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Photo: Sporting News Duke has no plans to shut down Zion Williamson after the freshman sensation suffered a knee injury earlier this week, according to coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils coach explained Saturday after his team topped Syracuse, 75-65, that he hasn’t had any conversations with Williamson or his family about ending the forward’s collegiate […]

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Way-too-early preseason rankings have been out since before the national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, but there’s still much to sort out with the national landscape of the 2018-19 season. We’re still about two weeks away from the early-entry deadline, although the NBA draft combine will help sort out some of the guys who […]

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In a development that hints at further expansion of the investigation into the underbelly of college basketball, federal paperwork released on Friday afternoon shows that a prominent grassroots team director in Massachusetts has cooperated with federal officials in the ongoing case. T.J. Gassnola, who ran the Adidas-sponsored New England Playaz and served as a consultant […]

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JEFF CAPEL HIRED AT PITTSBURGH-CHRIS MACK HIRED AT LOUISVILLE

Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, writes the Duke assistant many thought might be Mike Krzyzewski’s successor isn’t waiting around for the legendary Blue Devils coach to retire. Jeff Capel has instead accepted an offer to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Eisenberg, The Dagger, also writes Texas-Arlington fired Scott Cross after 12 seasons, […]

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DAN HURLEY LEAVES RHODE ISLAND MOVES ON TO UCONN

Kyle Newport writes after leading the Rhode Island Rams to the second round in the 2018 NCAA tournament, Dan Hurley has accepted the head-coaching job at the University of Connecticut. Jeff Borzello from ESPN writes David Padgett, who served as Louisville’s interim coach after Rick Pitino was fired, will not be retained as head coach. Neil Greenberg writes […]

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John Marshall (AP Basketball Writer) writes that University of Virginia solidifies the #1 spot in the latest NCAA D-I basketball poll. Xavier moves to #3. Jeff Borzello (ESPN Staff Writer) writes after Virginia there is a lot of uncertainty.  According to Tom Green of AL.com, Auburn self-reported to its own compliance department the fact Florida fans threw […]