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Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols is expected to be sidelined about a week after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, a source told on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-10 forward was a consensus top-10 prospect from the Class of 2013 who was a complete non-factor on last season's Final Four team. For now, scouts are still intrigued by the natural talent. But he'd better be good this season or else.
Rick Ross did a 30-minute set at the end of Memphis Madness for a sold-out crowd that included NBA stars Vince Carter, Tony Allen and more than a dozen elite recruits.
Syracuse officials will attend an NCAA hearing later this month as part of a multi-year inquiry into the school's athletic department, a source confirmed to on Friday.
Christophe Varidel, who was a member of Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 team in 2013, announced Friday that his college career is ending because of injuries that have prevented him from participating in workouts since he enrolled at Alabama last May.
The Buckeyes' point guard averaged at least 30 minutes per game in each of the past four seasons and became the face of the Ohio State program. Now he's gone. And Thad Matta is spending this preseason adjusting.
We go an hour long on the latest news in college hoops, rank the top teams in the major leagues, plus list our favorite Pearl Jam records and even give a quick review of "Gone Girl." Spoiler alert!
Kentucky's sophomore point guard was underwhelming last season, despite what his twin brother suggested. But the good news is that he didn't run from his issues, and now he's back in college to try to become the player and prospect most thought he could be this time a year ago.
The 7-year-old son of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman has been battling leukemia for the better part of five years. He had a stem-cell transplant late last month.
The first-year coach has already secured a recruiting class that ranks fourth nationally, according to 247 Sports.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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