Pittsburgh Basketball: Evaluating Panthers’ Non-Conference Schedule

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In its first year without Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh won’t face many tests in non-conference play. The Panthers have already beaten Indiana in an exhibition — the one in Pennsylvania, though. Not the Hoosiers, ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25. […]

Ashton Pankey Ineligible: How NCAA Decision Affects Manhattan, MAAC


Earlier today, Iona announced that the NCAA had deemed Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge eligible immediately, granting his hardship waiver. Manhattan‘s Ashton Pankey, a 6-foot-9 Maryland transfer, learned hours later that the NCAA denied his waiver. Steve Masiello said Manhattan […]

Tavon Sledge Eligible: How NCAA Decision Affects Iona, MAAC


Just after 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, the Iona athletics department tweeted that Tavon Sledge, a transfer from Iowa State, would be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. Sledge played sparingly — to be generous — as a freshman under Fred […]

Peyton Siva and Big East’s Top 5 Point Guards

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Binghamton Faces Latest Bad Publicity With Player Arrests


On Monday afternoon, the Binghamton athletic department released a statement that Jordan Reed and Javon Ralling had been arrested for disorderly conduct over the weekend. Ralling had also been charged with resisting arrest, and as per university protocol, the two […]

College Basketball Preview: Top 15 Seniors

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Pittsburgh Point Guard Tray Woodall Still Experiencing Discomfort


This statement could be premature, but the addition of freshman point guard James Robinson could be the most important roster change for Jamie Dixon and the Pittsburgh Panthers. A true floor general, Robinson could be asked to occasionally — maybe […]

Jim Calhoun: Ex-UConn Coach to Remain Involved With Program


Did anyone really expect Jim Calhoun to retire and immediately disappear from the scene of UConn basketball? If you did, you’ve already been proven wrong, as the Hall of Fame coach announced at a local chamber of commerce breakfast in […]

Big East Player to Watch: Russ Smith (Louisville)


Rick Pitino loves Russ Smith so much that he named a horse after his guard. The coach’s obsession with the player is not ungrounded, of course. Smith averaged 11.5 points and 2.2 steals per game as a sophomore, leading Louisville […]

Arsalan Kazemi Transfers to Oregon, Will Seek Hardship Waiver

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Oregon benefited from Waverly Austin’s ineligibility at South Florida to land the 6-foot-11 JUCO transfer a few weeks ago. Now the Ducks have potentially bolstered their frontcourt for 2012-13, as Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi enrolled for the school’s fall quarter […]

St. John’s Non-Conference Schedule Lacks Strength


As it stands right now, any non-conference loss would be a bad loss for St. John’s in 2012-13. Things can obviously change between now and December — a team could surprise and be better than expected — but the Johnnies’ schedule is […]