Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger died of enlarged heart

    USA Today "The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office says Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart and that the manner of death was natural. Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott provided the information to the Associated Press in an email Friday. It came a few hours after..." July 23

  • Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger collapses, dies during team workouts

    The Score "Incoming Oklahoma State men's basketball player Tyrek Coger collapsed and died during a team workout Thursday at Boone Pickens Stadium. He was 21. According to Tim Ahrens of the Stillwater News Press, a call was received by dispatch at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, for a man..." July 22

  • Drake showed up at Texas decked out in Kentucky gear and got crushed

    Fox Sports "By now, we all know that Drake is a bit of a sports fan. He's a Kentucky basketball supporter. And hopped on the Texas A&M bandwagon when Johnny Manziel was there. He's also an actual, paid representative for his hometown Raptors, so there's love there too. Basically, the guy loves sports, so..." July 20

  • Bobby Knight to speak for Trump at Republican National Convention

    College Spun "Legendary former Indiana coach Bobby Knight campaigned with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Indianapolis back in April, and has endorsed the businessman, calling him the “most prepared presidential candidate of all time.”" July 07

  • Newman won't leave for NBA before playing at Kansas

    KU Sports "Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. … • On choosing KU the second time around: "I feel like a lot of the arrows were pointing..." July 02

  • 4-star PF Royce Hamm commits to Texas

    Today's U "Shaka Smart is at it again, as the Texas coach was able to pull in another major commitment, as on Friday class of 2017 power forward Royce Hamm offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Longhorns. Hamm took to Twitter to announce his decision." July 02

  • Malik Newman chooses Jayhawks for transfer

    ESPN "Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman is headed to Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Newman, who was recruited by Bill Self and the Jayhawks as a top-10 player coming out of high school, told ESPN he chose the Jayhawks after also taking visits to NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. "I'm glad they..." July 01

  • Yep, former KU star Perry Ellis signed a sponsorship deal with Perry Ellis Read m

    Kansas City Star "This is perfect. Former Kansas star Perry Ellis shared on social media that he has a new sponsorship deal with … the Perry Ellis clothing brand. " June 30

  • Four-star SG R.J. Nembhard commits to TCU

    Scout "Jamie Dixon and staff at TCU received good news on Thursday, picking up a commitment from R.J. Nembhard. A 2017 shooting guard, Nembhard is Scout's 25th ranked player at his position nationally. " June 30

  • Baylor's Scott Drew on school's sexual-assault scandal: 'Everyone's been hurt and disappointed ...'

    Dallas Morning News "Men's basketball coach Scott Drew arrived at Baylor in the wake of one scandal and now has seen another one envelop the athletic department and school. He was quizzed Wednesday on a Big 12 coaches media call about the impact of the sexual assault revelations that led to the ousters of school..." June 29

  • Texas Tech lands Quinnipiac graduate transfer Giovanni McLean

    The Score "Former Quinnipiac guard Giovanni McLean has decided to take his talents to the Big 12. The graduate transfer signed with Texas Tech on Monday, making him immediately eligible for next season. " June 28

  • Coveted Mississippi State Transfer Malik Newman Will Visit Kansas This Week

    College Spun "Former five-star prospect and Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will be visiting Kansas this week, according to multiple reports. Newman just visited Oregon and has been linked with N.C. State and Miami as well. " June 26

  • Tennessee forward Ray Kasongo to transfer to Iowa State

    Iowa State Daily "Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo committed to Iowa State on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 junior made his announcement via Twitter after visiting Iowa State earlier in the week. " June 19

  • Three-Star Point Guard Zack Dawson Commits To Oklahoma State

    Campus Insiders "Three-star point guard Zack Dawson has officially committed to Oklahoma State, he announced via his Twitter account on Wednesday. "First Of All I Would Like To Thank God For Blessing Me And Giving Me This Opportunity & I Would Also Like To Thank All Of The Schools That Have Recruited Me. I..." June 15

  • Former Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez finds new home

    SEC Country "fter announcing his intentions to transfer from Florida’s basketball program early last month, Brandone Francis-Ramirez has found a new school. The former 4-star guard, who committed to the Gators in 2013 when Billy Donavan was coach, announced he will be joining Texas Tech’s program via..." June 15

  • Austin Grandstaff leaves Oklahoma for DePaul

    Eleven Warriors "Austin Grandstaff's basketball journey has taken him from Texas to Ohio to Oklahoma, and his next stop will be in Illinois. The Ohio State transfer, who transferred from Oklahoma without logging a minute, is headed to DePaul. " June 13

  • Former Oklahoma State player and UTSA coach, Brooks Thompson dies at age 45

    Tulsa World "Brooks Thompson, who served as a player and assistant at Oklahoma State before a 10-year career as a Division-I head coach, died on Thursday. He was 45. Thompson was diagnosed with double organ failure in April and had been hospitalized for much of the past two months. He was able to return..." June 10

  • Oklahoma dismisses 7-foot center Manyang after arrest

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma center Akolda Manyang's time with the Sooners is over. The 7-foot center is no longer with the team, an OU spokesman confirmed to The Oklahoman on Wednesday. The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minn., reported the soon-to-be senior was arrested around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Manyang and a..." June 09

  • Kansas Guard Tyler Self Is Giving His No. 11 Jersey To 5-Star Freshman Josh Jackson

    College Spun "Kansas guard Tyler Self will not be wearing No. 11 for the Jayhawks in 2016-17. Tyler Self, the son of KU coach Bill Self, is switching to No. 20. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard is giving the No. 11 jersey to incoming five-star freshman shooting guard Josh Jackson. " June 07

  • Chauncey Collins to pursue professional basketball career

    ESPN "Former TCU star Chauncey Collins, who led the Horned Frogs in scoring last season, told ESPN on Monday that he will officially pursue a professional basketball career after signing with Arête Sports Agency. Last week, Collins announced his decision to leave TCU after the school released a..." June 07

  • Texas lands grad transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock

    College Basketball Talk "Texas added another piece to their roster for the 2016-17 season as the program announced that Mariek Isom will enroll for his graduate transfer season. Isom is a 6-foot-9, 215 pound forward that went to high school in Austin. “We’re very pleased to add Mo to our basketball program,” head..." June 06

  • Texas nets 5-star center Jarrett Allen

    Sports Day "Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns got a big addition to their basketball team Friday when five-star center Jarrett Allen reportedly signed his scholarship papers. " June 04

  • Kansas' Self: No way I'd consider jumping to NBA

    KU Sports "Speaking before the start of Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals, Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self peered into his crystal ball and deemed Cleveland’s Cavaliers the winner of what he predicts will be “a great series.” “You have the two best players in the world right now that may not be..." June 03

  • TCU’s leading scorer Chauncey Collins leaving team

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Leading scorer Chauncey Collins and reserve Lyrik Shreiner are leaving TCU, the school announced Tuesday. New coach Jamie Dixon indicated that Collins is going to play professionally and that Shreiner is transfering. The moves likely stem from the arrivals of two new guards, Jaylen Fisher..." June 01

  • No. 1 recruit DeAndre Ayton Wants to Visit Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona

    SNY TV "There have been few big man more impressive than DeAndre Ayton over the past year. The Class of 2017 7-footer from the Bahamas led his California Supreme team to a 3-2 record at the Nike EYBL stop here, and a 10-6 record over the course of the four sessions on the EYBL circuit, averaging 19.5..." May 31