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Mississippi Valley State, Jacksonville State: Mississippi Valley State Coach to Take Over at Jackson

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire




Mississippi Valley State Coach to Take Over at Jacksonville State: Despite an embarrassing 70-29 loss to UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Mississippi Valley State coach James Green was able to parlay taking the Delta Devils to their first NCAA Tournament in 16 years into a new job, as he will take over at Jacksonville State. Green went 17-16 with the Delta Devils last season, his third year with the team after eight years coaching Southern Miss.
[4/23/08]

Arizona State, Drake: Mark Phelps to Take Over at Drake

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire




Mark Phelps to Take Over at Drake: Mark Phelps, an assistant coach at Arizona State, has been named the new head coach at Drake. Phelps was hired less than a week after former Drake coach Keno Davis left for Providence. Phelps, a longtime assistant to Herb Sendek, has big shoes to fill. Davis, a first-year coach, earned the Bulldogs their first NCAA Tournament entry since 1971, went 28-5 and won both the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles.
[4/23/08]

College of Charleston: Charleston Opens New Arena

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Charleston Opens New Arena: The College of Charleston Cougars will enter their new arena Nov. 17 when they take on South Carolina. Cougars coach Bobby Cremins set up the game with former Gamecocks coach Dave Odum before he retired, and new South Carolina coach Darrin Horn will honor the agreement. [4/24/08]

Colorado: Colorado Loses Freshman Big Man

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Colorado Loses Freshman Big Man: Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik was disappointed to announce that freshman forward Caleb Patterson asked for a release from his scholarship and will transfer to another school after the spring semester. Patterson averaged 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14 games last season. [4/24/08]

Oklahoma State: Ford’s Deal Approved

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Ford’s Deal Approved: Oklahoma State’s Travis Ford will receive $9 million over seven years after the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents approved the new coach’s contract. Ford has not signed the deal yet because the details are still being worked out, but his contract started Friday and will last through June 30, 2015. He was the coach at Massachusetts for the past three seasons and led the Minutemen to the NIT championship game last season. Ford replaces Sean Sutton, who resigned after pressure from the university. [4/24/08]

Clemson: Clemson’s Leading Scorer Returns

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Clemson’s Leading Scorer Returns: Clemson junior forward K.C. Rivers opted to forgo the NBA Draft and return for his senior season with the Tigers. Rivers helped lead Clemson to a 24-10 record and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade. He averaged 14.7 points per game last season with the Tigers. [4/24/08]

Purdue: Boilermakers Get Some Assistance

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Boilermakers Get Some Assistance: Coach Matt Painter hired Jack Owens to rejoin him on his coaching staff at Purdue. Painter hired Owens during his brief stint with Southern Illinois in 2003. Painter’s former assistant Cuonzo Martin resigned last month to be Missouri State’s head coach. [4/24/08]

Indiana: Crean Fills Coaching Vacancies

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Crean Fills Coaching Vacancies: New Indiana coach Tom Crean hired Bennie Seltzer and Tim Buckley to fill two of his three open assistant coaching positions. Seltzer has spent the last two seasons at Marquette, and Buckley was Ball State’s head coach for six seasons before rejoining Crean last season. Ball State fired Buckley in March 2006 after leading the team to a 10-18 record, which was its worse season in two decades. [4/24/08]

Memphis: Tigers Lose Another Star

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



Tigers Lose Another Star: Memphis will lose another starter as All-American Chris Douglas-Roberts decided that he will join teammate Derrick Rose and enter his name into the NBA Draft. He helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament championship game after averaging 18.1 points per game and was selected for the NCAA All-Tournament team. Douglas-Roberts led the team from behind the arc at 41.3 percent and was voted Conference USA Player of the Year. The Tigers will also lose senior center Joey Dorsey and senior reserve guard Andre Allen. Memphis will get get some help after landing prep star Tyreke Evans, who was the most valuable player of last month’s McDonald’s All-American game. [4/24/08]

St. Francis, Pa.: St. Francis Coach Resigns

by - Published April 24, 2008 in Newswire



St. Francis, Pa., Coach Resigns: Bobby Jones stepped down as head coach after nine seasons with St. Francis, Pa. Jones has an 85-167 record with the Red Flash. The team was moving backward, however, finishing 6-23, 8-21 and 4-24 in the last three seasons after going to the conference tournament for three straight seasons. Only the top eight regular-season teams earn a spot in the Northeast Conference tournament. [4/24/08]

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Fran Dunphy deals with bubble uncertainty for the first time

March 15, 2015 by

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Temple is firmly on the bubble after losing in the American Athletic Conference Tournament to SMU. It’s the first time in head coach Fran Dunphy’s storied career that his team has been in this situation.

It didn’t take Larry Brown long to change SMU

March 15, 2015 by

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Larry Brown won’t be the head coach at SMU forever. As such, it’s a good thing he has already turned the program into one that can get better players and possibly win championships.

History shows the challenge ahead of East Carolina

March 14, 2015 by

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East Carolina’s first season in the American Athletic Conference is complete. With that, the challenge they face as shown by their history looks clear, and they may have just the right coach to navigate it.

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2015 Boston Winter Invitational: What to expect

January 23, 2015 by

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The Boston Winter Invitational is coming up on Sunday at UMass-Boston. Here is a look at some of what to expect in the four prep school games that are on the schedule.

2015 Spalding Hoophall Classic – Monday notes

January 21, 2015 by

hoophall

Monday was the big day despite having just five games, as all were big matchups and most were nationally televised. There was plenty of talent in these games, and some big names played well.

2015 Spalding Hoophall Classic – Sunday notes

January 19, 2015 by

hoophall

It was a bad weather day outside, but fortunately we play the games indoors. Prep schools took center stage on a busy Sunday with some good talent and good games all the way to the end.

2015 Spalding Hoophall Classic – Saturday notes

January 18, 2015 by

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The Spalding Hoophall Classic picked up on Saturday, with a few good games, a couple of blowouts, then the best game of the day at the end. There was also plenty of good talent in each game.

2015 Hoop Dreams Mag Prep Classic – Sunday notes

January 14, 2015 by

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Sunday was the day for a trip a little down the road from Saturday’s destination to check out some prep school action. We take a look at some notes from the day’s games in the Hoop Dreams Mag Prep Classic.