American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Celtics Enes Kanter slams NCAA for ‘stealing people’s dream’ amid James Wiseman issue

    Clutch Points "Basketball fans can always count on Enes Kanter to speak up on injustices that happen on and off the court. The opinionated Boston Celtics big man was quick to jump on the legal issues top prospect James Wiseman is facing. As expected, he fired off against the NCAA for..." November 10

  • Potential No. 1 pick James Wiseman ruled ineligible by NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. According to Wiseman’s lawyers, the player was ruled ineligible because current coach Penny Hardaway helped finance Wiseman’s move to Memphis from Nashville in 2018. Hardaway was a high..." November 09

  • Top recruit James Wiseman gets court order to play after NCAA rules him ineligible

    CBS Sports "Memphis freshman James Wiseman was ruled ineligible by the NCAA but still took the floor in the Tigers' home game Friday after a Memphis court granted a temporary restraining order against the NCAA's decision. Wiseman, the No. 1 overall recruit and a potential future No. 1 draft pick,..." November 09

  • Sports World Reacts To News James Wiseman Ruled Ineligible By NCAA

    Sportsnaut "Stunning news broke Friday evening as Memphis attorney Leslie Ballin shared that the NCAA has ruled James Wiseman ineligible to play for the Tigers in 2019-20. The NCAA deemed that Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway was deemed a booster (what?) because he helped finance..." November 09

  • Potential No. 1 pick James Wiseman ruled ineligible by NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Potential No. 1 NBA draft pick James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. According to Wiseman’s lawyers, the player was ruled ineligible because current coach Penny Hardaway helped finance Wiseman’s move to Memphis from Nashville in 2018. Hardaway was deemed a..." November 08

  • James Wiseman Is Already a Problem

    The Big Lead "Memphis' James Wiseman wasted no time living up to the huge hype surrounding him in the Tigers' opening-night victory over South Carolina State. We knew the 7-foot-1, 240 pound freshman would dazzle, but actually seeing it was still cause for wonder.  The 18-year-old..." November 06

  • USC nearing deal with Cincinnati's Mike Bohn as new AD

    247 Sports "USC may soon have its new athletic director. The Trojans are nearing a deal to bring in Cincinnati athletic director Mike Bohn, The Athletic's Bruce Feldman reported on Friday. Bohn, 58, has served as Cincinnati's athletic director since 2014. USC has..." November 04

  • College Basketball Dark Horses To Keep An Eye On

    The Big Lead "The ball is tipped...on Tuesday. College basketball makes its return this week, and the usual suspects from Durham, Chapel Hill, East Lansing, and Lexington are up for preseason and postseason accolades alike. But don't sleep on these...well, the stronger conferences..." November 02

  • UConn to redshirt freshman forward Richie Springs

    Hartford Courant "Richie Springs, the last of Hurley’s Class of ’19 recruits, will sit out this season as an academic redshirt. Springs had been planning to spend a postgrad year at Brewster Academy, but instead reclassified and committed to UConn in August. The NCAA’s clearinghouse ruled him..." October 31

  • Tip Ins: Tigers, Buffs, Wildcats all likely tourney hopefuls

    The Score "Memphis coach Penny Hardaway went 22-14 and led the Tigers to an NIT berth in his debut season. His biggest wins came on the recruiting trail. Hardaway added the nation's No. 1 recruiting class by signing five top-60 prospects and seven top-115 players as measured by composite..." October 31

  • UConn basketball freshman James Bouknight applies for probation program following arrest

    Hartford Courant "UConn basketball player James Bouknight, who is accused of running from police after crashing a vehicle in September, has applied for an accelerated rehabilitation program that could clear him of charges, according to his attorney. Attorney Rob Britt said the application was filed..." October 30

  • Last season's NCAA Tournament teams from power conferences who won't make it back to the Big Dance in 2020

    CBS Sports "Well, it's about that time, I suppose. Every NCAA Tournament field is unique. We've never had the same group of 64, 65 or 68 teams -- ever -- and it will be decades before that ever happens. Year over year, there's always significant change. Earlier this offseason, we scanned the..." October 26

  • Loaded Memphis class is No. 1, but Penny Hardaway's freshmen don't automatically rank with best

    Sporting News "The Memphis Tigers have picked a most curious juncture to sing the oldest song in the sports jukebox: the one called "Nobody Believes in Us." They're playing this tune before any of their most prominent players has appeared in a Division I game. Now in his..." October 24

  • UConn freshman James Bouknight charged in on-campus vehicular incident

    New Haven Register "For the third year in a row, UConn is looking at discipline for a key player just before the start of its season. Freshman James Bouknight has been charged by campus police with evading responsibility, interfering with a police officer, traveling too fast for conditions and operating..." October 23

  • Ranking the 10 best college basketball freshmen ready to make an impact in 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "We're currently enjoying an exciting era of college basketball. An era in which 18 and 19-year-old freshmen, many of whom are just months removed from attending prom and counting basket weaving as a course credit, can become the face of the sport in a matter of months. Last year, it..." October 23

  • Answering six important 2020 NBA Draft questions entering the college basketball season

    CBS Sports "College basketball's biggest stars from last season -- Zion Williamson, Carsen Edwards and Ja Morant, among many others -- have taken their talents to the NBA and forfeited their respective college eligibility. But like a human Whac-A-Mole, this season's..." October 18

  • Hall of Fame college coach Jim Calhoun named in sex discrimination lawsuit vs. University of St. Joseph

    USA Today "Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been named in a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the University of St. Joseph, alleging that he and other officials turned the Division III school's athletic department into a “male-dominated, hostile work..." October 09

  • ESPN 100 Andre Jackson commits to UConn

    ESPN "ESPN 100 wing Andre Jackson announced his commitment to UConn on Wednesday afternoon. Jackson visited the Huskies' campus two weekends ago and promptly canceled an official visit to Iowa that had been scheduled for this past weekend. He also visited Syracuse in August, and the..." October 03

  • Memphis may start five freshmen this season and you probably don't realize how rare that is

    CBS Sports "On the eve of the start of official practices, in a small room here just inside the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, Memphis coach Penny Hardaway met with the media this week and discussed for what wasn't the millionth time, but sure felt like it, the possibility of..." September 30