Latest Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball News

Retirements, bumpy NCAAs part of ACC 'transitional period'

Oct. 12, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is still savoring his program's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship even as he excitedly looks ahead to no longer playing games in empty arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It's going to be nice...

ACC contemplates future home of conference headquarters

Oct. 12, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Commissioner Jim Phillips said the Atlantic Coast Conference is examining whether its conference headquarters should remain in Greensboro or consider relocating elsewhere. Phillips, who took over for retiring John Swofford earlier this year, said...

NCAA accuses Louisville, Mack of additional allegations

Oct. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has amended its Notice of Allegations against Louisville, adding additional violations committed by the men’s basketball program that include impermissible activities and accusations coach Chris Mack did not promote an atmosphere for compliance. ...

Clemson men's hoops coach receives contract extension, raise

Oct. 01, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

Clemson men's basketball coach Brad Brownell has recieved a two-year contract extension that will tie him to the Tigers through the 2025-26 season. Brownell is the program's all-time victories leader with a 201-149 record over 11 seasons. The new...

Duke's Banchero poised to thrive in Coach K's farewell run

Sep. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero doesn't fret about pressure for what's ahead — not as one of the nation's top-ranked recruits and NBA prospects, and certainly not in playing for Duke in Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski's final season on the bench. “It's all fun,...

No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU battle for Black Diamond Trophy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Black Diamond Trophy has been in No. 15 Virginia Tech's possession since the current players were preschoolers. It's time to dust off the prize that has symbolized the rivalry between the Hokies (2-0) and West Virginia (1-1), which began in...

Ga Tech signs hoops coaches Pastner, Fortner to extensions

Sep. 10, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has signed basketball coaches Josh Pastner and Nell Fortner to contract extensions. Pastner received a three-year extension through the 2025-26 season after leading the Yellow Jacket to their first Atlantic Coast Conference men's championship...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 01, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Greensboro News & Record. Aug. 30, 2021. Editorial: The ACC’s hometown faces an unsure future Oh, the pangs of unrequited love. We’ve fretted before that the Atlantic Coast Conference might leave Greensboro for a city with...

Louisville suspends head coach Chris Mack for 6 games

Aug. 27, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville said Friday that it is suspending head basketball coach Chris Mack for six games for failing to follow procedures in handling an extortion attempt by one of his assistants. Mack “failed to follow university...

Connecticut hoops recruit signs to play for Miami Hurricanes

Aug. 18, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Bensley Joseph, widely considered the top recruit in Connecticut, has signed to play for the Miami Hurricanes. The 6-foot-1 Joseph is a graduate of Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut. He spent 2019-20 at Cushing Academy in...