Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duke guard Tre Jones out indefinitely after suffering shoulder injury in loss to Syracuse

    Sporting News "Tre Jones is out indefinitely after separating his AC joint during No. 1 Duke’s loss to Syracuse on Monday. The freshman guard suffered the shoulder injury early in the first half when he collided with Syracuse guard Frank Howard. He was originally listed as..." January 15

  • Should Zion Williamson Shut It Down And Wait For The NBA Draft?

    The Big Lead "Zion Williamson has an insane level of hype behind him right now and it’s certainly deserved. The Duke freshman has absolutely dominated college basketball this season. Some even believe he’s already locked up his spot as the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. So why wouldn’t..." January 15

  • FSU coach says Zion Williamson is 'most phenomenal talent' in ACC since Michael Jordan

    Sporting News "Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is fully aware of the challenges the Seminoles will face when they host Duke on Saturday, particularly with the Blue Devils' star forward Zion Williamson.  Hamilton gave Williamson some high praise leading up to the matchup..." January 12

  • Duke star Zion Williamson exits with apparent eye injury

    ESPN "Duke forward Zion Williamson left the Blue Devils' 80-78 win over Florida State late in the first half Saturday after an apparent poke to the eye and did not return. Williamson was driving inside when multiple Florida State players met him. He started fumbling the ball, Trent..." January 12

  • Zion: 'I kind of hate being classified as a dunker'

    The Score "Duke freshman Zion Williamson became a viral sensation for his jaw-dropping dunks before he even left high school. But Williamson wants to be known for much more than that. "I kind of hate being classified as a dunker," he said, according to ESPN's David M...." January 10

  • Jordan Usher transfers from USC to Georgia Tech

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "USC guard Jordan Usher has transferred to Georgia Tech. A Wheeler High grad who was a four-star prospect coming out of high school, Usher was to enroll for the spring semester Tuesday. Usher takes the final available scholarship for the 2018-19 team. He will be eligible to play..." January 08

  • Duke narrowly passes Virginia for No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball coaches poll

    USA Today "Long-time followers of college sports are well aware that polling is, at best, an inexact science. With that in mind, we deliver the news that Duke has overtaken Virginia for the No. 1 position in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll, in a week in which neither team actually..." December 31

  • Dynamic Duke duo of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett have Blue Devils primed for title run

    Sporting News "The list of Duke basketball legends who have run out of the home-team locker room at Cameron Indoor Stadium, ducked through the normal-human-sized door frames, made a quick right and sprinted onto the iconic court is long and exhaustive.   There’s something undeniably..." December 27

  • The Zion Williamson legend and freak show now has its iconic stage

    New York Post "Mike Krzyzewski has been making the sacred secular pilgrimage for more than 50 years, starting when he was a junior at West Point, the Black Knights fighting Notre Dame to the final minute of the NIT’s opening round. He’s been back plenty as a coach, too, notably the day in January..." December 20

  • Roy Williams gets 8-year contract extension as Tar Heels basketball coach

    Greensboro "Signing Day wasn't just for future members of the football team in Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina might need to restock the printer cartridges after announcing 18 contracts, including an eight-year extension for Roy Williams that will keep the hall of fame coach in..." December 19

  • Hurricanes basketball player Dewan Hernandez hires attorney to expedite NCAA clearance

    Miami Herald "University of Miami basketball player Dewan Hernandez, who has missed the first nine games of the season while the school and NCAA review his eligibility, has retained an attorney in hopes of returning to competition this season. Hernandez, a junior, has hired Miami-based attorney..." December 17

  • Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger to miss remainder of season with torn ACL

    Sporting News "Notre Dame guard Rex Pflueger will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL in the Irish's win over Purdue on Saturday. Pflueger confirmed the news via a post on his Twitter late Monday morning The senior guard started every game for Notre Dame this season..." December 17

  • NC State gives Keatts 6-year contract extension

    News & Observer "N.C. State basketball coach Kevin Keatts has been given a new six-year contract through 2023-24 that will pay him $2.7 million a year, it was announced Friday. University athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said the contract, which gives Keatts a $400,000-a-year increase, was approved..." December 15

  • UVA frosh Kihei Clark to have wrist surgery: Status uncertain

    Augusta Free Press "Bad news for UVA basketball fans following the fourth-ranked Cavaliers’ 57-49 win over VCU: freshman guard Kihei Clark is set to undergo surgery on Monday. Clark, a 5’9” freshman who has emerged as a surprise starter this season, was injured in Virginia’s win..." December 10

  • Texas A&M coach 'perplexed' Boston College canceled game because rain delayed travel

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Texas A&M-Boston College men's basketball game set for Saturday afternoon has been canceled, and Aggies coach Billy Kennedy is "perplexed" by the reason. According to the Houston Chronicle, Boston College's charter plane was scheduled to land in College..." December 08

  • Vernon Carey's commitment to Duke shows the Blue Devils' recruiting hasn't slipped even after Jeff Capel left

    CBS Sports "There's no denying former Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel was a huge part of the Blue Devils' recruiting wins in recent years that led to them enrolling the nation's top-ranked class in four of the past five seasons. So it was totally reasonable for some to wonder if his..." December 07

  • Vernon Carey Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State as a 5-star basketball recruit

    SB Nation "Duke has landed its latest superstar recruit. Vernon Carey Jr. picked Duke over Michigan State on SportsCenter on Thursday afternoon, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a star freshman center to build around for next year. Carey is ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the country, according..." December 06

  • Frustrated UNC coach Roy Wiliams after loss to Michigan: 'We stink,' 'My coaching sucks'

    USA Today "North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was "the most frustrated I've ever been" in his team and his own coaching performance after the 13th-ranked Tar Heels lost to No. 5 Michigan, 84-67, on Wednesday night. "Right now, we stink," a dejected..." November 29

  • Coach K warns fans about early Duke hype: 'Let's not get spoiled'

    The Score "Duke has quickly become the early favorites to win the national championship with four highly touted freshman leading the way. The Blue Devils (6-1) won four of their first five contests by at least 22 points before a humbling 89-87 loss to No. 1 ranked Gonzaga in the Maui..." November 28