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Conference USA: Coaching retreads lives here

March 31, 2010

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In the 18 days since Houston won the Conference USA tournament, there’s been a huge wave of coaching changes in Conference USA. The dominos began to fall when Houston’s Tom Penders stepped down after the Cougars’ first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament. After Jeff Lebo was fired at Auburn, he filled the void left by […]

A tale of two teams

March 30, 2010

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The distance between Buc Field, home to the baseball team at Christian Brothers and Bland Field, located next door to our studio and home to the softball team, is separated by a construction site. While there’s close distance between the two fields, to say that the two teams have almost the same success would be […]

Izzo’s not going anywhere

March 30, 2010

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Last year a high name coach left the Bluff City and a basketball program in supposed tatters. This year, the million-dollar question in college basketball is will Tom Izzo answer the call in Eugene to become Oregon’s new head basketball coach and become the highest paid coach in college basketball. While Oregon has the deep […]

What am I giving up?

March 28, 2010

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Last Sunday, my pastor talked about corporate fasting, which is denying ourselves from something that we enjoy. It was a challenge that my friend Jeffrey took to heart last week when he decided to go a week without listening to music on the radio in his car. Using his denying of music as an example, […]

These Bulldogs have our attention

March 28, 2010

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In 1999, as a 13 year-old recovering from an ankle injury, I watched my very first NCAA Tournament without my grandmother, who died the previous October. Back then, John Calipari was coaching the New Jersey Nets. Bob Huggins was head coach at Cincinnati, marching towards another Conference USA title while Brad Stevens was in his […]

Time for me to jump on the Butler bandwagon

March 27, 2010

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I’m writing this while I enjoy a nice tuna fish sandwich in Midtown at Palladio. As I said on Thursday night, one of the people who go to my church actually picked Butler to make the Final Four, something I thought was unfeasible when I saw her bracket. But when Butler defeated Syracuse, I then […]

South’s Greatest Basketball Programs: #2 North Carolina Tar Heels

March 27, 2010

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Nickname: Tar Heels Reason for Nickname: The state of North Carolina is known as the “Tar Heel State”. Conference: ACC Home Court: Dean E. Smith Center (built 1986, capacity 21,751) ACC Regular Season Champions (* denotes outright): 1956, 1957*, 1959, 1960, 1961*, 1967*,1968*, […]