American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cincinnati turns to Wes Miller to return success and stability to basketball program

    The Athletic "The Cincinnati men’s basketball program is set to venture into a new, rather unexpected era, with coach Wes Miller at the helm. Bearcats athletic director John Cunningham officially announced the hire Wednesday evening, making Miller the 28th men’s..." April 15

  • Cincy Hiring UNCG HC Wes Miller

    CBS Sports "Less than a week removed from firing John Brannen, Cincinnati has picked its next coach: UNC Greensboro's Wes Miller. Sources told CBS Sports that Miller, regarded as one of the rising stars in the industry, has agreed in principle with Cincinnati to take over its men's..." April 14

  • USC picks up commitment from Memphis transfer, former four-star PG Boogie Ellis

    247 Sports "If you don't succeed at first, try, try again. The old adage paid off for USC basketball Monday as guard Boogie Ellis announced his commitment to the Trojans on social media. Ellis chose to enter the NCAA transfer portal two weeks ago after helping lead Memphis..." April 13

  • Cincinnati expected to part ways with head basketball coach John Brannen

    247 Sports "According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Cincinnati is expected to part ways with head basketball coach John Brannen. Last week, the school suspended Brannen amid allegations related to the men’s basketball program which led to an internal..." April 09

  • Cincinnati fires coach John Brannen after just two seasons after university review of basketball program

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati is firing men's basketball coach John Brannen less than a week after placing him on paid administrative leave amid a university review of the program, the school announced Friday. The school first announced its review of allegations involving the program late last..." April 09

  • Miami Hurricanes transfer Earl Timberlake commits to Memphis Tigers

    Bleacher Report "Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers landed a significant addition from the transfer portal. Guard Earl Timberlake told Jonathan Givony of ESPN that he is transferring from Miami to Memphis to play for the Tigers during the 2021-22 season. "I felt like I can..." April 08

  • Cincinnati places men’s basketball coach John Brannen on administrative leave

    The Athletic "Cincinnati has placed men’s basketball coach John Brannen on paid administrative leave, effective immediately, athletic director John Cunningham announced on Saturday. The university announced an external review into allegations related to its men’s basketball program on..." April 03

  • 5 best 2021 NBA Draft prospects in Final Four, ranked

    Clutch Points "The Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is set after the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled past the USC Trojans and UCLA’s Cinderella run continued following a narrow victory over Michigan. This weekend will present players with the..." April 03

  • 2 bold reasons Houston will win the 2021 National Championship

    Clutch Points "The year started with Gonzaga and Baylor side-by-side in the Associated Press Top 25, and it stayed that way for most of the season. Now, as the Final Four approaches, Gonzaga and Baylor are two of the four remaining teams and are the heavy favorites to meet in the National Championship. The..." April 02

  • NCAA announces Final Four tipoff times

    The Score "The Final Four schedule is officially set for Saturday evening's doubleheader in Indianapolis. First up, No. 1 Baylor takes on No. 2 Houston at 5:14 p.m. ET. The Bears, regaining their early season form following a tough stretch, will face a Cougars..." April 01

  • Houston owes no one an apology for historic road back to Final Four

    New York Post "Even though the jury remains out on them, the Houston Cougars owe apologies to no one. Houston advanced to its first Final Four in 37 years with its 67-61 Elite Eight win over Oregon State on Monday night in a game they inartistically turned from blowout, with a convincing first half,..." March 30

  • Will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan join Houston and Baylor in the Final Four?

    ESPN "Half the men's Final Four was set on Monday night, as the Houston Cougars and Baylor Bears kept their national championship hopes intact. Now it's on to Tuesday's NCAA tournament matchups, with the top overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs and an increasingly..." March 30

  • Mattress Mack Places The Largest Bet of The NCAA Tournament On The Houston Cougars

    Total Pro Sports "Mattress Mack is an absolute God in the city of Houston for what he does when people are in need. When he’s not providing hot meals or shelter to people in need, Mack has also became known as one of the biggest sports gamblers in the country. He was back at it again this week..." March 27

  • The rift with Cincinnati Bearcats coach John Brannen that led to a mass exodus of basketball players

    The Athletic "The Cincinnati Bearcats’ men’s basketball program has experienced a mass roster exodus in recent days, with six players entering the transfer portal. According to numerous sources close to the program and familiar with the decisions, the departures are tied to a rift..." March 19

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • 7 teams sweating the most on Selection Sunday

    USA Today "Selection Sunday is here — finally — after a two-year wait. That means teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble are sweating it out big time as they patiently wait to either jump up in jubilation — if announcer Greg Gumbel calls their name on the selection show..." March 14

  • 5 college basketball bubble teams in need of a big win

    Larry Brown Sports "March 1 is right around the corner and plenty of college basketball teams are starting to feel the heat. Despite the strangest season we’ve ever see, with games moved, canceled, and heavily affected by COVID-19, the selection committee will still need to sort through varied resumés..." February 26

  • Wichita State drops interim tag, agrees to hire Isaac Brown as permanent head coach

    CBS Sports "Wichita State kissed the interim tag goodbye for head coach Isaac Brown on Friday. The program announced it has agreed to drop the label and sign the 51-year-old to a five-year deal to become the program's new head coach, with a formal introduction coming on Monday. Brown..." February 26