Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Butler lands four-star Christian David

    247 Sports "2017 four-star prospect Christian David announced for Butler over Creighton and Pittsburgh. David, a skilled 6-5 wing player from Saxtons River (Vt.) Vermont Academy, is ranked No. 92 in the 247Sports Composite." September 27

  • Villanova's 5-star recruit Omari Spellman ineligible to play as freshman

    Philly.com "The NCAA has ruled that Villanova freshman forward Omari Spellman will not be eligible to compete for the Wildcats during the upcoming season, ruling his status to be as an academic redshirt. Villanova coach Jay Wright said the 6-foot-9 Spellman, a five-star recruit in high school, will retain..." September 23

  • XU's Tyrique Jones fully eligible

    Cincinnati Enquirer "While the Myles Davis suspension remains in a holding pattern, there is some good news on the Xavier front: Tyrique Jones is eligible. The 6-foot-9 forward has been cleared academically and deemed a full qualifier, giving Xavier another option in the frontcourt. Jones will have a chance to..." September 20

  • Jamal Cain commits to Marquette

    Today's U "Class of 2017 four-star forward Jamal Cain committed to head coach Steve Wojciechowski and the University of Marquette on Saturday, becoming the team’s third commit, but also their highest-rated. A product of Melvindale, Michigan, the 6’7″, 175-pound Cain will play on the wing, which differs..." September 18

  • 4-star C Nate Watson picks Providence

    Providence Journal "Nate Watson, a 6-foot-8 forward from Alexandria, Va., committed to Providence College on Saturday night at the end of a weekend campus visit. Watson was one of the Friars' top recruiting targets in the Class of 2017. He has been ranked in the Top-100 in his class by several scouting..." September 11

  • Xavier's Myles Davis suspended indefinitely

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier coach Chris Mack announced Thursday night that senior guard Myles Davis has been suspended indefinitely. While Mack did not cite specific reasons, court documents show that Davis is facing a second criminal charge involving his former girlfriend, Kiley Stoll." September 02

  • Paul White, former top-50 national recruit, transferring from Georgetown Hoyas to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Since Oregon Ducks men's basketball coach Dana Altman took over the program in 2010, he has built a reputation for landing impact transfer players. That trend continued this year, as Altman not only landed national junior college player of the year Kavell Bigby-Williams, but Wednesday added..." August 31

  • Ohio prospect Kyle Young represents historic Butler recruiting coup

    Indianapolis Star "Kyle Young did not wait for an official visit to the college basketball power in his home state. The 6-7 forward from Massillon, Ohio, committed to Butler on Monday, representing one of the biggest recruiting coups ever for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs long targeted Young, and efforts by coach..." August 30

  • Villanova earns 2017 commitment from four-star Jermaine Samuels

    City of Basketball Love "Villanova secured its second commitment of the 2017 class today, when four-star wing Jermaine Samuels announced his intentions to become a Wildcat just days after completing his official visit to the Main Line. A Massachusetts native who attends the Rivers School and plays AAU for Expressions..." August 27

  • Providence basketball coach Ed Cooley to miss two months after surgery

    Today's U "According to a report from Matt Norlander of CBS Sports on Tuesday afternoon, Providence Friars men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley underwent back surgery on Monday. The procedure was to alleviate a herniated disc as the veteran head coach will now be forced to the sideline for at least the next two..." August 23

  • 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

  • NCAA issue sidelines Villanova freshman Omari Spellman for Spain trip

    The Score "Villanova's Omari Spellman, a five-star recruit, will not be allowed to play for the Wildcats when the team travels to Spain for a tour on Tuesday. Spellman is academically eligible and cleared to practice with the team, according to Dana O'Neil of ESPN. However, one of the issues has to do..." August 03

  • Creighton's Hanson expected out 8-12 weeks after knee surgery

    Omaha World-Herald "Creighton forward Zach Hanson had knee surgery Wednesday, and will likely be out eight to 12 weeks. “Hopefully, we have him for the start of the season,” coach Greg McDermott said. “I don’t think he’ll be back for the start of practice.” Creighton begins official practices Sept. 30. The..." July 30