Southern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Son of Hoop Dreams star William Gates to transfer from Furman

    College Basketball Talk "William Gates Jr. is transferring from Furman, according to a report from Scott Keeler of the Greenville News. Gates averaged 8.0 points as a freshman, but he saw his minutes cut in half this season, in large part due to the emergence of some of the freshman guards that head coach Niko Medved..." December 16

  • ETSU's Giplaye suffers knee injury

    Johnson City Press "East Tennessee State senior forward Ron Giplaye was injured during practice on Wednesday morning and his status for the rest of the season is up in the air. Giplaye landed awkwardly on his leg during a drill and went down in obvious pain. He suffered a knee injury and was on the way to see a..." December 13

  • 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

  • Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin transferring to East Tennessee State

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana center Peter Jurkin is headed south to continue his college career. The one-time member of IU's celebrated 2012 recruiting class tweeted Wednesday that he's transferring to East Tennessee State, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining." August 07

  • Furman adds a basketball transfer Isaiah Watkins

    GoUpstate "The Furman men’s basketball program has added Duquesne University transfer Isaiah Watkins to its 2014-15 roster, it was announced on Monday by second-year Paladin head coach Niko Medved. Watkins, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, Ontario, will sit out this coming season in accordance with NCAA..." July 08

  • VMI extends Duggar Baucom’s contract through 2019

    Augusta Free Press "VMI head basketball coach duggar baucom has received a contract extension through the 2018-2019 season. Baucom is the Institute’s all-time leader in victories with 140 and has piloted the Keydet basketball program to unprecedented competitive consistency throughout his nine-year tenure. He is..." July 03

  • Samford transfer Tim Williams chooses New Mexico over Iowa

    The Daily Iowan "The Iowa men’s basketball team has lost out on yet another possible recruit. Former Samford University forward Tim Williams will play at New Mexico for the rest of his college career, he announced on Sunday. The 6-8 forward also considered Iowa and Nevada but ultimately chose to play for..." June 23

  • Isaiah Williams transferring to Georgia State

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A day after losing a point guard, Georgia State picked up one with Isaiah Williams deciding to transfer from Samford. Williams, a 6-foot-1 native of Buford, averaged 11.9 points and 3.4 assists per game last year in winning the Southern Conference’s freshman of the year. He had an..." June 14

  • Western Carolina extends Hunter's contract

    Raleigh News & Observer "Western Carolina and head men's basketball coach Larry Hunter have agreed to terms on a new contract with three years guaranteed with additional option years. Hunter, who has been the coach at WCU since 2005, led the Catamounts to a 19-15 overall and a 10-6 record in the Southern Conference in..." June 06

  • Bennie Seltzer out after 2 seasons

    ESPN.com "Samford is expected to part ways with coach Bennie Seltzer after just two seasons, sources told ESPN.com. An official announcement is expected early next week. Seltzer, 43, compiled a 24-31 record in two years -- and had an astounding 14 players transfer out of the program in that span." June 05

  • Bob Hoffman, Mercer agree to contract extension

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma City native Bob Hoffman, who led Mercer men's basketball to an upset of Duke in the NCAA Tournament in March, has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the school through the 2020-21 season. The contract replaces a one-year deal Hoffman signed in December that was to keep him..." May 12

  • Tennessee Vols beat Mercer, move to Sweet 16

    Tennessean "Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Vols denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA Tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26..." March 23

  • Roddy White tries to get out of March Madness season-ticket bet

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter. After White tweeted that he thought Duke would win the NCAA Championship, he heard from a fan on Twitter named Dylan Hoyt who said that Mercer (located 90 miles south of Atlanta)..." March 23

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    Mercer C Monty Brown will miss Bears' game vs Tenn due to concussion suffered vs Duke. Staying in dark room; doesn't remember game at all.

  • Roddy White kind of pays off bet to fan who picked Mercer-Duke upset

    CBSSports.com "If you're interested in Atlanta Falcons season tickets and you don't want to pay for them, then just go argue college basketball with Roddy White on Twitter and you might get them for free. That's what one fan did. White was asked on March 18 how far he thought Duke would go in the NCAA..." March 22

  • Mercer Advances to Round of 32 with 78-71 Win over No. 3 Duke

    MercerBears.com "In what may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history, the No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday afternoon at PNC Arena...." March 21

  • Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke for first NCAA tourney win

    CBSSports.com "Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The senior-laden Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Rodney Hood and freshman..." March 21

  • Michigan tops Wofford 93-78 to advance in NCAA tournament

    Michigan Live "Sitting up on a podium, back on the NCAA tournament stage, Michigan's Nik Stauskas was asked about little-known Wofford the day before the two teams met. The Big Ten player of the year passed along the typical compliments. He called the Terriers a "high IQ basketball team" that is "tricky to..." March 21

  • Mercer Basketball to Meet Duke in NCAA Second Round

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer men's basketball team received the No. 14 seed in the in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Mercer is set to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with game time scheduled for 12:15..." March 20

  • Wofford not looking to back down, ready to hunt for an upset over Michigan

    Michigan Live "Karl Cochran was not recruited to play basketball at Michigan. Nor were any of his Wofford teammates. They instead found a small, liberal arts college splashed over 170 acres in Spartanburg, S.C. with an enrollment totaling 1,588. In other words, it would take about 69 Wofford Colleges to..." March 20

  • Wofford Arrives At 2014 NCAA Tournament

    Wofford.edu "The Wofford College men's basketball team arrived in Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon for the NCAA Tournament and will face Michigan on Thursday, March 20, at 7:10 p.m. ET in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS. Following a thirty-minute period of interviews with media on Wednesday,..." March 20

  • Mercer Athletics to Host Selection Show Viewing Party Sunday

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer University Athletics Department announced plans Wednesday to host an NCAA Tournament Selection Show viewing party at Hawkins Arena on Sunday, March 16 starting at 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and will feature appearances by Mercer University President William D...." March 13

  • Hall Named to NABC All-District First Team

    MercerBears.com "Mercer senior Langston Hall added another postseason award to his resume on Wednesday as the point guard was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 3 first team. Hall's selection places him on the ballot for NABC All-American honors, set to be..." March 13

  • Wofford Wins Southern Conference Title, advances to NCAA Tourney

    Wofford.edu "On Monday night in the finals of the Southern Conference Tournament at U.S. Cellular Center, the Wofford men's basketball team downed Western Carolina 56-53 to win the championship. The Terriers earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last five..." March 11

  • Mercer Captures A-Sun Title; Punches NCAA Tournament Ticket

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer men's basketball team turned the lights out on Florida Gulf Coast early and withstood numerous Eagle comeback attempts to capture the Atlantic Sun tournament championship by a 68-60 margin at Alico Arena on Sunday afternoon. Mercer's win punched the team's ticket to the NCAA Tournament..." March 10

  • 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

  • Radford road streak halted at VMI

    RUHighlanders.com "Radford's four-game road winning streak was snapped Saturday at VMI (17-10, 10-4) when the Keydets posted an 88-76 victory over the Highlanders at Cameron Hall. Javonte Green scored 21 points, and Jalen Carethers had 14 to lead Radford (18-11, 8-6), but it was not enough to hold off the division..." February 25

  • Record Crowd, Second-Half Run Fuels #DunkCity Over Mercer

    FGCU Athletics "A record standing-room-only Alico Arena crowd fueled the FGCU men’s basketball team (18-10, 12-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) to a 15-0 run midway through the second half, propelling the Eagles back into first place with a pivotal 75-61 win over Mercer (21-7, 12-3 A-Sun) Friday night in front of a..." February 22

  • Brooks, Wildcats top Citadel

    Charlotte Observer "Davidson visited The Citadel’s McAlister Field House for the final time as a Southern Conference member Monday night, and had to work hard to escape with a victory against the SoCon’s last-place team. De’Mon Brooks scored 21 points – 17 from the free-throw line – and the Wildcats made 11 of 21..." February 18

  • Lipscomb looks to down A-Sun leader Mercer

    LipscombSports.com "Having won five of the last seven contests, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team looks to keep the momentum going Friday night against Atlantic Sun Conference leader Mercer on the Bears home court at 6 p.m. The contest that was originally slated to be a Thursday night affair was shifted 24 hours..." February 14

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