Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hoiberg told recruit he couldn’t commit to ISU return for 2015-16

    Ames Tribune "It’s been less than a month since Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard’s words about men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg’s potential NBA prospects first truly rattled Cyclone fans. But over a month before Pollard discussed what he called Hoiberg’s “lifelong goal” of coaching in the NBA,..." May 28

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Cliff Alexander says mom was 'tricked into' impermissible benefits

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander, who was sidelined because of an NCAA investigation back in February regarding impermissible benefits, recently opened up about the situation. After the subject came up in multiple NBA Draft interviews, he told 120Sports.com that his mother was..." May 23

  • Three-star 2015 PF Shawntrez Davis signs with Tech

    247Sports "Shawntrez Davis has signed with the Texas Tech men's basketball team. The (LaGrange, Ga.) Sound Doctrine Christian Academy senior is the No. 46 power forward and No. 187 player overall, according to 247Sports' Composite Rating. The three-star recruit chose the Red Raiders over Boston College,..." May 22

  • Pollard on Hoiberg Watch: Let's step back from ledge

    Des Moines Register "Is Iowa State men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg headed to the NBA? If Hoiberg is, Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard said Wednesday that the Cyclones coach has not "indicated" that any NBA teams have contacted him about a job. "He has not indicated that to me," Pollard said during..." May 21

  • Huggins Announces Signing of Lamont West

    West Virginia Illustrated "West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced the signing of Lamont West to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 academic year. West, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, recently graduated from Miller Grove High in Lithonia, Georgia. He will have..." May 19

  • Top-10 SF Tevin Mack commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "New Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart secured his first signature moment in burnt orange by securing a commitment from Columbia (S.C.) Dreher small forward Tevin Mack during a ceremony on Tuesday. Mack wasted little time during his ceremony in announcing his decision, keeping it short and..." May 19

  • 4 Star LaGerald Vick Commits to Kansas

    Rock Chalk Talk "It isn't entirely sure whether 4 star wing LaGerald Vick will reclassify to 2015 or remain a 2016 recruit (though the smart money is on 2015) but either way he committed to doing so as a Jayhawk today. The 49th ranked player in 247's class of 2016, Vick originally was committed to SMU before..." May 19

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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Kansas forward underwent surgery on left leg at season’s end

    College Basketball Talk "While Kansas forward Landen Lucas didn’t have a starring role on this past season’s team, which won an 11th consecutive Big 12 regular season title, he did manage to earn minutes in the Jayhawks’ front court rotation. Lucas made 14 starts, averaging 3.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in just over 15..." May 11

  • ISU guard Naz Long out 3-5 months following second hip surgery

    CBSSports.com "If all heals well, Iowa State will have senior-to-be guard Naz Long back in the lineup by the start of the season. Long underwent hip surgery this week -- his second this offseason -- and he's expected to be out at least three monhts, but it could be as long as five. " May 09

  • Former Washington F Jernard Jarreau to transfer to Oklahoma State, according to report

    Tulsa World "So many Oklahoma State losses in the final quarter of last season played out in similar fashion: Overwhelming, backbreaking offensive rebounds and preventable baskets by the opponent. Here in early May, it appears Oklahoma State has added a veteran post player into the mix to try and..." May 06

  • Seton Hall adds guard Jevon Thomas; more additions ahead?

    Asbury Park Press "In dire need of backcourt reinforcements, Seton Hall has filled its final open scholarship for 2015-16 with point guard Jevon Thomas, a Kansas State transfer who has to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. But multiple sources told Gannett New Jersey there could be more roster movement..." May 05

  • Texas withdraws bid to register 'Havoc' trademark linked to VCU

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The University of Texas has withdrawn its applications to federally register variations of the “Havoc” trademark that is widely associated with Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team. Texas filed an express abandonment of its application to register the marks “HORNS HAVOC” and..." May 05

  • Kansas lands commitment from 5-star recruit Cheick Diallo

    The Score "Cheick Diallo, a five-star recruit in the Class of 2015, has committed to Kansas, according to Paul Biancardi of ESPN. "I can earn playing time right away," Diallo said. "I played against Joel Embiid in high school and watched his development. I need to work on a lot of things and feel Coach..." April 28

  • Top 100 point guard recruit Nick Noskowiak commits to ISU

    Ames Tribune "After over two years, the Iowa State men’s basketball program has received a commitment from an American high school prospect. Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie, Wis. committed to ISU on Sunday, he told the Ames Tribune. Noskowiak is a Class of 2015 point guard who pledged to ISU while on an..." April 27

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    Isaiah Taylor @Zay_Ctmd11

    Glad to be a Longhorn ! Feels good. Looking to get this new era started. Love the guys on the team.… https://t.co/2FRs9ALpdJ

  • Oklahoma's Buddy Hield coming back for senior season

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma's Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he'll stay in Norman for a fourth and final season. It's a huge boon for Lon Kruger's team, which should absolutely be a preseason top-10 club. And for Hield, expect him to be on many a preseason ranking of First Team All-Americans. The..." April 25

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • Manu Lecomte transferring to Baylor

    ESPN.com "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

  • Nigel Johnson picks Rutgers after leaving K-State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Nigel Johnson, who is transferring from Kansas State, has orally committed to continue his basketball career at Rutgers. Johnson, a sophomore guard, announced April 8 he was leaving K-State. He will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility at Rutgers, a member of the Big Ten..." April 21

  • Fred Hoiberg in recovery after successful heart surgery

    CBSSports.com "Fred Hoiberg's lived the past few years knowing he'd eventually need to have his chest cut open, again, and for his heart to be operated on -- again. Hoiberg's NBA career, which spanned from 1995-2005, was cut short due to a problematic ticker. An aortic root aneurysm diagnosis in '05 meant his..." April 20

  • Isaiah Maurice commits to K-State basketball

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Marcus Foster is gone, and Kansas State has moved on. The Wildcats filled one of three open basketball scholarships by receiving an oral commitment from Isaiah Maurice on Sunday, shortly before Foster took to Twitter to announce his transfer to Creighton. “Time to get back to work!” Foster..." April 19

  • Former Iowa State guard finds a new home in the Missouri Valley Conference

    College Basketball Talk "Loyola landed a former top-100 prospect on Saturday as former Iowa State point guard Clayton Custer committed to the Ramblers. A 6-foot-0 guard from Overland Park, Kansas, Custer played in 12 games during the 2014-15 season for the Cyclones. He averaged 5.8 minutes per game in a reserve role..." April 19

  • Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster picks Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster tweeted on Sunday that he was joining the Creighton program. Foster was on a visit to Creighton this weekend. He averaged 15.5 points as a freshman and 12.5 points as a sophomore before being dismissed from the team by Kansas State coach Bruce Weber after..." April 19

  • Five members of Iowa State’s 2014-15 team have been arrested after two more arrests this week

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State had more off-the-court issues this week as former senior forward Dustin Hogue was charged with OWI and former walk-on Kourtlin Jackson, who intends to transfer, was charged with a class “D” felony assault and public intoxication, a misdemeanor. Both arrests were reported by the Iowa..." April 19

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Perry Ellis coming back for his senior season at Kansas

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self did his part to maintain the suspense. After announcing Perry Ellis as the team’s most valuable player Monday at the Jayhawks’ annual awards banquet, Self pretended not to know his leading scorer’s plans for the future. Senior season, with a chance to climb the career..." April 14

  • Huggins announces junior forward BillyDee Williams is transferring

    Metro News "Junior small forward BillyDee Williams is leaving the West Virginia basketball program after one season. Coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer late Monday night via email to reporters. “BillyDee and I met, and we mutually agreed that he should transfer to another school for his senior..." April 14

  • Brannen Greene to undergo hip surgery

    Lawrence Journal World "Kansas University sophomore guard Brannen Greene will have hip surgery Thursday and will miss up to five months of basketball workouts, coach Bill Self told the Journal-World after Monday’s KU basketball banquet at Lawrence’s Holiday Inn. “It (hip) hurts, but that’s not the problem. The problem..." April 14

  • Kansas gets Wayne Selden Jr. back for another season

    CBSSports.com "Wayne Selden Jr. will be back at Kansas for his junior season. The school announced the news Friday afternoon. "I'm using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better," Selden said statement, referencing Kansas' 78-65 loss to Wichita State in the Round of 32. Selden..." April 11

  • Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to undergo open heart surgery

    The Score "Iowa State head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will undergo open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve, the university announced Friday. The procedure will take place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on April 17. "After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew..." April 10

  • Nigel Johnson to transfer from Kansas State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "The volatile off-season for Kansas State's basketball team took another twist Wednesday when sophomore guard Nigel Johnson announced he will transfer out of the program. Johnson announced his decision on his Twitter account: "After much deliberation, I say farewell. Thank you to my KSU coaches,..." April 08

  • KU's Cliff Alexander to declare for NBA Draft

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander is declaring for the NBA Draft, KU announced in a release Tuesday afternoon. Alexander, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, sat out KU's final eight games when his eligibility came into question following his mother's connection to a..." April 07

  • Shaka Smart: Principles that worked at VCU will work at Texas

    ESPN.com "Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn't resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach of Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the Final Four in 2011. He also reportedly..." April 05

  • Reports: Texas hires Shaka Smart to lead Longhorns

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas has hired one of the best young coaches in college basketball to lead the Longhorns, multiple outlets reported Thursday night citing sources. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson flew to Richmond, Va., on Thursday and offered Smart the chance to coach in the Big 12 Conference at its..." April 03

  • Source: ESPN will not renew contract of college hoops analyst Bob Knight

    SI.com "When Bob Knight took a job with ESPN as a college basketball analyst in 2008, the career shift reminded one of the Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him as a member. The Hall of Fame basketball coach joined the same group of people he once described as "one..." April 02

  • Oklahoma guard Frank Booker to transfer

    Fox Sports Southwest "Less than a week after helping the Sooner basketball team to the Sweet 16, Oklahoma sophomore guard Frank Booker announced his intention to leave the team. The University sent out a press release Wednesday saying Booker is seeking a transfer. He played in 64 games over the past two seasons and..." April 02

  • Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested

    Philly.com "With all the open head coaching jobs open in college basketball, one would think a school might reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright, who has been mentioned in connection with one job or another seemingly every year. And it happened again this year according to a report. On Tuesday, Seth..." April 01

  • Texas seeks Shaka Smart to replace Barnes

    ESPN.com "Texas has zeroed in on VCU coach Shaka Smart to fill its head-coaching vacancy, multiple sources told ESPN. Smart, 37, has spurned several programs over the past few years, but sources told ESPN that he has significant interest in heading to Austin and replacing Rick Barnes -- who was fired..." April 01

  • Report: Kansas' Kelly Oubre expected to enter NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Kansas fans are hoping the report about Kelly Oubre going pro is an April Fool's joke, but they'll have to face reality. According to Scout.com, the freshman forward is planning on entering the NBA Draft. Multiple experts project Oubre as a lottery pick. During his only season in Lawrence,..." April 01

  • Iowa State star Long to undergo hip surgery

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State guard Naz Long will have surgery on his left hip Wednesday "to alleviate chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season," according to a Tuesday night press release from the athletic department. The surgery will be performed at Ames' Mary Greeley Hospital by Dr. Bryan Warme...." April 01

  • Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder publicly commits to Travis Ford

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement Tuesday designed to end speculation that Travis Ford might not return as the school's men's basketball coach. "Travis Ford is our head coach ...," Holder said. "He will be our head coach moving forward." Holder's statement..." April 01

  • Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    The Oklahoman "Always a source of discussion and debate outside the program, Travis Ford’s job status has become an issue inside at Oklahoma State. Multiple sources have told The Oklahoman that OSU is considering a buyout of the basketball coach’s rich contract. Key word: considering. The cost of firing..." March 31

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    Seth Davis @SethDavisHoops

    A knowledgeable source informs me that as of this morning there have been no direct talks b/t Texas and Shaka Smart. Not sensing momentum.

  • Report: VCU coach Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

    SI.com "VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coach opening, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas announced Sunday that it had mutually parted ways with head coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Smart was hired as coach of the Rams in 2009. He has..." March 31

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems the school is acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 31

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems they're acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 30

  • Texas freshman Myles Turner declares for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "Texas freshman Myles Turner will be entering his name in the 2015 NBA Draft. “My name is Myles Turner, UT alum, and I’ve decided to forgo my education and enter my name in the 2015 NBA Draft,” Turner announced in a video posted on youtube on Monday morning. Turner was the No. 9 player in the..." March 30

  • Rick Barnes wanted to stay

    ESPN.com "An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he is grateful for his time with the Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired. "The wins and losses are fleeting, but it's the relationships that matter," Barnes said at a 40-minute..." March 30

  • Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

    College Spun "Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998...." March 29

  • Rick Barnes out at Texas

    ESPN.com "Rick Barnes has been fired as the coach of the Texas Longhorns after 17 seasons, multiple sources told ESPN. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson informed Barnes that his tenure is over, a source told ESPN. Two coaches interested in the Texas opening and who will be in the mix to replace..." March 29

  • Report: Rick Barnes not expected to return to Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has reportedly been given an ultimatum, and he may decide to not return to the Longhorns for an 18th season. According to 247Sports, Barnes is not expected to remain at Texas after his team snuck into the NCAA Tournament and was bounced in the first round. One..." March 28

  • Tyler Ulis says disrespected Kentucky was out to crush West Virginia's spirit

    Yahoo! Sports "If it seemed like Kentucky was out to destroy West Virginia's confidence, it's because they were. Addressing West Virginia freshman guard Daxter Miles Jr.'s pregame guarantee that NCAA basketball's lone remaining unbeaten was "gonna be 36-1" after Thursday's Sweet 16 showdown, Kentucky freshman..." March 28

  • Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

    College Spun "Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is..." March 27

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    Brett Dawson @BDawsonRivals

    West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. on UK: “I give them them their props. Salute them to getting to 36-0. But tomorrow they’re gonna be 36-1.”

  • WVU, not UK, buzzing most in Louisville

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Facebook reports that 14 million of its users have generated 32 million posts related to the NCAA tournament since Selection Sunday. And of those in Jefferson County, more are about West Virginia -- Kentucky's next opponent -- than the Wildcats themselves. Ah, the rivalry. In a map sprinkled..." March 25

  • Kansas State's Marcus Foster and Tre Harris dismissed from team

    CBSSports.com "Kansas State sophomore guard Marcus Foster and freshman guard Tre Harris have been dismissed from the team, coach Bruce Weber announced Tuesday according to The Kansas City Star. "Marcus and Tre have been unable to live up to the standards that we expect of our players," Weber said." March 24

  • Iowa State loses a point guard to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State was eliminated in shocking fashion from the NCAA Tournament last week and now the Cyclones will part ways with a freshman point guard. According to a release from the school, Kansas native Clayton Custer will transfer. “I appreciate the work and effort Clayton gave to our program..." March 24

  • Report: Tre Harris, Jevon Thomas transferring from Kansas State

    Kansas City Star "Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber did not elaborate on why sophomore guard Jevon Thomas did not make the trip to Texas on Saturday, but he did say Thomas’ playing status is uncertain. At this moment, Weber said Thomas was not a member of the team. “I just made my decision,” Weber..." March 24

  • Daughter of Bob Huggins apologizes for rape jokes about Dez Wells

    Washington Post "Shortly after West Virginia’s 69-59 win over Maryland Sunday night in the NCAA tournament, two daughters of Mountaineers Coach Bob Huggins tweeted out rape-related jokes in regard to the Terps’ Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins subsequently deleted those tweets from her account, but here is a..." March 24

  • West Virginia coach's daughters taunt Maryland's Wells with rape remarks

    The Score "The daughters of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins decided it was appropriate to attack Maryland guard Dez Wells on Twitter following the Mountaineers' 69-59 victory over the Terrapins on Sunday. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who later made her Twitter account private, made rape-related remarks..." March 23

  • Bob Huggins Says He Doesn’t Wear Suits When He Coaches Because He’s Not A Banker

    College Spun "When West Virginia takes on Maryland in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 tomorrow, Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins will be wearing his customary sideline gear. Unlike almost every other coach that wears a shirt and tie, Huggins prefers a windbreaker emblazoned with a WVU logo. Sometimes he wears..." March 22

  • KU knows it has to start making its outside shots

    Kansas City Star "The easiest way for any team to beat a zone defense is by making threes. Kansas basketball coach Bill Self knows this as well as anyone, so he was not sure how to react when he studied New Mexico State and realized the Jayhawks were destined to see lots of zone in their opening game of the NCAA..." March 19

  • Kansas forward Perry Ellis is getting his 'explosion back'

    CBSSports.com "Kansas junior forward Perry Ellis is still recovering from a sprained knee, but coach Bill Self said he liked what he saw from Ellis in Wednesday's practice, reports The Kansas Star. "Perry looked good in practice [Wednesday]," Self said. "He's getting his explosion back."" March 18

  • Many paths lead former walk-ons to Baylor basketball

    Baylor Lariat "On Jan. 23, Baylor head coach Scott Drew pulled walk-ons John Heard and Austin Mills to the front of the room during a film session. “I thought it was to go over some plays,” Mills said. “I had no idea what was going on.” Baylor was in a unique position to offer both players scholarships, as..." March 18

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "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

  • NCAA won't reinstate Kansas forward Cliff Alexander before Big Dance

    CBSSports.com "Kansas freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not be eligible to play in the NCAA Tournament, coach Bill Self told ESPN. Alexander has been dealing with eligibility issues as the NCAA investigates his mother's connection to a loan firm. He has not played since Feb. 23." March 17

  • Attorney for Kansas' Cliff Alexander says his client ready 'to clear his good name'

    Yahoo! Sports "A statement from a Dallas-based lawyer for sidelined Kansas basketball player Cliff Alexander says his client has provided documentation to the NCAA and is ready and willing to be interviewed by enforcement staff “to clear his good name.” Paul Stafford sent the following statement to Yahoo..." March 14

  • Cliff Alexander case shows how NCAA rules need to evolve

    Kansas City Star "The rule exists, and considering where this column is going, if that rule was broken it’s probably best to acknowledge right here at the top that penalties are justified. Because if a loan was taken out using the future professional basketball earnings of Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander as..." March 10

  • Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits

    Yahoo! Sports "Kansas forward Cliff Alexander remains sidelined because of an NCAA inquiry into possible impermissible benefits received by one or more of his family members from an NBA agent, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Alexander has not yet been interviewed by the NCAA, sources said, though not..." March 08

  • Ellis likely back by Big 12 tourney

    ESPN.com "Kansas coach Bill Self expects junior forward Perry Ellis back from his right knee injury in time for the Big 12 tournament. "It wasn't anything serious," Self told ESPN. "He'll probably miss a week." On Thursday, Ellis was officially ruled out for Saturday's game at Oklahoma. " March 06

  • Kansas' Bill Self: Perry Ellis will 'probably miss a week' with knee sprain

    The Score "Kansas forward Perry Ellis is expected to be back in time for the Big 12 tournament after leaving Tuesday night's game with a knee injury. "It wasn't anything serious," Kansas head coach Bill Self told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "He'll probably miss a week."" March 04

  • 7 tossed from Baylor-UT for sideline skirmish

    ESPN.com "Seven players were ejected in overtime of Texas' 61-59 win over No. 14 Baylor on Monday night, after they left their respective benches to join a shoving match between two opposing players. Baylor players John Heard, Ishmail Wainright and Johnathan Motley and Texas players Kendal Yancy, Connor..." March 03

  • Cliff Alexander's attorney trying to limit damage of NCAA investigation

    SI.com "The attorney helping Kansas forward Cliff Alexander navigate an NCAA eligibility issue couldn’t offer many specifics about the enigmatic freshman's predicament. Nor could Arthur McAfee shed light on how far along the investigation is. Nor could the former NCAA enforcement representative offer a..." March 01

  • Kansas State gets commitment from point guard Kamau Stokes

    Kansas.com "Kansas State landed a commitment from a point guard Sunday morning. Kamau Stokes, a three-star recruit, orally committed to the Wildcats after attending their 70-69 victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. He sat behind K-State’s bench dressed head to toe in K-State..." March 01

  • Kansas' Cliff Alexander out vs. Texas in potential eligibility issue

    Sporting News - NCAAB "A potential eligibility issue will keep one of Kansas' star freshmen off the floor Saturday night and perhaps an even longer time. Kansas announced Saturday afternoon true freshman forward Cliff Alexander will not play for the No. 8 Jayhawks in their home game against Texas after the NCAA..." March 01

  • Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby calls Kansas State court storm 'inappropriate and unacceptable'

    The Score "The Big 12 has finally spoken up regarding the Kansas State court-storming issue from Monday's 70-63 win over Kansas. Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby reprimanded the Wildcats in a public release on Tuesday, which featured the following: I am grateful for the immediate and professional..." February 26

  • West Virginia signs 5-year-old to basketball team for Make-A-Wish

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Nick Wince is only five years old but he's the newest member of the West Virginia basketball team. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Wince spent much of Tuesday hanging out at the Mountaineers facility. The 5-year-old, who is battling hypoplastic left heart syndrome, got to hang out with coach Bob..." February 24

  • K-State apologizes for court storming

    ESPN.com "Kansas State athletic director John Currie apologized Tuesday for the unruly court-storming incident Monday night at the Bramlage Coliseum, where a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. "On behalf of President..." February 24

  • Chaotic court storm mars KSU win over KU

    ESPN.com "After failing to keep an eight-point lead in a loss to their biggest rival, coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks faced an even tougher challenge Monday night. Getting back to the locker room. After a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the..." February 24

  • Texas' Jonathan Holmes to practice Friday, still unclear for Saturday

    CBSSports.com "Texas forward Jonathan Holmes will practice Friday after missing the last two games while dealing with a concussion, coach Rick Barnes told the media Friday. Holmes, who is averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, is still unclear for Saturday's game against Texas Tech." February 14

  • TCU’s Johnson makes ‘disappointing’ decision to suspend guard

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "TCU coach Trent Johnson said he had to make a disappointing decision to suspend junior guard Charles Hill Jr. Johnson announced the suspension, termed indefinite, on Thursday for “conduct unbecoming of a TCU men’s basketball player.” Johnson declined to elaborate on the conduct. Hill did not..." February 13

  • KU basketball assistant Jerrance Howard fined for marijuana misdemeanor

    Kansas City Star "Jerrance Howard, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Kansas, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana last summer while in his hometown of Peoria, Ill., the Peoria Journal Star reported on Wednesday afternoon. Howard was charged in July 2014 with unlawful possession of cannabis,..." February 12

  • After third concussion, guard Felix admits health concerns

    Austin American-Statesman "The Texas medical staff has taken a hard-line stance on concussions. Athletes on this campus might as well get this through their clear or foggy head: Get your “bell rung,” and you will be sitting down for a while. After the David Ash episode and the national focus on concussions, UT’s trainers..." February 12

  • Texas' Barnes offers no significant updates on Holmes, Felix

    CBSSports.com "Texas coach Rick Barnes had no substantial update Monday on the statuses of Jonathan Holmes and Javan Felix, who both missed Saturday's win at Kansas State due to a concussion. Although, Barnes said Felix has been cleared to practice, according to Austin American-Statesman. Holmes missed his..." February 09

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    Brian Davis @BDavisAAS

    Jon Holmes (concussion) will not travel to K-State, per Rick Barnes.

  • Texas' Felix will travel with team, but status remains up in the air

    CBSSports.com "Texas coach Rick Barnes said guard Javan Felix, who missed Wednesday's game due to a concussion, will travel will the team for Saturday's game at Kansas State, according to the Austin American-Statesman. However, he is not sure if Felix will be cleared to play. Barnes said the doctors would..." February 07

  • Kansas State suffers catastrophic loss after another disciplinary issue for Marcus Foster

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time this season, Marcus Foster has faced the wrath of Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber. And for the second time this season, it cost the Wildcats a win. On Wednesday, just an hour or two before they were set to tip off at Texas Tech, Weber announced that Foster and..." February 06

  • Texas Tech forward Justin Jamison dismissed from men’s basketball team

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech junior forward Justin Jamison has been dismissed from the men’s basketball team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday. Jamison, a former 13th-round pick by the Texas Rangers, appeared in nine of Texas Tech’s first 22 games and hadn’t logged any..." February 05

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    K-State Athletics @kstatesports

    #KStateMBB suspends Foster, Harris for violation of team rules. pic.twitter.com/8ToDk0d9GD

  • West Virginia forward Watkins apologizes for obscene gesture

    Fox Sports Southwest "West Virginia forward Brandon Watkins issued an apology for directing an obscene gesture toward Texas Tech players during Saturday's win in Morgantown. "I would like to apologize to Coach Smith and the Texas Tech basketball team for my obscene gesture in Saturday's game," Watkins said in a..." February 03

  • Texas guard Javan Felix will miss game against Oklahoma State with concussion

    Tulsa World "Texas will be without its top guard off the bench against Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Javan Felix will miss the game with a concussion, the school announced. Felix averages 10.2 points per game and leads the Longhorns with 36 3-pointers made." February 03

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Baylor is playing a 3-13 NAIA in January because of … Coach Carter?

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor plays in the toughest conference in college basketball, the Big 12. They’re just 2-3 in the league through five games, but they’re also currently ranked in the Top 25; that’s what happens when three of those league games were against top 20 teams and a fourth came against a potential..." January 22

  • Sources: Fired OU mascot harassed Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford's wife

    The Oklahoman "The University of Oklahoma fired a mascot who was taunting Oklahoma State fans during the Sooner men's basketball team's Bedlam victory Saturday inside Lloyd Noble Center. According to multiple sources familiar with the incident, Heather Ford -- the wife of OSU coach Travis Ford -- was among..." January 20