Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku will stay in draft

    The Score "Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku is moving on from the college game. The 6-foot-10 center posted on Instagram on Wednesday night that he is remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft, ending his collegiate career. " May 26

  • Jaron Blossomgame: ‘I'm coming back’ to Clemson

    The State "Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame announced he’s returning for his senior season in a news conference on campus Wednesday afternoon. Blossomgame took it right to the deadline for players who didn’t sign with an agent to either declare for the NBA draft or return to school. “I appreciate..." May 25

  • Nevada lands NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin

    The Score "Caleb and Cody Martin have found a new home. The pair, who announced they would be transferring from NC State in March, will be joining Nevada, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. " May 25

  • Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby to take Delaware job

    Chicago Tribune "In a big way, Mike Brey was trying to push Martin Ingelsby out the door that March day before the Sweet 16. Brey, Notre Dame’s basketball coach, saw his wish granted Tuesday when, according to multiple reports, his former player and now-former assistant will take over the job Brey held for five..." May 24

  • Mike Krzyzewski upbeat on Blue Devils' prospects for 2016-17

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski isn't one for hyperbole, but even the Duke coach can't help but look at the roster he has for the 2016-17 season and be excited. "We have the right ingredients to be very good,'' he said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "And that's what we're going to try and do -- be very..." May 24

  • Valparaiso transfer David Skara commits to Clemson

    ACC Sports "Just weeks after visiting Clemson, former Valparaiso forward David Skara will transfer into the Tigers program, according to multiple reports. A 6-8, 205-pound power forward, Skara arrived at Valparaiso as part of then-coach Bryce Drew’s 2014 recruiting class." May 23

  • Coach K wants Amile Jefferson to be Duke's Draymond Green

    College Spun "Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke’s 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. " May 22

  • Report: BeeJay Anya pulls out of draft, returns to NC State

    The Score "The 2016-17 season may be months away from starting, but NC State is doing some major winning in the player department Thursday. Just hours after Abdul-Malik Abu withdrew from the 2016 NBA Draft to return to school, the Wolfpack got another big returnee, as sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that..." May 19

  • Abdul-Malik Abu announces he is returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season

    Backing the Pack "Well, glad to see this roller coster saga about will-he-or-won't-he come back is finally over and ending on a positive note. Today, Abdul-Malik Abu annoucned he his returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season" May 19

  • You Should Be Worried About Syracuse’s Guard Situation

    Orange Fizz "A month ago Syracuse fans couldn’t have been happier about the state of its basketball. The team that was once a three-time loser to Pitt had made it all the way to the Final Four, and the Orange was supposed to be even better next season despite losing its two senior leaders. New talent was..." May 19

  • Duke’s Rotation In 2016-17 Might Be The Most-Talented Rotation Coach K’s Ever Had

    College Spun "Mike Krzyzewski’s won five national championships at Duke. He’s had a bunch of first-round picks and top-five selections. Nearly every season, he has a rotation stock-piled in talent. His rotation for the 2016-17 season might be his most-talented ever. Duke finalized its 2016 recruiting..." May 19

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Huskers land Miami transfer guard James Palmer

    CSN Chicago "Tim Miles announced the addition of a transfer from the ACC on Tuesday. James Palmer, a guard from Maryland who spent the past two seasons with the Miami Hurricanes, will join the Nebraska basketball program. "I am excited to add James to our program," Miles said in the announcement. "He has..." May 18

  • Pitino expects Onuaku to stay in NBA draft

    The Score "The deadline for underclassmen who have declared for the 2016 NBA Draft to decide if they will be returning to school is a little over a week away, but Rick Pitino believes he already knows one player's answer. The Louisville head coach said Tuesday that he expects Chinanu Onuaku, the..." May 17

  • Another key North Carolina player pulls out of the NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "North Carolina is going to be pretty formidable again next season. Sure, it lost Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James to graduation. But it's bringing back everyone else. Big man Kennedy Meeks, who declared for the draft but did not sign an agent, announced his return to Chapel Hill on May..." May 17

  • NC State wins the Omer Yurtseven sweepstakes

    Backing the Pack "The biggest fish left in the recruiting pond has been hooked by NC State. Turkish five-star center Omer Yurtseven announced today his intention to run with the Pack. The 7-foot, 240-pounder went out with a bang, scoring 91 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in his final game of the Turkish U18..." May 16

  • Syracuse basketball's Malachi Richardson signs with agent; will stay in NBA draft

    Syracuse.com "Malachi Richardson will not return to Syracuse University next season. Richardson has decided to remain in the NBA draft and will sign with an agent, according to a source. The source said that Richardson will sign with Stephen Pina of ASM Sports. The ASM Sports agency includes former..." May 16

  • Georgia Tech releases 4-star signee Romello White from LOI

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech signee Romello White has received his release from his letter of intent. It enables White to re-open his recruitment just two weeks shy of his graduation from Wheeler High. White signed with Tech in November after committing to the Yellow Jackets and coach Brian Gregory in..." May 15

  • Syracuse's Richardson, Kansas' Diallo will remain in 2016 NBA Draft

    The Score "A couple of big names have decided to end their college careers after one season, and will be remaining in the 2016 NBA Draft. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson and Kansas' Cheick Diallo both told teams during interviews at the NBA Combine on Friday that they have decided to stay in the draft,..." May 13

  • Syracuse's Richardson seeking 1st-round promise to stay in draft

    The Score "A few magic words and Malachi Richardson is bound for the pros. The Syracuse freshman told Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman at the NBA draft combine Thursday that he'll keep his name in the 2016 NBA Draft if he receives a guarantee that he'll be selected in the first round. Richardson,..." May 13

  • Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Reportedly Putting Army Commitment On Hold To Pursue Basketball Career

    College Spun "We could have three Plumlee brothers in the NBA next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the youngest brother, Marshall, is putting his Army commitments on hold so he can pursue a professional basketball career. Marshall Plumlee, who played his final season at Duke this past season,..." May 12

  • Virginia Tech PG Devin Wilson to also play football

    The Score "Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson will be a two-sport athlete in 2016-17, as the point guard will also play receiver on the football team. "Devin is a terrific athlete who really wants to compete for both programs," new football coach Justin Fuente said in a statement Thursday. "Coach (Buzz)..." May 12

  • Pitino wants to count unused 2016 scholarships toward penalties

    Louisville Courier-Journal "If Rick Pitino "had his druthers," the Louisville coach said Wednesday that he would like his program to hold the final open scholarship for the 2016 class and put it toward the school's self-imposed scholarship penalty. Pitino, in an interview on 93.9 The Ville, said Louisville's self-imposed..." May 12

  • Florida lands Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson

    The Score "Another day, another high-profile transfer headed to Florida to play for Mike White. A day after the Gators added graduate transfer Canyon Barry from Charleston, Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he's joining Florida. Hudson announced plans to transfer in April,..." May 11

  • Duke AD expects Krzyzewski to coach at least 5 more years

    The Score "Despite his second surgery in just over a month Monday, Mike Krzyzewski has no intention of stepping aside from the Duke program anytime soon. Following hernia surgery performed at Duke Hospital, the legendary coach made it clear to athletic director Kevin White he remains committed to the Blue..." May 11

  • Mike Krzyewski Has Successful Hernia Surgery

    Campus Sports "On Monday morning, Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent his second successful surgery of the offseason. After undergoing a knee replacement last month, Duke announced on Monday morning that Krzyzewski underwent successful hernia surgery earlier today. Krzyzewski’s recovery..." May 09

  • Pitt adds 4-star G Aaron Thompson to 2017 class

    The Score "Kevin Stallings made a splash for the future at Pitt on Sunday, as the new head coach added four-star guard Aaron Thompson to the 2017 recruiting class. The 6-foot-1 Virginia native is ranked by ESPN as the 22nd point guard in the 2017 class and the third-best prospect in the state. " May 08

  • Kearney grad Obokoh transfers to St. Bonaventure from SU

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "After two seasons playing for the Syracuse University men's basketball team, Bishop Kearney graduate Chinonso Obokoh will officially transfer to St. Bonaventure University next season. Over the course of his two seasons with the Orange, the 6-foot, 9-inch center/forward from Nigeria averaged..." May 08

  • Penn State basketball gains transfer in Virginia Tech 7-footer Satchel Pierce

    The Patriot News "They used to call guys like Satchel Pierce "aircraft carriers." You actually don't see them as much anymore, the massive 7-footer with the big frame. And certainly Penn State had very rarely had a player of his size until Jordan Dickerson. But they have another now. With Dickerson graduated,..." May 07

  • 4-star signee Romello White requests release from Georgia Tech

    The Score "A change of heart has prompted four-star signee Romello White to ask Georgia Tech for his release, even though he's already penned his letter of intent, his mother told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. What caused White to change his mind isn't known, but the 6-foot-9 forward committed in September 2015,..." May 06

  • Just how good will Duke be, and when will the 40-0 chatter start?

    College Basketball Talk "Today, we’re talking Duke and the potential for a 40-0 season. There’s a strong argument to make that, in the years since Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski fully embraced the one-and-done era, his 2016-17 roster will be the strongest that he has coached. Stronger, I’d argue, than the 2015..." May 05

  • Renewing A Great Rivalry: UConn Men Will Play Syracuse At Madison Square Garden Dec. 5

    Hartford Courant "The UConn-Syracuse men's basketball rivalry has been renewed. There will be a game between the Huskies and Orange at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 5. And they could make this a regular event. The schools, longtime rivals in the old Big East, have been talking about playing as..." May 04

  • Kennedy Meeks withdraws from draft, returns to UNC for senior season

    ESPN "North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 forward has essentially been a three-year starter for the Tar Heels. He slimmed down from being close to 300 pounds when he arrived on..." May 04

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem will return for senior season

    Chicago Tribune "V.J. Beachem declared for the NBA draft three weeks ago. On Sunday, the Notre Dame junior declared his declaration void when he announced he would withdraw from the draft and return to South Bend, Ind., for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 forward utilized a new rule that allows college..." May 03

  • Miami Basketball Guard James Palmer to Transfer to Nebraska

    Corn Nation "Tim Miles pulls in another transfer in James Palmer. The University of Miami guard will sit out next season and will have two years of eligibility left when he starts play in 2017. Palmer was a four start recruit and a Rivals top 100 player coming out of St. Johns College High School in..." May 03

  • Florida State guard Rathan-Mayes returning for junior season

    Yahoo Finance "Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent. Rathan-Mayes averaged 11.8 points and 4.4 assists last season. He has started 62 of his 65 games at Florida..." May 03

  • Syracuse basketball gets commitment from Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon

    Syracuse.com "John Gillon, a graduate transfer from Colorado State University, has committed to Syracuse, he confirmed on Sunday. Gillon, a 6-foot point guard, talked to syracuse.com while making a connection in Chicago after visiting the Syracuse University this weekend. The Houston, Texas, native chose..." May 01

  • Boeheim thinks Malachi Richardson should return to Syracuse

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim talked with media members briefly before his annual charity gala on Saturday night, touching briefly upon the most pressing topic within the Syracuse basketball program. Earlier in the afternoon the news broke that freshman guard Malachi Richardson had been invited to..." May 01

  • Jim Valvano’s title-winning N.C. State team to finally get White House visit

    College Basketball Talk "The N.C. State men’s basketball team never got invited to the White House after they won the 1983 National Title. It wasn’t a tradition in those days. They spoke with President Ronald Reagan, but they did so from the confines of a television studio in Raleigh. It’s commonplace now to see title..." April 28

  • UNC received another notice from the NCAA

    CBS Sports "After an initial report from Aaron Beard, of the Associated Press, the University of North Carolina confirmed that it received an amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday. The NCAA's case against North Carolina has been multi-pronged and extended for more than six years, covering..." April 25

  • Nicholls State expected to name Clemson's Richie Riley head coach

    The Score "Nicholls State is expected to name Clemson assistant Richie Riley its new head coach, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Riley has spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Tigers, and worked two years on the UAB staff prior to that." April 25

  • Grayson Allen out 4 weeks after hernia surgery

    The Score "Duke guard Grayson Allen underwent surgery to repair a hernia and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, the team announced Friday. It's unknown when Allen sustained the injury, but it didn't stop him from enjoying a standout second year with Duke. The polarizing star guard averaged a..." April 22

  • Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks submit names for NBA draft, will not hire agents

    Daily Tar Heel "North Carolina men's basketball players Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks will enter the NBA draft, but neither player will hire an agent at this time, UNC announced on Friday. Players have until April 24 to declare for the NBA draft, and the deadline for them to withdraw their names from the..." April 22

  • Amile Jefferson officially eligible for 2016-17

    ACC Sports "The Atlantic Coast Conference has approved a medical hardship waiver for Duke senior Amile Jefferson, making him eligible to compete for the Blue Devils in 2016-17. Duke sought the waiver on Jefferson’s behalf after he missed all but nine games in 2015-16 due to a right foot fracture sustained..." April 22

  • Duke and Kentucky are fighting for 5-star center Marques Bolden. Who will he pick?

    SB Nation "Spring grassroots season is officially upon us, which means the college basketball coaches of America are already out on the road recruiting for the class of 2017. That does not mean the class of 2016 is entirely tied up. In Marques Bolden and Jarrett Allen, there are still two five-star big men..." April 21

  • Cuse legend Pearl Washington loses battle with brain tumor, dies at 52

    CBS Sports "One of the most famous players in Big East history, and perhaps the most well-known, beloved Syracuse player ever -- Dwayne "Pearl" Washington -- died on Wednesday, according to his family. He was 52. Washington battled a brain tumor since last summer, when he was first diagnosed with the..." April 20

  • Wake to add graduate transfers Matt Williams, Austin Arians

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest has received commitments from graduate transfer candidates Matt Williams of Central Florida and Austin Arians of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the last two days. They are expected to be eligible to play in 2016-17. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard, averaged 8.1 points with 18 starts..." April 19

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Malachi Richardson entering name in the NBA Draft, not signing with agent

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse basketball freshman Malachi Richardson will enter his name in the NBA draft but is not signing with an agent, the school announced on Monday. Richardson, a 6-7 wing, averaged 13.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a freshman. He started all 37 games for the Orange. Richardson..." April 19

  • Milwaukee transfer Austin Arians bound for Wake Forest

    The Score "A former Milwaukee Panther is reportedly now a Wake Forest Demon Deacon. Austin Arians, a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 11.4 points per game for Milwaukee this year, will transfer as a graduate student to Wake Forest and be eligible to play next season, according to multiple reports." April 18

  • Josh Pastner: Assistant coaches who golf 'can't work for me'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "New Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is not much for idle time. As a walk-on at Arizona, he graduated in 2 ½ years without AP credit or summer school, he said. He took 33 credit hours in his fifth semester to complete his degree before going on to earn his master’s by the end of his first semester..." April 15

  • Dikembe Mutombo's nephew to play basketball for Florida State

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State’s latest addition to the 2016 signing class has some impressive bloodlines. Small forward Mfiondu Kabengele, the nephew of former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, signed a national letter of intent with the Seminoles Wednesday. At 6-foot-9, Kabengele is not as tall as his 7-foot-2..." April 14

  • UNC’s Roy Williams on national title game loss: ‘I don't think you ever get over it’

    Raleigh News & Observer "The recovery, if it can be called such a thing, hasn’t started yet. Not for Roy Williams, anyway. Eight days have passed since North Carolina’s 77-74 defeat against Villanova in the national championship game on April 4, and Williams hasn’t quite found a way to put the loss behind him. He’s not..." April 14

  • Pitino: NCAA investigation 'pretty much over'

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The NCAA's investigation into the University of Louisville's men's basketball program is "pretty much over," head coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday on Bob Valvano's afternoon show on ESPN 680. "I think it's behind us," Pitino said. Pitino would not reveal if he has been interviewed yet by the..." April 13

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem to enter NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "One good turn in the tournament deserves another for Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem. The junior forward announced Tuesday he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent. Beachem averaged 17.5 points and four rebounds per game and was named to the East Regional all-tournament team while..." April 12

  • FGCU head coach considering joining NC State staff as an assistant

    CBS Sports "Florida Gulf Coast's Joe Dooley is considering resigning his position as head coach of the Eagles to join Mark Gottfried's staff at North Carolina State, sources told CBS Sports. A decision could come by the end of the week. It's obviously rare for a head coach to resign to be an assistant..." April 12

  • Duke's split with Derryck Thornton isn't pretty, but don't assume it's petty

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The web site for Vanguard Elite Sports identifies Mark Edwards as the founder and head of development for the organization, which is “committed to reforming the face of youth and adolescent basketball into a higher skill level.” Through his Twitter account, Mark Edwards identifies himself as..." April 12

  • Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, according to AAU coach

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, his former AAU coach Vin Pastore said in a text message. The Bluejays, who play in the Big East Conference, serve as a strong landing spot for Joseph, who went from full-time starter to benched during his sophomore..." April 11

  • Duke's Derryck Thornton to transfer

    The Score "The writing was on the wall for Derryck Thornton. With an impressive recruiting class on its way in, and fellow guards Matt Jones and Grayson Allen returning, the Duke freshman announced he's transferring out of the program. "I have loved my time at Duke, but I want to pursue the opportunity..." April 11

  • North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which..." April 09

  • Georgia Tech makes Josh Pastner hire official

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has made its hire of Memphis coach Josh Pastner official, introducing him to local media Friday afternoon. The hire was reported Friday morning by the AJC." April 09

  • Dwayne Sutton transfers to Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Former Manual High star guard Dwayne Sutton is heading home. The 6-foot-5 freshman, who transferred from UNC Asheville, committed to Louisville on Friday evening, accepting a spot on the roster as a preferred walk-on. He will have to sit out the 2016-17 season, but he still has three years of..." April 09

  • Reports: Georgia Tech nearing deal with Memphis’s Josh Pastner

    SI "Georgia Tech is nearing a deal with Memphis head coach Josh Pastner to fill its head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports. CBS Sports’s Gary Parrish reports Pastner is in the process of negotiating a buyout with Memphis. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Brian Gregory after five..." April 08

  • Jalen Hudson becomes latest Virginia Tech player to exit

    The Roanoke Times "For the second time in as many days, a Virginia Tech men’s basketball player exited the Hokies on Wednesday. Virginia Tech announced Wednesday night that guard Jalen Hudson, who started 24 games as a sophomore this year, asked for his release Wednesday. He was granted the release. Another..." April 07

  • Vegas tabs Duke as early 2017 favorite

    The Score "The college basketball season may have only just ended, but it's already time to start looking ahead to next season. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its latest odds for the 2017 season, and despite a loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16, Duke was installed as the 9-2 favorites to claim next..." April 06

  • Louisville imposes more sanctions on basketball team in wake of escort scandal

    Yahoo! Sports "Louisville is self-imposing more sanctions on its men's basketball team. The school will announce Wednesday that it is stripping itself of two scholarships and two official visits in the coming years. The scholarship reductions, from the NCAA maximum of 13, will be one apiece for 2017-18 and..." April 06

  • Grayson Allen to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    GoDuke.com "Sophomore All-American Grayson Allen will return to Duke University for his junior season in 2016-17, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. In 71 games in a Duke uniform, Allen has averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 40.3 percent from outside the arc..." April 06

  • North Carolina's Joel Berry II suffered foot injury in title game

    The Score "North Carolina guard Joel Berry II returned to campus Tuesday with crutches and a walking boot over his left foot, according to Aaron Beard of The Associated Press. The extent of Berry's injury hasn't been confirmed, though the Tar Heels acknowledged that it looks to be a foot sprain." April 05

  • Villanova rides buzzer-beater to national title

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It might be April, but March Madness prevailed to the very last second of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova junior guard Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a thrilling 77-74 victory over North Carolina in the national championship game Monday night at..." April 04

  • Duke’s Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke freshman Brandon Ingram announced Monday on The Players’ Tribune website that he plans to declare for the NBA Draft. Ingram averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game this season. He was second-team All-ACC and the ACC Freshman of the Year. He scored 634..." April 04

  • Mike Krzyzewski has knee replacement surgery

    ESPN "Duke and United States Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning and said he will be ready for the Rio Games starting Aug. 5. Krzyzewski told ESPN's Andy Katz that the surgery went well and he planned to start rehabilitation Sunday afternoon. "The..." April 03

  • UNC opens as 2-point favorite vs. Villanova at multiple sportsbooks

    ESPN "North Carolina opened as a small favorite over Villanova in Monday's national championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Tar Heels were installed as consensus two-point favorites over the Wildcats at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. Sportsbook operator CG Technology opened North Carolina..." April 03

  • One gambler can reap $100K if Syracuse wins it all

    USA Today "Few have more at stake on the outcome of Final Four than the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. In mid-January, a unidentified bettor wagered $100 at 1,000-to-1 odds that Syracuse would win national college basketball championship, said Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate’s race and sports..." April 02

  • Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech both targeting Valpo's Bryce Drew

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have both contacted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew about their coaching vacancies, a source told CBS Sports on Friday. Valparaiso's season ended Thursday night with a loss in the NIT title game. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's won..." April 01

  • Final Four runs by UNC and Syracuse worth at least $12.8 million to ACC

    CBS Sports "The ACC's dominant run in this NCAA Tournament will earn the conference about an extra $3.6 million in next year's payout. Over the next six years, the Final Four runs by North Carolina and Syracuse will be worth at least $12.8 million to the ACC. Meanwhile, the SEC and Pac-12 now annually trail..." April 01

  • Boeheim still miffed by 'cheating' link with Cuse

    ESPN "One word still doesn't sit well with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim when it comes to the sanctions levied by the NCAA on his Orange program: cheating. Asked about the penalties Syracuse endured this season en route to its trip to this weekend's Final Four, Boeheim said there's a difference between..." April 01

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim reaffirms his plans to retire after 2 more seasons

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim reiterated that he plans to retire after the next two basketball seasons and disputed the the idea that he'd been ambiguous about it during recent interviews. Boeheim, speaking during a press conference in advance of Saturday's Final Four game against North..." March 31

  • North Carolina's Williams hoping to coach 10 more years

    The Score "Roy Williams has no plans to retire any time soon. The 65-year-old North Carolina head coach said Wednesday on The Dan Patrick Show that he could see himself coaching for another decade. "I'm aiming toward 75, is what I'd like to get to, as long as I feel well," he said. "Because I love it...." March 30

  • Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson declares for NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "Demetrius Jackson didn’t stray far from his family’s Mishawaka , Ind., home when the former McDonald’s All-American chose to play college basketball for Notre Dame. But it appears Jackson’s days of playing for the Irish have come to an end. The junior announced Tuesday night he would declare..." March 30

  • Georgia Tech reaches out to Jeff Capel, Jay Larranaga

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has reached out to both Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, but remains in the initial stages to replace Brian Gregory, multiple sources told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed by Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, sources told..." March 29

  • Final Four sets up clash of styles, storylines

    SI "This week, the NCAA will punish North Carolina and Syracuse for scandals by asking them to miss at least two more days of class to focus on basketball. Not playing basketball. Promoting basketball. There are open practices to hold, and of course there are press conferences to conduct, during..." March 28

  • North Carolina advances to Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- North Carolina's players and coach knew they were the last of the big dogs remaining. Shortly before the top-seeded Tar Heels took the court for their Elite Eight game against Notre Dame, they were watching another No. 1 seed, Virginia, give up a double-digit second-half lead..." March 28

  • Syracuse storms back to beat Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jim Boeheim could not remember a better comeback in Syracuse history. If anyone would know, it is Boeheim. At 71 years old, he is in his 40th year coaching the program. Yet even Boeheim was surprised by the Orange's wild rally for a 68-62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on..." March 27

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for scolding Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, says he ‘reacted incorrectly’

    New York Daily News "Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach, but a lousy liar. And now the winner of five national titles at Duke is offering up an apology. Coach K got caught up in a lie after Duke got bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, claiming in his postgame press conference that he did not..." March 27

  • Mark Price not interested in Georgia Tech vacancy

    ESPN "Mark Price, who just completed his first season as coach of the Charlotte 49ers, issued a statement Saturday saying he's not interested in the vacancy at Georgia Tech." March 27

  • Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings in mix for Pittsburgh job

    ESPN "Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings is in the mix for the Pittsburgh job, multiple sources told ESPN. Former Vanderbilt athletic director Todd Turner, who hired Stallings, now runs a search firm called Collegiate Sports Associates that has been retained by Pittsburgh to help with..." March 27

  • Marcus Paige in favor of paying players: 'The system is a little bit antiquated'

    USA Today "Marcus Paige is one of the most thoughtful speakers in all of college athletics. When he talks, people listen. So when the North Carolina senior guard was asked Saturday his thoughts on the idea of college athletes being paid, it was worth hearing. "It's hard to answer that because there are..." March 27

  • Irish's Mike Brey suffers calf injury on sideline of Sweet 16 win

    ESPN "Coach Mike Brey suffered a calf injury early in the second half of Notre Dame's Sweet 16 win over Wisconsin. The Fighting Irish coach required treatment after the game, including an ice wrap he was seen wearing as he hobbled through the stadium tunnel." March 26

  • UNC uses size to advance past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- There's a reason that North Carolina was the No. 1 team in all the preseason polls. Six regular-season losses--by a grand total of 22 points--had many doubting Roy Williams' Tar Heels entering the postseason, but those doubters are quieted now. Once again, they look..." March 26

  • Brian Gregory fired as head coach after 5 seasons at Georgia Tech

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has parted ways with head coach Brian Gregory, the school announced Friday. Gregory, 49, replaced Paul Hewitt in 2011, and the Yellow Jackets did not make the NCAA tournament during his tenure. He was 55-71 entering the season and 19-51 in ACC play." March 26

  • Oregon's Altman: 'I told (Brooks) to shoot it' at end of Duke game

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  • Virginia's strong start knocks out Iowa State

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  • Coach K denies telling Oregon's Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

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