Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roy Williams: 'I'll be fine' after vertigo-related exit from game

    ESPN "North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was feeling thankful to be alive and proud of how his team responded in the aftermath of a vertigo attack that forced him to watch most of the second half of the Tar Heels' 68-65 ACC win over Boston College on Tuesday night from the locker room. In a..." February 10

  • North Carolina's Roy Williams collapses during timeout

    The Score "North Carolina head coach Roy Williams collapsed during a timeout Tuesday as his team takes on Boston College. Williams was taken to the locker room and assistant coach Steve Robinson has assumed the head duties." February 10

  • Florida State pledge Jonathan Isaac reaffirms commitment after exploring NBA

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State will not lose top hoops recruit Jonathan Isaac to the NBA. Isaac, a five-star small forward from Bradenton IMG Academy, announced Tuesday that he was no longer weighing the option of declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft and that he would honor the national letter of intent he signed..." February 09

  • Rick Pitino would coach 'for free' to get Louisville in NCAA tournament

    The Score "Rick Pitino had the unenviable task of telling his players that the team won't be participating in this year's NCAA tournament because of a self-imposed ban, and it's clear it pained the Louisville head coach to do so. After a loss to Duke on Monday night, Pitino went on ESPN radio Tuesday..." February 09

  • Is Grayson Allen the next hated white Duke player?

    ESPN "He drove to the basket in what has become his signature take-no-prisoners approach to the rim, hoping to draw some contact from Chinanu Onuaku. Only the contact never came, as Onuaku refused to take the bait, causing Duke's Grayson Allen to tumble to the floor. As Allen lay there, sprawled..." February 09

  • Terry Henderson remains sidelined with no timetable for return from ankle injury

    Backing the Pack "Terry Henderson's return to the court seems constantly to be pushed back. I would have figured we'd at least have an idea of a return date by this point in the season, but no, alas, we do not. Mark Gottfried told CBS Sports that he still doesn't know when Henderson might be ready." February 08

  • Rick Pitino calls system 'broken' for punishing college sports programs

    ESPN "Louisville coach Rick Pitino offered support Saturday for embattled university president James Ramsey, referring to a "broken" system for punishing college sports programs. Pitino addressed the media after the 19th-ranked Cardinals' victory Saturday over Boston College, just more than 24 hours..." February 07

  • Trey Lewis on Louisville ban: 'This team doesn't deserve this'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "All 15 players on the University of Louisville men's basketball team filed into the press conference room at the school's practice facility on Friday evening wearing sad, stunned faces. Their two leaders, graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, sat down at microphones and tried to make..." February 06

  • Louisville to self-impose postseason ban for alleged violations related to prostitution scandal

    Yahoo! Sports "In a stunning development, the University of Louisville will announce Friday that it is self-imposing a postseason ban for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament as a result of alleged rules violations committed by a former staffer and players. The university reached that conclusion this week..." February 06

  • Coach K to return from illness Saturday vs. NC State

    The Score "Mike Krzyzewski missed his first game in over 20 years Tuesday against Georgia Tech, but the legendary Duke coach has been cleared to return to the sidelines Saturday versus NC State. The 68-year-old, feeling under the weather, stayed back from the Blue Devils' trip to Atlanta, but plans to..." February 04

  • Duke's Amile Jefferson back in walking boot, out at least 2 more games

    Fay Observer "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski provided an update Monday on injured senior Amile Jefferson, saying he's not ready to play but noting there is "some progression." Jefferson suffered a right foot fracture Dec. 12 and has missed 12 straight games. The Blue Devils, who play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday,..." February 02

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski misses game vs. Georgia Tech

    CBS Sports "A rough week for Duke just got a little bit worse. One day after falling out of the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in nearly nine years, the Blue Devils will also be without coach Mike Krzyzewski in their game Tuesday against Georgia Tech. According to a release from the school,..." February 02

  • UNC's Williams on Paige's lost mojo: 'What are we supposed to do, send him to Siberia?'

    The Score "Marcus Paige continues to struggle and North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is running out of answers on how to fix it. "What are we supposed to do, send him to Siberia?" Williams said after Monday's loss to Louisville, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports. Paige entered his senior..." February 02

  • Duke falls out of the top 25 for the first time since 2007

    SB Nation "The Oklahoma Sooners top the AP Poll while North Carolina is No. 1 in the coaches poll, but that's not the biggest news to come out of the release of the latest rankings. For the first time since 2007, Duke has fallen out of the polls after losing four of its last five games. The Blue Devils..." February 01

  • Duke keeping tabs on fast-rising 2016 big man

    Sporting News "Bruno Fernando may have only been in the United States for a little under a year, but he has made a serious impact since arriving from Angola. Playing at Montverde Academy in Florida, he has become an important piece for the Eagles this season, and proven to be one of the top available seniors..." January 30

  • Roy Williams on ESPN green room talk: The most ridiculous freakin’ thing I’ve ever seen

    Raleigh News & Observer "North Carolina coach Roy Williams is unhappy with ESPN, to put it mildly. In fact, his displeasure with the network that calls itself “the worldwide leader” inspired quite the rant on Friday. Here’s the background: For a while now ESPN has hyped the best of the best college basketball..." January 29

  • Coach K not panicking as Duke continues to struggle

    The Score "The panic button in Durham is growing, but Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't ready to press it after yet another defeat. "Our kids played their hearts out tonight," Krzyzewski told Duke radio Monday after the Blue Devils suffered their fourth loss in five games - this one coming at the..." January 26

  • Jay Williams details his relationship with Coach K

    ESPN "After a distinguished college career playing under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke and just one season with the Chicago Bulls, a team starved for a new messiah since Michael Jordan's retirement, Jay Williams destroyed his career when he suffered a horrific motorcycle accident. In an instant, the man with..." January 22

  • Jim Boeheim says Coach K skipped handshake line to yell at Duke students

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Considering the Duke lost its third game in row to Syracuse, 64-62, Monday night with a questionable no-call at the end of the game, the world just assumed Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski was being a poor sport when he skipped a portion of the postgame handshake line. But that isn’t what..." January 19

  • Louisville's Pitino uninterested in discussing UNLV rumors in January

    The Score "Louisville head coach Rick Pitino isn't entertaining rumors about leaving the Cardinals for the coaching vacancy at UNLV. "Next question," Pitino told reporters Tuesday when asked to address the speculation. "Please don't ask me about coaching rumors in January." He'll likely be faced with..." January 19

  • Jim Boeheim was right when he said his Syracuse basketball team 'will be fine' "It was Joaquin Andujar, the dearly-departed big-league pitcher, who was always quick to describe the unexpected, the unforeseen, the unexplainable, with what he considered one word. Youneverknow. Well, that works in this snowy town on this winter day, doesn't it? The Syracuse University..." January 19

  • Rechon Black, a top 2018 point guard prospect, commits to UNC

    Raleigh News & Observer "North Carolina on Friday night received a commitment from Rechon Black, a sophomore at Concord High who is among the top point guards in the class of 2018. Black announced his decision on Friday night after his high school team's game against Hickory Ridge. Black also shared his announcement on..." January 18

  • Oklahoma No. 1, North Carolina No. 2, Kansas No. 3 in Coaches Poll

    CBS Sports "Following a wild week of college hoops, Oklahoma is the new No. 1 team in the country. The Sooners received 26 first-place votes this week after Oklahoma State on the road and now-No. 7 West Virginia at home. Behind Oklahoma, North Carolina is No. 2 with four first-place votes, and Kansas is..." January 18

  • Duke 'not great,' adjusting to playing without injured Amile Jefferson

    CBS Sports "Mike Krzyzewski has been returning to the same phrase over the last couple weeks to describe the current state of the Blue Devils. Since Hall of Fame coaches with multiple titles don't have to pull punches or fluff up the truth, Coach K tells it like it is. "We're not a great team. We're a good..." January 15

  • NCAA will count Syracuse's self-imposed scholarship loss

    Sporting News - NCAAB "With coach Jim Boeheim finally back on the sidelines, Syracuse received even more good news Tuesday: The school reported that the NCAA ruled that the basketball program can begin serving its scholarship penalties this year. Since the Orange are three scholarships under the NCAA's normal limit..." January 12

  • Report: Texas A&M forward Elijah Thomas transferring to Clemson

    Dallas Morning News "The exodus from College Station is not just limited to football. In mid-December, the news broke that Lancaster star forward Elijah Thomas would be transferring from Texas A&M." January 11

  • Kennedy Meeks expected to return from seven-game absence

    ESPN "North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he "fully expects" junior Kennedy Meeks to return to the lineup for Saturday's game at Syracuse. Williams said Meeks, who has missed the past seven games with a bruised left knee, practiced Wednesday and Thursday, though his participation was..." January 09

  • Inside College Hoops: Can Jim Boeheim's return turn Syracuse around?

    CBS Sports "It's not necessarily the best game of the weekend. But the most interesting situation this weekend, for sure, will originate at the Carrier Dome, where Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim returns from a nine-game suspension levied by the NCAA to coach the Orange against North Carolina. So will Boeheim's..." January 09

  • Former top-50 recruit Eljiah Thomas picks Clemson for transfer

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M transfer Elijah Thomas has committed to Clemson, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-9, 250 pound big man will be eligible starting in December of 2016. A former Top-50 recruit, Thomas averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight games this season for the Aggies." January 06

  • Former Pennsylvania star Tony Hicks will transfer to Louisville

    Card Chronicle "It appears Rick Pitino is enjoying life with 5th year transfers so much that he intends to go down the same road in 2016-17. Card Chronicle has learned that Tony Hicks, a 6'2 guard who was Pennsylvania's leading scorer in each of the past two seasons, plans to transfer to Louisville to play his..." January 06

  • Louisville's Rick Pitino sounds off on alleged recruiting scandal

    ESPN "Rick Pitino says he doesn't care what critics think about him these days. And the Louisville coach proved as much during a lengthy news conference Friday, questioning former escort Katina Powell's credibility and saying he was accused of intimidating witnesses by the NCAA, which he said has yet..." January 02

  • Rick Pitino denies obscene gesture

    ESPN "Louisville coach Rick Pitino denied that he used an obscene gesture when exiting Rupp Arena following the Cardinals' loss to the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. After Louisville's 75-73 loss at Kentucky on Saturday, video surfaced on the Internet of Pitino gesturing to the crowd as he..." December 27

  • Louisville center Mangok Mathiang out six to eight weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Mangok Mathiang went up for a rebound, came down and pushed off on his left foot to head upcourt. "And I heard a pop," the Louisville center said. That pop was the fifth metatarsal bone breaking. Mathiang tried to play a little longer but the pain intensified, and as soon as there was a..." December 21

  • 'Later than earlier' for return of injured Amile Jefferson

    ESPN "Duke senior Amile Jefferson is expected to be out at least a month after suffering a fracture in his right foot in practice Dec. 12. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPN before Duke's 77-75, overtime loss to Utah at Madison Square Garden that the 6-foot-9 Jefferson, who was averaging..." December 20

  • Rick Pitino says "special" 2015-16 team has raised everyone's spirits

    Card Chronicle "If you missed it yesterday, Rick Pitino came on the radio show at 5 p.m. to briefly preview the Kennesaw State game, but he also had interesting things to say about this year's schedule, the need for young players who have success (a la Ray Spalding) to stay away from sycophants who tell them that..." December 17

  • Duke forward Amile Jefferson (foot) to be re-evaluated Dec. 26

    ESPN "Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson wore a hard cast on his injured right foot Tuesday while watching his team dismantle Georgia Southern 99-65 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said the good news for the Blue Devils is that Jefferson's fractured bone will not require..." December 16

  • Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson out indefinitely with foot injury

    CBS Sports "Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely after suffering a right foot injury, the school announced on Monday. "This injury is unfortunate, to say the least, but Amile is strong in both person and character," Mike Krzyzewski said Monday. "He will continue to be an integral..." December 15

  • Boston College reeling after Chipotle E. coli outbreak infects players

    The Score "Boston College was upset Sunday by UMass-Lowell - in more ways than one. According to Eric Hoffses of BC Interruption, eight Boston College players are confirmed to be suffering from Escherichia coli (E. coli), thanks to an outbreak of the disease at a local Chipotle restaurant." December 08

  • NCAA upholds 9-game ban for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim

    ESPN "The NCAA on Thursday denied Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim's appeal to eliminate his nine-game suspension for NCAA infractions, but it agreed to move the ban to the nonconference season. The Hall of Fame coach will begin serving the suspension effective at midnight before the Orange's game..." December 03

  • Indiana Player Bumps Into Coach K on Way to Locker Room, Tempers Flare

    The Big Lead "Duke took a 51-42 lead over Indiana into the half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. On the way to the locker room, an Indiana player – who has been identified as multiple players – apparently bumped into Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. You can see in the video that Coach K reacts and turns around. " December 03

  • Clemson lands 2017 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Clemson landed a quality commitment on Tuesday as Class of 2017 guard A.J. Oliver committed to the Tigers. The son of Clemson women’s head coach Audra Smith, Oliver is regarded as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, although some others view him as a top-100 caliber player." December 02

  • London Perrantes will miss Virginia’s game at Ohio State after having his appendix removed

    Washington Post "Starting point guard London Perrantes will miss No. 10 Virginia’s game at Ohio State on Tuesday night after undergoing an appendectomy on Sunday, the school announced Tuesday. The junior’s status for Saturday’s home game against William and Mary is yet to be determined. Perrantes is one of..." December 02

  • Marcus Paige returns Tuesday when North Carolina faces Maryland

    USA Today "North Carolina star Marcus Paige will be in the lineup for the first time this season Tuesday when the No. 8 Tar Heels host No. 2 Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Paige, a preseason All-American, will play as long as, while practicing Monday, he does not re-aggravate the injury to his..." November 30

  • Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship per year in NCAA appeal, still must vacate wins "The Syracuse basketball team will get one scholarship back per year over the next four seasons after winning its appeal of the NCAA Committee on Infractions decision, the school announced Wednesday. It's a victory that could provide a significant boost to the basketball team over the next three..." November 25

  • Duke 5-Star Commit Harry Giles Posts Moving Message After Successful Surgery

    College Spun "The 6-foot-10 power forward, ranked the No. 2 player in the 2016 class by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, tore his ACL in early November. He had surgery on the torn knee this morning; it, thankfully, went well. " November 25

  • North Carolina's Marcus Paige confident he'll be back for Maryland

    The Score "Marcus Paige is close to getting back on the court. The North Carolina guard has been taking part in shootaround with the Tar Heels in the past week, only to sit on the bench as he recovers from a broken bone in his right hand. According to The News and Observer's Andrew Carter, Paige is..." November 25

  • AP Top 25: Kentucky is new No. 1, North Carolina falls to No. 9

    CBS Sports "Kentucky has moved into the top spot of the AP Top 25 after North Carolina's first loss of the season, at Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Tar Heels remained in the top ten, falling only to No. 9 in the loss that soured a Homecoming appearance for Iowa native Marcus Paige. Kentucky and..." November 23

  • N.C. State's Terry Henderson has ankle surgery

    Fay Observer "N.C. State guard Terry Henderson had surgery Monday to stabilize the right ankle he injured early in a season-opening loss to William & Mary. Henderson, a redshirt junior who transferred from West Virginia, tore ligaments in his ankle and is expected to resume basketball-related activities in..." November 20

  • Norland basketball star Dewan Huell signs with Miami Hurricanes

    Miami Herald "Dewan Huell said he felt “stress relief” Wednesday afternoon. The University of Miami men’s basketball team probably just felt pure joy. Huell gave the Hurricanes plenty to be excited about when Miami Norland’s versatile 6-10 power forward signed his letter of intent to play for UM at a..." November 19

  • Miami lands four-star guard Bruce Brown

    The Score "Jim Larranaga and Miami have landed four-star prospect Bruce Brown. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound shooting guard from Wakefield, Mass., announced his decision on ESPN Wednesday morning. Brown comes to the Hurricanes known as an aggressive player with a well-rounded offensive game. Although he..." November 18

  • UM forward Kamari Murphy suspended three games

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The University of Miami on Friday announced junior forward Kamari Murphy has been suspended the first three games of the basketball season. In a press release, the school said the reasoning was a violation of team rules. Murphy will rejoin the team Nov. 20 when the Hurricanes play in the Puerto..." November 16

  • NC State, Gottfried agree to new contract

    Raleigh News & Observer "N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried has a new five-year contract, the school announced on Friday. The deal raises Gottfried’s annual compensation to at least $2.48 million annually through 2020. Gottfried has led the Wolfpack to the NCAA tournament in each of his first four seasons,..." November 16

  • Unsafe court conditions cancel Gonzaga-Pittsburgh game in Japan after first half

    USA Today "The season opener for Gonzaga and Pittsburgh was canceled on Friday after the two teams played in hazardous floor conditions in the first half. The teams traveled to Okinawa, Japan to play in front of the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. But similar to years' past, extremely..." November 14

  • 5-star recruit V.J. King commits to Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Wednesday marked the first day of the week-long early signing period for college hoops, and Louisville basketball received the signed paperwork of V.J. King, a five-star wing who is the crown jewel of the Cards' 2016 class. " November 12

  • ESPN 100 guard Seventh Woods commits to UNC over South Carolina

    ESPN "North Carolina will exit the early signing period with a borderline top-10 class after ESPN 100 guard Seventh Woods chose the Tar Heels over South Carolina on Wednesday morning. "Coach Roy Williams and his coaching staff believed in me from day one and UNC has always been my dream school..." November 12

  • No. 1 recruit Harry Giles commits to Duke

    The Score "The No. 1 recruit in the country has found his home for 2016. Harry Giles, who partially tore his ACL on Tuesday and will miss the high school season, announced on SportsCenter his commitment to Duke. Giles is a consensus blue chip prospect and many have pegged the five-star recruit as a..." November 07

  • U of L trustee: We want to know the truth

    USA Today "Thursday held two events on the calendar that attracted some curiosity for those awaiting the next chapter in the fallout from Katina Powell’s book. But both meetings were heavy on process and light on much else. The supposed grand jury hearing in downtown Louisville for which Powell’s..." November 06

  • Katina Powell’s daughter facing prostitution charge in Louisville

    Larry Brown Sports "The youngest daughter of Katina Powell, the woman who claims she was hired by the Louisville basketball team for numerous sex parties from 2010-2014, is facing a misdemeanor prostitution charge in Kentucky stemming from an incident that took place in June. Abraeshea Moorman, who Powell referred..." November 05

  • North Carolina's Marcus Paige breaks hand, will miss 3-4 weeks

    CBS Sports "North Carolina, the preseason No. 1 team in the country, is already dealing with injury woes. The school announced on Wednesday that point guard Marcus Paige, a preseason All-American and the No. 15 player on CBS Sports' preseason Top 100 (and one) ranking, will miss three-to-four weeks with a..." November 04

  • Clemson announces Austin Ajukwa will transfer

    Shakin The Southland "Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell announced Tuesday that junior wing man Austin Ajukwa plans to transfer. The timing couldn't have been worse for the Tigers, who are less than two weeks from their first game of the season. Ajukwa averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.1 minutes as a..." November 04

  • Wake Forest guards Cornelius Hudson and Rondale Watson suspended

    SI "Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning has suspended guards Cornelius Hudson and Rondale Watson, the school announced on Saturday. Both players will serve their suspensions at the start of the upcoming season for a violation of departmental rules. The specific violations were not disclosed,..." November 01

  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    South Bend Tribune "A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the..." October 31

  • Grand jury subpoenas issued amid Louisville sex scandal investigation

    ESPN "The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky, has begun issuing grand jury subpoenas in the case of the sex scandal involving the Louisville men's basketball program, a source familiar with the proceedings told Outside the Lines. A spokesman for the Commonwealth's..." October 30

  • Jim Boeheim: No word on appeal, suspension 'excruciating punishment

    CBS Sports "Jim Boeheim has put an appeal in with the NCAA regarding his nine-game punishment to start the ACC schedule, in the middle of the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday, at ACC media day, Boeheim discussed the NCAA's harsh measures against him and the Syracuse program. For the moment, Boeheim is still..." October 29

  • With no Rick Pitino at ACC media day, Louisville players face scandal

    CBS Sports "Trey Lewis and Damion Lee, Louisville's two graduate transfers, have yet to play an official game with the Cardinals' logo on their chest, yet on Wednesday they were the only mouthpiece at ACC media day for a program in the middle of one of the most shocking scandals in recent memory in college..." October 28

  • Lawyer: Katina Powell unlikely to talk with NCAA without immunity

    Louisville Courier-Journal "An attorney for self-described “escort queen” Katina Powell told ESPN 680 AM radio Tuesday that because he fears she will be “the scapegoat” she won’t cooperate with either the University of Louisville or NCAA probes without an immunity deal protecting her from criminal prosecution. Powell has..." October 28

  • Report: NCAA interviews Louisville basketball players

    The Score "NCAA officials made their way to campus Monday and Tuesday to interview members of Louisville's men's basketball team, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. It's unknown whether the visits were impromptu, though they were concerning the allegations made by escort Katina Powell. Louisville..." October 28

  • Former Tar Heels standout Sean May joins UNC basketball staff

    SI "Former Tar Heels standout Sean May has joined UNC’s basketball staff, the university announced Monday. May, who was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 NCAA tournament, will serve as the program’s assistant to the director of player development this season. “Sean is one of the smartest..." October 27

  • Reports: Former Central star Akoy Agau out for 2015-16 season with ACL injury

    Omaha World-Herald "Former All-Nebraska captain and current Georgetown basketball player Akoy Agau will reportedly miss the 2015-16 season with a torn ACL. Agau, who chose Louisville after completing a dominant career at Omaha Central, transferred to Georgetown earlier this year after one season with the..." October 26

  • Jim Boeheim 'probably' won't continue as USA Basketball assistant under Popovich "San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named the next head coach of the USA Basketball men's national team on Friday and will replace Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski after the 2016 Olympics. Krzyzewski will coach through the 2016 Rio Olympics, along with a staff that includes Syracuse coach..." October 26

  • Katina Powell says NCAA ‘didn’t want to talk’ when informed of Louisville allegations

    Larry Brown Sports "Katina Powell, the madam at the center of the Louisville sex scandal allegations, admitted during a TV appearance Friday that she wrote her tell-all book for financial reasons, but went to the NCAA first and they did nothing. Powell appeared on ABC’s The View Friday with her daughters and was..." October 24

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino skipping ACC media day due to scandal

    CBS Sports "Louisville has announced Rick Pitino will not be attending this year's men's basketball ACC media day. The annual event for media around the country, which will take place on Wednesday will not have the Hall of Fame coach in attendance in Charlotte, N.C., due to the scandal and emerging NCAA..." October 23

  • Celtics' Terry Rozier and Jordan Mickey stay clear of Louisville scandal

    Boston Herald "Their names now have been featured in an ESPN report as well as a book by an Ohio woman, who claims she provided strippers and prostitutes to Louisville basketball recruits from 2010 to 2014. Celtics rookies Terry Rozier and Jordan Mickey, who later chose LSU over Louisville, attempted to..." October 23

  • Rasheed Sulaimon's mother discusses her son's dismissal from Duke

    Baltimore Sun "Angela Sulaimon knew that her son wasn’t going to disparage Duke or its legendary coach, Mike Krzyzewski when he spoke to the media covering his new team on Tuesday at Maryland. “Rasheed just won’t break the code,” Angela Sulaimon said in an interview Monday with The Baltimore Sun. “Certain..." October 23

  • Louisville student suing author and publisher of book about escort scandal

    The Score "Just when it looked like the Louisville escort story couldn't get any stranger, a student is suing Katina Powell, the escort that co-authored the book "Breaking Cardinal Rules," and the book's publisher. The suit, filed by Kyle Hornback, says the book tarnished the university's reputation and..." October 23

  • Jalen Rose Compares College Recruiting Trips to Bachelor Parties: “If I’m Not Getting Laid, I’m Not Coming”

    Complex "Leave it to Jalen Rose to keep it all the way real. On his podcast Jalen & Jacoby, the former college basketball star revealed some hard truths in regards to the Louisville escort scandal. While rocking gold chains and Cazals, Rose let listeners and those who haven't seen Blue Chips or He Got Game..." October 22

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino: 'I will not resign' due to sex scandal

    CBS Sports "Louisville coach Rick Pitino wrote a post on his website on Thursday morning previewing the 2015-16 season. However, before he got into making his evaluations of player progress thus far in the preseason, he made a statement regarding the school's current situation as it is being investigated for..." October 22

  • LSU coach: Antonio Blakeney unlikely to miss games over Louisville scandal

    ESPN "LSU coach Johnny Jones said he does not foresee guard Antonio Blakeney missing any games for his alleged involvement with prostitutes tied to the Louisville scandal. Jones, in town for SEC Media Day, confirmed that Blakeney has met with NCAA investigators but said that he does not expect..." October 22

  • 2016 guard Frankie Hughes commits to Louisville despite sex scandal

    ESPN "Just hours after Outside the Lines furthered the reporting in the Louisville Cardinals' basketball scandal, coach Rick Pitino received some good news: a commitment from 2016 guard Frankie Hughes. Hughes announced his decision at a news conference that had been in the works for almost two..." October 21

  • Rick Pitino implores Louisville ex-staffer: Do the right thing and tell the truth

    ESPN "Only one person can clear up what did or didn't go on at Louisville, coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday, and it's time for that individual to come forward. Pitino, in an interview with ESPN and Yahoo! Sports, said former graduate assistant coach Andre McGee "needs to come out and tell the truth"..." October 20

  • Ex-Louisville Players Say They Attended Sex Parties with Strippers

    ESPN "Five former University of Louisville basketball players and recruits told Outside the Lines that they attended parties at a campus dorm from 2010 to 2014 that included strippers paid for by the team's former graduate assistant coach, Andre McGee. One of the former players said he had sex with a..." October 20

  • Crisshawn Clark commits to Pitt

    Cardiac Hill "Jeff Goodman of ESPN just reported that Pitt has landed Crisshawn Clark for the 2016 recruiting class. Clark plays for Canada College in San Mateo, California. He is originally from the Dayton, Ohio area before heading out West for Junior College. He will have two years of eligibility beginning..." October 20

  • Wake Forest's leading scorer out 4-6 weeks with foot fracture

    CBS Sports "Wake Forest will likely be without its leading scorer for the start of the season. The school announced on Monday that senior guard Codi Miller-McIntyre will be out for four-to-six weeks after fracturing his foot. He underwent surgery on the foot over the past weekend. Miller-McIntyre is one..." October 19

  • Coach K: One-and-done culture feeds urgency to 'leave as early as possible'

    ESPN "After winning his fifth national title last April with a roster that relied on three one-and-done freshmen, Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke told ESPN that there is more of an urgency for kids "to leave as early as possible" for the riches that the NBA offers. "The way the [salary]..." October 19

  • Gophers' Pitino comes to dad's defense regarding Louisville escort accusations

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The truth about allegations of a sex scandal that has rocked the University of Louisville and reverberated around the country will come out eventually, Gophers men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino said repeatedly Thursday. Just what that truth is, well, Pitino isn’t sure. At Big Ten Media..." October 19

  • Former Georgia Tech guard headed to Tennessee State

    College Basketball Talk "Tennessee State has made an addition to its roster for the 2016-17 season, as former Georgia Tech guard Chris Bolden will play for head coach Dana Ford as a graduate student. News of Bolden’s eventual transfer was first reported by Jeff Goodman of Bolden was handed a six-game..." October 19

  • Florida State’s Ojo out following meniscus tear

    College Basketball Talk "The Florida State Seminoles were introduced on Friday night at the Jam with Ham midnight madness events. While other players came out dancing, senior center Michael Ojo showed up on crutches. Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton told reporters that the 7-foot-1 center had surgery on his..." October 19

  • North Carolina, Arizona could be next stop for Finland's latest NBA hopeful

    CBS Sports "The Nordic countries in the northern portion of Europe are among the few regions left around the world that haven't yet had an influx of professional basketball talent to America. Finland's Lauri Markkanen is trying to change that. Due to its cold weather, Finland devotes most of its..." October 17

  • Kentucky, North Carolina share No. 1 spot in preseason coaches poll

    ESPN "The more things change, the more they stay the same? The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost the top seven scorers from last season's team that went 38-1, but that hasn't deterred coaches from picking them as the No. 1 team in the USA Today preseason poll for the third consecutive season. But..." October 15

  • Lawyer: Author's daughters in Louisville allegations were not underage

    Indianapolis Star "A lawyer who said he represents Katina Powell — the woman who claimed a former employee of the University of Louisville men's basketball program paid her and her daughters to have sex with recruits — said Powell's daughters were not underage when they engaged in illegal activities. Larry..." October 15

  • Louisville accuser retains attorney in wake of criminal probe

    The Score "The Louisville saga has taken another twist. Katina Powell, the admitted escort who claims she was paid by a Louisville staffer to have sex with recruits, has retained an attorney after the prosecutor's office and University of Louisville police launched a criminal probe into her allegations,..." October 15

  • Notre Dame lands oral commitment from guard Nikola Djogo

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame reached across the border to snag its latest men’s basketball recruit. Nikola Djogo, a 6-foot-7, two-star shooting guard from Orangeville Prep in Canada, announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he was orally committing to the Irish. He chose Notre Dame over Northeastern,..." October 15

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino questions motives in escort scandal

    CBS Sports "Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been advised by the NCAA not to address the scandal that has rocked the Cardinals basketball program, with allegations of a paid escort service that throwing parties and "shows" for Louisville basketball players and prospective student-athletes during the..." October 14

  • Hokies basketball coach Buzz Williams considering redshirt season for injured guard Ahmed Hill

    Daily Press "Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams is willing to wait to see if guard Ahmed Hill’s injured left knee heals before making a decision on redshirting him, but Hill has to show improvement in the next month or so. Hill, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from Augusta, Ga., who started a team-high..." October 14

  • Josh Okogie commits to Georgia Tech

    Scout "2016 guard Josh Okogie verbally committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, he announced on his Twitter page. Okgoie, a standout at Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh, picked the Yellow Jackets over strong interest from Kansas State and Tennessee. Brian Gregory and his staff now have a trio of commitments in..." October 14

  • Louisville assistant Ralph Willard takes leave of absence

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Rick Pitino will be without a longtime confidant on the Louisville bench for the foreseeable future. Cardinals assistant coach Ralph Willard is taking a leave of absence to deal with a medical issue, the school announced Monday. WDRB and the Courier-Journal reported the problem is related to..." October 13

  • BC Basketball Nabs Connecticut Forward Sagay

    BC Interruption "After the Eagles suffered a major hit on the recruiting trail with Kevin Marfo choosing G.W. over Boston College, the Eagles found some solace Saturday with the commitment of 2016 forward Mike Sagay. Sagay is currently in his senior year at St. Thomas More. According to, he flew..." October 13

  • Terrence Williams I NEVER Bought Sex At Louisville ... 'Cause I Didn't Need To

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Terrence Williams is calling BS on allegations he had ANY involvement in the Louisville sex scandal ... saying he never had to pay for lovin' in college ... 'cause he was the biggest star there. Williams -- who now plays overseas -- was at Louisville from '05-'09 and tells TMZ..." October 12

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