Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coaches condemn 'embarrassing' HB2 bill

    USA Today "As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports...." July 21

  • Duke is bringing the superteam back to college basketball

    SB Nation "The foundation for Mike Krzyzewski's next great team was laid three days after Duke defeated Wisconsin for its fifth national championship in 2014. Coach K cut down the nets in Indianapolis on a Monday, and by Thursday he was in the St. Louis-area home of five-star recruit Jayson Tatum. Tatum..." July 21

  • 3-star SG Andrew Platek commits to North Carolina

    Today's U "After North Carolina coach Roy Williams showed class of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek plenty of love this spring and summer, the 3-star recruit finally decided to become a Tar Heel on Monday. Platek took to Twitter to announce that he was verbally committing to North..." July 19

  • Delaware transfer Maurice Jeffers commits to Boston College

    The Score "The baskets at Conte Forum can feel a little bit more protected now that Maurice Jeffers is coming to town. Jeffers has committed to joining Boston College as a graduate transfer after three seasons at Delaware, according to Zack Spears of EagleAction.com. The move provides the Eagles with a..." July 15

  • Duke opponent cancels game over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

    CBS Sports "Duke is in an uncommon spot here in mid-July of needing to fill an opponent on its schedule after Albany canceled its Nov. 12 game vs. the Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina due to the state's HB2 law, otherwise known as the "Bathroom Bill." Albany, part of the State University of New York..." July 14

  • Former Clemson Guard Demontez Stitt Dies at 27

    The Big Lead "Former Clemson basketball player Demontez Stitt has died at the age of 27, the team announced. Stitt was found dead in his home early this morning, according to a report from TigerNet. We’ll update when more details become available. Stitt played guard for the Tigers from 2007-2011and..." July 13

  • Coach K talks about his secret Twitter and Instagram accounts

    Fox Sports "Duke Blue Devils and Team USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't have public Twitter or Instagram, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping tabs on social media. Coach K revealed last year that he uses Twitter under an alias, and former Duke star Jahlil Okafor said before the 2015 Draft that..." July 12

  • Syracuse names John Wildhack athletic director

    USA Today "Syracuse University has named John Wildhack has the university's new athletic director, according to the school's website. Wildhack, a native of upstate New York and a 1980 alumnus of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, was selected following a national search, according to the..." July 06

  • Christian Laettner allegedly owes $14M to creditors

    The Score "Christian Laettner was was one of the all-time great college basketball players, and also one of the most hated players on the court while with Duke. Soon, Laettner could find himself in another type of court, according to Jerry Tipton of Kentucky.com. It's alleged that Laettner owes creditors..." July 05

  • Roy Williams on knee pain: ‘It’s going to be better’

    College Basketball Talk "Heading into this offseason, one of the major talking points regarding some of the biggest programs in the country was that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams may have coached his last college basketball game. Between the NCAA investigation looming over the head of his program and the knee..." July 05

  • N.C. State postpones trip to Italy amid terrorism concerns

    USA Today "In the wake of recent events in Europe, the N.C. State basketball program has decided to cancel its August tour to Italy and will look to reschedule in 2017. This decision will undoubtedly get significant attention in the world of college sports, as N.C. State is the first this summer to cancel..." July 05

  • 4-star forward Taurean Thompson commits to Syracuse

    Syracuse.com " After a long, drawn-out recruiting process, Taurean Thompson finally made his decision. Thompson, a Top 100 prospect in the Class of 2016, picked Syracuse over offers from Michigan State and Seton Hall. Thompson's mother, Sherese Piper, confirmed her son's decision on Friday." July 02

  • BYU grad transfer Jordan Chatman reportedly headed to Boston College

    The Deseret News "Former BYU basketball guard Jordan Chatman has reportedly found where he will continue his college basketball career. Chatman's father, Jeff Chatman, shared via Instagram Tuesday that his son will attend Boston College. ESPN's Jeff Goodman also reported the same information. No official..." June 29

  • Florida State senior Benji Bell will transfer

    The Score "Benji Bell has decided to leave Florida State. The school announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-4, 195-pound senior guard will be leaving the program, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. " June 28

  • Two key Louisville players out for extended time this summer

    College Basketball Talk "On Monday evening, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino updated the status of a pair of his key big men heading into next season. According to a blog post Pitino published, sophomore Ray Spalding “had minor groin surgery to alleviate a problem, which set him back in his strength and weight gain,”..." June 28

  • Coach K has had four surgeries this offseason before USA Basketball commitments

    College Basketball Talk "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is getting ready to coach in the Olympics of the third and final time this offseason as he’s dealing with a depleted roster that is banged up or scared of Zika. Coach K has also been through a lot with his own health this offseason, as a report from Luke Decock..." June 26

  • NC State signs four-star power forward Ted Kapita

    Backing the Pack "This has been one of the stranger offseasons I can remember, even by Mark Gottfried-era standards. First everything was terrible, and now it’s nothin’ but sunshine and rainbows. The latest good news is the addition of four-star forward Ted Kapita, a former SMU and Arkansas commit. NC State..." June 26

  • Calipari: Recent comment wasn't about Louisville, Pitino

    ESPN "Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday said his recent comment that college coaches should be aware of what happens with their team on campus "wasn't intended" as a shot at Louisville and he apologized to Cardinals coach Rick Pitino if he misconstrued the..." June 23

  • Markell Johnson commits to NC State after 2016 reclassification

    ESPN "NC State made another late addition to next season's roster on Monday, getting a commitment from ESPN 100 guard Markell Johnson. Johnson made the announcement via Twitter. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 guard from East Tech High School (Ohio), was ranked No. 48 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2017...." June 22

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to ESPN.com, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Louisville’s Rick Pitino Responds To Criticism From John Calipari Over Scandal

    College Spun "It took a few days, but Rick Pitino has responded to John Calipari’s apparent criticism over knowledge of the scandal that hit campus ahead of last season. Without naming Pitino or Louisville directly, Calipari told Mike Lupica that coaches are almost always aware of the things that go on on their..." June 21

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, Scout.com reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Louisville president James Ramsey steps down

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that University of Louisville President James Ramsey is stepping down and that he is reorganizing the Board of Trustees. Bevin said he is appointing an interim board that will serve for the next two weeks. Ramsey is willing to step down immediately, Bevin said,..." June 17

  • Report: Thornton nearing transfer decision

    The Score "Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to select his next team in the very near future, possibly within the next couple of days, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Thornton paid visits to Kansas, USC, Washington, and Miami after leaving the Blue Devils, and is reportedly leaning toward choosing..." June 15

  • 4-star point guard Chris Lykes commits to Miami

    State of the U "In a big recruiting win for Canes Hoops, 4-star PG Chris Lykes (Gonzaga, D.C) committed to the Hurricanes over Villanova, his other finalist. Lykes is a very talented and skilled player at the PG position. He lacks height (5'6"-5'7" range) but he's a borderline 5-star player and highly coveted...." June 13

  • Seton Hall adds graduate transfer guard Madison Jones

    College Basketball Talk "Seton Hall added a piece to its backcourt late this week as former Wake Forest guard Madison Jones will finish his career with the Pirates, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-1 Jones was previously dismissed by Wake Forest last August for a violation of athletics department policy..." June 11

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Pitino believes loss of Onuaku won't hurt Louisville

    The Score "The NBA draft declaration of sophomore center Chinanu Onuaku leaves Louisville without a starting big man, but head coach Rick Pitino is confident his team will continue to be competitive. Additionally, Eric Crawford for WDRB Sports tweeted Pitino's views on Onuaku's motivations to leave..." May 31

  • Report: Ryan Humphrey returning to Notre Dame as assistant coach

    The Score "Ryan Humphrey looks to be making his return to the Fighting Irish, this time behind the bench. According to Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune, Humphrey accepted head coach Mike Brey's offer Thursday morning after spending the previous two seasons as Northwestern's director of player..." May 30