Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Keion Brooks commits to Kentucky, and he’s a perfect fit for Cats’ needs

    Kentucky Sports "UK’s long courtship of five-star basketball recruit Keion Brooks is complete. The Indiana native will be a Kentucky Wildcat. Brooks — a 6-foot-7 wing from Fort Wayne, Ind. — committed to the Cats on Friday night, turning down a scholarship offer from the home-state..." March 16

  • Chuck Person to plead guilty for role in NCAA basketball corruption scandal

    New York Post "Ex-NBA star Chuck “The Rifleman” Connors Person, one of the coaches caught up in one of the largest corruption scandals to hit college basketball, will plead guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in a scheme to steer players to agents and advisers in exchange for..." March 16

  • Georgia basketball lands commitment from 4-star forward Christian Brown

    Dawg Nation "The Georgia Bulldogs basketball season came to an end on Wednesday with a loss to Missouri in the SEC tournament. But Tom Crean and the Georgia staff got some great news on Friday as the Bulldogs landed a commitment from 4-star forward Christian Brown, according to a report from..." March 15

  • Texas A&M fires coach Billy Kennedy, Buzz Williams ‘strong favorite’ to replace him, reports say

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Texas A&M will be looking for a new coach and may already have a target in mind. The school has fired Billy Kennedy after eight seasons, according to a report from CBS Sports, which cites an unidentified league source. The Aggies finished 2018-19 with a 14-18 record and..." March 15

  • Will Wade tells LSU he should be allowed to coach

    ESPN "LSU coach Will Wade says he should be allowed to coach even if he refuses to sit down to discuss his relationship with convicted middle man Christian Dawkins until after the federal government concludes its investigation into college basketball corruption. "Last week, when the..." March 14

  • Suspended LSU coach Will Wade won't speak with school officials until completion of FBI probe

    CBS Sports "Suspended LSU coach Will Wade's attorney has informed university officials that his client will not speak regarding recent allegations of involvement in nefarious recruitment practices and his relationship with recently convicted Christian Dawkins until the federal government's probe..." March 13

  • LSU's Smart will not play vs. Vanderbilt amid FBI probe

    The Score "LSU freshman guard Javonte Smart reportedly won't play in Saturday's game against Vanderbilt, reports Stadium's Jeff Goodman. No reason was officially provided for Smart's expected absence, but he is believed to be the subject of a reported 2017 phone conversation..." March 09

  • LSU suspends coach Will Wade in light of potential recruiting violations

    Larry Brown Sports "The LSU Tigers have been one of college basketball’s best stories this season, but the school is now being marred by scandal. On Thursday, a Yahoo Sports report revealed that coach Will Wade was caught on tape by the FBI in a phone conversation with would-be agent..." March 08

  • LSU coach discussed an 'offer' to a recruit with a key figure in corruption trial on a wiretap, a report says

    CBS Sports "LSU coach Will Wade was reportedly caught on a wiretap obtained by the FBI in 2017 discussing a "hell of an offer" to a prospective recruit with Christian Dawkins, a former aspiring sports agent who this week was sentenced to six months in federal prison for his involvement in..." March 07

  • LSU should skip the NCAA tournament and fire Will Wade after FBI wiretap report

    USA Today "When the NCAA tournament begins in two weeks, LSU will be one of roughly a dozen teams for whom the Final Four will seem within reach. The Tigers, who have made just one tournament appearance in the last nine seasons, could even be a No. 1 seed.  But after an explosive report..." March 07

  • Highly touted wing Corey Walker commits to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Five-star junior forward Corey Walker verbally committed to Tennessee on Sunday, his coach Vince Martin told 247Sports. "Corey is going to Tennessee," Martin said. "Three things stuck out to him. Number one, the academics at Tennessee, being able to get a degree from a..." March 03

  • PJ Washington Shoots His Shot at Brittany Renner

    Black Sports Online "When Brittany Renner shows up anywhere sports related many people are going to try to connect the dots to the athletes in the area. In this case, because she showed up at some UK games speculation was she was there to see someone. If she wasn’t there for PJ Johnson, he..." March 02

  • Kentucky Transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones Will Pursue A Pro Career Before Ever Playing For NC State

    Dime Magazine "After two seasons at Kentucky, Sacha Killeya-Jones elected to pursue other opportunities, choosing to transfer to NC State to play for Kevin Keatts. However, the talented junior was forced to take his redshirt year in 2018-19 and, before ever playing for the Wolfpack, Killeya-Jones announced on..." March 01

  • Sources: Arizona's Sean Miller, LSU's Will Wade notified they will be subpoenaed in federal hoops corruption trial

    Yahoo! Sports "Preliminary notifications have been sent out to representatives of both Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller and LSU basketball coach Will Wade that they will be subpoenaed for the April 22 federal basketball corruption trial, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. These notifications are..." February 25

  • Ole Miss coach's support of kneeling players isn't enough if he's running away from the why

    USA Today "On his first day as the new basketball coach at the University of Mississippi last March, Kermit Davis revealed himself to either be one of those national anthem zealots who have spent the past couple years screaming about the platform Colin Kaepernick chose to bring light to racial injustice..." February 24

  • Ole Miss Basketball Players Kneel During National Anthem

    Complex "The national anthem protest that began in the NFL has now spread to college basketball. Ole Miss players knelt on the hardwood Saturday while "The Star-Spangled Banner" played, much in the same way that numerous professional football players have over the last several..." February 23

  • Fan costs Georgia the game by throwing stuffed animal onto court

    Larry Brown Sports "One fan played a huge role in determining the outcome of Wednesday night’s Mississippi State-Georgia game in Athens. Georgia’s Tyree Crump had improbably made a 3-pointer to tie the game at 67 with 10 seconds left. Mississippi State then had the ball and attempted a..." February 21

  • Kentucky's Reid Travis Likely Out Two Weeks Due to Sprained Knee

    12 Up "The No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats have been rolling as of late. However, there was plenty of uncertainty surrounding forward Reid Travis, who suffered an injury during Tuesday night's win over the Missouri Tigers. Now, the Wildcats basketball program has received the..." February 21

  • SEC reportedly lobbying for instant replay reform in wake of controversial Kentucky-LSU finish

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After the controversial finish in the LSU-Kentucky game on Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference is recommending instant replay in those situations, an SEC spokesman confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Friday afternoon. The Athletic’s Kyle Tucker first reported the..." February 16

  • Anthony Edwards commits to Georgia basketball as the first 5-star recruit in program history

    SB Nation "Arguably the top high school basketball player in the country has chosen the Georgia Bulldogs. Anthony Edwards, a 6’4 guard out of Atlanta, picked UGA on Monday morning over offers from Kentucky, Florida State, and others. Edwards is a combo guard built to score the..." February 11

  • Darius Garland to enter NBA draft

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt freshman basketball player Darius Garland will enter the NBA draft and end his Commodores' career, he posted on Instagram on Tuesday. Garland, a former Brentwood Academy standout and one of the top recruits in program history, suffered a season-ending knee injury in..." January 22