return home early that Sunday with a road trip to Georgetown awaiting the following weekend.

    The Duke game will almost certainly become an 8 p.

  • @UNCNCAAB • 15h

    Official Site of the Tar Heels: Late Night With Roy Details Announced

    CHAPEL HILL--Late Night with Roy presented by Utz, the 17th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina Basketball, will be the first opportunity to see the Tar Heels start their 2019-20 season in style.

    Fans are invited to come into the Smith Center on Friday September 27 as the team looks ahead to another promising campaign with four new starters. Late Night will include basketball skills challenges, dances and fun while culminating in the team's Blue/White intrasquad scrimmage.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m, and admission is free. The event will begin at 8 p.

    CHAPEL HILL--Late Night with Roy presented by Utz, the 17th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina Basketball, will be the first opportunity to see the Tar Heels start their 2019-20 season in style.

    Fans are invited to come into the Smith Center on Friday September 27 as the team looks ahead to another promising campaign with four new starters. Late Night will include basketball skills challenges, dances and fun while culminating in the team's Blue/White intrasquad scrimmage.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m, and admission is free. The event will begin at 8 p.

  • Pack Insider: J. Cole Wears NC State Baseball Jersey in New Music Video

    Rapper J. Cole released the music video to his new song "Under the Sun" yesterday, and he is wearing an NC State baseball jersey in it. Cole, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been a frequent visitor at NC State since Dennis Smith Jr. came to Raleigh in 2016. He attended quite a few of Smith's games in PNC Arena.

    Since then, Cole has continued to come back to Raleigh, and has played quite a few games of pick-up basketball in the Dail Center.

    You can buy the jersey that J Cole is wearing online at the Red and White Shop, but currently every size is sold out besides 3XL.

    Rapper J. Cole released the music video to his new song "Under the Sun" yesterday, and he is wearing an NC State baseball jersey in it. Cole, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been a frequent visitor at NC State since Dennis Smith Jr. came to Raleigh in 2016. He attended quite a few of Smith's games in PNC Arena.

    Since then, Cole has continued to come back to Raleigh, and has played quite a few games of pick-up basketball in the Dail Center.

    You can buy the jersey that J Cole is wearing online at the Red and White Shop, but currently every size is sold out besides 3XL.

  • @DukeNCAAB • 18h

    Fansided: Duke basketball: Forecast calls for commitments to flood Durham

    Final predictions from Evan Daniels, who is batting 25-for-25 inside the 2020 Crystal Ball, almost always signal an announcement is close at hand. Therefore, the 247Sports recruiting insider's latest two picks for Duke basketball targets point to a booming class on the horizon in Durham.

    At the beginning of September, a couple of days after Trinity Episcopal School (Va.) power forward Henry Coleman returned from his official visit to Duke, Daniels put his chips on the Blue Devils to land the 6-foot-7, 220-pound four-star.

    ALSO READ: Visit leaves a key Duke recruit with grand visions

    On Monday, Coleman set an announcement date: Sept.

    Final predictions from Evan Daniels, who is batting 25-for-25 inside the 2020 Crystal Ball, almost always signal an announcement is close at hand. Therefore, the 247Sports recruiting insider's latest two picks for Duke basketball targets point to a booming class on the horizon in Durham.

    At the beginning of September, a couple of days after Trinity Episcopal School (Va.) power forward Henry Coleman returned from his official visit to Duke, Daniels put his chips on the Blue Devils to land the 6-foot-7, 220-pound four-star.

    ALSO READ: Visit leaves a key Duke recruit with grand visions

    On Monday, Coleman set an announcement date: Sept.

  • Fansided: Louisville basketball: 3 goals for Jordan Nwora entering 2019-2020 season

    We already know he Louisville basketball rising junior Jordan Nwora is pro-ready. At this point, just about everyone does. The 6'8" Buffalo, New York product spurned the NBA draft in favor of returning to be a Cardinal this past summer and is looking to take the next step into his potential by leading Louisville on a deep run into the post-season.

    As a fanbase, we have seen Nwora emerge as a top talent not only on the Louisville team and throughout the ACC, but heading into this season he is regarded as one of the best players in the country.

    We already know he Louisville basketball rising junior Jordan Nwora is pro-ready. At this point, just about everyone does. The 6'8" Buffalo, New York product spurned the NBA draft in favor of returning to be a Cardinal this past summer and is looking to take the next step into his potential by leading Louisville on a deep run into the post-season.

    As a fanbase, we have seen Nwora emerge as a top talent not only on the Louisville team and throughout the ACC, but heading into this season he is regarded as one of the best players in the country.

  • @UNCNCAAB • 1d

    Tar Heel Times: Brandon Robinson Ready to Lead

    Brandon Robinson enters the 2019-20 college basketball season as North Carolina's lone scholarship senior on Roy Williams' 17th Tar Heel squad in Chapel Hill. With the departure of UNC's top five scorers from a season ago, as well as the addition of six new Tar Heels to the roster, the team's need for a leader is unlike any other in recent memory. (Inside Carolina)

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    Late Night With Roy Details Announced
    Tuesday September 17, 2019

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    Draft Notes: Leaky Black, The Non-Sleepy Sleeper
    Monday September 16, 2019

    UNC Basketball Summer Preview: Christian Keeling
    Monday September 16, 2019

    Nike Adds Gold Tab To College Basketball Uniforms To Denote National Championships
    Monday September 16, 2019

    Brandon Robinson enters the 2019-20 college basketball season as North Carolina's lone scholarship senior on Roy Williams' 17th Tar Heel squad in Chapel Hill. With the departure of UNC's top five scorers from a season ago, as well as the addition of six new Tar Heels to the roster, the team's need for a leader is unlike any other in recent memory. (Inside Carolina)

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    Late Night With Roy Details Announced
    Tuesday September 17, 2019

    Carolina Insider Podcast: Dante Calabria, Wake Forest recap, more on the "TBA" basketball schedule
    Tuesday September 17, 2019

    Draft Notes: Leaky Black, The Non-Sleepy Sleeper
    Monday September 16, 2019

    UNC Basketball Summer Preview: Christian Keeling
    Monday September 16, 2019

    Nike Adds Gold Tab To College Basketball Uniforms To Denote National Championships
    Monday September 16, 2019

  • @DukeNCAAB • 1d

    Fansided: Duke basketball: Blue Devils add tantalizing five-star to targets

    On Monday, Sandy Creek (Ga.) five-star Jabari Smith Jr. became the latest prospect to attract the Duke basketball staff to his high school, per 247Sports' John Watson. And the 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward, who ranks No. 5 on the 2021 Composite, is not the first from his bloodline to wear the "potential megastar" tag.

    Sure, Smith's namesake was a force down low for LSU (1998-00) and a second-round pick who lasted five years in the league. But his dad's cousin is the guy who drew enough hype in high school to fool Michael Jordan into taking him first overall at the 2001 NBA Draft -- yes, Kwame Brown, the 6-foot-11 center who was ill-prepared for the big show and later represented one of the top arguments for the one-and-done rule.

    On Monday, Sandy Creek (Ga.) five-star Jabari Smith Jr. became the latest prospect to attract the Duke basketball staff to his high school, per 247Sports' John Watson. And the 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward, who ranks No. 5 on the 2021 Composite, is not the first from his bloodline to wear the "potential megastar" tag.

    Sure, Smith's namesake was a force down low for LSU (1998-00) and a second-round pick who lasted five years in the league. But his dad's cousin is the guy who drew enough hype in high school to fool Michael Jordan into taking him first overall at the 2001 NBA Draft -- yes, Kwame Brown, the 6-foot-11 center who was ill-prepared for the big show and later represented one of the top arguments for the one-and-done rule.

  • @UNCNCAAB • 2d

    Fansided: UNC Basketball: Jawad Williams relives intimate moments with UNC

    There's just something about the University of North Carolina that keeps their players returning. Whether it's the comfort of home, stability or the familiar faces, its undeniable that the word "family" holds some serious weight around the basketball program. But how deep does that word really go? Is it something that's simply portrayed for the media? According to Jawad Williams, it's the real deal.

    14 years removed from UNC-CH, Jawad Williams is still a familiar face around the Dean Dome. He practices there faithfully when he returns home from his overseas adventures of playing professional basketball. During his summers spent around the campus, Williams makes sure to provide mentorship, challenges incoming players and welcomes them into the Carolina bond.

    There's just something about the University of North Carolina that keeps their players returning. Whether it's the comfort of home, stability or the familiar faces, its undeniable that the word "family" holds some serious weight around the basketball program. But how deep does that word really go? Is it something that's simply portrayed for the media? According to Jawad Williams, it's the real deal.

    14 years removed from UNC-CH, Jawad Williams is still a familiar face around the Dean Dome. He practices there faithfully when he returns home from his overseas adventures of playing professional basketball. During his summers spent around the campus, Williams makes sure to provide mentorship, challenges incoming players and welcomes them into the Carolina bond.

  • Pack Insider: Tip-Off Times Set for Most of NC State's 2019-20 ACC Slate

    Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State's Men's Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

    Duke
    Louisville
    UNC
    UVA
    NC State
    FSU
    Notre Dame
    Miami
    Syracuse
    Georgia Tech
    Clemson
    Boston College
    Wake Forest
    Pittsburgh
    Virginia Tech

    Here's a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

    Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
    Redshirt Junior D.

    Athlon released their 2019-20 College Basketball preview, and they predict that NC State's Men's Basketball team will finish 5th in the ACC this season.

    Duke
    Louisville
    UNC
    UVA
    NC State
    FSU
    Notre Dame
    Miami
    Syracuse
    Georgia Tech
    Clemson
    Boston College
    Wake Forest
    Pittsburgh
    Virginia Tech

    Here's a rundown of what they had to say about the Wolfpack.

    Returning 6 of top 7 scorers from last year
    Redshirt Junior D.

  • @UVANCAAB • 2d

    Streaking The Lawn: Bryce Perkins, Joe Reed recognized

    In football news, the team released their updated depth chart, as per usual, on Monday, while fans across the country voted Virginia as the nation's No. 23 program in the latest SB Nation FanPulse Poll. Tony Bennett also made a vintage Tony Bennett move yesterday, when instead of accepting a raise - something head coaches ordinarily do - he declined it, asking for the funds to go towards the rest of his coaching staff and the program as a substitute. Along with his wife, Bennett also co-pledged $500,000 to a career-development program that plans to assist UVA men's basketball players of past and present.

    In football news, the team released their updated depth chart, as per usual, on Monday, while fans across the country voted Virginia as the nation's No. 23 program in the latest SB Nation FanPulse Poll. Tony Bennett also made a vintage Tony Bennett move yesterday, when instead of accepting a raise - something head coaches ordinarily do - he declined it, asking for the funds to go towards the rest of his coaching staff and the program as a substitute. Along with his wife, Bennett also co-pledged $500,000 to a career-development program that plans to assist UVA men's basketball players of past and present.

  • @DukeNCAAB • 2d

    Fansided: Duke basketball: Prediction proving true for next Blue Devils commit

    Trinity Episcopal School (Va.) power forward Henry Coleman was at his father's alma mater, Virginia Tech, last weekend. Two weeks prior, on the same day the Duke basketball staff began hosting the 6-foot-7, 220-pound four-star for his only other official visit, this site offered the following forecast:

    "Ball Durham now officially predicts Coleman to commit to Duke by the end of September."

    So far, so good. Coleman tweeted on Monday his plan to announce his college choice on Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. EST from his high school. Of course, the college-choice part of the above prediction proving true would be most vital for a program that may have as few as zero returning big men on its 2020-21 roster.

    Trinity Episcopal School (Va.) power forward Henry Coleman was at his father's alma mater, Virginia Tech, last weekend. Two weeks prior, on the same day the Duke basketball staff began hosting the 6-foot-7, 220-pound four-star for his only other official visit, this site offered the following forecast:

    "Ball Durham now officially predicts Coleman to commit to Duke by the end of September."

    So far, so good. Coleman tweeted on Monday his plan to announce his college choice on Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. EST from his high school. Of course, the college-choice part of the above prediction proving true would be most vital for a program that may have as few as zero returning big men on its 2020-21 roster.

  • @UVANCAAB • 2d

    Streaking The Lawn: Tony Bennett Declines Raise and Donates to UVa Instead

    National Champion. Two time ACC Tournament Champion. Two time National Coach of the Year.

    On Sunday, UVa's Jeff White published a piece on Tony Bennett that reported the obvious: after winning the first NCAA National Championship in program history, athletics director Carla Williams and UVa President Jim Ryan discussed re-working Bennett's contract to include a well deserved raise.

    He declined the raise.

    Instead, Bennett asked Williams to provide raises to his staff while adding another year to his current contract, which will now have seven years remaining.

    To put the cherry on top, Bennett and his wife Laurel have pledged $500,000 toward a career-development program started to assist current and former UVa men's basketball players as they go pro in something other than sports.

    National Champion. Two time ACC Tournament Champion. Two time National Coach of the Year.

    On Sunday, UVa's Jeff White published a piece on Tony Bennett that reported the obvious: after winning the first NCAA National Championship in program history, athletics director Carla Williams and UVa President Jim Ryan discussed re-working Bennett's contract to include a well deserved raise.

    He declined the raise.

    Instead, Bennett asked Williams to provide raises to his staff while adding another year to his current contract, which will now have seven years remaining.

    To put the cherry on top, Bennett and his wife Laurel have pledged $500,000 toward a career-development program started to assist current and former UVa men's basketball players as they go pro in something other than sports.

  • @UNCNCAAB • 2d

    Tar Heel Times: Draft Notes: Leaky Black, The Non-Sleepy Sleeper

    This will be a short one. It will be a short one about Leaky Black, the 6-foot-7 185 pound do-everything guard/forward on UNC. He's somewhat overlooked right now, perhaps because last year he didn't play a lot of minutes. However, at a certain point, probably this year depending on how things go, he's likely to gain the rep as one of the NBA Draft's sleepers. (The Stepien)

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    Michael Jordan selling large chunk of Charlotte Hornets; won't give up majority control
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    This will be a short one. It will be a short one about Leaky Black, the 6-foot-7 185 pound do-everything guard/forward on UNC. He's somewhat overlooked right now, perhaps because last year he didn't play a lot of minutes. However, at a certain point, probably this year depending on how things go, he's likely to gain the rep as one of the NBA Draft's sleepers. (The Stepien)

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  • Northern Star: Men's soccer notches its first win of the season

    DeKALB -- The Huskies have a reason to celebrate after earning their first win of the season. A hot first half carried the Huskies to an impressive 2-1 victory against Bradley University.

    With over 30 minutes passing in a physical first half, the Huskies were able to score their first goal courtesy of senior forward Jan Maertins. Maertins hit in a laser shot after receiving a pass from sophomore forward Nick Markanich. The Huskies kept attacking the goal, shooting five shots, including a second goal.

    Two minutes after the first goal, Nick scored the second of the match, after receiving a pass in the box from his twin brother, sophomore defender Anthony Markanich.

    DeKALB -- The Huskies have a reason to celebrate after earning their first win of the season. A hot first half carried the Huskies to an impressive 2-1 victory against Bradley University.

    With over 30 minutes passing in a physical first half, the Huskies were able to score their first goal courtesy of senior forward Jan Maertins. Maertins hit in a laser shot after receiving a pass from sophomore forward Nick Markanich. The Huskies kept attacking the goal, shooting five shots, including a second goal.

    Two minutes after the first goal, Nick scored the second of the match, after receiving a pass in the box from his twin brother, sophomore defender Anthony Markanich.