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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

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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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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Syracuse Earns Number 4 Seed, Faces Big Sky Champions Montana

The number four seed Orange will fac Montana in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/17/2013

Jim Boeheim (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament Semifinal

Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.

03/15/2013

Steve Lavin

Riding The Storm: Lavin High On St. John’s After Personal Struggles, Hoops Upheaval

Steve Lavin has only been at the helm of St. John’s basketball for three seasons, but each year of his New York tenure has been marked by dramatic highs and lows that don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.

03/15/2013

Trevor Cooney #10 and assistant coach Gerry McNamara of the Syracuse Orange react after C.J. Fair #5 makes a 3-point basket at the buzzer of the end of the first half. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Syracuse Edges Pitt, Sets Up Epic Big East Tournament Semifinal Against Hoyas

James Southerland and Michael Carter-Williams kept Syracuse’s run at one more title going, as the 19th-ranked Orange beat No. 17 Pittsburgh, 62-59, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

03/14/2013

Ryan Kelly (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

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Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East Tournament

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).

03/13/2013

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Syracuse Orange Rocked By Georgetown 61-39

The Hoyas’ stifling defense held the Orange to 39 points in Syracuse’s Saturday defeat.

03/09/2013

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