American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • AAC commissioner Mike Aresco says conference has 'no plans' to replace UConn

    CBS Sports "UConn finished in last place in the AAC a season ago, but its leap to the Big East still leaves a hole in the way the league will operate its regular season moving forward. Because the AAC now has only 11 teams starting in 2020, it is left to re-imagine how to run the regular season and..." July 16

  • UConn gets 2 years' probation for Kevin Ollie violations

    ESPN "The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions on Tuesday placed the UConn men's basketball program on probation for two years and gave former coach Kevin Ollie a three-year show-cause order for failing to monitor his staff, not promoting an atmosphere of compliance and allegedly providing..." July 02

  • Former 5-Star Recruit Quentin Grimes Transfers from Kansas to Houston

    Bleacher Report "After withdrawing his name from the 2019 NBA draft, Quentin Grimes will play college basketball for the Houston Cougars beginning with the 2020-21 season.  Per Fox 26's Mark Berman, Grimes announced his decision to transfer to the Cougars on Thursday. Grimes..." June 27

  • UConn Reportedly Rejoining Big East in 2020 After 6 Seasons in AAC

    Bleacher Report "The Connecticut Huskies could return to the Big East in 2020 and leave the American Athletic Conference. According to Stadium's Brett McMurphy, the fate of Connecticut's football team is unclear since the Big East doesn't extend to the sport. " June 22

  • Ex-Oakland guard Jaevin Cumberland spurns Michigan, transfers to Cincinnati

    Detroit News "Michigan has missed the mark on another target. According to multiple reports on Monday, Oakland grad transfer Jaevin Cumberland has signed with Cincinnati and use will his final season of eligibility with the Bearcats. Cumberland, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound sharp-shooting guard,..." June 03

  • Tulane guard Caleb Daniels transfers to Villanova

    Big East Coast Bias "Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats have landed one of the biggest transfers on the market, as Tulane guard Caleb Daniels tweeted he would be transferring to Villanova. Daniels led Tulane with 16.9 points per game last season, sixth-best in the American..." May 22

  • Penny Hardaway built college basketball’s next freshmen superteam at Memphis

    SB Nation "Memphis paid nearly $10 million to fire Tubby Smith with three years remaining on his contract in the spring of 2018. The situation was just that dire. Smith had replaced Josh Pastner two years earlier to provide stability to a program that was starting to lose its shine. Instead, Tigers..." May 22

  • Sam Mitchell leaving Tiger staff to pursue other opportunities

    The Daily Memphian "Memphis assistant basketball coach Sam Mitchell won’t return to the staff next season, Tiger coach Penny Hardaway announced Tuesday afternoon. Hardaway announced during a press conference on recruiting that Mitchell is no longer with the staff, leaving to pursue other..." May 22