Colonial Athl. Assoc. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Drexel loses to Division II school, second D-I program to do so this year

    College Basketball Talk "Entering Thursday night, Division I programs were 226-0 at home against non-Division I opponents, with the only loss in 233 games between DI school and non-DI opponents being Rice’s loss at Alaska-Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout. That all changed, however, as the University of the..." December 05

  • Drexel loses Major Canady for season with injury

    CSN Philly "Bruiser Flint and the Drexel Dragons cannot catch a break. For the third year in a row, Flint with be without one of his starters for the entire season. Sophomore Major Canady, who was expected to start at point guard, will miss the 2014-15 season with an ankle injury, the school announced..." November 01

  • JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announces suspensions for Nation, Vodanovich

    Augusta Free Press "James Madison Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady announced today the formal disciplinary actions against junior guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich (Wellington, New Zealand/St. Patrick’s College). Nation and Vodanovich were..." October 22

  • James Madison announces suspension of two players, including leading scorer

    College Basketball Talk "Two James Madison players have been suspended from the program indefinitely for violating team rules, the school announced on Monday. “I’m very disappointed in Andre and Tom,” head coach Matt Brady said. “We have high standards and expectations for members of our men’s basketball program, and..." October 07

  • 6-foot-9 power forward Alex Thomas verbally commits to Towson

    Zagsblog "Alex Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward from Coastal Academy (N.J.) and the Playaz Basketball Club, committed to Towson Sunday. He also had offers from Fairfield, St. Bonaventure, FDU, Wagner and Canisius. Thomas averaged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds this summer as the Playaz won the Peach..." September 22

  • Doug Wojcik, College of Charleston settle at $400,000

    The Post and Courier "Former head basketball coach Doug Wojcik received a $400,000 settlement from the College of Charleston, according to documents the school supplied to The Post and Courier through the Freedom of Information Act. The College of Charleston only had to pay $150,000 of the $400,000 that was owed to..." September 16

  • Doug Wojcik, College of Charleston reach settlement

    The Post and Courier "As it turns out, former College of Charleston basketball coach Doug Wojcik will not get a chance to tell his side of the story in a court of law. Wojcik and the College of Charleston reached a settlement Tuesday after the former Naval Academy point guard had been accused of verbally abusing his..." September 10

  • Earl Grant named head coach at College of Charleston

    Sporting News - NCAAB "After a whirlwind discovery period sent the school's eight-person search panel back to the drawing board last week, the College of Charleston Cougars finally have their new head coach. Former Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant has reportedly accepted the position left vacant when the school..." September 03

  • Former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz interviews for Charleston job

    CBSSports.com "Former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz has interviewed with Charleston president Glenn McConnell in the past 48 hours and remains a candidate to be the Cougars' next head coach, sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Lutz is one two candidates known to have interviewed at Charleston since Anthony..." August 31

  • Domestic dispute led Johnson to withdraw from Charleston search

    CBSSports.com "Charleston great Anthony Johnson withdrew his name from consideration for the College of Charleston coaching vacancy after it became known that he was involved in a domestic dispute with his then-wife in 2011, CBSSports.com confirmed on Thursday. The Post and Courier initially reported the..." August 29

  • College of Charleston basketball coach search comes up empty after leading candidates back out

    The Post and Courier "The College of Charleston is 80 days away from its basketball season opener and the Cougars don't appear to be any closer to hiring a coach than they were a month ago. The search to replace Doug Wojcik, who was fired on Aug. 5, took a bizarre twist Wednesday when the two leading candidates -..." August 28

  • Anthony Johnson, Mike Young finalists for College of Charleston basketball position

    The Post and Courier "With the search for a new basketball coach at the College of Charleston entering its third week, former Cougars guard Anthony Johnson and Wofford coach Mike Young have emerged as the finalists for the job. The search committee interviewed six candidates before submitting the names of Johnson..." August 27

  • College of Charleston considers bringing back Bobby Cremins; Anthony Johnson would be 'coach in waiting'

    The Post and Courier "The hunt for a new basketball coach at the College of Charleston took a surprising turn Wednesday as the school's search committee considered the return of former coach Bobby Cremins, The Post and Courier has learned. The proposal under consideration would bring Cremins, 67, back as head coach..." August 21

  • Drexel’s Damion Lee yet to return to action nine months after ACL injruy

    College Basketball Talk "Damion Lee was the best player on a Drexel team that was destined to make noise in March when he tore his ACL against Arizona last November. It was a devastating blow for the Dragons at the time, as Lee was the most talented player on a roster that included a senior back court of Chris Fouch..." August 13

  • College of Charleston search committee meets; Anthony Johnson emerging as front-runner

    The Post and Courier "The eight-person search committee appointed to find a basketball coach at the College of Charleston met for more than an hour Thursday. A source associated with the College of Charleston athletic department confirmed the meeting and said the committee hopes to have a candidate to recommend to..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Charleston under pressure to hire minority to replace Doug Wojcik

    CBSSports.com "While Charleston prepares for a certain legal battle with Doug Wojcik and, at the same time, tries to find his replacement, one thing that's gone unreported but is worth noting is how first-year president Glenn McConnell is facing internal and external pressure to hire a minority as his next men's..." August 06

  • Charleston fires Doug Wojcik

    CBSSports.com "Charleston fired coach Doug Wojcik on Tuesday for what president Glenn McConnell described as "just cause" after investigations into allegations of verbal and physical abuse. CBSSports.com reported last month that it had become "increasingly unlikely" that Wojcik would ever coach again at..." August 05

  • Doug Wojcik's lawyer releases new video to counter abuse allegations

    CBSSports.com "The laywer for College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik has released a video of evidence and a statement that denies the C of C coach ever physically abused his Cougar players. The Post and Courier of Charleston and WCIV ABC in Charleston obtained the letter and video from Scott Tompsett,..." July 30

  • Ex-Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt turning pro

    CBSSports.com "Former Delaware guard Jarvis Threatt has signed with an agent and won't be returning to college, he told CBSSports.com on Friday. Threatt -- a distant cousin of former NBA guard Sedale Threatt -- had one year of eligibility remaining after being dismissed from the Blue Hens' program in June for..." July 29

  • College of Charleston President orders second investigation of Coach Doug Wojcik

    The Post and Courier "College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell has ordered a second investigation of embattled basketball coach Doug Wojcik based on new allegations of a physical confrontation with a player and verbal abuse of athletic department staff. One of the allegations in the new report includes a..." July 23

  • Clemson's Ibrahim Djambo to transfer to Hofstra

    SI.com "Former Three Rivers (Mo.) Community College standout Ibrahim Djambo is leaving the Clemson Tigers after just one season in pursuit of more playing time in the Colonial Athletic Association. The 6-10 Malian native will land at Hofstra and play for head coach Joe Mihalich's Pride,..." July 22

  • Doug Wojcik heads out recruiting

    ESPN.com "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik headed out on the recruiting trail on Thursday with the university's approval, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Wojcik, who has been suspended for the month of August following an investigation of verbal abuse, did not go out on the road..." July 18

  • Report: Hofstra transfer Jordan Allen to Sacred Heart, eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "It was known that Jordan Allen, the former Hofstra forward, was heading to the Northeast Conference. However, it’s a different NEC program than the one he initially transferred to. Allen announced that he would leave Hofstra after two seasons in March. It had previously been reported that he..." July 15

  • College of Charleston's Wojcik not recruiting this week

    ESPN.com "Embattled College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik will not be on the road recruiting when the period starts Wednesday for college coaches, the school announced Tuesday. Wojcik was recently under investigation for verbally abusing his players during his first two years at the school. The..." July 08

  • Doug Wojcik not planning to resign

    ESPN.com "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik is not planning on resigning in the wake of a school investigation that culminated in a 50-page report that alleges numerous instances of verbal abuse. "It's not true that coach Wojcik is quitting," Wojcik's attorney, Scott Tompsett, said in a statement..." July 06

  • Doug Wojcik unlikely to survive details of abuse at Charleston

    CBSSports.com "It's becoming increasingly unlikely that Doug Wojcik will survive Charleston's investigation into his alleged verbal abuse of players and ever coach another game for the Cougars, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Exactly how his tenure will end seems to be the only real..." July 03

  • Sources: Charleston coach Doug Wojcik investigated for verbal abuse

    ESPN.com "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik is being investigated by the school for verbal abuse of players, sources confirmed to ESPN.com on Wednesday. Sources confirmed multiple reports that Wojcik has been under investigation for the past few weeks. The Post and Courier reported that Wojcik is..." July 02

  • Charleston's Doug Wojcik being investigated for verbal abuse

    CBSSports.com "College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik is being investigated by the school because of allegations of verbal abuse against players, ABCNews4.com reported Tuesday night. Marlene Navor, director of athletics communications at Charleston, told CBSSports.com late Tuesday that the school has no..." July 02

  • Report: Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram arrives at UNC-Wilmington

    The Score "Following his decision to leave Charlotte after two seasons with the 49ers, Denzel Ingram has reportedly transferred to UNC-Wilmington. The 6-foot guard averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last season, while receiving 27 minutes of playing time. " June 21

  • Drexel adds fifth-year transfer in UCLA's Derboghosian

    City of Basketball Love "Drexel has completed its 2014-15 roster with the addition of a fifth-year transfer, UCLA’s Sooren Derboghosian. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Iranian native committed to the Dragons on Saturday, where he’ll be immediately eligible as a fifth-year transfer who’s completed his undergraduate..." June 14

  • Jarvis Threatt kicked off Delaware basketball team

    Delaware Online "The often spectacular but periodically interrupted University of Delaware basketball career of Jarvis Threatt has come to a premature end. Delaware announced Tuesday that Threatt has been dismissed from the basketball team prior to what would have been his senior season for more UD rules..." June 10

  • Former Butler guard Devontae Morgan transfers to James Madison

    College Basketball Talk "As a sophomore at Butler, 6-foot-4 guard Devontae Morgan played in just 14 games last season and posted averages of 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. With his playing just over six minutes per game last season Morgan made the decision to transfer, and Thursday he announced via his Twitter..." June 06

  • Dayton lands James Madison transfer Charles Cooke

    CBSSports.com "Dayton has landed James Madison transfer Charles Cooke, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com. Cooke chose the Flyers over Rhode Island and James Madison." June 04

  • Wake Forest transfer Moto headed to Towson

    CBSSports.com "Wake Forest transfer Arnaud William-Adala Moto has committed to Towson, where he is expected to begin play during the 2015-16 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. Moto averaged 6.9 points and 5.2 rebounds last year for the Demon Deacons" May 22

  • Jacksonville transfer Jarvis Haywood picks UNCW

    Starnews Online "Kevin Keatts wasted little time filling out his first UNCW men’s basketball recruiting class. Hours after landing the new staff got its first commitment, Jarvis Haywood, a shooting guard who led Jacksonville University in scoring this past season, announced via Twitter he will join the..." May 09

  • Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts to be named UNC-Wilmington's coach

    CBSSports.com "Louisville associate head coach Kevin Keatts has reached an agreement to become the next head coach at UNC-Wilmington, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday morning. A formal announcement is expected soon. Keatts is in his third season on Rick Pitino's staff and has helped the Cardinals..." March 28

  • Payne has career-high 41 points in MSU's 93-78 win over Delaware

    Michigan Live "Adreian Payne grabbed the basketball with both hands and dunked it, hard. It was his 35th point of the night -- a new career high -- and it perfectly illustrated the physical domination that No. 4 seed Michigan State used to crush No. 13 seed Delaware 93-78 Thursday in the second round of the..." March 20

  • Delaware Touches Down in Spokane, Preps for Thursday vs. Michigan State

    BlueHens.com "A 5 a.m. wakeup call followed by a five-hour cross country flight could do nothing to damper the excitement for the University of Delaware men’s basketball squad Tuesday. The Colonial Athletic Association champion Blue Hens have arrived at the Big Dance - the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament -..." March 19

  • Michigan State-Delaware game promises to be played at fast pace

    Detroit News "One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the Michigan State basketball team is that it doesn’t like to play up-tempo. Plodding, 50-point Big Ten games are often cited as evidence, but that’s simply not Michigan State’s style. Coach Tom Izzo wants to run, and in Thursday’s second round of..." March 19

  • Delaware realistic about its weaknesses against bigger, stronger and deeper Michigan State

    Michigan Live "Delaware coach Monte Ross likes the concept of wearing the Cinderella slipper as much as any coach of a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament, and he's proud to have a Blue Hens team that features three players averaging more than 18 points. But Ross is a realist. He has real concerns about the..." March 19

  • Michigan State's defense improving at right time with Blue Hens flying its way

    Michigan Live "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was happy to see his team win the Big Ten tournament this past weekend, but accomplishing his other goal was even more important. The Spartans needed to play three games in Indianapolis for the simple reason of playing more games, improving as a unit, making..." March 19

  • Upshaw Named To NABC All-District Second Team

    Hofstra Pride "Hofstra graduate forward Zeke Upshaw picked up another postseason award today as the Chicago, IL native was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 10 Second Team. Prior to the start of last week’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship,..." March 12

  • Buzz Peterson out at UNC-Wilmington

    CBSSports.com "When Buzz Peterson was hired at UNC-Wilmington in 2010, there was some optimism surrounding the Seahawks. He was a big-name coach who was expected to bring back winning ways to UNCW. After four straight losing seasons, though, the school is cutting ties. “We appreciate Coach Peterson's work..." March 11

  • Drexel's senior class wanted more from last season

    Philly.com "His ribs were sore, and his heart was broken, but Drexel sixth-year senior guard Chris Fouch could still appreciate a stellar performance that capped a magnificent career. Fouch scored a game-high 30 points in Drexel's 90-81 loss to Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal..." March 11

  • Delaware's win reverses long CAA title trend

    City of Basketball Love "Take a look at the complete list of Colonial Athletic Association tournament winners, and a theme emerges. Old Dominion leads all programs with six CAA championships. Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth have five apiece, George Mason and UNC-Wilmington each have four, James Madison and Navy have..." March 11

  • Star-crossed William & Mary's bid to escape ignominy ends in heartache

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight times in its star-crossed history, William & Mary has come within one win of escaping ignominy. Never has falling short been this painful. Having surged to a six-point lead with 80 seconds remaining in Monday night's CAA championship game, William & Mary appeared to be in position to..." March 11

  • Delaware Rallies Past William & Mary to Win CAA Title, Advance to NCAA Tourney

    BlueHens.com "The Blue Hens are headed back to the Big Dance! Delaware earned a return trip to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1999 after the Blue Hens rallied past William & Mary for a heart-stopping 75-74 victory in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title game..." March 11

  • Delaware 75, William & Mary 74

    ProSportsDaily "Carl Baptiste scored a career-high 24 points and hit the go-ahead shot with 12 seconds remaining as the Blue Hens edged the Tribe in the Colonial Athletic Association title game in Baltimore. Baptiste added eight rebounds while Jarvis Threatt had 18 points, seven boards and four assists for..." March 11

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Final Regular Season Road Contest On Tap For Hofstra

    Hofstra Pride "The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will head to William & Mary on Wednesday for the Pride’s final regular season road game of the 2013-14 campaign. Hofstra will close the regular season at home on Saturday when it hosts James Madison at 7 p.m. The Pride will look to get back on the winning..." February 26

  • Allen giving Drexel a boost

    Philly.com "It has taken longer than he expected, but Tavon Allen is back providing instant offense for Drexel. The 6-foot-7 sophomore, who is averaging 12.7 points, was enjoying a solid season until he suffered an ankle injury on Jan. 11 in a 93-88 double overtime win over Northeastern. He missed two..." February 26

  • Upshaw, Nesmith have strong nights, but not enough as Hofstra falls to Delaware

    Newsday "Zeke Upshaw has been around Hofstra only this one season, but he has seen enough to say, "We're so close to being where we want to be." That was never more true than Wednesday night, when the Pride was ever so close to beating the top team in the conference. Upshaw and fellow graduate student..." February 20

  • Mihalich rebuilding quickly at Hoftsra

    City of Basketball Love "Flash back one year. The Hofstra basketball program was in a dark place. Six players were suspended from the team, with four of them arrested and charged with burglary. The squad that took the court consisted of just four scholarship players. It is one thing to struggle on the court. To..." February 18

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • Hofstra falls to James Madison despite 18-0 run

    Newsday "With 14 minutes remaining, James Madison was up by 17 points, and it seemed as if the only thing Hofstra had ahead of it was a long trip home from Harrisonburg, Va. Not so fast. Just over 71/2 minutes later, Jordan Allen sank two free throws -- and the Pride led by one. But that was as good..." February 12

  • Drexel's Abif done for season with broken hand

    Philly.com "DREXEL JUNIOR forward Kazembe Abif will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left hand in practice. The school said he was hurt Thurday and will have surgery next week. Abif missed five games in January with a sprained knee, but returned to the staring lineup on Jan. 25 against..." February 08

  • Philly teams on outside, looking in

    Philly.com "Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall),..." February 08

  • Hofstra lands star Queens recruit Malik Nichols

    New York Post "Hofstra’s on-court slump hasn’t extended into recruiting. The Pride have excelled there since Joe Mihalich came to Long Island from Niagara in the offseason. That continued last week when Queens product and junior college standout Malik Nichols picked the CAA program, committing to Hofstra..." February 08

  • Huskies find elusive balance

    Boston Herald "Finding consistent production outside of Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year candidate Scott Eatherton has been an issue so far this season for Bill Coen’s Northeastern squad, but last night the Huskies had true scoring balance to earn a nice victory. With six players in..." February 06

  • Northeastern Next Up For Hofstra

    Hofstra Pride "The Hofstra Men’s Basketball team will continue a stretch that will see it play four out of five games on the road as the Pride visits Northeastern on Wednesday at 7 p.m. It will be the second straight road game for Hofstra as the Pride dropped a 67-49 decision at Charleston on Saturday. In..." February 04

  • Hofstra hangs tough before falling to Drexel

    Newsday "Hofstra had a shot, which is more than could be said of the last game. Coming off a rout at Towson, the Pride hung right with Drexel and even led by five points in the second half. But Dragons senior guard Frantz Massenat made all the plays down the stretch in a monstrous game and Hofstra..." January 31

  • Towson Coach Pat Skerry spreading the word about autism awareness

    Washington Post "Owen Skerry slumped into the last row of golden seats and cupped his ears, a preemptive strike to block out the noise usually generated on game days. But on this Sunday, there was only silence inside an empty SECU Arena, and it threatened to disrupt the routine so important to the 4-year-old..." January 31

  • Delaware suspends Jarvis Threatt, Marvin King-Davis for one month

    CBSSports.com "Delaware has been rolling since Devon Saddler returned from injury, jumping out to a 6-0 start in the CAA. And now the Blue Hens will deal with two more personnel losses. The school announced suspensions for all-conference guard Jarvis Threatt and starting forward Marvin King-Davis. The..." January 29

  • Mihalich, Upshaw return Pride to Hofstra basketball

    New York Post "Hofstra didn’t need a season to remember, but it needed a season everyone wouldn’t want to forget. After last season, the Pride were in shambles and without a coach. Mo Cassara had been fired following a campaign in which the team had nearly as many players arrested (six) as it had wins..." January 25

  • Hens’ Carl Baptiste does number on Huskies

    Boston Herald "Northeastern forward Scott Eatherton is a double-double machine, but Delaware senior forward Carl Baptiste notched his double down when it mattered. Baptiste combined 11 rebounds with a career-high 19 points for his second double-double of the season as the Blue Hens took away a 74-70 victory..." January 21

  • Drexel rallies to beat UNC Wilmington

    Philly.com "Drexel coach Bruiser Flint was sure Freddie Wilson had a big game in him. He just wasn't sure when Wilson would produce it. Saturday turned out to be the perfect time. With Drexel having only nine available players, Wilson used an explosive second half to put up a career-high 16 points,..." January 19

  • Blue Hens' mettle will be tested on road

    Delaware Online "Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association title aspirations survived one challenge Wednesday, when the Blue Hens overcame a 13-point first-half deficit to down a strong William & Mary team 76-71 at home. Today at Northeastern’s Matthews Arena, the Hens (11-7 overall, 3-0 CAA) undergo another..." January 18

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