Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marquette pauses basketball activities due to positive COVID-19 tests

    Yardbarker "Marquette University announced on Wednesday evening that the men's and women's basketball programs have paused all team activities for at least 14 days due to each returning one positive COVID-19 test.  While the school didn't disclose if any players tested..." October 22

  • Villanova's Jay Wright: The next year in college basketball will be 'volatile'

    The Score "Between the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and new player profit rules likely being in place for 2021-22, Villanova head coach Jay Wright knows change is on the horizon in college basketball. "Think about next basketball season," Wright told Jon Rothstein on..." October 20

  • Four-Star Center Ryan Mutombo Commits to Georgetown

    247 Sports "Ryan Mutombo (The Lovett School / Atlanta, GA), a four-star center in the 2021 class, has committed to Georgetown. The 6-foot-11 Mutombo is the #71 recruit in the nation, and is the highest-ranked recruit in the Class of 2021 so far for Georgetown.  Mutombo's commitment gives..." October 05

  • Barack Obama at John Thompson's memorial: 'His imprint endures'

    The Score "A virtual memorial service for late Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson was held Saturday, and Barack Obama was among the speakers. The former president said Thompson was a leader and teacher during his 27-year run as head coach at Georgetown. "Under his..." October 04

  • How Buzz Williams lured Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder from JUCOs to Marquette

    CBS Sports "Buzz Williams was sitting at home with his family late Sunday, like millions of other Americans, enthusiastically watching the Eastern Conference Finals, where the underdog Miami Heat upset the Boston Celtics for the fourth time in six games to advance to the NBA Finals against LeBron James and..." September 30

  • Documentary being made about late Georgetown coach John Thompson

    The Score "Former Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson Jr. will be the subject of an upcoming documentary.  The film, one of the first projects from newly launched studio RTG Features, will feature interviews with former players, journalists, influential leaders, and..." September 27

  • Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina; will be played a week later

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina. The perennial most prestigious in-season tournament is now scheduled to be played from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, it was announced Friday.  The event will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Center.  This..." September 19

  • 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis moved to South Dakota

    The Score "This year's Battle 4 Atlantis, one of college basketball's marquee early season tournaments, will take place at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. A limited number of fans will be permitted, but all those in attendance must..." September 14

  • Patrick Ewing feels responsibility to carry on John Thompson’s legacy

    New York Post "Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing said he hopes to carry on the legacy of his former coach and mentor John Thompson, who died three days before his 79th birthday on Sunday. “His legacy will always live on,” Ewing, a Knicks legend, said on a video call..." September 04

  • Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. dies at age 78

    ESPN "Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., known simply as "Big John" throughout college basketball, has died at age 78. Thompson, who led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, taking the Hoyas to three Final Fours in..." August 31

  • Allen Iverson, Dikembe Mutombo honor late John Thompson

    The Score "Two of John Thompson's former college players, Hall of Famers Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo, took to social media on Monday to pay their respects to the Hall of Fame coach after he died at the age of 78. "May you always Rest in Paradise, where there is no pain or..." August 31