American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Miller steps down as assistant coach at Memphis

    The Score "Memphis Tigers assistant coach Mike Miller is leaving the program, he announced Wednesday. "The past two years have been amazing, and I have so many people to thank: Coach (Penny) Hardaway for believing in me, all our players for their commitment, the University of Memphis..." June 03

  • Houston's Fabian White Jr. to miss 2020-21 season with torn ACL

    ESPN "Houston senior forward Fabian White Jr. will miss the 2020-21 season after suffering a torn ACL, coach Kelvin Sampson announced on Wednesday. White, who started all 31 games for the Cougars in 2019-20, suffered the injury while working out on his own and will undergo..." May 28

  • Memphis' Penny Hardaway calls recruiting impact of G League 'huge'

    ESPN "Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway, no stranger to the nuances and hurdles of the recruiting trail, says it will only get tougher with the entry of the G League. Hardaway, speaking to ESPN's The Jump in an interview aired Thursday, said it came as an unpleasant surprise when..." May 22

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • NCAA appeals committee upholds violations and show-cause order for ex-UConn coach Kevin Ollie

    CBS Sports "The NCAA on Wednesday announced that an appeals committee upheld findings from the NCAA's Committee on Infractions that determined former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie violated head coach responsibility and ethical conduct rules during his time as Huskies coach. The..." May 06

  • 4-star center Adama Sanogo reclassifies to 2020, verbally commits to UConn

    The Score "Four-star center Adama Sanogo has reclassified from the 2021 recruiting class to the 2020 class and verbally committed to Connecticut, he confirmed to 247Sports' Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound big man out of The Patrick School in New Jersey had been ranked 28th..." May 05

  • Penny Hardaway: New G League pathway 'like tampering' with players

    The Score "Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway isn't pleased with the new professional pathway system the G League has launched, which allows top high school recruits to bypass college basketball. "I didn't think the G League was built - and I could be wrong - to go and recruit kids..." May 02

  • Former Nebraska guard Cam Mack withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Nebraska transfer Cam Mack has withdrawn his name from the upcoming NBA draft, he announced Monday. Mack announced he was testing the NBA draft process earlier in April but has changed his mind, noting the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic as..." April 28

  • Which college basketball teams need a The Last Dance documentary?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "The Last Dance has taken the sports world by storm. In a time where we don’t actually have any access to live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the entire world, airing 10 hours of archival, all-access, never-before-seen footage from the Chicago..." April 28

  • Attorney: Teshaun Hightower's brother fired gun in self-defense in homicide

    ESPN "An Atlanta-based attorney representing former Tulane basketball player Teshaun Hightower said Hightower's brother, Jeffery, fired the gun that killed a 24-year-old man on April 8, and that Hightower's brother shot the victim in self-defense. Teshaun..." April 27

  • James Bouknight officially set to return to UConn men after NBA Draft deadline passes

    Hartford Courant "As expected, James Bouknight made clear he will be returning to UConn men’s basketball to play his sophomore season. After the season, Bouknight tweeted that he had “unfinished business” with the Huskies, but he had the option of testing his NBA Draft viability until..." April 27

  • Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower charged with murder in Georgia

    ESPN "Tulane basketball player Teshaun Hightower was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in connection with a homicide in Stockbridge, Georgia, earlier this month. Hightower, the Green Wave's leading scorer in the 2019-20 season, was being held in the Henry County..." April 26

  • Tulane dismisses TeShaun Hightower after murder charge

    The Source "Tulane has dismissed Teshaun Hightower from its program, the school announced Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. The junior guard was charged with murder Saturday in connection with a homicide earlier this month in Stockbridge, Georgia. " April 26

  • Point guard Darius Perry, No. 21 in ESPN's transfer rankings, heads to Central Florida from Louisville

    ESPN "Point guard Darius Perry will transfer from Louisville to Central Florida, he announced on Monday. Perry, No. 21 in ESPN's transfer rankings, averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 assists this season with the Cardinals and will have one season to play with the..." April 21

  • Memphis guard Tyler Harris announces he plans to transfer after two seasons with Tigers

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Memphis guard Tyler Harris announced Sunday night on Twitter that he has entered the transfer portal. Harris tweeted "Thank You Memphis" with a heart emoji along with #1out. A note included the following: “Dear Tiger Nation and the City of Memphis, I pray..." April 20

  • Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley commits to Memphis

    247 Sports "Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley announced a commitment to Memphis on Monday. Nolley, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Atlanta, Ga., picked the Hokies over Georgia, Ole Miss and a host of other programs.  " April 20

  • Ranking the best one-and-done players ever

    The Score "When the NBA changed its draft rules in 2005, it ushered in the era of one-and-done players. The result has been numerous blink-of-an-eye college basketball sensations, with some continuing to star in the pros. The period between 2006-08 was really something else, with three of the..." April 11

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07