American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • UConn men lose Kassoum Yakwe, likely for the season, with fractured foot

    Hartford Courant "UConn has lost forward Kassoum Yakwe, likely for the remainder of the season, due to a fracture in his right foot. “It’s been a pleasure coaching him, he’s been a great guy,” coach Dan Hurley said. “It’s a shame.” Yakwe, a 6-foot-7..." January 04

  • Kevin Ollie cites Jim Calhoun and racial discrimination as part of suit against UConn

    ESPN "Former Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has filed a complaint against the university in federal court, alleging it illegally attempted to stop him from filing a racial discrimination claim stemming from his firing in March. The complaint, filed Tuesday in..." December 18

  • Penny Hardaway tears into UT’s Rick Barnes for ‘low class’ comments

    Sportsnaut "There was a minor scuffle late in Tennessee’s win over Memphis on Saturday. In the aftermath of it, Tigers coach Penny Hardaway had some harsh words for his Volunteer counterpart, Rick Barnes. “I don’t know who Rick Barnes thinks I am but I’m not a dude..." December 18

  • Man arrested for pooping on floor inside arena during Memphis game

    Larry Brown Sports "Memphis may have put together an admirable performance against the No. 3-ranked Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, but there was still a stench radiating from the hallways inside their arena during the game. According to WREG News Channel 3, a security guard at the FedEx Forum..." December 16

  • Prized recruit Akok Akok commits to UConn men's basketball program

    Hartford Courant "Akok Akok, a tall forward who combines shot-blocking and perimeter shooting abilities, has announced he will enroll at UConn, a school that had been pursuing him for two years. Akok withdrew from Putnam Science, where he had been playing as a postgrad, on Nov. 24, developing a plan to..." December 01

  • No. 1 recruit James Wiseman joining Penny Hardaway at Memphis

    ESPN "James Wiseman, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, committed to Memphis over Kentucky on Tuesday. Wiseman announced his decision on SportsCenter, bringing out a unicorn wearing the Memphis logo. He has been referred to as a "unicorn," like other players with his..." November 20

  • Memphis basketball player Karim Sameh Azab dies after eight-month battle with leukemia

    Washington Post "Memphis basketball player Karim Sameh Azab died Thursday, eight months after he was diagnosed with leukemia, the university announced. He was 22. Azab complained to team personnel of shoulder pain ahead of the American Athletic Conference tournament in Orlando last spring. He told..." November 17