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Rick Pitino says he was 'blindsided' by Chris Jones' arrest on rape charges — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rick Pitino loves talking about Peyton Siva, Gorgui Dieng, Luke Hancock and Russ Smith. With good reason. They were great college players who formed the nucleus of Louisville's 2013 national championship team. Often he will drop the names of Francisco Garcia, Taquan Dean and Larry O'Bannon.

When it comes to college athletics, it sure seems cheating pays — At Big 12 media days last July, commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a ripple through college sports by declaring that "cheating pays." He said the NCAA's enforcement model was "broken" and that the risk of significant punishment didn't outweigh the reward of winning. "They're in a battle with a BB gun in their hand," Bowlsby said.

Forde Minutes: Coaching chaos, bubble watch and the battle for No. 1 seeds — Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college basketball (where freshman ineligibility is the clubhouse leader for Dumbest College Sports Idea of 2015): IT'S LATE FEBRUARY; DO YOU HATE YOUR TEAM YET?

Louisville dismisses point guard Chris Jones — A dramatic week ended badly for Louisville point guard Chris Jones. The senior went from suspended for the Cardinals' game at Syracuse on Wednesday to starring Saturday against Miami to dismissed from the team Sunday, the school announced. Coach Rick Pitino declined comment to Yahoo Sports on why Jones was dismissed, saying only, "He's finished."

UK's path to perfection driven by John Calipari's relentless attitude — LEXINGTON, Ky. - At the 9:17 mark of the first half Saturday night, Kentucky led Auburn by the hide-the-women-and-children score of 30-4. Karl-Anthony Towns, your thoughts at that point? "How did they get four?" the freshman big man said. This is the Kentucky mindset, as it flows from coach John Calipari through his outrageously talented and deep roster.

How to revive New York area’s struggling college hoops scene — This is the kind of week that rekindles the seemingly eternal discussion of what is wrong with college basketball in the New York City area. On Tuesday night, bubble team St. John's was routed in a very important game against Georgetown.

Forde Minutes: Is UK the Florida State of college basketball? — Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college basketball (scorpion venom serum sold separately in Corvallis.): IS KENTUCKY THE FLORIDA STATE OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL? The Minutes was on " The Tony Kornheiser Show (1) " Monday, also known as the Best Radio Show Extant.

Forde Minutes - Why active coaches shouldn't be eligible for HOF — Watch the video Forde Minutes - Why active coaches shouldn't be eligible for HOF on Yahoo Sports . Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde explains why Kentucky's John Calipari and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan should have to wait to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Darrun Hilliard's game-winner shows 'Nova is legit, but questions remain — INDIANAPOLIS - The sound in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse was something between a collective groan and a gasp when Villanova's Darrun Hilliard wound up all alone with the ball behind the 3-point arc in the dying seconds Saturday night. How in the name of Bobby Plump did he get wide open?

Remembering Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian — View the Remembering Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian photo gallery on Yahoo Sports. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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Mar 01, 2015

@ClowESPN: Ivan Maisel has been so much more than just a colleague to all of us at ESPN. Keep his family in your prayers.” Amen to that.

Mar 01, 2015

@Mark_Schlabach: There isn't a more kind man & true Southern gentleman than Ivan Maisel. Please pray for him, his wife & his 2 daughters"

Feb 28, 2015

RT @DanWetzel: Never ending spiral RT @dankanenando: No GRE, low GPA, and school year underway, UNC FB player gets into grad school

Feb 28, 2015

@HighlanderSwim Thank you, Mike! Exciting, exhausting day. You know the type. Hope you and your family are doing great.

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