Home » Conference Notes » Currently Reading:

Morning Dish

October 28, 2003 Conference Notes No Comments

The Morning Dish – Tuesday, October 28th

Melvin Crash: NC State senior forward Marcus Melvin can consider himself lucky, as he was not injured when his vehicle went down an embankment. Apparently Melvin pulled into traffic, hit a slick spot, and ended up jumping a curb, vaulting his SUV down a hill. Melvin was the Wolfpack’s second-leading scorer last season, averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds per game, and will not miss any practice.

Leaving the Green: North Texas officials have announced that JuCo transfer Mark Wilson has left the men’s basketball team for personal reasons, a few weeks shy of playing in his first game for the Mean Green. Wilson, a 6-3 guard who transferred from Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois, had practiced for the past few weeks with Johnny Jones’ squad, and was expected to make an impact. Wilson was a NJCAA Second-Team All-American last season as a sophomore, averaging 22.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.

Beenders Passes On: Long Island University lost a member of the school’s legacy over the weekend when Henry Beenders passed away. Beenders, 87, led the Blackbirds to the NIT championship in 1941, and was named captain of the squad the following year under head coach Clair Bee – a member of the Hall of Fame. Beenders, who came to the United States from the Netherlands at age eight, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, Beenders played professionally in the Basketball Association of America (pre-NBA) for the Providence Steamrollers, the Philadelphia Warriors and the Boston Celtics clubs. The funeral is scheduled for today in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Knight Missed Round Table: The Dallas Morning News ran an interesting piece on the NABC Coaching Summit. Responding to questions about speaking out on coaching ethics, Knight said, “I would have rather listened to Saddam Hussein speak on civil rights than some of the people that have spoken on ethics to this point. I spend enough time trying to do things and deal with problems. Probably nobody has worked more at it than I have. I finished that a long time ago.” Former Georgetown legend John Thompson said that Knight was one of the few coaches that didn’t need to attend the event, stating, “Just because he was not here does not mean that he will be inactive for the cause.”

Protestors Trial: Four North Carolina students are back in court facing disorderly conduct charges. Big deal, you say. Well, these were the four students that ran across the Tar Heels’ court in the Dean Dome carrying anti-war banners during a game, and were later arrested. The four students are claiming that expressing their dissenting opinion was more important than the possible negative effects of the interruption of play, and wanted to ensure that they got the attention of corporations and the media.

Comment on this Article:

Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Coaching Changes

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, there is one main story to focus on: history being made in Charlotte and its aftermath. But we also talk about tough times for the Pac-12 and a key member school, plus an added challenge ahead at Pittsburgh.

College Basketball Tonight – March 11, 2018

March 12, 2018 by

College Basketball Tonight returns with a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament bracket, and in the second segment Mount St. Mary’s head coach Jamion Christian joins us.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018 by

As Championship Week nears its climax on the big Saturday, we look at a pair of semifinals and a lot of bubble teams that may be sweating it out on Sunday.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018 by

As Championship Week heats up, we talk about bubble teams who may or may not want to earn their way into the NCAA Tournament, as well as a couple of mid-majors whose conference championship game was played earlier in the week.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we start with floor issues in the Big East and an important NCAA ruling that was upheld. Then we go on to the Big 12, where Wednesday night had a new twist, as well as the ACC and how it shapes up along with no team going undefeated in conference play this year.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.