Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Krzyzewski decries Duke as 'not competitive' after blowout loss to NC State

    ESPN "In a season full of shockers in college basketball, Mike Krzyzewski had a fairly mundane explanation for the latest astonishing score, a 22-point bludgeoning of sixth-ranked Duke at the hands of bubble-bound NC State. "It happens," the Blue Devils' coach..." February 20

  • ACC March Madness Picture After NC State Upsets Duke

    12 Up "The ACC has been one of the most competitive and dominant conferences in college basketball for years. However, in the turn of a new decade, the ACC is not the basketball powerhouse it once was. Despite a down year for the Atlantic Coast Conference, there are still a handful of teams..." February 20

  • Pittsburgh football and men's basketball guilty of NCAA violations involving practice coaches

    USA Today "Pittsburgh football and men's basketball programs have been sanctioned for NCAA rules violations related to an excessive number of individuals coaching during practice. The findings released Thursday by the NCAA reveal men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings..." February 20

  • Roy Williams drops F-bomb during intense postgame news conference

    Sporting News "North Carolina has lost six straight games — the longest losing streak in the Roy Williams era — and the coach is clearly frustrated about it. Following UNC's 77-76 loss to Notre Dame on Monday, Williams delivered a fiery postgame news conference and immediately..." February 18

  • North Carolina’s Roy Williams Is Headed For The First Losing Season Of His 32-Year Career "Roy Williams began his head coaching career at Kansas during the 1988-89 season when Ronald Reagan was still in office. He took over the reigning NCAA champions a season after Danny Manning left campus to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. That season, the Jayhawks lost..." February 18

  • Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. still not getting enough credit

    CBS Sports "We are nearly 80% through college basketball's regular season slate. And if the season ended today, Duke big man Vernon Carey Jr. would have the stats (see below) to validate First Team All-America status. I'm not convinced Carey would make top billing. On the heels of Tre..." February 17

  • Pitt's Justin Champagnie is Freshman of the Week

    CBS Sports "Welcome to the Frosh Watch, our weekly ranking of the 10 most impressive freshmen in college basketball. CBS Sports has once again teamed up with the United States Basketball Writers Association and its Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award to present this every-Tuesday feature. Each week,..." February 13

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11

  • NCAA files response to NC State, Mark Gottfried

    ACC Sports "According to a series of tweets from Joe Giglio of the News and Oberserver, the NCAA filed its response to NC State and former basketball coach Mark Gottfried — on their response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations. This is all tied to the recruitment of former..." February 10

  • Duke benefits from terrible call in crazy overtime win over North Carolina

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke completed the comeback in an overtime win over North Carolina on Saturday, and of course they benefited from a bad call in the process. UNC was leading 96-95 with 10 seconds left and inbounded the ball. The pass in went towards Andrew Platek, who was clearly fouled by Wendell..." February 09

  • Duke's Dean Dome double buzzer-beater (wildest wins vs. UNC in 100 years)

    CBS Sports "There can't be a way to truly measure how unlikely Duke's 98-86 overtime winSaturday at North Carolina is, was or ever will be.  The variables are too ridiculous. The probabilities to unearthly. The coincidences, well maybe there can't be any when..." February 09

  • Sophomore 5-star guard Dior Johnson commits to Syracuse

    ESPN "Five-star sophomore guard Dior Johnson committed to Syracuse on Friday evening. Johnson made the announcement on Twitter. "I love the coaching staff as we've been building a strong relationship since I've been in the 7th grade," Johnson..." February 08

  • Ex-Wake Forest basketball coach convicted for ‘one-punch’ slaying in Queens

    New York Post "A former Wake Forest basketball coach was found guilty of assault on Thursday for fatally punching a Florida tourist in Queens. Jamill Jones, 37, could face up to a year in prison when sentenced next month for the August 2018 attack that left Sandor Szabo, 35,..." February 07

  • Duke vs. UNC special edition jerseys for 100th anniversary game are getting roasted

    CBS Sports "Special edition jerseys for Duke and North Carolina's 100th anniversary meeting on Saturday were revealed Thursday, and the reaction to the new threads have gone over about as poorly as possible given the rivalry's relevance within the sport. The official retail jerseys aren't..." February 06

  • ACC is Poised for Historic Failure When NCAA Tournament Field is Revealed

    12 Up "March is less than a month away and the ACC is facing disaster. The conference, which is perennially regarded as the best in the nation for college basketball, is staring at the possibility of only sending three teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2020, the fewest it has sent since..." February 04

  • North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony to return from knee surgery Saturday vs. Boston College

    CBS Sports "North Carolina's outlook continues to brighten, and with consecutive wins after a dreadful five-game skid to start January, Roy Williams' club looks like it'll be getting an injection of talent Saturday with star guard Cole Anthony eyeing a..." February 01

  • Mike Krzyzewski's outburst influenced by emotion of Kobe Bryant's death

    New York Post "Mike Krzyzewski’s recent outburst now has some added context. On Tuesday night, Krzyzewski scolded Duke’s “Cameron Crazies” for a seemingly innocuous chant about Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel. Fans told Capel, who served as a Duke assistant from 2011-2018,..." January 31

  • North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony is close to returning from knee surgery

    CBS Sports "North Carolina's outlook continues to brighten, and with consecutive wins after a dreadful five-game skid to start January, Roy Williams' club may be getting an injection of talent soon with star guard Cole Anthony eyeing a return. Anthony's been out for..." January 31

  • Mike Krzyzewski yells at Duke student section; later apologizes noting he didn't really hear chant

    CBS Sports "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski ran across the court in a fit of anger to scold the Duke student section for a chant directed at Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel during the Blue Devils' 79-67 win over the visiting Panthers. Media on press row in front of the student section reported..." January 29

  • One Stat Proves Once and For All NC State is UNC's Little Brother

    12 Up "North Carolina is a complete shell of themselves after the likes of Cole Anthony and Anthony Harris were lost due to injury, but that didn't stop the Tar Heels from beating up on rival North Carolina State in Raleigh 75-65. Roy Williams continued his dominance of..." January 28

  • 2020 McDonald's All-American Game roster: North Carolina leads way with four recruits in game, Duke with three

    CBS Sports "North Carolina is on pace to miss the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in Roy Williams' 17 seasons as coach. But Thursday's release of the McDonald's All-American Game rosters brought a reminder that this rut should only be temporary for the Tar Heels. Four of..." January 23

  • 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