Today in the Morning Rumble, Jim Boeheim talks about the NCAA sanctions, Rawle Alkins' gets a visit from UNC and St. John's and the NCAA is investigating San Diego State.
Back in March, the NCAA handed down harsh penalties (vacated wins, Jim Boeheim suspension, reduced scholarships) to the Syracuse Orange for academic fraud and improper benefits that was hanging over the program for multiple years.
Boeheim told ESPN in an interview that the sanctions against him and the school are excessive and that the NCAA is trying to make an example out of Syracuse for other schools that are thinking about cheating. The head coach also mentioned that he doesn't think he did anything wrong and that it is not clear how the NCAA expects coaches to monitor their entire program.
Either way, pending appeal, Boeheim will not be coaching for the first nine ACC games.
Rawle Alkins continues to heat up in Carolina as Roy Williams and the Tar Heels paid a visit to Word of God Academy on Tuesday. Barry 'Slice' Rohrssen also was in attendance to see Alkins after he took an unofficial visit to St. John's last week.
On Monday, North Carolina State was at the school to key tabs on a 5-star prospect that could light it up in the class of 2016.
The benefits could led the Aztecs to a Level I NCAA violation, which consists of the most severe punishments.
Steve Fisher, the team's head coach, was involved in the Ed Martin scandal (a benefits violation) at Michigan in the 1990s that vacated both of the Fab Four's Final Four appearances.
Miles Bridges says he is sick and tired of the recruiting process and he wants to make a decision. That life changing choice will come on October 3 as the 5-star small forward will choose between Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State.
Bridges visited the Spartans this past weekend during the craziest Saturday of the year (the football team played Oregon) and the Michigan native is planning to take a trip to Kentucky this week.
After alienating donors, raising ticket prices and leaking a report to the media about Rick Barnes, Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson has finally been fired.
Patterson did not have many supporters at the school as he put the student fan base on the back burner and told multiple media outlets that unless Rick Barnes fired members of his staff, the long time head coach would be gone. Now Barnes is at Tennessee and Patterson is without a job.
In order to rely on a full-court press in the Big 12, Bob Huggins must have a deep backcourt and unfortunately for West Virginia this only makes them thinner at the guard positions.