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  • Should Miami Hurricanes consider Mike Jarvis for coach? (updated)

     
    If it becomes official that Frank Haith is leaving Miami for Missouri, does Mike Jarvis become a candidate? Why not? Update: Especially since UM prez Donna Shalala and Jarvis got to know each other back in the 90s when Shalala......
  • FAU waiting, watching as conferences reshape themselves

     
    Official word should come this week about what teams are joining the Big East, and thus creating holes in other conferences, mainly Con-USA. If Central Florida has indeed been invited to joint the Big East, it does create an......
  • C-USA for FAU?; Freeze first Belt coach to move up

     
    OK, so UCF is joining the Big East, thus C-USA, which also lost SMU and Houston, needs members and would like a presence in Florida, so FAU and FIU are likely targets, right? Well, not so fast. It appears......
  • DePaul's Billy Garrett Jr. not letting sickle cell disease slow him down

    DePaul's Billy Garrett Jr. not letting sickle cell disease slow him down
    Around the dinner table, the Garretts regularly exchange food for thought over the best basketball player ever. Father thinks he knows best. The son isn't so sure. Billy Garrett, a DePaul assistant coach, grew up in Indianapolis and attended Crispus...
  • Expanded ACC could approach its 1980s basketball peak

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski arrived at Duke in 1980, and during his first decade there, ACC basketball showcased the likes of Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Mark Price, James Worthy, Len Bias and Johnny Dawkins. So pardon Krzyzewski for...
  • Virginia Tech's basketball team a clear winner in ACC expansion

    Virginia Tech's basketball team a clear winner in ACC expansion
    Virginia Tech and Miami entered the ACC together in the spring of 2004. The merger hinged not on basketball, or volleyball, cross country or tennis for that matter. No, ACC expansion was about one sport, the cash-cow sport — football. But with...
  • Proposal to expand FCS playoffs is a good idea

    Patty Viverito, the commissioner of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, caused a ripple recently when she said that she's working to expand the Football Championship Subdivision playoff field. The field went from 16 to 20 teams just last season, the...
  • VCU-Butler: An unfathomable Final Four matchup

    VCU-Butler: An unfathomable Final Four matchup
    If you're still trying to wrap your head around the Final Four of VCU, Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut, get in line. This is like the street-corner sax player collecting a Grammy nomination. It's not that the dude can't play. He can, enough to make...
  • Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight

    Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight
    The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down. The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
  • Source says college football 'super conferences' would be disservice to fans, risky investments

    Source says college football 'super conferences' would be disservice to fans, risky investments
    College football "super conferences" would be a disservice to fans, problematic to govern and risky financial ventures. That's not the view of an aging keyboard jockey clinging to his vinyl copy of "Exile on Main St." That's the opinion of a former...
  • Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'

    Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'
    BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...