Oct 02, 2013 7:13 PM EDT
Jim Boeheim is strongly opposed to paying collegiate athletes.
"That's really the most idiotic suggestion of all time," Boeheim said. "I don't believe players should be paid. I believe they are getting a tremendous opportunity."
Boeheim is the highest-paid employee at Syracuse at $1.8 million during the 2012 year.
Sep 29, 2013 12:26 AM EDT
LeBron James led the Ohio State football team into the pep rally on Saturday and Urban Meyer introduced the Miami Heat's star to mostly cheers.
Speaking to students at the rally, James said he would have played at Ohio State University if he decided to play one season of college basketball instead of entering the NBA straight out of high school in 2003.
"I promise, I say this all the time -- if I had one year of college, I would have ended up here," James said. "No matter where I go in the world, no matter where it is, I will always rock Ohio State colors."
Earlier this month, Ohio State unveiled a special locker dedicated to James inside the Schottenstein Center, where the basketball team plays its home games.
Sep 22, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
Jeff Newberry has committed to Oklahoma State.
Newberry is one of the top junior college point guards in the country and will join Travis Ford for the 14-15 season.
"It just felt like home as soon as I touched down on campus," said Newberry, who took an official visit to Stillwater last week.
Newberry will almost certainly replace Marcus Smart.
Sep 22, 2013 3:34 AM EDT
Cliff Alexander has removed Kentucky from his list of schools he is considering as a member of the incoming class of 2014.
Kansas and Michigan State are considered the favorites for Alexander.
Alexander is an athletic power forward out of Chicago and is ranked as the second best prospect in the class behind Jahlil Okafor.
Sep 20, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
Isaiah Whitehead has committed to Seton Hall.
Whitehead is ranked 35th in the incoming class of 2014 and is a shooting guard out of Brooklyn.
Whitehead picked between St. John's, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indiana.
Sep 18, 2013 1:25 PM EDT
Gary Clark has committed to Cincinnati.
Clark is a 6'7, 215 pound hybrid forward out of North Carolina.
Clark visited Cincinnati last weekend.
“I knew Sunday before we left; I just feel it,” Tammy Clark said. “I just had to let him tell me when he was ready.”
Sep 17, 2013 11:21 AM EDT
Clark Kellogg and Greg Anthony are switching roles for college basketball coverage on CBS.
Anthony will serve as lead game analyst alongside Jim Nantz, while Kellogg returns to the studio show.
Kellogg had worked for 16 years in the studio before replacing Billy Packer. Kellogg called his first Final Four in 2009. Kellogg will still call games during the regular season.
CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said Monday that "we believe this shuffling of our lineup allows both Greg and Clark to play more to their individual strengths."
Sep 16, 2013 8:25 PM EDT
Terry Larrier has committed to VCU for the class of 2014.
Larrier picked VCU over Connecticut and is the highest rated commitment for Shaka Smart.
Larrier is a 6'8 wing that also had Florida, Florida State, Miami and Seton Hall in his final six.
Larrier is a top-50 recruit.
Sep 16, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
Mike Krzyzewski is displeased with the number of transfer waivers in recent years.
"There should be no exceptions," Krzyzewski told ESPN.com. "Everybody should have to sit out, that includes a fifth-year player, just to make it equal. I think it's a farce, really."
Krzyzewski would like to see the entire process eliminated, but he would like consistency in the rule as long as it is in place.
"Giving certain kids the right to play and others not the right to play, it should be done the same," he said. "If they want to let everybody play right away, then let everybody play right away. Everybody should be treated the same. I don't understand why there are exceptions to this rule."
Sep 15, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
Paul White announced his commitment to Georgetown on Sunday.
White is a 6'9 forward from Whitney Young in Chicago.
"While on my visit here it made me realize this is the place for me," says White of his commitment to Georgetown. "I felt that comfort level I was looking for with the coaching staff, the players and the environment here. It's a wonderful school with a great basketball tradition and atmosphere. This was the place I could easily see myself going to school and playing."
Georgetown believes White could play a similar role as Jeff Green.
White is ranked No. 54 in the class of 2014 by Rivals.
Tyler Ulis is ranked No. 38 in the incoming class of 2014 and picked the Wildcats over Iowa and Michigan State.
Billy Lange is currently an assistant coach at Villanova under Jay Wright.
Quentin Snider is a top-50 recruit as a 6-foot point guard.
Dominic Magee had offers from Arizona, Kansas State, LSU, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and UCLA.
Rick Pitino had a 102-146 record with the Celtics.
Jared Terrell is a big-bodied shooting guard that chose the Cowboys over Cincinnati, Providence and Rhode Island.
Abdul-Malik Abu is a 6'8 forward ranked in the top-50 in the class of 2014.
Tyler Roberson is a 6'8 forward expected to make an immediate impact on defense for Syracuse.
Jay Larranaga is 49-2 during his tenure at Miami.
Perry Ellis is the Jayhawks' top returning scorer from last season.
Paul White plays alongside Jahlil Okafor at Whitney Young HS in Chicago.
LeBron James has attended several Ohio State games.
Lance Tejada is known for his passing and ball-handling skills.
Trevon Bluiett, a wing from Park Tudor High in Indianapolis, is ranked 41st in the country by ESPN.
Noah Vonleh is an incoming freshman at Indiana that Tom Crean hopes will help replace Cody Zeller and Christian Watford in the frontcourt.
Leron Black had previously committed to Baylor but decommitted in January.
Wade Baldwin is ranked No. 177 in the incoming class of 2014.
Justin Tillman announced on Twitter that he erbally committed to VCU.
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor are considered to be a package deal.
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