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  1. 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
  2. WKU works hard to avoid distractions

    Diamond Leung

    Western Kentucky held a somewhat awkward news conference in March. Coach Ken McDonald was given a new contract after a disappointing 16-16 season and accepted a pay cut. He then apologized for "embarrassing and unfortunate issues" and acknowledged "p...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  3. Denver Nuggets coach college coaches

    Diamond Leung

    With the NBA lockout in place, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl and his staff recently found time to open up their doors and playbooks and hold a coaching clinic for the region's college coaches. According to, about 20 coaches were in ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  4. Tip-Off Marathon tweaked after cancellation

    Diamond Leung

    Hawaii was forced to cancel its traditional Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic tournament to open the season, and that is causing a change in ESPN's annual Tip-Off Marathon programming. The South Alabama-Hawaii game was to have been the third game i...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  5. North Texas adds Grambling State star

    Diamond Leung

    As a solid mid-major program, North Texas is expected to be in the hunt for its third NCAA tournament bid in the past six seasons. Coach Johnny Jones plans on having former top-25 recruit Tony Mitchell in December after he enrolled in school last ...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Tony Mitchell's bumpy road leads to UNT

    Diamond Leung

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Dec. 17 is supposed to be the big day. After a frustrating year spent in limbo, that's when blue-chip recruit Tony Mitchell is expected to become academically eligible for North Texas and finally be able to put on a coll...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  8. 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
  9. Joe Pasternack persevered at New Orleans

    Diamond Leung

    Ever take a job only to find that the job description changes after you get there? It's not a whole lot of fun, but that's what Joe Pasternack dealt with at New Orleans. Pasternack is back in the Pac-10 now after accepting an assistant coaching po...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Coach donates based on student attendance

    Diamond Leung

    Louisiana-Monroe coach Keith Richard and his wife, Holly, will donate $1 to the Kitty DeGree Breast Health Center for every student who attends Thursday night's doubleheader with the men's and women's teams. The fight against breast cancer is a pe...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  12. WKU coach sent fans gas reimbursements

    Diamond Leung

    Western Kentucky coach Ken McDonald was so embarrassed by his team's performance in a 20-point road loss to Vanderbilt on Dec. 1 that after the game, he felt horrible for the fans who had made the hour-long drive to Nashville. "I told the guys, an...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  13. Tornado warning doesn't stop Pacific

    Diamond Leung

    Pacific beat Arkansas State 77-70 yesterday in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo., doing so after both teams had to clear the court in the first half due to a tornado warning. According to the Springfield News-...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  14. UAB does better in weird-looking road unis

    Diamond Leung

    UAB players in their new road uniforms might be difficult to identify given the black numbers on dark green jerseys, and yes, it does kind of appear they play for a new boy band called U2B. But at least the Blazers won in those uniforms. After deb...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  15. Oregon begins retooling its roster

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon has taken so many hits this offseason that even the Ducks player Athlon put on the cover of its preview magazine is no longer on the team. But now, Dana Altman has begun the process rebuilding the roster. The recent departures of center Mic...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  16. South Alabama AD wants cheer to end

    Diamond Leung

    South Alabama athletic director Joel Erdmann wants the school's spirit squad members to stop shouting "USA, South in Your Mouth!" as they have traditionally done after made Jaguars free throws. The Vanguard, USA's student newspaper, first reported...

    Blog | September 30, 2010