According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, former Southern Miss basketball star Jonathan Mills was shot to death in the city Monday. The paper reports Mills was shot multiple times less than a mile from his high school, North Lawndale.
The NCAA denies that it has missed a deadline to respond to former Southern Miss and Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall’s appeal of penalties levied against him. Tyndall’s attorney said Wednesday that the NCAA had yet to respond to the appeal.
The Big 12 appears set to expand following Tuesday’s news that commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been told to evaluate the conference’s expansion options. Cincinnati, Houston, UCF, Memphis, UConn and South Florida appear to be viable expansion options out of the AAC. Southern Miss and Old Dominion could move up out of Conference USA if the AAC needs to bolster its membership.
Mississippi State linebacker Richie Brown and Texas A&M safety Justin Evans could be looking at large senior seasons in the SEC. Louisville’s Jaylen Smith, a former Pascagoula star, could come into his own as a sophomore receiver. Southern Miss has a healthy list of Coast natives on its roster.