Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • NCAA clears Texas A&M's Trocha-Morelos

    CBSSports.com "The NCAA has cleared Texas A&M's Tonny Trocha-Morelos, sources told CBSSports.com on Friday night. The Aggies also received a waiver Friday rendering Houston transfer Danuel House immediately eligible to play this season." November 22

  • Darius Hicks commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Two days after Mississippi State men's basketball added the first member to its 2016 recruiting class, Rick Ray strikes again. Quitman's Darius Hicks committed to the Bulldogs Friday morning, joining three-star shooting guard D'Marcus Simonds from Georgia as Mississippi State's two 2016..." November 21

  • NCAA clears Danuel House to play for Aggies this season

    Houston Chronicle "Transfer Danuel House has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season for Texas A&M, according to House via a since deleted Twitter post. House, who transferred from Houston, averaged 13 points and five rebounds per game over the past two years for the Cougars. The 6-foot-7 guard, a..." November 21

  • Tennessee forward Dominic Woodson out against Texas Southern

    Knoxblogs "Tennessee basketball’s biggest big man will be sidelined for the Vols’ home opener against Texas Southern tonight. Sophomore forward Dominic Woodson, who injured his left hand during Sunday’s practice, is not not dressed out for the game. Woodson did not start in UT’s season opener against..." November 21

  • Eric Bledsoe says Kentucky would beat 76ers in 7-game series

    SB Nation "Could Kentucky beat the 76ers in a seven-game series? At least one former Wildcat and current NBA player thinks so. The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst team in the NBA, a lifeless group that's lost its first 10 games of the 2014-15 season. The Kentucky Wildcats are the best team in college..." November 20

  • UGA adds 3rd signee for basketball

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA got another basketball recruit before the end of the early signing period. Derek Ogbeide, a 6-foot-8 center from Pebblebrook High School, picked UGA over Houston and Memphis on Wednesday. Ogbeide is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 14 overall prospect. “He was looking for the best..." November 20

  • Florida G Dillon Graham decides to transfer

    Only Gators "Buried on the depth chart and unlikely to get a significant opportunity to play for the Florida Gators this season, redshirt sophomore guard Dillon Graham has decided to transfer from the program at the conclusion of the fall semester. Graham, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard who saw a total of 92..." November 18

  • Florida F Dorian Finney-Smith has hairline fracture in non-shooting hand

    CBSSports.com "Coach Billy Donovan received some bad news on Saturday, as Gator forward Dorian Finney-Smith has a hairline fracture in his non-shooting left hand, according to the Associated Press. The injury was initially diagnosed as a sprained wrist, and Finney-Smith returned to the game. It's unknown at..." November 16

  • One-handed Zach Hodskins plays first minutes for Florida

    College Basketball Talk "One of the coolest stories in all of college basketball this season will be Zach Hodskins, a 6-foot-4 preferred walk-on that will spend the season as Florida’s “Victory Formation”. What makes Hodskins so special is that he’s playing basketball at one of the nation’s premiere programs despite..." November 16

  • Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffers shoulder injury

    Montgomery Advertiser "It wasn't all good news for Auburn in Bruce Pearl's debut. Tigers guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen suffered a dislocated shoulder after diving for a loose ball during the second half of Auburn's 83-73 win over Milwaukee on Friday night. Shamsid-Deen, a sophomore, scored just two points in a..." November 16

  • Three-star guard becomes Auburn’s fourth official signee

    College Basketball Talk "Auburn has just four seniors on its roster this season, and all are guards with K.T. Harrell, Antoine Mason, K.C. Ross-Miller and Malcolm Canada all factoring into the team’s perimeter rotation. With that being the case one of the tasks that head coach Bruce Pearl and his staff were faced with..." November 15

  • Kentucky Adds Five-Star Center Labissiere

    ESPN.com "In the span of one hour, Kentucky quickly emerged as the big winner of the early signing period -- as five-star prospects Skal Labissiere and Isaiah Briscoe committed to the Wildcats on Thursday night. And now, John Calipari's program has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to..." November 15

  • Skal Labissiere commits to Kentucky

    CBSSports.com "Skal Labissiere, a 6-foot-11 forward and consensus top-10 national recruit, verbally committed to Kentucky on Thursday night live on national television. "Since my freshman year, I always wanted to go there," Labissiere said on television. "I watched Coach Cal on TV." Labissiere's commitment..." November 14

  • SMU coach Larry Brown: UK has nation's top two teams

    ESPN.com "SMU coach Larry Brown is convinced that the Kentucky Wildcats can go undefeated this season -- with either one of John Calipari's two top-ranked teams. "If you take their first and second teams and split them up, they'd probably have the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation," Brown told USA..." November 13

  • Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall reportedly to meet with NCAA next week

    Alabama.com "Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is expected to meet with the NCAA next week to discuss potential violations that took place during his tenure at Southern Miss, according to a report Thursday by ESPN.com. After Bleacher Report reported last week that the NCAA was looking into Tyndall's..." November 13

  • Kentucky have unparalleled depth and talent

    SB Nation "The circumstances surrounding the onset of another incredibly hyped season at Kentucky could have been so different if not for an exceptional run in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. It's easy to forget now after the Wildcats made it all the way to the national title game before finally falling to..." November 12

  • South Carolina lands key in-state, four-star guard

    College Basketball Talk "South Carolina picked up a commitment on Wednesday afternoon from P.J. Dozier, a four-star guard from Columbia, South Carolina. Dozier had also considered Louisville and Georgetown, among others. There were many that considered the Cardinals the favorites as recently as Tuesday..." November 12

  • John Calipari says Kentucky would get 'buried' by NBA foes, and he's right

    Yahoo! Sports "Not long after his team endured a humbling 121-52 beatdown on Sunday night at Rupp Arena, Georgetown College coach Scott Briggs suggested Kentucky had enough size and talent to beat the NBA's worst teams this season. John Calipari made it clear Monday morning he isn't buying it. Briggs'..." November 11

  • Mississippi F Aaron Jones suspended for violation of team rules

    CBSSports.com "Mississippi suspended senior forward Aaron Jones for three games on Friday night following a violation of team rules. Senior Aaron Jones has been suspended for 3 games for a violation of team rules, Andy Kennedy announces. Can return 11/20 vs. Southern. Jones' suspension includes..." November 08

  • Tennessee is going to a new starting point guard

    College Basketball Talk "Coming into its first season under head coach Donnie Tyndall, Tennessee had big questions about the starting point guard position. The team lost of all their lead guards from last season and Tyndall wasn’t able to land a natural floor leader in the spring. There were thoughts that junior..." November 05

  • Florida center John Egbunu denied immediate eligibility

    SI.com "Florida Gators center John Egbunu will not be eligible to play this season, Gators coach Billy Donovan announced Thursday. Egbunu transfered from South Florida in May after one season there. Florida had sought an immediate eligibility waiver, but Egbunu will have to sit out the 2014-15 season..." November 01

  • LSU extends Johnny Jones' contract, grants him a $400,000 per year raise

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years into his dream job, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones has gotten the program headed in the right direction. The LSU Board of Supervisors made sure he will have a chance to keep pushing things forward on Friday. In a regularly monthly meeting, the BOS approved a two-year extension..." October 28

  • South Carolina freshman TeMarcus Blanton, Austin Constable done for the year

    Garnet and Black Attack "The Gamecocks find themselves down to just 10 players before the season even starts thanks to their second and third season-ending injuries. College basketball gives schools thirteen scholarships to dole out among their players, and also permits walk-ons to help fill out the bench to the extent..." October 27

  • Texas A&M lands another five-star center Elijah Thomas

    ESPN.com "Texas A&M has capped its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas chose the Aggies over finalists Oklahoma State, Illinois, SMU and LSU. He took trips to all five schools over the past six..." October 21

  • Florida's Chris Walker still gets benefit of doubt despite setbacks

    CBSSports.com "Chris Walker closed his high school career as a consensus top-10 national recruit, a projected future lottery pick and with the honor of being the first player to ever lead tiny Holmes County High to a state championship in Florida. He had 30 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in that title..." October 21

  • Zion Lutheran forward Keith Stone commits to Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Zion Lutheran Christian forward Keith Stone verbally committed to the University of Florida on Monday night after taking an official visit there this past weekend. Stone, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound senior who averaged 28 points and six rebounds last season, told the Sun Sentinel he chose UF over..." October 21

  • Four specific challenges Kentucky's platoon system faces

    Sporting News - NCAAB "So much of what John Calipari does is by design that it seems he will not order lunch without calculating the particular sandwich that delivers the greatest recruiting advantage to Kentucky. Which is why it’s so amusing that the Wildcats’ intent to play two-platoon basketball is entirely an..." October 20

  • Florida G Eli Carter now a full participant in practice

    CBSSports.com "Florida guard Eli Carter participated in full practice on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, according to GatorZone.com's Chris Harry. After a year when the status of the Rutgers transfer and one-time Gator-killer was very much in doubt, Carter has undergone quite the transformation..." October 20

  • Christophe Varidel ends college career, will not play at Alabama

    CBSSports.com "Christophe Varidel, who was a member of Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 team in 2013, announced Friday that his college career is ending because of injuries that have prevented him from participating in workouts since he enrolled at Alabama last May. Varidel is a graduate transfer. He was..." October 20

  • First Preseason Top 25 poll is out, Kentucky sits at No. 1

    College Basketball Talk "The first men’s basketball preseason top 25 poll was released on Thursday morning, and it should come as no surprise to anyone that the team topping that list was Kentucky. The Wildcats received 24 of a possible 32 first place votes in the Coaches’ Poll. Trailing behind Kentucky? Arizona..." October 17

  • Dallas-area guard Admon Gilder, a Cowboys target, commits to Texas A&M

    Tulsa World "Madison (Dallas) High guard Admon Gilder, an Oklahoma State target, committed to Texas A&M on Thursday, he announced in a ceremony at his high school. Two weeks after OSU landed point guard Jawun Evans, it hoped it would add the shooting guard Gilder to its Class of 2015. Gilder is a four-star..." October 17

  • Florida to lose star center for two games, freshman for season

    College Basketball Talk "October is the time of year where we sit and wait for the suspensions for offseason rules violations to be announced, and on Wednesday at Florida’s media day, Billy Donovan made a pair of suspensions public. Star center Chris Walker, a former top ten recruit and projected lottery pick, will..." October 15

  • Mississippi State’s leading scorer out 4-6 weeks, JuCo transfer done for season

    College Basketball Talk "All is well with the Mississippi State football program in mid-October as the nation’s new No. 1 team. The men’s basketball team, however, is off to a bit of a rough start in the first few weeks of practice. The school announced on Monday that last season’s top scorer Craig Sword will need to..." October 15

  • NBA scout weighs in on every Kentucky draft prospect

    USA Today "The Kentucky basketball team held a first-of-its-kind mini NBA combine over the weekend. About 90 scouts and front office executives attended the three-day event. On Monday, I spoke to one of the scouts who was in Lexington, and he shared his impressions of Kentucky's players. I asked the scout..." October 14

  • UK's twins in better mental, physical shape

    Louisville Courier-Journal "John Calipari was just as surprised as you. After twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison led Kentucky to the NCAA title game in April, their coach did not expect to hear that they would wait on the NBA and return for their sophomore season. "I thought they would be encouraged to leave," Calipari..." October 14

  • Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama over UAB

    Alabama.com "Dazon Ingram, one of the state's top basketball prospects, verbally committed to Alabama on Monday night. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Theodore High School picked the Crimson Tide over UAB, Wichita State and Houston. He took official visits to all four schools and really enjoyed a visit to..." October 14

  • Towns No. 1? Harrison stock? Kentucky pro day raises questions

    Sporting News - NCAAB "On Friday, the John Calipari project kicked off in Lexington, Ky., and for those around the NBA, that meant an awkward combination of eager looks and knowing shrugs. In all, ESPN said more than 90 NBA scouts and personnel executives were on hand for the opening Kentucky practices, to which..." October 12

  • Georgia lands 2015 three-star wing

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia landed a 2015 commitment on Saturday during an official visit as E’Torrion Wilridge committed to head coach Mark Fox and the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-5 Wilridge comes from Beaumont, Texas and is considered a three-star prospect, according to Rivals. The news of Wilridge’s commitment was..." October 12

  • Vanderbilt’s rebuilding process to rely heavily on five freshman

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings vows not to make the same mistake twice, so he's pinning his program's hopes to five freshmen. The Commodores opened preseason practice this week with five true freshmen in the backcourt, including three likely starters. The Vanderbilt roster has been..." October 09

  • Jalen Jones reportedly eligible for entire Texas A&M season

    SI.com "Texas A&M junior swingman Jalen Jones has been determined to be eligible by the NCAA to participate in the entire upcoming season, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. KBTX in College Station, Texas is reporting that he will be forced to sit the first four games of his senior year in the..." October 08

  • ESPNU To Air Kentucky’s Draft Combine

    Black Sports Online "ESPNU gets the selected honor of airing John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel that will be televised live on Oct. 10, the school and network confirmed. All 30 NBA teams were invited to attend the two-hour practice in Lexington with individual..." October 06

  • Calipari: Kentucky depth can support two 5-man units

    ESPN.com "That Kentucky has a wealth of talent isn't a news bulletin, but coach John Calipari said Friday his roster is so deep that he plans on using two five-man units to start the 2014-15 season. "We didn't have the players last year to do this," Calipari told ESPN.com. "We will have two 5-on-5..." October 06

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Sources: Mississippi under investigation for rules violations in multiple sports

    Yahoo! Sports "The University of Mississippi athletic program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations in multiple sports. Athletic director Ross Bjork confirmed to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday that Ole Miss “is working with the NCAA” in an ongoing investigation. Bjork said the school..." October 02

  • Biedscheid no longer part of Mizzou basketball team

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cameron Biedscheid’s brief time with the Missouri basketball team is over. “Cameron will no longer be a member of our basketball program as he attends to personal matters,” first-year Tigers coach Kim Anderson said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “We wish him and his family all the best and..." October 01

  • Top point guard recruit Briscoe visits UK

    Lexington Herald-Leader "The No. 1 point guard in the class of 2015 arrived in Lexington on Sunday for his official visit to the University of Kentucky. New Jersey prospect Isaiah Briscoe hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit this month and decided a few days ago to use one of his five official visits on a..." September 29

  • Isaiah Briscoe plans official visit to Kentucky for Sept. 28

    Newark Star-Ledger "Roselle Catholic guard Isaiah Briscoe will take an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 28, someone with knowledge of Briscoe’s recruiting plans, who requested anonymity because Briscoe has not publicized the date of the visit told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. The five-star recruit will take his..." September 26

  • LSU basketball scores commitment from Peabody 2017 guard Cedric Russell

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fans may be disappointed in the result of Saturday night's football game against Mississippi State but the basketball team landed a commitment following the game in Peabody sophomore Cedric Russell." September 23

  • No. 1 overall HS hooper Ben Simmons says he's 100 percent going to LSU

    USA Today "Ben Simmons is well aware that it’s not proper etiquette to answer a question with a question, but this particular question prompted an immediate “eye-squint/c’mon” reaction. After he graduates from Montverde (Montverde, Fla.); is Simmons going to opt for a year overseas rather than heading to..." September 18

  • MU freshmen Gant, Allen suspended after arrest

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri freshman basketball players Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault -- a misdemeanor -- according to the Columbia Police Department's public information report. "We are aware of the situation involving Jakeenan Gant and..." September 17

  • Report: Prestonwood 7-0 center Djery Baptiste pledges to Vanderbilt

    Dallas Morning News "Another one of the area’s best basketball players is off the market, according to a report by 247Sports basketball expert Jerry Meyer: Plano Prestonwood senior center Djery Baptiste has pledged to Vanderbilt not long after an official visit to Nashville. Since coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth..." September 11

  • Georgia men's basketball picks up commitments from two in-state guards

    The Red & Black "The Georgia men's Basketball team picked up two 2016 commitments on Tuesday, as in-state guards Jordan Harris and Tyree Crump both announced they will be playing for the Bulldogs. Harris is a four-star shooting guard from Donalsonville, and stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 165 pounds. He held..." September 10

  • Kentucky coach John Calipari finalizing unprecedented scouting combine for NBA personnel

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky coach John Calipari is finalizing plans for an unprecedented two-day campus scouting combine for NBA executives to evaluate his star-laden roster of professional prospects, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Calipari has invited officials of the 30 NBA teams to send..." September 10

  • Big week for Billy Kennedy capped by commitment from top-30 D.J. Hogg

    CBSSports.com "It's been a great week for Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M. Earlier this week, the school announced a two-year contract extension for Kennedy, to keep him at the school until 2018. On Sunday night, the news got better. The Aggies received a commitment from top-30 prospect D.J. Hogg, the Plano..." September 09

  • Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy receives contract extension

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy received a two-year contract extension, through 2018. Texas A&M has not made the NCAA Tournament or NIT in Kennedy’s first three seasons, and played in the College Basketball Invitational after going 18-16 last season. Kennedy is 50-49 at A&M." September 04

  • Vols' Tyndall gets his first 2015 commitment

    Tennessean "Donnie Tyndall secured his first commitment as Tennessee men's basketball coach Sunday when Admiral Schofield, a combo forward in the class of 2015, pledged to play for UT during an official visit to Knoxville. "I just committed to Tennessee. Go Rocky Top," Schofield said in a text message to..." September 03

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • Trayvon Reed commits to Auburn, Tigers keep foot on recruiting gas

    CBSSports.com "Former Maryland commit Trayvon Reed has committed to Auburn, sources told CBSSports.com. The 7-1 big man is expected to enroll in prep school for the fall semester and be eligible to play beginning in December of 2014. Reed was thought to be a big part of the Terps' incoming class this..." August 29

  • Dismissed Missouri center Zach Price joins Winthrop

    SI - College Football "Former Missouri transfer Zach Price officially joined Winthrop, the school announced Tuesday. Price, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, signed with Louisville in 2011 and played two seasons there before transferring to Missouri. While sitting out the 2013 season because of transfer rules, Price..." August 26

  • Former Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson getting pro tryout in Italy

    College Basketball Talk "Marshall Henderson is getting a shot at resuming his basketball career. The controversial former Ole Miss guard is receiving a tryout with Fulgor Libertas Forli of the A2 Gold League, according to a report from Italian website Sportando. Henderson went undrafted in June’s NBA Draft after..." August 26

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl lands top junior college guard T.J. Dunans

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Pearl's hot streak continues. Fresh off his NCAA-imposed show-cause penalty, the new Auburn coach received a commitment from 2015 junior college guard T.J. Dunans from Columbia State (Tenn.) Community College. On Sunday, Pearl got a commitment from four-star power forward Horace..." August 25

  • Auburn lands four-star forward Horace Spencer

    CBSSports.com "Bruce Pearl's show-cause penalty ended at midnight Saturday -- and Horace Spencer was in his office shortly after. About 12 hours later, that late-night meeting paid off. Spencer has committed to Auburn, sources told CBSSports.com. Ranked No. 57 in the 247Sports Composite, the 6-foot-8..." August 25

  • Calipari calls in to radio show as 'John from Kentucky' to defend himself

    Sporting News - NCAAB "What happens if you're a radio host and you blast John Calipari's coaching style? Well, Mike Francesa found out on Wednesday. Francesa had Calipari on his show earlier that day, and after the Kentucky coach left the studio, he told the airwaves that he didn't think that Calipari's strength..." August 21

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Billy D: Rutgers transfer Carter still not 100 percent

    The Gainesville Sun "When Eli Carter transferred to Florida in the spring of 2013, the Gators were hopeful of adding an impact scorer who proved he could play at a high level in the Big East. But according to Florida coach Billy Donovan, the 6-foot-2 guard from Patterson, N.J., still hasn’t completely recovered..." August 21

  • Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson says he's transferring to Memphis

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Former Vanderbilt point guard Kedren Johnson announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to the University of Memphis. “This isn’t a throwback picture to my Marshall County High School days. This is my future. I’m going to ...,” Johnson tweeted with an Instagram picture of a..." August 20

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Jimmy Whitt picks Arkansas over Mizzou

    Kansas City Star "Columbia Hickman senior point guard Jimmy Whitt has chosen Arkansas over Missouri, announcing his verbal commitment Tuesday at the school. Whitt, a four-star recruit who is ranked No. 52 nationally in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com, set visits with five schools — Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois,..." August 20

  • Ex-Vandy player Kyle Fuller's book: Sex, drugs, parties

    Tennessean "Kyle Fuller's video promises his book, "Below the Rim," will deliver information on the "dirty side of college basketball." But don't expect the former Vanderbilt basketball player to name names. "I'm not going to put any of my teammates out there like that," Fuller said. "... I'm not..." August 19

  • Florida lands four-star big man Noah Dickerson

    CBSSports.com "Florida needed another legit back-to-the-basket post player for its roster in 2015-16. Noah Dickerson needed a new home after decommitting from Georgetown. On Sunday, the two came together. Dickerson has committed to Florida, he told CBSSports.com. "Coach [Billy] Donovan is a great coach,"..." August 18

  • Calipari: Couldn't leave Cats, even for LeBron

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Even if John Calipari had known LeBron James would eventually return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the University of Kentucky coach told The Courier-Journal he likely still would have signed his seven-year extension to stay with the Wildcats in June. He just couldn't leave more than a half-dozen..." August 18

  • Vanderbilt announces that two guards won’t return to the program

    Vanderbilt Commodore "To My Vanderbilt Family, As we get closer to starting the new school year, I feel it is my responsibility to inform everyone of some disappointing news. I have been suspended as a student from Vanderbilt University for one year for a mistake I made, the result of using some very poor judgement...." August 16

  • Kedren Johnson not returning to Vanderbilt after suspension

    CBSSports.com "Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson is not returning to the SEC school after being suspended all of last season, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Friday. The sources added that Memphis is a possible, if not the probable, destination for Johnson -- a 6-foot-4 guard who led Vandy in..." August 15

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Matt Derenbecker, former LSU, UNO basketball player, found dead in Ponchatoula

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Matt Derenbecker, who played college basketball at UNO, Dayton and LSU and was a high school star at Country Day, was found dead Sunday in Ponchatoula at a friend's house where he was house sitting, his father, John Derenbecker, said. He was 22. John Derenbecker said Matt did not show up at..." August 11

  • Charles Barkley reveals why he almost transferred to Alabama in 'Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt'

    Alabama.com "Charles Barkley was not always in love with the idea of playing at Auburn. In the upcoming SEC Network documentary "Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt," the Auburn legend reveals he nearly transferred to Alabama after a brief falling out with coach Sonny Smith. The SEC Storied documentary will debut..." August 09

  • Missouri dismisses front court player

    College Basketball Talk "Missouri has parted ways with sophomore forward Torren Jones, according to an announcement from Tiger head coach Kim Anderson. “We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our program,” Anderson..." August 09

  • 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

  • Battle 4 Atlantis highlights pairings

    ESPN.com "The Battle 4 Atlantis -- with a field that includes Final Four teams Wisconsin and Florida as well as traditional powers North Carolina, Georgetown and UCLA -- highlights eight college basketball tournament pairings announced by ESPN for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Other tournament pairings..." August 05

  • Former LSU reserve Shane Hammink lands at Valparaiso

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The last of three LSU basketball players who left the program shortly after the school year ended has found a landing spot. Rising junior Shane Hammink will play for Valparaiso, a small Division I school in the Horizon League. The Crusaders are coached by Bryce Drew, who gained fame when he..." August 05

  • Mizzou lands Montaque Gill-Ceasar

    ESPN.com "Missouri has landed Canadian wing Montaque Gill-Ceasar, who will re-classify into the class of 2014 and be eligible to play for the Tigers this season. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Gill-Ceasar, nicknamed "Teki," was ranked No. 41 in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com. "Teki is an outstanding addition..." August 03

  • Teki Gill-Caesar headed to Missouri, will reclassify into 2014

    CBSSports.com "There aren't too many impact players left on the board for the upcoming season -- but Missouri might have landed the best one. Four-star wing Montaque Gill-Caesar has decided to reclassify into the class of 2014 and will enroll at Missouri, sources told CBSSports.com. He signed a financial aid..." August 02

  • 2015 shooting guard Terence Davis verbally commits to Ole Miss

    College Basketball Talk "Wednesday afternoon Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy received his second verbal commitment in the Class of 2015, as 6-foot-4 shooting guard Terence Davis (Southaven, Mississippi) verbally committed to play basketball at the SEC school. Davis, who is also an accomplished wide receiver at the high..." July 31

  • Quinndary Weatherspoon commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Velma Jackson shooting guard Quinndary Weatherspoon has committed to Mississippi State. The 6-foot-5, 170 pound prospect chose the Bulldogs over offers from Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee and Wake Forest. A Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection as a junior, Weatherspoon led the Falcons..." July 31

  • Small forward granted release from letter of intent at Auburn

    Alabama.com "Auburn signee Sam Logwood has been released from his national letter of intent, a team spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The small forward signed with Auburn under former coach Tony Barbee and had not yet arrived on campus. The news was first reported by AuburnUndercover.com. Logwood was..." July 31

  • Jet-setting UK coaches round up recruits

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It seemed impossible that University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari could be in so many places in so little time. During a frenzied stretch last week, Calipari was in Los Angeles watching incoming freshman Karl-Anthony Towns be honored at the ESPY Awards one day, then in Augusta,..." July 29

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