Auburn Rumors & News

  • Auburn's Anfernee McLemore Out 4–6 Months After Horrific Ankle Injury

    SI "Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore will need surgery for torn ligaments after he was was stretchered off the court late in the first half of Saturday's game against South Carolina. ​McLemore tweeted he dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia and will be out four to six months. With less..." February 18

  • Auburn is outperforming expectations despite ongoing investigation

    ESPN "Bruce Pearl was slightly hobbled as he led his team through practice last Monday. He had knee surgery about a year ago, and he said that despite his noticeable limp, he feels much better than he did before he went under the knife. Pearl was in good spirits. Auburn was in the midst of a 14-game..." January 23

  • What's going right with Auburn basketball?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Auburn basketball program is right where fans, in their wildest dreams, imagined it could be when it made the controversial decision to hire coach Bruce Pearl nearly three years ago. Heading into a game against Ole Miss on Tuesday, the No. 22 Tigers were undefeated in the SEC and ranked..." January 10

  • Bruce Pearl still refusing to interview with Auburn officials and legal counsel

    USA Today "Bruce Pearl is still refusing to interview with Auburn officials and university legal counsel. While the Tigers fourth-year head coach said in a media conference Wednesday that’s his staff has done “a lot of things” to resolve the school’s ongoing investigation into the men’s basketball..." November 23

  • Ex-Auburn assistant Person pleads not guilty in fraud case

    Alabama "Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person pleaded not guilty to bribery, fraud and corruption charges during an appearance in federal court in New York Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone said the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations to use against Person,..." November 14

  • Auburn's Bruce Pearl tells his players not to worry about report he could be fired

    CBS Sports "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl isn't sweating his job status, at least not publicly, in the wake of a recent report suggesting his job could be in jeopardy if he refuses to cooperate with an ongoing investigation into his basketball program. According to, Pearl recently told his players not to..." November 13

  • Report: Bruce Pearl refusing to cooperate with school investigation

    Alabama "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is refusing to cooperate with the university's internal investigation of the basketball program, according to an ESPN report. The report states that Pearl has been uncooperative with the school's internal investigation stemming from the September arrest of former..." November 09

  • Auburn assistant Chuck Person, ex-NBA ref Rashan Michel indicted in New York

    ESPN "A federal grand jury in New York has indicted Auburn men's basketball assistant coach Chuck Person and ex-NBA referee Rashan Michel on multiple federal charges, according to court documents obtained by ESPN on Tuesday. Person and Michel, who owns an Atlanta clothier, were among the 10 men..." November 07

  • Auburn basketball's Austin Wiley, Danjel Purifoy out indefinitely amid allegations in federal case

    Alabama "Auburn will be without two of its three best players indefinitely. Center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy will sit, beginning with Thursday's exhibition with Division-II Barry, amid their suspected connection with the federal complaint against assistant coach Chuck Person. "To avoid..." November 02

  • Auburn offers basketball season ticket holders full refunds amid NCAA scandal

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Auburn is offering full refunds to season ticket holders after federal charges were filed against assistant coach Chuck Person, reported. The university had sold out season tickets by Monday and announced that single-game tickets will go on sale Thursday. However, news broke Tuesday..." September 27

  • Five-star PF EJ Montgomery decommits from Auburn

    Scout "Five-star recruit E.J. Montgomery decommitted from Auburn on Wednesday, his father, E.J. Montgomery Sr., told Scout. "We are going to open EJ's recruitment back up," Montgomery Sr., said. "He hasn't really gone through the process of being recruited and he wants to experience..." September 27

  • FBI arrests assistant basketball coaches in corruption scheme

    Clutch Points "The details are not yet full out there, but reports have surfaced that at least two college basketball assistant coaches were arrested by the FBI for a corruption scheme. Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches..." September 26

  • Four NCAA basketball assistants arrested in alleged fraud scheme involving Adidas

    Larry Brown Sports "The FBI announced on Tuesday that four NCAA basketball coaches are among the 10 people who have been arrested and charged with fraud and corruption in an alleged scandal involving a top executive at Adidas. According to the indictments, Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, Southern California..." September 26

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