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Nerlens Noel (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: 2013 NBA Draft Notebook, Including An Early Mock

Is the 2013 NBA Draft as weak as people are making it out to be? Yes, at the top. There are NO franchise players in this draft.

05/22/2013

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino with his new tattoo (Credit: Twitter/ @KKcards)

Rick Pitino Stays True To Word, Gets Tattoo On Back In Honor Of NCAA Title

In an effort to motivate his team and lift its spirits, the legendary coach promised his players in February that if they won the national championship, he would get a tattoo. He stayed true to his word.

04/26/2013

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange drives for a shot attempt in the first half against Jon Horford #15 and Glenn Robinson III #1 of the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Syracuse Falls Short In Final Four, Michigan Earns Spot In NCAA Final

Jim Boeheim sat on a stool most of the night, hand propped against his chin, looking more like a man proctoring a math exam than one coaching a basketball game.

04/07/2013

Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), fired coach Mike Rice  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), university president Robert Barchi (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Clouds Of Chaos And Controversy Surround Rutgers Basketball Program

Clouds of controversy has surrounded the Rutgers basketball program in April.

04/06/2013

Mike Rice (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giglio: Mike Rice Fallout Puts Further Damper On Collegiate Athletics, Final Four

The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.

04/05/2013

Trent Lockett #22 of the Marquette Golden Eagles fights to control the ball against Michael Carter-Williams #1, C.J. Fair #5 and Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Will Michigan Be Able To Beat Syracuse’s Vaunted 2-3 Zone Defense?

Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend. How do you score against the Syracuse 2-3 zone defense? Lately, there seems to be no answer.

04/05/2013

2013 Big East tournament (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

2013 Big East tournament (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

Richard Pitino (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Bold Hire At Minnesota, Old Big East’s New Name & More NCAA Notes

Give Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague credit. After firing Tubby Smith and striking out on Fred Hoiberg and Mick Cronin, Teague made a bold hire with Richard Pitino.

04/04/2013

Mike Rice (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallas: Did Mike Rice Have To Be Fired? Of Course He Did

In the 21st century, you simply can’t put your hands on a kid. Or throw balls at a kid. Or kick a kid. Or use homophobic slurs toward a kid. Rice did all of these things and still kept his job, until now. And that’s the scariest thing of all.

04/03/2013

Mike Rice (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Video Shows Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice Verbally, Physically Abusing Players

The video immediately garnered national attention, as Rice is seen both physically and verbally abusing his players. The head coach included gay slurs in his rants and even threw basketballs at his players.

04/02/2013

Dana Altman (Photo by Thearon Henderson/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Louisville, Damyean Dotson And 16 Reasons To Love The Sweet 16

Louisville’s press, Damyean Dotson’s upside and Denzel Valentine’s versatility are just three of the many reasons to love the Sweet 16.

03/27/2013

Joel James #0 of the North Carolina Tar Heels battles for a long rebound with Marshall Guilmette #41 of the East Carolina Pirates. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

East Carolina Set To Join Big East As All-Sports Member

East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned.

03/27/2013

Andrew Smith #44 of the Butler Bulldogs passes the ball off against the Xavier Musketeers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Butler, Creighton, Xavier Moving To New Big East

Butler, Creighton and Xavier are moving to the new Big East. They will join the so-called Catholic 7 basketball schools who left to start a new conference and are keeping the Big East name.

03/20/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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