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Sunday, October 4, 2015

College Basketball

Kevin Ollie ‘seriously considered’ for Thunder job

The Oklahoma City Thunder have not yet decided to part ways with Scott Brooks, but there are still plenty of indications they may plan to do so. Last week Yahoo reported that the Thunder would be evaluating Brooks, who amid several key injuries missed the playoffs for the first time as OKC’s head coach. The…Read More

Bradley Beal: I think Billy Donovan is ‘definitely’ headed to NBA

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal knows Billy Donovan better than most people. Considering Beal played under Donovan at Florida during the 2011-2012 season, you might be inclined to listen to his opinion on whether Donovan will leave the Gators for the NBA. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” this week, Beal said he…Read More

Lauren Hill dies from brain cancer

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player who had a rare form of brain cancer called DIPG, has passed away. She was 19. Hill’s story was one of the most inspirational you will ever read. She lived out her dream of playing college basketball despite knowing she did not have very long to live….Read More

Bobby Hurley hired by Arizona State

Bobby Hurley has been hired by Arizona State to be their new head basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. Hurley, 43, had been the coach at Buffalo the past two seasons and led the Bulls to the tournament last season. “With Bobby at the helm, we will provide the necessary resources to compete within our…Read More

Mark Cuban blasts ‘horrible’ college basketball

Mark Cuban and Geno Auriemma should get together for dinner sometime to discuss the state of men’s college basketball. If they did, they would find that they share almost an identical opinion on the topic. Last week, Auriemma called men’s college basketball a “joke” because of the lack of offensive production. Cuban expressed similar thoughts…Read More

Bobby Hurley a ‘serious candidate’ for Arizona State job

Bobby Hurley is a serious candidate for the Arizona State head coaching job, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish says Hurley is in strong consideration for the position, which became vacant after the school fired Herb Sendek last month after nine seasons on the job. Parrish says Hurley might even have a deal…Read More

Avery Johnson would like to get ‘one and done’ players at Alabama

After Monday’s loss to Duke in the national championship game, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan made a comment during his press conference that the Badgers “don’t do a rent-a-player.” He was, of course, making a reference to the growing trend of highly recruited and talented players enrolling in college for just one season…Read More

Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward dies in plane crash

At least five people were killed in a plane crash late Monday night when a private plane was returning to Bloomington Airport from the NCAA basketball national championship in Indianapolis. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Illinois State assistant coach Torrey Ward was among those who lost their lives. Ward, who was promoted to associate head…Read More

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