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College basketball rankings: Preseason countdown of every team continues with Nos. 200-69 for 2021-22 season

This is the stage where things start to get controversial. The unveiling of part two of my preseason rankings spans the widest range: Nos. 69-200. This is the only portion of the three where all 32 conferences are represented. At the top, we have prime candidates to prove me wrong and work their way to the NCAA Tournament. On the back end, some small-league secrets that you should know more about now.  

There’s at least a dozen quality mid-major teams you’ll find below that will wind up having real Cinderella hopes six months from now. You’ll also find a bevy

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College football scores, schedule, NCAA top 25 rankings, games today: Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee in action

The college football schedule in Week 7 may look light compared to last week’s monster slate of games involving highly-ranked teams. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the 2021 season, it’s to expect the unexpected, and there are plenty of opportunities for intrigue and mayhem with involving the 16 ranked teams in action on Saturday.

In the noon ET window, No. 3 Cincinnati handled a banged-up UCF squad with ease while  No. 10 Michigan State barely came away with a win at Indiana, while No. 12 Oklahoma State stayed unbeaten against Texas. In total, seven ranked teams will

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SEC college football picks, odds in Week 6: Alabama cruises again, Auburn keeps it tight with Georgia

A big week lies ahead in the SEC with three massive matchups that will drastically define the landscape of the conference. No. 1 Alabama will make the trek to College Station to take on Texas A&M, though this game doesn’t carry the same kind of hype considering the two-loss Aggies — a preseason top-10 team — haven’t lived up to their end of the bargain. Despite that, Kyle Field will certainly be rocking on Saturday night in the hopes of wrecking the Crimson Tide’s dream season. 

Meanwhile, No. 2 Georgia will travel to the Plains to square off against No.

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Candid Coaches: Who was the best coaching hire in college basketball in 2021?

CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander surveyed more than 100 coaches for our annual Candid Coaches series. They polled everyone from head coaches at elite programs to assistants at smaller Division I schools. In exchange for complete anonymity, coaches provided unfiltered honesty about a number of topics. Through the end of this week we’re posting the results on 10 questions asked. Today is question No. 8. 

College hoops in 2021 had its most hectic spin of the coaching carousel … maybe ever? More than 60 jobs switched hands; nearly 20% of those openings came from power

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Tyrone Williams, nation’s leading junior college scorer, commits to Oregon Ducks men’s basketball

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball program entered the week with one of the nation’s top 2022 recruiting classes, thanks to the verbal commitments of five-star point guard Dior Johnson and five-star center Kel’el Ware.

Off to a terrific start, Oregon added a third piece to the puzzle Monday.

And in typical Dana Altman fashion, the Ducks added a gem via the junior college ranks, as Grayson College guard Tyrone Williams, the nation’s leading scorer at the junior college level, announced his commitment to Oregon:

The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 27.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 55.1 percent from

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Big 12 Gets 4 New Members in College Sports’ Latest Shuffle

In another sign of a precarious era of realignment in college sports, the Big 12 Conference moved Friday to add Brigham Young University, Cincinnati, Houston and the University of Central Florida, with the colleges able to join as early as 2023.

B.Y.U. will join the Big 12 on July 1, 2023, while the other three programs will join the league no later than July 1, 2024, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters on Friday.

The Big 12 had been moving quickly to compensate for the departure of Texas and Oklahoma to the stacked Southeastern Conference, which houses three of

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SEC establishes forfeit policies for college football games canceled due to COVID-19

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The Power Five conferences have made it clear: If you can’t play due to COVID-19, you will take a loss. The SEC became the latest to announce its cancellation policy on Monday with a forfeit mandate similar to the rest of the Power Five. The policy will hand a forfeit to any team that is unable to play due to COVID-19 issues, while assigning a win in the conference standings to the team able to play. The SEC also will consider financial reimbursement to any team whose game was canceled through no fault of its own. 

If both teams

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How high does Memphis climb in Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings for 2021-22?

Rosters are finally set for the 2021-22 college basketball season — at least we think that’s the case. With Western Kentucky announcing it was signing Cincinnati transfer Keith Williams, every transfer in ESPN’s top 100 rankings has picked his destination. And with Emoni Bates announcing his commitment to Memphis last week, every prospect in the ESPN 100 has chosen a college or the G League.

So, barring a late reclassification or last-minute transfer, the landscape is pretty much settled for the upcoming campaign. And the movement of the past month has brought us a new name for the Final Four

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Former Miami football player arrested in 2006 murder of teammate Bryan Pata | College football

A former University of Miami football player was arrested Thursday in connection with the 2006 fatal shooting of his teammate Bryan Pata.

Rashaun Jones, 35, of Lake City, was arrested in Marion County on a first-degree murder warrant by Miami-Dade police and the US Marshals Service, police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta said.

“The Pata family has waited a long time to see the individual they had believed involved in Brian’s death arrested and charged,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “While the time needed to build sufficient evidence to ethically charge in a homicide can sometimes feel

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College football realignment updates: Latest news as Texas, Oklahoma reportedly leave Big 12

The Big 12 is slowly becoming anything but “Big” or “12” (well, really, 10). 

247Sports’ Chip Brown reported on Thursday that both Oklahoma and Texas will inform the conference on Monday they will not renew when the league’s grants of rights expire in 2025, which sets in motion the chance to join the SEC.

The Sooners and Longhorns look to join the ranks of the SEC — something that might not be exactly destined to happen. Should OU and Texas apply to become members, a vote from the SEC would be required to get them to join. Should three

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