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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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