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  1. South Dakota State has a star, signature win

    Diamond Leung

    South Dakota State went to Washington to play in one of the most difficult road environments in the Pac-12 and won by 19 points. The Jackrabbits' star guard, Nate Wolters, drew comparisons to Jason Kidd and Steve Nash after the game from Huskies c...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  2. Oral Roberts wins game with a prayer

    Diamond Leung

    It was a game-winning shot so stunning that the Oral Roberts play-by-play man prematurely declared the start of overtime right before the ball went through the hoop. With the game tied, Oral Roberts big man Damen Bell-Holter stole a baseball inbou...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  3. Isiah Thomas brings NBA stars to campus

    Diamond Leung

    In support of Isiah Thomas, the Miami Heat's Big Three are coming to the Florida International campus to play. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will host the South Florida All-Star Classic, with proceeds going to the foundation in honor of...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  4. New APR cutline changes recruiting game

    Diamond Leung

    When the NCAA announced in August that it was raising the bar with a new Academic Progress Rate requirement for postseason play, it was said that programs would have at least a few years to "ratchet up" their academics before NCAA tournament bans wou...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  5. An NCAA tourney ban? It's getting real now

    Diamond Leung

    In one fell swoop, the NCAA has decided that college basketball teams that don't perform up to par in the classroom will not be able to experience their one shining moment. The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously approved ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  6. Centenary, New Orleans leave Div. I behind

    Diamond Leung

    Conference realignment has energized a number of programs this offseason, and while they bask in the glow of new beginnings and resources, it's easy to overlook that there are also programs that are departing from Division I. Centenary endured a 1...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  7. Five mid-major players you should know

    Diamond Leung

    Colleague Mark Adams just identified six mid-major teams you need to get familiar with, if you aren't already. In that light, here's a quick look at five players that any NCAA tourney viewer better get acquainted with before the games begin. Orlan...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  8. Saddle up: Three bids up for grabs

    Diamond Leung

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Butler vs. Milwaukee, Horizon tournament championship, ESPN, 9 p.m. ET: s Milwaukee is the top seed in the tournament and playing on its home floor, but all eyes turn to B...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  9. George Washington donor ejected by ref

    Diamond Leung

    Might there be a need for a second so-called beer summit in Washington? George Washington accounting professor Robert Kasmir was ejected from his seat for yelling at a referee during Saturday's win against Dayton -- a game during which he and his ...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  10. Bill Self unhappy KU's blowout plan revealed

    Diamond Leung

    Kansas routed UKMC 99-52 on Thursday, with six Jayhawks scoring in double figures in the laugher, but coach Bill Self wasn't happy after a reporter asked him about the team's goal at halftime. The goal, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal? Ty...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  11. Coach clarifies position on UConn women

    Diamond Leung

    Centenary coach Adam Walsh is a good sport. Recently, he told ESPN.com's Gene Wojciechowski that his team, which is transitioning out of Division I and has four scholarship players, would have a tough time in a dream scenario game against the UCon...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  12. Calipari, Self nominated for peace prize

    Diamond Leung

    Kentucky coach John Calipari and Kansas coach Bill Self are among the coaches who have been nominated for first United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards to recognize those whose contributions in their communities exemplify and demonstrate the word "p...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  13. North Dakota suddenly a hot commodity

    Diamond Leung

    Expansion fever has reached the point to where North Dakota is being courted by not one, but two conferences for future membership. Athletic director Brian Faison acknowledged to the Grand Forks Herald that both the Summit League and the Big Sky C...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  14. Scheduling isn't easy for the Mountain West

    Diamond Leung

    As if top-tier Mountain West Conference teams didn't already have enough inherent troubles with scheduling, there's a new factor coaches are dealing with. It's unclear when Fresno State and Nevada will exactly leave the WAC to join the conference,...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  15. Oakland to raise money with dueling pianos

    Diamond Leung

    Oakland is hosting a fundraiser it's calling "Tunes for the Team," and the Summit League champions better be ready to exercise their vocal chords as they're scheduled to sing in downtown Pontiac, Mich. on Thursday night as part of the dueling piano e...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  16. Scheduling's a vicious cycle for Detroit

    Diamond Leung

    Detroit out of the Horizon League was portrayed in a Washington Post article last month as a big, bad program that wouldn't schedule a game against nearby Oakland, which recently won the Summit League and went to the NCAA tournament. (Oakland coach ...

    Blog | July 08, 2010