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Brown: Looking ahead at California

Cal coach Cuonzo Martin managed to do something John Calipari did not in the Class of 2015 -- sign two top 10 recruits in Jaylen Brown (No. 4) and Ivan Rabb (No. 8)

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Goodman: Early top 25 ballot (and 25 more)

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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1dMyron Medcalf

Looking Ahead: Arizona State Sun Devils

Can new coach Bobby Hurley, with his impressive basketball pedigree, turn around an Arizona State Sun Devils program stuck in mediocrity?

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Brown: Looking ahead at the UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Brennan: Looking ahead at the Utah Utes

Utah might be missing one piece with Delon Wright gone, but the Utes kept a big piece of their ever-building puzzle with the return of center Jakob Poeltl.

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Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

A talented recruiting class should help the Oregon Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite.

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

About to watch the 3 on 3 scrimmage between USA and New Zealand. Kentucky commit Tai Wynyard and Washington commit Samuel Timmins on NZ.

Storm warning: Fines rise for celebration

SEC commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday at the conference's spring meetings that its schools will be subject to larger fines for fans storming the court or field, reaching up to $250,000. 'Sending a message'

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Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Love the pick up of Moritz Wagner, Michigan's 6-9 German prospect. Athletic combo forward. John Beilein will be his "shot doctor." Perfect!

Minority coaches at odds with NCAA rule

NAFCED (National Association for Coaching Equity and Development) criticized new NCAA eligibility standards taking effect next year for incoming freshmen. John Thompson III is among the coaches saying it will deny too many athletes the opportunity to go to college. Unintended consequence

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Arizona State hasn't eased up on former Sun Devil commit Markus Howard. Howard says the new staff is recruiting him the hardest of anyone.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

2017 wing Charles O'Bannon Jr. holds offers from Arizona, UCLA, USC, Washington, UNLV, Texas A&M and California.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Jarred Vanderbilt (No. 3 in 2017) said Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State are coming at him the hardest.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Talented 2017 point guard Jaylen Hands listed San Diego State, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Louisville, UCLA, Memphis, California, others.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Otzelberger was the one who had recruited Melvin Ejim, also helped land Georges Niang and persuaded Hoiberg to take a bunch of transfers.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

When Fred Hoiberg took the job at Iowa State, one of the primary reasons he succeeded was due to assistant T.J. Otzelberger.

SEC ups fines for rushing fields, courts

It will be $50,000 for first-time offenders, then $100,000 and $250,000 for subsequent violations. The new fines will take effect beginning with the 2015-16 academic season.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Staff changes at Auburn: Tony Jones resigns, Todd Golden (rising star) moves up to assistant and Steven Pearl to director basketball ops.

Dana O'Neil @ESPNDanaOneil

Re: SEC banning transfers disciplined w/ serious misconduct: NCAA can't/won't touch it. Kudos to league for stepping up on its own.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Gary Trent makes scoring look so easy. Not a surprise he's leading EYBL in scoring at 22.1 per game. Finds ways to get clean looks. #USAB