Atlantic Sun RUMORS & NEWS

  • Florida Gulf Coast lands transfer big man

    College Basketball Talk "Florida Gulf Coast continued to reshape its roster late this week as the school announced the signing of Loyola Marymount transfer big man Patson Siame. The 6-foot-11 Siame will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, but he’ll have two seasons remaining of..." June 23

  • FGCU men add Loyola Marymount transfer Patson Siame

    Naples Daily News "Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball added Loyola Marymount transfer Patson Siame, a 6-foot-11 center, on Friday. FGCU said the sophomore transfer has signed an Athletic Aid Agreement and will join the Eagles for the 2015-16 season. Siame spent his sophomore year at Loyola Marymount..." June 19

  • Four men’s teams banned from 2016 postseason due to APR scores

    College Basketball Talk "The NCAA released their APR report on Wednesday afternoon, and there will be five college basketball teams that are ineligible for the postseason in 2016. Alcorn State, Florida A&M, Stetson and Central Arkansas are the four men’s teams that will be sitting out next year’s postseason, while on..." May 27

  • Tayler Persons transfer a major addition for Ball State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Kokomo standout and Northern Kentucky transfer Tayler Persons announced his commitment to Ball State on Friday night. Persons' pledge secures a major piece for the future for coach James Whitford. Persons averaged 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists and was named Atlantic Sun..." May 19

  • Henson, Konkol, among those in play to replace White at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma assistant Steve Henson, Miami assistant Eric Konkol, Baylor assistant Jerome Tang and North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll are among the candidates in discussions about Louisiana Tech's opening, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is in the process of replacing..." May 17

  • Kennesaw State hires Skinner as basketball coach

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kennesaw State has hired Al Skinner to be its next men’s basketball coach. Skinner, once the coach of Boston College, replaces Jimmy Lallathin, who was reassigned within the athletics department without an explanation from athletic director Vaughn Williams after 1 ½ seasons in charge, including..." April 27

  • KSU fires basketball coach Lallathin

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jimmy Lallathin, who saw Kennesaw State’s basketball program through a rough 10-22 season, was fired Monday afternoon, the school announced. Associate Head Coach David Rivers was named interim head coach until the position can be filled. Lallathin took over the job on an interim basis last..." March 23

  • Bezold out as NKU coach after 11 seasons

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Northern Kentucky University has fired head basketball coach Dave Bezold, the school announced Monday afternoon. Bezold led the Norse to a 194-133 record over 11 seasons as head coach, but was 33-54 the last three years since making the transition from Division II to Division I. NKU will begin..." March 17

  • VCU transfer Antravious Simmons to join Florida Gulf Coast

    The Score "Ex-VCU forward Antravious Simmons has transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University, the school announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman will be eligible to play next season, following the completion of the fall 2015 semester. "We're excited about Antravious joining the program," FGCU..." December 20

  • Florida Gulf Coast suspends senior for three games

    College Basketball Talk "Florida Gulf Coast took a hit to its starting lineup on Monday as head coach Joe Dooley announced that redshirt senior forward Jamail Jones has been suspended for three games. The 6-foot-6 Jones will miss all three games of the school-hosted Gulf Coast Showcase, which includes a Monday night..." November 25

  • Christophe Varidel ends college career, will not play at Alabama

    CBS Sports "Christophe Varidel, who was a member of Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 team in 2013, announced Friday that his college career is ending because of injuries that have prevented him from participating in workouts since he enrolled at Alabama last May. Varidel is a graduate transfer. He was..." October 20

  • Memphis transfer immediately eligible at Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Damien Wilson was in class at Kennesaw State today when his coach texted him to let him know that the NCAA had ruled on his waiver. Wilson was eligible to play immediately this season. His response? “Turn up.” Wilson is a 6-foot-6 wing that was a four-star recruit coming out of high..." October 09

  • 2015 SF Rayjon Tucker Commits To FGCU

    FGCU Eagles Nest "Florida Gulf Coast landed their first commitment of the 2015 class on Wednesday when Rayjon Tucker (Charlotte, NC) gave his verbal pledge to the Eagles. "They just built a relationship with me and my family from the start," Tucker said. "I like how family oriented they are. I just felt like I..." September 25

  • Report: Former Memphis guard transfers to Kennesaw State

    College Basketball Talk "Just under two weeks ago, 6-foot-5 guard Damien Wilson made the decision to transfer from Memphis after playing sparingly in his first two seasons as a Tiger. The Atlanta native has reportedly found a new school, with Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reporting Wednesday that Wilson has decided to..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver, eligible immediately at Florida-Gulf Coast

    College Basketball Talk "Demetris Morant has a waiver to grant him immediate eligibility at Florida-Gulf Coast granted, the school announced on Tuesday. “I’m very happy that the process is over and was completed before the school year even started,” Morant said in a release put out by the school. “I’d like to thank..." August 05

  • Kyle Perry promoted at USC Upstate

    Tennessean "Gallatin native Kyle Perry was recently promoted to the men’s basketball program’s associate head coach at the University of South Carolina at Upstate. The Spartan program is in the Atlantic Sun Conference. USC Upstate transitioned to being a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)..." July 24

  • Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

    Tennessean "The optimism Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall had expressed about the arrival of Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Eric McKnight ended Tuesday. The SEC denied McKnight’s request for a graduate transfer waiver, and the 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., will not play for the..." July 15

  • Florida Gulf Coast's Cvjeticanin to miss 2014-15

    Miami Herald "Florida Gulf Coast forward Filip Cvjeticanin will have back surgery in Europe later this week and will miss the 2014-15 season. Cvjeticanin will return to FGCU as a redshirt senior in 2015-16. The 6-foot-9 forward from Croatia tied for the team lead with 55 made 3-pointers last season, and..." July 02

  • Jacksonville transfer Jarvis Haywood picks UNCW

    Starnews Online "Kevin Keatts wasted little time filling out his first UNCW men’s basketball recruiting class. Hours after landing the new staff got its first commitment, Jarvis Haywood, a shooting guard who led Jacksonville University in scoring this past season, announced via Twitter he will join the..." May 09

  • Sources: Masiello lied to USF, didn't graduate

    ESPN "Manhattan coach Steve Masiello never graduated from the University of Kentucky, as indicated on his résumé, and his falsifying this information eliminated him from getting the University of South Florida job, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday. On the Manhattan and Louisville official..." March 26

  • Florida St. 58, Florida Gulf Coast 53

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas led all scorers with 22 points to lead the host Seminoles past the Eagles in a first-round NIT matchup. Okaro White contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Florida State (20-13), which improved to 11-8 all-time in the tournament. Boris Bojanovsky added eight..." March 19

  • Jacksonville fires Cliff Warren

    CBS Sports "Cliff Warren has been removed as Jacksonville's men's basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. An official announcement is expected soon. " March 14

  • Mercer Captures A-Sun Title; Punches NCAA Tournament Ticket

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer men's basketball team turned the lights out on Florida Gulf Coast early and withstood numerous Eagle comeback attempts to capture the Atlantic Sun tournament championship by a 68-60 margin at Alico Arena on Sunday afternoon. Mercer's win punched the team's ticket to the NCAA Tournament..." March 10

  • Is Stephen F. Austin this season's Florida Gulf Coast?

    USA Today "Its laidback leading scorer has long hair, wears tie-dyed shirts and is called Sunshine. Its point-power forward helps videotape a nonsensical shooting routine before every road game that teammates plan to release to the public at season's end. And its best on-ball defender will pause if you ask..." March 06

  • Playoff hosting chance on line as Bisons host FGCU

    LipscombSports.com "Needing a win to keep the hopes of hosting an Atlantic Sun Conference first-round playoff game alive, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team is set to host league co-leader Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Allen Arena. With a pair of wins in the final weekend of the regular season,..." February 27

  • Owls Host Dolphins in Thursday Night ESPN3 Contest

    KSUOwls.com "THE GAME: The Kennesaw State men's basketball team starts off its final week of regular season play this Thursday, Feb. 27 as the Owls host Jacksonville at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3. The night will also serve as Top Flight Owls Night as the KSU Department of Athletics recognizes all student-athletes..." February 26

  • PETA criticizes Kennesaw State’s use of live owl mascot

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking Kennesaw State University to discontinue the use of its live owl mascot. KSU’s mascot, Sturgis, is a Eurasian eagle owl named for the institution’s first president, Horace Sturgis. The college began using the live mascot last fall. PETA..." February 26

  • With No. 1 Seed On The Line, FGCU Starts Final Road Trip At Lipscomb Thursday

    FGCU Athletics "Fighting for the No. 1 seed in next week’s Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Basketball Championship, FGCU (19-10, 13-3 A-Sun) begins its final regular-season roadtrip at Lipscomb (13-14, 8-8 A-Sun) Thursday at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Central) tied for first place in the league. SETTING THE STAGE Courtesy..." February 26

  • Owls Take Home A-Sun Road Win, 67-63 Over Stetson

    KSUOwls.com "Orlando Coleman led with 18 points and six rebounds as the Kennesaw State men's basketball team took home a 67-63 Atlantic Sun Conference road win over Stetson in the Edmunds Center on Friday night. The Owls, who have now won two out of their last three games, improve to 6-22 on the year and..." February 22

  • Bisons able to overcome 3-point woes against Northern Ky.

    LipscombSports.com "Overcoming a 2-for-17 start to the night beyond the arc is a difficult feat to accomplish but the Lipscomb men’s basketball team pulled it off on Friday night hanging on for a 70-66 win over Atlantic Sun Conference foe Northern Kentucky at Allen Arena. “If you don’t perform really well,..." February 22

  • Record Crowd, Second-Half Run Fuels #DunkCity Over Mercer

    FGCU Athletics "A record standing-room-only Alico Arena crowd fueled the FGCU men’s basketball team (18-10, 12-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) to a 15-0 run midway through the second half, propelling the Eagles back into first place with a pivotal 75-61 win over Mercer (21-7, 12-3 A-Sun) Friday night in front of a..." February 22

  • Lipscomb looks to down A-Sun leader Mercer

    LipscombSports.com "Having won five of the last seven contests, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum going Friday night against Atlantic Sun Conference leader Mercer on the Bears home court at 6 p.m. The contest that was originally slated to be a Thursday night affair was shifted 24 hours..." February 14

  • A-Sun sweep propels Hampton to A-Sun newcomer award

    LipscombSports.com "After leading the Lipscomb men’s basketball team to a key conference road sweep of Jacksonville and North Florida, redshirt-freshman guard J.C. Hampton has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week, as announced on Monday. Hampton played a key role in the Bisons pair of wins..." February 04

  • Williams leads Bisons to first-ever win at Veteran's Memorial

    LipscombSports.com "Behind 27 points from freshman guard Josh Williams, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team rolled into Veteran’s Memorial Arena on Thursday night and did something no other Bisons team had done before by notching an 88-76 Atlantic Sun Conference win over homestanding Jacksonville. “It was great to..." January 31

  • Bisons hang on for A-Sun victory at Northern Kentucky

    LipscombSports.com "Behind a 14-3 run just past the midway point of the second half, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team picked up the second road Atlantic Sun Conference win of the season 75-74 over Northern Kentucky at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Ky. on Friday night. “I’m really glad that we..." January 25