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The West Coast Conference extended the
contract of commissioner Jamie Zaninovich on Friday.
Debbie Black had never been a collegiate
head coach before, but as Eastern Illinois searched for a new women's
basketball coach, there was an impressive fact about her.
Director of Athletics, Bryan Hicks,
announced on Thursday the hiring of Semeka Randall as the new head women's
basketball coach at Alabama A&M University.
Josh Davis, formerly of Tulane, was added to
the San Diego State roster after the school granted him an Athletic Offer of
Penn State junior guard Jermaine
Marshall announced on Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season to
pursue a professional basketball career.
Although the Kansas Jayhawks lost all five
starters from their impressive 2012-13 squad, they seem to be the heavy
favorite to collect a 10th consecutive Big 12 Conference championship next
season after Tuesday's signing of prep phenom Andrew Wiggins.
Top high school recruit Andrew Wiggins
finally selected a school on Tuesday when he announced his intention to play
for the Kansas Jayhawks next season.
Davidson is heading to the Atlantic 10
Conference, joining the league in time for the 2014-15 basketball campaign.
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga has
named Will Wade as its new men's basketball coach.
The University of Alabama announced on
Saturday that the school has hired Kristy Curry to lead the women's basketball
Rutgers University admitted their mistake in
stating their new head men's basketball coach, Eddie Jordan, was an alumnus.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
announced on Thursday that the school has hired Jim Foster as the next
women's basketball head coach.
The Atlantic 10 Conference announced
Wednesday that Davidson will join the league for the 2014-15 season.
Former Davidson guard Stephen Curry's
journey to the NBA has altered the college basketball landscape more than
Former UNLV forward Anthony Bennett will undergo surgery
Wednesday to repair a torn left rotator cuff, according to multiple reports.
Ed Swanson, the Northeast Conference's
all-time winningest coach, has been tabbed to take over the women's basketball
program at William & Mary.
Tennessee junior point guard Trae Golden has
decided to transfer.
The national semifinal games of the men's NCAA
Tournament will be broadcast by TBS for the next two years.
Just two weeks after losing one of their
primary scorers from this past season, the Alabama Crimson Tide added Michael
Kessens, formerly of Longwood, via transfer.
It hasn't gotten nearly the same level of
attention as the Mike Rice case at Rutgers, but nonetheless there's a similar
issue slowly brewing with another college basketball program.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have added
some depth to their backcourt as former Robert Morris guard Coron Williams has
transferred to the school for the 2013-14 season.
Former Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez
has announced his decision to transfer to the University of Miami, according
to The Miami Herald.
Sophomore guard Eli Carter has decided to
leave the Rutgers men's basketball program to play for Billy Donovan's Florida
The one-and-done rule has had an
interesting effect on college basketball. While it has guided many top-caliber
players to school for a season to create a much deeper talent pool, they rarely
stick around for another year of unpaid labor.
American University named Mike Brennan
their new men's head basketball coach on Tuesday.
Mike Krzyzewski added a familiar face to his
coaching staff, announcing that former Duke All-American Jon Scheyer will
return to the Blue Devils as a special assistant for the 2013-14 campaign.
Rarely do college basketball players, at
least those that have the ability to reach the professional level, stay in
school for more than a year these days.
Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has
decided against entering the NBA Draft and will return to school for his
Miami-Florida sophomore guard Shane Larkin
has decided to enter the NBA Draft.
University of Colorado forward Andre
Roberson will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft.
Duquesne didn't look far to find its new
head women's basketball coach, promoting from within the program.
Fairleigh Dickinson has named Greg Herenda as
its new men's basketball coach.
UNC Asheville announced on Friday that the
school has hired Nick McDevitt to lead the men's basketball program.
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier is returning to
school for his senior season in 2013-14.
Miami-Florida sophomore guard Shane Larkin is set to make
an announcement about his playing future on Sunday, but a report has indicated
that he will enter the NBA Draft.
La Salle and head men's basketball coach
John Giannini have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.
Creighton's Doug McDermott has decided to return
to school for his senior year.