Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Krzyzewski Apologizes To Student Reporter For Angry Response

    Essentially Sports "The Duke Blue Devils are having a very rough season. While being 5-5 isn’t a big issue, it is a massive cause of concern for the NCAA heavyweights. They fell to a rough loss at the hands of the Louisville Cardinals two days ago. While Duke was outmatched for that game, the loss was still..." January 25

  • Tyrece Radford suspended from Virginia Tech men's basketball after DUI, weapon charges

    The Roanoke Times "The Virginia Tech men's basketball program announced Monday that starting forward Tyrece Radford has been indefinitely suspended from all team activities "for not upholding the high standards Virginia Tech has for its students and athletes." Radford has been charged with..." January 25

  • HC Mike Krzyzewski gets testy with student reporter over postgame question

    Larry Brown Sports "Coach K got testy with a student reporter after Duke’s 70-65 loss to Louisville on Saturday. A student reporter asked Mike Krzyzewski during his postgame press conference where the team goes from here. Coach K took issue with the question. Rather than just say his Blue Devils..." January 24

  • Student reporter responds to Coach Mike Krzyzewski controversy

    Yardbarker "Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was criticized for the way he treated a student reporter following Saturday night’s game. As you might expect, the student seemed a bit surprised by the exchange. Jake Piazza, an economics major who writes for the Duke Chronicle, asked Coach..." January 24

  • College basketball players who were snubbed from rankings

    CBS Sports "With 357 teams comprising Division I college basketball, there was only room for 0.28 players per team on our list of the sport's top 101 players that was published in November. Sure, the Ivy League and a couple other teams have since dropped out of the 2020-21 season, but when..." January 20

  • Federal judge rules in favor of Zion Williamson, deems marketing deal void

    The Score "A federal judge in North Carolina granted New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson partial judgment on Wednesday in his lawsuit against Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach. The judge ruled that the deal Williamson signed..." January 20

  • Boston College-Virginia Tech men's basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

    CBS Boston " The contest between Boston College and Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball teams scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed, due to a positive COVID-19 test within the BC program. The Atlantic Coast Conference made the announcement on Tuesday, noting that contact..." January 19

  • Duke unranked for first time since 2016

    Yardbarker "The men's basketball team of the Duke Blue Devils has made some unfortunate history.  As noted by an ESPN piece, Duke has fallen out of the Associated Press men's basketball top 25 for the first time since Feb. 8, 2016. The unbeaten Gonzaga Bulldogs remain No...." January 18

  • Butch Beard tells Louisville basketball to lose his name over school's treatment of Black men

    Courier Journal "More than half a century after he attained All-American status at the University of Louisville, basketball star Butch Beard has asked to be disassociated from the university. In a letter emailed to university president Neeli Bendapudi on Wednesday, Beard requested his name..." January 15

  • Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs, Louisville's Carlik Jones added as Wooden Watch list trimmed to 25

    ESPN "Gonzaga freshman guard Jalen Suggs was among three new names added to the midseason watch list for the 2021 Wooden Award, which was also reduced from 50 players to 25 on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Suggs leads the top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0) in assists (5.4 APG) and steals..." January 07

  • Ex-Notre Dame Asst. Basketball Coach Ryan Ayers Charged with Felony Voyeurism Over Naked Footage

    TMZ "Ryan Ayers -- a former Notre Dame college basketball player and later an assistant coach with the team -- has been charged with voyeurism after allegedly shooting multiple naked women without their consent. Ayers -- who graduated in 2009 -- joined the Notre Dame coaching staff..." January 06

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski to miss Boston College game while quarantining

    WRAL Sports "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made it official Monday during the ACC's weekly teleconference that he will not be able to coach Duke's game against Boston College on Wednesday. It's not clear if he'll be back for Duke's game on Saturday against Wake Forest,..." January 04

  • Notre Dame Lands Yale Transfer Forward Paul Atkinson

    SI "Notre Dame's quest to add to its frontcourt certainly got some great news with the decision of 6-10 Yale transfer Paul Atkinson announced his commitment to the Fighting Irish hoops program. Atkinson will sit out the 2020-21 season and be eligible for the Irish next..." January 04

  • Gonzaga still No. 1, while Duke falls out of USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

    USA Today "Gonzaga will enter the 2021 portion of the season with the No. 1 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll. The Zags closed out another impressive week with a blowout of Virginia and easily retain the top position with 29 of 32 first-place votes. Baylor..." December 28

  • Duke vs. Pittsburgh postponed after positive COVID-19 test

    CBS Sports "Tuesday evening's scheduled ACC showdown between Duke and Pittsburgh has been postponed after a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent quarantining and contact tracing within Pitt's program, the ACC announced Monday. A rescheduled date has not yet been..." December 28

  • Duke Women's Basketball Team Ends Season Due to Pandemic

    Complex "The Duke women’s basketball team has decided to end its season due to COVID-19 concerns. “The student-athletes on the Duke women's basketball team have made the difficult decision to conclude their current season due to safety..." December 27

  • Kentucky off to worst start in 109 years after loss to rival Louisville

    The Score "Kentucky hit a new program and conference low after a heartbreaking 62-59 loss to rival Louisville on Saturday. The Wildcats' latest defeat dropped the school to 1-6 for the first time since 1911. It also marked their first six-game skid since the 1988-89 campaign,..." December 27

  • Pitt basketball coach Jeff Capel tested positive for COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jeff Capel will miss the Panthers' upcoming home game on Tuesday against No. 23 Louisville after testing positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday. Subsequent testing within the program upon learning about his positive test..." December 20

  • Villanova-Virginia men's basketball matchup at MSG canceled because of COVID-19

    Streaking The Lawn "The hits just keep coming. According to reports, Virginia’s matchup with No. 7 Villanova on December 19 is not going to happen at Madison Square Garden as previously planned. The Virginia program has been on a pause as a result of COVID issues since December 8 and has already canceled or..." December 17

  • Virginia to face No. 1 Gonzaga in Fort Worth on December 26

    CBS Sports "College basketball's nonconference schedule received a big addition Thursday, when No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 17 Virginia announced they will play each other on Dec. 26. The game, to be broadcast on CBS, is set for 4 p.m. ET at DIckie's Arena in Fort Worth,..." December 17

  • Duke Blue Devils basketball player Jalen Johnson out indefinitely with foot injury

    ESPN "Duke freshman Jalen Johnson is out indefinitely with a foot injury and won't play on Wednesday against Notre Dame, the school announced Tuesday. Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward, is the team's most talented player and top NBA draft prospect. Ranked No...." December 16

  • NC State, Saint Louis to play Thursday in late addition to men's basketball schedule

    Backing the Pack "For short notice, NC State sure did manage to find a heck of a game. The Wolfpack and Saint Louis have agreed to a home-and-home basketball series that will begin on Thursday night at SLU’s place. Tip time is set for 8 p.m. ET. SLU is coming off a 23-8 season that saw..." December 16

  • Top 10 transfers declared eligible

    CBS Sports "After months of waiting, Wednesday's decision by the NCAA Division I Council to approve a blanket waiver for immediate eligibility to transfers freed dozens of college basketball players stuck in limbo. While many high-profile transfers like Kentucky's Olivier..." December 16

  • Nate Oats apologizes to Mike Krzyzewski for criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Nate Oats on Saturday apologized publicly to Mike Krzyzewski for criticizing the legendary Duke coach. After Duke lost to Illinois at home on Tuesday, Coach K questioned playing during a pandemic. Duke later announced that they wouldn’t play any more non-conference..." December 13

  • Jim Boeheim comes to Coach Mike Krzyzewski's defense: Nate Oats 'should know better'

    The Score "Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim came to Mike Krzyzewski's defense two days after Alabama bench boss Nate Oats questioned the legendary Duke head coach for wanting the NCAA to reassess the current collegiate season. "Everybody knows Mike K is..." December 12

  • Louisville women's basketball team pauses team activities due to positive COVID-19 test

    USA Today "The Louisville women's basketball team has paused all team-related activities after a positive COVID-19 test within the program.  The pause, which comes after contact tracing due to the positive test, has forced the Cardinals to postpone Sunday's home game against North..." December 12

  • John Calipari explains why Kentucky isn't following Duke

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, Duke and Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced an unprecedented move by canceling the remaining nonconference portion of their upcoming schedule to allow players to go home for Christmas. But not every coach in college hoops agrees with the move or plans to follow..." December 11

  • Georgia Tech Basketball Team Smashes 'COVID Ball' to Celebrate Road Win

    TMZ "This is pretty great -- the Georgia Tech basketball team celebrated a win over Nebraska on Wednesday by smashing a COVID piñata! The Yellow Jackets were on the road -- and defeated the Huskers in a 75-to-64 thrashing -- and coach Josh Pastner had special plans to..." December 10

  • Alabama Coach Nate Oats Takes Shot at Mike Krzyzewski for Wanting to Delay NCAA Basketball Play

    Complex "As the NCAA basketball season is in full swing amidst a global pandemic, Alabama coach Nate Oats had some choice words regarding comments Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski made about continuing the season. “Let me ask you a question. Do you think Coach K would be saying..." December 10

  • Duke Cancels Remaining Non-Conference Men’s Basketball Games "The Duke men's basketball program will forgo its remaining nonconference regular season basketball games for the 2020-21 season. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to allow the Blue Devils' student-athletes time over the holidays to..." December 10

  • Mike Krzyzewski on Playing Through COVID-19: 'I Don't Think It Feels Right to Anybody'

    Bleacher Report "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is concerned about the NCAA's lack of leadership as the organization attempts to hold a basketball season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to reporters after the Blue Devils' 83-68 loss to Illinois on..." December 09

  • NC State men's basketball on pause after positive COVID-19 cases

    The News & Observer "For the time being, N.C. State’s basketball season has been placed on hold. The school announced on Wednesday that all men’s basketball program activities will be paused due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. According to a release from N.C. State, two members..." December 09

  • No. 4 Michigan State's basketball game vs. No. 18 Virginia postponed

    Detroit Free Press "A premiere college basketball matchup has been delayed, less than 24 hours before the nationally televised game was to tip, because of the novel coronavirus. No. 4 Michigan State basketball's game Wednesday vs. No. 18 Virginia was postponed late..." December 09

  • Wake Forest basketball won't play VMI on Dec. 21 due to positive COVID-19 tests

    The Roanoke Times "VMI's Dec. 21 basketball game at Wake Forest has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues in the Wake program.   " December 08

  • Louisville-Wisconsin men's basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "ESPN's Jeff Borzello reported on Monday afternoon that Wednesday's men's college basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals and Wisconsin Badgers has been called off due to COVID-19 issues impacting the Cardinals.  Borzello added it's unlikely the game..." December 07

  • NCAA: Louisville Cardinals should've known Adidas was a booster

    ESPN "Louisville administrators "knew or should have known that Adidas was its booster," and thus the Cardinals are responsible for NCAA recruiting violations committed by an Adidas employee and consultant when they offered $100,000 to former player Brian Bowen II's father for..." December 07

  • Louisville basketball pausing due to positive COVID-19 test

    CBS Sports "The Louisville basketball program is pausing all team activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and the subsequent contact tracing requirements, according to a Thursday evening announcement from the school. The 4-0 Cardinals will have their game against UNC..." December 04

  • Virginia, Villanova to face off in Holiday Hoops Classic at MSG on Dec. 19

    ESPN "Villanova and Virginia will face off in the Holiday Hoops Classic on Dec. 19 at Madison Square Garden, it was announced Tuesday. The game between the past two men's basketball national champions will be the first college basketball game at MSG since the Big East..." December 01

  • Mike Brey is trying to find opponents for Notre Dame on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "College basketball scheduling has proven to be a unique challenge in 2020. If you need evidence of that, just check Mike Brey’s Twitter feed. Notre Dame was originally set to face Tennessee in a non-conference matchup on Dec. 4. However, that game will no longer be played, with..." November 28

  • DJ Funderburk Was Thrown Up on In the N.C. State Opener

    The Big Lead "The North Carolina State Wolfpack beat the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on college basketball's opening night, 95-61. NC State senior forward DJ Funderburk had 10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes. He was also thrown up on. Funderburk's reaction really says it all:..." November 27