Ohio Valley RUMORS & NEWS

  • Murray State transfer Damarcus Croaker to be eligible immediately

    College Basketball Talk "Murray State received a bit of good news on Tuesday afternoon, as the NCAA approved a waiver for Texas transfer Damarcus Croaker to be eligible immediately. Croaker played limited minutes for Texas for three semesters before transferring to become a part of the Racer program last December. He..." July 22

  • Murray State expected to hire former assistant Matt McMahon

    CBS Sports "Murray State is moving fast to replace Steve Prohm and could have a new coach in place within the next 24 hours, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. Former assistant Matt McMahon and current assistant William Small both spent Tuesday interviewing, according to sources. The same..." June 09

  • Murray State's Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg as Iowa State coach

    ESPN "The Iowa State Cyclones have hired Murray State coach Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg, it was announced Monday. Prohm, 40, was 104-29 in four seasons since taking over at Murray State. He led the Racers to the NCAA tournament in his first season and was undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference..." June 08

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    Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS

    Murray State’s Steve Prohm has reached an agreement to become Iowa State’s next head coach, a source told @CBSSports. Story coming.

  • Former URI forward Reischel transfers to Eastern Kentucky

    Providence Journal "One of the University of Rhode Island’s three transfers has reportedly found a new home to play his final year of college basketball. Jarelle Reischel will continue his career at Eastern Kentucky, playing the 2015-16 season with the Colonials and new coach Dan McHale. The 6-foot-5 small forward..." May 09

  • Olivier to transfer from EIU

    Journal Gazette & Times-Courier "Chris Olivier, the second leading scorer and leading rebounder for Eastern Illinois' men's basketball team the past season, plans to transfer. Olivier is completing his undergraduate degree from EIU this spring and is eligible to transfer and compete immediately per NCAA rules. He competed for..." May 03

  • Rick Ray named new coach at Southeast Missouri State

    The Clarion-Ledger "It didn't take Rick Ray long to find a new home. The former Mississippi State coach returns to the mid-west after Southeast Missouri State announced Ray as its new men's basketball coach. The school's athletic director Mark Alnutt introduced Ray on Monday afternoon. Ray spent the last three..." April 14

  • Report: Eastern Kentucky to hire Minnesota assistant Dan McHale as head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Eastern Kentucky has reportedly found a replacement for Jeff Neubauer. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Tuesday night that Minnesota assistant coach Dan McHale will be the next head coach of the Colonels. Neubauer spend the last 10 seasons on the EKU sideline, leading the Colonels to two NCAA..." April 07

  • Sources: Murray State guard Cameron Payne leaning toward entering draft

    Yahoo! Sports "Murray State sophomore guard Cameron Payne is leaning toward entering the 2015 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Although Payne has yet to formalize his decision, indications are strong that he’s played his final game in college, sources said. Payne, 20, and his family are hosting..." April 01

  • Reports: EKU hoops coach hired by Fordham

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Last week, Eastern Kentucky University successfully replaced its athletic director, hiring Steve Lochmueller in place of Mark Sandy, who recently left for Ball State. Now the Colonels will ready for another major search. Head men's basketball coach Jeff Neubauer has reportedly accepted the..." March 30

  • Steve Prohm agrees to an extension with Murray State

    College Basketball Talk "Murray State head coach Steve Prohm is one of the first names that pops up anytime a major job comes open. He’s been linked to the Alabama opening, where he is an alum, as well as the Tennessee job this month alone. But Prohm isn’t ready to leave Murray, as the school announced that he has..." March 27

  • Dickey Nutt fired as Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach

    Southeast Missourian "Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt was fired from the position after six seasons, it was announced in a university press release Monday afternoon. The announcement came less than two hours after the university said women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler resigned his..." March 24

  • Murray State exposes painful flaw in NCAA tournament selection process

    Fox Sports "What might go down as the most exciting game of all the 2015 conference tournaments – not to mention the result with the most unfair of consequences, and the reason I’m writing this column – happened this past weekend in Nashville in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. With 3.2 seconds left,..." March 12

  • SIU Edwardsville announces that head coach Lennox Forrester will not return

    College Basketball Talk "Tuesday afternoon SIU Edwardsville announced that head coach Lennox Forrester will not be retained. The Cougars finished this season with a 12-16 overall record, going 8-8 in Ohio Valley Conference games and losing to Eastern Illinois in the first round of the OVC tournament. Forrester, whose..." March 11

  • Sophomore PG Cameron Payne takes home Ohio Valley POY honors

    CBS Sports "Murray State sophomore point guard Cameron Payne was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Payne helped the No. 25 Racers (26-4, 16-0) to just the fifth undefeated conference season in OVC history. He became the first sophomore to be named OVC..." March 03

  • Austin Peay head coach Dave Loos to return for 26th season in 2015-16

    College Basketball Talk "In 25 seasons as the head coach at Austin Peay, Dave Loos has won 391 games and led the Governors to three NCAA tournament appearances. However the last four seasons have been tough, as Austin Peay hasn’t registered a winning season during that period and won just eight games in 2014-15. With..." March 03

  • Well-traveled former Ole Miss guard transfers to a new school

    College Basketball Talk "Well-traveled junior guard Derrick Millinghaus has found a new school. The former Ole Miss guard transferred to Southeastern Louisiana before the 2014-15 season but found himself on the move once again this winter. The 5-foot-10 native of New York will transfer to Tennessee Tech. " January 26

  • JayQuan McCloud to UW-Milwaukee

    Prep Hoops Illinois "Former North Chicago standout JayQuan McCloud was one of the prize mid-season transfers in the Midwest after the freshman decided to leave Murray State in November. Saturday morning McCloud informed PrepHoopsIllinois of his decision between UW-Milwaukee, DePaul, and UIC. "UW-Milwaukee it is..." December 29

  • Damarcus Croaker transferring to Murray State

    Austin American-Statesman "Former Texas guard Damarcus Croaker announced Monday he is transferring to Murray State, a school known for taking in mid-year transfers. Croker told the American-Statesman last Tuesday that he was leaving the Longhorns because of a lack of playing time and a desire to be closer to his son in..." December 23

  • Tennessee State's Ford, 30, doesn't want age to define him

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Dana Ford wants being the youngest Division-I men's college basketball coach in the country to work for him. "It's a big deal to everyone else," the 30-year-old Tennessee State coach said at Ohio Valley Conference Basketball Media Day, "but not necessarily me. I am going to be the same coach in..." October 22

  • Murray State's McCloud leaving Racer basketball program

    WPSD Local 6 "Murray State basketball coach Steve Prohm says freshman guard JayQuan McCloud has decided to leave the Racer program. Prohm said McCloud is homesick and wants to move closer to home. McCloud averaged 17.4 points per game as a senior at North Chicago Community High School in Illinois. Prohm..." October 16

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver to play immediately at UT-Martin

    College Basketball Talk "Deville Smith has received a waiver and will be eligible to play for Tennessee-Martin immediately this season, a source confirmed to NBCSports. Smith spent last season playing for UNLV, where he averaged 9.7 points and started 18 games at the point as a junior. UT-Martin will be his fourth..." September 29

  • 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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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