Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • UNC expects Theo Pinson (foot) back at full health for '15-'16 after surgery "North Carolina wing Theo Pinson underwent successful surgery on his left foot on Monday, according to a release from the school. Pinson suffered a foot injury, fracturing his left metatarsal, against Wake Forest on Jan. 21 and missed the next 10 games. While Pinson returned to action later in..." May 05

  • No. 38 Temple Gibbs picks Notre Dame "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish has landed ESPN 60 junior Temple Gibbs, sources told Gibbs, a 6-foot-2 guard from Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), made his decision following a visit to the South Bend campus this weekend. Ranked No. 38 in the 2016 class, Gibbs chose the Fighting Irish over..." May 04

  • Reports: Brown transfer Rafael Maia commits to Pitt "Forward Rafael Maia has committed to Pittsburgh, according to reports. Maia, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, played his last three seasons at Brown after being ruled ineligible in 2011-12. " May 04

  • UNC fills need with commitment from Kenny Williams

    Raleigh News & Observer "Amid a difficult stretch in recruiting North Carolina received good news at last on Saturday when it secured a commitment from Kenny Williams, a 6-foot-3 guard who is best known for his perimeter shooting ability. Evan Daniels of first reported Williams’ commitment. Williams also..." May 03

  • O'Bannon/UNC attorney asks senators to keep examining NCAA "Attorneys representing former University of North Carolina athletes in a academic fraud lawsuit against the university and NCAA are asking four members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to continue investigating academics in college sports given recent developments. In a letter dated April..." April 30

  • St. John’s consolation prize: Pitt transfer Durand Johnson

    New York Post "There was no Cheick Diallo hangover for St. John’s. Less than 24 hours after the McDonald’s All-American picked Kansas over the Red Storm and Kentucky, new coach Chris Mullin received a commitment from Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson, potentially a coup for next year’s team. “Just being..." April 30

  • Shaun Kirk sticks with NC State, signs letter of intent

    Raleigh News & Observer "N.C. State landed Shaun Kirk after all. The small forward from Whiteville signed with N.C. State on Wednesday after a whirlwind 48 hours and a brief courtship by Kentucky. Kirk committed to N.C. State on Monday after a visit to campus, but he was then contacted by Kentucky coach John..." April 30

  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 'I've never done anything like this in my life' "Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon denied that he had committed a sexual assault and said that his dismissal from the Blue Devils in January was for a separate matter. "Me being dismissed from the team had nothing to do with this allegation," Sulaimon said in his first public comments since..." April 29

  • Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson commits to St. John's "Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson has committed to St. John's, he told on Wednesday. Since he's already a college graduate, Johnson will be eligible to play immediately next season. "The visit was great," Johnson said. "Everything felt right. I just want to be a part of..." April 29

  • Charges dropped in Chris Jones sexual assault case

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Chris Jones will be moving on from sexual assault allegations that clouded the end of his time at Louisville. On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict the former Louisville point guard on two charges of rape and sodomy that allegedly occurred at an off-campus apartment on Feb. 22. All..." April 29

  • N.C. State commit considering new Kentucky hoops offer

    USA Today "Shaun Kirk was on N.C. State’s campus Monday afternoon and couldn’t help himself. After a big showing in an AAU event in Indianapolis over the weekend, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Whiteville, N.C., had just gotten his highest-profile scholarship offer from the Wolfpack and he accepted it on..." April 29

  • Report: Maryland among the schools pursuing Rasheed Sulaimon

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Even though Maryland fell short in its pursuit of coveted former Drexel star Damion Lee earlier this month, the Terrapins still haven't given up on landing a transfer guard this spring. They're reportedly one of 10-15 schools in pursuit of former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon. Maryland's..." April 28

  • Three-star wing Shaun Kirk commits to NC State

    Backing the Pack "NC State picked up a commitment on Monday night from in-state wing player Shaun Kirk, who chose the Wolfpack over offers from VCU, Cal, Baylor, and Auburn. Kirk's addition came shortly after five-star wing Brandon Ingram chose Duke. Kirk is listed at 6-7 and 185 pounds--he looks like he could..." April 28

  • Five-star prospect Brandon Ingram will play for Duke next season "Five-star power forward Brandon Ingram, who donned a tuxedo for the occasion, committed to Duke on Monday afternoon, giving Mike Krzyzewski the No. 1 recruiting class for 2015. To be more specific: Duke just landed a player that ranks across all major recruiting sites as one of the five best..." April 28

  • UNC among those benefitting from NBA prospects returning to school "So much attention is paid to recruiting developments, and for good reason. But actual college basketball seasons are often more influenced by whether legitimate prospects enter the NBA Draft or return to school than where a high school star happens to enroll. Yes, Duke just won a national title..." April 27

  • Report: Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith chooses Georgia Tech

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith has reportedly decided where to play his final year of college hoops. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Smith will transfer within the ACC and trade in his Hokies jersey for one from Georgia Tech. " April 27

  • Louisville to play six exhibition games in Puerto Rico this August "Louisville will take a trip to Puerto Rico this summer as prep for its 2015-16 campaign. The school announced the trip on Thursday. U of L will go up against pros, playing against national teams from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as well as the Puerto Rico junior national team in a..." April 24

  • Drexel transfer Damion Lee picks U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville set Drexel transfer Damion Lee as its top priority this month, and that persistence paid off on Thursday. Lee announced his decision via Twitter moments after first reported the news. The 6-foot-6 wing will graduate this spring is immediately eligible to play for the..." April 23

  • Clemson point guard Rod Hall to audition for NFL teams

    Greenville Online "Since his final season with the Clemson University men's basketball team ended last month, Rod Hall has fielded countless calls from unknown numbers. Agents have been courting Hall for a chance to help him extend his career as a point guard. Three more unknown numbers flashed on Hall's phone..." April 22

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor "Miami transfer Manu Lecomte has committed to Baylor. Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Belgium, will be eligible for the 2016-17 season after sitting out the upcoming campaign. He will have two years remaining with the Bears. Lecomte will bring outside shooting to Waco, as he knocked..." April 21

  • Derryck Thornton re-classifies, commits to Duke for 2015-16 season "Junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to re-classify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands as the third-ranked point guard and the 17th overall player in 2015. Before Thornton's..." April 21

  • UNC guard Marcus Paige undergoes arthroscopic ankle surgery "North Carolina junior guard Marcus Paige underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery Monday to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, the school announced Monday. Paige, who did not miss anytime this season with the injury, is expected to be back with the team sometime this summer." April 21

  • Former 4-star guard Shelton Mitchell commits to Tigers

    Independent Mail "Vanderbilt transfer Shelton Mitchell pledged to the Tigers after a visit over the weekend. The former four-star guard will be eligible to play starting in 2016-17 after sitting out the upcoming season. Mitchell (6-3 186) is no stranger to the ACC, the Waxhaw N.C. product originally signing with..." April 19

  • Duke adds 3-star center Antonio Vrankovic

    Charlotte Observer "With just four returning scholarship players, two incoming recruits and one transfer, the Blue Devils need to add numbers. Wednesday night, Duke did just that, accepting a commitment from Antonio Vrankovic, a 3-star center from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. " April 16

  • Bowling Green hires Miami assistant Michael Huger to replace Chris Jans "Miami assistant Michael Huger has reached an agreement on a six-year deal to become Bowling Green's next head coach, a source told on Wednesday. A formal announcement is expected Thursday." April 16

  • Forward Kyle Washington will transfer from NC State

    Backing the Pack "Kyle Washington told The Wolfpacker that he's leaving the NC State basketball program. Washington had been rumored to be on the way out for some time now, and unfortunately all of that speculation has proven true. His departure leaves the Wolfpack with a frontcourt of Lennard Freeman, Abdul-Malik..." April 16

  • N.C. State’s Trevor Lacey intends to declare for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "On Wednesday, N.C. State announced that Trevor Lacey intends to declare for the NBA Draft. “I would like to thank the coaching staff, university and fans for a wonderful experience the last two years at NC State, but I’d like to declare for the NBA Draft,” Lacey said. “I had a great group of..." April 15

  • Pitt guard who was suspended will transfer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Durand Johnson was suspended this past season for an unspecified violation of school policy, but Pitt coaches hoped he would return for his senior season. That is not going to happen now, as coach Jamie Dixon announced Tuesday that Johnson is no longer a member of the team. Dixon said he would..." April 15

  • Tyus Jones to Enter NBA Draft "Duke freshman Tyus Jones will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. “Tyus could not have done a better job for us this past year,” said Krzyzewski. “We’re so very happy for him and his family to have the opportunity to declare for the draft. He is projected..." April 15

  • Duke's Justise Winslow entering NBA draft "Duke freshman Justise Winslow will enter the upcoming NBA draft, the school announced on Tuesday. Over 38 games this season, Winslow averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. The 6'6'' forward also..." April 15

  • Guard Demetrius Jackson to return to Notre Dame for junior season "Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson is returning to school next season, he told ESPN. Jackson had been projected as a potential first-round pick in the NBA draft. The sophomore averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this past season. He led the team in 3-point field goal..." April 14

  • Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan to declare for NBA draft "Boston College junior Olivier Hanlan will declare for the NBA draft, reports Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. Over 32 games this season, Hanlan averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 37.6 minutes per game and earned an All-ACC first-team nod. " April 14

  • Virginia's Justin Anderson plans to leave school, enter 2015 NBA Draft "Virginia junior Justin Anderson is in the process of scheduling meetings with agents and plans to enter the 2015 NBA Draft, a source confirmed to on Monday. Yahoo! Sports initially reported the development. Underclassmen have until April 26 to formally declare for the..." April 13

  • Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft

    Real GM Basketball "Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM." April 11

  • Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft

    Real GM Basketball "Jahlil Okafor has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Duke after his freshman season. Okafor is expected to be one of the top three picks in the draft. “What a great decision!” said Mike Krzyzewski. " April 10

  • Arizona State hires former Duke player, Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Arizona State, a source told on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Multiple sources told on Wednesday that Hurley had emerged as a..." April 09

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  • UNC's J.P. Tokoto to declare for the 2015 NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "North Carolina Tar Heels junior J.P. Tokoto will enter the 2015 NBA draft, he told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Tokoto, an All-ACC first-team defender for the Tar Heels, forgoes his final year of college eligibility with a clear knowledge of his standing among league executives. Tokoto, 21,..." April 09

  • NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play "Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of the men's basketball championship, said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday that officials actually did see the same video replay that viewers at home saw on the questionable out-of-bounds call in the national title game, contradicting what John..." April 09

  • Former Duke star Bobby Hurley emerges as candidate at ASU "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as a serious candidate at Arizona State, multiple sources told on Wednesday. Two sources referred to Hurley as the "frontrunner" for the job. One suggested a deal might already be in place. Sources told that..." April 08

  • Miami guard Manu Lecomte to transfer "Miami guard Manu Lecomte will transfer, sources told on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining." April 08

  • Mike Krzyzewski fires back at Bo Ryan's 'rent-a-player' dig "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski took exception to an apparent dig from Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who in the aftermath of the Badgers' national championship game loss to the Blue Devils on Monday said, "We don't do rent-a-player." Ryan threw out that zinger after his team lost to Duke, which could..." April 08

  • Shaqquan Aaron to transfer from U of L

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A week after deciding to return to the University of Louisville for his sophomore year of school, Shaqquan Aaron plans to transfer, coach Rick Pitino confirmed Wednesday. first reported Aaron's change of heart. Sources told The Courier-Journal that Aaron was frustrated Louisville had..." April 08

  • Kentucky, UNC, Virginia open as Las Vegas favorites for 2016 hoops title "The entire starting five for Kentucky is expected to declare for the NBA draft. But in Las Vegas, Kentucky remains one of the teams to beat in 2016. On Tuesday, the William Hill sportsbook opened the Wildcats as 8-1 favorites to win next year's NCAA tournament. North Carolina is second at 9-1,..." April 08

  • NBA Execs Believe Tyus Jones' Stock Will Never Be Higher

    Real GM Basketball "Tyus Jones is expected to be a late first round pick if he leaves Duke for the NBA. Many NBA executives believe Jones' stock will never be higher after leading the Blue Devils to the National Championship. "It's hard to see his star being higher," one high-level NBA executive told me after..." April 08

  • Dismissed Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon congratulates former teammates

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "While his old teammates were celebrating the national title they won in Indianapolis Monday night, former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon might have been wondering what his role would have been had he managed to stay with the program. Sulaimon scored 14 points off the bench in a win over Wisconsin..." April 07

  • Duke-Wisconsin championship game draws largest TV rating in 18 years

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2015 national championship basketball game between Duke and Wisconsin on CBS Monday night drew the largest overnight rating in 18 years. The game attracted a 17.1 share in Nielsen metered markets, the biggest overnight rating for the championship game since Arizona beat Kentucky in the..." April 07

  • NCAA Officiating Head: Refs Never Saw Best Angle Of Controversial Play "To most of America, it sure as hell looked like the Wisconsin Badgers got hosed by a blown out-of-bounds call in the final minutes of last night’s championship game. It was hard to imagine how the referees could have looked at the same replay angle that we all saw at home during their review and..." April 07

  • Former Cleveland State guard Trey Lewis announces transfer to Louisville

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Louisville will be replacing one Northeast Ohio native with another, as former Cleveland State guard and Garfield Heights graduate Trey Lewis announced on Tuesday he is transferring to the Cardinals. "I'll be playing for a legendary coach in Rick Pitino and in front of the greatest fans in the..." April 07

  • Coach K: 'I'm not close to' retiring

    The Score "Despite winning his fifth national championship, Duke's head coach still has the itch. The morning after coming out on top, Mike Krzyzewski went on The Dan Patrick Show, where he was asked about whether he's sticking around. "I'm not close to (retiring)," Krzyzewski said. "I'll be back next..." April 07

  • Time is now for Tyus Jones to move to NBA "It’s a nickname that was coined by teammate Amile Jefferson on Jan. 31, after a win over Virginia in which Duke freshman point guard Tyus Jones made yet another clutch shot, that one a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Jones delivered yet again in the national championship..." April 07

  • ‘Just a shame’: Bo Ryan blames refs for heartbreak to Duke

    New York Post "Bo Ryan sounded like a frustrated fan following Wisconsin’s heartbreaking 68-63 defeat to Duke in Monday night’s national championship game. After the Badgers blew a nine-point second-half lead, Ryan played the blame game, pointing to the officiating. “It’s just a shame that it had to be..." April 07

  • Duke pulls away late, beats Wisconsin for fifth national championship

    Fox Sports "The Duke Blue Devils pulled away late from the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night, winning the national championship in Indianapolis and giving head coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title, second all time. With the title, his first since 2010, Krzyzewski breaks a tie with Kentucky legend..." April 07

  • Roy Williams left a championship game seat open for Bo Ryan's late father

    SB Nation "North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had a good seat for the national title game between Wisconsin and Duke. Instead of taking that spot, he decided to make a lovely tribute to the father of Badgers coach Bo Ryan." April 07

  • Ron Patterson to transfer to IUPUI

    Indianapolis Star "Former Broad Ripple standout Ron Patterson is coming home. A one-time IU recruit, Patterson spent the past two seasons with Syracuse before announcing his decision to transfer following NCAA sanctions levied on the Orange. Patterson tweeted his intention to transfer on Sunday, though the..." April 06

  • Wisconsin, Duke to play for national title "38 and home. The Kentucky Wildcats' bid for perfection ended Saturday night at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, which rallied for a tough 71-64 victory in the NCAA men's basketball Final Four at Indianapolis. National player of the year Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 20 points and 11..." April 05

  • Quinn Cook changes postion, attitude to lead Duke to Final Four

    College Basketball Talk "The bond between Quinn Cook and Nolan Smith runs deep, a friendship that has blossomed since the pair first met at an AAU tournament in Memphis 15 years ago. An 11-year-old Smith walked up to six-year-old Cook and said, “you’re my little brother,” and since that moment, their friendship has grown..." April 05

  • B.J. Stith Leaving Virginia Basketball Program "Virginia men's basketball head coach Tony Bennett announced Friday (April 3) that freshman guard B.J. Stith (Lawrenceville, Va.) is leaving the Cavaliers' program. "B.J. informed me during our player meetings that he is leaving the Virginia basketball program for a better opportunity for..." April 04

  • Terry Rozier signs with agent, forfeits Louisville eligibility

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Terry Rozier and Wayne Blackshear have signed with the same Miami-based agent. The two former University of Louisville basketball players had a signing ceremony and visit with Verus Management on Thursday in Cleveland, according to Slam magazine. Verus president Seth Cohen welcomed the duo as..." April 04

  • Chris McCullough will leave Syracuse basketball to enter NBA Draft "Syracuse basketball forward Chris McCullough will declare for the NBA Draft. The news was first reported this morning by McCullough and his uncle, Andre, were not immediately available for comment. Andre McCullough said earlier this week that his nephew was considering entering..." April 02

  • Ritchie McKay leaves Virginia to return to Liberty as head basketball coach

    Washington Post "Ritchie McKay, the top assistant on the Virginia men’s basketball staff, will return to Liberty as its head coach, Liberty announced on Wednesday afternoon. McKay was the head coach of the Flames from 2007 to 2009 before resigning to join Cavaliers Coach Tony Bennett’s staff. At his..." April 02

  • North Carolina's Justin Jackson to return for sophomore season "North Carolina wing Justin Jackson is returning to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season. If that's still a bit ambiguous to you, Jackson's family confirmed the decision to Inside Carolina. Jackson was the No. 38 player on my board, which would have put him in the realm of being a late first..." April 01

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20 "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Roy Williams Says He Expects All Of His Underclassmen To Return To UNC Next Season

    College Spun "North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has a couple of players – junior forward Brice Johnson, junior forward J.P. Tokoto and junior guard Marcus Paige – who could, potentially, leave school early for the NBA. Roy Williams doesn’t expect that to happen, though. On his radio show Monday..." April 01

  • NCAA, UNC want dismissal of lawsuit over fake classes "The NCAA and University of North Carolina filed a motion Monday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit related to North Carolina's academic scandal involving fraudulent classes for athletes. In January, former North Carolina women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon..." March 31

  • Cards' Harrell and Rozier going pro, per Pitino

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier have each decided to leave school early and declare for the NBA draft, Cards coach Rick Pitino said Monday. "They're both leaving, yes, 100 percent," Pitino told reporters. "And it's the right thing to do for both of..." March 30

  • 5-Star SF Admits He Likely Would Have Committed To UNC Already If Not For NCAA Sanction Questions

    College Spun "The uncertainty regarding the NCAA’s investigation into North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has prevented the Tar Heels from gaining a five-star commitment. Brandon Ingram, a five-star small forward in the 2015 class, admitted Monday he probably would have committed to UNC in the fall if..." March 30

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • Perfection looming, Vegas rooting against UK "Kentucky heads into the Final Four as an odds-on favorite to cap an undefeated season with a national championship. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas made Kentucky a minus-120 favorite to win the national title, shortly after the Final Four was finalized with Duke's win over Gonzaga. The..." March 30

  • NCAA confirms Dean Smith's $200 gift is not a violation

    The Score "The NCAA has clarified its position on the $200 gift that late North Carolina head coach Dean Smith left to former players in his will. The legendary coach willed $200 to each of his former players, telling them to use the money for a dinner out. This received some scrutiny, as reports..." March 29

  • Late Duke free throw causes huge Las Vegas swing "A foul that almost wasn't called resulted in a last-second free throw that caused millions of dollars to change hands in Las Vegas. And this time the sportsbooks took the worst of it. Duke guard Quinn Cook made one of two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining, capping the Blue Devils' 63-57..." March 28

  • Dean Smith left $200 to all his ex-players for 'a dinner out'

    Yahoo! Sports "When former North Carolina basketball player Dante Calabria checked his mailbox earlier this week, he discovered a surprising letter inside. It included a $200 check with the note "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith." Every player Dean Smith coached during 36 years at North..." March 26

  • Virginia Tech's Adam Smith plans to transfer "Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith has decided to transfer from the school, reports ESPN. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard will immediately be eligible to play next season. Smith was the leading scorer for the Hokies (11-22, 2-16) during the 2014-15 season. In 33 games, Smith averaged 13.4 points, 2.6..." March 26

  • Mike Krzyzewski knows Duke could win the national championship

    Charlotte Observer "One year ago, Mike Krzyzewski spoke about evaluating every facet of the Duke program. One test he started to apply at the turn of the century is this: In a five-year period, how many chances did the Blue Devils have to win a national title? This year started a new five-year period. And so far,..." March 25

  • Report: Arizona State offers Jeff Capel head coaching job "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports Arizona State is seeking to replace Herb Sendek, who was fired on Tuesday after nine seasons with the program. Sendek had a 159-137 in his tenure with the Sun Devils, but failed to get..." March 25

  • Bobby Hurley reportedly front-runner for DePaul job

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job. DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two..." March 25

  • Madison Jones suspended from Wake basketball team

    Starnews Online "Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning announced Tuesday that guard Madison Jones has been suspended from all basketball-related activities. No reason for the action was given, but in a statement, Manning indicated that it is possible for the rising senior to return to the team by the start of..." March 24

  • Patrick Rooks Announces He Will Transfer From Clemson

    Shakin The Southland "Clemson redshirt-freshman guard Patrick Rooks announced that he will transfer from the school. Per his Instagram account, Clemson redshirt-freshman guard Patrick Rooks has announced that he is transferring. This is not particularly surprising, as Rooks' minutes were very limited in his first..." March 24

  • North Carolina pessimistic about Kennedy Meeks playing Thursday

    College Basketball Talk "On his radio show on Monday night, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said that he did not think that the Tar Heels would have Kennedy Meeks available for their Thursday night game against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16. “They’re not completely ruling him out and they’re not saying he can play,”..." March 24

  • Former Syracuse basketball forward B.J. Johnson plans to transfer to La Salle "B.J. Johnson is heading to LaSalle University. The former Syracuse basketball forward, whose father announced last week he would be transferring, will land at LaSalle. Johnson put out the word today on Twitter. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports initially broke the news. The move makes sense for..." March 23

  • Darion Atkins rips Virginia teammates: ‘We played like ‘p-ssies

    Larry Brown Sports "The unexpected continued to happen in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Sunday, with No. 7 seed Michigan State knocking off No. 2 seed Virginia. Cavs forward Darion Atkins felt his team did not put forth a respectable effort, to put it kindly. Atkins, a 6-foot-8 senior, scored 10 points and..." March 23

  • Notre Dame reaches Sweet 16 on the day coach Mike Brey's mother died

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 after surviving a dramatic turnover in the final seconds of regulation against Butler late Saturday night and winning 67-64 in overtime. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey announced after the game that his 84-year-old mother, Betty, died..." March 23

  • Kennedy Meeks' status unclear for North Carolina's Sweet 16 game

    Sporting News - NCAAB "North Carolina is headed to the Sweet 16, but it's not clear whether Kennedy Meeks will be able to play next weekend in Los Angeles. The forward sprained his left knee in Saturday night's 87-78 win over Arkansas in Jacksonville, Fla., and will undergo further testing. "Kennedy has a knee..." March 23

  • Pitino: 'I'm very much in favor of high school kids going pro'

    The Score "Count Louisville head coach Rick Pitino among those who believe talented high school players should have the opportunity to skip college and go straight to the pros. Speaking Saturday prior to the Cardinals' Sunday matchup with Northern Iowa, Pitino made the case that forcing a player into a..." March 22

  • Duke prepared for better results this year

    Durham Herald-Sun "It’s finally time to see if everything Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had in mind for his program one year ago pays off. The Blue Devils were bounced from the NCAA Tournament by Mercer last March, causing the Hall of Fame coach to promise a reboot of how his team handled everything. He wasn’t..." March 20

  • B.J. Johnson to transfer from Syracuse

    The Score "Freshman forward B.J. Johnson will transfer from Syracuse, his father confirmed to The Post-Standard's Mike Waters. Johnson averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds this season. " March 20

  • Syracuse sophomore Ron Patterson has decided to transfer "Syracuse sophomore Ron Patterson has decided to transfer, according to his AAU coach. Patterson, a 6-foot-2 guard, appeared in 29 games this past season. He averaged 2.6 points and recorded 49 assists. Chris Hawkins, Patterson's former coach with the Indiana Elite AAU team, confirmed..." March 20

  • UC Irvine brings 7-6 center into matchup against Louisville

    Lexington Herald-Leader "This tall tale began in Senegal, where all teenager Mamadou Ndiaye had to do was look in the mirror to see the future in his favorite sport of soccer was limited. That's how things go for most 7-foot-somethings out there. A move to America, a few leaps of faith and one life-saving surgery..." March 19

  • Harvard's Siyani Chambers familiar with North Carolina foe

    Boston Herald "Harvard point guard Siyani Chambers has a history with his North Carolina counterpart that predates college basketball. Chambers and UNC’s Marcus Paige will renew an old rivalry when the No. 4 Tar Heels (24-11) face the No. 13 Crimson (22-7) in tonight’s second round of the NCAA Tournament West..." March 19

  • Jim Boeheim says NCAA got it wrong, plans to appeal

    USA Today "Jim Boeheim lashed out at the NCAA Committee on Infractions in a news conference Thursday, saying the NCAA got it wrong and that he will appeal. "You have heard this story from the NCAA's point of view," a defiant Boeheim said. "Today I want to share my perspective." Though the longtime..." March 19

  • Georgia St.'s Ware wanted to face Louisville "Kevin Ware had one hope headed into Selection Sunday: He wanted his Georgia State team to be paired against Louisville. That would have been quite the story, given their history. But instead, Ware makes his return to the NCAA tournament against Baylor on Thursday in the second round in..." March 18

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to retire in 3 years "Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and athletic director Daryl Gross has resigned to take another position at the school in the wake of harsh NCAA sanctions levied against the university. Syracuse chancellor Kent Syverud issued a statement to the school's..." March 18

  • Daryl Gross out as athletic director at Syracuse University "Daryl Gross is out as Syracuse athletic director, sources said. It is unclear whether he resigned or was fired. Gross will remain in a position with the university, a source with direct knowledge said. An announcement is expected this morning, sources said. Several coaches, including..." March 18

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

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