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Ranking A-10 venues: Dayton, VCU not fun for opponents

Dayton and VCU are the class of the Atlantic 10 these days. Opponents don't want to play either, really. But whose place is harder to visit? Our rankings of A-10 venues answer the question.

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20hJeff Borzello

Elite programs adjust targets in July

Programs entered July with a clear recruiting board, but things have changed. Where are elite programs such as Kentucky turning in 2017?

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How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

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NC State postpones Italy team trip, other schools still making theirs (1:59)
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2dJeff Borzello

HS basketball star among mass shooting victims

Stef'an Strawder, a basketball star for Lehigh Senior High School, was killed in a mass shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub early Monday morning.

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UConn AD waiting, preparing pitch to Big 12

UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

An airport hangar converted into a regulation court with a bunch of extras for the Nike Skills Academy in Los Angeles.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Monte Morris showing NBA scouts in Los Angeles his passing ability and leadership skills. Took a minute to get loose, but he just found Johnathan Motley inside with a quick pass through traffic and then gave T.J. Cline a no-look for the 3. Scored on another drive. Most impressive player on the floor right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We're not allowed to shoot video here at the Nike Skills Academy. But Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame almost snatched a rim off its frame on a ridiculous dunk a second ago. Whole crowd gasped.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We've seen the Miles Bridges highlights this summer. The maxed out vertical. The time he hit his head on a rim in a summer pro/am game. But the thing that surprises me is how big he is. He's a powerful young guy. Looks like a grown man out there with the other Nike Skills Academy collegiate veterans.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Back to back 3s for Connecticut's Terry Larrier. Could surprise folks this season. Could be an explosive player in the AAC.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching the college counselors battle at the Nike Skills Academy. Oregon's Tyler Dorsey just finished strong on a drive with his left hand. Looks like he added muscle since the end of the season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star point guard Trae Young has announced his six finalists: Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Villanova coach Jay Wright said on the CBB podcast the most important thing to accomplish on the trip to Spain is for Darryl Reynolds, Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins to take over the leadership of the team. Wright said the ESPYs earlier in July was the last official event for the 2016 national champs. He said he met with the team and said everything going forward should focus on 2016-17. http://es.pn/2axiQgq

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Villanova coach Jay Wright said on the CBB podcast when NC State postponed it's foreign trip to Italy, it forced the Wildcats to reexamine its trip to Spain. The Wildcats have been in touch with the FBI and the US Consulate in Spain and will have special security. But Wright said the school was told Barcelona and Madrid are as safe as being in New York City and LA. http://es.pn/2axiQgq

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and Georgia coach Mark Fox both agreed with ESPN's Seth Greenberg on the CBB podcast that the NCAA should create a 10-day dead period in August. They said the coaches and recruits need to breathe a bit after a crazy July/year. http://es.pn/2axiQgq