Today in the Morning Rumble, Louisville is under investigation, Miles Bridges chooses his new school, Creighton lands a 2016 prospect and Arizona State receives new uniforms for the upcoming season.
Major news came out of Louisville on Friday evening as the NCAA is looking into allegations that former director of basketball operations Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for Cardinal recruits. Katina Powell, the woman who accepted the payments, said in a recent book that she and her three daughters participated in sexual acts with Louisville players, recruits and sometimes the high school prospects' fathers.
Rick Pitino said in a press conference that he had no idea these acts were taking place but the NCAA has not taken any excuses for a lack of knowledge on the part of the head coach. Just ask Larry Brown and Jim Boeheim, who have already been suspended this offseason.
Miles Bridges, a five-star prospect from Michigan, committed to Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday over Kentucky and Indiana. Bridges gives Izzo one of his best recruiting classes ever and the program is still not done as top-three talent Josh Jackson remains interested.
Bridges, Cassius Winston, Nick Ward and Josh Langford will challenge Kentucky and Duke for the best recruiting class in the nation.
Creighton landed their first commit for 2016 on Sunday night as Davion Mintz made his announcement on Twitter. The 6'4" combo guard from North Carolina chose the Blue Jays over Kansas State, Wichita State, Tulsa and Georgia Tech.
Mintz has the ability to play on and off the ball and can score in bunches. He will join a backcourt that will feature Maurice Watson Jr., Isaiah Zierden and Marcus Foster (Kansas State transfer) next season.
Bobby Hurley has not only brought new players and built a new environment at Arizona State but the team is now looking at impressive jerseys. The Sun Devils are going to need all the help they can get this season as they are playing a brutal non-conference schedule.
Texas A&M has been very successful on the recruiting trail the last couple of years and they are already stock piling their 2017 class. The Aggies landed 2017 top-40 big man Mitchell Robinson on Saturday. He is the third top-100 commit the program has landed in the last six months.
The 2015-16 college basketball season has technically begun as schools across the nation started practicing on Friday afternoon. Sports Illustrated is ready for the winter as they have five burning questions that includes talk about Steve Prohm at Iowa State, Cal's freshman, Duke's new point guard, Kentucky's go to player and Michigan and the return of Caris LeVert.