1. The John Riek-Mississippi State Controversy Continues

    Apparently, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding John Riek’s supposed commitment to MSU. Rivals reports that Riek signed a Letter of Intent, which is binding, on Apr. 15 of this year...

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  2. Mississippi State Adds John Riek

    Just when you thought the Bulldogs had ended their recruiting after signing an extra scholarship in highly-touted big-man Renardo Sidney, today brings word that John Riek, an elite 7′2″ former top-five prospect and No...

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  3. Mississippi State Pulls In SEC's Top Recruit Renardo Sidney

    Sidney to MSU The nation’s fifth-best basketball prospect according to Scout, and the best incoming freshman to the SEC thus far, signed with Mississippi State on Thursday...

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  4. Big-Time Recruit Changing Committment to SEC?

    Sidney to MSU? Top 10 recruit and insanely talented big-man Renardo Sidney is apparently strongly considering a switch of his committment from USC to Mississippi State. Sources have all but confirmed that Sidney visited Starkville this past weekend...

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  5. SEC Basketball Takes Another Hit, Florida Forward to Transfer

    Tyus to transfer More suprising news in the SEC, this time from the Gators. Sophomore Alex Tyus, who ranked second on the team this past season in scoring (12.5 ppg) and first in rebounding (6...

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  6. SEC Basketball: Overachievers and Underachievers of 2008-09

    No doubt that, as a whole, the SEC underachieved heavily in 2008-09. Due mostly to a severe lack of experience, many teams in the conference fell well short of their expectations this season...

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  7. David Huertas Leaving Ole Miss Basketball Team

    In a surprising announcement, Ole Miss junior guard David Huertas—one of the SEC’s best scorers—is leaving the Rebels to pursue a pro career in his native Puerto Rico. Huertas averaged 18...

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  8. My Official 2008-09 Men's Basketball Awards

    Here are the rather delayed decisions: SEC Player of the Year: Jodie Meeks (Junior, Kentucky) This was a tough decision between three players...

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  9. Mark Fox Takes Over the Reins of Georgia Basketball

    Fox to Georgia Georgia has officially hired the University of Nevada’s Mark Fox—a surprising move, considering his name hadn’t even been mentioned in the rumor mill...

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  10. Coaching carousel spins…

    Memphis interested in Pearl? Decided to recap the SEC coaching situation as of today… Calipari is the nation’s first $4 mil/year basketball coach. Wow...

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  11. The Kentucky Wildcats Have a New Coach…

    Calipari to UK? Or supposedly, although the media rumor bonfire has caught on heavily. Many various sources, including the Commercial Appeal, Star Tribune, and even CBS Sports are reporting ...

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  12. Grant officially accepts Alabama job…

    Anthony Grant, former coach of VCU, has accepted an offer to coach Alabama and will be coaching the Crimson Tide in 2009-10. This seems to be a decent hire, although I’m just not sold on Grant...

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  13. The Kentucky Wildcats' Situation…

    So, just two seasons after fans were clamoring over Gillispie, who had been hired after impressive turnarounds at Texas El-Paso and then Texas A&M, the three-time Big 12 coach of the year and reigning SEC co-coach of the year has been let go...

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  14. Mitch Barnhart with Nasty Words for Billy Gillispie

    As most expected, Kentucky today announced that it will not retain Billy Gillispie next season. What WAS surprising, though, was Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart’s words ...

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  15. NCAA Notes: Mississippi Forward Malcolm White Transfers; Billy Gillispie Fired?

    First, that which is NOT rumor... Malcolm White has decided to transfer out of Ole Miss. Early reports state that White decided to leave for “personal reasons” and “wanted to be closer to his family...

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  16. Billy Gillespie Fired From Kentucky

    Apparently, well-known Wildcat booster/fan Marc Haggard has gone public that Billy Gillespie has been fired, and the official statement will be released tomorrow...

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  17. Kentucky Wildcats Carrying the SEC banner…

    With last night’s losses by Auburn and Florida, Kentucky stands as the only SEC team in postseason play. The Wildcats play at Notre Dame tonight at 6 p.m. CT for their chance to represent the Southeastern Conference in the NIT Final Four...

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  18. Anthony Grant lands in Tuscaloosa…

    VCU’s coach Anthony Grant landed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama [home of the Crimson Tide] this morning around 10 a.m. CT and is being formally interview for the job there. Grant, of course, is a former Billy Donovan [Florida] assistant...

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  19. What to look for…

    Just giving you guys a heads-up on what to look for in the coming week(s)… I’ll be analyzing the cumulative SEC statistics for each team compared to the conference and the nation, ...

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  20. Anthony Grant of VCU Interviewed by Another SEC Team

    This time it’s Alabama. Actually, he hasn’t been interviewed yet—but ‘Bama has received permission to contact VCU’s head coach, according to the Tuscaloosa News...

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  21. Kentucky Wildcats, Billy Gillispie Still Attached for Now

    This Kentucky-Billy Gillispie rumor has created a media wildfire that has burned out of control. As A Sea of Blue reports, it seems as if the media has reached a consensus that Gillispie will be shown the door—just two seasons after his NIT run...

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  22. LSU Plays Tough, But Falls to North Carolina

    LSU gave a good, tough fight throughout the game against the Tarheels, and led late, but UNC eventually out-talented and out-performed the Tigers to take an 84-70 victory. Here’s the stats recap from the game… LSU shot 45...

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  23. Another SEC Squad Falls…

    Boy, the SEC isn’t doing anything to help its case that this hasn’t been a down year. Tennessee fell today in one of the most exciting games of the first round, although Florida dominated Miami in the NIT to move on to the quarterfinals...

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  24. One less SEC postseason team…

    The only SEC team playing yesterday was Mississippi State, who got absolutely handled by Washington. Many picked State as an “upset special”, but Washington was ferocious on defense and Brockman ...

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  25. Rumor mill on full alert…

    I want to provide a disclaimer in that everything in this post is simply speculation and rumor, nothing more...

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