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The weird and watchable: Five 2015-16 teams we can't wait to see

These are the teams you will not be able to take your eyes of this year, says Eamonn Brennan. For some of the teams on the list, that's good. For others, being here isn't so good.

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16mMyron Metcalf

'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.

1dAndy 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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6dNick 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)
Freshman makes up for missed free throw (0:20)
3-Point Shot: A-10 powerhouse (2:33)
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The Returnees: Welcome back, Buddy Hield

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield is one of the best players in America, and he's the captain of an Oklahoma program that could enter the season as a top-10 team.

3-Point Shot: Pre-season POY favorite? (1:49)
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The Returnees: Welcome back, Anthony Gill

Virginia's Anthony Gill is one of the country's most important returning veterans and the 2015 offseason's least heralded All-American candidate.

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Top 10 offenses: Watch out for Indiana

Teams have to score points to win, right? No team this coming season might be better and more efficient at than Indiana. But who else will join the Hoosiers?


Paul Biancardi @PaulBiancardi

Keeping up with Thon Maker's recruiting. He will have an in home visit with Notre Dame on September 14th. Per his guardian Ed Smith

Should 'Rooney rule' apply to colleges?

In ESPN's offseason poll about diversity in college sports, 65 percent of the Division I minority coaches who responded said the NCAA should create a rule that mimics the Rooney Rule in the NFL. Pac-12 among supporters

Jay Williams @RealJayWilliams

How the hell is Idris Alba "2 street" to play James Bond? Typical stereotype comment. Isn't it calling "acting" for a reason.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Georgetown has hired Patrick Ewing Jr., as the director of basketball operations. Few keep it in the family quite like the Hoyas.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Don't know about Monte Morris' NBA prospects, but as an NCAA floor general, few better. Almost 5:1 Assist to TO Ratio. Let that sink in.