Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Markus Howard's last shot at tournament glory goes untaken

    The Score "Markus Howard attempted 344 3-pointers from the top of the key in a Marquette uniform. He took 544 from the wings - 316 on the left, 228 on the right. He only tried 133 3s from the corners, but that's where he was deadliest, making 54.9% of his attempts. As a senior, Howard..." March 24

  • Coaching searches are tough amid crisis

    CBS Sports "Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of 11.3 coaching changes per year in college basketball's major seven conferences, with a low of seven coming in 2013 and a high of 14 last year and in 2014. But so far this season, there have been a grand total of zero coaching changes in..." March 23

  • 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

  • Myles Powell’s March Madness regret: ‘Would’ve made the Final Four’

    New York Post "Four days later, Myles Powell was still grappling with the reality that his college career was over without one final chance at a memorable March. “I went to sleep Wednesday night and college basketball was over [the next day],” the Seton Hall superstar said on a..." March 16

  • 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

  • Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski doubtful for Big East tourney with knee injury

    The Spun "With the Big East Tournament just days away, Creighton announces some tough injury news regarding star guard Marcus Zegarowski. Zegarowski is dealing with a meniscus injury to his right knee, the Bluejays confirmed in a release moments ago. He is doubtful for Thursday’s Big East..." March 10

  • Can Mac McClung Do More Than Dunk?

    Bleacher Report "It's 2012, eight years before her son's college team was thrown into turmoil and a desperate fanbase questioned whether he could be the one to return the program to glory. Lenoir McClung had just signed her seventh grade son, Mac, up for a youth basketball league in rural Gate City,..." March 07

  • UCLA makes a case for an at-large

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "Here is today’s updated NCAA tournament bracketology projection. With just over two weeks until Selection Sunday, this year’s Selection Committee is once again going to have some challenging resumes to dissect. Today’s Case Study is..." February 29

  • Jay Wright isn’t leaving Villanova for Knicks or any NBA gig

    Clutch Points "Jay Wright isn’t going to leave Villanova to coach the New York Knicks, according to Dana O’Neil of The Athletic. An earlier Monday rumor suggested the Knicks were “strong” interested in Wright. In fact, O’Neil is reporting Wright..." February 17

  • St. John's guard Mustapha Heron's college career is likely over

    CBS Sports "The slog through Big East play just got tougher for St. John's and first-year coach Mike Anderson. The Red Storm's second-leading scorer, Mustapha Heron, is likely out for the season with an ankle injury, according to the New York Post. Heron, a senior guard and..." February 12

  • College Basketball Powerhouses That Won’t Make it Past First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    12 Up "This college basketball season is already among the most chaotic in recent memory, as Kansas and Louisville are the only traditional major conference powers in the top five of the AP Poll. In a season where the mightiest teams have struggled to string together wins, the NCAA Tournament is..." February 11