CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson guard Shelton Mitchell will miss the Tigers’ opener against Georgia on Friday night after a suffering a knee injury at practice.
The school announced Tuesday that 6-foot-3 Mitchell had a non-contact knee injury at practice Tuesday. He is expected to undergo a procedure on the knee. There is no timetable for his return.
Mitchell is a transfer from Vanderbilt who sat out last season. He started 11 of 31 games for the Commodores in 2014-15, averaging four points, three assists and two rebounds a game.
Mitchell was among three high-profile transfers expected to play significant minutes this fall. Guard Marcquise Reed came in from Robert Morris and forward Elijah Thomas came to Clemson from Texas A&M. Thomas will be eligible in December.
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Syracuse freshman Matthew Moyer will redshirt this season, the school announced on Tuesday.
The reason, according to head coach Jim Boeheim, is, “preseason time missed with an injury.” Moyer sat out more than a month after injuring his toe this summer. In the first exhibition game that Syracuse played, Moyer saw just nine minutes, the lowest total for anyone on the roster.
Moyer is a 6-foot-8 freshman from Ohio by way of South Kent Prep in Connecticut. Given the amount of depth the Orange have on their front court this season, this loss should not affect their season much.
The Orange open the year with Colgate on Friday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is wearing commemorative patches on its jerseys to honor former Lady Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, who led the program to eight national titles.
The 13th-ranked Lady Vols wore the patches Monday during a 95-56 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman. Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said the patches would remain on the Lady Vols’ jerseys all season.
The patches include a capital “P” inside a circle. The “P” is based off Summitt’s actual signature. Tennessee’s football team has helmet stickers this season with a similar logo.
Summitt died June 28 after battling early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. She stepped down as Tennessee’s coach in 2012, one year after announcing her diagnosis. Her 1,098 wins are the most of any Division I men’s or women’s coach.
Tennessee opens the season Friday at James Madison.
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Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes has taken another political stand, this time joining a group of university athletes that tweeted out an essay addressing racism they say exists on the school’s campus. The essay demands action from the school’s administration.
There is some strong language in the essay.
This came nine days after a Wisconsin fan was photographed wearing an Obama mask while wearing a noose around his neck when the Badgers hosted Nebraska in football. The fan had his season tickets revoked and Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the incident was “deeply troubling”.
School officials have not committed on the essay.
Hayes, who was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, has blasted the NCAA for keeping players broke and, earlier this fall, took a strong, public stand on racial inequality in America.
As a college basketball writer, it’s one of my biggest fears to be so far behind on a story that I didn’t even know the story was going viral.
I may not be great at my job, but I’m not terrible at my job (I swear I’m not, VCU fans) and that would mean that I was be terrible at my job.
So you should understand the fear that gripped my soul when I saw that Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes was trending on twitter today.
What was Rick Barnes trending on twitter?
Because he decided to wear these to a press conference:
Why did Rick Barnes wear those pants to a press conference?
Wes Rucker, a Tennessee beat writer we still like despite being Knoxville’s most annoying Arsenal fan, has the answer: