Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • UConn's James Bouknight out indefinitely after elbow surgery

    The Score "UConn star James Bouknight will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery Tuesday on his left elbow, the school announced Wednesday. The 20-year-old sophomore suffered the injury Jan. 5 when a defender fell on his outstretched arm while he was..." January 13

  • Marquette wears black uniforms to protest DA not filing charges in Kenosha shooting of Jacob Blake

    CBS Sports "The Marquette basketball team wore black uniforms for Tuesday night's home game against UConn in a show of support for Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot by a police officer over the summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was announced earlier Tuesday that no charges..." January 06

  • Villanova men's basketball pauses, postpones three games due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "The men's basketball program of the Villanova Wildcats announced on Monday that it is going back on pause because of COVID-19 issues.  As a result, the Big East has postponed Villanova's upcoming games against the DePaul Blue Demons (Tuesday), the Marquette..." January 04

  • Villanova HC Jay Wright tests positive for COVID-19

    The Score "Villanova paused all team activities after members of its basketball program, including head coach Jay Wright, tested positive for COVID-19. The longtime Wildcats bench boss is experiencing mild symptoms and is currently in isolation. "Our players have been very..." December 27

  • College decision: Aminu Mohammed Commits to Hoyas

    Springfield News-Leader "Five-star basketball prospect Aminu Mohammed is set to decide where he is going to attend college. The Decision:  Aminu Mohammed, five-star Greenwood senior, commits to Georgetown " December 21

  • Xavier's Adam Kunkel buries stepback 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Musketeers over Marquette

    CBS Sports "Xavier escaped with a home win over Marquette on Sunday after guard Adam Kunkel, a transfer from Belmont who entered the day averaging just 3.0 points per game, hit an incredible stepback 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Musketeers over the Golden Eagles..." 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

  • 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

  • Monday’s Villanova-DePaul game postponed, start time against Georgetown adjusted

    VU Hoops "The Villanova Wildcats announced a couple of scheduling changes on Tuesday afternoon. Monday’s home game against the DePaul Blue Demons has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test in DePaul’s program. The Blue Demons also postponed their Friday Big..." December 09

  • Butler again postpones men's Big East opener

    USA Today "Butler’s Big East men's basketball season has been delayed again. The university announced Wednesday that its scheduled Monday game against St. John’s at Hinkle Fieldhouse has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues in the Butler program. So the Bulldogs are not..." December 09

  • UConn men's basketball suspends team activities after positive COVID-19 test

    ESPN "UConn suspended team activities Sunday after a member of the men's basketball program tested positive for COVID-19. According to the school's release, Friday's game against St. John's has been postponed. " December 07

  • Marquette beats Wisconsin on incredible tip-in at buzzer

    Larry Brown Sports "Marquette beat Wisconsin 67-65 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc. on Friday night on a fantastic tip-in at the buzzer. The teams were neck-and-neck for most of the contest, including over the final three minutes, where the score differential was never greater than two. Wisconsin took..." 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