Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Jurich on NCAA investigation: 'We just wait'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville's athletics director Tom Jurich said he and the school are still waiting out the NCAA's investigation into U of L's men's basketball program in a Wednesday interview on WKRD-790. "We just wait," Jurich said. "I really don't know any more. They don't tell you..." August 18

  • Four-star guard Darius Perry commits to Louisville basketball

    Card Chronicle "Louisville has its second commitment from the 2017 class in 4-star point guard Darius Perry, who pledged his allegiance to Rick Pitino on Tuesday. Perry joins forward Malik Williams, who committed to U of L 12 days ago. A standout at Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler whose game reminds many of former..." August 16

  • Malik Williams – one of state's top 2017 talents – picks Louisville

    Indianapolis Star "One of the state's top 2017 basketball talents is headed out of state – but not too far away. Fort Wayne Snider forward Malik Williams announced on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to Louisville. "I would like to thank all schools that recruited me but I will be committing to the..." August 04

  • Dennis Smith Jr. is '110 percent' healthy, ready to lead NC State to a big season

    Fox Sports "To say Dennis Smith Sr. and his son Dennis Smith Jr. are ‘close’ would be an understatement. The two are nearly inseparable. Senior, a single parent in North Carolina, didn’t just raise Dennis Jr. to be one of the best incoming freshmen in college basketball next season (not to mention a..." August 03

  • Coby White Jumps on Offer, Commits to UNC Basketball

    Scout "Coby White didn’t waste any time. Just three days after Roy Williams offered the 2018 prospect a scholarship, White accepted and verbally committed to UNC. He chose the Tar Heels over early offers from Virginia, Iowa State, Tennessee, Clemson and Wake Forest. White, a 6-4 guard from Wilson..." July 29

  • 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