ESPNU got it wrong.
During a broadcast of the Oregon State game against Arizona State on Saturday night, the broadcast team broke the false news that Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller had been fired.
“It almost leaves you breathless,” the broadcaster said on Saturday night.
They quickly retracted the news.
The breaking news, which (again) proved false, came in the form of an announcement — not a sourced report. It’s unclear where they found the incorrect news.
To be fair, the news may come true in time.
Miller is embroiled in an FBI investigation for corruption in college basketball. An FBI wiretap reportedly caught a conversation between Miller and Christian Dawkins, during which they discussed a payment of $100,000 to center Deandre Ayton when he was still a recruit, according to ESPN. Dawkins is considered to be a lynchpin in the FBI’s college basketball probe. Miller did not coach Arizona’s Saturday night game at Oregon, though Ayton did play.