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Morning Rumble: Emmitt Holt issues an apology, Rico Gathers won't miss any games

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Today in the Morning Rumble, Emmitt Holt issues an apology, Duke is rocking new uniforms and Rico Gathers is all set for the regular season.

Emmitt Holt was dismissed from the University of Indiana last week, but the forward from Webster, New York decided to issue an apology letter.

Holt, who averaged 3.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game with the Hoosiers, enrolled in Indian Hills Community College in Iowa and has three years of NCAA eligibility remaining. Maybe he can re-create his act and then transfer back into a Division I program for his final season of college basketball.

Duke is coming off a National Championship thanks to the likes of Justice Winslow, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, who are all now in the NBA. The new look 2015-16 Blue Devils will not only look to defend that title but they will be playing in style with new white home uniforms.

Coach K's squad had to take their pre-season team picture and they were surely showing off the new look.

Baylor received huge news this past week on one of their best players, big man Rico Gathers. Gathers, who was arrested this offseason on an under $500 theft charge, will not miss any regular season games, according to head coach Scott Drew.

The Bears would not be able to survive without Gathers as the 6'8" forward averaged 11.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game and was an all-Big 12 selection last year.

Jalek Felton, a 2017 6'3" guard from South Carolina, reconfirmed his commitment to Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday. Felton had interest from Kansas, Louisville, South Carolina and Wichita State but decided to stay close to home and have a chance to play in one of the best leagues in the country: the ACC.

The high energy, attacking shooting guard is ranked 21st on ESPN's top 100 recruiting list for the class of 2017 and is labeled as the number one player in the state of South Carolina.

Louisville has returned to campus following their Puerto Rico preseason tour and the team is having their fair share of fun before the season tips off.

The Cardinals had multiple players shoot backwards half court shots and they are calling for SportsCenter's top 10.

Kentucky and North Carolina will take part in an Alumni Game on September 13 at Rupp Arena and we know at least one Tar Heel great won't be participating in the festivities.

According to SNY, head coach John Calipari said that Michael Jordan has denied the opportunity to coach the North Carolina alumni because he will be "out of the country or something."