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Featuring Bob Huggins and Xavier fans agreeing and two big programs using Team USA to recruit.

A basketball coach, not a Mafia don. I think.
A basketball coach, not a Mafia don. I think.
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Camp Thunderbird counselor, Wofford College basketball player drowns in Lake Wylie | The Herald
Most tragedy comes with a reminder and this one is no exception. If you don't know what the water is like or you aren't a strong swimmer, don't take chances. Unfortunately, this young man lost his life because of one mistake.

Bob Huggins doesn't like the new rule changes in college hoops -
It's weird to find myself in agreement with Bob Huggins, but this sentiment "I thought we had a great game," Huggins said. "I don't know why we're doing what we're doing," is spot on. Click through to read what Huggins thinks about the loss of five seconds, but he's echoing what pretty much every intelligent commentator has said about the change.

Syracuse Orange pick Boise State's Mark Coyle as athletic director
Hiring a sycophant to supposedly manage Jim Boeheim is an interesting decision, but integrity is clearly not high on the list at Syracuse. The program is on its way to becoming a shell of what it once was, but don't tell Mark Coyle that.

Jamal Murray's recruiting choice decides where the last 5-star recruit lands for next season -
This article is interesting mostly for the fact that this may be the first time that Oregon has beaten UK to a recruit. Murray isn't a perfect fit for the Wildcats, but that doesn't change the fact that it currently looks like he's spurned John Calipari's money for a chance to play in yellow/black/green/chrome/silver and brown.

The future of USA Basketball will be on display with the new U19 team -
Featuring recruiting via the international teams! Sure, it's all above board, how could it not be with Sean Miller and Coach K involved?