American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • PG Alterique Gilbert, top 25 in Class of 2016, commits to UConn

    CBS Sports "Alterique Gilbert, a top-25 prospect in the Class of 2016, has committed to Connecticut, he told CBSSports.com on Saturday morning. The 6-foot-1 point guard joins VCU transfer Terry Larrier and top-100 big man Mamadou Diarra (6-8, Woodstock Academy) in the Huskies' 2016 class. "I picked..." July 04

  • Former Wolfpack forward Kyle Washington headed to Cincinnati

    Fay Observer "According to a report by CBSSports.com, former N.C. State forward Kyle Washington is transferring to Cincinnati. The 6-foot-9 rising junior spent his two seasons with the Wolfpack stuck in a muddled playing rotation along the front line. Averaging 6.8 points and 4.1 rebounds, Washington..." July 03

  • UConn Transfer G Terrence Samuel Commits to Penn State

    Black Shoe Diaries "He'll have to sit out this upcoming season, but Samuel brings national championship experience to State College. Pat Chambers recruited Terrence Samuel out of high school, but with his offer sheet, it made sense that he ended up at UConn. With a second chance, Chambers was able to seal the deal..." July 02

  • Cincinnati lands two commitments on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "The former N.C. State big man is transferring to Cincinnati. The 6-foot-9 power forward averaged 6.8 points, 4.1 boards and 1.1 blocks in just under 18 minutes as a sophomore, numbers that were up despite his minutes being down from his freshman season. Washington has two seasons of eligibility..." July 02

  • Brandon Goodwin leaving UCF basketball

    Orlando Sentinel "Brandon Goodwin will not join the UCF men's basketball team next season. A school official confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Sunday night that the 6-foot-1 point guard from Norcross, GA was granted a release from the team. Goodwin emerged as one of the go-to players during his sophomore..." June 30

  • Report: South Florida lands Penn State transfer Geno Thorpe

    The Score "Geno Thorpe may be taking his talents to South Florida. The former Penn State sophomore guard has reportedly pledged to join the Bulls, according to the Recruit Scoop's Alex Kline." June 29

  • Report: Ge'Lawn Guyn to transfer to East Tennessee State

    The Score "Ge'Lawn Guyn may now be a Buccaneer. The former Cincinnati guard is reportedly taking his talents to East Tennessee State, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible immediately." June 23

  • Report: Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson immediately eligible at Rhode Island

    College Basketball Talk "Rhode Island received some encouraging news on Monday as forward Kuran Iverson will be eligible to play right away. The NCAA got rid of hardship waivers, but Iverson transferred into Rhode Island before the rule was changed, so he was allowed to apply to play right away. The news of Iverson’s..." June 02

  • VCU transfer Terry Larrier chooses Connecticut over Maryland, other schools

    Baltimore Sun "After signing five-star prospect Diamond Stone in April and getting a commitment from Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon earlier this month, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon’s hot streak was finally stopped Thursday. Terry Larrier, a 6-foot-7 forward who announced plans to transfer from..." May 28

  • Memphis commit reclassifying to 2015, will enroll next month

    College Basketball Talk "With Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols returning and brothers K.J. and Dedric Lawson due to enroll this summer, Memphis had some solid front court options lined up for the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday it was reported by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal that head coach Josh Pastner has added another..." May 28

  • Mamadou Diarra, Connecticut Prep Star, Picks UConn

    Hartford Courant "Mamadou Diarra, the 6-foot-8 power forward who has made a name at Putnam Science Academy, announced his intention on Friday to attend UConn in 2016. "UConn is the school I always had in mind," Diarra said. "Coach Ollie and I have a great relationship. He's the coach I want to play..." May 22

  • SMU’s Nic Moore to travel abroad this summer … with Kansas?

    College Basketball Talk "The Kansas basketball team will be representing the United States at the World University Games, which is will be held from July 3-14 in Gwangju, Korea. The problem? The Jayhawks only have three perimeter players that currently allowed to play during the event: Frank Mason, Devonte’ Graham and..." May 21

  • Damon Stoudamire will leave Arizona to rejoin Memphis Tigers' staff

    CBS Sports "Arizona assistant Damon Stoudamire has reached an agreement in principle to leave his alma mater and return to Memphis as an assistant on Josh Pastner's staff, a source told CBSSports.com on Monday. WildcatAuthority.com reported earlier that Stoudamire has already informed recruits. Despite..." May 19

  • Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs transfers to Connecticut

    CBS Sports "Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs, possibly the No. 1 transfer left on the market, has officially decided to take his talents to Connecticut. This ends what was apparently a rather well-known dance over the course of the past few weeks. It was reported initially a couple of weeks ago by Andrew..." May 17

  • La Salle lands transfer from Memphis

    Philly.com "POOKIE POWELL, a 6-1 guard from Orlando, Fla., and a borderline top-100 recruit out of high school, will transfer to La Salle after playing one season at Memphis. Powell averaged 4.3 points while shooting 37.7 percent overall and 28.8 percent from three-point range last season. He had 72..." May 12

  • Tulane adds Washington transfer, former McDonogh 35 standout Jernard Jarreau

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The makeup of Tulane basketball continues to change as former McDonogh 35 big man Jernard Jarreau is coming home to play his final two seasons of college basketball. The former Washington big man will transfer to Tulane just days after announcing he had planned to head to Oklahoma State. "At..." May 11

  • Guard Terrence Samuel Is Second UConn Player To Transfer

    Hartford Courant "With the remaking of UConn's roster in progress, guard Terrence Samuel has decided to move on. Samuel, who played a key role as a freshman in the Huskies' 2014 championship, asked for his transfer and the school granted his release, UConn announced Thursday. "Terrence has been a player who..." May 08

  • SMU loses lone 2016 basketball commit in four-star SG LaGerald Vick

    Dallas Morning News "SMU’s 2016 basketball class took a big hit. Four-star Douglass (TN) shooting guard LaGerald Vick backed out of his verbal commitment to the Mustangs on Sunday night, according to Future150.com. Vick is ranked as the No. 30 shooting guard in the 2016 class and No. 4 overall prospect in the..." May 04

  • SMU adds three-star PF Simeon Carter to 2015 recruiting class

    Dallas Morning News "SMU head basketball coach Larry Brown isn’t done recruiting for the 2015 class just yet. On Thursday, Brown reeled in West Charlotte (NC) power forward Simeon Carter. “It’s breathtaking,” Carter told Scout.com. “We got close throughout the recruiting process. They were really comfortable and..." May 03

  • Thunder interested in Florida and UConn — and it has nothing to do with players

    The Oklahoman "And neither school has a player that is expected to be drafted. That didn’t stop the Thunder general manager and other team executives from traveling to both campuses on multiple occasions this season for what some believe were trips to scout Billy Donovan and Kevin Ollie. Both have been..." April 28

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Nick King is headed to Alabama, he told ESPN.com. King, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He chose the Crimson Tide over SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas, while UNLV, Miami and others were also in the..." April 27

  • Rutgers forward Junior Etou transfers to Tulsa

    The Score "Tulsa is thinking two steps ahead with the addition of Rutgers transfer Junior Etou. The Hurricanes will lose four big men to graduation next year, and given Etou is a sophomore, he'll be forced to sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules. Come the 2016-17 season, he'll slide..." April 27

  • Kevin Ollie telling those close to him he's staying at UConn

    ESPN "Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has told those close to him on campus that he is staying at the school, despite the current vacancy with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN's Andy Katz on Thursday. Earlier Thursday, CBSSports.com reported that Ollie had removed himself..." April 24

  • Billy Donovan, Kevin Ollie Emerge As Serious Candidates For Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Billy Donovan is believed to be a serious candidate to replace Scott Brooks as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Donovan recently worked on background research on Kevin Durant. Durant will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016." April 22

  • Kevin Ollie spurning NBA to stay at UConn: 'No plans to pursue other opportunities'

    The Score "UConn head coach Kevin Ollie is being courted by the NBA for the second year in a row, and for the second year in a row he's electing to stay in Hartford. Ollie released the following statement in response to a plethora of coaching rumors Wednesday, via Matt Zampini of The Daily Campus. As I..." April 22

  • Thunder Considering Kevin Ollie As Replacement For Scott Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Ollie is being "seriously considered" by the Oklahoma City Thunder for their head coaching job. Scott Brooks has been head coach of the Thunder since the 08-09 season when he replaced P.J. Carlesimo. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Thunder are considering making a change from Brooks." April 20

  • South Florida lands a graduate transfer from Gonzaga

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida landed a graduate transfer for next season as former Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez committed to the Bulls. Since the 6-foot-8 Nunez is graduating, he is immediately eligible to play next season. A source confirmed Nunez to heading to the AAC and he took a visit to the South Florida..." April 20

  • Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant picks school

    Alabama "Alabama is in pursuit of a Memphis transfer, preparing to host ex-Tigers small forward Nick King on an official visit this weekend. Memphis, meanwhile, has added to its roster with a transfer from Alabama. Point guard Ricky Tarrant told ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis Monday that he will transfer to..." April 20

  • Cornell transfer Shonn Miller picks UConn

    CBS Sports "Cornell transfer Shonn Miller has committed to Connecticut. Since Miller graduated, he is eligible to play next season." April 19

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • Houston's Jherrod Stiggers to turn pro, has hired agent

    CBS Sports "University of Houston junior guard Jherrod Stiggers has decided to turn professional, and has hired an agent, according to a release from the team. “I appreciate the support from all my coaches and teammates during the last four years, especially Coach Sampson. He has been a mentor and father..." April 01

  • UConn Says Ollie, Assistants Won't Travel To Indy For Final Four

    Hartford Courant "Kevin Ollie and UConn's assistant coaches will not be traveling to Indiana for the Final Four, or related activities this week. UConn President Susan Herbst announced the decision on Tuesday night, in response to Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the travel ban for..." April 01

  • Cincinnati's Mick Cronin cleared to coach again

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Mick Cronin is back. The Cincinnati coach has been cleared to resume all duties with no restrictions, the school announced Monday. Cronin had been sitting out most of the season due to a vascular condition known as arterial dissection. He sat out as a precaution and the condition is..." March 30

  • DePaul evaluating Dave Leitao

    ESPN "The DePaul Blue Demons have interviewed Tulsa Golden Hurricane assistant coach Dave Leitao and are seriously considering hiring back the former head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Leitao was the Blue Demons' coach for three seasons from 2002 to '05. He took DePaul to one NCAA tournament, a..." March 29

  • Nick King, Pookie Powell both transferring out of Memphis

    CBS Sports "Nick King and Pookie Powell are both transferring out of the Memphis program, coach Josh Pastner told CBSSports.com early Wednesday morning. The school subsequently announced the news. "Nick and Pookie are fine young men and in good academic standing at the university," Pastner said. "We..." March 25

  • Guard Stevie Repichowski leaving Tulsa basketball program

    Tulsa World "Sophomore guard Stevie Repichowski informed University of Tulsa basketball coach Frank Haith on Tuesday of his decision to leave the team. Tulsa's season ended Monday night with a loss to Murray State in the second round of the NIT. Repichowski, a native of Michigan who attended high school..." March 24

  • USF guard Anthony Collins, forward Dre Clayton transferring out

    CBS Sports "South Florida point guard Anthony Collins and forward Dre Clayton are planning to transfer out of the school, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Collins averaged 7.1 points and team-leading 5.2 assists per game last season while Clayton played sparingly, averaging 0.9 points and 1.5 rebounds..." March 24

  • For Boatright, It Just Wasn't Worth The Risk

    Hartford Courant "f this had been the NCAA Tournament, Ryan Boatright would have played. If UConn hadn't been so maddeningly inconsistent this season, or if the Huskies had somehow run off four wins in four days in the AAC Tournament, yes, Boatright would have shouldered all the responsibility Wednesday..." March 19

  • President Barack Obama believes in SMU, to a point, in his annual NCAA bracket

    Dallas Morning News "President Barack Obama is predicting that Kentucky will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament. The basketball fan in chief says there's a good reason the Wildcats are the prohibitive favorite in the tournament after going 34-0 so far. He picked them to beat Villanova..." March 18

  • UC's Guyn granted release from basketball team

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There has been some uncertainty regarding the status of injured University of Cincinnati basketball player Ge'Lawn Guyn, and UC head coach Mick Cronin said that Guyn probably will not return to the team. "I've given him his release," Cronin said, in an interview with The Enquirer. "If he..." March 03

  • Memphis' Austin Nichols expected to miss conference tournament

    CBS Sports "Memphis forward Austin Nichols will not play this week or next week for the AAC tournament, but could return for the NCAA tournament, coach Josh Pastner said Tuesday, per the Commercial Appeal. Nichols, who is averaging a team-high 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this season, was..." March 03

  • Memphis F Austin Nichols (ankle) could be out for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Hopes for any sort of postseason run just got tougher for Memphis. Already dealing with inconsistencies on the court, especially following a Saturday's loss to Tulsa, the Tigers might be without forward Austin Nichols for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, accrding to the Commercial Appeal...." March 01

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose to miss rest of season

    Houston Chronicle "Houston junior point guard L.J. Rose will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury. Rose suffered the injury in the first half of Saturday’s loss to Cincinnati. He will undergo surgery to repair the right foot, the same he broke and underwent surgery on last summer. " February 23

  • UC suspends Quadri Moore from basketball team

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati freshman forward Quadri Moore (Linden, N.J.) has been suspended from the basketball team, head coach Mick Cronin announced before Saturday's home game against Tulane. "We have standards both athletically and academically in our program that Quadri is not meeting,"..." February 15

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • UConn loses reserve guard Sam Cassell Jr. to stress fracture in right tibia

    The Day "Good thing UConn has depth in the backcourt. The Huskies should be able to survive the temporary loss of reserve Sam Cassell Jr., who'll be sidelined for about two weeks with a stress fracture in his right tibia. The injury has been an issue for Cassell, who's now on crutches. He made the..." January 29

  • Mystery surrounds illness of USF's Chris Perry

    Tampa Bay Times "With nary a warning, a team besieged by mediocrity now also finds itself steeped in mystery. Suddenly, the short- and long-term status of Chris Perry, the men's basketball team's only low-post veteran, is unknown. Nearly three full days after being stricken by chest pains during a Saturday..." January 28

  • Chest pains experienced Saturday lead to USF forward missing Sunday’s game

    College Basketball Talk "Already facing an uphill battle against UConn Sunday afternoon, USF had to play the game without its best front court player in Chris Perry. According to multiple reports Perry experienced chest pains during the team’s workout on Saturday and was hospitalized. Perry did join his teammates on the..." January 26

  • SMU guard Keith Frazier loses appeal, remains ineligible for season

    Dallas Morning News "SMU guard Keith Frazier lost his appeal to the NCAA, coach Larry Brown said Friday. The sophomore, who was averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds, will remain academically ineligible for the rest of the season. “As of now, he’s back in school and we’ve got everything in place for him to do..." January 26

  • Sources: SMU hoops accused of improprieties

    ESPN Dallas "SMU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that includes accusations of academic improprieties within Larry Brown's men's basketball program, multiple sources told ESPN. Sources told ESPN that SMU has received the Notice of Allegations and is expected to meet with the NCAA's..." January 17

  • Memphis F Iverson leaving after suspension

    ESPN "Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson is leaving the program after being suspended for the past three games, the school announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 Iverson was once a highly rated high school player coming out of Connecticut, but sources told ESPN that Memphis coach Josh Pastner kicked..." January 17

  • Source: Keith Frazier ruled ineligible

    ESPN Dallas "SMU sophomore guard Keith Frazier has been deemed ineligible due to academics and will miss the remainder of the season barring a last-ditch appeal, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Frazier, a heralded recruit coming out of high school, was averaging 10.5 points and four rebounds per..." January 16

  • Tigers' Kuran Iverson still suspended, Pastner says

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson remains suspended, but coach Josh Pastner declined to say Wednesday when or whether Iverson will be permitted to return to the team. “He’s still currently suspended. I’ll continue to talk to my bosses. My focus right now is strictly on..." January 15

  • SMU’s Justin Martin to turn pro instead of finish senior season

    Dallas Morning News "SMU forward Justin Martin has decided to forego the remainder of his senior year to turn pro, coach Larry Brown said. Martin, 6-6, started two of his three seasons at Xavier before transferring to SMU. He was eligible to play immediately because he had earned his degree. At SMU, he was..." January 13

  • SMU assistant coach takes indefinite leave of absence

    Sporting News - NCAAB "SMU assistant basketball coach Ulric Maligi has taken a sudden leave of absence from the program. Brad Sutton, the Senior Sr. Associate AD/Public Relations & Marketing manager, refused to discuss the reason behind Maligi's leave, according to The Pony Stampede. "He's on leave. We're going to..." January 13

  • Suspended Memphis forward retweets posts criticizing head coach

    College Basketball Talk "As much as some of us tend to love the social networking website Twitter, when it comes to young athletes there are ample opportunities to paint themselves into a corner they would be better served to avoid. That turned out to be the case for Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson, one day after..." January 08

  • Tigers' Kuran Iverson has suspended for SMU, Houston games

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis sophomore forward Kuran Iverson won’t make the trip to Texas for the Tigers’ road games Thursday at SMU and Sunday at Houston due to an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Josh Pastner said Tuesday. “Kuran Iverson has been suspended for this week,” Pastner said..." January 06

  • Cincinnati says Cronin will not return to coach remainder of season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season to recover from an unruptured aneurysm that was discovered after he experienced a series of lingering headaches. Cronin, 43, underwent a series of tests on the Monday before Christmas, after..." January 02

  • Buffalo landed former top 100 recruit on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Torian Graham committed to his third school on Christmas Eve. The former N.C. State commit and Houston guard decided to transfer to Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Graham left the Houston program on Nov. 17, days after the Cougars’ 77-74 season-opening win..." December 29

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin to miss N.C. State game

    Fay Observer "Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin, who has taken an indefinite leave of absence while he's being treated for an unruptured brain aneurysm, will miss his team's game at N.C. State (10-3) on Tuesday. Associate head coach Larry Davis, a former Wake Forest assistant, will lead the Bearcats (8-3)..." December 29

  • Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye commits to SMU; eligible next season

    CBS Sports "Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-8 forward will be eligible in December of 2015 and will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining. A former Top 50 recruit out of high school, Ojeleye averaged 3.0 points and 2.3..." December 28

  • Mick Cronin to undergo angiogram, miss another game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Larry Davis, the University of Cincinnati's associate head coach, said Monday morning that he will run the team again Tuesday night when the Bearcats play Wagner at Fifth Third Arena. Head coach Mick Cronin continues to be unavailable after doctors discovered last week that he had a brain..." December 22

  • Adidas sends Wisconsin warm ups with Cincinnati's logo

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are a lot of college basketball teams that wear red, but you would think their equipment sponsors can tell the difference between them. " December 20

  • Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin sidelined by 'unruptured aneurysm'

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin will miss Saturday's game against VCU with what the school is describing as an "unruptured aneurysm." Associate head coach Larry Davis will fill-in for Cronin. "I appreciate the UC Health medical community for all they have done to get to the bottom of my issue..." December 20

  • SMU forward Markus Kennedy academically cleared

    SI "SMU junior forward Markus Kennedy has been academically cleared to play, the Mustangs' coaching staff told ESPN. Kennedy was SMU's second-leading scorer last season, averaging 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor. He has not played this season after..." December 20

  • Houston PG Rose expected to return on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Houston point guard L.J. Rose is expected to make his season debut on Saturday against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Kelvin Sampson told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning. The 6-4 Rose has yet to play this season due to a broken foot." December 17

  • Bearcats C Jamaree Strickland will transfer from team

    SI "University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mark Cronin announced that redshirt freshman center Jamaree Strickland will leave the team and transfer to another program, according to a report from a local Fox affiliate. Strickland, originally from Oakland, CA, played at Queen City Prep in..." December 14

  • Ryan Boatright has ankle sprain, uncertain if he'll play Friday vs. Yale

    CBS Sports "UConn star guard Ryan Boatright does not have any broken bones in his left foot or ankle, according to a release from the school Tuesday afternoon. Boatright injured himself on the penultimate play of Sunday's 55-54 home loss against Texas. The senior is considered the team leader and has..." December 02

  • UConn star Ryan Boatright sprains ankle, leaves on crutches

    CBS Sports "UConn senior star guard Ryan Boatright badly sprained his left ankle in the closing seconds of UConn's 55-54 home loss to Texas (6-0). Boatright spoke to the media afterward, his left ankle heavily wrapped in ice. There is no timetable as of now for his return, but a UConn spokesman told..." December 01

  • 2015, 2016 Maui fields set: UNC, UCLA, UConn, Kansas, Indiana involved

    CBS Sports "As is custom, the Maui Invitational has announced its future fields on the day its event begins. One of the most prestigious November tournaments in college basketball, which is now 31 years old, started Monday. And we now know the next two years worth of fields that will unfold on the Big..." November 24

  • Reserve big man one of four UConn players suspended for violation of team rules

    College Basketball Talk "No. 17 UConn will be shorthanded when they take on West Virginia in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff Sunday night, as four players have been suspended for a violation of team rules according to multiple media outlets. Omar Calhoun, Dan Guest, Marcel Lewis and Rakim Lubin are the..." November 24

  • SMU, Brown must resist dwelling on what might have been

    Fox Sports "Much of the talk surrounding Larry Brown’s Southern Methodist Mustangs leading into this season has involved the guys who won’t be playing for him – instead of the guys who will. Six months ago, after SMU shrugged off its NCAA tournament snub and made it to the final of the NIT, it appeared the..." November 21

  • Billl Cosby -- Not Banned ... From Temple University Athletics

    TMZ "Bill Cosby is still welcome at all Temple University sporting events ... with a rep for Bill's Alma Mater telling TMZ Sports ... the school still supports the TV legend despite the rape allegations. As you know ... the fallout for Cosby has been fast and furious -- with Netflix cancelling an..." November 21

  • Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC scandal

    ESPN "SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown has been keeping close tabs on the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater and said he is especially concerned that it could stain a man he has long revered. "Absolutely I'm worried about it," Brown said after the Mustangs' shootaround at Indiana..." November 21

  • JuCo guard commits to South Florida

    College Basketball Talk "Luis Montero, a sophomore guard at Westchester Community College, has committed to Orlando Antigua and South Florida. Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the commitment with Montero telling him, “I know he’s going to take me to the next level. “We got a good relationship. I know we are..." November 18

  • Report: Houston guard decides to leave the program

    College Basketball Talk "New Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson relied heavily on junior college transfers to rebuild the Cougar roster this spring when he took over the job. One of those key junior college signees was guard Torian Graham, a former N.C. State signee out of high school who ended up at Chipola College in..." November 17

  • Rodney Purvis Suspended One Game, Will Sit Out UConn Opener

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will miss UConn's opener against Bryant because of an NCAA infraction involving summer league participation. Purvis, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from N.C. State, participated in more than one summer league, playing in games back home in Raleigh, N.C., and in the Greater..." November 15

  • SMU big man Markus Kennedy ineligible

    ESPN "SMU starting big man Markus Kennedy will be ineligible for the first semester, a source close to the situation told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 senior averaged 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds last season." November 13

  • Tulane men's basketball gets NCAA clearance for transfer C Aaron Liberman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane has cleared sophomore transfer center Aaron Liberman to play this season, spokesperson Brian Miller said. The 6-foot-10 transferred from Northwestern to Tulane this summer after coaching changes Northwestern. He played abroad in Israel following graduation from Valley Torah High School..." November 10

  • Temple's Morgan will miss first 10 games, eligible for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Temple's Jesse Morgan has received a waiver from the NCAA and will miss the first 10 games of the 2014-15 season but be eligible for the rest of the year, sources told CBSSports.com. Morgan was denied a waiver last year after transferring from UMass. The 6-5 guard will first be eligible to play..." November 05

  • Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin to miss a week with injured groin

    CBS Sports "Memphis forward Shaq Goodwin injured his groin at practice on Friday, but he should be ready to go for the start of the season. Sources indicated to CBSSports.com that Goodwin will only miss about a week of action with a strained groin. There was worry that the injury could have stretched into..." November 02

  • UConn's Omar Calhoun To Miss At Least A Week With MCL Sprain

    Hartford Courant "Omar Calhoun has a sprained right knee and will be out for a week or so, UConn said. Calhoun injured his knee during practice on Sunday and was seen wearing a brace during the Huskies' scrimmage on Monday, which was open to students. He had an MRI on the knee on Monday night, which revealed a..." October 28

  • 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall commits to UCF, picking Knights over Georgetown

    Orlando Sentinel "Tacko Fall, at 7-feet-6 the tallest high school basketball player in the nation, has commited to UCF. Fall has only been playing basketball in the United States for two years, but the athlete quickly became a coveted hoops prospect thanks to his physical gifts and raw potential. After..." October 28

  • Former UIC guard Pat Birt commits to Tulsa

    The Catch and Shoot "Junior college guard Pat Birt committed to Tulsa, according to a tweet by Eric Bossi of Rivals. Birt played his freshman season at UIC last year and earned All-Freshman Team honors in the Horizon League." October 27

  • Two Memphis players to miss practice time for health reasons

    College Basketball Talk "It isn’t uncommon for players to pick up some bumps and bruises during preseason practices, with the hope being that any medical issues that may arise don’t turn out to be serious. Count Memphis among the teams who are currently dealing with this, as it was reported Wednesday that two players are..." October 23

  • Four-star LaGerald Vick commits to SMU

    Bowling Green Daily News "One of Western Kentucky's most high-profile targets is off the board and planning to reclassify. Four-star 2015 shooting guard LaGerald Vick committed to SMU on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Those same reports say Vick plans to reclassify to the class of 2016 and attend prep school..." October 23

  • Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols sidelined with shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "Memphis sophomore Austin Nichols is expected to be sidelined about a week after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Nichols suffered the injury in a two-on-two drill while working on post positioning, a source told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-9 forward..." October 21

  • Memphis lands four-star PG prospect Randall Broddie

    Washington Post "Before committing to Memphis on Monday, Potomac (Md.) guard Randall Broddie was the most high-profile, highly coveted recruit left in D.C.-area public school basketball — perhaps in public and private school, alike. He was also considering Cincinnati, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova, DePaul and..." October 21

  • UH point guard L.J. Rose out until at least late December

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston point guard L.J. Rose will be out until at least late December with a foot injury, coach Kelvin Sampson said Tuesday. Rose was originally expected to miss three to four months, a timetable that would have put his return at the end of November. “I would be surprised if..." October 21

  • Report: SMU’s Markus Kennedy currently not eligible to play this season

    Dallas Morning News "SMU basketball could be in some trouble this season. According to Billy Embody of Scout.com, power forward Markus Kennedy, who was an integral part of SMU’s run to the NIT final a year ago, could miss some time this season. Coach Larry Brown released a statement Monday addressing the..." October 20

  • Shake Milton commits to SMU basketball over OU, Indiana

    The Oklahoman "Shake Milton is heading to the state of Texas to play for one of basketball’s most respected coaches. Milton, the 6-foot-5 Owasso guard, announced his decision to verbally commit to SMU and coach Larry Brown over Oklahoma and Indiana on Wednesday afternoon at his high school. “There were a..." October 16

  • Carroll's Aflakpui chooses Temple

    Philly.com "Opting to stay close to home, Archbishop Carroll's Ernest Aflakpui, a 6-foot-10 senior center, committed Sunday evening to play at Temple. "I just think he felt real comfortable with Fran Dunphy and the rest of the Temple coaches," said Terrell Meyers, the director of Aflakpui's AAU team, WeR1...." October 14

  • JUCO guard verbally commits Tanksley Efianayi to UCF

    Zagsblog "Tanksley Efianayi, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard/small forward from Daytona State, committed to Central Florida following his visit this weekend, he confirmed to SNY.tv. He also visited and considered St. John’s and Arizona State." October 14

  • Memphis transfer immediately eligible at Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Damien Wilson was in class at Kennesaw State today when his coach texted him to let him know that the NCAA had ruled on his waiver. Wilson was eligible to play immediately this season. His response? “Turn up.” Wilson is a 6-foot-6 wing that was a four-star recruit coming out of high..." October 09

  • SMU picks up commitment from three-star wing Jarrey Foster

    Dallas Morning News "With basketball season right around the corner, SMU is gearing up for a run at the big dance. But Larry Brown is still hard at work on the recruiting trail. On Tuesday night, SMU picked up a commitment from three-star Galena Park North Shore wing Jarrey Foster. He chose the Mustangs over offers..." October 08

  • Transfer Kedren Johnson eligible to play for Tigers this season

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Vanderbilt transfer Kedren Johnson has been granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for the University of Memphis basketball team this season, coach Josh Pastner said Monday by text. Johnson, a 6-4, 229-pound point guard who sat out last season, is a critically important addition for Memphis,..." October 07

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBS Sports "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Haverford School's Levan Alston going to Temple

    Philly.com "Levan Alston Jr. liked Temple a whole lot, which makes perfect sense when you consider that his father played there. But when the Owls hired his father’s close friend and former Temple star Aaron McKie as an assistant coach this past summer, liked turned to love, which is a big reason the 6-4..." September 30

  • Houston commits to building $25 million practice facility

    Houston Chronicle "Before he took the job, Kelvin Sampson wanted assurances the University of Houston was committed to building a basketball development facility. "If you are the coach at the University of Houston, you want to be in a fair fight," said Sampson, the former Rockets top assistant who signed a..." September 24

  • Tre Scott commits to Cincinnati

    Yahoo! Sports "Commit No. 2 for the 2015 hoops class is in. According to Chad Brendal of Bearcat Journal, '15 F Trevon "Tre" Scott of Georgia committed to the Bearcats just moments ago. Cincinnati now holds commitments from two prospects in the class as Scott joins '15 G Justin Jenifer. Scott, who was..." September 16