Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duke may lack a dominant player like it's had in the past, but still has the formula to win a championship

    CBS Sports " Duke developed a pattern in recent years, either by design or circumstances, that often featured two players scoring points at a rate noticeably higher than everybody else on the team. One season it was Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram. Last season it was RJ Barrett and Zion..." November 08

  • Greg Paulus' unconventional road after Duke leads him to head coaching job at Niagara

    Sporting News "Greg Paulus became a Division I head coach through an unconventional path, and not just because he played both point guard at Duke and quarterback at Syracuse. At 33, Paulus was named head coach of the Niagara Purple Eagles. There no longer is an “interim” attached to his..." November 08

  • Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim not a big fan of playing ACC games early in the season: 'It's just a money grab'

    CBS Sports "Following No. 11 Virgina's 48-34 victory vs. Syracuse on Wednesday, I asked Orange coach Jim Boeheim if it was a beneficial thing for his team and all ACC teams to be forced to match up against each other to start the season. Of course, in most cases, power-conference..." November 07

  • New look, same great defense: Virginia is still making opponents miserable

    The Score "More than 22,000 people escaped the cold and passed through revolving doors at the Carrier Dome, optimistically welcoming the return of college basketball. It didn't take long, however, for their ear-ringing cheers and harmonic chants to be replaced by an anxious ambient..." November 07

  • Film Room: Kansas has a big (man) problem

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "One of the main story lines heading into Tuesday night’s Champions Classic opener, at least in regards to what Kansas is actually going to be on the court, is who Bill Self planned on using at the four. As it turns out, Kansas started both of their seven-footers, with sophomore..." November 07

  • Cole Anthony sets ACC, UNC records in debut

    CBS Sports "It took North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony just 37 minutes to take an ax to the ACC record books in his college debut Wednesday night. In a 76-65 win for the No. 9 Tar Heels over ACC foe Notre Dame, the first-year point guard turned in 34 points, 11 rebounds and five..." November 07

  • What we learned from the Champions Classic

    The Score "The basketball was rough, the offenses were rusty, and the results ultimately won't matter come the NCAA Tournament in March. But the top four teams in college hoops gathered on Tuesday at the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden, and you really couldn't have asked for a..." November 06

  • Tre Jones returned to win national title at Duke and maybe break mold for one-and-dones

    USA Today "The decision to return to school became clear in the first moments Tre Jones truly had to himself after the end of his freshman season. On a flight back home to Minnesota, shortly after Michigan State ended Duke’s run at a national title, Jones was alone with his thoughts. He..." November 05

  • This Champions Classic gives us the greatest opening night in the history of college basketball

    CBS Sports "The idea behind the Champions Classic was simple: get four of the nation's best and most consistently great college basketball programs, put them under one roof and conduct a doubleheader that will generate early interest in this sport that starts each November but is often overshadowed by..." November 05

  • College Basketball Dark Horses To Keep An Eye On

    The Big Lead "The ball is tipped...on Tuesday. College basketball makes its return this week, and the usual suspects from Durham, Chapel Hill, East Lansing, and Lexington are up for preseason and postseason accolades alike. But don't sleep on these...well, the stronger conferences..." November 02

  • Clemson granted waiver for 4-star Texas Tech transfer

    Clemson Tigers "Clemson University men’s basketball transfer sophomore Khavon Moore has received a waiver from the NCAA and is immediately eligible to play for the Tigers this season, beginning with tonight’s exhibition game against Anderson University. Moore, a transfer from Texas Tech,..." October 31

  • Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard suspended for tampering with former Syracuse player Taurean Thompson "Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard was suspended for two games for tampering with a transfer, according to reports. The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press was the first to report the news of Willard’s suspension. The New York Post cited sources indicating that the transfer in..." October 30

  • Overrated, underrated college teams

    CBS Sports "The annual preseason AP Top 25 college basketball rankings were released last week, serving as a gentle reminder, like speed bumps before a stop sign, that the season is just around the corner.  Rankings provide great fodder, but let's face it: often times they are..." October 28

  • Last season's NCAA Tournament teams from power conferences who won't make it back to the Big Dance in 2020

    CBS Sports "Well, it's about that time, I suppose. Every NCAA Tournament field is unique. We've never had the same group of 64, 65 or 68 teams -- ever -- and it will be decades before that ever happens. Year over year, there's always significant change. Earlier this offseason, we scanned the..." October 26

  • NC State aims to avoid bubble, return to NCAAs in 2020

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "The motivation for North Carolina State is clear this season: don't be on the wrong side of the bubble come NCAA Tournament time. The drive to return there for the second time in three seasons under Kevin Keatts will lean on a deep perimeter led by preseason all-Atlantic Coast..." October 24

  • Ranking the 10 best college basketball freshmen ready to make an impact in 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "We're currently enjoying an exciting era of college basketball. An era in which 18 and 19-year-old freshmen, many of whom are just months removed from attending prom and counting basket weaving as a course credit, can become the face of the sport in a matter of months. Last year, it..." October 23

  • Four-Star Guard R.J. Davis Commits to North Carolina

    247 Sports "Four-star combo guard R.J. Davis verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday morning. “I’m heading to UNC and it felt like it was the right situation for me and my goals that I want to achieve,” Davis told 247Sports. “They are a great school..." October 21

  • Sen. Mitt Romney warns NCAA about compensating athletes: 'We’re coming for you'

    Sporting News "More and more members of Congress are backing a possible legislation that would allow NCAA student-athletes to be compensated. U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), whose district lies is sandwiched between multiple Division I universities, including to Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and..." October 17

  • Louisville basketball freshman Quinn Slazinski hospitalized with appendicitis

    Courier-Post "Louisville basketball freshman Quinn Slazinski was noticeably absent from the team's tipoff luncheon Wednesday, but he had a good reason for not being there. Slazinski is currently hospitalized with appendicitis and may need to undergo surgery, according to coach Chris..." October 17

  • College Basketball Hot Seat: Seven coaches whose jobs could be on the line in 2019-20

    CBS Sports "The coaching carousel in college basketball is a constant topic of conversation -- the type of thing industry folks discuss as much as which teams might be sleepers for the Final Four. It's a fascinating topic, most agree. But the unspoken downside is that people either have to voluntarily..." October 14

  • 2020 5-star Scottie Barnes commits to Florida State Seminoles

    Clutch Points "Scottie Barnes, a five-star prospect out of the 2020 college basketball recruiting class, has committed to play for the Florida State Seminoles. This is relatively stunning news, as the immortal Leonard Hamilton secured the commitment over coaches more widely known for their..." October 14

  • Louisville Cardinals offer 4-star JaDun Michael a scholarship

    Clutch Points "JaDun Michael, a four-star prospect out of the 2021 college basketball recruiting class, has been offered a scholarship by the Louisville Cardinals. That being said, with the 2021 class still being a few years away, there can — and likely will be — a lot of movement by the..." October 13

  • Jim Boeheim readies for 44th season at Syracuse

    The Score "Jim Boeheim is set for his 44th season at Syracuse, and this time around the Orange got a jump start with a summer trip to Italy. With five freshmen on board and lots of scoring to replace, that's a plus. ''Everybody on the trip contributed and looked comfortable..." October 12

  • Mike Krzyzewski supports California's name, image and likeness legislation: 'We need to stay current'

    CBS Sports "Add Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to the list of supporters for college athletes getting rights to their name, image and likeness. While addressing reporters at ACC Media Day on Tuesday, Coach K specifically spoke in favor of Senate Bill 206, which California Governor Gavin..." October 08

  • Duke gets commitment from 5-star forward Jaemyn Brakefield

    ESPN "Five-star forward Jaemyn Brakefield announced his commitment to Duke on Friday, just one day after the Blue Devils extended a scholarship offer. Brakefield took official visits to Auburn and Louisville, and planned to take visits to Ole Miss and Michigan -- but..." October 04

  • Five-star guard Caleb Love: 'I’m headed to North Carolina'

    247 Sports "Five-star recruit Caleb Love verbally committed to North Carolina on Tuesday, he tells 247Sports. “I’m headed to North Carolina and the reason I picked them was when I went on my visit, it felt like a family culture, from start to finish, from when I got there to..." October 02

  • Jay Scrubb is Louisville basketball's first commitment in the 2020 class

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Trinity High graduate and junior college star Jay Scrubb became Louisville basketball's first commitment in the 2020 class Saturday. Scrubb was on-hand Friday at the Louisville Live basketball pep rally downtown. He posted his commitment on Instagram Saturday shortly after playing..." September 29

  • Georgia Tech banned from NCAA Tournament due to recruiting violations

    Sportsnaut "Josh Pastner’s ho-hum three-year tenure as the Georgia Tech head basketball coach could soon be coming to an end. The NCAA reportedly informed the Yellow Jackets that they will be banned from the 2020 Tournament after finding the program violated recruiting..." September 26

  • Five-star center Walker Kessler commits to Tar Heels over offers from Duke, Auburn

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2020 center prospect Walker Kessler committed late Sunday night to Roy Williams and North Carolina, a decision that came on the heels of an official visit this weekend to UNC. Kessler, the No. 15 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, committed to the Tar..." September 23

  • Demarr Langford Jr., No. 81 Prospect, Commits to Boston College

    BC Interruption "After a disappointing result on the recruiting front last week, the Boston College Eagles finally got some good news. Demarr Langford Jr., a small forward out of Brewster Academy, (N.H.), announced his commitment to Boston College Saturday.   September 21

  • Five-star recruit D.J. Steward commits to join Duke men's basketball's Class of 2020

    The Chronicle "The talent for Duke keeps on coming. Five-star guard D.J. Steward announced his commitment in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon to join the Blue Devil 2020 recruiting class. The Whitney Young High School product is the third five-star recruit in the Class of..." September 19

  • Cassius Stanley breaks Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s Duke record for vertical leap

    USA Today "Duke men’s basketball somehow seems to consistently find a way to one-up its own freshmen stars season after season. Zion Williamson, though, seemed like he would be a bit different — in being the first overall selection of the 2019 NBA Draft and rewriting the record..." September 19

  • Rick Pitino reaches settlement with University of Louisville Athletic Association

    USA Today "The legal saga between Rick Pitino and the University of Louisville Athletic Association is finally over. Nearly two years after Pitino filed a breach of contract lawsuit seeking close to $40 million, the athletic association announced Wednesday it has reached a settlement..." September 18

  • Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

    The Score "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it..." September 14

  • Gilbert Arenas: Duke has paid players $200,000 to play for them

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has accused Duke of paying players major money to come play for their basketball program. Stephen A. Smith posted a video on Instagram talking about a new California bill that would allow college athletes to get paid through endorsements. Arenas, who played 11..." September 13

  • NC State gives HC Kevin Keatts 2-year extension

    News & Observer "N.C. State and basketball coach Kevin Keatts have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal, which will have the same financial terms as the contract reworked in 2018, was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Friday and it extends Keatts’ contract..." September 13