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Let’s be honest for a second

May 4, 2010

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In March, I wrote that El Paso and the Conference USA tournament would be a bad idea. While I got a bunch of positive responses from my friends at MemphisTigers.org, the people in El Paso wasn’t too happy with what I said. “This guy [referring to me] acts like an arrogant spoiled brat,” a guy […]

Lost in the dark about Hoiberg

April 28, 2010

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A year ago, when the University of Memphis hired Josh Pastner, I texted one of my friends during the press conference wondering if this coaching prodigy that Pastner is perceived to be known as in the coaching world. “Don’t worry about it,” my friend Melvin said to me, “Memphis basketball will be fine.” On Wednesday […]

The coaching carousel keeps rolling

April 13, 2010

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Almost a week after DePaul hired Oliver Purnell to take over in Chicago, forcing the “Sunshine Brigade” to remain in Avery, Clemson hires Wright State’s Brad Brownell as their new head coach. It’s not a bad hire, given that Brownell has knowledge of the ACC and the region, given the fact that he coached at […]

Was Stansbury right in staying at State?

April 12, 2010

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This morning, out of the blue, a big-name candidate emerged out of the blue for the Clemson job. No, it wasn’t me. But Mississippi State’s Rick Stansbury. The winningest coach in Mississippi State basketball history, Stansbury has led the Bulldogs to six NCAA appearances in 12 seasons as well as three SEC West championships in […]

Dino Gaudio’s downfall

April 8, 2010

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Prior to our broadcast Wednesday afternoon, another job opening popped up in the unlikest of places. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After chalking up 20 wins this season and reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the university parted ways with Dino Gaudio, a move that stunned everyone outside the Winston-Salem city limits. Truthfully enough, Gaudio […]

The Greatest Basketball Program in the South: Kentucky Wildcats

April 5, 2010

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The University of Kentucky Location: Lexington, Kentucky Nickname: Wildcats Reason For Nickname: In 1909 after a football game with Illinois, Commandant Carbusier said that the team “fought like Wildcats”  and the name stuck from that point on with the University. Conference: Southeastern Home Court: Rupp Arena (built 1976, capacity 23, 500) SEC Regular Season Championships: […]

Sometime perception isn’t reality

April 4, 2010

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As a lifelong Tiger basketball fan, I’m supposed to loathe everything about Bob Huggins, mainly because of how Cincinnati used to terrorize the Tigers back in the day. They were the Yankees, we were the Brooklyn Dodgers. But last night, in the second national semifinal, what little disdain for Huggins I had went out the […]