Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Will Wade wiretap audio revealed in HBO's The Scheme

    247 Sports "LSU head coach Will Wade was reportedly heard on FBI wiretaps discussing a "strong-ass offer" regarding a "Smart thing" in June 2017. Fast forward to Tuesday night almost two years later and the HBO documentary, "The Scheme," played that clip of..." 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

  • Kentucky's Johnny Juzang entering NCAA transfer portal after freshman season

    Kentucky Sports "Kentucky freshman Johnny Juzang, who gained a reputation this past season for being unafraid to compete, will take a new leap of faith. UK announced Friday that Juzang had entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. “When we spoke last night, his family talked about Johnny..." March 27

  • Tennessee lands commitment from Sacred Heart graduate transfer E.J. Anosike

    Saturday Down South "Rick Barnes’ program just landed a big commitment. Tennessee projects to have one of the better teams in the SEC next basketball season but one missing ingredient on the team was a big-time, rebounding presence at the forward position. Well, the Vols now have that as..." March 27

  • Canadian prospect Josh Primo commits to Alabama

    ESPN "Top international prospect Josh Primo has committed to Alabama and coach Nate Oats, he told ESPN on Friday. "I am grateful to all of the schools that have recruited me during this process, however it is time to make a decision," said Primo, a 6-foot-5..." March 27

  • Former Texas A&M guard David Edwards dies from coronavirus

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Texas A&M guard David Edwards died from the coronavirus. Edwards’ teammate, Chuck Henderson, posted on Facebook Monday night that Edwards died from the virus. The Dallas Morning News confirmed news of Edwards’ death. " March 24

  • 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

  • Andy Kennedy to be next head coach at UAB

    Larry Brown Sports "Andy Kennedy is back in the coaching world. Kennedy has agreed to become the next head coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jeff Goodman first reported on Thursday. Kennedy, 52, was the head coach at Cincinnati from 2005-2006 and then went to take the..." 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

  • Meet Anthony Edwards: Future NBA lottery pick, humble superstar

    Saturday Down South "Fast. That’s a word that describes Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, not just in terms of his physical attributes, but the way life comes at him. Just 5 years ago, for instance, his life seemed to be spiraling downward — fast — when he lost his..." March 18

  • Shareef O’Neal Shoots His Shot With Hot Singer Tinashe

    Fadeaway World "Shareef O’Neal has demonstrated he’s gotten a lot of things from his father, 4x NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal. The 20-year-old has shown he’s also inherited the taste for women from his father, and he did it in a great way. Shareef shot his shot with stunning..." March 18

  • 3 'Shining Moments' From Kentucky's 2019-20 College Basketball Season

    12 Up "The real start to the college basketball season was supposed to commence this week. However, the coronavirus pandemic canceled conference tournaments this past week before the NCAA opted to not hold the March Madness tourney this year. Yes, that means there won't be..." March 16

  • Florida's Kerry Blackshear may miss SEC tournament with sprained wrist

    Saturday Down South "The Florida Gators have a big lead over the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half of Saturday’s regular-season finale in Gainesville. However, as they try to close out the victory, they’ll have to do so without a star player — Kerry Blackshear Jr. " March 09

  • John Calipari on Kentucky's collapse against Vols: 'We got manhandled'

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn't in a mood to mince words after the host Wildcats were on the wrong end of a 17-point, second-half collapse in a 81-73 loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. "We got manhandled. I got manhandled," Calipari said...." March 04

  • Kentucky fan apologizes for calling Tennessee fan N-word during loss

    Larry Brown Sports "A Kentucky fan has issued an apology after being caught on video shouting a racial slur at a rival fan on Tuesday night. The Wildcats blew a 17-point lead and lost at home to Tennessee on Tuesday. One Vols fan began recording videos towards the end of the game of Kentucky..." March 04

  • 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

  • Kentucky Fans Should Revolt if Committee Doesn't Give Them No. 1 Seed After Winning SEC Regular Season Title

    12 Up "The Kentucky Wildcats have had themselves an otherworldly season, playing to the tune of a 24-5 record. Their win against Auburn on Saturday helped them clinch the regular season SEC title. By all accounts, they have played like a No. 1 seed, and if the committee doesn't..." February 29

  • Auburn student ejected after taunting Tennessee player, is banned from arena, faces disciplinary hearing

    CBS Sports "An Auburn student who yelled for Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi to "Go back to Uruguay! This is America!" on Saturday is now banned from Auburn Arena, according to The student will also face a disciplinary hearing, according to the The..." February 22

  • Hot Kentucky Stretch Has Them Back Atop the SEC Standings

    12 Up "On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats beat Ole Miss 67-62, giving them their fourth win in a row and eight of their last nine games. The LSU Tigers and Auburn Tigers both lost their last games, giving the Wildcats sole ownership of first place in the SEC. This is huge for..." February 17

  • Billy Donovan returns to Florida for home court dedication ceremony

    Saturday Down South "Florida basketball officially plays on Billy Donovan Court. The former Gators head coach returned to Gainesville for Saturday’s UF-Vanderbilt game while his Oklahoma City Thunder squad is off for NBA All-Star Weekend. Donovan spoke to reporters before the game and addressed a..." February 17

  • 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

  • Jerry Stackhouse and his green Riddler suit ejected after complaining about no-call

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry Stackhouse was ejected from Saturday’s Vanderbilt game at Florida as his team was getting destroyed in the first half. Stackhouse’s Commodores were down 41-19 just before halftime against the Gators. Matthew Moyer missed a layup with 25 seconds left after some..." February 16

  • 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

  • South Carolina receives notice of allegations from NCAA for former men's basketball assistant taking bribes

    Wach Fox 57 "The University of South Carolina has acknowledged that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding former assistant men's basketball coach Lamont Evans. According to the NOA, Evans, then South Carolina's lead recruiter, "violated the NCAA principles of..." February 14

  • ESPN Analyst Jimmy Dykes Thinks Kentucky Deserves Top 4 Seed After Getting Snubbed in Tournament Preview

    12 Up "The Kentucky Wildcats have risen up the rankings all the way to No. 12 overall after a somewhat slow start to the season. That is why some fans and analysts were surprised when the Wildcats were not chosen as a top-four seed in the recent March Madness preview shared over the..." February 13

  • Isaiah Joe undergoes surgery

    247 Sports "Razorback guard Isaiah Joe underwent successful right knee arthroscopic debridement surgery to his knee this morning and will miss Arkansas’ game against No. 11 Auburn on Tuesday night. Joe hasn’t been his normal self as of late due to knee..." February 04