American U. Rumors & News

  • 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

  • One-handed FT shooting Wroblicky key player for American

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "When Mike Brennan took over as American's men's basketball coach during the offseason, he brought with him several ideas about what to change within the program. Most notably, of course, he installed a deliberate Princeton offense that represented a radical departure from the players' previous..." March 20

  • ‘Pee Wee’ Gardner has come up big for the Eagles

    Washington Post "The nickname was bestowed upon Darius Gardner in 10th grade when he played AAU basketball in Houston. “I was the youngest guy on the team and the shortest guy on the team,” American University’s 5-foot-9 junior point guard recalled this week. “One of the older guys said, ‘You are going to be..." March 20

  • American U Basketball Faces No. 2 Wisconsin in Milwaukee "For only the third time in program history, American University men's basketball is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. First-year head coach Mike Brennan's group defied expectations, being picked ninth in the Patriot League preseason poll, to win the automatic berth in to the "big dance." The..." March 20

  • Staunch defense powers Wisconsin's 75-35 blowout of American

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wisconsin entered the 2014 NCAA Tournament a popular pick to reach the Final Four for the first time under Bo Ryan largely because the Badgers feature a more dynamic and diverse offense than previous teams. So how did UW, seeded No. 2 in the West Regional, overcome an early seven-point deficit..." March 20

  • American draws Wisconsin in West Region first round

    Washington Post "Flanked by cheerleaders and the pep band, students and alumni, the American University men’s basketball team gathered at Mary Graydon Center on Sunday evening to learn its opponent and travel destination for the NCAA tournament. Really, though, the specifics were not going to matter. The..." March 18

  • American U. 55, Boston U 36

    ProSportsDaily "Darius Gardner scored 18 points as the visiting Eagles captured the Patriot League title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament by beating the Terriers. Gardner was nearly perfect, making 7-of-9 from the floor, and also had four assists for No. 2 seed American (20-12). Troy Wroblicky came up with 15..." March 13

  • American defeats Boston University, celebrates NCAA tournament berth

    Washington Post "It was a scene that even the most optimistic American University fans could not have envisioned when this basketball season began: a gang of blue-clad Eagles, picked to finish next to last in the Patriot League and featuring one senior and a first-year coach, joining dozens of traveling students..." March 13

  • American University senior Tony Wroblicky has turned foul shots into free throws

    Washington Post "Tony Wroblicky plays old-school basketball. At 6 feet 10, he will back opponents toward the basket, power to the rim, maybe toss in a soft hook, rebound with a two-palmed grip and swat fluttering shots. It’s all very traditional . . . until American University’s senior center steps to the free..." March 12

  • American 74, Navy 52: Hot-shooting Eagles win 10th straight

    Washington Post "With less than two minutes left in American University’s 74-52 victory over Navy on Wednesday, Jesse Reed collected a pass in the right corner and let the ball fly. The way things have gone for the Eagles during this startling season — and for Reed in the last few games — most at Bender Arena knew..." January 30