Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • John Calipari excited to watch his former Kentucky pupils shine in NBA Finals

    USA Today "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra joked that Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will use the 2020 NBA Finals as a "great recruiting pitch." "I’m not sure he’s going to maximize that," Spoelstra said sarcastically about four former Kentucky players in..." September 30

  • Chris Mack Trolls John Calipari Over Louisville-Kentucky Rivalry Game

    The Big Lead "Chris Mack was in a trolling mood on Tuesday. Louisville's head coach took to Twitter and recorded a two-minute video where he very politely crapped all over Kentucky head coach John Calipari. Louisville and Kentucky are in danger of not playing this year and Mack clearly blames his..." September 29

  • Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina; will be played a week later

    CBS Sports "The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina. The perennial most prestigious in-season tournament is now scheduled to be played from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, it was announced Friday.  The event will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Center.  This..." September 19

  • 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis moved to South Dakota

    The Score "This year's Battle 4 Atlantis, one of college basketball's marquee early season tournaments, will take place at the Sanford Pentagon in South Dakota, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. A limited number of fans will be permitted, but all those in attendance must..." September 14

  • Kentucky basketball player Keion Brooks Jr. supports changing name of Rupp Arena

    ESPN "Kentucky basketball forward Keion Brooks Jr. said he backs a push by Black faculty members in the school's African American and Africana Studies department to change the name of Rupp Arena. The group recently requested the change, saying Adolph Rupp's legacy is tied to a history of..." August 28

  • NCAA: LSU basketball coach Will Wade part of 'impermissible payments' to potential recruits, others

    ESPN "The NCAA says LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade either arranged for or offered "impermissible payments" to at least 11 potential recruits or others around them, according to documents obtained Wednesday by ESPN. The documents say the NCAA's enforcement..." August 26

  • John Calipari and Bruiser Flint comment on addition to UK coaching staff

    A Sea of Blue "Kentucky has officially added James ‘Bruiser’ Flint to the men’s basketball coaching staff, the school announced Monday. He comes to Lexington following a three-year stint with the Indiana Hoosiers as an assistant coach. As expected, Flint will fill an..." August 25

  • Tennessee lands top-ranked guard Kennedy Chandler for '21 college basketball class

    ESPN "Kennedy Chandler, the top-ranked point guard in the 2021 ESPN 100, committed to Tennessee on Friday, giving the Volunteers a five-star recruit for the third straight year. Chandler, who is ranked No. 12 overall in the ESPN 100, chose Rick Barnes' program over a..." August 14

  • Withdrawing from NBA Draft: Who will raise their stock most next season?

    CBS Sports "A plethora of top-tier college basketball players with NBA aspirations opted to withdraw from draft consideration last weekend in favor of returning to their schools for at least another season.  Those decisions will inevitably work out better for some than others...." August 07

  • Rupp Arena's name will change when Black athletes stop going to Kentucky

    USA Today "A group of professors in the University of Kentucky’s African American and Africana Studies Program has resurrected the debate over Adolph Rupp in the basketball-crazed Bluegrass State once again. They argue Rupp’s name has come to stand for racial exclusivity..." August 05

  • Yves Pons withdraws name from NBA Draft, will return to Tennessee

    Rocky Top Talk "As expected, Yves Pons is set to return to Tennessee for his final season in Knoxville. Sean Farnham broke the news this afternoon, reporting that Pons has withdrawn his name from the 2020 NBA Draft. Pons declared for the draft back in April, doing exactly..." August 04

  • John Petty, Chris Smith, Javonte Smart Withdrawing From Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Alabama wing John Petty has elected to return to school for his senior year after testing the draft waters, reports Cecil Hurt of The Tuscaloosa News (Twitter link). Petty, who declared for the draft as an early entrant this spring, averaged 14.5 PPG, 6.6 RPG, and 2.5 APG..." August 03