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Mathieu likely to claim Gophers’ point guard spot

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If you were looking forward to a backcourt of Hollins & Hollins at Minnesota this season, it’s starting to look unlikely.According to Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 5-foot-9 juco transfer Deandre Mathieu has claimed a starting slot for the Gophers.“Deandre Mathieu should be the Gophers’ starting point guard,” Rayno wrote. “After a single exhibition [more]

UConn’s Daniels is prepping for a breakout season

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It’s easy to imagine that all athletes are extroverts who enjoy the limelight, but it’s not always a fair assumption. Take UConn’s DeAndre Daniels, for instance. According to a recent article in the Hartford Courant, the junior forward’s struggle to assert himself on the court mirrors his reluctance to stand out in his personal life.The [more]

Hey, Linus! Marcus Lee is the Great Pumpkin! (PHOTO)

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Halloween is over, but I’m not quite ready to let go yet.The Sporting News published some awesome photos of current DI players in their childhood Halloween costumes this week, and one in particular tickled my funny bone for some reason. There were photos of young Sam Dekker as a cowboy, Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble as [more]

Rhody’s Hurley: “I don’t know what a foul is” under new rules

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When a veteran coach like Dan Hurley doesn’t know how to adapt to a rule change, you can bet we’re in for a bumpy ride as the season opens.Randy Peterson of USA Today put it succinctly when he wrote “College basketball officials are supposed to call hand-checking a foul as they transition the sport from [more]

Duke debuts faster pace in preseason victory

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This year’s Duke team is younger than what we usually see in Durham. That’s tough, because everyone’s still learning how to play the right way. It’s also a great opportunity, because everyone’s still learning how to play the right way.That means a clever coach can introduce a new style of play without as much resistance.Exactly [more]

Assigned reading: St. John’s grew up this summer

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It’s always helpful to remember that famous people are human. That goes double for college athletes, who are, after all, college kids.Every time I read a tut-tutting expose about a college basketball player’s off-court indiscretions, one thought runs through my mind: thank god nobody was watching me that closely when I was 19.That’s what I love [more]