Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cheerleader ejected for heckling during Arizona's victory at Arizona State

    Arizona Central "Rivalries bring out the wild side of everybody – and, apparently, cheerleaders are not immune. During the second half of Thursday night's game between Arizona and Arizona State in Tempe, play was stopped momentarily while a UA cheerleader was ejected from the game. According to Rule 10,..." February 16

  • USC's Boatwright out for season with knee injury

    ESPN "USC has lost junior forward Bennie Boatwright for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Boatwright, who was averaging 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game -- both second on the Trojans -- suffered a left patella injury during Thursday's win over Oregon. The school said he'll be sidelined..." February 16

  • 5-Star PG Jahvon Quinerly to Commit to Villanova After Decommitting from Arizona

    Bleacher Report "Prized point guard prospect Jahvon Quinerly is reportedly planning to play college basketball at Villanova after decommitting from the University of Arizona in October. Per Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, Quinerly will pledge to the Wildcats on Wednesday. Quinerly's talent is obvious. He's a..." February 13

  • ASU basketball signs Bobby Hurley to contract extension

    Arizona Central "Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will come with a hefty pay raise, as well as a retention bonus that could help keep him in Tempe for a long time. The Arizona Board of Regents next week is expected to approve Hurley's extension,..." January 31

  • Southern California fires assistant coach Tony Bland in connection with FBI probe

    Los Angeles Times "USC has fired associate head coach Tony Bland in the aftermath of his arrest last fall in the college basketball bribery and corruption probe, his attorney told The Times. Jeffrey Lichtman, Bland's New York-based attorney, said USC cut ties with the coach last week. Lichtman said the school..." January 25

  • Five-star center Moses Brown commits to UCLA

    Fanrag Sports "Five-star center Moses Brown has committed to play his collegiate basketball at UCLA, according to according to Corey Evans of Rivals.com. “UCLA is a really good school, I love their campus,” said Brown. “I like the conference that they are in. Just about the same as any other school I’m going..." January 22

  • Bobby Hurley lands Arizona State's first 5-star recruit since James Harden

    Arizona Central "Taeshon Cherry looked like he was enjoying himself during his Arizona State official visit last week. He joked with forward Zylan Cheatham as the Sun Devils warmed up against Oregon. Two days later, he posed with football coach Herm Edwards before ASU took on Oregon State. Late Tuesday night,..." January 18

  • Utah AD Hill fined $10,000 by Pac-12 for postgame tirade

    Deseret News "Utah athletics director Dr. Chris Hill has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 and fined $10,000 for a profane tirade he directed at Bobby Dibler, the conference’s coordinator of men’s basketball officials, following the Utes’ 80-77 loss to Arizona State in the Huntsman Center. Hill’s comments were..." January 13

  • De'Anthony Melton Won't Play for USC This Season Amid NCAA Investigation

    Bleacher Report "USC guard De'Anthony Melton will sit out the remainder of the 2017-18 season after being linked to a federal investigation into college basketball bribery. Melton's attorney, Vicki I. Podberesky, confirmed the decision to Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times." January 11

  • USC is expected to resolve De'Anthony Melton's status this week following bribery investigation

    Los Angeles Times "USC is expected to decide this week whether sophomore De’Anthony Melton will play this season, his attorney told The Times. Vicki I. Podberesky said USC appears to have concluded its investigation into Melton’s link to the college basketball bribery case and is ready to move forward. “I..." January 10

  • Arizona coach Sean Miller after loss: 'I can't reach' players

    ESPN "After No. 14 Arizona's nine-game winning streak ended Saturday, Wildcats coach Sean Miller said he's having a difficult time reaching his players. Arizona never recovered from a sluggish start in a game it never led. The team shot 30 percent in the first half and also struggled defensively,..." January 07

  • USC's Chimezie Metu suspended one half for groin punch

    Los Angeles Times "USC has suspended star junior forward Chimezie Metu for the first half of Thursday’s game at California after he was ejected for striking Washington State’s Carter Skaggs in the groin in Sunday night’s 89-71 win. Metu was also stripped of his captaincy and required to write an apology letter to..." January 02

  • Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry reneges on USC commitment

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry opened up his recruitment and decommitted from Southern California late Friday night. Cherry, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect, is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 27 overall player in the 2018 class, and the No. 7 player at his position...." December 24

  • John Calipari finds the positive in LaVar Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "There may no longer be any Balls associated with the UCLA basketball program, but that does not mean LaVar Ball questions do not come up in relation to the team’s games. Ahead of Saturday’s UCLA-Kentucky game at the CBS Sports Classic, Wildcats head coach John Calipari was asked about Ball...." December 23

  • Shareef O'Neal: I Spoke with LaMelo He's Pumped About Lithuania!

    TMZ "Shareef O'Neal isn't just a stud basketball player -- he's also got some reporting chops ... and he's got the inside scoop on LaMelo Ball. Shaq's son was at the TDE Watts Christmas Charity Concert when he told us he spoke with LaMelo about his move to play pro ball in Lithuania ... and told us..." December 22

  • UCLA's Cody Riley, Jalen Hill will remain suspended throughout season

    USA Today "The two UCLA men’s basketball players who allegedly shoplifted in China alongside LiAngelo Ball will remain suspended throughout the current season, the school announced on Friday. Cody Riley, Jalen Hill and Ball were detained by Chinese authorities in November before they gained their release...." December 22

  • USC's De’Anthony Melton declared ineligible as bribery investigation continues

    Sporting News - NCAAB "USC declared sophomore guard De’Anthony Melton ineligible as the school continues to investigate allegations of bribery, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times. Melton, who has been held out of USC’s first 10 games, did not travel with the Trojans to Hawaii for the Diamond Head..." December 21