American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • UConn issues scathing statement after ex-coach Kevin Ollie serves Dan Hurley with subpoena

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UConn coach Kevin Ollie’s legal battle with the school took a wild turn Saturday, and the university is not happy. Ollie has been fighting to recoup nearly $11 million after being fired for just cause after being charged with numerous NCAA violations in 2018.  " February 23

  • James Wiseman calls NCAA punishments unfair: 'It was dehumanizing for me'

    CBS Sports "James Wiseman entered the University of Memphis as the early favorite to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. While that distinction is still very much in play, his road to getting there was severely complicated by the NCAA. After only a single game, he was suspended for 12 more..." February 23

  • James Wiseman tells ESPN he was 'crying every night' during Memphis eligibility saga

    USA Today "James Wiseman has maintained a low profile since leaving Memphis in December. But the former Tiger’s first post-departure interview, conducted by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, aired on Friday’s edition of “NBA Countdown.” In it, Wiseman said he was..." February 21

  • UConn's Akok Akok out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon

    SNY TV "After going down with an injury in the opening minute of Sunday's win against Memphis, UConn confirmed on Monday that forward Akok Akok would miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Akok will have surgery within the next couple of..." February 18

  • Southern Methodist Univ.'s Women's Basketball Coach Travis Mays Accused Of Telling Players To Commit Suicide

    TMZ "Southern Methodist Univ.'s women's basketball coach Travis Mays told his players to kill themselves if they weren't willing to try harder ... this according to former team members. The first player to go public was ex-player Klara Bradshaw who wrote a..." February 06

  • DeJon Jarreau ejected from Houston game for bite

    USA Today "In one of the strangest moments of the season in college basketball, a player was ejected from Saturday's Houston-Cincinnati game after referees determined that he bit an opponent during a scramble for the ball.  In the closing minutes of a close game, Houston's DeJon..." February 02

  • UConn honors Gianna Bryant with own jersey, spot on the bench

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna was determined to play for the UConn women’s basketball team when she went to college, and the Huskies found a way to honor her the day after she, her father and seven others died in a helicopter crash. UConn gave Gianna Bryant her own custom..." January 27

  • Shareef O’Neal considering transfer to LSU, Memphis

    Larry Brown Sports "Shareef O’Neal announced earlier this week that he has left UCLA, and he has since confirmed that he plans to continue playing basketball at another school. While he did not specifically say in his statement that he is transferring to a new school, O’Neal told..." January 26

  • UConn's Tyler Polley out for season with torn ACL

    Hartford Courant "The UConn men’s basketball team has lost Tyler Polley for the season, after he tore his left ACL in practice Friday. The non-contact injury “occurred during the latter part of practice, and the diagnosis was confirmed after an MRI,” per a release from the..." January 13