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Wes Miller Has Me Fired Up

With the press conference wrapped up for new Cincinnati basketball coach , the pulse around the program is sky high. Miller got the job, spoke with the players on the team, started to bridge the gap with past players, drove to Indianapolis to persuade another player to return, and bought a new Bearcats tie all before his 11am press conference. (247 Sports)

Boston College trolled on Twitter after signing apparel and footwear deal with New Balance

After being an Under Armour school for the past several years, Boston College is switching things up in the apparel/footwear department. On Tuesday, the Eagles announced that they had inked a 10-year deal with New Balance, which will begin on June 1, 2021. Let’s just say there were plenty of fans who decided to have some fun with Boston College. (Saturday Down South)

Gonzaga Bulldogs star freshman guard Jalen Suggs to enter NBA draft

Gonzaga freshman guard is entering the 2021 NBA draft, he announced Monday. Suggs, a 6-foot-4 point guard, led Gonzaga to a sensational season as the Bulldogs went undefeated until losing to Baylor in the national championship game. Suggs, 19, is considered a franchise-leading point guard and expected to be among the top three picks. (ESPN.com)

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado will hire agent for draft, retain eligibility to return

Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado will hire an agent and test his NBA draft stock while leaving open the potential to return for a fifth season. The ACC defensive player of the year, Alvarado had been understood to be weighing his options between turning pro and playing a final season with the Yellow Jackets, whom he led to their first first ACC title since 1993. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

College basketball coaching changes: With Arizona & Cincinnati closing, every big job's been filled

In early February there was curiosity within college basketball over whether there'd be more than 30 jobs that could change, due in part to lingering financial concerns. Turns out, it's nearly 60. This year's coaching carousel turned into one of the noisiest of the past decade. And it's also been a rare year not just in terms of volume, but quality of job. (CBS Sports)

Florida State sophomore Balsa Koprivica declares for the NBA Draft

Florida State’s sophomore center, Balsa Koprivica, has declared for the NBA Draft. Koprivica leaves Florida State after two seasons when he was just starting to catch his stride as a player. He exits after a sophomore season that saw him start 20 of 24 games and earn honors such as being a member of the First-Team All-ACC Tournament team. (Tomahawk Nation)

Ex-UConn coach Kevin Ollie to coach new elite basketball prospect venture

Former UConn coach and 13-year NBA veteran Kevin Ollie has been hired as the head coach and director of player development for the Overtime Elite, a new professional basketball league for top prospects between 16 and 18 years old. The OTE's plan is to offer six-figure financial packages and an academic tutoring component for high school players. (ESPN.com)

Duke assistant Nolan Smith moves into key role on Krzyzewski's bench

Nolan Smith, aka The People's Champ, has been a fixture at Duke and in Durham since his playing days. Now, with Nate James leaving for the head job at Austin Peay, Smith has gotten the bump up to assistant coach. "My master plan is to continue to bless others. That's my master plan," he said. Beyond basketball, Smith is a force in the Bull City. (WTVD)

Devin Leary makes his return during NC State's spring football game

The NC State spring football game is in the books with the Red team, made up mostly of the Wolfpack's projected starters, defeating the White team. Here are some quick takeaways. Let's start with the most obvious and anticipated question: How did starting QB Devin Leary look in his first live action since a season-ending injury last December? (Gaston Gazette)

NCAA places Southern Cal basketball on probation for violations uncovered in FBI investigation

More than three and a half years after the FBI's sting on college basketball ensnared a member of the USC staff, the Trojans have finally learned their penalty. The USC program is receiving two years probation and a series of recruiting restrictions in connection with former assistant Tony Bland's actions, the NCAA Committee on Infractions announced. (CBS Sports)
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