2015 College Basketball transfers list


College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (4/11/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.


Be sure to check out our 2015 NFL mock draft as well.

And our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015-16 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings


Yes, I know the college basketball season just ended but it is still the perfect time to reveal my insanely early 2015-16 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  There are still a ton of x-factors as guys are deciding on whether or not they are going to enter the NBA Draft, players are transferring, and seven McDonald’s All-Americans have yet to make their college decision so consider these rankings a rough draft and expect an update in a couple of weeks.

Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and where. Here’s a list of underclassman who have declared for the draft.

Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or otherwise have an issue with something.

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Brian Kelly wants signing day moved to December


Brian Kelly appeared at the opening of the Under Armour brand house on Michigan Avenue in Chicago last night, and spoke with the media members for a few minutes. Notre Dame is of course is a UA school now and a handful of Athletic Department members, including Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick made the trip.

Kelly wore the same famous blazer that he’s pictured in here.

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Notre Dame football spring game won’t be just invitation only


With the Stadium under renovation, Notre Dame football has relocated their annual intra-squad spring game to LaBar practice fields. What we do know is that there will be an intra-squad, Blue and Gold game. It will be on April 18th. More details are coming into focus now, but there are still plenty of details to be worked out.

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Details on the new Notre Dame football coaching staff


The Notre Dame football program has made some major changes to its coaching staff. Brian Kelly finalized his new staff this offseason ahead of spring football. ND did a media opportunity this week. Here’s what the staff looks like with each Notre Dame football coach and his new title.

Where appropriate a notable quotable too. *indicates coaches that are new to the program

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Former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn attempting comeback


The NFL career of Brady Quinn is no more. potentially alive again.

According to NFL Media’s Dan Hanzus, Quinn has been working with former NFL quarterback Jeff Christensen, who has also worked with the likes of Drew Stanton and Kirk Cousins in the past.

Remember, he never made an official retirement statement. Yes, he made the decision to join Fox Sports last year; hanging up his cleats and picking up a microphone.

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Notre Dame football: how will signing day impact the future?


Another national signing day is in the books and once again Brian Kelly brought in a superlative class that received a lot of high rankings across the board. ESPNU ranked the class entering the Notre Dame football program as #13, Rivals #12, Scout, 24/7 Sports #13,

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Notre Dame football hauls in top 10 recruiting class

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(UPDATE: Notre Dame signing days news and notes, nuggets and tidbits)

It was a very disappointing Notre Dame football season in 2014. The bowl win over a very good LSU team brought in some positive vibes after the dramatic second half of the season slide. The era of good feelings continues on national signing day as Notre Dame football looks pretty good in team recruiting standings right now.

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Notre Dame football: Kiper analyzes NFL Draft prospects


Every offseason in South Bend brings a few NFL Draft early entry decisions to be made. This year was especially busy with the Notre Dame football program, as Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day had big decisions to make. ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr did a draft conference call with the media and I asked him about the Notre Dame football players who stayed in school.

Having Stanley and Day back makes Notre Dame a top 15 team in 2015 probably. If you want to hear Kiper’s response to my Fighting Irish inquiry, here’s the podcast below:

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Ronnie Stanley’s return makes Notre Dame a top 15 team next year

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Notre Dame football fans already have their eyes on next season as they progress towards the fall riding the momentum of a thrilling Music City Bowl upset of #22 LSU.  Now that OT Ronnie Stanley has officially decided to return, along with the team’s best DL, Sheldon Day, it’s safe to say the Irish will be ranked in the top 15 of next year’s preseason polls.

For the 14th consecutive season NationalChamps.net has released its Annual Early Bird Preview, which takes a very early – but extremely compelling – peek into the next college football season. Notre Dame football nation was obviously disappointed in the second half collapse in 2014, but things look up for this fall as National Champs rank ND #16, and their vanquished opponent in Nashville, LSU, #11.

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Notre Dame vs West Virginia was last “Southernless” title game

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Tonight’s college football national title game has a unique twist to it. It’s the first time, in a generation, without any Southern Hospitality. Of course, it depends on where and how you define The South. The Mason-Dixon line is a state of a mind; not a states border.

Still the Oregon vs. Ohio State clash is historical. The match-up goes all the way back to 1998; Notre Dame and West Virginia. So Tony Rice and Major Harris- represent.

ESPN’s Chris Fowler previewed the title game on media conference call.

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