Conference USA RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jamari Smith, Lee High School star athlete and UAB signee, drowns

    Montgomery Advertiser "Jamari Smith, a star basketball and football player at Lee High School and recent Class of 2020 graduate, drowned Wednesday afternoon, according to Lee football coach Eric Hudson. Auburn police said that a Montgomery 18-year-old died in an accidental drowning in the lake area of..." May 28

  • Prodigy players bypassing college basketball for NBA G League no big deal

    CBS Sports "Daishen Nix's recent decision to play for the NBA's G League rather than join UCLA and play college basketball next season has been called a possible "sea-change moment" for the sport -- and not in a good way. That after fellow five-star prospect Jalen Green also..." May 08

  • Former Nebraska guard Cam Mack withdraws from NBA draft

    The Score "Nebraska transfer Cam Mack has withdrawn his name from the upcoming NBA draft, he announced Monday. Mack announced he was testing the NBA draft process earlier in April but has changed his mind, noting the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic as..." April 28

  • Oklahoma adds transfers Umoja Gibson, Elijah Harkless

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Oklahoma has signed transfers Umoja Gibson and Elijah Harkless. The school announced the signings on Wednesday. Both players will have to sit out next season because of NCAA rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining. " April 16

  • March Madness: The 10 biggest national championship upsets in NCAA Tournament history

    CBS Sports "It's called March "Madness" for a reason. The upsets that crush your bracket every year happen all month, but as the tournament goes deeper, the chances of a monumental upset in a later round get more slim. But that's not to say that there have not been upsets in the national..." April 07

  • Carl Tacy, former Wake Forest basketball coach who’s in school’s hall of fame, has died

    The News & Observer "Carl Tacy, who was maybe one of the most underrated basketball coaches in Wake Forest basketball history, has died at age 86. Tacy, who lived in Winston-Salem along with his wife, Donnie, for the last 15 years or so, coached Wake from the 1972-73 season through 1984-85. Wake Forest..." April 04