American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Emoni Bates lists 6 schools he could transfer to in 2022

    Michigan Live "Emoni Bates could be nearing a decision on where he will continue his basketball career. The former No. 1 overall high school basketball recruit for the 2022 recruiting class announced Monday night his top six teams that are contention for his services heading into 2022-2023 college..." May 03

  • Four-star SG Rayvon Griffith commits to Cincinnati in 2023 class

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati landed a commitment from a coveted shooting guard and local player on Sunday, when Rayvon Griffith chose the Bearcats during a live ceremony on CBS Sports HQ. Griffith is a four-star prospect from the Class of 2023 who picked Cincinnati over Alabama, Kansas, Ohio State and..." May 02

  • Kendric Davis, reigning AAC Player of the Year, to transfer to Memphis

    The Athletic "SMU guard Kendric Davis will transfer to Memphis next season, he announced on Friday night. The reigning AAC Player of the Year averaged 19.4 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds a contest in 2021-22 while leading the Mustangs to the second round of the NIT. Davis ranked as The..." April 23

  • Memphis' Jalen Duren to Enter 2022 NBA Draft, Will Sign with Agent

    CBS Sports "Memphis star center Jalen Duren is declaring for the NBA Draft after a standout freshman season with the Tigers. Duren earned AAC Freshman of the Year honors and a spot on the All-AAC First Team after helping lead Memphis to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014. The former..." April 18

  • Emoni Bates to Transfer from Memphis After 1 Year Playing for Penny Hardaway

    Bleacher Report "Emoni Bates' time on the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team has ended after one season. "I'd like to thank Coach Penny, my teammates, and the entire coaching staff at the University of Memphis for giving me the opportunity to be a Tiger," he said in a..." April 17

  • 5-Star SF Mackenzie Mgbako Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Memphis

    Bleacher Report "Any time a college program can land a player who has drawn comparisons to Jayson Tatum, it is a good day on the recruiting trail. That is exactly what happened to the Duke Blue Devils on Friday when Mackenzie Mgbako joined their 2023 recruiting class. He is the second five-star..." April 09

  • Penny Hardaway, Memphis Allegedly Committed Multiple Level 1 NCAA Violations

    Bleacher Report "Head coach Penny Hardaway and the University of Memphis men's basketball program are reportedly alleged to have committed multiple Level I and Level II NCAA violations. According to Steven Johnson of the Daily Memphian, a notice of allegations recently received by..." March 26

  • SMU HC Tim Jankovich announces retirement

    Yardbarker "SMU head coach Tim Jankovich announced his retirement after spending the last six seasons at the helm for the Mustangs. Jankovich initially joined the program as associate head coach in 2012 and then became the full-time head coach in 2016. Basketball analyst Jeff Goodman reported..." March 22

  • Brad Underwood goes off on officials over terrible technical foul call

    Larry Brown Sports "Illinois coach Brad Underwood fumed about what he felt was a game-changing technical foul call in his team’s NCAA Tournament loss on Sunday. Illinois freshman RJ Melendez was called for a technical foul for hanging on the rim too long after a dunk with just under nine..." March 21

  • Drew Timme’s NSFW message that sparked Gonzaga’s comeback vs. Memphis

    Clutch Points "The top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs were on the ropes at halftime of their second-round matchup against the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, trailing 41-31 at the break. That’s when star Drew Timme delivered a passionate message to his team, which helped spark a massive second half to..." March 20

  • College hoops fans were furious over the horrendous technical call for hanging on the rim

    For The Win "The officiating in college basketball has been an issue throughout this men’s NCAA tournament, and that trend continued once again during Sunday’s second-round matchup between Illinois and Houston. We saw officials basically penalize Illinois’ R.J. Melendez for..." March 20

  • Kelvin Sampson went nuts in locker room celebrating Houston’s Sweet 16 berth

    Larry Brown Sports "Kelvin Sampson unleashed his inner party animal after clinching a berth in the Sweet 16 this weekend. Sampson’s Houston Cougars defeated Illinois on Sunday in their Round of 32 game.  " March 20