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2hJeff Goodman

Goodman: The early search for Cinderella highlights five to watch

Everyone wants to find the surprise team, the one that could rise to become Cinderella in March. Well, it's never too early to look, so here's five to watch.

Andy Katz's Three-Point Shot (2:23)
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1dRecruiting Nation

Future 25: Bagley III is top future star

ESPN.com's team of hoops scouts was asked to rank the 25 current HS stars whom we'd still be talking about a decade from now. Sophomore Marvin Bagley III topped the list.

3-Point Shot: SEC schedule released (2:39)
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2dMyron Medcalf

'Rooney Rule' floated for Pac-12 to consider

Several influential individuals and groups have asked Pac-12 officials to consider a version of the NFL's Rooney Rule that would, potentially, diversify candidate pools for future job openings.

3dAndy Katz

ESPN survey: NCAA COA can be recruiting edge

The additional money that men's basketball players will receive due to the newly NCAA-allowed cost of attendance will be a recruiting advantage for some, according to an ESPN survey.

3-Point Shot: Simmons staying focused (1:49)
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ESPNU College Basketball Podcast

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg welcome LSU's Johnny Jones, Cal's Cuonzo Martin and Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy to discuss their recent trips with their respective clubs and more.


Coastal Carolina joining Sun Belt by 2018

Sun Belt Conference officials say Coastal Carolina has accepted an invitation to join the league and in doing so will move its football program up to the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision by 2

3-Point Shot: Jaylen Brown impresses (1:38)
3-Point Shot: Impactful Aggies abroad (1:42)
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8dNick Pietruszkiewicz

Full Big 12-SEC Challenge schedule released

Kentucky's visit to Kansas will highlight the Big 12-SEC Challenge, which released its full schedule and has three games in which top 25 teams meet.

3-Point Shot: Coastal Carolina makes history (2:14)
3-Point Shot: Cyclones in Spain (1:24)
3-Point Shot: Kentucky ready to roll (2:38)

Ex-Kentucky standout Tsioropoulos dies at 84

Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky's 1951 NCAA national championship team and the unbeaten `53-54 squad who went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.

3-Point Shot: Rivalries rekindled (1:28)


Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

So many self-fives today for drafting Tom Brady in the mid-late rounds of early drafts. That week 1 matchup is going to be a feast.

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Tom Brady! That dude is charmed! Reality is a mountain was made out of a molehill! NFL not worth the fight!

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Get ready for every rapper in America to drop an "Untouchable/I'm Brady in DeflateGate" line followed by verses about cash, jewels and jets.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Coaches: Your first year in a rebuilding job is a "survival year." Don't worry about wins as much as laying down a foundation for success.