Binghamton put men’s basketball coach Kevin Broadus on an indefinite paid leave of absence Wednesday after he was found to have violated NCAA rules last week.
FoxSports.com reported that Broadus had spoken with two student-athletes at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep on October 6, one day after the NCAA contact period had ended.
This incident was the latest black eye for a Binghamton program in the midst of a national scandal after one player, Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, was caught distributing crack cocaine and five other players, including former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler, were dismissed from the program.
Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio received an extension through 2013-14…Robert Morris got a commitment from 6-4 athletic wing Malcolm Lemmons of D.C. Gonzaga Prep…Rutgers cancelled its “Tip-Off to Kick Off” event on Friday prior to the Pitt football game. The event was cancelled due to inclement weather…Seton Hall head coach Bobby Gonzalez took his whole team out Tuesday night for Italian dinner and a showing of LeBron’s movie “More Than a Game.” The Pirates will host Devon Collier, Kyrie Irving and 2010 commit Fuquan Edwin on Oct. 30, and are hoping to get a visit from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God forward C.J. Leslie at some point also. Leslie heads to Kentucky this weekend for “Big Blue Madness” along with Irving, Tobias Harris, Achraf Yacoubou and Michael Gilchrist…Paterson Catholic sophomore Kyle Anderson headlines the sophomores invited to the Eddie Griffin Challenge Oct. 25 in Philly…South Kent (Conn.) guard Russ Smith has offers from Houston, Baylor, St. Bonaventure and La Salle and begins an official visit to La Salle today (Thursday).