Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Buddy Boeheim playing sweet for Syracuse

    Times Union "With the shot clock about to expire in an overtime game on the road against the reigning national champion, Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim curls far behind the arc on the right wing. He barely glances at his target, then launches a shot over the outstretched arms of a Virginia..." January 18

  • Duke sophomore wing Joey Baker to miss Tuesday's game at Clemson with sprained ankle

    CBS Sports "No. 3 Duke just can't rid its persistent bad luck with injuries this season. The program announced Tuesday that sophomore wing Joey Baker, who scored 11 points in a win over Georgia Tech last week, will miss Tuesday night's road game against Clemson after he sprained an ankle in..." January 14

  • Tar Heels' Brandon Robinson out indefinitely after being involved in 2-car accident

    The Score "North Carolina guard Brandon Robinson will be out indefinitely after being involved in a two-car accident over the weekend, the school announced Monday. The 6-foot-4 senior wasn't seriously injured or issued any citation. The driver of the other..." January 13

  • Roy Williams: 'Fire me' after Clemson's 1st win at UNC

    ESPN "Year after year, every Clemson team that played at North Carolina left the court in the same fashion: By throwing another loss onto what had grown into a bizarrely long streak. No longer. For once, after a 79-76 overtime win in Chapel Hill, the Tigers were the ones..." January 12

  • Ex-Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell, 67, charged in pedestrian death

    ESPN "The former women's basketball coach at the University of North Carolina has been charged in connection with an accident that killed an elderly pedestrian, police said Friday. Durham police said in a news release that Sylvia Hatchell, 67, was cited for misdemeanor death by vehicle..." January 11

  • Roy Williams calls squad 'least gifted team I've ever coached' at UNC

    ESPN "North Carolina is off to an 8-6 start to the season, and in the wake of a 96-83 loss to Georgia Tech on Sunday, a frustrated coach Roy Williams called his squad "the least gifted team I've ever coached in the time that I've been back..." January 08

  • Pittsburgh inks coach Jeff Capel to 2-year extension

    Pittsburgh Panthers "University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel has signed a two-year contract extension, as announced by school officials Wednesday morning. With the extension, Capel is now under contract through the 2026-27 season.   "I am grateful for..." January 08

  • Master P Wants Coach K To Recruit Son, Hercy, After Beating Bronny James' Team

    TMZ "Master P says his HS hoops star son, Hercy, is already getting looks from big-time Division 1 schools ... but tells TMZ Sports he wants the biggest name in college hoops to hit him up. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski!!! Of course, Hercy's..." January 07

  • Duke freshman Wendell Moore Jr. expected to miss significant time after breaking bone in right hand

    CBS Sports "Just when No. 2 Duke's ongoing battle with injuries this season appeared to be almost over, it now will continue a little longer. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters on Monday that in the aftermath of their 95-62 win over Miami on Saturday, it was determined that freshman wing..." January 06

  • North Carolina's Anthony Harris to undergo surgery to repair torn ACL

    ESPN "North Carolina freshman guard Anthony Harris suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery next week, the school announced Friday morning. Harris suffered the injury on Monday during a game against Yale. This is Harris' second ACL injury..." January 03

  • Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey is Freshman of the Week; Pac-12 places four in Frosh Watch

    CBS Sports "TYRESE MAXEY, KENTUCKY: A simple choice to close out 2019, given Maxey was outstanding and crucial in Kentucky's home victory over then-No. 3 Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' 78-70 overtime win was witness to Maxey's career high, a 27-point showing --..." January 01

  • Duke jumps to No. 2, Kansas to No. 3 behind No. 1 Gonzaga in Coaches Poll

    CBS Sports "The final USA Today Coaches Poll of the decade has the program that's won as much as almost any other -- Gonzaga -- as the No. 1.  Mark Few's Zags hold a commanding lead, having acquired 30 of the 32 first-place votes. Inside the top five, we have some scooting and..." December 31

  • Roy Williams ties Dean Smith with 879 career wins as Tar Heels hold off Yale

    Raleigh News & Observer "There was a time when Roy Williams probably could not have conceived of having as many victories as Dean Smith. Eight hundred and seventy-nine wins? No way. But Williams reached that milestone Monday as North Carolina fought past Yale 70-67 at the Smith Center, the arena..." December 31

  • Duke's Tre Jones misses second game with foot sprain

    ESPN "Duke point guard Tre Jones missed Saturday's 75-70 victory against Brown with a mild left foot sprain and remains day-to-day, the school announced. It's the second consecutive game that Jones has missed for the Blue Devils. He was also absent..." December 29

  • College Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Gonzaga or Ohio State at No. 1?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "A new college basketball top 25 this week features another new No. 1 team in the country. Gonzaga is the team that takes their turn at the top of the rankings after Kansas fell at Villanova on Saturday. There are also three new teams in this week’s power rankings. Here..." December 23

  • Rick Pitino settles federal lawsuit against Adidas

    ESPN "Rick Pitino and Adidas have settled the federal lawsuit the former Louisville coach filed against the apparel company following his dismissal in 2018, per his attorney Steve Pence. Louisville fired Pitino after he was tied to an alleged scheme to pay the family of former five-star..." December 23

  • Duke Beating the Pants Off Wofford Without Tre Jones Should Only Further Embarrass UNC

    12 Up "On paper, it seemed like a ho-hum night for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke, as a Vernon Carey double-double and 22 from Joey Baker led the Blue Devils to an 86-57 win over Wofford. However, this win gave Duke another leg up in their ongoing rivalry with the kids at Chapel..." December 21

  • Jim Boeheim Sickened That Not Enough Fans Showed Up to See His Mediocre Team Play Oakland

    The Big Lead "Syracuse beat up on Oakland University Wednesday night at the Carrier Dome, 74-62. The Orange led by only five points at one point and a desperate Jim Boeheim decided he'd take off his suit jacket and wave it over his head like a helicopter, as Petey Pablo instructed. The move was meant to..." December 19

  • UNC Tar Heels May Be Destined for Historic Disappointment Without Cole Anthony

    Bleacher Report "The North Carolina Tar Heels have earned more No. 1 seeds (17) in the men's NCAA tournament than any other program, but they might set a much less flattering tournament record this year if things don't turn around soon. Following Wednesday night's 94-81 loss to Gonzaga,..." December 19

  • Duke Had to Self-Report Recruiting Violation Because Mike Krzyzewski Said a Recruit's Name

    12 Up "Mike Krzyzewski has been a college basketball coach for 45 years, and with the Blue Devils for the last 40. However, even with all that experience, Coach K still has the occasional slip-up. On Nov. 8, during a press conference after the Duke game against Colorado State,..." December 17

  • UNC freshman point guard Cole Anthony has surgery on right knee. How long will he be out?

    News & Observer "North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure Monday morning, according to the university. He is expected to miss four to six weeks as he recovers from a partially torn meniscus. He was released from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill around 7:30..." December 17

  • North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony (knee) out indefinitely

    ESPN "North Carolina star point guard Cole Anthony is out indefinitely with a right knee injury and did not play for the 17th-ranked Tar Heels in their 68-64 loss to unranked Wofford on Sunday. Sophomore Leaky Black was also out for the game at..." December 16

  • Jim Boeheim Lays Into Georgetown Transfer James Akinjo After Loss

    The Big Lead "Georgetown and Syracuse faced off on Saturday afternoon, and while neither program is at the heights they enjoyed in the past as former powerhouses, it's still an entertaining rivalry in college basketball.  The Hoyas, led by Patrick Ewing, ultimately defeated Jim..." December 15

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11

  • NC State forward Jericole Hellems released from hospital

    247 Sports "NC State sophomore forward Jericole Hellems exited Saturday's game at Wake Forest on a stretcher following a fall to the floor at Joel Coliseum. ***UPDATE ON DEC. 8*** NC State released the following statement on Hellems' condition: "Jericole has..." December 09

  • NC State disputes NCAA allegation of $40,000 Dennis Smith Jr. payment

    ESPN "NC State officials are disputing the NCAA's allegation that former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola gave $40,000 to a former Wolfpack assistant coach, who was supposed to help facilitate getting the money to star player Dennis Smith Jr.'s family in October 2015 to ensure he enrolled..." December 09

  • Film Room: How Ohio State handed North Carolina their worst loss in nearly two decades

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "At this point, no one should be surprised when Chris Holtmann does something smart as a head coach, and I certainly was not surprised to see him find a way to smother North Carolina on the defensive side of the ball on Wednesday night. In a 74-49 win in the Dean Dome, the worst home..." December 07

  • North Carolina Tar Heels' Armando Bacot helped off with ankle injury

    ESPN "North Carolina freshman forward Armando Bacot suffered a left ankle injury and did not return during Wednesday night's 74-49 loss to Ohio State. Bacot came down on an Ohio State defender's foot and appeared to roll his ankle at the 12:48 mark of..." December 05

  • 5 college basketball teams that could win it all

    The Score "A national champion won't be crowned until April, but contenders are already beginning to emerge during early-season tournaments and out-of-conference battles. Based on the first month of play, here are five teams that could be cutting down the nets in..." December 02

  • Wake Forest benches players amid conduct concerns

    ESPN 710 Seattle "Wake Forest held out players from the final of the Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, California, against No. 14 Arizona on Sunday because they "may have behaved in a manner that does not reflect the standards and values of Wake Forest Basketball and our University,"..." December 02

  • Undefeated DI men's college basketball teams in 2019-20

    NCAA "Each college basketball season begins with a clean slate for all 353 teams. Through Nov. 30, there are 20 undefeated DI men's college basketball teams. We'll continue to track them all season to see if anyone can keep that slate clean for an entire campaign. No team has..." December 01

  • Coach K expects Duke to be without Cassius Stanley for at least a month

    Sporting News "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is hopeful of having injured freshman guard Cassius Stanley back by the New Year. Stanley had to be helped off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday after hurting his left leg in the second half against Winthrop. He landed hard on the floor after..." November 30

  • The triumphs, tragedies and untold stories behind SFA's amazing upset of top-ranked Duke

    CBS Sports "The magnitude of Stephen F. Austin's 85-83 overtime victory at No. 1 Duke on Tuesday was so grand, I made an executive decision to blow up all previous Court Report designs and instead do a special all-things-Devils-and-Lumberjacks for Thanksgiving Day.  We should..." November 29

  • Cassius Stanley leaves Friday game with leg injury

    247 Sports "Star Duke freshman Cassius Stanley left Duke's Friday night game against Winthrop with a leg injury after falling limp during a layup attempt early in the second half. When he exited the game, Stanley had put up four points, three assists and two turnovers as the #1-ranked Blue..." November 29

  • Stephen F. Austin Hero Sees Family's GoFundMe Page Skyrocket Over $30K After Win Over Duke

    Total Pro Sports "A fundraiser to assist the family of Stephen F. Austin’s Nathan Bain skyrocketed well past $30,000 just mere hours after his last-second layup to defeat the top ranked Duke Blue Devils. The GoFundMe was setup after his family had their lives turned upside down by..." November 29

  • Oregon and North Carolina Game Delayed After Officials Lost the Game Ball

    USA Today "A ranked matchup between the No. 11 Oregon Ducks and the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels was delayed late in the second half after officials lost the game ball and had to find and identify the authorized ball before play could continue. " November 29

  • Michigan State's loss to Virginia Tech was vexing, but it seems the Hokies nailed it by hiring Mike Young

    CBS Sports "Michigan State is the first team in 23 years to start the season as the No. 1-ranked team in men's college basketball but nevertheless lose at least two of its first five games.  The last time it happened was 1996, when Bob Huggins' Cincinnati..." November 28

  • Zion Williamson Quickly Deleted an Auto Tweet After Duke’s Upset Loss to Stephen F. Austin

    The Spun "Zion Williamson made an unfortunate – and hilarious – mistake on Twitter this evening. Of course, the tweet quickly went viral. The No. 1 overall pick’s old school, Duke, lost in a shocking home upset to Stephen F. Austin. The Blue Devils fell on a..." November 27

  • Virginia's Braxton Key out of lineup following wrist surgery

    ESPN "Virginia guard Braxton Key is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a wrist injury, the team announced Wednesday. Key, a senior, is the seventh-ranked Cavaliers' second-leading scorer at 10.3 points per game and leads the defending champions in rebounds (8.3..." November 27

  • College basketball rankings: Coaches Poll has Duke, Louisville and Michigan State at No. 1, 2 and 3

    CBS Sports "Duke is once again the top team in college basketball in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Devils are one of 12 teams that are 6-0 headed into Monday's action.  With none of the top six teams losing in the past week, 1-6 remain static in this week's..." November 26

  • Virginia holds off Arizona State to win HOF Tip-Off Tournament

    The Score "UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Freshman Casey Morsell scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining, and No. 7 Virginia rallied past Arizona State 48-45 to win the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Mamadi Diakite added 15 points for the defending national champion..." November 24

  • Mike Krzyzewski breaks John Wooden record as No. 1 Duke wins 2K Empire Classic

    USA Today "Patrick Ewing had already yanked off his tie, and soon he needed to be restrained by the Georgetown coaching staff to keep from getting tossed. Ewing was hot, the Hoyas were unraveling and the crowd at Madison Square Garden was absolutely howling over the chaos on the court. Keeping..." November 23

  • Watch: Patrick Ewing loses his mind after call goes against Georgetown

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Ewing lost his mind after a call went against his Georgetown Hoyas in their 81-73 loss to No. 1 Duke on Friday night at the 2K Empire Classic. Ewing thought his Hoyas had a steal off an inbounds pass from Duke with 9:32 left in the second half. Instead, they were called for a..." November 23

  • Georgia Tech's meaningless buzzer-beating three is one of year's worst beats for bettors

    CBS Sports "Georgia had their game wrapped up against Georgia Tech in the final seconds on Wednesday. However, the unthinkable happened when Michael Devoe broke the hearts of bettors everywhere. He heaved up a three from just inside of halfcourt and it went down, making..." November 22

  • John Calipari, Roy Williams and other coaches team up for anti-cancer TV campaign

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are not a lot of subjects on which John Calipari, Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim can reach agreement. Each is a member of basketball’s Hall of Fame. Each knows what it’s like to win an NCAA championship. Each has sent players on to become NBA stars. So they’ve got much in..." November 22