Today in the Morning Rumble, two players have been dismissed from their respective programs, two Indiana players face alcohol issues and Illinois re-designed their court.
In what is considered devastating news for Buffalo, Justin Moss was dismissed from the program following a reported theft of multiple football players in one of the school's dorms. Moss later returned the money but stealing $650 (with two teammates by his side) is not something that any college should take lightly.
Moss, the MAC Player of the Year last season, was the team's leading scorer, averaging 17.5 points per game while also grabbing 7.5 rebounds. With new head coach Nate Oats trying to lead Buffalo to its second straight NCAA Tournament, the big man could have made the transition smoother with his skilled ability to play inside and out. Instead, Moss has created an even tougher challenge for the first year head man, who also lost lead guard Shannon Evans to Arizona State.
In another difficult move, Danny Manning and Wake Forest sent senior guard Madison Jones on his own way on Tuesday after he violated the Athletics Department policy.
Jones, who averaged 4.7 points per game last season, was projected to play a crucial role on a roster that returns it's top five scorers and will face stiff competition in the Maui Invitational and ACC conference play.
I've got one question: What is Emmitt Holt thinking? The rising sophomore is best known for diving the car that hit and significantly injured Devin Davis last offseason. Now, he has another alcohol related incident secured to his resume.
This isn't the first go round for Indiana either as there were some calling for Tom Crean's job after multiple off-court issues became public last year.
Pretty cool new court design for Illinois at the State Farm Center as Champaign's Assembly Hall will be called Lou Henson Court. Henson is the school's all-time winningest coach with 423 wins in 21 seasons.
With an impressive eight man recruiting class this season, Markelle Fultz in 2016 and Jontay Porter in 2018, Lorenzo Romar cannot be stopped on the recruiting trail. Add in local talent Daejon Davis and it's become even more impressive for the Washington Huskies.
Davis, a four-star recruit ranked 48th on ESPN's top 60 for the class of 2017, committed to the program on Tuesday, spurring California, Nevada, Seattle and Washington State.
Richard Pitino was mentioned in multiple high profile coaching searches this past offseason and Minnesota is looking to try to avoid the drama in the future as they reached a two-year extension with the talented, young head coach. The son of Louisville's Rick Pitino led the Gophers to an NIT Championship in his first season and certainly has the program headed down the right path.