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Looking ahead: Oklahoma begins the after-Buddy era

As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.

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Should Nigel Hayes return to Wisconsin? (1:44)
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What you don't know about Roy Williams (1:08)
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Voepel: Baffling that women's basketball stands alone in UNC's latest notice (2:22)
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Top 10 available CBB transfers

The number of Division I transfers swelled to more than 700 last season. The 2016 version includes ex-Duke guard Derryck Thornton and hundreds of others.

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Aussie rules football league eyes U.S. talent

The Australian Football League is seeking big men, so a group of U.S. college athletes, mostly basketball players, was recruited to L.A. this week for a crash course in Australian rules football.

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Coach K: Amaker, Wojciechowski and Battier best Duke defenders (1:05)
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Calipari's March Madness memories (1:04)
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Gathers is ready to showcase his football skills (1:54)
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Who are the favorites for 2017's top recruits?

Sure there are a handful of unsigned 2016 prospects, but it's time to turn our attention to the Class of 2017. The first evaluation period brought the coaches to see No. 1 DeAndre Ayton and others while setting up some interesting recruiting storylines.

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Remembering Pearl Washington (0:49)
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Syracuse legend Pearl Washington's signature moment (0:15)
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Boeheim: We were blessed to have Pearl Washington at Syracuse (1:49)

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Cowboys drafted Baylor BASKETBALL player Rico Gathers in the 6th Round. He hasn't played football since he was 13 years old. (via @espnnfl)

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Stefan Moody's agent, Jason Elam, told ESPN that his client has had interest from 6 NFL teams. Intrigued, but Moody wants to play in NBA.

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Cowboys drafted Baylor basketball standout Rico Gathers in round 6, will try to turn him into Jason Witten's successor.

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Rico Gathers had 292 offensive rebounds the last 2 seasons, more than any major conference player in that span. Yes. We have his CBB stats.

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CAA's Ty Sullivan confirms that Kris Dunn has been invited to the combine. Cuonzo Martin told ESPN Jaylen Brown also invited.

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Saint Joseph’s announces that both DeAndre’ Bembry and Isaiah Miles have been invited to the NBA combine. Miles played well at Portsmouth.

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Maryland will be well-repped at the combine. Diamond Stone, Robert Carter, Jake Layman and Melo Trimble all invited.

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So far, here are some alternates for the NBA combine: Yogi Ferrell, Marcus Lee, Jaron Blossongame, Ty Wallace, Malik Pope.

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Surprised that former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell is an alternate for the NBA combine. His agent Keith Kreiter confirmed to ESPN.

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Two more: Syracuse wing Malachi Richardson and former Maryland forward Robert Carter told ESPN they have been invited to the NBA combine.

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Some guys that have not received invite to combine: Abdul Malik-Abu, Devin Williams, Derrick Jones, Chris Obekpa, Jimmy Hall, Jalen Moore.

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Oakland's Kay Felder has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine, his agent Michael Silverman told ESPN.

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Skal Labissiere and Elgin Cook have both been invited to the NBA Draft Combine, agent Travis King told ESPN.