American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

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

    CBSSports.com "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.com "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.com "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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Norwalk’s Steven Enoch verbally commits to UConn

    Sportzedge "UConn’s front line just got a little more formidable. Norwalk High School power forward and National Top 100 recruit Steven Enoch has verbally committed to the school, and announced his decision on Sunday via Twitter. Enoch made his official visit to UConn over the weekend, and was impressed..." September 16

  • Houston lands commitment from junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Houston and head coach Kelvin Sampson landed a commitment on Sunday as junior college Class of 2015 forward Xavier Dupree committed to the Cougars. A 6-foot-9 forward from Paris Junior College in Texas, Dupree was originally committed to Arkansas State out of high school before going the junior..." September 15

  • Dedric Lawson to reclassify, enroll at Memphis in 2015

    CBSSports.com "Class of 2016 star Dedric Lawson plans to reclassify, gradute high school next year and enroll at Memphis in time for the 2014-15 season, his father told CBSSports.com on Thursday. "Dedric is excited about it," Keelon Lawson said. Keelon Lawson is a former high school coach hired by Memphis..." September 11

  • Transfer Godfrey cleared by NCAA to play this season for University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Southern University senior transfer Calvin Godfrey has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season for the University of Memphis, coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Memphis had submitted a waiver request to the NCAA on behalf of Godfrey, who was expected to be granted immediate eligibility..." September 11

  • NCAA Approves Anthony Collins' Medical Redshirt

    Voodoo Five "The NCAA gave the USF men's basketball team some rare good news today, as Joey Knight tweeted out that Anthony Collins' medical hardship waiver for last season has been approved. Collins, who would otherwise have been a senior for the 2014-15 season, will now have two more years of eligibility as..." September 10

  • SMU has sold out Moody Coliseum for the 2014-15 season

    College Basketball Talk "After making the NIT last season and being a likely preseason top-25 team and AAC favorite, SMU is riding a lot of momentum entering the 2014-15 season. The Mustangs and head coach Larry Brown got more good news on Tuesday as the school announced in an official release that Moody Coliseum is..." September 04

  • Nick Marshall commits to play basketball at University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Lexington (Tennessee) High 2015 center prospect Nick Marshall has committed to the University of Memphis, picking the Tigers over Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Marshall announced his commitment on a local radio station Tuesday. He plans to hold a press..." August 26

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson says he's transferring to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to the University of Memphis. “This isn’t a throwback picture to my Marshall County High School days. This is my future. I’m going to ...,” Johnson tweeted with an Instagram picture of a..." August 20

  • Dominic Woodson transferring out of the Memphis Tigers program

    CBSSports.com "Memphis sophomore Dominic Woodson is transferring out of the Tigers program, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. This development is surprising on one hand considering Memphis coach Josh Pastner, just Wednesday, publicly complimented Woodson --..." August 14

  • Report: Former Memphis guard transfers to Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Just under two weeks ago, 6-foot-5 guard Damien Wilson made the decision to transfer from Memphis after playing sparingly in his first two seasons as a Tiger. The Atlanta native has reportedly found a new school, with Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reporting Wednesday that Wilson has decided to..." August 14

  • Transfer Jermaine Lawrence eligible immediately at Manhattan

    SI.com "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello announced Wednesday that Cincinnati transfer Jermaine Lawrence is eligible to play for the Jaspers this season. Lawrence was the No. 9-ranked power forward and the No. 26-ranked player in the class of 2013, according to the recruiting website Rivals.com, with..." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Southern's Godfrey to transfer to Memphis, eligible immediately

    CBSSports.com "Southern transfer Calvin Godfrey has committed to Memphis, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-9 power forward will be eligible immediately next season due to APR issues at Southern and should provide front court depth behind both Austin Nichols and Shaq Goodwin." August 08

  • South Florida adds to its front court depth with 2015 verbal commitment

    College Basketball Talk "New USF head coach Orlando Antigua has done a good job on the recruiting trail during his short time at the helm. The former Kentucky assistant was able to put together a six-member 2014 class, and he also received a commitment from former Maryland guard Roddy Peters. Peters will be eligible to..." August 07

  • Kent lands transfer big from Houston

    CougCenter "News broke on Sunday that Valentine Izundu, a 6'10" center who played his first two years at the University of Houston, would be transferring to WSU. When Ernie Kent arrived to Pullman in March as the new men's basketball coach at Washington State University he had several scholarships to fill...." July 29

  • Schools reach out to recent SMU decommit Matt McQuaid

    CBSSports.com "Most of the SMU-related headlines last week revolved around Emmanuel Mudiay's decision to bypass college and head overseas for a season. But the Mustangs also suffered a hit to their 2015 class, when shooting guard Matt McQuaid decided to decommit and reopen his recruitment. "I feel like I..." July 24

  • SMU's tough July continues as sweet-shooting Matt McQuaid decommits

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Not even one week after elite point guard Emmanuel Mudiay opted to turn pro instead of enrolling at SMU, another promising recruit has parted ways with the Mustangs without ever playing in a game. Matt McQuaid, one of the class of 2015's best shooters, has backed out of his May commitment to..." July 22

  • Five-star 2016 forward Dedric Lawson commits to Memphis

    College Basketball Talk "Memphis picked up a major commitment on Sunday when five-star Class of 2016 forward Dedric Lawson pledged to head coach Josh Pastner. Lawson confirmed the commitment to NBCSports.com following a semifinal victory from his Team Penny grassroots team at Peach Jam. Lawson’s father Keelon, was..." July 21

  • Sources: Memphis to hire top recruits' father

    ESPN.com "Memphis coach Josh Pastner is expected to hire high school coach Keelon Lawson -- who is also the father of three elite recruits -- as an assistant within the next few weeks, sources told ESPN.com. The move is expected to be finalized before the end of July. Keelon Lawson is the head coach..." July 17

  • UConn's Rodney Purvis Set To Show Huskies What He's Got

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis couldn't put on the UConn jersey and play in games last season, so he had to make each behind-the-scenes moment count. Late at night, sometimes after midnight, he and Ryan Boatright would walk back to Gampel Pavilion, turn on the lights and go at it, man on man. "Not many..." July 17

  • Mudiay family: 'No truth' to skipping SMU over eligibility concerns

    CBSSports.com "With the college basketball world struggling to make sense of his bombshell decision, Emmanuel Mudiay is in the gym, shielded from the noise. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound point guard is working out with his trainer and preparing his body for next season, despite the giant question mark regarding where..." July 16

  • Concerns over immediate eligibility lead to SMU losing Emmanuel Mudiay

    CBSSports.com "So Emmanuel Mudiay, a consensus top-five national recruit, has decided, in the month of July before his freshman year at SMU, to skip college and move to either Europe or Asia to play professionally even though the only other American point guard who has ever tried that right out of high school..." July 15

  • Elite SMU recruit Emmanuel Mudiay considering going pro overseas

    CBSSports.com "Emmanuel Mudiay is considering playing professionally overseas next season, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. He was expected to enroll at SMU in the fall. Sources said Mudiay was offered a lucrative contract to play in Asia. Mudiay, a 6-foot-5 guard from Prime Prep (Texas), would have..." July 14

  • Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu headed to SMU

    CBSSports.com "Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu has committed to SMU, he told CBSSports.com on Monday morning. The 6-5 guard averaged 10.5 points last season for the Hokies and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Emelogu must sit out next season and will be eligible beginning in the 2015-16..." July 14

  • Memphis hiring Dedric Lawson's father would 'seal the deal' for commitment

    CBSSports.com "Given that he's a Memphis native and his older brother committed to Memphis, many coaches and basketball people assumed Dedric Lawson was going to commit to the Tigers at some point. As a result, most schools backed off the five-star 2016 small forward. According to Lawson, that was a..." July 11

  • Police report says football player attacked Woodson and academic advisor

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner still isn't commenting on the altercation sophomore forward Dominic Woodson was involved in last Monday with a Tigers football player in study hall. Pastner also remains mum on what disciplinary action Woodson faces. But a U of M campus police report..." July 08

  • Rick Brunson arrested in Chicago suburb

    Philly.com "Rick Brunson, a former Temple men's basketball star and candidate to be the Owls' next assistant coach, was arrested in suburban Chicago on June 25 after an alleged sexual assault at a fitness center. According to a Vernon Hills (Ill.) police report, Brunson grabbed an employee of Lifetime..." July 03

  • Jalen Adams announces commitment to UConn

    New Haven Register "UConn has landed a gritty guard out of Roxbury, Massachusetts, with a lot of heart and a knack for hitting clutch shots. Sound familiar? Jalen Adams, a 6-foot-2, Class of 2015 guard who attends Cushing Academy, committed to UConn on Monday morning after taking an unofficial visit to the..." June 30

  • Four-time defending Canadian champion Carleton will play Indiana and Memphis this August

    College Basketball Talk "The Carleton Ravens play north of College Basketball Talk‘s normal coverage area, but the Canadian basketball powerhouse is worth talking about. Simply put, Carleton is making a John Wooden-at-UCLA type of run right now in the CIS. The Ravens have won four consecutive CIS titles and have been..." June 29

  • Mick Cronin gets new 7-year deal with Bearcats

    ESPN.com "Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin signed a new seven-year contract, which will pay him $2.2 million annually, he confirmed after the Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved the deal early Monday. Cronin, who has coached the Bearcats since 2006, has led his team to four straight NCAA tournaments...." June 23

  • Report: South Florida center Jordan Omogbehin to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida continued its offseason of tremendous turnover this week when rising redshirt junior center Jordan Omogbehin opted to transfer out of the program. The news of Omogbehin’s transfer was first reported by Corey Bender of USFNation.com. The 7-foot-3 Omogbehin played sparingly at South..." June 21

  • Former UConn star Richard Hamilton on paying college players: 'I would have stayed in school'

    Syracuse.com "Former Connecticut basketball star Richard Hamilton said Thursday that he would have stayed in school for his senior year if college athletes were allowed to be paid by the NCAA. Hamilton said he believes college athletes deserve at least some payment for their role in the college sports..." June 14

  • Tennessee basketball transfer A.J. Davis commits to Central Florida

    GoVolstra.com "Former Tennessee men's basketball forward A.J. Davis committed to Central Florida on Wednesday, which means every player who defected after UT's coaching change now has a new home. Davis, who started once and appeared in 25 games as a UT freshman, told the News Sentinel of his commitment via..." June 11

  • Maryland prep point guard commits to Cincinnati

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cincinnati picked up a basketball recruit Monday night with the verbal commitment of Justin Jenifer. A three-star point guard from Maryland, Jenifer is the first verbal commitment for the Bearcats this year after head coach Mick Cronin signed a three-man 2014 class that included four-star..." June 10

  • Larry Brown: I'm not interested in Lakers job; I'm happy at SMU

    Detroit Free Press "Larry Brown has been talking to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, all right, but not as some sort of recruitment for the vacant coaching job. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Brown, the longtime NBA coach who has headed the Southern Methodist program since 2012, is known to be..." June 04

  • South Florida transfer Zach LeDay commits to Virginia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Former South Florida forward Zach LeDay will transfer to Virginia Tech, he announced on Tuesday night. “I’m going to play at Virginia Tech. Thanks to all those who support me and all I believe in!” he tweeted. LeDay was one of six players to transfer this offseason. Stan Heath was fired a..." June 04

  • SMU lands Xavier basketball transfer Justin Martin

    Dallas Morning News "Xavier transfer Justin Martin has committed to play for Larry Brown and the SMU Mustangs, per his personal Twitter account. As a graduate student, Martin will be eligible to play immediately on the Hilltop. At 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, Martin averaged 11.7 points, which was good for second on..." June 04

  • Former UH guard Danuel House transfers to A&M

    Houston Chronicle "Danuel House averaged nearly 13 points per game during his two seasons at UH. Former Houston guard Danuel House said Sunday he will attend Texas A&M. "I (would) like to thank God and my family for supports and the schools that offer me but I will be attending The University of Texas A&M,"..." June 02

  • LSU basketball eyes Houston transfer Danuel House

    The Advocate "The LSU men’s basketball team’s search to fill two roster spots zeroed in on an early target in Houston transfer Danuel House. The Cougars swingman, a former five-star recruit, is one of the few quality options left in a quickly shrinking pool of players trying to find new schools. A source..." May 24

  • Kevin Ollie Officially Signs New 5 -year UConn Deal, Sources Say

    Hartford Courant "The deal is done. UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has signed a new, five-year contract worth roughly $16 million, which runs through the 2018-19 season. That's about $3.2 million a year. "Thank you, God, for opening up so many doors, for me to be working in Storrs," Ollie tweeted just..." May 22

  • Sources: Kevin Ollie, UConn Closing In On Deal Near $3 Million

    Hartford Courant "The NBA can wait. Kevin Ollie is staying at UConn. Ollie, who led the Huskies to the national championship in his second season as men's basketball coach, and UConn are putting the finishing touches on a new contract that will more than double his annual income, multiple sources told The..." May 22

  • Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Roddy Peters has committed to play for head coach Orlando Antigua at South Florida, Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com is reporting. Peters was part of an initial wave of three players who transferred out of the Maryland program following the 2013-14 season. He joined Shaquille..." May 22

  • Former UH basketball player Thomas heading to Oklahoma

    Houston Chronicle "Former University of Houston forward TaShawn Thomas said Sunday he plans to transfer to Oklahoma. Thomas was granted his conditional release from UH program in April following the hiring of coach Kelvin Sampson. He picked the Sooners over Miami (Fla.). "It was a tough choice," Thomas..." May 19

  • Reports: South Florida transfer John Egbunu headed to Florida

    College Basketball Talk "South Florida transfer John Egbunu is headed to Florida, according to multiple media reports. Egbunu was one of the most highly-sought after big men on this year’s transfer market after averaging 7.4 points, 6.2 boards and 1.3 blocks this past season. The 6-foot-10 center picked the Gators over..." May 16

  • Marshall transfer Canty commits to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "With the long-term future of USF PG Anthony Collins unclear, the Bulls snagged some heralded backcourt insurance Sunday with the commitment of Marshall transfer Kareem Canty. Canty's commitment was widely reported Sunday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, Canty tweeted: Usf !!!!! Barring the..." May 13

  • Report: UC's Jermaine Lawrence transferring says source

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Scout.com reporter Evan Daniels and Jeff Bozello of CBS Sports say a source has confirmed that University of Cincinnati forward Jermain Lawrence has asked for his release from the program. UC has not confirmed his transfer. Lawrence struggled to find his way as a freshman. A top 25 recruit..." May 09

  • Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson chooses Houston

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Kelvin Sampson has landed his first major recruit at Houston. According to the Indianapolis Star, Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson decided to become a Cougar on Thursday while on a visit to Houston. "(Coach) Sampson is ready to get it rolling again at Houston with the rest of the coaching..." May 09

  • Antigua Names Rouco Assistant Coach

    GoUSFBulls "USF men’s basketball head coach Orlando Antigua has hired former FIU head coach and Ole Miss assistant Sergio Rouco as an assistant coach on his staff. “Sergio has over 25 years of coaching experience at the Division I level,” Antigua said. “He has great recruiting connections not just in the..." May 08

  • Sharpshooter Matt McQuaid Commits To SMU

    Real GM Basketball "Matt McQuaid has committed to SMU as a member of the 2015 incoming freshman class. McQuaid is considered one of the best shooters in the country." May 05

  • Kevin Ollie will listen to Lakers’ likely interest, but “real committed” to UConn

    Inside Socal "The Lakers are expected to reach out to Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie to gauge interest in their vacant head-coaching position, a pitch he plans to entertain with some uncertainty after guiding the Huskies to the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball championship. “He’ll listen, but he’s real committed to..." May 02

  • To land Larry Brown, SMU roughly quadrupled its basketball coach pay

    USA Today "While SMU president Gerald Turner long has devoted himself to advocating for college sports reform as co-chairman of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, he also has had to consider the interests of his own school. According to new federal tax records, those interests recently..." April 26

  • Ryan Boatright returning to UConn for senior season

    The Score "Ryan Boatright will be returning to Connecticut for his senior season, head coach Kevin Ollie confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The 6-foot-0 guard averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game last season. " April 25

  • DeAndre Daniels leaving UConn for NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "The national champion Connecticut Huskies will lose an underclassman to the NBA draft, league sources tell Yahoo Sports: junior DeAndre Daniels. Daniels will file the paperwork with the league office and declare himself eligible for the June draft, sources said. Daniels, a 6-foot-9 forward,..." April 25

  • UConn’s Amida Brimah to have shoulder surgery

    Register Citizen "UConn’s 7-foot freshman center Amida Brimah met with doctors Wednesday, and the decision has been made to have surgery on his left shoulder, according to Nana Baafi, his legal guardian. They hope to have the surgery done by the end of this week. “We’ll try to do it fast, so that he can get back..." April 24

  • UConn’s Amida Brimah to have shoulder surgery

    New Haven Register "UConn’s 7-foot freshman center Amida Brimah met with doctors Wednesday, and the decision has been made to have surgery on his left shoulder, according to Nana Baafi, his legal guardian. They hope to have the surgery done by the end of this week. “We’ll try to do it fast, so that he can get back..." April 24

  • John Egbunu granted his release from USF's basketball team

    Tampa Bay Times "USF 6-foot-10 center John Egbunu, who set a school freshman rebounding record and made the American Athletic Conference's All-Rookie team, has been granted his release. The cornerstone of a nationally-lauded 2013 signing class, Egbunu becomes the fifth scholarship player to exit since coach..." April 23

  • Stay at UConn or go pro? Ryan Boatright facing ‘a big decision’

    The Beacon-News "Playing point guard for NCAA men’s basketball champion Connecticut requires Ryan Boatright to make snap decisions at both ends of the floor during a game. They’ve become second nature for the small but lightning quick junior from East Aurora. His next one, though, won’t be so easy. Will he..." April 21

  • USF Bulls add Mercurius as 2 more depart

    Tampa Bay Times "The roster overhaul at USF continued Saturday with the Bulls' new coaching staff adding a signee as two more letter winners departed. Veteran guards Javontae Hawkins and Musa Abdul-Aleem have left the program, becoming the third and fourth players to depart since the dismissal of Coach Stan..." April 21

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