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O'Neil: Notice is only the beginning for UNC

The notice of allegations North Carolina received Friday is only the first in a series of steps, and it could cast a shadow over the program well into next season.

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Bilas: Committee's rules proposals are a start

Jay Bilas reacts to the changes proposed Friday by the men's basketball rules committee. Bilas says they're a start, but a move toward adopting FIBA rules would have been a better move.

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Dakich: Hiring the right, wrong type of coach

Dan Dakich reflects on the hiring season by grouping the coaches into different categories. Coaches with no meaningful experience -- like Chris Mullin -- will have a tough road, says Dakich.

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Hashtag Game (1:19)
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2015 class rankings

Caleb Swanigan's commitment to Purdue and Tevin Mack's decision to follow Shaka Smart to Texas shook up the 2015 landscape.

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John Calipari happy at Kentucky (2:26)
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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Welcome To The Neighborhood

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg talk with Arizona State's Bobby Hurley, Mississippi State's Ben Howland and Florida's Mike White about their new teams & the 30 second shot clock.

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Looking Ahead: Michigan Wolverines

Michigan was plagued by injuries and couldn't get it going last season. John Beilein and the Wolverines will start fresh with a healthy Caris LeVert.

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Notice of allegations is tip of iceberg

Dana O'Neil writes that if Roy Williams thinks the upcoming season will be an escape from the NCAA cloud hanging over the North Carolina program, he's likely mistaken. This is only the beginning

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UNC receives notice of allegations

The university announced today that it received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. "We will carefully evaluate them to respond within the NCAA's 90-day deadline," said chancellor Carol L. Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham.

Kansas now a possibility for top transfer

With Sterling Gibbs going to UConn, Johnathan Williams III of Missouri ranks as the most attractive "free agent" looking to transfer. He's considering Gonzaga, Michigan State, Georgetown, SMU and Kansas. Top 10 uncommitted transfers

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Thon Maker's guardian tells ESPN that they're in most contact with Indiana and Arizona State. Won't enroll in college until at least Dec.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Hear phrases this time of year about shooters from those who've never taught shooting. To me, does ball go in & are misses inside the rim?

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

For all those wondering when @NCAA was going to act on @UNC: sending the notice of allegations had to be first step. Now process will move.

Dana O'Neil @ESPNDanaOneil

Carolina confirms via statement it has received notice of allegations. Will share w public once readied -that is likely names redacted etc

Georgia's Fox signs five-year extension

Fresh off taking the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament, Mark Fox gets a deal that extends through the 2019-20 season. He is 106-89 in six seasons in Athens. Fox: "Georgia has become my home and I'm really hopeful that this can be my home forever."

Joel Francisco @JoelFranESPN

According to FastbreakSports HC Lionel Benjamin Ke'Jhan Feagin has committed to Santa Clara...Kerry Keating gets a good one..