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Former Pacific men's basketball assistant Joe Ford has resigned from his position on Don Verlin's staff at Idaho, a school official told CBS Sports on Friday. This development comes two weeks after CBS Sports reported an independent investigator had been hired to look into claims that Ford had acted inappropriately while on Ron Verlin's staff at Pacific.
Louisville president James Ramsey noticeably stopped short of supporting Rick Pitino in a statement released Thursday, leaving some to wonder if the Hall of Fame coach will actually survive allegations that a staff member he hired secured escorts for players and recruits.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss the latest news on the Louisville scandal, the CBS Sports All-America teams and the eligibility of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere.
Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville and confirmed the gist of the allegations made about his trip to the school in June 2013, a source with knowledge of the NCAA's investigation told CBS Sports.
Memphis senior Kedren Johnson is dealing with a shoulder injury that could require season-ending surgery, coach Josh Pastner told CBS Sports early Thursday. Johnson started 17 games last season and averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 assists.
Bryant assistant Chris Burns has come out as gay in a first-person column he wrote for Outsports, which makes him the first openly gay coach in Division I men's basketball history.
Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, has not yet been cleared to compete this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports.
Kyle Wiltjer averaged 16.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists last season while shooting 54.0 percent from the field, 46.6 percent from 3-point range and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. He led Gonzaga to a 35-3 record.
Providence's Kris Dunn, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, LSU's Ben Simmons, Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer and Kentucky's Skal Labissiere headline the CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams.
Meet Mark Turgeon, the man who escaped the clutches of the hot seat to turn Maryland into the country's potential No. 1 team.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and college basketball insider for the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts an award-winning radio show in Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two sons and two dogs.
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