Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calipari: UK’s Derek Willis ‘under a different eye’ after arrest

    SEC Country "Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari on Thursday spoke to local reporters for the first time since Derek Willis’ arrest in mid-June for public intoxication and said the senior forward will not miss any game time. That doesn’t mean he won’t be, or hasn’t been, punished. “You guys know I don’t..." August 26

  • North Carolina shouldn't give up on series vs. Kentucky due to ACC adding games

    CBS Sports "Kentucky and North Carolina represent the pinnacle of college basketball and the rivalry between the Wildcats and the Tar Heels is so well-worn, there is an extensive Wikipedia page dedicated to its history. It is undeniably beneficial to college basketball to have these two juggernauts clash..." August 26

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • John Calipari makes incredible gesture to help flood victims in Louisiana

    Fox Sports "Over the last few weeks, the nation has looked on in horror, as devastating floods have displaced thousands in and around the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. And now, one of the biggest names in college sports, with the help of one of his former stars (who just so happens to be an adopted Louisianan)..." August 25

  • Johnson updates status of grad transfer Bola Olaniyan

    247 Sports "Alabama head men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson updated the status of the potential final piece to the Crimson Tide’s roster puzzle for the upcoming 2016-17 hoops season when he appeared on Tide 102.9 FM’s Inside the Locker Room with former Alabama head coach Wimp Sanderson and his son, Barry,..." August 23

  • Top 100 basketball prospect Reggie Perry commits to Arkansas

    SEC Country "Class of 2018 forward Reggie Perry announced his commitment to Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. Perry is a 6-foot-9, 225-pound prospect from Thomasville (Ga.) High School. The No. 2 player in Georgia and No. 78 player nationally in the class, Perry reportedly holds offers from 12..." August 17

  • Former Southern Illinois center Olaniyan heading to Alabama

    The Score "Alabama picked up a late transfer to bolster its frontcourt Monday night. Former Southern Illinois center Bola Olaniyan told Jeff Goodman of ESPN that he will be joining the Crimson Tide for his final year of eligibility." August 16

  • UF basketball freshman Gorjok Gak ineligible

    The Gainesville Sun "Incoming freshman center Gorjok Gak was cleared to enroll at Florida, but will not be eligible to compete in games until 2017-18, the school announced Tuesday. Gak’s coach at Victory Rock Prep, Loren Jackson, said the eligibility issue was related to the 6-foot-11 center playing games in his..." July 28

  • 4-star forward Chuma Okeke commits to Auburn, Tigers now have No. 1 basketball class

    Alabama "Auburn added its third impact recruit in the class of 2017 as forward Chuma Okeke pledged to the Tigers, according to multiple reports. Okeke, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Westlake High School in Fairburn, Ga., is the nation's No. 57 overall recruit and No. 7 player in Georgia according..." July 25

  • Details on Kentucky Getting Hit With ‘NCAA Violation’ Because of Drake

    Black Sports Online "This is just stupid, because Drake can and always ends up taking a picture with some of college basketballs top young stars. The NCAA officially hit Kentucky with a secondary violation for his involvement with the university — after the POWERS that be deemed it an “unfair” advantage for the..." July 23

  • Drake showed up at Texas decked out in Kentucky gear and got crushed

    Fox Sports "By now, we all know that Drake is a bit of a sports fan. He's a Kentucky basketball supporter. And hopped on the Texas A&M bandwagon when Johnny Manziel was there. He's also an actual, paid representative for his hometown Raptors, so there's love there too. Basically, the guy loves sports, so..." July 20

  • Class of 2017 4-star SG Khalil Garland commits to Arkansas

    Today's U "Class of 2017 4-star guard Khalil Garland has committed to the University of Arkansas, per his Twitter account. The sweet-stroking lefty is the second-highest rated player in the state of Arkansas, which serves as a tremendous grab for head coach Mike Anderson. A 6-foot-6, 195-pound two..." July 17

  • LSU lands four-star Galen Alexander

    247 Sports "2017 four-star forward Galen Alexander has decided to stay close to home and play for LSU. The Crystal Ball expected Alexander, 6-6, 215-pounds out of Breaux Bridge (La.) High School, to follow top 10 ranked big man Mitchell Robinson to Western Kentucky. " July 17

  • John Calipari wants Kentucky's recruiting efforts to get 'even better'

    ESPN "Since 2009, John Calipari has assembled ESPN.com's top recruiting class five times. Kentucky's incoming class for the 2016-17 season is ranked No. 1 by ESPN. But he's not content. Calipari recently said he wants to enhance the allure of an institution that has dominated the recruiting ranks in..." July 05

  • Ex-Missouri guard Namon Wright heading to Colorado

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Former Missouri guard Namon Wright has found a new home. Wright, who left Mizzou shortly after last season, will transfer to Colorado, Buffs coach Tad Boyle told the Boulder Daily Camera. "He's a ready-made player," Boyle said told the newspaper. "He had a really good freshman year and had some..." July 04

  • Calipari: 'Kentucky is not for everybody'

    The Score "There's immense pressure when you're in charge of a program like Kentucky. Mistakes happen, and not every player is cut out to be a Wildcat. Head coach John Calipari recruits top talent each year, but he understands Big Blue Nation isn't for everyone. From his blog: Kentucky is not for..." July 03

  • Newman won't leave for NBA before playing at Kansas

    KU Sports "Some highlights of a phone conversation with former Mississippi State guard Malik Newman, who on Friday chose KU as his transfer destination over Western Kentucky, Oregon, North Carolina State and Miami. … • On choosing KU the second time around: "I feel like a lot of the arrows were pointing..." July 02

  • Malik Newman chooses Jayhawks for transfer

    ESPN "Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman is headed to Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Newman, who was recruited by Bill Self and the Jayhawks as a top-10 player coming out of high school, told ESPN he chose the Jayhawks after also taking visits to NC State, Oregon and Western Kentucky. "I'm glad they..." July 01

  • Shaq wants son to play at Kentucky, Michigan State, or LSU

    ESPN "If it's up to Shaquille O'Neal, his son will play college basketball for LSU's Johnny Jones, Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Kentucky's John Calipari. During his weekly podcast, O'Neal said he wants Shareef O'Neal (ranked 51st in the 2018 class per RecruitingNation) to play for coaches who can..." June 29

  • Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    USA Today "Pat Summitt, who won more games than anyone in college basketball history, man or woman, died early Tuesday, five years since being diagnosed at 59 with early onset dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s. The legendary coach, who never had a losing record in 38 seasons, shocked the sports world in..." June 28