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Can train NBA stars restore glory to HBCU college basketball? | Basketball

In the summer of 2020, Makur Maker made headlines. The Kenyan-born South Sudanese-Australian athlete raised eyebrows because of where he chose to play. But unlike fellow five-star college recruits it wasn’t necessarily for the specific school he landed on. Instead, it was because of the kind of school Maker thing. The then-16th ranked basketball recruit …

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Friday's Arizin: Jon Rothstein's Takeaways from Villanova's practice stop (Sept. 23)

Friday’s Arizin: Jon Rothstein’s Takeaways from Villanova’s practice stop (Sept. 23)

Happy Friday! College basketball personality and CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein had a little Philadelphia Big 5 practice tour on Thursday, and he started things off on the Main Line at Villanova. Rothstein had a private inside look, and while there are only so many things to takeaway from and pack into 280-character tweets, here are …

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The Top Ten Four Year Guys

Three questions to monitor ahead of IU men’s basketball media day

Indiana senior Trayce Jackson-Davis. (Photo: Andy Lyons/Staff, USA TODAY Sports) Indiana has a good problem on its hands in the frontcourt: five players with significant talent, limited minutes to go around. For the most successful teams in college basketball on a year-to-year basis, possessing a wealth of depth often breeds success, but it also necessitates …

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College basketball schools 3-0 in football: Having better seasons on gridiron is rare for hoops blue bloods

College basketball schools 3-0 in football: Having better seasons on gridiron is rare for hoops blue bloods

It’s been a fun September for college football in no small part because unsuspecting programs otherwise known for their basketball prowess have opened their seasons undefeated on the gridiron. Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse and UCLA — schools with 40 total national titles in men’s basketball — are a combined 18-0 through the first …

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Would the lowering of the NBA Draft age and ending the one-and-done era help or hurt college basketball?

Would the lowering of the NBA Draft age and ending the one-and-done era help or hurt college basketball?

College basketball is already in an era of transition, as loosened transfer restrictions and the arrival of the name, image and likeness era have changed the calculus in roster construction. Now, another monumental change might be in the works that could have a significant impact on the top of each recruiting class. The NBA and …

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