Southland RUMORS & NEWS

  • UCA'S Pennell adds final signee to first class

    Kansas City Star "University of Central Arkansas coach Russ Pennell has added the final piece to his first recruiting class with the addition of forward/center Albert Christensson. Christensson, a 6-foot-9, 220-pounder from Lund, Sweden, played last season at South Kent Prep in South Kent,..." June 15

  • HBU men's basketball team banned from postseason

    Houston Chronicle "The NCAA banned Houston Baptist's men's basketball team from postseason play next season for failing to meet academic standards. The school announced Thursday that the NCAA's Committee on Academic Performance denied its appeal of a postseason ban for the men's basketball team in 2014-15,..." May 09

  • Ole Miss transfer Derrick Millinghaus headed to Southeastern Louisiana

    College Basketball Talk "Southeastern Louisiana has added Ole Miss transfer Derrick Millinghaus, the school announced on Tuesday. Millinghaus is a 5-foot-10 point guard originally from Schenectady, N.Y. He spent the lasts two seasons with the Rebels, averaging 6.6 points while starting nine games as a..." May 07

  • Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood reportedly in line for Southern Miss job

    Gulflive "Southern Miss has offered the job of head basketball coach to Brad Underwood, who is expected to accept, according to a report Tuesday night by CBS Sports' Gary Parrish. Underwood would replace Donnie Tyndall, who left Southern Miss last week to take the Tennessee job. The Golden Eagles went..." April 30

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • UCLA advances to Sweet 16 with 77-60 win over SFA

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA could have had plane tickets already in hand before tipoff. The Bruins are going to Memphis for the South Regional semifinals. Stephen F. Austin was a feel-good story for a day in the NCAA tournament after a stunning comeback against Virginia Commonwealth on Friday. And the Lumberjacks did..." March 23

  • Florida Gators knock out Pittsburgh 61-45, advance to Sweet 16

    Miami Herald "The Pittsburgh Panthers missed nearly two-thirds of their shots in the first half, and mustered just 22 points. And then the University of Florida really started playing defense. The Gators locked Pittsburgh down after halftime, running away from the Panthers for a 61-45 victory in a South..." March 22

  • Stephen F. Austin is having fun playing Cinderella in NCAA tournament

    USA Today "Coaches could hardly watch the tape, it turned their stomachs. The seeds for Stephen F. Austin’s improbable run to the third-round of the NCAA tournament were planted in a hotel room near Johnson City, Tenn., on Nov. 23. After the Lumberjacks lost to East Tennessee State, 66-58, first-year..." March 22

  • Stephen F. Austin Advances Past VCU 77-75 In OT

    SFAJacks.com "The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team closed out regulation on a four-point play from senior Desmond Haymon to tie it 67-67 and then outscored VCU 10-8 in overtime to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 77-75 victory Friday evening at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, the..." March 22

  • VCU receives 5-seed, to meet Stephen F. Austin in NCAAs

    VCUAthletics "VCU will meet Southland Conference Champion Stephen F. Austin Friday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, the Rams learned Sunday. The Rams (26-8) received the 5-seed in the South Region. It's the second straight season the Rams have received a 5-seed from the NCAA..." March 19

  • Jim Yarbrough out at Southeastern Louisiana

    CBSSports.com "After three straight losing seasons, head coach Jim Yarbrough has been fired at Southeastern Louisiana, sources told CBSSports.com. Yarbrough had been at SE Louisiana for nine seasons." March 17

  • Stephen F. Austin punches ticket to NCAA Tournament

    Houston Chronicle "Stephen F. Austin didn't want to leave its basketball fate up to the NCAA selection committee. A Southland Conference tournament title is what the Lumberjacks wanted, and that's what they got Saturday night in winning their 28th straight game. Sparked by tournament MVP Thomas Walkup, SFA..." March 16

  • Is Stephen F. Austin this season's Florida Gulf Coast?

    USA Today "Its laidback leading scorer has long hair, wears tie-dyed shirts and is called Sunshine. Its point-power forward helps videotape a nonsensical shooting routine before every road game that teammates plan to release to the public at season's end. And its best on-ball defender will pause if you ask..." March 06

  • Lamar fires coach Pat Knight

    ESPN.com "Lamar relieved coach Pat Knight of his duties Sunday after a 3-22 record so far this season, Knight told ESPN.com. Knight was in his third season with Lamar and had two more seasons left on his contract. Lamar was 2-11 in the Southland this season and lost by 20 points to Northwestern State..." February 16

  • NCAA grants waiver for teams playing more than four non-Division I opponents

    College Basketball Talk "There was a report out yesterday that the NCAA would be deciding soon on whether or not to waive an obscure rule that would force teams in smaller leagues to forfeit games. In summation: Division I teams cannot play more than four non-Division I teams in a season. Transitional Division I..." January 16

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