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Thursday, July 30, 2015

College Basketball

Wichita State working on ‘enhanced package’ to keep Gregg Marshall

If Wichita State ends up losing basketball coach Gregg Marshall to Alabama or another program, it won’t be for a lack of trying. ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that the Shockers are working on an “enhanced package” to keep Marshall, who is considering a big-money offer from the Crimson Tide. Katz says Marshall’s decision should come…Read More

Geno Auriemma: Quality of men’s college basketball is ‘a joke’

Geno Auriemma is an opinionated fellow who frequently makes headlines for his strong comments. This week is no exception. During a conference call with reporters ahead of his UConn women’s team’s trip to the Final Four, Auriemma criticized the quality of men’s college basketball, calling it a “joke” for the lack of offensive production. “I…Read More

Rex Chapman not charged for shoplifting, will call Final Four

Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman is free to travel to the Final Four in Indianapolis because he has not been charged for allegedly stealing and selling $14,000 of merchandise from an Apple store. Chapman was caught on video in September stealing the goods from a store in Scottsdale, Ariz., and was accused of selling…Read More

Gregg Marshall radio show cancellation leads to Alabama job speculation

Gregg Marshall’s weekly radio show on KNSS-1340 in Wichita was canceled Monday, leading to speculation from many that the coach may not be sticking around as coach of the Shockers for much longer. Marshall has been reported to be the top target for Alabama, which has a vacancy to fill after firing Anthony Grant. The…Read More

Shaka Smart reportedly in talks with Texas about head coaching job

Texas could be replacing Rick Barnes with Shaka Smart if all goes their way. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reports that Smart is in discussions with the Longhorns about their head coaching position, which became vacant when the program parted ways with Barnes Saturday after 17 seasons on the job. Smart has been at VCU since…Read More

Chris Mullin to become new St. John’s head coach

St. John’s is bringing back one of its own as its next head coach. Both the New York Daily News and ESPN report that Chris Mullin has accepted the head coaching position of the Red Storm. Mullin was a star for St. John’s in the ’80s and won three Big East Player of the Year…Read More

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Texas announced over the weekend that it has decided to part ways with men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes. If early reports are any indication, Barnes will be trading in his burnt orange for a different shade of the same color. Citing multiple sources, 247Sports reports that Barnes is expected to become the next head coach…Read More

Duke fan taunts Adam Morrison at Elite Eight game

No matter how much time passes, Adam Morrison will always be a popular target among sports fans. The guy was a stud at Gonzaga and became nationally known for battling J.J. Redick for Player of the Year honors, which they later shared. Then it was a series of missteps that made him easy to pick…Read More

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