Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Colorado-Arizona Pac-12 opener postponed due to COVID-19 issues

    Tuscon "Arizona's Pac-12 opener against Colorado on Wednesday has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues with the Buffaloes, while CU announced a pause for all activity in its men's basketball program. Saying Colorado did not have the minimum of seven..." December 01

  • Top 10 players to watch in college hoops in 2020-21: 10-6

    The Score "College basketball is officially returning after the original start date was pushed back a few weeks. Plenty of fresh faces and familiar names are eager to take the court and begin a journey that will hopefully take them to the Final Four. Here are a few of the players to..." November 25

  • CBB title odds: Best bets, values ahead of 2020-21 season opener

    The Score "At long last, the college basketball season is finally upon us, and there are some familiar names atop the title oddsboard. Baylor and Gonzaga - both of whom flirted with potential No. 1 seeds before the NCAA Tournament was canceled in March - are tied for the top spot..." November 23

  • Arizona State withdraws from Empire Classic after Baylor coach Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Arizona State has withdrawn from the Empire Classic following No. 2 Baylor basketball head coach Scott Drew testing positive for COVID-19. The Sun Devils were scheduled to play the Bears on Wednesday, but on Sunday, Drew announced his positive test. But Baylor still intended..." November 23

  • Arizona State basketball offers scholarship to eighth-grader Jerry Easter

    USA Today "Jerry Easter, a 6-foot-4 point guard at Hillcrest Prep in Gilbert, Arizona, picked up a major college basketball offer as an eighth-grader. It came from Arizona State on Friday. It wasn't his first college offer. After his sixth grade year, he was offered by..." November 23

  • South Carolina is near-unanimous No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports preseason women's basketball poll

    USA Today "The preseason USA TODAY Sports women’s college basketball poll is out, and South Carolina will open the year right where it ended last season - at No. 1. While South Carolina already has one national championship under coach Dawn Staley, this is the first top preseason..." November 19

  • Shareef O'Neal Receives NCAA Waiver to Play in 2020-21 Season

    SI "Shareef O'Neal, the son of NBA legend and Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal has received a waiver from the NCAA and is eligible for the 2020–21 season, CBS Sports Jon Rothstein reports.  O'Neal, who transferred to LSU from UCLA, played in..." November 18

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler lead 2020-21 AP preseason All-America team

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks until the college hoops season gets underway in earnest, the Associated Press on released its First Team All-America squad on Wednesday, led by Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler and Gonzaga's Corey Kispert, the..." November 12

  • NCAA says transfer Both Gach can play right away for Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Star Tribune "The last transfer the Gophers needed to add to their hopes of a turnaround season received good news Monday with Utah transfer Both Gach having his wavier approved by the NCAA to play immediately. Gach, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound Austin, Minn. native, is a projected starter in the..." November 09

  • Ranking the five toughest games for the Kentucky Wildcats this season

    CBS Sports "The SEC released its full men's basketball schedule on Friday and Kentucky -- ranked No. 13 in the latest CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) -- easily has one of the toughest slates to face in 2020-21. The Wildcats open their season against Morehead State on Nov. 25 but it quickly..." November 06

  • Arizona freshman Daniel Batcho out after knee surgery

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Wildcats freshman big man Daniel Batcho will miss at least two months of the reduced college basketball season after undergoing knee surgery in late October, the program announced Thursday. Batcho will be reevaluated in late January and is “out indefinitely,”..." November 05

  • 2020-21: Ranking college basketball's 10 most important freshmen

    CBS Sports "The advent of the new G League Pathway Program designed to give top basketball prospects a professional option directly out of high school had an impact on this year's freshman class. Top-10 prospects Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga chose to sign with the new program over playing college..." November 02

  • DeMar DeRozan Upgrades USC Weight Room With Historic Donation

    TMZ "He only played at USC for 1 year ... but DeMar DeRozan paid back his school with a MASSIVE donation that funded an incredible weight room renovation. The University of Southern California just revealed its completely upgraded athlete weight room inside the Galen Center ......" October 30

  • Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State to play CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland on Dec. 19

    CBS Sports "The 2020 CBS Sports Classic will be held in Cleveland on Dec. 19, event organizers announced Thursday. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will host the blue blood-laden event for the first time. CBS Sports' annual December college basketball doubleheader..." October 29

  • With no transparency, schools like Arizona, LSU are allowed to game NCAA's system

    USA Today "We are now in the phase of NCAA justice where some of the more prominent schools that were implicated in the FBI’s sting operation to expose corruption in college basketball are being formally charged with rules violations, which will eventually lead to penalties.  In the..." October 29

  • Arizona adds 4-star 2021 guard Shane Dezonie amid alleged recruitment violations

    Tuscon "Shane Dezonie might have been a late addition to Arizona’s recruiting radar, but the Wildcats apparently were always on his. The 6-foot-4 Brewster Academy wing, who became the second player to commit to Arizona’s 2021 recruiting class Sunday, chose the Wildcats over ASU,..." October 26

  • Arizona receives notice of allegations from NCAA

    Sportsnaut "Arizona’s athletic department announced Friday that the men’s basketball program received a notice of allegations from the NCAA. The university didn’t release details of the allegations against the program. “In order to protect the integrity of the..." October 24

  • Kentucky secures commitment from 5-star 2022 recruit Skyy Clark

    The Score "Five-star guard Skyy Clark is committing to Kentucky's 2022 class, he announced Thursday on Instagram. Clark picked the Wildcats over interest from North Carolina, Memphis, and UCLA. The Nashville native is ranked 19th overall on the 2022 ESPN 60. " October 22

  • Franck Kepnang becomes Oregon's 3rd top-50 2021 recruit

    The Score "Oregon continues to build on an impressive 2021 recruiting class, as four-star center Franck Kepnang announced his commitment to the Ducks on social media Saturday. He's ranked 22nd on the ESPN 100 for 2021 and becomes the third top-50 prospect in next year's..." October 11

  • Johnathan Lawson, No. 47 on ESPN 100, commits to Oregon

    ESPN "ESPN 100 senior Johnathan Lawson announced his commitment to Oregon on Wednesday, giving Dana Altman his second top-50 pledge in the 2021 class. Lawson is the youngest of the Lawson basketball family, which has produced four high-major college basketball players. Dedric and..." October 08