Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • KU fires athletic director Sheahon Zenger: 'Progress in key areas has been elusive'

    Kansas City Star "Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger has been fired after seven years with the department, KU chancellor Douglas Girod announced Monday morning. In an email sent to KU faculty and staff, Girod credited Zenger for his loyalty before saying "Athletics continues to face a number..." May 21

  • Wichita State transfer Austin Reaves commits to Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Shooting guard Austin Reaves, who played for Wichita State the past two seasons, will transfer to Oklahoma. Reaves chose the Sooners over a final list that also included Purdue, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. He was supposed to visit Michigan last weekend but narrowed his choices..." May 16

  • South Dakota grad transfer Matt Mooney commits to Texas Tech

    ESPN "South Dakota graduate transfer Matt Mooney has committed to Texas Tech, making his announcement on social media. Mooney, a first-team all-conference player in the Summit League, was perhaps the best immediately eligible transfer remaining on the market. May 15

  • Details on KU Putting its Cheerleaders on Probation For Naked Hazing New Members

    Black Sports Online "In September 2017, the University of Kansas placed its Cheerleading squad on probation for one year after the University acknowledge that it was investigating the team for hazing. Two Kansas Cheerleaders reached out to the Collegian, Kansas’s college newspaper, and detailed the way that the..." May 11

  • Former West Virginia forward transfers to Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than a week after announcing that he was leaving West Virginia after one season at the school, 6-foot-5 forward Teddy Allen revealed his next destination Tuesday night. Via Twitter, Allen announced that he has committed to Wichita State, where he’ll have three seasons of eligibility after..." May 09

  • Webster Groves' Courtney Ramey announces commitment to play for Texas

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Courtney Ramey put an end to the speculation, crystal balls and guessing games. The senior point guard for the Webster Groves boys basketball team announced on his social media accounts Friday afternoon that he will sign with Texas. “This has been the hardest decision of my life,” Ramey said..." April 30

  • WVU basketball adds JUCO transfer Jermaine Haley

    Die Hards "The West Virginia men’s basketball team has added JUCO transfer Jermaine Haley to their squad for the 2018-2019 recruiting class, according to the school. Haley has signed his letter of intent, and will be available for the Mountaineers in the 2018-2019 season. He comes to West Virginia by way..." April 30

  • College basketball investigation: Kansas, NC State ensnared in new charges filed by prosecutors

    CBS Sports "The FBI's months-long investigation into corruption within college basketball has hit a new turn. On Tuesday, federal prosecutors filed a superseding indictment in its ongoing probe, which expanded the scope of the investigation to include student-athletes connected to NC State and Kansas in..." April 11

  • Way too early odds and picks to win the 2019 college hoops national championship

    Covers.com "March Madness is over and the Villanova Wildcats are the new reigning college basketball national champions. We’re seven, long months away from the start of a new season, but that doesn’t mean the betting windows are closed. Thankfully, sportsbooks have already posted their odds to win the 2019..." April 03

  • Final Four viewership up substantially from last time event was on TBS

    Awful Announcing "Viewership for TBS’ Final Four coverage Saturday were always going to be down from last year, when the event aired on CBS. But in encouraging news for Turner Sports, the numbers were up 15 percent from the last time the national semifinals aired on TBS, in 2016. TBS announced Monday that both..." April 02

  • Think Reaching the Final 4 Is Tough? Then You Haven't Met Kansas' Udoka Azubuike

    Bleacher Report "The bedroom door was slightly ajar, creating just enough space for the 10-year-old boy to peek inside. Udoka Azubuike couldn't help himself that night eight years ago in Nigeria. He'd never heard sobs like this before—especially not from his father, Fabian, who sat on a mattress and scratched..." March 31

  • Kansas players surprised with Yeezy 500 sneakers ahead of Final Four

    CBS Sports "Advancing to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament has its fair share of perks and prizes, as Kansas players found out firsthand Friday when they were surprised with Yeezy 500 sneakers. According to Sneaker News, the adidas shoes aren't set to his shelves until mid-April and are currently on..." March 31

  • Nigeria approves Udoka Azubuike's mother's visa to travel to USA

    ESPN "No matter what happens this weekend, Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will have a Final Four to remember. That's because his mother, Florence, is scheduled to travel from Nigeria to see her son for the first time since he left to play basketball in the United States in ninth grade. The Nigerian..." March 29

  • Why referee John Higgins won't work Final Four

    CBS Sports "After officiating in the past three Final Fours, official John Higgins will not be on the floor this year. Higgins and his crew were left out of the second weekend's games after after the crew mishandled a call in the Auburn vs. College of Charleston Round 1 match-up, and it will get the same..." March 26

  • Keenan Evans admits he played NCAA Tournament with broken toe

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Tech guard Keenan Evans had been dealing with a toe injury for the latter part of the season, but only after the Red Raiders were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament did the guard divulge how serious the issue was. Evans said after Texas Tech’s Elite Eight loss to Villanova that he has..." March 25