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Breaking: Curt Miller resigns from Indiana

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Sources: Christin Mercer to transfer to Jacksonville

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Former Florida star Christin Mercer has verbally committed to transfer to Jacksonville. Mercer, who was suspended last year after being charged with a third degree felony, was the Gator's second-leading scorer at 11.8 points. Per reports, it was believed that Mercer took a plea deal to reduce the charge.

Sources: Alexis Jones to transfer to Baylor

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Alexis Jones has decided to transfer from Duke to Baylor. She will have two years of eligibility remaining. More details to follow.

Alexis Jones is transferring from Duke

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Per multiple sources, Duke starting guard Alexis Jones is transferring from the program. She is the second guard to transfer from Duke as Kiana Holland left during the season. Jones, who is recovering from a torn ACL, was the Blue Devils’ third leading scorer this past season at 13.1 points per game. She also averaged 5.3 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 as well. This is a devastating blow for the Blue Devils who already lost four starters to graduation: Chelsea Gray, Richa Jackson, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston. Also, contributing guard Chloe Wells was not a part of the team late in the years. More details to come later.

Mid-major: Stetson gets commitment from McKenna Beach (Cape Coral HS)

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Per multiple sources, Stetson has landed its first commitment for the 2015 class in McKenna Beach. Beach, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Cape Coral high school in Florida, was named second team All-State this year. She was First Team All-Area by the Fort Myers News-Press and First Team All-Conference. Beach averaged 18.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.9 steals as a junior. Beach also plays for FGB AAU program led by Kenny Kallina.

2016 Forward Respect Leaphart (Fort Myers Dunbar) has committed to USF

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Jannah Tucker and Mercedes Russell out until October

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According to Dan Fleser of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, two players who figure to be apart of the rotation this season are out until October after undergoing surgery. Jannah Tucker had a do-over procedure over her ACL and Mercedes Russell had foot surgery.

Top-ranked post player Batouly Camara commits to Kentucky

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Per multiple sources, the nation's no. 21 player, Batouly Camara, has committed to Kentucky. Camara is a 6-foot-2 post player from New York and attends Blair Academy.

Mid-major update: Stetson gets transfer Jo Paine from Santa Clara

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Per multiple sources, Stetson has landed versatile transfer Jo Paine from Santa Clara University. Payne, a 6-foot forward, was named to the West Coast Conference Freshman Team and was second on the team in points (10.3) and rebounding (4.9). Paine also was first on the team in three-point percentage at 37.5%. Payne along with Alexandra Ciabattoni, a 6’0"guard/forward, is the second transfer Stetson has landed in the past couple of weeks. They both with bring great size and versatility to the Hatters.

Xavier lands nation's No. 20 recruit in Tierra Floyd

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Breaking News: Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee

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Maria Cornelius of Inside Tennessee has informed Swish Appeal that Diamond DeShields intends to transfer to Tennessee. Swish Appeal has confirmed this as well. DeShields was National Freshman of the Year and averaged 18 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. More details to come soon.

Top post player Erin DeGrate to take unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend

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Per multiple sources, Erin DeGrate is making an unofficial visit to Louisville. DeGrate, who is 6-foot-5, is rated No. 57 in the country by ESPN and hails from Texas.

Leticia Romero elects to transfer to FSU

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"I am proud to become a part of the Florida State family. It was apparent on my visit (that) they are a program with a great family atmosphere. I felt so comfortable and was amazed by the positive energy they transmit as a group. I feel it is an all around great fit for me and am excited for this next chapter in my playing career."

Leticia Romero

Q&A with Jay Bilas, Part II: NCAA policy conflicts

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas discusses how the prolonged process of Leticia Romero transferring from Kansas State reflects broader problems with NCAA policy.

Q&A with Jay Bilas, Part I: On K-State & Romero

Swish Appeal had the opportunity to discuss Leti Romero's transfer from Kansas State with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas.

Louisiana Tech gets two Marquette transfers: Brooke Pumroy and Ashley Santos

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"Brooke and Ashley are both outstanding young ladies," Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt said. "They are the type of student-athletes that can mesh well with our current players and help continue the culture change. Although they will have to sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules, they will compete every day in practice making everyone around them better. They have played in the Big East and are battle-tested against UConn, Notre Dame and so many physical, talented teams. We are excited to have them as part of the Lady Techster Family

Louisiana Tech Athletics

Jacksonville to host SEC Tournament in 2016

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"The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to travel to Jacksonville, a new site for our women’s basketball tournament," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. We look forward to showcasing our women’s basketball programs in the Sunshine State for the first time. Our student-athletes, coaches and current fans will greatly enjoy their visit and the exciting games will forge new fans of SEC women’s basketball in the process."

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Kansas State's hypocrisy in dealing with Romero

Kansas State finally granted point guard Leticia Romero her release to transfer after an extended refusal to do so, as reported by Kansas media this morning.

Ex-Vanderbilt guard Kady Schrann transfers to FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast has landed Vanderbilt transfer Kady Schrann; she will spend her last year with the Eagles. Schrann, who was ranked No. 58 in the country coming out of high school, will have one...

Kansas State "accidentally" grants permission to Leticia Romero to talk to MTSU

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In a report by the Manhattan Mercury, the debacle that is the Leticia Romero case took another weird turn. Romero was actually granted permission to talk to one of the 94 schools on her list, Middle Tennessee State. But, the problem is that Kansas State didn't mean to give her that permission to talk to the Blue Raiders. As a matter of fact, once the Wildcats realized that they gave Romero that permission, they immediately tried to rescind it -- they claimed it was a "clerical error." One has to feel sorry for Romero and all that she's enduring.

Kansas State asks for their AD's letter to be removed publicly, a move that has been denied.

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Kansas State has sent a letter to the Manhattan Mercury requesting the immediate removal of a specific letter - the letter in question is that of athletic director John Currie's. In the letter, he stated: "Although it is unprecedented, I believe that is in the student-athlete’s best interest for the committee to reconvene to consider this new information and potentially approve her request for a conditional transfer release." The Manhatten Mecury have denied this request, the link to a photo of the letter is here.

Interview: Romero on "frustrating" transfer denial

Swish Appeal caught up with Leticia Romero to discuss her transfer request that Kansas State has denied without an explanation, leading to a frustrating battle that has garnered national attention.

Purdue's Sharon Versyp receives contract extension through 2019-20

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"Sharon has built a solid foundation for sustained success," said senior associate athletics director Nancy Cross, who oversees the women’s basketball program. "Her competitive fire burns brightly, just as it did when she was a Boilermaker student-athlete, and our program is in a strong position to compete for championships with Sharon at the helm."

Purdue Athletics

Nation's top prospect, Katie Lou Samuelson, has committed to UConn

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Rutgers and C. Vivian Stringer agree on new contract extension

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Rumor: Southern Utah plans to hire Chris Boettcher as their new head coach

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Per multiple sources, it's rumored that Southern Utah will name Chris Boettcher as their new head coach. Boettcher is currently coaching Shiga Lakestars In Japan's BJ League. He has plenty of college coaching experience in the state of Utah: BYU (2009-13) and Utah Valley (2001-09).

Nicky Anosike and Tyaunna Marshall waived by New York Liberty

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Diamond DeShields to visit South Carolina this weekend

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"My last visit this weekend is to South Carolina and then a decision should come soon after," said Diamond DeShields to Maria M. Cornelius of Inside Tennessee.

Inside Tennessee

Guest blog: Bri Kulas on Stars camp & being cut

In her latest blog, Missouri product Bri Kulas reflects on her time in San Antonio Stars training camp, a new friendship that came of it, and what she'll do in the future now that she has been cut.

Statement from the families of Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis

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"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events and the loss of Ginny. Words cannot express how we feel or our remorse. Ginny was a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, athlete, teammate, coach, teacher, colleague, friend and storyteller. She was a formidable player who will always be remembered for her NCAA free-throw shooting record, which led to national recognition and her nickname "Deadeye Doyle." She was an accomplished coach, dedicated to women's basketball and her life with the University of Richmond Spiders. She touched the lives of many and lived life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed and holds a special place in all our hearts. We are saddened by the loss of our Natalie. Natalie was devoted to her faith, her family and her fiancéMichael Dougher. She was our thoughtful, affectionate, beautiful daughter and sister. She was most excited to share her future loving Michael. "Natalie loved people. She was our constant source of happiness and joy. She used genuine words and selfless actions to gently help others be more successful and more fulfilled."

Families of Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis (For more on the story, check out our storystream)
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