Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jim Boeheim's Son Jimmy Transferring to Syracuse, Will Play with Brother Buddy

    Bleacher Report "The Syracuse Orange are gaining another Boeheim for next season.  On Friday, head coach Jim Boeheim's oldest son, Jimmy Boeheim, announced he's transferring to Syracuse after playing for Cornell in the Ivy League. Another of the coach's sons, Buddy, is already a..." April 16

  • Duke Blue Devils strengthen frontcourt by adding Marquette Golden Eagles transfer Theo John

    ESPN "Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball transfer Theo John is going from a Coach K protégé to Coach K himself. John, who spent the past four seasons playing under former Duke star and assistant Steve Wojciechowski with the Golden Eagles, announced..." April 16

  • Oklahoma men's basketball transfer Brady Manek commits to North Carolina

    The Athletic "Former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek has committed to North Carolina, he announced on social media Friday. Manek, who ranked No. 19 on The Athletic's list of available players, averaged 10.8 points and 5.0 rebounds during his senior season with the Sooners. His numbers dipped..." April 16

  • Hubert Davis turns to former North Carolina basketball players to fill out coaching staff

    ESPN "Hubert Davis' coaching staff at North Carolina has a familiar ring to it. For the first time in UNC men's basketball history, the head coach and the three top assistants are all former players for the Tar Heels. Davis, who replaced Roy Williams after the Hall of..." April 15

  • Cincy Hiring UNCG HC Wes Miller

    CBS Sports "Less than a week removed from firing John Brannen, Cincinnati has picked its next coach: UNC Greensboro's Wes Miller. Sources told CBS Sports that Miller, regarded as one of the rising stars in the industry, has agreed in principle with Cincinnati to take over its men's..." April 14

  • Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson On New UNC Coach Hubert Davis Saying He’s Proud To Have White Wife

    Black Sports Online "New UNC head coach went Sage Steele by randomly telling people during his introductory press conference that he was proud to have a white wife. It was just an odd comment and one that truly didn’t need to be said since no one asked him about his spouse. It went viral..." April 12

  • Former 5-star Walker Kessler commits to Auburn

    The Auburn Plainsman "Bruce Pearl reeled in a big fish on Monday with the commitment of former 5-star forward Walker Kessler. Kessler announced the news in an Instagram post. The former North Carolina forward announced he was entering the transfer portal on March 22, after spending his freshman season with..." April 12

  • UNC's Garrison Brooks enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "North Carolina center Garrison Brooks has entered the transfer portal, The Athletic confirmed Friday evening. Brooks (6-foot-10, 240 pounds), an All-ACC selection as a junior and the preseason player of the year in the conference in 2020-21, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4..." April 10

  • North Carolina lands Virginia transfer Justin McKoy

    Sportsnaut "New North Carolina coach Hubert Davis got the first commitment of his tenure, landing transfer Justin McKoy from Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia. McKoy announced his transfer Saturday on social media. The commitment to the Tar Heels sends McKoy back home. He..." April 10

  • Tar Heels pin their hopes on Hubert Davis to replicate success of his mentors

    The Athletic "It was so small — barely the size of a quarter. And subtle, too. So subtle that, were you not attuned to a certain suit’s left lapel, you easily could’ve missed it. But why, after all, would you have fixated on any suit in the first place? Dozens of former North..." April 07

  • Hurricanes basketball transfer Chris Lykes commits to Arkansas Razorbacks

    ESPN "Miami transfer Chris Lykes announced his commitment to the Arkansas basketball program on Wednesday, becoming the Razorbacks' second transfer pickup this spring. Lykes chose Arkansas over USC. A 5-foot-7 guard from Maryland, Lykes played just two..." April 07

  • Roy Williams sends wonderful message about Hubert Davis taking over UNC

    Yardbarker "Roy Williams shared a wonderful message on Tuesday as Hubert Davis was introduced as the new head coach at North Carolina. Davis, a former Tar Heels player, served on Williams’ staff as an assistant coach since 2012. Williams is delighted to pass the program along to..." April 06

  • North Carolina hires Hubert Davis as new basketball coach

    ESPN "North Carolina has promoted longtime assistant Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams as the Tar Heels' new head basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Davis has been an assistant coach under Williams for the past nine seasons in Chapel Hill and was one of the favorites..." April 05

  • Duke basketball recruiting: Trevor Keels commits as Blue Devils land third five-star prospect in 2021 class

    CBS Sports "Duke already had a loaded recruiting class on the way next season with five-stars Paolo Banchero and A.J. Griffin signed and ready to make immediate contributions. But the group got even better on Friday as another blue-chipper -- five-star shooting guard Trevor Keels -- opted to join the..." April 02

  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams to retire after 48 seasons

    247 Sports " North Carolina Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams is retiring after 48 seasons of coaching, sources tell 247Sports. Williams spent 18 seasons in Chapel Hill racking up a record of 485-163, with a career record of 903-264 in 33 seasons at the helm. " April 01

  • Six coaches who could replace Roy Williams at North Carolina

    USA Today "Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday ahead of the men's Final Four. The 70-year old leaves college basketball as the sport's third winningest coach of all-time from storied tenures at North Carolina and Kansas  – 33 seasons altogether that included..." April 01

  • Rick Pitino rooting for former assistant coach in Final Four

    Larry Brown Sports "Rick Pitino has a rooting interest in the Final Four thanks to one of his former assistant coaches. UCLA coach Mick Cronin was an assistant to Pitino at Louisville from 2001-2003. He’s been very successful since then, reaching the NCAA Tournament with Murray State and finding..." March 31

  • Duke's Jordan Goldwire, who led the Blue Devils in assist and steals, plans to transfer as graduate student

    CBS Sports "Duke senior point guard Jordan Goldwire has entered the transfer portal and leaving the Blue Devils program as a graduate transfer, the program announced Saturday. Goldwire, a four-year player with Duke, led the team in assists and steals last season and was a steadying amidst the..." March 27

  • Virginia Tech guard Jalen Cone enters NCAA transfer portal

    Gobbler Country "After Virginia Tech’s loss to Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Friday, optimism was at an all-time high around the Hokies’ basketball program. With a roster loaded full of talented underclassmen, players and fans were already looking forward to next..." March 26

  • Geo Baker says Rutgers players discussed delaying NCAA tournament opener vs. Clemson amid #NotNCAAProperty protest

    ESPN "Rutgers guard Geo Baker says the Scarlet Knights discussed delaying their NCAA tournament game last week against Clemson as part of an ongoing player protest of inequities in college sports. Baker, Michigan's Isaiah..." March 25

  • Duke's Jaemyn Brakefield enters transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Jaemyn Brakefield became a rarely seen Duke one-and-done by announcing Wednesday that he intends to enter the transfer portal after his freshman season. Brakefield averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 boards but played only 12.5 minutes per game in the 2020-2021 season. A former..." March 24

  • Jim Boeheim: 'Not One Sentence on the Internet Matters'

    The Big Lead "As is becoming an annual tradition, Syracuse is making the best of a questionable inclusion in the NCAA Tournament. After easily dismantling San Diego State in the opening round, the Orange surprised West Virginia, 75-72, yesterday to advance to yet another Sweet Sixteen. It's as if..." March 22

  • Walker Kessler transferring from North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team after one season

    ESPN "Former five-star recruit Walker Kessler announced Monday he's transferring from North Carolina after one season. Kessler released a statement on Twitter. "While this season did not go as planned for our entire basketball community, the..." March 22

  • Picking Cinderella: A reason to root for each double-digit seed on Sunday

    The Score "fter an upset-filled opening day of the NCAA Tournament, the Round of 32 games are filled with double-digit seeds looking to extend their Cinderella runs. If you're searching for an underdog team to ride with through the rest of the tournament, here's the list of choices..." March 21

  • Ohio students party on Court Street after upset win over Virginia

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio University pulled off a huge upset on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament, and their fans loved it. The Bobcats knocked off Virginia 62-58 to advance to the second round of the tourney. Virginia was a four seed in the event and actually the defending champions since last year’s..." March 21

  • Virginia arrives in Indianapolis for NCAA tournament after COVID-19 scare

    Yardbarker "The Virginia Cavaliers, the last team to win an NCAA men's basketball tournament, were the only qualified school missing from Indianapolis ahead of this year's competition after they were removed from last week's ACC Tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test within the..." March 19

  • Georgia Tech star Moses Wright to miss first round NCAA Tournament game vs. Loyola Chicago

    CBS Sports "Georgia Tech will be without leading scorer and ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright on Friday when the No. 9 seed Yellow Jackets take on No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago in a first round NCAA Tournament game, according a report by Stadium's Jeff Goodman and confirmed by..." March 18

  • Leonard Hamilton to coach Florida State despite bizarre Achilles injury

    Yardbarker "Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton will coach in the NCAA Tournament despite a freak injury he suffered departing the team bus. Hamilton said Monday he hurt himself on Sunday when he misjudged the height of the step down while walking off the bus. Initially he described his injuries..." March 18

  • Virginia Tech coach Mike Young apologizes for random shot at Jehovah's Witnesses

    TMZ ""We’re not playing the Jehovah’s Witness All-Star team here. We’re playing the [Florida] Gators, man." What a stupid thing to say, right?! Well, the man behind that idiotic quote is Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young ......" March 17

  • Sister Jean — Loyola’s 101-year-old chaplain — will travel to Indianapolis

    Chicago Tribune "You can stage “Hamilton” without Lin-Manuel Miranda and still pack the theater. Or substitute a new Darrin on “Bewitched” without an outcry. But can you send Loyola to the NCAA Tournament without Sister Jean? That’s a question Ramblers fans..." March 16

  • 9 Canadians to watch in NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Sportsnet "If you haven’t completed a bracket yet, consider this one of your final warnings. This is not a drill. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March Madness men’s NCAA basketball tournament is back. Of even more interest to those of us north of the..." March 16

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • Virginia State University President Unleashes Lethal Ankle Breaker In 1-on-1 Campus Showdown

    Total Pro Sports "Anybody can get it when it comes to basketball. One guy found that out the hard way as he challenged multiple people to an impromptu game of 1-on-1 to see if random people would square up on the spot. That got him to challenging Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D., who is the..." March 16

  • Notre Dame Nikola Djogo puts his name in the Transfer Portal

    One Foot Down "On Monday,Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Nikola Djogo announced that he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal and will jeep all options on the table. Normally a transfer portal entry means the player is heading elsewhere, but something about the wording of his statement leads me..." March 16

  • NCAA tournament snubs Louisville, Duke among teams to turn down NIT

    Yahoo! Sports "In the sports world, navigating COVID-19 amounts to an exercise in risk vs. reward. Selection Sunday put that calculation to the test, and Louisville and Duke found their line. It's the NIT. After being snubbed for the NCAA tournament, the Cardinals declined their..." March 15

  • Boston College hires Charleston men's hoops coach Earl Grant

    Boston Herald "In the first major coaching hire of his tenure, Director of Athletics Patrick Kraft on Monday named Earl Grant the 13th men’s head basketball coach at Boston College. Grant, 44, replaced Jim Christian, who compiled a record 78-132 over seven seasons before being relieved of his..." March 15

  • Most of Virginia men's basketball team in quarantine, coach Tony Bennett says

    ESPN "Virginia won't travel to Indianapolis for the men's NCAA basketball tournament until Friday, with most of the Cavaliers' roster remaining in quarantine until Thursday, coach Tony Bennett said Sunday. The Cavaliers had to withdraw from the ACC tournament this past..." March 15

  • Jose Alvarado interview goes viral after Georgia Tech wins ACC Tournament

    Yardbarker "An interview featuring Jose Alvarado went viral after Georgia Tech clinched an NCAA Tournament berth by winning the ACC Tournament on Saturday. Alvarado’s Yellow Jackets beat Florida State 80-75 to win the ACC Tournament. The senior guard had 13 points, five rebounds, three..." March 14

  • 7 teams sweating the most on Selection Sunday

    USA Today "Selection Sunday is here — finally — after a two-year wait. That means teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble are sweating it out big time as they patiently wait to either jump up in jubilation — if announcer Greg Gumbel calls their name on the selection show..." March 14

  • Duke could play in NCAA Tournament if selected

    The Score "Duke could potentially play in the NCAA Tournament next week if selected as an at-large team or a COVID-19 replacement, a source told ESPN's Rece Davis. The Blue Devils withdrew from the ACC Tournament on Thursday after a positive COVID-19 test forced the team to..." March 13

  • Virginia-Georgia Tech men's basketball game cancelled due to positive COVID-19 test

    The Daily Progress "Friday's ACC Tournament semifinal game between Virginia and Georgia Tech has been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Cavaliers' program. The ACC announced the cancellation on Friday morning. " March 12

  • Roy Williams moves past Bob Knight for 3rd-most men's D-I wins by HC

    The Score "North Carolina's 81-73 victory over Virginia Tech in Thursday's ACC Tournament quarterfinals moved Roy Williams past Bob Knight for the third-most men's D-I head coaching wins. The legendary Tar Heels head coach trails only Duke's Mike..." March 12

  • Positive COVID test knocks Duke out of ACC tournament, and likely out of March Madness

    Yahoo! Sports "Duke's men's basketball team will not play its ACC tournament quarterfinal Thursday night against Florida State after a positive COVID-19 test within the program, according to multiple reports Thursday morning. The Blue Devils beat Louisville in the second round..." March 11

  • Georgia Tech's Moses Wright named AP player of the year for ACC

    The News & Observer "Moses Wright’s long and improbable journey from junior-high swimmer to the pinnacle of ACC basketball started in a Southeast Raleigh gym that hangs banners to commemorate its honored graduates. Many of the names on the wall at the J.D. Lewis Center are familiar to NBA fans: T.J. Warren,..." March 09

  • Bubble Watch and beyond: Five dangerous teams

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Tournament bubble undoubtedly carries a negative connotation because it implies a team is narrowly in the projected field of 68, or narrowly out of it, most often because it has not accumulated a resume deemed wholly worthy of March Madness inclusion. Factually, this is..." March 09

  • Mike Krzyzewski admits Duke does not deserve NCAA Tournament bid

    Larry Brown Sports "The Duke Blue Devils are expected to contend for an NCAA Tournament title every year, but in 2021 they’re facing the real prospect of being excluded from the field entirely. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski admitted that the Blue Devils simply do not deserve a bid as it stands, and..." March 08

  • Andy Katz Wants Syracuse Fans to Know His Feud With Jim Boeheim Ended Years Ago

    The Big Lead "Andy Katz was a guest on Titus & Tate Friday and was asked about Jim Boeheim's recent spat with a reporter. Katz famously faced Boeheim's rage back in 2013, so he knows a thing or two about dealing with it and gave some good insight. Most of all, though, he just wants..." March 05

  • Syracuse's Jim Boeheim derides reporter over height, credibility

    Sporting News "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim criticized a reporter during his post-game press conference Wednesday night. Boeheim, coming off a 64-54 win over Clemson, was asked a harmless question by The Athletic's Matthew Gutierrez about the defensive development of players Quincy..." March 04

  • Duke's Nolan Smith wants Creighton coach Greg McDermott held 'accountable' for racially insensitive remarks

    USA Today "The apology issued by Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott for urging his players to "stay on the plantation" during a postgame speech last week has not been widely accepted, including by Duke's director of operations and player development Nolan..." March 04

  • Notre Dame Fans Booing Mike Brey is Colossally Stupid

    The Big Lead "Notre Dame never got it going this year and barring a stunning run in the ACC Tournament, will miss the real tournament, which makes four empty efforts in a row as the Irish would have been on the outside looking in last season. Things have definitely been better in South Bend for Mike Brey,..." March 04

  • Did UCLA really turn down Michael Jordan?

    Yahoo! Sports "Eleven minutes into ESPN’s broadcast of last month’s UCLA-Arizona game, college basketball’s most tangent-prone analyst steered the conversation in an unexpected direction. Bill Walton told an outrageous tale of his alma mater declining to recruit the..." March 03

  • Florida State extends Leonard Hamilton's contract through 2024-25

    The Score "Florida State men's basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the program through the 2024-25 campaign, the school announced Monday. The new deal will guarantee Hamilton $11.25 million over its duration and is..." March 01

  • Louisville Cardinals basketball player Malik Williams out 4-6 weeks after re-injuring foot

    Card Chronicle "Malik Williams will be out for 4-6 weeks after re-injuring his right foot in Louisville’s win at Duke Saturday night. That means that the Cardinal center will almost certainly be sidelined for the remainder of his senior season. “I just feel for Malik and his..." March 01

  • Roy Williams becomes 5th men's college basketball coach to reach 900 wins

    Yahoo! Sports "Roy Williams is one of the great coaches in basketball history, and now belongs to a club exclusive enough to say as much. The North Carolina head coach notched the 900th win of his career on Saturday with a 78-70 upset win over No. 11 Florida State. Williams is the fifth men's..." February 28

  • 5 college basketball bubble teams in need of a big win

    Larry Brown Sports "March 1 is right around the corner and plenty of college basketball teams are starting to feel the heat. Despite the strangest season we’ve ever see, with games moved, canceled, and heavily affected by COVID-19, the selection committee will still need to sort through varied resumés..." February 26

  • Roy Williams has hilarious response to question about UNC’s decision to schedule Marquette

    Awful Announcing "The North Carolina Tar Heels and Marquette Golden Eagles recently announced the scheduling of a nonconference basketball game for Wednesday in Chapel Hill. It was a decision that left many people confused, with North Carolina a bubble team (entered Wednesday 33rd in the NET rankings) that..." February 25

  • Au'Diese Toney to leave Pittsburgh Panthers basketball program, enter transfer portal

    247 Sports "Pitt men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced the departure of junior guard Au'Diese Toney while talked to the press late Thursday Morning. Capel said that the parting of Toney and Pitt was "mutual" and that Toney would be entering the NCAA Transfer..." February 25

  • Which college basketball coaches are on the hot seat?

    CBS Sports "There ended up being just one coaching change in college basketball's top seven conferences in the 2020 cycle with Steve Forbes taking over for Danny Manning at Wake Forest. With universities bracing for the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis, many that may have made..." February 24

  • Pitt guard Xavier Johnson enters transfer portal

    Cardiac Hill "Pitt lost its starting point guard for the remainder of the season and beyond on Wednesday, as Xavier Johnson will enter the NCAA transfer portal and leave the Pitt program, according to an announcement from Pitt head coach Jeff Capel. As a result, Johnson will not participate in any of the..." February 24

  • Louisville HC Chris Mack Apologized to John Calipari for Mocking UK

    Bleacher Report "Chris Mack was in quite the celebratory mood after his team defeated John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 26, but the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball head coach apologized for his actions after video of him enjoying the win went public. As Shannon..." February 22

  • Wild video of Chris Mack with trash-talking Eric Wood goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "A wild video of Chris Mack went viral on Saturday. The video features Mack in the background as former Louisville football player Eric Wood talks trash to rival Kentucky. The video appears to have been recorded on Dec. 26 based on the clip of the amazing Ryan Fitzpatrick play on..." February 21

  • Jim Boeheim on Jalen Johnson's Duke Opt-Out: 'That Guy Was Hurting Them'

    Bleacher Report "Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim did not mince words when discussing Jalen Johnson's decision to opt out of the remainder of the season for the Duke Blue Devils.  "That guy was hurting them so they actually are much better now without him," Boeheim said,..." February 19

  • Jay Bilas Ripped Jim Boeheim Over His Comments About Jalen Johnson

    The Big Lead "Jim Boeheim made waves on Thursday when he ripped Duke star freshman Jalen Johnson for opting out of the season. Syracuse's head coach was harsh in his assessment of the decision and almost seemed to take it personally. Jay Bilas was not happy with those remarks and took aim at Boeheim..." February 19

  • Boston College guard Wynston Tabbs enters transfer portal

    SI "Boston College guard Wynston Tabbs has entered the transfer portal according to 247sports.com. As a true freshman, Tabbs was a revelation for the Eagles, averaging almost 15 points per game.  It appeared as if the guard would become a future star in Chestnut Hill, and a real..." February 18