Skip to content
  1. Rutgers reportedly targeting URI coach Dan Hurley to replace Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Dan Hurley

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Following the video leak scandal that ultimately led to the end of Mike Rice’s coaching tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights are already looking for a replacement and could have their man. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Rutgers is targeting Rhode Island coach Dan…

  2. NC State’s Rodney Purvis barred from transferring to Missouri, Cincinnati

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis

    NC State guard Rodney Purvis was granted his release from the Wolfpack after announcing his intent to transfer, but not without a condition. It is often the case that players can be barred from transferring within a conference, but NC State has disallowed him from transferring to Missouri and Cincinnati as well. Why? Because the…

  3. Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for senior season

    Apr 3, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    Marshall Henderson will return to Ole Miss for his senior season, but perhaps his antics will not. Whether we are to believe that second claim or not, Henderson explained both in a letter to Rebel fans posted on the school’s website Wednesday. “I play the game with a lot of passion, and sometimes that passion…

  4. Old Big East to be renamed American Athletic Conference

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    The conference formerly known as the Big East, having reached a deal with the so-called “Catholic 7″ to give up its name, has been searching in recent weeks for a new moniker. According to a release, it has found one. The old Big East will now be known as the American Athletic Conference, the conference…

  5. Kevin Ware wants to be an inspiration to his Louisville team at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    spt-120730-kevin-ware-getty

    The injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has drawn the attention of a national audience, but he appears to be in good spirits after undergoing surgery to repair the compound fracture and being released from the hospital. Ware has been cleared by doctors to make the trip with the team to the Final Four and…

  6. Cal’s Allen Crabbe will declare for 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 3, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    Allen Crabbe

    California junior Allen Crabbe will forego his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2013 NBA draft, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. Crabbe is coming off a season in which he led the Pac-12 with 18.4 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds. He was also named the conference’s Player of the…

  7. Rick Pitino, politicians, coaches, players react to Mike Rice’s firing

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    spt-120123-mikerice

    In the wake of a leaked video tape that led to the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice, coaches, politicians, and players have reacted. Most are in line with the opinion of the Rutgers administration, approving of the firing of Mike Rice. Some former players defended Rice or at least helped to give the situation…

  8. Trey Burke, Anthony Davis, and Players of the Year winning National Titles

    Apr 3, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke celebrates after they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    When Kentucky ran through the 2012 NCAA tournament, winning the national title and finishing the season at 38-2, we all knew that the team was special. Just how special they were became even more evident this season, as John Calipari’s newest crop of freshmen struggled throughout the year, lacking the leadership and maturity to even…

  9. Report: FIU coach Richard Pitino close to finalizing deal with Minnesota

    Apr 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. While his dad is headed to the Final Four in Atlanta with Louisville, a report says that FIU head coach Richard Pitino could steal at least a share of the family spotlight this week. According to Andy Katz of ESPN.com, Minnesota is finalizing a deal to…

  10. Report: Longwood to hire Jayson Gee

    Apr 3, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    2094910

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Longwood has tabbed Cleveland State assistant Jayson Gee as their new head coach, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Gee has been coaching for 25 years, the past seven as the associate head coach of the Vikings. He’s been a head coach before…

  11. American’s Jeff Jones reportedly to be hired at Old Dominion

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Jeff Jones

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Head coach Jeff Jones will leave American University and take over in the same capacity at Old Dominion, David Teel of the Daily Press is reporting. According to the report, the hire will be formally announced at a press conference on Thursday. Jones has spent the…

  12. Report: Mike Shaw to transfer to Bradley

    Apr 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    81869804e7c6395c637dc1cfde0b90e0

    According to a report from Evan Daniels, Illinois transfer Mike Shaw is headed to Bradley. Shaw, a former top 100 recruit, decided to leave Illinois due to a lack of playing time. “At the end of the day, I’m trying to play,” Shaw told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. “I came to college to get…

  13. What is next for the Rutgers administration in wake of Mike Rice’s firing? (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    Tim Pernetti

    Once the state’s governor goes as far to release a statement regarding the coaching situation at a school, it’s all but done. When that governor is Chris Christie, a man with a good deal of national visibility, it’s really done. Rutgers fired head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday morning after video leaked to the…

  14. Hofstra basketball loses three more players, two graduates and one transfer

    Apr 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    gxwjnbolslfvvdf-20120928175244

    In the wake of head coach Mo Cassara being fired by Hofstra, the Pride announced on Tuesday that three players had decided to leave the program. DaQuan Brown, who averaged just 2.7 points last season and was a second team member of the CAA’s all-academic team, will graduate. As will Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, who will be…

  15. AthleteAlly.org issues statement supporting Rutgers’ decision to fire Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    mike-rice

    Following the firing of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, AthleteAlly.org issued a statement supporting the school’s decision: In a video shown Tuesday on ESPN, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, is seen yelling homophobic slurs at his players, kicking them, grabbing them, shoving them and throwing basketballs at them. Moments ago, the university fired Coach Rice…

  16. Mike Rice Firing: How Eric Murdock’s departure set off chain reaction

    Apr 3, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Mike Rice

    Here’s the sad part about Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice being fired: if video never surfaces, then he still has a job. And why did the video surface? Because whatever spat that Rice got into with former staff member Eric Murdock couldn’t be resolved cordially. Murdock did not have his contract renewed by the…

  17. Mark Cuban: ‘If Brittney Griner can play, we’ll take her with our second-round pick’

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Brittney Griner

    After a dominating four years at the college level, Baylor’s Brittney Griner is all but a lock to be the top overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban pointed out the obvious in saying he’d draft her, too. Well, it would be obvious if Cuban were talking about the WNBA,…

  18. How common is Mike Rice’s behavior?

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    x350-8

    By now, you’ve probably heard: Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired over the video that was given to ESPN’s Outside The Lines by Eric Murdoch, a former NBA player and Rutgers staff member. That video, which can be seen here, depicts Rice acting in an unacceptable manner towards the players he coaches.…

  19. Rutgers fires men’s basketball coach Mike Rice

    Apr 3, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    spt-120123-mikerice

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. One day after footage of his behavior during practices was shown on the ESPN program Outside the Lines, Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired by the school as originally reported by multiple outlets. In three seasons at the school Rice, formerly the head…

  20. Kevin Ware is going to Atlanta for the Final Four

    Apr 3, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

    Martino Brock, Kevin Ware

    He’s home. Believe it or not, a day and a half after undergoing surgery to repair his mangled lower leg after suffering the most gruesome injury that we’ve ever seen on a basketball court, Louisville’s Kevin Ware was back with his teammates. His brothers, as he calls them. Ware suffered the injury in Sunday night’s…