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Wesley Yates, No. 37 in ESPN 100, becomes Washington's first 2023 commit

Wesley Yates, No. 37 in ESPN 100, becomes Washington’s first 2023 commit

1:16 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Top-40 recruit Wesley Yates committed …

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Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway did not violate NCAA rules in providing benefits to prospective student-athletes

Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway did not violate NCAA rules in providing benefits to prospective student-athletes

Sep 27, 2022 Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. An Independent Accountability Resolution Process hearing panel concluded that Memphis Tigers …

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The challenges of Jim Boeheim's inevitable retirement from Syracuse college basketball

The challenges of Jim Boeheim’s inevitable retirement from Syracuse college basketball

SYRACUSE, NY — When Jim Boeheim gets hungry after home games, he picks up the phone and calls his favorite restaurant, Saint Urban, which always agrees to stay open late until he arrives. If the Syracuse Orange are on a hot streak, Boeheim will delay his arrival, to enjoy the festive moment and mingle with …

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Dick Vitale - I'm healed and excited to watch these six teams that missed the Big Dance last season

Dick Vitale – I’m healed and excited to watch these six teams that missed the Big Dance last season

I recently received some good news: My throat has healed. I am looking forward to calling games this season, and I cannot wait for the season to start. I’ve decided to look at my super six teams that didn’t go dancing last season. I feel that their fans have more reason to be enthusiastic. I …

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Former high school basketball star Emoni Bates arrested after gun found in car he was driving

Former high school basketball star Emoni Bates arrested after gun found in car he was driving

12:45 PM ET Pete Thamel Myron Medcalf Close ESPN Staff Writer college basketball covers Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Emoni Bates, a former high school star who transferred from Memphis to Eastern Michigan this summer, was arrested Sunday night about two miles from campus in Superior Township, Michigan, after sheriff’s …

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From the Cavinder twins to Kendric Davis, the transfers who should cash in big in college basketball

From the Cavinder twins to Kendric Davis, the transfers who should cash in big in college basketball

The name, image, likeness (NIL) world has changed the college basketball landscape. Top recruits and elite players have already earned significant sums — sometimes seven figures — in just the first year of this new era. The rapid change has also prompted top leaders to push for more NIL opportunities on behalf of their athletes. …

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College basketball's most marketable players, starting with Aliyah Boston and Drew Timme

College basketball’s most marketable players, starting with Aliyah Boston and Drew Timme

In July 2021, name, image and likeness (NIL) rules and laws opened the door for college athletes to make money for the first time. It did not take long for them, or brands, to capitalize. The past year, however, has also demonstrated swift changes in the NIL market. Yes, the biggest names remain the most …

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Rivalry aside - North Carolina Gov.  Roy Cooper, a UNC alum, honors Duke's Mike Krzyzewski

Rivalry aside – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a UNC alum, honors Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

RALEIGH, NC — Setting aside the heated college basketball rivalry, recently retired Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski was honored Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper — a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina — with the state’s highest honor. Eschewing his favored Tar Heel blue tie for a darker Duke hue, Cooper held a …

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