SOUTH BEND, Ind – National signing day has come and gone, and it was a quiet day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Not quiet as in they didn’t sign who they wanted. Quiet as in no surprises.
Notre Dame successfully penned all four of their targets, achieving a 7th place ranking in the 2018 247Sport.com class rankings, above teams like the Michigan State Spartans, the Duke Blue Devils, and the Arizona Wildcats.
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The 2018-19 edition of the Liberty Flames will have a heavy influence from the state of North Carolina.
On Wednesday, the Flames signed a trio of players on National Signing Day, in Darius McGhee, Blake Preston and Josh Price.
All three student-athletes hail from the state of North Carolina, and all will bring something different to the hardwood as a member of the Flames in 2018-19, and beyond.
“What I love about this class is the people they are,” stated head coach Ritchie McKay. “I am excited about the athletic ability and their basketball prowess that each individual brings to our family, but I love more the kind of people that they are and will continue to uphold the pursuit of excellence this campus embodies.”
TUCSON, Ariz. — Amid the investigation from the FBI, dominoes continue to fall on the recruiting front in the Class of 2018.
The Arizona Wildcats were one of the programs targeted in the investigation conducted by the FBI regarding fraud and corruption, and former assistant coach Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson was one of four assistant coaches arrested in the probe.
South Bend, IN. — A lot has happened in the world of college basketball in the last 72 hours, and the season hasn’t even started.
On Tuesday, the FBI announced that 10 people, consisting of assistant coaches, agents, shoe brand executives etc., have been charged with fraud and corruption involving the recruitment of student athletes.
Players have de-committed, coaches have been arrested and fired, but for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they managed to stay away from the fire and instead, added a key piece to their recruiting class of 2018.
Ithaca, NY — The Cornell Big Red enter the 2017-18 season hungry to get back to the post-season for the first time since 2010, where they fell to a star-studded Kentucky Wildcats team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, 62-45.
Head coach Brian Earl, the man in charge of putting the current team together and bringing them back into the national conversation, enters his second season leadingthe Big Red. After a 10-18 finish in his opening campaign, Earl will be expected to achieve more this season.
With his initial year and recruiting cycle complete, Earl is bringing in five new freshmen and a JUCO transfer to make up his first substantial recruiting class as the head coach at Cornell.