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In a couple weeks, the NCAA’s “independent” commission, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, is scheduled to offer recommendations on the future of college basketball. While Rice has not revealed any hints at what the committee is thinking, much of the rhetoric from college sports leaders has pushed the blame on other entities: shoe companies, agents, the NBA age minimum. By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports
Prentiss Nixon, Colorado State’s leading scorer, hopes to return soon from ankle sprain. Colorado State point guard transfer Prentiss Nixon has received an Iowa State offer and will take an official visit to Ames on April 22-24, he confirmed to the Register. By Des Moines Register
Kentucky freshman Hamidou Diallo announced Monday that he will enter his name into the 2018 NBA Draft. It’s the second time in as many seasons he’ll have done so, though this time he says he intends to sign with an agent. By Kyle Boone
Louisville, Miami, Kansas and NC State (each one an Adidas school) were named in Tuesday’s superseding indictment — the government’s new charges may have dragged another school, and apparel giant, into the picture: Maryland and Under Armour. By Matt Norlandercrowded the room of interested parties, , which it could be argued is the most prominent basketball partner for Adidas. But while Adidas is at the center of the probe —
North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall. By AP
Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com. Each week I’ll write about the sport I love, college basketball.