Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ranking the top 16 incoming freshmen who will immediately impact

    CBS Sports "The youth of college basketball has grown in importance as the one-and-done era has matured. Players are no longer consistently staying four years and winning championships, in part because it's no longer a prerequisite to success. 18- and 19-year-olds can make an immediate impact for..." June 03

  • Bubba Cunningham Frames Concerns With New Name, Image & Likeness

    247 Sports "Student-athletes having the opportunity to profit off of their image is becoming more and more likely. In late April, the NCAA’s Board of Governors approved recommendations that will allow players to receive payment from third-party endorsers within the next two years. This motion comes..." June 03

  • Judge rules Zion Williamson must address improper benefits allegations under oath

    Yardbarker "Florida 11th Circuit Court Judge David Miller ruled that Zion Williamson must answer questions under oath regarding improper benefits he allegedly received during his one season at Duke. The New Orleans Pelicans rookie had requested a motion to stay discovery but the request..." June 02

  • Mike Krzyzewski 'disgusted' and 'scared' following George Floyd's death

    The Score "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski issued a statement Monday amid protests across the U.S. against police brutality, sparked in part by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Krzyzewski wrote: I have been trying to find eloquent words to explain my..." June 01

  • Clemson's Aamir Simms withdraws from draft, will return for senior year

    The Score "Clemson forward Aamir Simms is withdrawing from NBA draft consideration and will return for his senior year, he told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. " June 01

  • Kentucky, Notre Dame to meet this fall to begin 3-year series

    The Score "Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs. Kentucky hosts Notre Dame on Dec. 12 in the first regular-season meeting between the schools since Notre Dame's 64-50 victory at home on Nov. 29,..." May 30

  • How former Syracuse basketball star Eric Devendorf turned tweets into hoops lessons

    ESPN "It's still chilly in Syracuse, New York, in early April, so Eric Devendorf is dressed in gray sweatpants and a black hoodie. The former star point guard for the Syracuse Orange is at a park near his house, palming a basketball in the far corner of a concrete patio, a stone wall to..." May 28

  • Kentucky, Notre Dame to begin 3-year basketball series this fall

    ABC 7 Chicago "Kentucky and Notre Damewill play this fall, beginning a three-year series between two of college basketball's winningest programs. Kentucky hosts Notre Dame on Dec. 12 in the first regular-season meeting between the schools since Notre Dame's 64-50 victory at..." May 28

  • Former Tar Heel Ty Lawson Takes Major NSFW Shots at Roy Williams and UNC Basketball on Instagram

    12 Up "Ty Lawson was a star point guard for the University of North Carolina basketball team, but he put the program on blast via his Instagram story this weeekend. He went off and insisted that he doesn't "support anything [they] do," and that head coach Roy Williams "knows..." May 26

  • Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan’s late push for Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown has paid off. Brown announced in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he’ll be heading to Ann Arbor to finish his career with the Wolverines. The 6-foot-5, 220-guard added Michigan as a possible..." May 19

  • UCLA set to hire Boston College's Martin Jarmond as athletic director

    ESPN "UCLA is expected to finalize a deal to make Martin Jarmond its next athletic director, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Jarmond has served as Boston College's AD since 2017. He will replace longtime Bruins AD Dan Guerrero, who announced last year that he would be..." May 16

  • Ex-UNLV guard Jonah Antonio to join Wake Forest as graduate transfer

    247 Sports "A source tells 247Sports that UNLV grad transfer guard Jonah Antonio has committed to Wake Forest. The 6-foot-5 guard from Perth, Australia, averaged 6.9 points and and 2.4 rebounds a game for the Running Rebels last year. He did suffer a thumb injury in the non-conference..." May 15

  • 'City Game' between Pitt, Duquesne won't return in 2020

    ESPN "The annual "City Game" between Pitt's and Duquesne's basketball teams will remain on hiatus for a second straight year. Duquesne announced Thursday that Pitt had backed out of a verbal agreement to renew the long-running series during the 2020-21 season...." May 15

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski Likely to Be Deposed in Zion Williamson Lawsuit

    SI "Lawyers for marketing representative Gina Ford are preparing to ramp up the legal battle with her former client, basketball star Zion Williamson, and others in Williamson’s orbit. The discovery process in her suit against the former Blue Devil is likely to extend beyond his family and..." May 11

  • Kevin Durant wanted to go to North Carolina in 2006

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant spent his one year in college at Texas, but it seems his heart was set on a different destination before he made his final decision. Durant was heavily recruited by the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2006, and Durant even took an official visit to see the Heels beat Duke...." May 11

  • Assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson, named in NCAA notice, out at La Salle

    ESPN "Kenny Johnson, who was named in the NCAA's Notice of Allegations to Louisville last week, is no longer on La Salle's men's basketball staff, the school confirmed Monday. Johnson, an assistant coach, was hired by the Explorers in May 2018, six months after he was fired by..." May 11

  • Mike Krzyewski Turned Down Opportunities To Coach Lakers, Sixers and Celtics

    Sportsnaut "Duke Blue Devils head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is an absolute legend who has won five national championships at the collegiate level. He’s helmed the Blue Devils basketball program since 1980, turning down multiple opportunities to coach NBA teams. Mike Krzyzewski turned..." May 10

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • Let’s Throwback to When Patrick Ewing Said He Almost Teamed Up With Michael Jordan at UNC, But The KKK Stopped Him

    Black Sports Online "Imagine, Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing teaming up at UNC. Now what would you do if I told you it almost happened? Yes, Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan almost became teammates at UNC. Dean Williams, a legend himself, coaching arguably the greatest player in NBA history..." May 07

  • Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes takes a shot at UK’s academics

    A Sea of Blue "On Tuesday, Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr was officially added to the transfer portal after reports came out over the weekend that he was not yet officially in. It is believed that Kentucky will be one of the main teams involved in trying to get Sarr for the 2020-21..." May 06

  • Olivier Sarr to transfer to Kentucky from Wake Forest

    ESPN "Former Wake Forest big man Olivier Sarr, arguably the top college basketball transfer this spring, is transferring to Kentucky, he told ESPN on Wednesday. "I felt that was the best fit and the best opportunity for me," Sarr told ESPN. "Being able to..." May 06

  • Louisville receives notice of allegations: NCAA penalties Rick Pitino could face as he begins Iona tenure

    CBS Sports "Just 51 days removed from being named the new coach at Iona, Hall of Famer Rick Pitino is already under intense NCAA scrutiny as the findings of a scandal investigation dating back to his tenure at Louisville come to light. On Monday, the NCAA released its..." May 05

  • Louisville receives notice of allegations, Pitino faces Level II violation

    The Score "Louisville has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA pertaining to its men's basketball program, the school announced Monday. The Cardinals face allegations of one Level I violation - the most severe type of infraction under NCAA rules - and three Level II..." May 04

  • Rick Pitino 'Firmly' Disagrees With Louisville Notice of Allegations

    SI "Former Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is speaking out after the NCAA issued a Notice of Allegations to the program Monday. Pitino and Iona, the school he currently coaches at, released statements on the notice. "Today the NCAA released a NOA..." May 04

  • Influencer Estimates Suggest NCAA Robbed Upwards of $1 Million From Likes of Zion Williamson and Trevor Lawrence

    12 Up "The NCAA appears to be reversing course on parts of their amateurism mandate, as they are moving towards allowing student-athletes to make money off of third-party endorsements. According to a sports social media software called Influencer that details and projects an..." May 01

  • Wake Forest's Olivier Sarr entering transfer portal

    ACC Sports "With Steve Forbes now as coach, Wake Forest must be ready to move forward without Olivier Sarr. Early Friday morning, the All-ACC center announced his intention to enter the transfer portal. Sarr plans to find immediate eligibility and play for another program next season. The 7-footer is..." May 01

  • Wake Forest focused on ETSU's Forbes as next head coach

    ESPN "Wake Forest is in talks with East Tennessee State's Steve Forbes to become the Demon Deacons' next head coach, sources told ESPN. No deal had been reached as of Thursday morning, sources told ESPN. Forbes would replace Danny Manning, who was fired on..." April 30

  • Wake Forest names Steve Forbes its basketball coach

    CBS Sports "East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes reached an agreement in principle to become Wake Forest's next basketball coach, a source told CBS Sports on Thursday morning. A few hours later, the school announced Forbes, 50, would replace former Demon Deacons coach Danny..." April 30

  • Which college basketball teams need a The Last Dance documentary?

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "The Last Dance has taken the sports world by storm. In a time where we don’t actually have any access to live sports due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the entire world, airing 10 hours of archival, all-access, never-before-seen footage from the Chicago..." April 28

  • BYU Fans Won't Stop Whining After UNC Won FOX College Basketball's Best Fans Poll

    12 Up "In the current global climate, it's nearly impossible to imagine anything that matters less than a "Best Fans in College Basketball" poll run by FOX College Hoops. But don't tell that to BYU fans, who desperately want you to know they exist. As we all..." April 28

  • Wake Forest fires basketball coach Danny Manning

    ESPN "Wake Forest has fired basketball coach Danny Manning after six seasons, the school announced Saturday. The Demon Deacons never finished above .500 in the ACC under Manning, who had a 14-42 conference record over the past three seasons. Last season, they went 13-18 overall and..." April 25

  • Ryan Odom among candidates for Wake Forest job

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Odom could be back in the spotlight two years after pulling off perhaps the greatest upset in the history of college basketball. Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported on Saturday that the UMBC head coach is among the candidates to take over the Wake Forest after their firing..." April 25

  • Wake Forest Next Stop For John Beilein?

    Hoops Rumors "Wake Forest announced the dismissal of head coach Danny Manning earlier today, and former Cavaliers coach John Beilein has emerged as on the rumor mill as a popular candidate to take over the program. Beilein’s transition to the NBA didn’t go..." April 25

  • Jeremiah Francis Entering Transfer Portal

    247 Sports "North Carolina’s Jeremiah Francis will become the second Tar Heel basketball player to enter the NCAA transfer portal this month. The freshman point guard confirmed the news to Inside Carolina on Thursday.  Francis was a bright spot for Roy Williams in a difficult..." April 23

  • Point guard Darius Perry, No. 21 in ESPN's transfer rankings, heads to Central Florida from Louisville

    ESPN "Point guard Darius Perry will transfer from Louisville to Central Florida, he announced on Monday. Perry, No. 21 in ESPN's transfer rankings, averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 assists this season with the Cardinals and will have one season to play with the..." April 21

  • Louisville to cut athletics budget by 15 percent, furlough staff

    College Basketball Talk "Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said his department will cut 15% from its sports budgets and furlough staff this week in further economic moves resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Tyra said furloughs would be announced Wednesday, but he did not specify details to the..." April 21

  • Syracuse coaches Jim Boeheim, Dino Babers take voluntary pay cuts

    National Post "Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are among staff members to take a voluntary pay cut as the university faces a multimillion-dollar shortfall because of the coronavirus pandemic. Boeheim, Babers and athletic director John Wildhack have volunteered to..." April 20

  • JJ Redick almost quit basketball during sophomore year at Duke

    Yardbarker "It's hard to believe that New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick almost quit basketball during his sophomore year at Duke. The 35-year-old opened up about his difficult sophomore year at Duke on the "Pardon My Take" podcast.  "December of that..." April 20

  • Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley commits to Memphis

    247 Sports "Virginia Tech transfer Landers Nolley announced a commitment to Memphis on Monday. Nolley, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Atlanta, Ga., picked the Hokies over Georgia, Ole Miss and a host of other programs.  " April 20

  • Wake Forest adds Ian DuBose, Isaiah Wilkins as transfer help

    Winston-Salem Journal "Isaiah Wilkins, a Mount Tabor graduate who played at Virginia Tech for the last two seasons, is moving closer to home. Wilkins announced his commitment to join Wake Forest’s men’s basketball program on Thursday morning. The 6-4, 225-pound wing averaged 4.3 points..." April 17

  • Louisville’s Chris Mack not worried about prospects choosing G League

    Larry Brown Sports "The health of college basketball has seemingly been in decline the last few years as top players have chosen to bypass college ball before moving on to the NBA. On Thursday, another blow was dealt to college basketball when top prospect Jalen Green announced he would be joining a G League..." April 17

  • San Francisco grad transfer Charles Minlend commits to Louisville

    SI "University of San Francisco graduate transfer Charles Minlend has committed to the University of Louisville men's basketball program, he announced Sunday on Instagram. The late night Easter commitment comes as a little bit of a surprise. On Apr. 8, Minlend announced his..." April 13

  • Bill Walton Says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is College Basketball's GOAT

    TMZ "All you basketball know-it-alls got it wrong ... Michael Jordan is NOT the G.O.A.T of college hoops -- so says Bill Walton, who tells TMZ Sports that honor belongs to Kareem! We got the basketball legend just days after MJ was crowned king of ESPN's..." April 12

  • Ranking the best one-and-done players ever

    The Score "When the NBA changed its draft rules in 2005, it ushered in the era of one-and-done players. The result has been numerous blink-of-an-eye college basketball sensations, with some continuing to star in the pros. The period between 2006-08 was really something else, with three of the..." April 11

  • Coach K criticizes fellow college coaches for messaging during pandemic

    Larry Brown Sports "Some college coaches, particularly in football, have been vocal about their desire to get players practicing again as soon as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Krzyzewski thinks that’s irresponsible. The Duke basketball coach told FS1’s Colin Cowherd on..." April 10

  • Mike Krzyzewski explains how he gave ‘closure’ to Duke players after canceled tournament

    Larry Brown Sports "College basketball coaches have struggled to console players after the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is trying in his own way. " April 09

  • Mike Krzyzewski says Duke didn't recruit Michael Jordan despite evidence to the contrary

    Yardbarker "Memories are funny things. We commonly misremember conversations and events we think know well with no malice intended.  Something of that nature may have occurred involving one of basketball's most famous coaches.  On Thursday, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski..." April 09

  • Duke transfer Alex O'Connell announces commitment to Creighton

    CBS Sports "Creighton is adding another sharpshooter to its roster after finishing the 2019-20 season ranked ninth in the country in 3-point shooting percentage. Duke transfer Alex O'Connell announced his commitment to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, two-and-a-half weeks after..." April 08

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07

  • Patrick Tape recommits to Duke after first committing then withdrawing commitment from Blue Devils

    The Duke Chronicle "After a little bit of indecision, it seems that Columbia big man Patrick Tape is coming to Duke after all. According to 247Sports' Evan Daniels, Tape has recommitted to the Blue Devils. This news comes just three days after the 6-foot-10 center decommitted from the..." April 06

  • Grant Hill tells story of famous pass to Christian Laettner in 1992 NCAA Tournament win vs. Kentucky

    USA Today "When Duke’s Grant Hill took the ball before making what is probably the most famous pass in NCAA Tournament history, he had a thought: “OK, this is easy.” That’s not, he said this weekend, because Kentucky coach Rick Pitino chose to leave him..." April 06

  • Syracuse lands Illinois transfer Alan Griffin, son of Raptors Asst. Adrian Griffin

    CBS Sports "An Illinois guard who helped key the program's turnaround in the 2019-20 season is transferring to Syracuse, he told 247Sports. Alan Griffin, a 6-foot-5 guard and 41.6 percent 3-point shooter as a sophomore, will have two years of eligibility with the Orange. Griffin..." April 05

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Threw Shade Toward ESPN After Naming Michael Jordan Greatest College Player of All-Time

    Black Sports Online "Earlier this week, ESPN named Michael Jordan the greatest college basketball player of all-time on April Fools’ Day no less. Even the most diehard MJ fan knows this isn’t true and social media had some not so kind things to say after the announcement. " April 04

  • Carl Tacy, former Wake Forest basketball coach who’s in school’s hall of fame, has died

    The News & Observer "Carl Tacy, who was maybe one of the most underrated basketball coaches in Wake Forest basketball history, has died at age 86. Tacy, who lived in Winston-Salem along with his wife, Donnie, for the last 15 years or so, coached Wake from the 1972-73 season through 1984-85. Wake Forest..." April 04