American Athletic Conf. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Precious Achiuwa, a five-star forward, commits to Memphis basketball

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Penny Hardaway is lighting the recruiting world on fire.  Memphis basketball already had a one-and-done-level signee in James Wiseman, and the Tigers coach just added another.  Five-star forward Precious Achiuwa committed to..." May 17

  • Penny Hardaway has Memphis basketball atop recruiting rankings

    USA Today "Penny Hardaway is lighting the recruiting world on fire.  With the addition of five-star forward Precious Achiuwa, who announced his commitment to the Memphis basketball program Friday, Hardaway and the Tigers now boast the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to 247..." May 17

  • Howard transfer R.J. Cole commits to UConn

    New Haven Register "R.J. Cole, a transfer from Howard University, has committed to UConn. Cole, who was a three-year starter for UConn head coach Dan Hurley’s father, Bob Sr., at St. Anthony High in New Jersey, will have to sit out this upcoming season but will have two years of eligibility..." May 15

  • Penny Hardaway, staff pull in two big time commits

    247 Sports "When four-star guard Lester Quinones committed to Memphis on Friday, the Tigers fans were in a complete frenzy. The commitment from the IMG Academy standout was expected for weeks, but Penny Hardaway and his staff shocked the college basketball world once again when they reeled in arguably the..." May 12

  • Four-Star Prospect Lester Quinones Is The Latest Star Joining Penny Hardaway In Memphis

    SI "Four-star guard Lester Quinones has committed to playing basketball at Memphis, the 2019 prospect announced on Friday. Quinones, a 6'5" combo guard, ranks No. 56 overall in 247Sports' composite rankings. His addition also moves the Tigers' to No. 5 overall in..." May 10

  • Mick Cronin, UCLA Agree to 6-Year, $24 Million Contract to Become New HC

    Bleacher Report "UCLA will hope to get its basketball program back on track with the hiringof Mick Cronin as the team's newest head coach.  According to's Jeff Borzello, Cronin's deal is worth $24 million over six years.  TCU coach Jamie..." April 09

  • Report: Nick Van Exel has interest in Cincinnati coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "The dominoes are falling quickly in the college basketball coaching carousel, and one prominent former Bearcat is interested in the Cincinnati job. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Memphis Grizzlies assistant Nick Van Exel has voiced his interest in taking the Cincinnati job..." April 09

  • Kelvin Sampson signs long-term deal with Houston

    ESPN "Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension to remain with the Cougars through the 2024-25 season, the school announced Thursday. The new deal will pay Sampson $18 million over the next six seasons, sources told ESPN's Sam Khan Jr. Sampson had been..." April 04

  • Houston chairman confirms $18 million offer to Kelvin Sampson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Cougars were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night in the Sweet 16, but the school has not lost any faith in coach Kelvin Sampson. Tilman Fertitta, the chairman of the Houston Board of Regents, confirmed that the team has made an $18 million offer to Sampson..." March 30

  • UCF’s Johnny Dawkins Reportedly A “Top Target” For Vanderbilt

    The Spun "Johnny Dawkins’ UCF squad almost took down Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last Sunday. It looks like he also has drawn the attention of Vanderbilt. According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Vanderbilt is making Dawkins a “top target” for its head..." March 27

  • UCF coach Dawkins says Zion will be a Hall of Famer

    The Score "Mike Krzyzewski praised UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins and his players following Duke's narrow victory in Sunday's second-round matchup during the NCAA Tournament. Dawkins returned the kind words on Tuesday, complimenting star freshman Zion Williamson during an appearance on..." March 27

  • UCF's Fall 'won't allow' Zion to posterize him

    The Score "UCF's Round of 32 matchup with Duke will be a sight to behold, as Tacko Fall's elite shot-blocking will be tested against college basketball's most unstoppable force in Zion Williamson on Sunday. However, the Knights' 7-foot-6 giant believes he's ready to meet his..." March 23