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  • On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: No. 21 CNU sweeps softball doubleheader at No. 2 Salisbury

    COLLEGES: Softball: Christopher Newport ranked 21st in Division III, swept No. 2 Salisbury by 7-1 and 13-2 scores Saturday in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader in Maryland. Salisbury (20-3, 8-2) had given up only 23 runs all season until...
  • 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...
  • Purvis Right At Home In Leading UConn Against East Carolina

    Purvis Right At Home In Leading UConn Against East Carolina
    GREENVILLE, N.C. – It was a happy homecoming for Rodney Purvis, though not always a pleasant one. Purvis, from Raleigh, about 90 minutes from Greenville, originally went to NC State, then transferred to UConn and, for some reason, some folks in...
  • Coveted coach Bryce Drew, Valparaiso 'ready to have a great summer'

    Coveted coach Bryce Drew, Valparaiso 'ready to have a great summer'
    One scenario has been resolved. When will the next one involving Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew arise? As the coaching carousel continues to spin, he has to be considered a possible rider. Drew and Buffalo's Bobby Hurley were consistently mentioned as...
  • DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao

    DePaul's hiring of Dave Leitao comes as a surprise — even to Leitao
    This wasn't a case of out with the old and in with the old, DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto insisted. Still, there was something of a surprise party held at the school's student center Monday afternoon when Dave Leitao was introduced...
  • Boys basketball: Simeon coach Robert Smith approves of DePaul hiring

    Boys basketball: Simeon coach Robert Smith approves of DePaul hiring
    From Derrick Rose to Jabari Parker to an entire program full of potential Division I players at Simeon, Robert Smith knows a thing or two about the recruiting process. Smith will coach the West squad in Wednesday night's boys McDonald's All-American...
  • Dave Leitao returns as DePaul men's basketball coach

    Dave Leitao returns as DePaul men's basketball coach
    When Dave Leitao left DePaul for Virginia 10 years ago, he said the school would “always have a special place in my heart.” On Sunday, Leitao and the Blue Demons rekindled their relationship when the school announced he will return as the...
  • St. Rita's Myles Carter makes his decision, picks Seton Hall

    St. Rita's Myles Carter makes his decision, picks Seton Hall
    It didn't take Myles Carter long to realize Seton Hall was the place he wanted to attend college the next four years. The St. Rita senior recently went on an official visit to the New Jersey campus and came away thoroughly impressed. So much in fact...
  • 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...