Derrick Rose

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Jury Clears Derrick Rose, Co-Defendants in Rape Suit

Woman's lawyer had argued she was too intoxicated to consent

(Newser) - A federal jury in Los Angeles has cleared Derrick Rose and two of his friends in a rape lawsuit filed by an ex-girlfriend of the NBA star, the AP reports . The jury reached the verdict after hearing dramatically different accounts of the August 2013 sexual encounter. Neither side denied the... More »

Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Rape Case Found Dead

Police are investigating the death of Det. Nadine Hernandez as a suicide

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Police Department detective investigating rape allegations against NBA star Derrick Rose was found shot Tuesday in a Los Angeles area home, the Los Angeles Times reports. Det. Nadine Hernandez, 44, had been shot once in the chest and died at the hospital. Police say there are "... More »

Judge: 'Jane Doe' Not Allowed in Derrick Rose Rape Trial

Woman accusing NBA star must use her real name if case is not settled

(Newser) - A woman says NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends raped her three years ago, and on Tuesday, a judge ruled that she must use her name when the civil trial starts next month, Deadspin reports. The woman, so far only known as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Obama to LeBron: How About Chicago?

President talks hoops, shills for home town with Marv Albert

(Newser) - If LeBron James decides to go to Chicago, he'll have some good teammates in place—and an exceedingly famous No. 1 fan. President Obama wants the King to sign with his hometown Bulls, he told Marv Albert in a recent interview. “You know, I don't want to meddle,”... More »

NCAA Strips Memphis Hoops of Best Season

Violations wipe 38 wins from Calipari team's run to '08 title game

(Newser) - The NCAA today stripped the University of Memphis men’s basketball team of 38 victories and various hardware from the 2007-08 season, during which it reached the national championship game, for major violations centering on top recruit Derrick Rose, the Commercial Appeal reports. The infractions came during the coaching tenure... More »

Another Memphis Player Accused of SAT Cheating

Dozier's initial results were invalidated

(Newser) - Another former University of Memphis player has a dodgy-looking SAT score in his past, ESPN reports. Robert Dozier was originally set to go to Georgia, until the school noticed that he’d scored a 1260 on his SAT, a score drastically better than his practice exams. The NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse... More »

Academic Scandals Hit NBA Rookie of the Year Rose

Sources say Bulls players is at center of probe into grade-changing, fake SAT score

(Newser) - Two allegations of academic fraud have surfaced against the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rose, the top draft pick of 2008, had a high school grade changed from a D to a C on transcripts sent to colleges, sources say, and the NCAA is believed to be... More »

Last Thing Bulls Should Give Rose is Time

Chicago has waited long enough, and this 19-year-old is ready

(Newser) - Chicago Bulls GM John Paxson said after last night's NBA draft that he thinks the team should give Derrick Rose some time to settle in, but he seems to be the only person who thinks so, writes Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times. The No. 1 draft pick says he... More »

Trade Spices Up Frosh-Heavy Draft

Rose goes first, in glut of college freshmen

(Newser) - The Bulls grabbed Derrick Rose with the first overall pick last night in a wild NBA draft dominated by college freshmen. For the first time in history, the top three picks all were first-year wonders, ESPN reports. The Timberwolves then traded that third pick—OJ Mayo—for No. 5 pick... More »

The Blues Ring Out in Memphis

The Tigers had only just begun to believe they could make it

(Newser) - Memphis coach John Calipari had told his team's fans to "Expect good things to happen," and they did. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose knew their Tigers had the chance to snatch the NCAA crown away from Kansas, and for a while it looked like they would. Instead, the... More »

Rock, Chalk Jayhawks Are Champs

Kansas wins after Memphis is foul from the line

(Newser) - Mario Chalmers hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime and the Jayhawk defense shut down Memphis throughout the extra period to clinch the NCAA men's basketball championship, 75-68. "We got the ball in our most clutch player's hands, and he... More »

Memphis Sails Over UCLA

Tigers take control in the second half to advance to title game

(Newser) - Thanks to Joey Dorsey’s domination of the boards and of UCLA’s Kevin Love, Memphis is headed to the NCAA championship game for the first time since 1973, reports the Commercial Appeal. Dorsey had 15 rebounds and held Love to 12 points and nine rebounds as the Tigers beat... More »

Rose, Memphis Headed to San Antonio

Calipari's kids beat Texas handily to advance to Final Four

(Newser) - Derrick Rose had 21 points and nine assists, and Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 25 points, as Memphis handled Texas with ease, 85-67, to advance to the Final Four. The third time was a charm for John Calipari and the Tigers as they finally reached the national semifinals after losing in the... More »

No Warts Here: Memphis Dominates Michigan State

As Tigers break the Elite Eight for the third straight year on the back of a giant first half

(Newser) - The Tigers pounced early and often, and all those flaws critics have been pointing out since the NCAA tourney began were nowhere to be seen, the Commercial Appeal reports. Memphis put on a clinic last night, breaking the game open 50-20 by the end of the first half, en route... More »

Memphis Plays It Tough in Beating Miss. St.

No. 1 seed Tigers win battle of defenses, face Michigan State next

(Newser) - Memphis eked past Mississippi State 77-74 today in what had been expected, and turned out to be, a rough and tumble game. Leading the bumping bodies was the Tigers' Joey Dorsey who had 13 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots and altered several others with solid defense, reports AP. Memphis... More »

No. 4 Tennessee Survives Against South Carolina

Also, Arkansas upsets No. 17 Vanderbilt while No. 2 Memphis rolls on

(Newser) - Chris Lofton hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining to give a Tennessee a breath-taking 89-87 victory over South Carolina in an SEC quarterfinal game today. The Gamecocks couldn't answer on the return trip, ending coach Dave Odom's career on a losing note. The win kept UT's hopes for a... More »

Memphis Claims 3rd Straight C-USA Title

Texas Tech upsets No. 5 Texas, Arkansas does same to Vandy

(Newser) - No. 2 Memphis clinched its third straight Conference USA regular-season title with a 76-67 win over Southern Mississippi today, reports the Associated Press. Derrick Rose led the Tigers (28-1, 14-0) with 24 points as they won their 37th consecutive conference game. The Tigers have been in the top two in... More »

Memphis Finally Wins as No. 1

Unbeaten Tigers top Tulsa for first win as NCAA's top team

(Newser) - Twenty-five years and 13 days ago, Virginia Tech upset Memphis hours after they were anointed #1 in the NCAA; the Tigers avoided the same fate in their first game as college basketball's top team since then, beating Tulsa 56-41. Memphis had won its previous six games by at least 20... More »

Rose Leads No. 2 Memphis Past Cincinnati

No. 16 Butler bests Bradley, No. 12 Vols top UNC-Asheville

(Newser) - Freshman Derrick Rose continues to blossom into an elite player, scoring a career-high 26 to lead No. 2 Memphis to a 79-69 victory over Cincinnati. The Bearcats, led by Deonta Vaughn’s 20 points, put up a tough fight but came up short, dropping their record to 4-6. The Tigers... More »

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