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Updated Big Ten basketball 2023 team recruiting rankings, early August

Updated Big Ten basketball 2023 team recruiting rankings, early August

Everyone is gearing up for the start of the college football season, but we can’t forget about hoops either at a place like Ohio State where both sports have significant history. While football turns on the television sets and pays the bills in a place like Columbus, OSU has had an arguably better basketball history …

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How Wisconsin basketball performed in their Paris opener

How Wisconsin basketball performed in their Paris opener

The Badgers are taking advantage of college basketball’s four-year travel rule as Wisconsin is spending the week in France preparing for the 2022-23 season. Every four years, a program is allowed to take an international trip that is usually filled with scrimmages, sightseeing, and team bonding. The Badgers got off to a winning start against …

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It’s John Calipari vs.  Mark Stoops after the Kentucky basketball coach steps in it

It’s John Calipari vs. Mark Stoops after the Kentucky basketball coach steps in it

On Dec. 9, 2011, John Calipari held a press conference in Lexington, Ky. Very few people would remember it. Pregame press conferences are not particularly noteworthy events in the best of times; they are especially unmemorable when the game that follows them is a classic, when it is spiked by a finish for the ages. …

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Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe set to earn 0,000 during team’s trip to the Bahamas

Kentucky star Oscar Tshiebwe set to earn $500,000 during team’s trip to the Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are in the middle of a slate of preseason exhibition games in the Bahamas, but Oscar Tshiebwe is not lounging on the beach during his free time. The reigning National Player of the Year is using his time wisely and is expected to earn around $500,000 this week, The Athletic reported. This …

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Kentucky vs.  Gonzaga: Why John Calipari must green-light The Kennel as host of matchup in 2022-23 season

Kentucky vs. Gonzaga: Why John Calipari must green-light The Kennel as host of matchup in 2022-23 season

The Kentucky men’s basketball program held a quickly-put-together telethon on Tuesday night that coach John Calipari tweeted Wednesday morning raised nearly $3 million to help communities in the state devastated by flooding that has killed more than three dozen people. That’s the big and awesome headline. But a secondary story also emerged from the event: …

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UConn men’s basketball Joey Calcaterra may be team’s best shooter

UConn men’s basketball Joey Calcaterra may be team’s best shooter

SOUTHPORT — As Kimani Young introduced each UConn men’s basketball player to campers at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club on Monday morning, he offered an interesting tidbit when Joey Calcaterra stepped forward. “He is by far,” Young said of the recent transfer from San Diego, “the best shooter we have right now.” As he …

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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs new deal making him ‘Spartan for life’

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs new deal making him ‘Spartan for life’

Tom Izzo isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Michigan State basketball’s Hall of Fame head coach agreed to a new contract Thursday that will keep him on the bench as “a Spartan for life,” as he promised in 2010. It also will make him the second highest-paid coach in college basketball, a deal worth nearly $6 …

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If Maryland basketball’s going to dance again next season, it’ll need to prove this wrong

If Maryland basketball’s going to dance again next season, it’ll need to prove this wrong

If Maryland basketball is going to get back to the NCAA Tournament after a one-season absence, Kevin Willard’s team will have to surpass media expectations. College hoops guru Jon Rothstein released his College Hoops Today power rankings for the Big Ten, ranking the Terps 10th in the conference: 10.MarylandProjected Starting 5:G Jahmir YoungG Donald CareyF …

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Gonzaga basketball roster: Starting lineup prediction, bench rotation, depth outlook for 2022-23 season

Gonzaga basketball roster: Starting lineup prediction, bench rotation, depth outlook for 2022-23 season

After two straight seasons with one-and-done freshmen stars on the roster in Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga is returning to something a little more familiar for the 2022-23 season. While there is still plenty of talent on the roster, including senior star Drew Timme, this version of the Bulldogs won’t be defined externally by …

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The March Madness auto-bids debate: Killing Cinderella would be a losing strategy all around

The March Madness auto-bids debate: Killing Cinderella would be a losing strategy all around

There have been a handful of conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances from FGCU since we all were introduced to “Dunk City” back in 2013. So it would be inaccurate, perhaps even mean, to say that nothing of basketball consequence has come from Florida Gulf Coast University since that delirious march through March nearly …

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