• Oakland’s Jalen Hayes speaks out, calls his NCAA-administered suspension ‘ridiculous’

    CBS Sports "Oakland's Jalen Hayes, who averaged 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds last season, is two games through an NCAA-administered four-game suspension that lacks common sense and compassion. I've written about it before. But, if you missed that column, here's the deal: Hayes is a human resources development..." November 18

  • LaVar Ball downplays Donald Trump's role in UCLA freshmen's release

    ESPN "LaVar Ball downplayed his son's shoplifting incident in China as well as U.S. president Donald Trump's involvement in getting his son and two other UCLA players back to the United States earlier this week. "Who?" Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump's involvement in the matter. "What was he..." November 18

  • South Carolina women's basketball team declines White House invitation

    CBS Sports "The South Carolina women's basketball team has declined an invitation to visit the White House following its 2017 national championship, according to The Post and Courier. Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley said Thursday the decision was not a political one, but rather a scheduling conflict that..." November 18

  • North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham inks 6-year extension

    Scout "North Carolina Director of Athletics Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced on Friday. “I deeply appreciate Bubba’s commitment, day-in and day-out, to our student-athletes, coaches and university,” Folt said of Cunningham, who has..." November 17

  • Saint Joseph’s Lamarr Kimble out for season

    Fanrag Sports "Saint Joseph’s Hawks guard Lamarr Kimble missed the final seven games of the 2016-17 season after suffering an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot last February. On Friday, the program confirmed that the junior captain re-injured his foot in the season opener, a setback that will..." November 17

  • Michael Porter Jr out against Utah

    Fanrag Sports "Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. will not play against the Utah Utes on Thursday evening as he continues to nurse an injured hip, according to Gabe DeArmond of Rivals.com. “Mizzou’s Michael Porter Jr. is out for tonight’s game at Utah and did not travel,” said a Missouri team..." November 16

  • President Trump says 'you're welcome' to thankful UCLA players

    ESPN "President Donald Trump had wondered if he'd receive thanks from the three UCLA players whose release from China he helped secure following their arrest on shoplifting charges. He did. He had a response on Thursday. UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said that freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley..." November 16

  • Quentin Grimes signs with KU, which makes another incoming KU guard happy

    Kansas City Star "Devon Dotson, a blue-chip high school senior point guard from Charlotte, N.C., who had already signed a letter of intent with Kansas, rejoiced on Twitter on Wednesday night when it was revealed that combo guard Quentin Grimes of Texas announced for the Jayhawks over Texas. “OH IT’S LIT!!!!!!!..." November 16

  • Sources: UCLA officials debating length of players' suspensions

    ESPN "There is an ongoing internal debate among UCLA officials about the proper discipline for the three freshmen basketball players who returned to the United States on Tuesday after admitting to shoplifting from three stores while on a team trip to China, multiple sources told ESPN. The school has..." November 16

  • LaVar Ball Returns to U.S. and Says 'We'll Be Good' with Trump

    TMZ " LaVar Ball tells TMZ Sports he expects to have an encounter with President Trump now that he's back in the U.S. ... and he expects it to go well. "We're gonna run into each other. We'll be good," LaVar said after touching down at LAX Wednesday night with his youngest son, LaMelo." November 16

  • Three UCLA basketball players held in China suspended indefinitely, offer apologies

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been suspended indefinitely by the Bruins, apologized at a news conference Wednesday morning about the incident in China that had them stay behind on a team trip after they were accused of shoplifting. At the end of the..." November 15

  • UNC's Cameron Johnson having surgery for torn meniscus

    Greensboro "North Carolina basketball guard Cameron Johnson is undergoing surgery today for a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury he suffered in practice Monday. UNC expects to release more information after the surgery at UNC Hospitals is complete. Johnson joined the UNC program before this..." November 15

  • Trump Wants The Detained UCLA Players To Thank Him

    ESPN "President Donald Trump asked on Twitter whether the three UCLA basketball players released from detention in China on Tuesday will thank him for his help. UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, landed..." November 15

  • ESPN’s Seth Greenberg yells that LiAngelo Ball should be suspended for a year, Jay Williams says “stop that”

    Awful Announcing "After LiAngelo Ball and UCLA Bruins teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were charged with shoplifting on a preseason trip to China, detained after the team’s departure, and eventually released and sent back to the U.S. following the intervention of U.S. president Donald Trump, there’s been a lot..." November 15

  • NCAA Grants NC State's Braxton Beverly Eligibility

    SI "The NCAA rules NC State guard Braxton Beverly eligible to compete immediately after it initially said he had to sit out a year after transferring from Ohio State. Beverly, a three-star point guard from Kentucky, enrolled early at Ohio State in May shortly after he graduated high school with..." November 15

  • Duke's Marvin Bagley III misses most of game versus MSU after eye injury

    ESPN "Duke's highly touted freshman forward Marvin Bagley III left Tuesday night's 88-81 win against Michigan State midway through the first half and did not return after being poked in the right eye by teammate Javin DeLaurier. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Bagley had a "scratched eye" and the..." November 15

  • Kansas star freshman Billy Preston held out of game vs. Kentucky

    USA Today "Kansas star freshman Billy Preston did not play in the Jayhawks game against Kentucky, coach Bill Self announced Tuesday just before tipoff. Self said that Preston was in an auto accident on campus and when it was reported, there were questions about his car. So until those are answered, he's..." November 15

  • Four-star guard Tyler Herro commits to Kentucky

    Scout "From the moment Tyler Herro picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky he knew where he wanted to go to school. “I pretty much knew right way,” Herro told Scout. “I was looking at Oregon, that sounded like a good gig. Villanova had a good pitch too, but ultimately I knew where I wanted to go..." November 14

  • 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

  • LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates Reportedly Freed After Shoplifting Arrest

    NESN "Consider the international crisis averted. LiAngelo Ball and two other members of the UCLA men’s basketball team have been allowed to return home from China after being arrested on shoplifting charges, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning. Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were..." November 14

  • Report: UCLA players to face no legal repercussions in China

    247 Sports "It appears as though some political pressure from President Trump has helped the three UCLA Bruins basketball players who were detained in China on shoplifting charges do more than simply be able to come home. According to a report from Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times, not only were LiAngelo Ball,..." November 14

  • UCF’s BJ Taylor to miss 4-6 weeks

    Fanrag Sports "Central Florida guard B.J. Taylor will be sidelined for at least the next four-to-six weeks due to a fractured foot, Knights head coach Johnny Dawkins has informed FanRag Sports. The 6-2 Taylor played 26 minutes during the Knights’ season-opening win over Mercer, pouring in 12 points, dishing..." 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 al.com, Pearl recently told his players not to..." November 13

  • Five-star PG Darius Garland commits to Vanderbilt over Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA

    CBS Sports "It's not often a blue-chip basketball prospect picks another school over Kentucky, but that's what happened Monday when five-star point guard Darius Garland committed to Vanderbilt. Garland, a top-10 player in the Class of 2018, chose the Commodores over offers from Indiana, UCLA and Kentucky,..." November 13

  • Trump asks Chinese president to help in UCLA case

    ESPN "President Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, who were arrested on shoplifting charges in Hangzhou, The Washington Post reported Monday. The White House confirmed in an email to the..." November 13

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