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Big East Linkage: May 10 - Transfer Edition

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Pittsburgh continues to raid the Big Ten of defensive transfers. This time, it's former five-star linebacker Dorian Bell that is leaving Ohio State to join the Panthers.

Louisville might be on the receiving end of another transfer as well. The Cardinals welcomed former South Carolina running back Jarvis Giles in January, now there is talk that Missouri quarterback Tyler Gabbert is considering a transfer to Louisville (and several schools).

Down the Drive reports that former Maryland linebacker Ben Pooler is headed to Cincinnati and will be eligible to play right away.

Former McDonald's All-American Wally Judge is leaving Kansas State and is headed to Rutgers. He will sit out the 2011-2012 and be eligible the following fall.

UConn announced that wide receiver Dwayne Difton has decided to leave the program and will transfer.

Louisville announced that it will continue its basketball series with Western Kentucky. The series will feature another round of games in Nashville, at Western Kentucky, and then in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center.

Villanova's Jay Wright sat down with and discussed his team's late season slumps the past two years.

Chris Dortch of has a lengthy article on the various ways programs develop NBA talent, and focuses on Jamie Dixon and Pitt today.