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NC State details its response to federal basketball probe
N.C. State released a timeline Tuesday detailing its response to the federal probe into college basketball, including what ties the school's basketball program and former hoops standout Dennis Smith Jr. may have to the ongoing investigation. Chancellor Randy Woodson said NC State has worked "proactively" to search for and report relevant information.
Duke, Kentucky and the limits of one-and-done rosters
One of the most peculiar aspects of college basketball also happens to be one of its most prominent features. Duke and Kentucky are programs everyone talks about, and teams that, almost without exception, recruit better than other "brands" nationally. Yet, to an extent, the Blue Devils and the Wildcats appear trapped under a one-and-done ceiling on performance.
Oklahoma wing Kameron McGusty transferring to Miami
Oklahoma’s Kameron McGusty will transfer to Miami after spending the last two seasons with the Sooners. McGusty had a promising freshman season for Oklahoma in 2016-17 when he averaged 10.9 points, but saw his role and production decline in a sophomore season. The 6-foot-5 guard shot 42.3 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point range.
Former Duke coaching legend, NC State guard Vic Bubas dies at age 91
Former Duke men's basketball coach Vic Bubas has died, a Duke University spokesman told WRAL Monday afternoon. Bubas, who played and coached at North Carolina State before taking the Duke job in 1959, was 91. Bubas, a native of Gary, Indiana, traveled from Raleigh to Durham in 1959 to take the Duke job after playing and coaching for NC State's Everett Case.
Media Musings: Inside Inside Carolina
The future for the newspaper industry is gloomy as companies focuses on growing digital revenue, knowing that it’s only a matter of time before print dies. Although Inside Carolina’s business model is vastly different, the website has shown that there can be profitable life after print. The last of its monthly magazines was printed in 2015 after 13 years.
Duke's Wendell Carter declares for NBA Draft
Add another one-and-done from Duke. Forward Wendell Carter Jr. on Monday announced that he will join teammates and classmates Marvin Bagley III, Trevon Duval and Gary Trent Jr. in the 2018 NBA Draft. A second-team All-ACC selection and an NABC All-District pick, Carter finished his freshman season second on the team in rebounding at 9.1 per game.
Former NC State center Omer Yurtseven signs with Georgetown
N.C. State transfer Omer Yurtseven signed scholarship papers with Georgetown, a source tells 247Sports. Yurtseven, a 7-foot, 245-pound center from Istanbul, Turkey, played two seasons at N.C. State, before announcing he would transfer on March 21st. When Yurtseven announced his transfer it was noted that he would also consider professional options.
Louisville basketball's Deng Adel to hire an agent, keep his name in NBA draft
Deng Adel will skip his senior year of college, hire an agent and keep his name in the NBA draft pool. The 6-foot-7 junior wing led Louisville in scoring this past season, averaging 15 points per game for the Cardinals, but his departure comes as no surprise to the program. The 21-year-old called it his "lifelong dream" to be a professional basketball player.
Andre Ingram Is The NBA's Best Story
It took Andre Ingram 10 years and 384 games in the minors and overseas, never making more than $30,000 a year, and working as a math tutor to make ends meet. Last week, finally, after all of that, in a game that didn’t matter yet ended up mattering very much to him and to anyone with a heart, Andre Ingram played in an NBA game. And he fired away.
'My son is a Masters champion': Patrick Reed's estranged family endures a complex mix of emotions
Bill and Jeannette Reed and their daughter Hannah were not welcome at Augusta National. Patrick has made that much clear, the final twist of the knife in an estrangement that dates to 2012. So the Reeds gathered at the house their son lived in while leading Augusta State to two national championships. Memorabilia from his playing career is still scattered about.
Wyoming transfer Anthony Mack commits to Miami
Wyoming transfer Anthony Mack committed to Miami on Saturday. Mack, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Blair Academy, sat out as a medical redshirt last year after dealing with concussion issues. Mack is hopeful that he will be eligible right away. Mack committed to the Hurricanes while on his official visit to campus. It’s the only visit Mack took since he announced he was leaving Wyoming.
Michigan loses big man Moe Wagner to 2018 NBA Draft
Michigan big man Moe Wagner is heading to the NBA Draft and signing with an agent. The 6-foot-11 German just completed his junior season with the Wolverines as he helped the team to the national championship game. Wagner put up 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while also shooting 39 percent from three-point range in his last two seasons.
Gene Chizik hilariously photobombs his kids’ prom picture, again
Former Auburn and UNC football coach Gene Chizik is known for many things. He won a national championship at Auburn. He also had a legendary photobomb of his daughter’s prom picture. And Chizik was at it again Saturday. On Saturday night, Chizik’s daughter posted a picture of her dad giving the thumbs up in the background of his son’s prom photo.
Highlights and lowlights from the 2017-18 college basketball season
College basketball had one of its most notable, if not notorious, seasons in history. A dominant team winning a second title in three years, a federal investigation looming over the sport, a number of coaches who've managed to hold on to their jobs, and a historic season by a freshman who still somehow managed to wind up as a disappointment in the eyes of many.
NCAA approves rule aimed at decreasing kickoff returns
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved altering football’s kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback. The Football Rules Committee made the proposal to increase the number of touchbacks during kickoffs since fewer injuries occur during kickoffs that result in touchbacks than on kickoffs that are returned.