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Texas rebuilding with promising underclassmen

Coach Shaka Smart lost five seniors and his best player this offseason, but Texas could be building something special behind a trio of talented underclassmen.

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Most surprising twists in the Class of 2016

Yes, the Class of 2016 saw Kentucky and Duke finish on top. It wasn't without its twists and turns, though. So what were the most notable surprises?

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We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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Biggest recruiting questions facing new coaches

Can Josh Pastner keep top talent in Georgia? Will Tubby Smith change his recruiting philosophy at Memphis? New coaches face some difficult questions.

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Virginia coach Tony Bennett answers the fast break questions (1:10)
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Taylor: Coach Smart supported my decision (2:33)
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Should Nigel Hayes return to Wisconsin? (1:44)
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What you don't know about Roy Williams (1:08)
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Voepel: Baffling that women's basketball stands alone in UNC's latest notice (2:22)
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Top 10 available CBB transfers

The number of Division I transfers swelled to more than 700 last season. The 2016 version includes ex-Duke guard Derryck Thornton and hundreds of others.

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Aussie rules football league eyes U.S. talent

The Australian Football League is seeking big men, so a group of U.S. college athletes, mostly basketball players, was recruited to L.A. this week for a crash course in Australian rules football.

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Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

The lowest rated players to receive an invite to the Combine: Isaiah Miles (108), Marcus Lee (107), Elgin Cook (98), Kyle Wiltjer (95)

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Georgia State's Ron Hunter will hire former Detroit head coach Ray McCallum on his staff, source told ESPN. Also hiring Sharman White.

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UConn's Rodney Purvis told ESPN he is coming back to school next season. Withdrawing from NBA draft process.

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USC guard Julian Jacobs told ESPN last night that he will sign with an agent and forgo remaining college eligibility. Huge hit for Trojans.

Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated The Undefeated 

Sparked by a letter from Thurl Bailey, the 1983 NCAA championship NC State men's basketball team will visit President Obama and The White House on Monday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 25 junior Zach Brown and UConn have mutually parted ways, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Lipscomb graduate transfer J.C. Hampton committed to Texas A&M this morning, sources told ESPN. Immediately eligible.