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FIBA makes changes, Thompson answering questions, Levington gets Brown-ed, Natalie Achonwa, Nik Stauskas all in Canadian Content

Today we have FIBA making big changes in their qualification formats, Rainmen coach Cliff Levingston is out, Natalie Achonwa on ESPN, the SFU women are 3-0, Nik Stauskas and a whole lot of other stuff all here in Canadian Content ...

Tristan is answering all your questions over the next few days on the Cavs site ...
Tristan is answering all your questions over the next few days on the Cavs site ...
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First we start off with this FIBA announcement courtesy of Canada Basketball. There are some very interesting changes to the qualification for both the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Olympics in 2016 that could make Canada's road a little tougher ... FIBA ANNOUNCES NEW FORMAT AND CALENDAR OF COMPETITION | Canada Basketball

Now is the pro stuff ...

You still have time to ask Mr. Thompson a question ... Tristan Thompson's Mailbox | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Montreal’s newest sports franchise, the Jazz | CTV Montreal News

Ottawa awarded expansion team for 2013-14 season - Sports - The Journal Pioneer

Player of the week Plummer focused on road games ahead - Sports - The Journal Pioneer

DurhamRegion Article: Oshawa Power finding its identity early in NBL Canada season

Storm's Plummer focusing on upcoming game, not league award - Sports - The Guardian

Looks like Cliff got Mike Brown'd ... Rainmen coach canned | The Chronicle Herald


Now for a few great NC-Double-Eh looks ...

ESPN recognizes that Nat is a key component now to the Irish's Final Four quest ... Natalie Achonwa could be key for Notre Dame Fighting Irish - ESPN

Big Shout to Micaella Riche for earning conference player of the week honors ...

And Nik is taking what he can get on the floor and surprising some (not us of course) ... Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas maximizes playing time | The Detroit News |

The SFU women are finally getting their just deserve, in Disney World no less ... Langford praises defensive effort as Clan women’s hoop gains national recognition in Disney Classic | The Province

And a great look here on big man Ali Haider in Michigan ... Big diamond in the rough - | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette

Now for some high school stuff ...

Get familiar with this kid ... First Look: Montaque Gill-Caesar is Huntington Prep's Next Star - CityLeagueHoops | CityLeagueHoops

This is impressive no matter what level it is ... High school basketball team celebrates 207-game winning streak | CTV Atlantic News

And there's lots of girls play off action in Ontario ...

InsideHalton Article: Loyola holds off scrappy Abbey Park to defend Halton basketball title

Junior Saints complete Cinderella story | High School Sports | Sports | Sault Star

Lydia Murray guides Knights to city title | High School Sports | Sports | Sault Star

Wolves steal crown from Queens | Basketball | Sports | Daily Herald Tribune

Falcons hold on to basketball title | The Chronicle-Journal

Senior Eagles win 7th straight title | High School Sports | Sports | Brantford Expositor

Cougars tamed | Basketball | Sports | St. Catharines Standard

Born to be a Warrior | High School Sports | Sports | St. Catharines Standard

Redcoats headed to Ontario championships | High School Sports | Sports | St. Catharines Standard

Here are some CIS from the past few days ...

First here are the CIS Top Ten for men and women to start.

Brandon can't recover from turnover-filled third quarter, loses to Bisons - Brandon Sun

A Stressful Game | Sports | The Link

Lancers sweep away Gee-Gees

‘S’ for Spoilers | Sports | The Link

Kelowna Capital News - Heat hoopsters earn first Canada West wins of the season

Vikes basketball host Spartans, support OneMatch campaign

Lady Hawks rebuilding? It doesn’t show | therecord

Dramatic comebacks keep UBC women's basketball perfectThe Ubyssey

And last but not least we have the CCAA stories ...

And like the CIS, here is the CCAA's Top 15 for both men and women here.

AU Thunderbirds lose nailbiter | Basketball | Sports | Sault Star

Historic win for Cambrian women | Basketball | Sports | Sudbury Star

Le Kodiak rentre bredouille du Saguenay - Basketball - Abitibi Express - Vallée-de-l'Or/Amos-région

VIU Mariners hoops split weekend

Rookie-laden Saints look to build basketball momentum | Windsor Star

Algoma basketball splits against Mohawk