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Tennessee Fires Football Coach Butch Jones After 0–6 SEC Start

After losing to Missouri and dropping to 0–6 in SEC play, Tennessee has fired head football coach Butch Jones, according to's Bruce Feldman. Jones, the Vols’ coach for five seasons, exits with a 34–27 record at the school. He will be owed a $8.125 million buyout. Tennessee has lost all six of its conference games this season, including five in a row. (Sports Illustrated)

Stephen Curry: The Noise

One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform. I guess it’s tempting, sometimes, to think that it doesn’t mean anything. With all of the opinions and narratives that are always flying every which way on cable’s a lot of noise. And you hear enough of that noise, and you kind of start to wonder if anyone can — or even wants to — hear anyone else at all. (The Players' Tribune)

Three UCLA players could remain in China 'a week or two' after allegedly shoplifting

The three UCLA basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday reportedly will remain in China and not be on the team's flight back to Los Angeles after the Bruins' 63-60 win over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday. The three players -- freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill -- were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store. (

Houston basketball player suspended 1 game by NCAA for playing in church league

University of Houston guard Rob Gray has been suspended one game by the NCAA and will miss Friday night's season opener against McNeese State. Gray, one of the nation's top returning scorers, participated in a church recreation league game this offseason, which is a violation of NCAA rules. Gray is eligible for the Cougars' next game Nov. 17, part of the Paradise Jam tournament. (Houston Chronicle)

Indiana coach Archie Miller hears boos in his debut as Hoosiers lose to Indiana State

If there is such a thing as a honeymoon period in coaching, Indiana's Archie Miller saw his come to an unceremonious end on Friday night when Indiana State came into Assembly Hall and throttled the Hoosiers 90-69. "We're soft," said Miller. "We're just a soft team. You don't have to sugarcoat it at all." Boos were heard from Hoosier fans with IU trailing by 21 at halftime. (CBS Sports)

Alabama freshman Collin Sexton to serve one-game suspension

Alabama freshman Collin Sexton will miss Friday night's season-opener against Memphis as part of a one-game NCAA suspension. Sexton was held out of Monday night's exhibition contest against Alabama-Huntsville after the NCAA didn't reinstate his eligibility. According to sources, Sexton was the unnamed player identified in a federal complaint against Auburn coach Chuck Person. (

The Bilas Opus: Here to rescue college basketball

College basketball has taken some hits over the past month, and it seems that most of it has come as a surprise to those working in the NCAA office. Certainly, the involvement of the FBI and U.S. Attorney through federal charges against 10 individuals came as a surprise to all, but the underlying conduct should come as a surprise to no rational professional who is paying attention. (

Indictment Says Rick Pitino Knew of Bribery Scheme

A federal indictment released Wednesday implicates that former former Louisville coach Rick Pitino was aware of a scheme to pay a high school recruit and also participated in the planning. According to the indictment, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a new indictment against Adidas executive James Gatto for attempt and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. (Sports Illustrated)

Report: Mack Brown interested in the Texas AD position

Mack Brown is making a push to become the next Texas Athletic Director, according to Geoff Ketchum of Orangebloods. However, Ketchum reports that Longhorns stakeholders have reservations about Brown’s fitness for the position and that TCU’s Chris Del Conte — who worked with Tom Herman at Rice — is the name most commonly mentioned for the job. (Burnt Orange Nation)

Braxton Beverly hires attorney, NC State requests for reconsideration

North Carolina State has filed a Request for Reconsideration to the NCAA on behalf of Braxton Beverly. The freshman guard has also hired attorney Scott Tompsett with hopes of a reversal by the NCAA, which would allow Beverly to play immediately for the Wolfpack. NC State has made two appeals on behalf of Beverly and both have been denied by the NCAA. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Bruce Pearl Refusing To Cooperate In Investigation

Auburn men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl is refusing to cooperate in the school's internal investigation into his program, and university officials have advised him that his job is in jeopardy if he doesn't, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Auburn officials retained a law firm to conduct an internal investigation as part of the FBI's probe into college basketball corruption. (

What We Can Learn From the NCAA's Braxton Beverly Decision

BREAKING: Organization with a reputation for bone-headed decisions makes yet another bone-headed decision. The NCAA’s intractability as it relates to the Braxton Beverly situation is actually instructive into how the organization works and provides an insight into the organization’s line of thinking in the UNC case as well as weightier issues such as whether players should be paid. (Old North Blog)

LiAngelo Ball, UCLA Teammates, Could Face Chinese Jail Time

UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball and his Bruins teammates are in Hangzhou, China to play Georgia Tech in the season-opener this Friday. Except Ball, along with fellow freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, might miss the game because they are still in China—and possibly in a Chinese jail. The three freshmen were arrested on Tuesday for shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton store. (Sports Illustrated)

Alabama's Collin Sexton ruled ineligible after being ID'd in FBI complaint

Alabama officials declared freshman point guard Collin Sexton ineligible after they determined he was the unnamed player identified in a federal complaint against Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person and former NBA referee Rashan Michel, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide held Sexton out of Monday night's exhibition game after the NCAA failed to reinstate his eligibility. (

Bob Knight makes controversial comments on Indiana and John Wooden

Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight is back to making more controversial comments. In an upcoming televised interview with Joe Buck scheduled to air Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on the Audience Network show Undeniable, the former Indiana coach had plenty to say about his exit from the Hoosiers while also taking some shots at John Wooden and UCLA. (NBC Sports)

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