UC Irvine Rumors & News

  • Mamadou Ndiaye anchors UC Irvine's defense to new heights

    CBS Sports "For the last three years, UC Irvine center Mamadou Ndiaye has been one of college basketball's true novelties. After all, there aren't many guys who are 7-foot-6 with an 8-foot-3 wingspan playing basketball anywhere in the world, let alone in America. Ndiaye himself gets it, of course. His..." February 03

  • UC Irvine coach Russell Turner turns down George Mason job offer

    Orange County Register "Russell Turner, who coached UC Irvine to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, turned down a job offer from George Mason University and has decided to stay at Irvine. Several news outlets reported that Turner was in talks with officials from the Virginia school, and a Washington Post reporter..." March 30

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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

  • Report: UC Irvine lands commitment from So. Cal guard

    College Basketball Talk "UC Irvine has landed a commitment from Brandon Smith a 6-foot-5 left-handed wing from California. Smith is just a two-star recruit, but he’s considered by many out west to be a great pickup for one of the best programs in the Big West. Joel Francisco of ESPN.com said that in a time when..." July 08

  • Spencer Rivers commits to play college basketball close to Doc, his dad

    Orlando Sentinel "Spencer Rivers, son of Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and a playmaking point guard for Winter Park’s 2013-14 Class 8A state championship basketball team, confirmed on Tuesday that he has committed to play basketball for UC Irvine. That school sits about 45 miles south of the Staples..." June 24

  • Southern Methodist 68, UC Irvine 54

    ProSportsDaily "Cannen Cunningham had 17 points off the bench to lead the host Mustangs to their first-ever NIT win. Ben Moore added 11 points and seven rebounds for top-seeded Southern Methodist (24-9) and Nick Russell had 10 points. Nic Moore added seven points, eight assists, four steals and four rebounds..." March 20

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