Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • USC signee Evan Mobley named Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year

    ESPN "USC signee Evan Mobley has been named the Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year, annually given by the McDonald's All-American Game to the best high school basketball player in the country. "It's just an honor to be listed among players such..." April 01

  • Naismith Coach of The Year Award winners to be announced Thursday on CBS Sports HQ

    CBS Sports "The finalists for the 2020 Naismith Men's and Women's Coach of The Year Awards will soon learn who will win the prestigious awards given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The winners will be announced live Thursday at noon ET on CBS Sports HQ. Each of the..." April 01

  • 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

  • 4-star recruit Reese Dixon-Waters commits to USC

    The Score "Four-star recruit Reese Dixon-Waters has verbally committed to USC, the guard told 247Sports' Evan Daniels Tuesday. Dixon-Waters - who ranks 46th on the 2021 ESPN 60 - was also considering attending San Diego State, Vanderbilt, California, Stanford, and..." March 24

  • Colorado governor signs bill allowing NCAA athletes to profit from likenesses

    The Score "Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Friday that will allow amateur athletes to profit off of their names, images, and likenesses, reports USA Today's Steve Berkowitz. The law is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, the same day as California's similar Fair Pay to..." March 20

  • New HBO doc provides audio of Will Wade, Sean Miller talking about pay-for-play schemes in college basketball

    CBS Sports "Near the end of "The Scheme," an HBO-produced documentary that will air March 31, convicted felon Christian Dawkins looks into the camera and says, "I want to be very clear with this: Any coach who offers to play a player, in my opinion, is a good guy." The moment..." March 19

  • 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

  • Five NCAA tournament teams that could be Sweet 16 surprises during March Madness

    USA Today "When filling out an NCAA tournament bracket, picking top-three seeds is a safe bet in choosing the Final Four. But oftentimes winning your March Madness pool rests on which picks can make it to the tourney's second weekend.  Here's a look at five teams who could surprise..." March 07

  • Dark Horse Contenders for Every Power 5 Conference Tournament

    12 Up "The end of the college basketball regular season is right on our doorstep, and conference tournaments are almost ready to begin. The Power 5 conference tournaments will be on everyone's radar as we enter the madness that is March college basketball. For these conferences, we..." March 02

  • 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

  • From basketball to Beethoven, Zeke Nnaji is hitting all the right notes for Arizona

    CBS Sports "The sounds thumped a mother's soul with the resonance of a two-ton kick drum.  Janel Nnaji could not believe what she was hearing come from downstairs. Zeke? Is that really you? She'd just returned home after a weeklong work trip and was unpacking as her only..." February 22

  • ASU basketball more than just Remy Martin now (But he's still really good)

    Arizona Central "As he prepared his team to play 14th-ranked Oregon this week, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley preached about the importance of maintaining a routine, paying attention to detail, and above all else, remaining humble. “You don’t want to think you’re better than you..." February 21

  • Oregon women's basketball coach Kelly Graves blasts 'classless' USC fans for 'traitor' chants

    USA Today "Oregon women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves blasted fans at USC as “classless” for chants the stadium made against senior Ducks guard Minyon Moore, who transferred out of the Trojan program. In Sunday’s 93-67 Ducks victory at the Galen Center on USC’s..." February 17

  • Shaq’s son Shareef O’Neal transferring to LSU

    Larry Brown Sports "Shareef O’Neal is headed to LSU. O’Neal announced in late January that he was leaving UCLA and looking to transfer. We heard he was considering LSU, where his father Shaquille went, and Memphis, where Shaq’s ex-teammate Penny Hardaway coaches. On..." February 15

  • 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

  • Humanity shown in Colorado-Stanford game takes center stage in emotion-filled weekend

    NCAA "Butler’s Kamar Baldwin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to knock off Villanova in an epic ending. Duke came back against North Carolina not once, but twice, by converting on missed shots — the first on a free throw and follow by Tre Jones to send the game..." February 10