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Big 12-SEC Challenge starts with Kansas-Kentucky

Jayhawks vs. Wildcats isn't the only headliner on the Big 12-SEC Challenge schedule, but it's arguably the most intriguing. We rank all 10 games in the January event.

3-Point Shot: Coach Krzyzewski pondering retirement? (1:10)
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Ohio State's growing pains should be over

Despite departures that will hurt frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.

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How will the ACC race play out in 2016-17?

Next season's ACC will likely be defined by one team: Duke. The league will be deep -- it always is, isn't it? But the Blue Devils are loaded and likely will start the season as the No. 1 team.

3-Point Shot: New NBA draft rule a success (1:26)
All-Access: 2016 NBA Draft Lottery (1:33)
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Depleted Maryland needs Melo Trimble

Maryland had an eventful offseason thanks to internet dance crazes, but the Terrapins face months of questions if Melo Trimble goes to the NBA.

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With or without Hayes, things looking up for Wisconsin

After a tumultuous season that saw a surprise coaching change and inconsistent play, the 2016-17 Badgers -- even while awaiting Nigel Hayes' decision -- will have everything going for them.

Will Calipari stay at Kentucky? (1:58)
Kris Dunn's dreams do come true (6:58)
Why you should draft me (1:15)
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What draft decisions mean for Purdue

If Vince Edwards and Caleb Swanigan return, Purdue could be great next season. If they don't, the Boilermakers should still be very good.

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5dMyron Medcalf

NCAA committee eyes tweak to timeout rules

A suggested rule change would allow NCAA basketball teams to call timeouts while inbounding the ball, helping teams avoid five-second violations.

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Dixon's goal will take time

With new coach Jamie Dixon working to change the culture at his alma mater, TCU might finally become a contender.

Kentucky's Marcus Lee on what will go into his decision (0:34)
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Villanova builds on winning recruiting formula

Villanova's first commitment for the class of 2017 shows that the Wildcats are staying true to the philosophy that built the program's championship roster.

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Munson: NCAA weighs dicey court filing

The NCAA faces a difficult decision that could either lead to the preservation of the organization's idea of athletic amateurism or radically transform college sports.


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Have you noticed how LOADED our 2016-17 nonconference schedule is? Michigan State, Arizona State, UCLA, Hofstra, UNC and Kansas so far.

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Dayton’s Charles Cooke has withdrawn from the NBA Draft, Flyers coach Archie Miller told ESPN. “Took advantage of the new rules.”

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Just watched IU-UK again. If you spent season in Mongolia & watched both teams for first time, you'd think Yogi Ferrell was the 1st Rd pick.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The Delaware search has focused on three assistants: Miami's Chris Caputo, Ohio State's Dave Dickerson, Notre Dame's Martin Ingelsby.

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Joe Scott, who did an incredible job at Air Force and won at Denver, back on sideline as assistant at Holy Cross. Will be head coach again.

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Yale's Makai Mason will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school, coach James Jones told ESPN.

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Idaho State's Ethan Telfair told ESPN he has withdrawn from the NBA Draft. Averaged 20.2 points last season. Sebastian Telfair's brother.