Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cartier Diarra is transferring to Virginia Tech

    247 Sports "Former Kansas State point guard Cartier Diarra has found a new home. The senior starter for the Wildcats, who entered the transfer portal six days ago, has transferred to finish his college career at Virginia Tech, according to VerbalCommits. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Diarra,..." April 02

  • Kansas’ Marcus Garrett named 2019-20 Naismith defensive player of the year

    Kansas City Star "Kansas junior guard Marcus Garrett has been named 2020 Naismith defensive player of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Garrett, 6-5 from Dallas, won out over finalists Ashton Hagans of Kentucky, Tre Jones of Duke and Mark Vital of Baylor. The finalists..." April 01

  • Naismith Coach of The Year Award winners to be announced Thursday on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "The finalists for the 2020 Naismith Men's and Women's Coach of The Year Awards will soon learn who will win the prestigious awards given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winners will be announced live Thursday at noon ET on CBS Sports HQ. Each of the..." April 01

  • NCAA won't grant winter sports athletes extra year of eligibility

    The Score "The NCAA decided not to grant athletes from winter sports - including basketball - an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the committee announcedMonday. "Winter sports were not included in the decision," the statement read.  " March 30

  • Texas AD Chris Del Conte is sticking with Shaka Smart for 2020-21

    Hook'em "Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte faces serious questions daily from parents about the well-being of nearly 525 student-athletes and the Longhorns’ financial health in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But he hasn’t wavered in his support of men’s..." March 27

  • NCAA unlikely to grant extra eligibility year to winter athletes

    The Score "The NCAA is unlikely to grant another year of eligibility to student-athletes who participate in winter sports and had their seasons and tournaments cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Spring student-athletes are still in line to..." March 18

  • Kansas coach Bill Self 'would be in favor' of polls deciding champion with 'huge asterisk'

    CBS Sports "Kansas coach Bill Self said Monday that he would be on board with having the college basketball national championship decided based on the polls this season. "This would be the one year I would be in favor of it without question," Self said on a teleconference with..." March 17

  • Kansas finishes No. 1 in final Top 25 And 1 of shortened 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "The 2020 NCAA Tournament will not be played. Not next week. Not ever. And it really is still hard to believe, isn't it?  On Wednesday, college basketball was totally normal, conducting games that led to automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament being..." March 16

  • Kansas cancels athletic events indefinitely

    KSNT "The University of Kansas has suspended all athletic events indefinitely. Athletic Director Jeff Long released an official statement on Thursday. “Our highest priority at Kansas Athletics is to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,”..." March 12

  • 1 of these 8 teams will win the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "For all of the perceived parity that exists in March Madness, the actual list of recent champions is short. Only 12 schools have won the NCAA Tournament over the last 22 years, and last season's champ (Virginia) had been a top seed in four of the previous six years. This season,..." March 11

  • Big 12 coaches pick Udoka Azubuike as Player of the Year, name Marcus Garrett top defender

    KU Sports "The Kansas men’s basketball team cleaned up on Sunday, earning several all-conference honors from the league’s coaches including player of the year and defensive player of the year. Senior center Udoka Azubuike, who led the Big 12 with 15 double-doubles was named the Big..." March 09

  • Kansas to NCAA: ‘Unprecedented’ theories would dramatically alter college landscape

    USA Today "Kansas has laid out the defense it will use in its ongoing battle with the NCAA. The university has made public its response to the collegiate athletics governing body’s notice of allegations, which was delivered in September and primarily took aim at..." March 05

  • Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sheds walking boot, still questionable vs. TCU

    ESPN "Kansas senior center Udoka Azubuike is no longer in a walking boot but remains questionable for the No. 1 Jayhawks' final home game Wednesday night against TCU. Azubuike hurt his ankle in the opening minutes of KU's 62-58 win against Kansas State on..." March 03

  • Dark Horse Contenders for Every Power 5 Conference Tournament

    12 Up "The end of the college basketball regular season is right on our doorstep, and conference tournaments are almost ready to begin. The Power 5 conference tournaments will be on everyone's radar as we enter the madness that is March college basketball. For these conferences, we..." March 02

  • Kansas star Udoka Azubuike has serious injury scare

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas Jayhawks briefly lost a star player to injury less than a month from the start of March Madness. Star center Udoka Azubuike limped to the locker room during Saturday’s rivalry game against Kansas State with an apparent ankle injury. Azubuike appeared to land..." February 29

  • Kansas makes its case as NCAA tournament's top No. 1 seed with road victory over Baylor

    USA Today "Kansas made a statement with its hard-fought road victory over Baylor on Saturday in a battle between two national title contenders. But the victory means more than a shift in the Big 12 standings.  The outcome has major Selection Sunday..." February 22

  • Which team could be this year's Texas Tech?

    The Score "The NCAA Tournament selection committee offered a peek into its thinking on Saturday, releasing its projections for the top 16 seeds (the top four seeds in each region) with five weeks until Selection Sunday. The exercise was fun and drama-free. At this point, it's hard..." February 12

  • Iowa State's Tyrese Haliburton out for season with fractured wrist

    The Score "Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a left wrist fracture in Saturday's win over Kansas State, the school announced. "We are disappointed for Tyrese and his family and we are focused on helping him in his..." February 10