Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • New Pittsburgh basketball coach could face hurdles with recruiting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "As the search to fill the head basketball coach vacancy at Pittsburgh continues, it appears there may be another hurdle for the candidate who takes the position. According to a report from ESPN, the Pittsburgh basketball team has just two official recruiting visits left until Aug. 1. Former..." March 22

  • Louisville officials scheduled to meet with Xavier's Chris Mack

    CBS Sports "Louisville officials will meet with Xavier coach Chris Mack regarding its head coaching vacancy for the first time this weekend, a source confirmed to CBS Sports. The Courier-Journal reported the development earlier. Mack, who has been at the university since 2010, is a Xavier alumnus who..." March 22

  • Report | Bonzie Colson suffers fractured left foot again

    Fanrag Sports "Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior forward Bonzie Colson suffered a fractured left foot during his team’s loss to Penn State in the NIT on Saturday, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. This marks the second time Colson has sustained such an injury this season. Earlier in the year, Colson..." March 21

  • Sources: Sean Miller, Heather Lyke have discussed Pitt coaching job

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Arizona coach Sean Miller and Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke have discussed the Panthers’ vacant head coaching position, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The former Pitt and Blackhawk standout, according to sources, is interested in the job. The past year..." March 21

  • Louisville parts ways with interim head coach David Padgett

    247 Sports "Louisville formally informed interim coach David Padgett that they will be finding someone else to fill the head basketball coach position on a permanent basis, Padgett told 247Sports. "They are going in a different direction," Padgett said. "They appreciated my efforts and everything I did..." March 21

  • Report: Pitt offering Dan Hurley more than $3 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Hurley has a very difficult decision to make now that his sixth season as the head coach of Rhode Island has come to a close, and that decision may come down to three things — money, sentiment and prestige. If money is the most important factor in determining where he wants to coach next..." March 20

  • Virginia coach Tony Bennett concedes 'thorough butt-whooping'

    ESPN "Coach Tony Bennett couldn't explain it any better Friday night. His Virginia Cavaliers, who became the first No. 1 seed to fall to a No. 16 in NCAA tournament history, simply were outmatched. "We got our butts whipped," Bennett told CBS after the Cavaliers' 74-54 loss to the UMBC Retrievers...." March 17

  • Duke player’s mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

    Sportsnaut "The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along. Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various..." March 17

  • Eight Pitt basketball players reportedly request transfers after Kevin Stallings firing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Eight Pitt men’s basketball players have requested their release from the program in order to transfer, according to a report Friday from ESPN. The moves come eight days after coach Kevin Stallings was fired after two seasons. In Stallings’ final season, a team with 11 new players — seven..." March 16

  • Sources: Pitt holds meeting with Tom Crean

    ESPN "Pittsburgh met with former Indiana coach Tom Crean on Tuesday, sources told ESPN. The Panthers parted with basketball coach Kevin Stallings last week after just two seasons and hired Fogler Consulting to help with the search for Stallings' replacement." March 14

  • Referee Ted Valentine feels he is being unfairly punished for Joel Berry incident

    Larry Brown Sports "Veteran referee Ted Valentine will not be working any games in this year’s NCAA Tournament, and he feels that it is an injustice. In an interview with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that was published on Monday, Valentine declared that he was being unfairly punished for an incident in January when he..." March 13

  • Louisville players voted against NIT, school accepted invitation anyway

    USA Today "Louisville basketball players voted against playing in the NIT but school administrators still accepted an invitation to play in the event, multiple sources with knowledge of the players' decision told Courier Journal. Louisville's players are emotionally exhausted from a trying, tumultuous six..." March 12

  • Grayson Allen gets flagrant foul 1 for hip checking Tar Heels' Garrison Brooks

    ESPN "Duke senior Grayson Allen received a flagrant foul 1 in the first half on Friday night after hip checking North Carolina's Garrison Brooks on a fast-break attempt. With less than one minute remaining in the first half of the ACC men's basketball semifinal, Allen missed a jumper and then..." March 10

  • Kevin Stallings out as Pittsburgh coach after two seasons

    USA Today "The University of Pittsburgh parted ways with coach Kevin Stallings on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because the split had not been made public yet. Details on Stallings' departure and his contract were not..." March 08

  • Bagley III becomes 2nd freshman to be named ACC Player of the Year

    WRAL Sports "Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III swept the ACC's Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, the conference announced Sunday. Bagley leads the conference in scoring and rebounding after the regular season and received 37 of the 57 votes for Player of the Year and Boston College star Jerome..." March 04

  • Jalek Felton Withdraws From UNC

    Scout "Freshman point guard Jalek Felton has withdrawn from the University of North Carolina, his lawyer Kerry Sutton tweeted on Thursday afternoon. Felton played in 22 games during the 2017-18 season, averaging 2.9 points and 1.6 assists. Felton, a 6-2 Columbia, S.C. native, was the No. 30-ranked..." March 02

  • Mike Krzyzewski's $8.98M tops list of highest-paid coaches in college hoops

    The Score "With five national titles to his name, there's little debate that Mike Krzyzewski is one of the best coaches of all time, and Duke is certainly paying the 71-year-old as such. According to USA Today's annual list of coaches salaries in college basketball, Krzyzewski's $8.9 million total..." March 01

  • Grayson Allen accused of trying to kick and trip Virginia Tech players

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Duke's Grayson Allen is being accused of trying to kick and trip Virginia Tech players during the Hokies' 64-63 upset win over the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Monday. But did he? It seems like a bunch of guys just scrambling for a loose ball, but the internet isn't ready to let Allen off the..." February 27

  • Jim Boeheim addresses FBI's college basketball probe by blasting coaches involved with agents

    USA Today "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim addressed the FBI probe into illegal recruiting over the weekend, noting that "it's a difficult time right now for college basketball." An explosive report from Yahoo! Sports last week implicated numerous programs and players tied to former NBA agent Andy..." February 27

  • Duke's star freshman Marvin Bagley set to return Saturday against Syracuse

    CBS Sports "Duke freshman Marvin Bagley, the ACC leader in scoring and rebounding, is set to return to action on Saturday as the Blue Devils play host to Syracuse. Bagley has missed the last four games with a mild right knee sprain suffered during Duke's loss to cross-state rival North Carolina. During..." February 24

  • Marvin Bagley III proving he can play in modern era

    Fanrag Sports "Marvin Bagley III looks the part of an NBA superstar in the making. The Duke big man won’t turn 19 until March Madness begins, but his physical attributes look far beyond his age. He stands roughly 6-foot-11. Back in late 2014, Bagley — at the age of 15 — stood 6-foot-9.5 and had a 7-foot..." February 21

  • Kyle Kuzma slams NCAA after Louisville punishment

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say that Kyle Kuzma is not a big fan of the NCAA. The Los Angeles Lakers forward had a rather strong reaction to the news that the NCAA was forcing Louisville to take down their 2013 championship banner as punishment for the sex scandal that was going on at the university at the..." February 21

  • Rick Pitino: NCAA stripping Louisville of 2013 title 'unjust'

    Sporting News "Rick Pitino spoke out Wednesday about the NCAA's decision to strip Louisville of its 2013 championship title and 2012 Final Four appearance, calling it "unjust." The NCAA announced Tuesday it was upholding the original ruling that Louisville would have to vacate its wins from the 2011-12 season..." February 21

  • Fans emailing Louisville's president didn't want Tom Crean as Cards' basketball coach

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Reports that at least one prominent University of Louisville booster wanted the school to pursue Tom Crean for its interim basketball coaching position didn't sit well with alumni and fans who emailed interim president Greg Postel in late September. While a plurality of the messages related to..." February 20

  • Louisville Basketball Must Vacate Wins, Pay Fine After Eligibility Infractions

    Bleacher Report "Louisville must pay a fine and the men's basketball team will be forced to vacate all of its wins from the 2011-15 academic years in which ineligible student-athletes played in games. A ruling from the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee (h/t's Emily James) on Tuesday..." February 20

  • Kevin Ware Blasts Louisville Sanctions, 'It's a Joke'

    TMZ "Ex-Louisville basketball star Kevin Ware says he doesn't understand why the NCAA is forcing the school to vacate their 2013 NCAA Championship ... saying the sanctions are a "joke." Ware was a member of that championship team -- but suffered a catastrophic leg injury that sidelined him during..." February 20

  • Louisville's fall always comes back to Rick Pitino

    ESPN "Rick Pitino was not on the Louisville campus Tuesday to denounce the 2013 NCAA championship banner coming down, or the vacated wins, or the hundreds of thousands of dollars the school must pay for a sex scandal that involved prostitutes, strippers, recruits and players. Though he has been gone..." February 20

  • Duke's Marvin Bagley to miss third consecutive game Sunday with knee sprain

    CBS Sports "Duke freshman phenom Marvin Bagley III is set to miss his third consecutive game on Sunday vs. No. 11 Clemson after being ruled out with a lingering knee injury. The program announced that Bagley, the Blue Devils' leader in scoring and rebounding this season, is recovering from a mild right..." February 18

  • Roy Williams on FBI Investigation: 'I Feel Very Comfortable'

    Scout "There are six active Hall of Fame coaches in college basketball: Jim Boeheim, John Calipari, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Bill Self, and Roy Williams. In a story published on Thursday by Pete Thamel of, Thamel cited sources who believe the federal investigation into college..." February 17

  • Marvin Bagley Will Miss Tonight's Game With Knee Injury

    247 Sports "Duke has announced that freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss tonight’s game at Georgia Tech as a precautionary measure with a mild right knee sprain. Bagley, who is leading the ACC in both scoring (21.2) and rebounding (11.4), sustained the injury in the first half of Thursday’s game..." February 11

  • Louisville gets roasted for awful attendance

    Larry Brown Sports "Louisville’s men’s basketball program is feeling the post-Rick Pitino blues. The Cardinals hosted ACC rivals Georgia Tech on Thursday, and WDRB’s Jason Riley shared images of just how pitiful the attendance was at tipoff." February 09

  • Lawsuit Alleges Georgia Tech Coach Josh Pastner Sexually Assaulted, Threatened Woman

    The Big Lead "Josh Pastner is facing a sexual assault lawsuit filed in Pima County, Arizona. Jennifer Pendley has filed the lawsuit and detailed the accusations against Pastner. Georgia Tech’s head basketball coach is accused of incidents in 2016 that occurred first when he was the head coach at Memphis,..." February 08

  • North Carolina PG Joel Berry on NC State: 'I don't consider that as being a rivalry'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "North Carolina has lost three of its last four, heading into the first of two semi-annual rubber matches with Duke, dropping games at Virginia Tech, against North Carolina State and Clemson before dusting off ACC dweller Pitt this past Saturday. And while they're certainly lamenting the losses..." February 06

  • Wake Forest dismisses Japhet-Mathias from hoop team

    Winston-Salem Journal "Wake Forest sophomore center Sam Japhet-Mathias has been dismissed from the program. Wake Forest announced that he “has been permanently dismissed from the men’s basketball team for not meeting program expectations.” Japhet-Mathias, who’s from London, England, played in six games this season,..." February 03

  • UNC basketball player Jalek Felton suspended

    Raleigh News & Observer "North Carolina freshman Jalek Felton has been suspended from the university, according to a UNC release, and is currently ineligible to participate in any university activities. Citing federal privacy laws, the university declined to provide details for the cause for Felton’s suspension. The..." January 30

  • Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown to have foot surgery, miss six weeks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With 10 games left in the regular season, the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team knows it needs a late push to improve its resume ahead of the NCAA Tournament. That push will have to come without help from Bruce Brown. Brown, a sophomore guard, suffered a left foot injury in Monday’s..." January 30

  • Theo Pinson leaves UNC-Clemson game after falling on shoulder, hip

    ESPN "Theo Pinson will not return in the second half of North Carolina's matchup at Clemson after falling hard on his shoulder and hip early in the first half of the game. "Theo will not come back and play in this game," Roy Williams told ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski at halftime. North Carolina..." January 30

  • Grayson Allen isn't kicking or screaming now -- he's just the solid senior Duke needs

    CBS Sports "Where have you gone, Grayson Allen? A nation is not turning its hateful eyes to you. Consider me surprised, and I suspect you feel the same. If you'd told me back in October that Duke would win 18 of its first 20 games, as it has, and would be subject of continual national debate over its..." January 24

  • Coach Cal takes another shot at Duke, Coach K

    College Basketball Talk "Duke and Kentucky have been at the forefront on the recruiting world for some time now, and as of late, it has been Duke that has been winning those wars. In the Class of 2018, Duke has beaten Kentucky on Cameron Reddish, R.J. Barrett and, on Saturday, Zion Williamson. Kentucky landed Kevin..." January 22

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