American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rhode Island's Dan Hurley to be hired as head coach at UConn

    ESPN "Rhode Island's Dan Hurley is headed to UConn on a six-year deal to become its new head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Hurley, 45, will replace Kevin Ollie, who was let go by the Huskies earlier this month after a fourth subpar season. Hurley, who informed his team of the decision early..." March 22

  • Gregg Marshall does right by Alex Lomax with NLI release

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis introduced Penny Hardaway as its new head coach Tuesday morning, with the former Tiger great and Memphis native making his triumphant return to campus. And it didn’t take long for Hardaway’s hiring to have an impact on the recruiting trail either, as the point guard who led Hardaway’s..." March 21

  • Penny Hardaway agrees to be next Memphis coach

    ESPN "Former Memphis star Penny Hardaway has agreed to a deal to become the Tigers head coach and a news conference is expected on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. Hardaway, who starred at the school in the early 1990s, will replace Tubby Smith, who was fired after just two seasons earlier this..." March 19

  • Report: NCAA issues will keep Larry Brown from joining Penny Hardaway’s staff

    Larry Brown Sports "A very bizarre Penny Hardaway-Larry Brown dream team will not be formed at Memphis. Though there were some rumors that Hardaway had interest in bringing Brown on as an assistant upon landing the Memphis job, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that “multiple NCAA issues” will scuttle that possibility." March 19

  • UConn 'closing in on' Dan Hurley as new coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "UConn is "closing in on an agreement" to hire Dan Hurley as its new head basketball coach, according to a report by The New Haven Register. Citing a source, the newspaper says there has been "considerable movement" over the last day and a deal is likely with the former St. Anthony and Seton Hall..." March 19

  • UConn is handling the Kevin Ollie situation all wrong, but Ollie's failures as a coach put him in this position

    New York Daily News "When you really think about it, former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie did it to himself. Ollie is currently fighting UConn's decision to fire him for "just cause." With an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season looming over the program, the university decided to..." March 14

  • Memphis fires Tubby Smith after two seasons. Will Penny Hardaway be his successor?

    USA Today "Tubby Smith said Wednesday he is no longer the men's basketball coach at Memphis. The decision was delivered during an 11:30 a.m. meeting between Smith, university president M. David Rudd and athletic director Tom Bowen on campus. It ended more than a week of speculation about Smith's job..." March 14

  • Ollie to contest UConn firing for 'just cause'

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie's career as UConn men's basketball coach is finished. The school announced Saturday that it was "initiating disciplinary procedure to terminate" Ollie's employment for "just cause," which would mean he would not have to be paid the roughly $10 million remaining on his contract. The..." March 11

  • UConn Fires Kevin Ollie

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie's time as UConn men's basketball coach is finished. The school announced Saturday morning it was "initiating procedure to terminate" Ollie's employment for "just cause," which would mean he would not have to be paid the roughly $10 million remaining on his contract. It could,..." March 10

  • Dan Hurley potential candidate for Connecticut job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Connecticut Huskies have a coaching vacancy for only the second time in three decades, and they may look to the coach of a nearby school to fill it. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, the Huskies are expected to take a look at Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley to replace Kevin Ollie, who..." March 10

  • Tubby Smith uncertain about coaching future at Memphis

    ESPN "With speculation swirling about his future, Memphis coach Tubby Smith was asked whether he thought he coached his last game with the Tigers after a 70-60 loss to Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals Saturday. "Who knows?" Smith said tersely. With that, expect..." March 10

  • Tubby Smith should get strong review from Memphis, agent says

    ESPN "In the wake of a report that Memphis might fire Tubby Smith after the season and hire Tigers legend Penny Hardaway, Smith's agent said the coach has received only positive feedback from school administrators. "What Tubby has gotten consistently from that administration is 'Coach, we know you're..." March 08

  • Report: Memphis considering replacing Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway

    ESPN "Memphis is considering firing head coach Tubby Smith and replacing him with Penny Hardaway, according to a report Tuesday by Hardaway would target Larry Brown as an assistant coach were he to replace Smith, according to the report. Hardaway, who played for the Tigers from 1991..." March 07

  • Tubby Smith thinks allowing transfers teaches athletes to quit.

    ESPN "Memphis coach Tubby Smith expressed his displeasure Sunday with the high number of players transferring in college basketball, telling reporters the practice teaches athletes "to quit." Memphis was hit particularly hard by transfers after last season, when six players transferred from Smith's..." March 05

  • UCF fraternity suspended over LeBron James-themed powder-toss stunt that led to evacuation

    Orlando Sentinel "A fraternity at the University of Central Florida was suspended because of a LeBron James-themed stunt by two pledges that led to the evacuation of a building on campus Wednesday, officials said. According to the university, two Sigma Pi fraternity pledges entered a classroom in the Business..." March 03

  • Memphis Tigers basketball leading scorer Jeremiah Martin out for season with broken foot

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Less than 24 hours after Memphis pulled off the biggest win of coach Tubby Smith's tenure, the Tigers were met with sobering news about their best player. Point guard Jeremiah Martin will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken foot during Thursday's upset win over No. 23 Houston,..." February 24

  • UConn says NCAA is investigating men's basketball program

    USA Today "The NCAA is investigating the UConn men's basketball program, the school said in a statement on Friday. The university has been in the process of an NCAA-mandated internal investigation with an athletics compliance law firm, Lightfoot, Franklin and White, and noted that it has been "working..." January 26

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