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LeBron provides scholarships, Creighton gets young, Marquette hits Europe

Plus other stuff, obviously.

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LeBron James to provide college scholarships for inner-city children | The Sporting News
The Decision is always going to be fodder for those people who choose to hate LeBron, but he's doing a lot of good in the community. Public school students under his mentorship - it's not clear exactly what that entails - will be eligible to earn a full ride to Akron as long as they keep their grades up and meet service requirements. This is pretty doggone generous.

For whatever that's worth.

How Steve Wojciechowski is prepping Marquette for a foreign tour, Year 2 |
The Golden Eagles are on a preseason tour of Italy as we speak. Buzz Williams left the program in a pretty sorry condition, but Wojowhatever is making strides towards getting them back on track. Preseason tours are always fun, too. Also, DePaul is also on a tour and is getting destroyed.

Candid Coaches: Which NCAA player would you take over all others? |
CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie spent the July evaluation period at various NCAA-sanctioned events, where they talked with coaches from all levels. They asked for honest opinions on players, coaches and issues in the sport. This is what they had to say about the best players in D1 basketball.

New GoXavier.Com Rolling Out on August 14 |
"Xavier University Athletics will roll out a new on August 14 with its new digital media partner SIDEARM Sports. The new official Xavier Athletics web site will offer a more functional design with easier navigation, while offering a more visually appealing presentation for Xavier's 18 intercollegiate sports."