Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Iowa State, Prohm land top-150 big-man recruit

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm took another step in addressing future big-man depth concerns Wednesday. KeyShawn Feazell, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mississippi, accepted the Cyclones’ scholarship offer. On social media, Feazell wrote: “I’ve decided to further my education and..." August 24

  • Signee Lard not currently enrolled

    Ames Tribune "Iowa State signee Cameron Lard is not currently enrolled at ISU, according to the school’s Office of the Registrar. Today marks the first day of classes of the 2016 fall semester at ISU. Lard committed to the Cyclones in November and signed with the school in April, but did not attend..." August 23

  • Iowa State's Lard not enrolled in classes

    Ames Tribune "Iowa State signee Cameron Lard is not currently enrolled at ISU, according to the school’s Office of the Registrar. Today marks the first day of classes of the 2016 fall semester at ISU. Lard committed to the Cyclones in November and signed with the school in April, but did not attend..." August 22

  • Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans cleared for basketball activities

    The Score "Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans has been cleared to resume all basketball activities following his recovery from a shoulder injury that ended his freshman season early, head coach Brad Underwood told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Evans missed the season's final nine games due to the ailment,..." August 17

  • West Virginia lands pledge from Class of 2018 point guard, YouTube sensation Jordan McCabe

    College Basketball Talk "West Virginia landed its first commitment in the Class of 2018 on Tuesday night as point guard Jordan McCabe pledged to the Mountaineers during a press conference at his high school. A native of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, the 5-foot-11 McCabe rose to national prominence early in his high school..." August 17

  • Texas Tech lands transfer center Tommy Hamilton

    College Basketball Talk "Texas Tech landed an intriguing transfer on Monday as a source confirmed to NBCSports.com that DePaul transfer Tommy Hamilton IV will be a Red Raider. The 6-foot-11 Hamilton is a talented big man and former top-100 talent who has had issues with his weight and motivation during his college..." August 16

  • Report: Florida Gulf Coast adds Texas Tech transfer C.J. Williamson

    Today's U "According to Jeff Borzello of ESPN, Texas Tech transfer C.J. Williamson will head to Florida Gulf Coast to play basketball. Borzello states that Williamson was on a visit to Florida Gulf Coast Monday and decided to pull the trigger. As per transfer rules, Williamson will have to sit out the..." August 16

  • Milwaukee Riverside standout Terrence Lewis will play basketball at Iowa State

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Terrence Lewis called it an easy choice. The Milwaukee Riverside boys basketball standout announced his commitment to Iowa State on Tuesday afternoon at the high school’s gym. The 6-foot-6 wing chose the Cyclones after narrowing his final four to also include Marquette, UNLV and..." August 10

  • Baylor graduate transfer Chad Rykhoek commits to University of Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Baylor forward Chad Rykhoek, a 6-foot-11, 230-pound graduate transfer, has committed to the University of Memphis, he announced on Twitter late Friday night." August 07

  • Joe Burton transferring to Valparaiso

    Today's U "Former Oklahoma State Cowboys big man Joe Burton has found a new home. A junior, the 6’7″ talent who sometimes even plays center announced on Friday he would be attending Valparaiso. He initially announced his decision to leave Oklahoma State all the way back in May. Due to NCAA rules and..." August 06

  • Oklahoma State transfer Griffin joining Southern Miss

    The Score "Southern Miss made some noise in the transfer market Thursday by picking up former Oklahoma State guard Tyree Griffin, a source told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Griffin averaged 5.2 points and three assists last season before announcing his intention to leave the program in May. " August 04

  • WVU Basketball Picks Up Commitment From Four Star Forward Derek Culver

    The Smoking Musket "The work has paid off. Derek Culver, a top prospect from the state of Ohio, committed to West Virginia University this evening. Huggins and his staff have recruited Culver for years and made him the top priority for the 2017 class. The Mountaineers have long been considered the favorite to..." August 03

  • Nevada's Cooke ends career due to heart issue, returns to Iowa State

    Reno Gazette-Journal "Wolf Pack guard Hallice Cooke was playing a pickup basketball game this summer at the L.A. Fitness in New Jersey when, after scoring a bucket and running down court, he got lightheaded and passed out. Cooke awoke a few seconds later and jumped right back into playing like nothing was wrong...." July 30

  • 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