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  1. New Murray State coach leans on Kennedy

    Diamond Leung

    After learning of the bad news during an early-morning phone call, Murray State coach Steve Prohm went to work. Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy, Prohm's predecessor, mentor and friend, had revealed he was dealing with an early stage of Parkinson's ...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  2. 2005 NBA draft entrant turns pro at last

    Diamond Leung

    A California junior college center was the subject of major Division I interest, with coaches at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., reporting it had received calls from Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Texas...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  3. Hoops super conferences and the Pac-12

    Diamond Leung

    Last month as Texas A&M was on the verge of bolting from the Big 12, I asked Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott given his previous prediction of an eventual world with super conferences how he thought that might affect college basketball. Scott d...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  4. 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
  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. Bracket reveal: 2K Sports Classic

    Diamond Leung

    When and where: Nov. 17-18 at Madison Square Garden in New York (each of the four featured teams will host two games on their home floor prior to the semis) Semifinal schedule for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Nov. 17: Texas...

    Blog | August 03, 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. Karl Benson: WAC a future multi-bid league

    Diamond Leung

    Texas-Arlington after accepting an invitation to join the WAC in 2012 declared Thursday on its website, "It's a whole new ball game." WAC commissioner Karl Benson, speaking to reporters, called the basketball-playing school's addition part of the "ev...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  9. Billy Kennedy won the press conference

    Diamond Leung

    Billy Kennedy had them at "Howdy" and "Gig 'em." That was how he greeted Texas A&M after slipping on a maroon jacket for his introduction as the coach earlier this week. He also managed to slip in a little nugget to reporters during the news c...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  10. Texas adds another guard to recruiting class

    Diamond Leung

    Texas was one of the losers at the NBA draft deadline as Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph were among the players who decided to leave school. With the Longhorns also losing Dogus Balbay and Jai Lucas, who each completed their eligibility, the team nee...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  11. NCAA tournament: West Region breakdown

    Diamond Leung

    Diamond Leung breaks down the West Region, identifying the matchups and players to watch as well as possible upset picks.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  12. Oregon State to wear turquoise uniforms

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon State for at least one game is going away from its traditional orange and black colors in order to make a bold statement. The Beavers will wear Nike turquoise uniforms while playing Texas Southern in the Nike N7 game on Tuesday that serves ...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  13. Texas A&M president shows off the Dougie

    Diamond Leung

    Cali Swag District performed at UC Irvine's Midnight Madness event, and the dance craze that the hip hop group launched with "Teach Me How to Dougie" was also on display at other Madness events with college basketball players across the nation given ...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  14. Town hall meetings to discuss mascot's fate

    Diamond Leung

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi officials are holding off on previous plans to debut a new-look Izzy the Islander by the Nov. 15 men's basketball home game against Texas A&M, citing a need to provide additional opportunity for public input in the re...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  15. Texas A&M-CC mascot getting a facelift

    Diamond Leung

    The mascot at Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi -- Izzy the Islander -- was once selected by Life Magazine as one of the nation's creepiest college mascots because of "the anklet, the skirt, and the sinister totemic head." School officials responded thi...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  16. NCAA denies Derrick Roland's appeal

    Diamond Leung

    The college career of Texas A&M guard Derrick Roland was officially ended Friday with the NCAA denying the senior's appeal for a partial year of eligibility. It's a tough blow, but the final image of Roland's playing career with the Aggies will b...

    Blog | July 16, 2010