Ohio Valley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Austin Peay State University’s Damarius Smith to sit for basketball season’s first half

    Clarksville Online "Senior guard Damarius Smith, who started 20 games at point guard for Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team a year ago, has been suspended for the 2014-15 season’s first half for a “violation of athletic department policy.” Smith will be forced to sit the entire non-conference..." September 10

  • Former UNLV guard finds a new home

    College Basketball Talk "Former UNLV guard Deville Smith has found a new home as the 6-foot guard will play his final year at Tennessee-Martin. Smith announced his move on Twitter but the story was first reported by CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein. Smith will follow former UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer, who is..." August 25

  • Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

    College Basketball Talk "New UT Martin head coach Heath Schroyer spent the past three seasons on Dave Rice’s staff at UNLV, and according to a report Schroyer has added a former Runnin’ Rebel to his roster. Guard Deville Smith, who was one of the options used by Rice at the point guard position last season, has decided..." August 21

  • 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

  • Eastern Kentucky, Neubauer reach deal on contract extension through 2018

    Kyforward "Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, Eastern Kentucky University and head men’s basketball coach Jeff Neubauer have agreed in principle to a contract extension through 2018. Under Neubauer’s guidance in 2013-14, the Colonels won the program’s sixth Ohio Valley..." May 07

  • Tennessee State to hire Dana Ford as next coach

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee State will announce Dana Ford as its new coach on Monday, sources told CBSSports.com. There is a press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon. Ford was an assistant coach at Tennessee State under John Cooper for three seasons, from 2009-11. Cooper left the Tigers for Miami..." April 21

  • Clemson 73, Belmont 68

    ProSportsDaily "Damarcus Harrison and K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points apiece as the host Tigers outlasted the Bruins to advance to the NIT Final Four. Jordan Roper added 12 points as third-seeded Clemson (23-12) moves on to the NIT semifinals for the first time since 2007. Landry Nnoko contributed nine..." March 26

  • Kansas beats Eastern Kentucky 80-69 in their NCAA Tournament opener

    Kansas City Star "Inside the Scottrade Center, the temperature was rising. The upset watch was turned up to 10. Tensions were rising. For the second straight season, Kansas was in a first-round dogfight with a low-seeded directional school from the state of Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky kept splashing in..." March 21

  • Belmont men warm up to NIT

    Tennessean "Belmont’s J.J. Mann has re-evaluated the Bruins’ postseason situation and concluded they aren’t in such a bad predicament after all. Prior to the start of the National Invitation Tournament, Mann and several teammates admitted to being discouraged about missing out on their fourth consecutive..." March 21

  • Colonels Open NCAA Tournament Against Kansas Friday

    EKUSports.com "After seven years, the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team returns to the NCAA Tournament on Friday, the program's eighth appearance in the "Big Dance." The 15th seeded Colonels (24-9) will face No. 2 seed Kansas (24-9) at 4:10 p.m. ET in the Scottrade Center. The game will air..." March 19

  • Tennessee-Martin to hire UNLV's Schroyer

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee-Martin is expected to name UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday. Schroyer has been with the Runnin' Rebels since 2011 and was previously the head coach at Wyoming and Portland..." March 18

  • Tennessee State fires Travis Williams after two seasons

    Tennessean "Travis Williams was fired Tuesday as the men’s basketball coach at Tennessee State. TSU (5-25, 4-12 OVC) finished the season tied for fifth in the OVC East and failed to qualify for the eight-team conference tournament. Williams was in his second season as the head coach after spending four..." March 12

  • Tennessee State fires Travis Williams after two seasons

    CBSSports.com "Just two seasons after promoting assistant coach Travis Williams to the top job, Tennessee State will be looking for another head coach. The Tigers fired Williams on Tuesday. “We're disappointed to have to do this after just two year, but we feel that it's something that's in the best..." March 11

  • Hot-Shooting E. Kentucky Colonels Capture OVC Title & NCAA Tourney Bid

    EKUSports.com "Eastern Kentucky defeated top-seeded Belmont, 79-73, to capture the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Saturday at Municipal Auditorium. The Colonels (24-9) won their seventh game in a row en route to a return trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. EKU used a..." March 09

  • Eastern Kentucky 79, Belmont 73

    ProSportsDaily "Corey Walden scored 29 points as the Colonels upended the top-seeded Bruins to win the Ohio Valley Conference championship and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. Walden shot 8-of-13 from the field while adding seven assists and two steals for Eastern Kentucky (24-9), which..." March 09

  • How bad is college basketball in Alabama? Let me count the ways

    Alabama.com "If you love college basketball, you have to hate what's happening to the sport in the state of Alabama. Because what's happening is we're living through what may be the worst college basketball season here in the last 30 years. Take a look at this snapshot. If you care about the game, it'll..." February 25

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