Southern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Duncan Robinson, of D-III Williams College, considering transfer to Michigan, Davidson

    College Basketball Talk "In March, Williams College (Massachusetts) reached the Division III national championship game behind 30 points and six rebounds from first-year forward Duncan Robinson in a 98-69 national semifinal win over rival Amherst College. The next night, Robinson scored 17, but the Ephs came up short,..." July 30

  • 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

  • GSU forward Eric Ferguson suspended indefinitely

    Savannah Morning News "Georgia Southern’s high-scoring forward Eric Ferguson, who was expected to be a main contributor to the school’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season, has been suspended indefinitely, Eagles athletic director Tom Kleinlein said Monday. Kleinlein said he met with Ferguson and the player’s..." July 07

  • Georgia Southern forward Eric Ferguson arrested on drug, weapons charges

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia Southern redshirt senior forward Eric Ferguson, who sat out all of last season after undergoing knee surgery in the spring of 2013, was one of two people arrested on various drug and weapons charges according to Jason Wermers of the Statesboro (Ga.) Herald. Ferguson and Brian Holmes,..." July 02

  • 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

  • Appalachian State Spagnolo granted sixth year of eligibility

    Jefferson Post "Former Ashe County Husky Tommy Spagnolo will get one more year to play college basketball as the NCAA granted his waiver request for a sixth year. Spagnolo will return for one more season of hoops at Appalachian State University. Last season, Spagnolo had his best year as a collegiate..." June 18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • De’Mon Brooks, Davidson bounced from NIT

    Charlotte Observer "In his final college game, Davidson’s De’Mon Brooks bulled his way to a career-high 29 points, but his normally accurate teammates struggled from the perimeter in an 85-77 loss to Missouri in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats hit just nine of 29 3-point..." March 19

  • Missouri 85, Davidson 77

    ProSportsDaily "Jabari Brown had 30 points as the Tigers rallied for a home win in the first round of the NIT. Earnest Ross added 16 points and six rebounds and Jordan Clarkson had 15 points for second-seeded Missouri (23-11). The Tigers, who will play the winner of Wednesday's No. 3 Southern Mississippi-No. 6..." March 19

  • 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

  • Appalachian State fires head coach Jason Capel

    CBSSports.com "Appalachian State has fired head coach Jason Capel, sources confirmed to CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish on Monday afternoon. The Twitter account @AppStFeed first reported it early Monday afternoon. Capel spent four seasons with the Mountaineers, going 53-70 and not reaching the NCAA..." 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

  • 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

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