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Conference Expansion Shakes The Sport Up Again.  Long term, is this a good thing for Rutgers Athletics?

Conference Expansion Shakes The Sport Up Again. Long term, is this a good thing for Rutgers Athletics?

We’re cheering on dollar signs. That is what ran through my mind when news broke that the Big Ten was adding USC and UCLA. Rutgers fans were celebrating on Twitter about the story. Conferences around the country have been crumbling under the weight of football movement, but the Scarlet Knights still have a seat at …

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4-Star JP Estrella High on Hawkeye Basketball

4-Star JP Estrella High on Hawkeye Basketball

An important chapter in JP Estrella’s recruitment process will be authored later this month with scheduled official visits to Iowa and Duke. Based on college basketball hierarchy, the Blue Devils would seem like heavy favorites. While the four-star forward from Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy and the Middlesex Magic AAU program might end up in Durham, …

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High school basketball: College coaches value club and high school basketball in player evaluation

High school basketball: College coaches value club and high school basketball in player evaluation

The scene was exactly what the past two June weekends were supposed to be all about: College coaches being able to put eyes on players they are recruiting — and ones they had never seen play before — in a different type of setting and platform. Hundreds of coaches flocked to Illinois the past two …

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WAC to Seed Conference Tournament Using KenPom Ratings, per Report

WAC to Seed Conference Tournament Using KenPom Ratings, per Report

The Western Athletic Conference is changing how it seeds its men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournaments by introducing a system that will not only judge teams off of wins and losses, but also through an algorithm that will reward–and/or punish–teams based on their performances against all of their regular season opponents. According to Matt Norlander …

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DJ Wagner's got next: From FIBA ​​U17 Gold to college basketball commitments, meet the third-generation NBA prospect set to make history

DJ Wagner’s got next: From FIBA ​​U17 Gold to college basketball commitments, meet the third-generation NBA prospect set to make history

For those of you who don’t know DJ Wagner, now is the time to get familiar. Wagner is the No. 1-ranked player in the high school class of 2023. He’s a quick and shifty combo guard, coming in at 6-foot-3, 165 pounds heading into his senior year at Camden High School in New Jersey. The …

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Ohio State staff 'excited' for 'challenges' of 2022-23's new-look Buckeye roster

Ohio State staff ‘excited’ for ‘challenges’ of 2022-23’s new-look Buckeye roster

When the Ohio State men’s basketball team takes the court to start the 2022-23 season in early November, the group is not going to look very similar to the one that last played at Value City Arena in March. Be it to graduation, the NBA Draft or the transfer portal, the Buckeyes lost 10 …

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Illinois, Creighton lead men's college basketball transfer portal winners

Illinois, Creighton lead men’s college basketball transfer portal winners

The feeding frenzy of the men’s college basketball transfer portal is basically over. Former Memphis wing Emoni Bates was the last remaining player on our best available transfer list before he settled on Eastern Michigan last week; more than 85 top targets are spending the summer adjusting to their new campus homes. Now that the …

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How Miller Kopp is leveraging NIL to build his brand this offseason

How Miller Kopp is leveraging NIL to build his brand this offseason

Four hundred units of clothing and assorted apparel sat in the garage of Miller Kopp’s parent’s house a few months ago. It was the byproduct of Kopp almost instantly selling out of his own branded merchandise company called Primal, an endeavor that began merely as a joke on social media. “I started as …

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Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev dunks against Santa Clara during the second half of a college basketball game in 2020.

Filip Petrušev wants to punch his ticket with the Sixers, but nothing is certain

LAS VEGAS — Filip Petrušev’s desire to don a 76ers uniform this upcoming season is obvious. “I signed a one-year deal so I can be available,” said Petrušev, a Serbian post player who completed his contract with Turkish team Anadolu Efes for the 2021-22 season. “Then if not, I’ll just sign one more year in …

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