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  • 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......
  • FAU loses game one; Jarvis still to blame in NYC

     
    Well, if you want a text-book example of how NOT to open a three-game conference series, check out the STORY and BOX SCORE from Friday???s FAU loss to Arkansas-Little Rock Starting pitcher gets pounded right from the start, as......
  • Barry Switzer vs. Howard Schnellenberger, Round II

     
    If there is a God, please make this happen: FAU versus Oklahoma in a bowl game. Wouldn't that be something? I am dreaming of that following yesterday, when I started getting e-mails ranting about Barry Switzer out of the......
  • Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend

     Coaching changes sure to be central at Nike event in Hampton next weekend
    Six years ago, Virginia hired Tony Bennett as its basketball coach. He replaced Dave Leitao, whom the Cavaliers fired four seasons after luring him from DePaul. Bennett's first hire at Virginia was Ritchie McKay, who relocated to Charlottesville after two...
  • Instead of sparking a revival, DePaul falls for old flame Dave Leitao

    Instead of sparking a revival, DePaul falls for old flame Dave Leitao
    Before introducing basketball coach Dave Leitao during Monday's news conference at the DePaul Student Center, embattled athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto apologized for being 10 minutes behind schedule. Or was that 10 years? Once she finally...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Big Stories Brewing Around UConn, But Dayton Pushes Them To Backburner

    Jeff Jacobs: Big Stories Brewing Around UConn, But Dayton Pushes Them To Backburner
    ALBANY — Before there could be Tennessee, there had to be Dayton. Before there can be a resolution on whether there will be a Final Four in Indianapolis in 2016, there was the small matter of getting to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., in 2015....
  • Get used to interest in coach Bryce Drew until he leaves VU

    Every year now for the last four, when the winter transitions to spring, when our thoughts turn to the Final Four, we deal with this. Bryce Drew is gone. He's done. It is time for him to move on. He can't possibly stay another year at Valparaiso...
  • Recognizable names winning have NCAA tournament ratings soaring

    Recognizable names winning have NCAA tournament ratings soaring
    Through the first weekend, the NCAA men's basketball tournament is producing large TV numbers, some of the biggest ever. CBS and Turner were beaming about the ratings in a release. Game coverage on CBS won Saturday night's Nielsens and the strong...
  • Jeff Jacobs: In Gampel Finale, Mosqueda-Lewis Deserved Better

    Jeff Jacobs: In Gampel Finale, Mosqueda-Lewis Deserved Better
    STORRS — On her final night at Gampel Pavilion, the great sharpshooter, the greatest in the history of women's college basketball, hit five more three-pointers. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 386 threes for her career now and is within seven of...
  • NC State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 stunner over No. 1 Villanova

    NC State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 stunner over No. 1 Villanova
    PITTSBURGH — Villanova went from a top seed to No. 1-and-done. N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. The Wolfpack went wild as the final horn...
  • College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace

    College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace
    Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with." Amen. The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...