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Jahlil Okafor
A year after Duke had one of the most versatile players in the country in No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils will have a different kind of stud freshman who seems destined for a high draft pick.Jahlil Okafor won’t be the jack-...
David Fox
1 day ago
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Rodney Purvis
Until recent months, the No. 1 name atop the list of top freshmen in the American Athletic Conference would have been clear. SMU’s Emmanuel Mudiay may have been the top freshman in the country.The Mustangs may still be an NCAA Tournament team...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Arizona has restored its spot atop the Pac-12 thanks to back-to-back signing classes headlined by major recruits. The trend should continue. Aaron Gordon spent one season surrounded by veterans last season. Now, Stanley Johnson will do the...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Bill Self
How does Kansas keep winning the Big 12 regular season title year after year? For starters, take a look at two of the top three newcomers in the league for 2014-15.In a season after the Jayhawks lost Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid to the top three...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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Even in a year when Kentucky will have an uncharacteristically veteran team, the Wildcats will feature some of the top freshmen in the SEC.Karl Towns, Tyler Ulis and Trey Lyles all could be impact players in the league for Kentucky even as they...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
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The Big East perhaps would like to say that help is on the way. The league produced four NCAA teams in its new alignment. And while the league had the national player of the year in Doug McDermott, no team made it to the Sweet 16.Reinforcements,...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
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Angel Rodriguez
The ACC may again be the home of the nation’s top freshman, only this time, there may be little room for debate.Duke’s Jabari Parker and Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis took turns as the nation’s most decorated freshman. At the same...
David Fox
4 weeks ago
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The top programs in the Big Ten, for the most part, take a more traditional route for building rosters. Sign high school players and develop them into veterans.Sure, there are outliers. Ohio State pulls five-star recruits as well as any program in...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Funniest Moments from the 2014 NBA Draft
As soon as Commissioner Adam Silver tipped off the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the hilarity was on a fast-break pace. ESPN’s crew was highlighted by pro’s pro Reece Davis, length-loving Jay Bilas and the hot-and-heavy...
Nathan Rush
1 month ago
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Rasheed Sulaimon
College basketball coaches have known for several months the rosters spots they’d have to refill. For many, NBA draft day only reinforced that some of the replacement players are true replacements in name only.Creighton likely won’t...
David Fox
1 month ago
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NBA Draft Rumors and Predictions That Should Actually Happen
The 2014 NBA Draft tips off Thursday, June 26. But before Commissioner Adam Silver receives his annual standing ovation — in what will be his first draft since taking over the top spot from David Stern — there will be plenty of rumor-...
Nathan Rush
1 month ago
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The foot injury to Joel Embiid has shuffled the deck atop the NBA Draft, setting up the potential for a new No. 1 overall pick. Will it be Duke’s Jabari Parker or Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins?Lucky for us, we don’t have to weigh those...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Anthony Grant
The final spot in the 2014-15 coaching carousel was filled Wednesday when Marist hired a new basketball coach.With that bit of news in mind, let’s start taking a look at the next round of potential coaching changes. Yesterday, Athlon featured...
David Fox
2 months ago
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This season’s coaching carousel was a strange one. Names like Bruce Pearl, Kelvin Sampson, Buzz Williams and Ernie Kent took jobs at Auburn, Houston, Virginia Tech and Washington State.Jobs like that are usually reserved for coaches making...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Jim Boeheim
The days and weeks following the end of college basketball season can be an unfriendly time for coaches.There are draft early entries, regular transfers, graduate transfers, and, of course, the possibility that some coaches will be asked to look...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Mike Anderson
No program last season was more ascendant than UConn, even if the Huskies didn’t look the part until the final six games of the season.The Huskies were banned from the NCAA Tournament in 2013 due to low APR scores. They came back to go 12-6...
David Fox
2 months ago
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Buzz Williams
The coaching carousel is funny sometimes. Last season brought a few major job openings — chief among them, UCLA — but few big names moving to new jobs.This season seems to be the opposite. The names involved in the coaching carousel...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Bill Self
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge doesn’t have the long-standing status of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, but at least in 2014, the event could match in marquee games.We had a hard time picking between Texas-Kentucky and Florida-Kansas as the top game in...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Mike Krzyzewski
Never mind that the games won’t occur for another seven months. Three of the teams involved in the ACC-Big Ten challenge aren’t even officially in their new leagues.If, in some way, Virginia and Maryland played a basketball game today,...
David Fox
3 months ago
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John Calipari
The NBA draft early entry deadline has come and gone for college players. The last major recruit has picked his school. Transfers are starting to settle.In other words, teams are starting to have a better idea of their rosters for 2014-15.We last...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Willie Cauley-Stein
John Calipari likes to make a big deal of NBA Draft day. That’s with good reason. No current coach has quite the track record he does of ushering players from college to the draft.This year, the early entry deadline was reason for celebration...
David Fox
3 months ago
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As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
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Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
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When UCLA and Stephen F. Austin met in the Sweet 16, the game represented two of the success stories for first-year coaches.UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose hire received lukewarm reviews, advanced the Bruins to the second weekend of the NCAA...
David Fox
4 months ago

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