Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • St. John’s consolation prize: Pitt transfer Durand Johnson

    New York Post "There was no Cheick Diallo hangover for St. John’s. Less than 24 hours after the McDonald’s All-American picked Kansas over the Red Storm and Kentucky, new coach Chris Mullin received a commitment from Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson, potentially a coup for next year’s team. “Just being..." April 30

  • Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson commits to St. John's

    CBSSports.com "Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson has committed to St. John's, he told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. Since he's already a college graduate, Johnson will be eligible to play immediately next season. "The visit was great," Johnson said. "Everything felt right. I just want to be a part of..." April 29

  • Sterling Gibbs leaving Seton Hall

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Sterling Gibbs has decided his time at Seton Hall is over. The 6-2, 185-pound guard is transferring out of Kevin Willard's program after two seasons, according to multiple reports. The announcement came as a surprise to some Pirates fans. In mid-March, Gibbs had reaffirmed his commitment to..." April 28

  • Durrell McDonald of DePaul men’s basketball to transfer

    The DePaulia "DePaul men’s basketball will lose two players for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Friday. Durrell McDonald, who would have played his senior season for the Blue Demons, has been granted his request to transfer away from DePaul and Ray Doby has been given a release from his national..." April 27

  • Report: Fresno transfer Braeden Anderson to Seton Hall

    Asbury Park Press "With one final scholarship to give out for 2015-16, Seton Hall men's basketball desperately needed a contributing big man. It may have found one in a graduate transfer from Fresno State. Braeden Anderson, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward with an interesting backstory, will enroll at the Hall as..." April 27

  • Report: Fordham guard Eric Paschall transferring to Villanova

    CSN Philly "Villanova is about to add another talented guard. According to Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv, Eric Paschall, the reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, has decided to transfer from Fordham to Villanova. He was also considering Providence, Florida and Kansas. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Paschall..." April 23

  • 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

  • Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina commits to George Washington

    CBSSports.com "Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina has committed to George Washington, sources told CBSSports.com. Sina will have two years of eligibility remaining and be eligible to play beginning during the 2016-17 season. Sina averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists last season at Seton Hall." April 22

  • Bears' Mvouika to play final season at St. John's

    Springfield News-Leader "Ron Mvouika announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will transfer from Missouri State and play his final basketball season at St. John's. The 6-foot-6 forward who played in only two games last season due to a back injury is scheduled to graduate in August. He will be eligible next season at..." April 21

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rysheed Jordan is returning to St. John's for his junior season

    Rumble in the Garden "With no experienced point guards on the roster, Chris Mullin and St. John's desperately needed some help in the backcourt. They received great news on Tuesday night as Rysheed Jordan announced on Twitter that he will be setting aside the NBA Draft to return to school for his junior..." April 15

  • George Washington transfer Kethan Savage to play at Butler

    ESPN.com "George Washington transfer Kethan Savage is headed to Butler, sources told ESPN.com. Savage will have one year of eligibility after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He left the Colonials last week, with coach Mike Lonergan saying Savage expressed an interest in playing "point guard full time."..." April 12

  • Report: D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera Dropping Out Of NBA Draft, Will Return To Georgetown

    College Spun "High-scoring Georgetown guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had originally declared for this year’s NBA Draft, but instead, he will return to the Hoyas for his senior season. Smith-Rivera’s decision is huge for Georgetown. " April 08

  • Report: St. John's center Obekpa to return for senior season

    The Score "Chris Obekpa will return to St. John's for his senior season, according to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Obekpa was suspended by the Red Storm prior to the NCAA tournament and then-head coach Steve Lavin said he wouldn't be surprised if the center left the program." April 07

  • Dylan Ennis to transfer from Villanova

    College Basketball Talk "Villanova announced on Thursday morning that Dylan Ennis will be transferring out of the program. “Dylan has chosen to play his final season in another program,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “We’re proud that Dylan will graduate in May with a degree in Communications and appreciate..." 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

  • Xavier's Chris Mack gets one-year contract extension

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier University announced that head coach Chris Mack's contract has been extended by one year through the 2020-21 season. In January, the largest donation ever made to Xavier's men's basketball program, a gift from Tom and Genny Sedler, endowed the head coaching position held now by..." April 01

  • Brandon Randolph to transfer from Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Four days after saying his future was up in the air, sophomore Brandon Randolph will transfer from Xavier. Online rumors in recent weeks fueled the idea that the 6-foot-2 guard would leave the Musketeers after this season. Randolph said he needed to talk to coach Chris Mack about his future..." March 31

  • Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera to declare for the NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Georgetown junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera has decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the school announced Monday. "D'Vauntes has decided to enter the NBA Draft," head coach John Thompson III said in a release. "He has given a great deal to this program and..." March 31

  • Chris Mullin to become St. John’s coach, former Red Storm star will be 20th coach in program history

    New York Daily News "Chris Mullin is finally coming home. The St. John's celebrated star and basketball Hall of Famer has accepted the job and will become the Red Storm's 20th head coach. “He’s in,” a source close to Mullin told the Daily News, adding that he’s on his way to New York. The administration,..." March 30

  • St. Bonaventure guard commits to Butler

    Indianapolis Star "Jordan Gathers didn't want his college career to end when he missed this season at St. Bonaventure due to a hip injury. A trip to Indianapolis convinced him Butler is the place to continue it. "It's just a great school," said Gathers, who was in attendance during the Bulldogs' game against..." March 30

  • Xavier sophomore Brandon Randolph plans to transfer

    CBSSports.com "Xavier sophomore guard Brandon Randolph will transfer from the school, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com College Basketball Insider Gary Parrish. " March 30

  • Chris Mullin offered St. John's job

    ESPN New York "Chris Mullin has been offered the job to become the next head coach at St. John's, multiple sources told ESPN. One source told ESPN a deal could be done as soon as Sunday night. Mullin, 51, is one of the greatest players in St. John's history, winning the Big East Player of the Year award..." March 30

  • DePaul evaluating Dave Leitao

    ESPN.com "The DePaul Blue Demons have interviewed Tulsa Golden Hurricane assistant coach Dave Leitao and are seriously considering hiring back the former head coach, multiple sources told ESPN. Leitao was the Blue Demons' coach for three seasons from 2002 to '05. He took DePaul to one NCAA tournament, a..." March 29

  • Steve Lavin and St. John’s have ‘mutally agreed’ to part ways

    New York Daily News "The Steve Lavin era is over at St. John's. St. John’s send out the following press release Friday afternoon: St. John's Director of Athletics Chris Monasch announced Friday that Steve Lavin and the University have mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons leading the men's basketball..." March 27

  • Sources: Steve Lavin’s Future at St. John’s in Doubt

    Zagsblog "Steve Lavin’s future at St. John’s is in doubt and the school’s administration is engaging in various discussions this week that could determine his future, multiple sources told SNY.tv. “They’re meeting either this weekend or Monday to discuss the fate of Lavin,” one source said. Asked what..." March 25

  • Bobby Hurley reportedly front-runner for DePaul job

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job. DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two..." March 25

  • Tyler Harris to forgo final season of eligibility at Providence

    Providence Journal "Redshirt junior forward Tyler Harris will graduate in May and will not return for his final season of eligibility with the men’s basketball team. Harris, who transferred to Providence in 2012 after spending his freshman season at North Carolina State, sat out in 2012-13 due to NCAA transfer..." March 24

  • Power forward Jalen Reynolds will play for Xavier in Sweet 16 following incident

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Despite a reported incident on campus, Xavier power forward Jalen Reynolds will travel with the team Tuesday to California and is expected to play against Arizona in the West Region semifinals, coach Chris Mack said. A key to the Musketeers' drive to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, Reynolds..." March 24

  • Marquette junior forward Steve Taylor Jr. plans to transfer

    CBSSports.com "Marquette junior forward Steve Taylor Jr. has decided to transfer from the school, reports SI.com. The 6-foot-7, 240-pound junior has one year of eligibility left. In 32 games, he averaged 5.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists. He appeared in 90 games for the Golden Eagles over the last..." March 18

  • After trying first season, Wojo promises Marquette will get better

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "It had been 20 years since Steve Wojciechowski experienced a losing season. His freshman year at Duke didn't go the way anyone anticipated, as Mike Krzyzewski missed most of the season after back surgery and the Blue Devils went from playing in the national championship game the year prior to a..." March 17

  • Chris Obekpa suspended 2 weeks

    New York Post "This is March Madness of a different variety. Hours before St. John’s found out its NCAA Tournament destination, the school announced the suspension of forward Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. Obekpa, averaging 5.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks — fifth most in..." March 15

  • Oliver Purnell resigns at DePaul

    ESPN.com "DePaul has parted ways with coach Oliver Purnell after five seasons. Purnell, 61, had his best season with the Blue Demons in 2014-15, going 12-20 and 6-12 in the Big East, but it was not enough to save his job as he lost his final eight games. Purnell finished 54-105 at DePaul, including a..." March 15

  • 2015-16 make-or-break season for Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard

    New York Post "Kevin Willard was alone, standing on the sideline of a scene that had become far too familiar. The expressions of disbelief had been retired, long ago morphed into resignation. Seton Hall’s fans were barely booing, unwilling to use any more energy than the team, while Willard continued..." March 12

  • Three-star 2015 shooting guard verbally commits to DePaul

    College Basketball Talk "With three players, led by forward Oumar Barry, having signed with the program during the early signing period in November, DePaul added a fourth player to its 2015 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon. 6-foot-6 shooting guard Eli Cain, formerly a Delaware commit, announced via Twitter that..." March 12

  • Marquette gets commitment from four-star point guard Carter

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Three days after making his official visit to Marquette, point guard Traci Carter has committed to the Golden Eagles. Carter picked Marquette over offers from Xavier, Connecticut, Cincinnati and Creighton. Scout.com and Rivals.com consider the 6-foot, 165-pound point guard a four-star recruit,..." March 10

  • Providence's Kris Dunn is finally healthy and dominating everyone

    SB Nation "The coronation of a top basketball recruit tends to follow a certain path. First, the player breaks out on the summer grassroots circuit and becomes a national commodity. Next, he earns honors like being named a McDonald's All-American. After that: the stress of every prominent college coach in..." March 10

  • Georgetown Gives Player With Heart Condition Moment on Senior Day

    Complex "Georgetown center Tyler Adams chose the Hoyas as the school he was going to continue his post-high school basketball career with. Unfortunately, four games into his freshman season, he was diagnosed with a heart condition that derailed it. That was all the way back in 2011. Now fast forward to..." March 08

  • Rutgers, Rhode Island among those interested in Jaren Sina

    Asbury Park Press "Jaren Sina has plenty of options for his next stop. Rutgers, South Carolina, Boston College, Michigan, George Washington and Rhode Island are interested in the former Seton Hall guard, his dad Mergin Sina said via text Tuesday night. After making the Big East's All-Rookie team as a freshman,..." March 07

  • Georgetown senior to start after missing almost entire college career

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Tyler Adams has spent most of his time at Georgetown away from the basketball court, but he’ll get to finish his career as a starter. The 6-9 senior will start against Seton Hall on Saturday after having sat out all but four of Georgetown’s games since the 2011-12 season due to a heart ailment,..." March 06

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz to play tonight vs. Hoyas

    Indianapolis Star "The Butler basketball team will get Andrew Chrabascz back Tuesday night. It won't be a moment too soon. The schedule is turning in a difficult direction. The 21st-ranked Bulldogs, who are in second place in the Big East, host Georgetown Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse before playing at No. 24..." March 03

  • Veer Singh commits to Seton Hall

    South Orange Juice "Kevin Willard added to his 2015 recruiting class by receiving a commitment from a 6-foot-7 wing on Monday. Kevin Willard has snagged his second 2015 commitment. 6-foot-7 Thurgood Marshall (N.Y.) wing Amarveer Singh has pledged his future to Seton Hall and will reclassify from 2016 to 2015...." March 03

  • Villanova star JayVaughn Pinkston accused of violating probation

    The Times Herald "Villanova Wildcats star JayVaughn Pinkston has been called to the court ― the court of law, that is ― for allegedly violating the terms of a special probationary program he entered nearly two years ago in connection with an alleged 2010 assault in Upper Merion. On Friday, Montgomery County..." March 01

  • Ricky Council commits to Providence

    Big East Coast Bias "Ricky Council had been in the class of 2014 at Northern HS in Durham, NC but the 6'4 guard opted to do a post-graduate year at Moravian Prep and join the class of 2015. He opted to join Providence's 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday. Ed Cooley and his staff had been looking far and wide for..." February 24

  • Three-star guard Anim to sign with Marquette

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Marquette University added a commitment to its 2015 class Monday, as three-star guard Sacar Anim announced he will sign with the Golden Eagles when the late signing period opens on April 15. Anim, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, picked Marquette over..." February 24

  • David Caraher commits to Butler

    Big East Coast Bias "The Dawgs landed a commitment on Tuesday night from a highly touted 2017 recruit. David Caraher, a three-star Class of 2017 small forward from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a verbal commitment to Butler University on Tuesday night. Future150 was one of the first to announce Caraher's..." February 18

  • Seton Hall -- There's No Race War on Our Basketball Team

    TMZ.com "Seton Hall University tells TMZ Sports there is NO investigation into an alleged racial divide on the men's basketball team ... claiming reports of racial harassment between players are BS. FYI -- the Seton Hall team (which was ranked #19 in the country earlier this season) has had a disastrous..." February 18

  • Seton Hall suspends Gibbs 2 games for hit

    ESPN New York "Seton Hall suspended junior guard Sterling Gibbs for two games on Tuesday, after he was ejected Monday night during the Pirates' 80-54 loss to Villanova in Philadelphia. Gibbs was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected for hitting Ryan Arcidiacono in the face during a scramble for a loose..." February 17

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    Seton Hall suspends Sterling Gibbs for two games for forearm hit Monday night and will not play against St John's and Creighton.

  • Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs ejected for striking Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono

    SI.com "Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs was ejected for punching Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono during the Pirates' 80-54 loss on Monday night. In the second half of the game, Gibbs was called for a flagrant foul for this elbow to Arcidiacono's head while fighting for a loose ball. " February 17

  • Father of Jaren Sina refutes report of Seton Hall racial tension

    Asbury Park Press "Mergin Sina refuted a report Monday that race-related taunts played a role in his on Jaren's sudden departure from the Seton Hall men's basketball team last week. Jim Hague, who covers the Pirates for the Associated Press, wrote on his personal blog that "Sina felt like he was an outsider,..." February 17

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz out 2-4 weeks with hand injury

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Butler sophomore Andrew Chrabascz will be sidelined for two-to-four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the school announced Sunday. He will have surgery on the hand on Monday. “We know Andrew is disappointed and we are disappointed for him, but we are looking forward to having him back..." February 16

  • Butler's Andrew Chrabascz injured; may have fractured hand

    CBSSports.com "Butler sophomore Andrew Chrabascz will meet with doctors later Sunday to determine the extent of a hand injury suffered in Saturday's loss to Villanova. The fear is that it may be fractured, though nothing is official yet, Butler coach Chris Holtmann told CBSSports.com. "He is obviously very..." February 15

  • Marquette releases prized recruit Noskowiak from Letter of Intent

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Marquette's top-10 recruiting class took a bit of a hit Friday when the school announced it had granted Nick Noskowiak a release from his National Letter of Intent, which he signed back in November. Noskowiak, considered one of the top-10 point guards in the class of 2015, originally committed..." February 14

  • Jaren Sina and Seton Hall basketball part ways

    Asbury Park Press "Jaren Sina and Seton Hall men's basketball have parted ways. In a mutual decision, all parties arrived at the conclusion to part ways during a meeting Wednesday morning, according to Sina and his father Mergin. He will no longer play for the Pirates, effective immediately. "I tried my best...." February 11

  • Steve Lavin confident about his status as St. John’s head coach

    New York Daily News "Steve Lavin has the job he wants and the St. John’s coach said Thursday there are no signs the school’s support is wavering even as the Red Storm has seen its chances of reaching its first NCAA Tournament since 2011 slip from near-certainty to very much in doubt. “It’s never been an issue...." February 09

  • Matt Carlino will miss time with a concussion

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Marquette senior guard Matt Carlino will miss Saturday's game against Seton Hall due to a concussion he suffered on Wednesday night against Villanova. Carlino fell on his head during the second half of Wednesday's 70-52 loss, but after a few moments on the ground was able to run off the court..." February 09

  • Providence head coach Ed Cooley released from the hospital

    College Basketball Talk "Providence head coach Ed Cooley left yesterday’s road game at Xavier and went to a local hospital in the middle of the game. Cooley spent the night in a Cincinnati hospital for further observation. Thankfully, Cooley is heading home from the hospital and will be returning home on Sunday..." February 09

  • St. John’s star Rysheed Jordan in trouble for anti-gay slur

    New York Post "St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan hasn’t spoken to the media in his first two seasons with the Red Storm, but social media still has allowed the sophomore to create trouble with his words. On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan sent messages containing gay slurs to two people on Twitter in response to a..." January 31

  • 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

  • How Rysheed Jordan is becoming the player St. John’s envisioned

    New York Post "Whatever the reason was for Rysheed Jordan’s leave of absence, it seems to have done the trick. The enigmatic sophomore guard from Philadelphia is finally playing as expected entering Wednesday night’s contest at Creighton (9 p.m., FS1). The 6-foot-4 Jordan — who missed one game during his..." January 28

  • Creighton G Isaiah Zierden (knee) to miss remainder of season

    SI.com "Creighton guard Isaiah Zierden will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury, the school announced on Friday. In a news release, Creighton described the injury as a "partially torn medial collateral ligament and patella injury" in Zierden's right knee. He suffered the..." January 26

  • Madison Prep's Brandon Sampson commits to St. John's

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Arguably Louisiana's best 2015 basketball prospect committed to St. John's on Monday morning. Madison Prep shooting guard Brandon Sampson chose the New York university over a long list of options that also notably included LSU, Cal, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UCLA and USC. "I think it's a great..." January 12

  • Louisville transfer Akoy Agau chooses Georgetown

    CBSSports.com "Former Louisville forward Akoy Agau has decided to transfer to Georgetown in order to continue his collegiate career. The news was first reported by Jacob Padilla of NebraskaHSHoops.com, who talked to the former Omaha Central recruit: "I have chosen to commit to Georgetown University," Agau..." January 07

  • St. John's point guard Rysheed Jordan to play on Tuesday vs. 'Nova

    CBSSports.com "St. John's point guard Rysheed Jordan will return to action on Tuesday against Villanova following his leave of absence over the weekend. The school announced that Jordan returned to practice on Monday after a leave of absence due to personal and family matters after his grandmother passed away..." January 05

  • Rysheed Jordan to take indefinite leave of absence from St. John's

    Newsday "Rysheed Jordan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the St. John's basketball team, according to the school's athletic department. The sophomore guard will not be with the team for Saturday's game against Butler at Carnesecca Arena." January 04

  • Chris Holtmann named Butler basketball coach

    Indianapolis Star "Chris Holtmann was named Butler's basketball coach full time Friday, the school said in a news release. Brandon Miller, who took a medical leave of absence just before his second season as coach was to begin, will not return to the program, the release said. The Bulldogs are 10-4 heading..." January 02

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead diagnosed with stress fracture in right foot

    Newark Star-Ledger "This is not the sort of Christmas present Seton Hall fans were hoping for, but the university has announced that freshman Isaiah Whitehead has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. The injury was not the result of a particular play, according to team officials. Whitehead..." December 24

  • Marquette transfer Deonte Burton chooses Iowa State

    CBSSports.com "Marquette transfer Deonte Burton has committed to Iowa State, sources said Saturday. The 6-foot-4 forward will be eligible in December of 2015 and will have two and a half years of elgibility remaining." December 23

  • Creighton basketball player James Milliken suspended

    Omaha World-Herald "James Milliken ran out of chances Tuesday. Creighton coach Greg McDermott suspended the junior guard indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. McDermott indicated after practice Tuesday that it wasn’t one particular incident that led to his decision. “It’s a failure to live up..." December 17

  • Marquette gets big boost as Fischer finally eligible to play

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Luke Fischer had a massive grin on his face when he entered the media room at the Al McGuire Center on Monday. Three hundred and fifty-eight days after he played his last collegiate basketball game, Fischer's wait is finally about to be over. The 6-foot-11 sophomore center will make his..." December 16

  • Georgetown becomes first college basketball team to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts

    College Basketball Talk "Georgetown became the latest athletes — and the first college basketball players — to wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts. On Wednesday night, while hosting No. 10 Kansas on national television, Georgetown’s men’s basketball team entered the Verizon Center floor wearing the black shirts with white..." December 11

  • Marquette down to 8 scholarship players following two more transfers

    CBSSports.com "Marquette announced Tuesday afternoon it will lose two of its players at semester's end. Deonte Burton and John Dawson are opting to transfer. This means the Golden Eagles are down to eight scholarship players at the moment. Coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the move. "We appreciate all..." December 09

  • Georgetown reveals unique experience to draw fans in absence of students

    Sporting News - NCAAB "School may not be in session for part of December, but that doesn't mean that college hoops takes a break. It does mean that a large section of a school's cheering section may be unavailable. Georgetown decided to be proactive in filling the empty seats by devising a fairly creative..." December 02

  • Providence star LaDontae ‘Buckets’ Henton may be the nation’s most under-appreciated star

    College Basketball Talk "There’s a reason they call him ‘Buckets.’ And if you’re a fan of the Providence Friars, or if you watched LaDontae Henton tear through high school opponents in Lansing, Michigan, for four years, you can probably figure out why: the dude can flat out score the ball. What you may not know,..." November 24

  • Report: Colleagues don’t expect Brandon Miller to return to coaching

    College Basketball Talk "The biggest question surrounding the Butler basketball team this season has very little to do with what is actually happening on the court and much more to do with who is stalking the sidelines. On Oct. 2nd of this year, just one day before college basketball practices were set to begin,..." November 20

  • St. John’s center regains eligibility by tracking down SATs

    New York Post "St. John’s freshman center Adonis De La Rosa is eligible after all – for the time being. The former Christ the King star from The Bronx, who was declared by ineligible St. John’s on Tuesday, has been cleared to rejoin the team immediately, though he will not play in games, sources confirmed to..." November 15

  • St. John’s freshman Adonis De La Rosa's season in danger over academic ineligibility

    New York Daily News "St. John's freshman Adonis De La Rosa is probably not going to play for the Red Storm this season after it was determined there were questions about his academic credentials, the Daily News has learned. “The St. John’s Athletic Department was recently informed by the NCAA Eligibility Center of..." November 12

  • Marquette guard Wilson has chip on shoulder after tough junior season

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Derrick Wilson tried his best to ignore it all, but he knew exactly how many perceived him during his first season as Marquette University's starting point guard. After spending two years as a reliable backup behind the steady Junior Cadougan, Wilson's offensive limitations were magnified with..." November 04

  • St. John's F Keith Thomas ruled academically ineligible in 2014-15

    CBSSports.com "St. John's forward Keith Thomas, an incoming transfer from Westchester Community College, will be academically ineligible for the 2014-15 season, according to a release from the school. The University has learned that Thomas does not meet the academic standards required by the NCAA for..." October 29

  • DePaul forward Rashaun Stimage out 8-10 weeks with foot injury

    The DePaulia "DePaul forward Rashuan Stimage will be out 8-10 weeks after suffering a fracture in his left foot in Saturday’s “Blue-White” inter-squad scrimmage. Stimage, a junior, said he has a “Jones fracture,” which is a broken bone at the base of the small toe — the same injury that Oklahoma City Thunder..." October 28

  • PC frosh Ben Bentil gets good word from NCAA

    Providence Journal "After losing a few key eligibility cases in his first three years at Providence, Ed Cooley won a very big one Friday. Cooley’s Friars received word that freshman Ben Bentil had been cleared by the NCAA’s Eligibility Center. The 6-foot-8 forward was a national top 100 recruit and is a candidate..." October 28

  • Butler coach remains on leave of absence

    ESPN.com "The only thing the Butler Bulldogs basketball staff and program know for sure is that the season will start Nov. 15. Beyond that, everything is in limbo as coach Brandon Miller will continue to be out on a medical leave of absence for the foreseeable future. "We have no timetable," athletic..." October 23

  • Nova unanimous pick to win Big East; Smith-Rivera Player of the Year

    CBSSports.com "No surprise, but it's official: Villanova is the across-the-board pick to take the Big East. The Wildcats, who earned a No. 2 seed last season and went 29-5, bring back almost everyone and are in a conference that's certainly in some flux. Given how well Nova played a season ago, they were..." October 22

  • PC loses Rodney Bullock for season with knee injury

    Providence Journal "It will take another year for Rodney Bullock’s college basketball career to begin. Providence College coach Ed Cooley said Wednesday that Bullock has torn his ACL and will miss the upcoming season. The 6-7 redshirt freshman from Virginia was expected to challenge for a starting position for the..." October 16

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic

    CBSSports.com "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • Butler coaching staff changes signal Brandon Miller’s return won’t be speedy

    College Basketball Talk "On Tuesday, Butler announced changes to their men’s basketball staff. Emerson Kampen, a former player for the Bulldogs, was promoted from graduate assistant to assistant coach, a position that was left vacant when Chris Holtmann was promoted to interim head coach. The program also announced..." October 14

  • PC’s Rodney Bullock nursing injured knee

    Providence Journal "It looks like Providence College basketball fans will have to wait even longer to get a chance to see forward Rodney Bullock on the court. Bullock, a second-year forward from Virginia, injured his knee in practice earlier this week and may be unavailable for quite some time. PC coach Ed Cooley..." October 10

  • Henry Ellenson commits to Marquette

    ESPN.com "Power forward Henry Ellenson, ranked No. 4 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Marquette over finalists Michigan State and Kentucky, he told ESPN. Ellenson will join brother Wally on the Golden Eagles' roster and will give coach Steve Wojciechowski his first five-star recruit since taking over..." October 09

  • Steve Wojciechowski is off to an unbelievable start at Marquette

    CBSSports.com "When I visited Marquette in late August I walked away convinced college basketball fans would soon realize Steve Wojciechowski is much more than the 20-year-old floor-slapping cartoon character people still, for whatever reason, hold onto so tightly. He's 38 now. He's married. He has..." October 09

  • Gabe Levin Leaves Marquette Basketball Before His Redshirt Season Even Starts

    Anonymous Eagle "In June, Marquette men's basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski said this about Gabe Levin: "Gabe’s versatility and toughness will allow him to make an immediate impact on our program," Wojciechowski said. "He has already proven his ability to produce at a high level and we are extremely excited..." October 09

  • Butler coach Brandon Miller takes leave of absence

    Indianapolis Star "Butler athletic director Barry Collier announced Thursday that basketball coach Brandon Miller will be taking a break from his duties with the Bulldogs. "Brandon Miller has requested a leave of absence for medical reasons, which the University has granted," Collier said in a press release. "We..." October 03

  • St. John’s: We have the best backcourt in the country

    New York Post "The basketball opener is more than a month away for St. John’s, but the Red Storm’s swagger is in midseason form. Take senior guard Phil Greene IV, for instance, who was asked if the Johnnies have the best backcourt in the Big East. “The country,” he said emphatically during St. John’s..." September 29

  • Lure of top competition draws Marlon Stewart to Bluejays

    Omaha World-Herald "Marlon Stewart showed up on his official visit to Creighton on Friday with no scholarship offer in hand. He left Omaha on Sunday with an offer, and Monday the point guard from Eldridge, Iowa, decided to accept it and become the second member of Creighton’s 2015 recruiting class. “I was excited..." September 23

  • URI adds to 2015 recruit class with Louisiana guard Christion Thompson

    Providence Journal "It’s a long way from Louisiana to Kingston but Christion Thompson says he can’t wait to make the trip next fall. Thompson, a 6-3 guard from Madison Prep in Baton Rouge, verbally committed to play for Dan Hurley and the Rams on Sunday. Thompson and his father, a former LSU football player, spent..." September 22