Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Washington basketball's team bus blows tire and catches fire after loss to Auburn

    Yahoo! Sports "The University of Washington men’s basketball team likely thought its Friday night could not have gotten any worse as it boarded its team bus after an 88-66 loss at Auburn. Then that bus blew a tire and erupted in flames. All involved escaped injury-free, according to..." November 12

  • Five-star Class of 2019 center Will Baker commits to Texas over UCLA

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2019 center prospect Will Baker committed Thursday evening to Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns over UCLA. Baker, a 7-foot recruit from Westlake High School in the shadows of the University of Texas in Austin, held more than a dozen offers in total..." November 09

  • UCLA Basketball: Cody Riley Will Be Out At Least Three Weeks

    Bruins Nation "Well, the fourth man in UCLA Basketball is down, at least, temporarily. According to the Associated Press, Cody Riley injured his jaw and will be out for at least three weeks. What does this mean? First of all, it is yet another setback for Cody. This is getting ridiculous. If..." November 05

  • Shaunie O'Neal 'Shareef's Heart Surgery Set For December ... I'm An Emotional Wreck!'

    TMZ "Shareef O'Neal's heading to the operating table to fix his heart issue in December -- and his mom tells TMZ Sports she couldn't be more nervous for the UCLA superstar. "I've been an emotional wreck, really. To be honest," Shaunie O'Neal says ... "I..." October 31

  • ESPN report: Convicted agent talked with Sean Miller, planned to pay Rawle Alkins

    Arizona Central "Aspiring agent Christian Dawkins wrote of a plan to pay UA standout Rawle Alkins and his family $50,000 while he played for Arizona last season, ESPN reported in a lengthy story posted Sunday night. The report also linked Dawkins to UA coach Sean Miller via phone records. Phones..." October 29

  • Losses are starting to hit Steve Alford and UCLA's basketball team even before the season starts

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Alford provided some lighter fare to accompany the sirloin steak with Jack Daniel's peppercorn sauce and berry crisp with vanilla ice cream that was served Tuesday at the annual Southern California Basketball Coaches Tip-Off Luncheon. The UCLA coach ribbed predecessor Jim..." October 10

  • Four-star Finnish forward commits to Utah

    College Basketball Talk "Utah is adding an international prospect to its 2019 recruiting class. Mikael Jantunen, a top-150 recruit from Finland, committed to the Utes on Monday, according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-8 forward picks Larry Krystkowiak’s program over offers from LMU and Oregon..." October 09

  • UCLA freshman point guard Tyger Campbell is out for season with torn knee ligament

    Bruins Nation "As if this year couldn’t get more frustrating, the Bruins’ true freshman point guard Tyger Campbelltore the ACL in his left knee during practice on Sunday evening. The 6’0” point guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa was slated to take over for former stud..." October 09

  • Brian Bowen Sr. testifies about bribes from Louisville, Arizona, others

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Brian Bowen Sr. could not even answer federal prosecutor Edward Diskant’s question about why Bowen’s son, Brian “Tugs” Bowen, was not currently enrolled in college. The elder Bowen buried his face in a wad of tissues and began crying uncontrollably less than..." October 05

  • Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman responds to pay-to-play allegations

    NBC Sports Northwest "It's been over a year since the first arrests were made in the FBI's investigation of corruption in college basketball and the trial is now underway. One of the surprises coming out of the federal courtroom this week was a direct implication against the University of..." October 05

  • Five-star Aussie guard Josh Green commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Daily Star "Five-star Australian guard Josh Green announced his expected commitment to Arizona on Thursday, meaning he’ll rejoin longtime friend Nico Mannion in a powerhouse Wildcat backcourt starting in 2019-20. Green chose the Wildcats over North Carolina, while Villanova, Kansas, USC and..." October 04

  • Defense attorney: Arizona Wildcats were prepared to spend $150K to land recruit

    Arizona Central "The attorney for former Adidas executive Jim Gatto said in court Tuesday that Arizona had offered — or was prepared to offer — $150,000 to land recruit Nassir Little. Arizona Daily Star correspondent Adam Zagoria is covering the trial, which is taking place at the..." October 03

  • Shaquille O'Neal's Son Shareef to Undergo Heart Surgery, Miss 1st Season at UCLA

    Bleacher Report "Shareef O'Neal, son of Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, will miss his freshman season at UCLA because of a heart problem. Per TMZ Sports, O'Neal will have surgery to correct the issue that was discovered when UCLA doctors were conducting a routine..." September 28

  • USC adds to top 2019 class with four-star recruit Kyle Sturdivant

    Yahoo! Sports "Andy Enfield’s 2019 recruiting haul already includes two five-star, top-20 recruits along with a pair of additional four-star prospects in the top-100. It’s good enough, right now, for USC to own the best class in the country. And on Thursday, the Trojans added to..." September 21

  • Chris Duarte, sleeper JC guard, commits to Oregon Ducks basketball

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks men's basketball program is on the board with its 2019 recruiting class. On Thursday, Oregon landed a commitment from Northwest Florida State guard Chris Duarte. The 6-foot-6 guard, originally out of the Dominican Republic, was a first-team..." September 21