Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Villanova retiring jerseys of Kyle Lowry, Ryan Arcidiacono

    The Score "Villanova will retire the jerseys of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Chicago Bulls guard Ryan Arcidiacono at separate ceremonies in February, the school announced Tuesday. Lowry spent a pair of seasons at Villanova, leading..." January 14

  • Butler's bulldog mascot helps handler Michael Kaltenmark's recovery from kidney transplant

    USA Today "Not even life-saving surgery and IV pumps can separate a man from his dog. Michael Kaltenmark, who developed Butler University’s mascot into a recognizable symbol nationally, had a 40th birthday Friday like no other. After a kidney transplant Thursday, he reunited at IU Health..." January 11

  • This Big East, by one metric, is the biggest beast the league has ever been

    Sporting News "There have been better college basketball conferences than the 2019-20 Big East, whether you want to define that strength as the presence of superstar talent, the abundance of quality teams or a concentration of contenders for national honors. There was a time, in 1982-83, when..." January 09

  • Villanova’s Jay Wright named AP college basketball coach of the decade

    Hamilton Spectator "The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit an off-balance three-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova's Kris Jenkins hitting a..." January 05

  • Hoyas' James Akinjo transferring to Arizona

    The Score "Former starting Georgetown guard James Akinjo rang in the new year by announcing his commitment to Arizona on social media. The 6-foot sophomore entered the transfer portal last month after just seven games this season. Akinjo was leading the Hoyas in assists (4.4..." January 01

  • Gonzaga is new No. 1, as chaos continues to shake up the Power 36

    NCAA "Villanova dropped Kansas on Saturday. Chaos is here. There are no great/dominating/intimidating teams this season. But that’s fine with me. Give me a last possession game like I saw Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in front of a packed passionate house, and all is..." December 25

  • Your Daily Cartoon: College basketball's No. 1 seeds keep getting upset

    The Sports Daily "It’s a common theme that No. 1 seeds in college basketball don’t stay at the top for too long, as upsets are common. The season is long, and letdown spots make it difficult on young athletes, so the top 25 gets reshuffled every week. " December 25

  • Monday’s Overreactions: St. John’s, McKinley Wright and why Kentucky and Arizona are overrated

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "PLAYER OF THE WEEK: McKinley Wright, Colorado It’s probably not a coincidence that, in the first game that the Buffaloes played where they legitimately looked like a team that could contend for the Pac-12 title, McKinley Wright was the best player on the floor. In what..." December 24

  • Las Vegas predicts Kansas-Villanova showdown

    247 Sports "All but one of Kansas’ nine wins this season have come by double-digits. But if Las Vegas lines are any indication, the Jayhawks should be in for a much tougher contest when Kansas travels to face Villanova at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on FOX. While some lines opened with Kansas a..." December 21

  • Seton Hall's Myles Powell not returning 'anytime soon'

    ESPN "Seton Hall star Myles Powell isn't expected to return "anytime soon" following a concussion suffered against Rutgers last weekend, Pirates coach Kevin Willard said Thursday. "I didn't want to put a timeline on it because it's gonna..." December 20

  • Seton Hall guard Myles Powell out indefinitely with concussion

    The Score "Seton Hall guard Myles Powell will be out until he clears concussion protocol, the school announced Tuesday, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Powell sustained the head injury during the first half of Saturday's loss to Rutgers in the Garden State..." December 17

  • Jim Boeheim Lays Into Georgetown Transfer James Akinjo After Loss

    The Big Lead "Georgetown and Syracuse faced off on Saturday afternoon, and while neither program is at the heights they enjoyed in the past as former powerhouses, it's still an entertaining rivalry in college basketball.  The Hoyas, led by Patrick Ewing, ultimately defeated Jim..." December 15

  • Seton Hall star Myles Powell sustains 'pretty bad concussion'

    CBS Sports "Seton Hall senior Myles Powell missed the second half of Saturday's 68-48 loss to in-state foe Rutgers after sustaining a head injury in the first half. Powell, the nation's No. 6 leading scorer, did not play the final half nor did he return to the team's..." December 15

  • Georgetown’s Galen Alexander, Myron Gardner both to transfer

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Georgetown forward Galen Alexander announced on Friday that he is transferring out of the university, citing a lack of support from the school and the basketball program in the wake of some troubling allegations that were levied at him and a pair of teammates. His teammate, freshman..." December 14

  • Best of the decade: Top 10 men's college basketball players

    USA Today "From the beginning of the decade, when Anthony Davis powered Kentucky to a national title, to the end, when Duke's Zion Williamson provided a spectacular highlight reel, college basketball has entertained fans with a wide array of game-changing..." December 11

  • Butler is shooting for excellence, not perfection — but right now, Bulldogs have both

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "At this point, it is hard to be inconspicuous. The Butler Bulldogs have played nine games since they began their season on Nov. 6 and won them all. Five of those victories have been against high-major opponents. Two of them allowed the Bulldogs to claim the Hall of Fame Classic title. There are..." December 10

  • Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili breaks wrist in loss at Iowa State

    ESPN "No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a 76-66 loss at Iowa State on Sunday night. Mamukelashvili, a 6-foot-11 forward and a facilitator who averaged 12.3 points..." December 09

  • 'We'll send people after you': Details of alleged incidents involving Georgetown basketball players emerge

    USA Today "Two Washington, D.C., Metro police department incident reports corresponding with a restraining order filed against one of the three Georgetown men's basketball players accused of burglary, harassment and assault revealed details about the alleged..." December 06

  • Georgetown’s James Akinjo, Josh LeBlanc Enter Transfer Portal

    SI "Georgetown’s starting point guard James Akinjo and reserve big man Josh LeBlanc will no longer be members of the Hoyas’ basketball team, head coach Patrick Ewing announced Monday. As a result, the two have both entered the transfer portal, according to Stadium’s..." December 02

  • Lights go out in Atlantis during Seton Hall’s win over Iowa State

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Myles Powell scored 19 of his 24 points after halftime to help No. 13 Seton Hall beat Iowa State 84-76 in Friday night’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 18 points for the Pirates, who finally took control with a 12-2 second-half run. Powell..." November 30

  • Markus Howard becomes 1st Big East player to score 40-plus in consecutive games

    The Score "Marquette star Markus Howard made history during the Golden Eagles' 101-79 thrashing of USC on Friday. The senior guard scored 51 points on 14-of-24 shooting - including nine triples - to become the first player in Big East history to drop 40-plus points..." November 29

  • Oregon freshman apologizes for tripping Seton Hall's Myles Powell

    ESPN "Oregon freshman forward Lok Wur has issued an apology for tripping Seton Hall senior star Myles Powell during Wednesday's game. "I want to apologize to Myles Powell and the Seton Hall team for my actions on the bench Wednesday night,"..." November 28

  • Mike Krzyzewski breaks John Wooden record as No. 1 Duke wins 2K Empire Classic

    USA Today "Patrick Ewing had already yanked off his tie, and soon he needed to be restrained by the Georgetown coaching staff to keep from getting tossed. Ewing was hot, the Hoyas were unraveling and the crowd at Madison Square Garden was absolutely howling over the chaos on the court. Keeping..." November 23

  • Watch: Patrick Ewing loses his mind after call goes against Georgetown

    Larry Brown Sports "Patrick Ewing lost his mind after a call went against his Georgetown Hoyas in their 81-73 loss to No. 1 Duke on Friday night at the 2K Empire Classic. Ewing thought his Hoyas had a steal off an inbounds pass from Duke with 9:32 left in the second half. Instead, they were called for a..." November 23

  • Dawson Garcia commits to Marquette over Indiana, Minnesota and Memphis

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2020 power forward Dawson Garcia made his college commitment to Marquette on Wednesday afternoon. Garcia, a Minnesota native, ranked as the No. 31 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, chose the Golden Eagles live on CBS Sports HQ over the in-state Golden..." November 20