American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • SMU basketball loses commitment from power-forward recruit Ted Kapita

    Sports Day "It looks like SMU just lost one of its Class of 2016 verbal commitments. CBS' Jon Rothstein is reporting that four-star power forward Ted Kapita was seen on NC State's campus for a visit Friday." June 17

  • Houston settles dispute over replacing historic Hofheinz Pavilion

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The University of Houston has reached an agreement on a new arena that will replace historic Hofheinz Pavilion, which has hosted the school's basketball games dating back to Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes' years, through the high-flying Phi Slama Jama era on through this upcoming 2016-17 season, the..." June 14

  • Report: Ex-USF guard Roddy Peters lands at Nicholls State

    The Score "Former South Florida guard Roddy Peters, who was dismissed by the Bulls in March, is transferring to Nicholls State, a source told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. Peters was solid in his lone season with USF, averaging 9.8 points and shooting a smidgen over 41 percent from the field" June 04

  • Brimah Joins Purvis In Returning To UConn For Senior Season

    Hartford Courant "The two-month process of collecting feedback from the NBA is complete, and Amida Brimah will be returning to UConn for his senior season. Shortly after the Huskies' season ended on March 20, Brimah, the 7-foot center from Ghana, joined Huskies teammates Rodney Purvis and Daniel Hamilton in..." May 24

  • Temple's Josh Brown to undergo surgery on Achilles

    Philly.com "Temple’s basketball program suffered a potentially huge blow when senior-to-be point guard Josh Brown suffered a left Achilles tendon injury on Friday. He will have surgery on Wednesday. Owslscoop.com first reported the injury, which was confirmed by a Temple official." May 23

  • Christian Kessee transfers to Memphis

    Baltimore Sun "Memphis has signed former Coppin State guard Christian Kessee as a graduate transfer. Kessee, who led the Eagles with 14.6 points per game and scored in double figures 25 times this past season, will be able to play for the Tigers in 2016-17. The 6-foot-2 guard made 88 3-pointers, shot 39.5..." May 21

  • Memphis star Dedric Lawson returning to school next season

    The Score "New Memphis coach Tubby Smith got some great news Thursday, as star freshman Dedric Lawson is set to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his sophomore season. Lawson's father, Keelon, who holds a support role with the Tigers basketball program, confirmed the news to CBS Sports..." May 19

  • Bruno Fernando decommits from SMU, reclassifies for 2017

    The Score "Coming off a difficult year in which the team was restricted by a postseason ban, SMU was looking to next season for a chance for a fresh start and renewed hope. However, the 2016 roster has taken a hit. Bruno Fernando, a four-star member of the Mustangs 2016 recruiting class, has decommitted..." May 16

  • Christian Kessee commits to Memphis as grad transfer

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Tubby Smith picked up his first commitment as the University of Memphis' new head coach Thursday, getting a verbal pledge from Coppin State graduate transfer Christian Kessee, a 6-foot-2 guard from Las Vegas who will be eligible immediately next season. Kessee, who made an official visit to..." May 13

  • UConn's Rodney Purvis to return for senior season

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will remove his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to UConn to play as a fifth-year senior. "One more!!!!" Purvis tweeted on Friday morning, adding, "Sincerely, Purv." After the season ended, Purvis, the team's leading scorer, was one of three Huskies to test the new..." May 06

  • Central Florida lands Drexel transfer Terrell Allen

    Today's U "New Central Florida coach Johnny Dawkins landed himself a very talented transfer Thursday, as Drexel guard Terrell Allen told Jeff Goodman of ESPN that his transferring to the Orlando school. Allen also made his announcement on Twitter. “I just want to start off by thanking Drexel and the..." May 05

  • Center Zach Brown And UConn Basketball Officially Cut Ties

    Hartford Courant "Zach Brown, the 7-foot center from Miami and one of the top recruits in the Class of 2017, will not be coming to UConn. Brown, who committed to UConn in January but was later released from Putnam Science Academy, will be parting ways with UConn by mutual agreement, according to Scout.com's Evan..." May 05

  • Renewing A Great Rivalry: UConn Men Will Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5

    Hartford Courant "The UConn-Syracuse men's basketball rivalry has been renewed. There will be a game between the Huskies and Orange at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 5. And they could make this a regular event. The schools, longtime rivals in the old Big East, have been talking about playing as..." May 04

  • USC transfer Malik Martin headed to South Florida

    The Score "USC transfer Malik Martin is headed closer to home after committing to join South Florida. "After I finish up this semester of school I will be finishing my last two years of eligibility at the University of South Florida," the 6-foot-11 forward tweeted. The Miami native suffered through a..." May 03

  • Jimmy Whitt transferring to SMU

    Scout "Arkansas transfer Jimmy Whitt committed to Larry Brown and SMU on Monday, he told Scout. "At this point it was about finding the best fit for myself and when it came down to it SMU had everything I was looking for," Whitt said. "The development side and playing style were all there for me. It's..." May 03