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Coach K Gets 1K

NEW YORK– Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski attempted to downplay his historic 1,000th career victory before and after the Blue Devils defeated St. John’s 78-67, Sunday afternoon at

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Salvaging A Rough Season

I’ve been through 2 single-digit-win seasons as an assistant coach in college, and I suffered through a 3-19 season as a high school head coach. Those 3 seasons were miserable

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Power 5 Autonomy Is Now In Control

College athletics finally raised the green curtain of Oz this past weekend after the university presidents of Power 5 football-driven conferences passed legislation that will benefit their interests while creating

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Coach K Gets 1K

NEW YORK– Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski attempted to downplay his historic 1,000th career victory before and after the Blue Devils defeated St. John’s 78-67, Sunday afternoon at before a sellout crowd of 19,812 at the sold out Garden. But it was hard, with his assistants and players embracing him on the sidelines […]

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Salvaging A Rough Season

I’ve been through 2 single-digit-win seasons as an assistant coach in college, and I suffered through a 3-19 season as a high school head coach. Those 3 seasons were miserable (for everyone except the windfall-profit-receiving owners of the bars and liquor stores near my residence), and I have thought about them often since then and […]

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Power 5 Autonomy Is Now In Control

College athletics finally raised the green curtain of Oz this past weekend after the university presidents of Power 5 football-driven conferences passed legislation that will benefit their interests while creating the illusion of giving student athletes a place at the grown ups’ table. The rich and powerful agreed on a package of autonomous legislation at […]

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2015 Hoophall Classic Recap

SPRINGFIELD, Ma. – The best – at least in terms of a noisy crowd and down-to-the-wire result – was saved for last Saturday during the Spalding HoopHall Classic in Blake Arena on the Springfield College campus. In the finale of a seven-game schedule (that tipped at 11 a.m.), local program Putnam Vocational Technical Academy came […]

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New Year’s Basketball Wish List

This New Year’s, I got to thinking about what I would put on a “wish list” which would benefit all of those who are involved with this great game. So… here it goes….. 1. Shorten the college shot clock to 24 seconds….. 2. Require that all states have a shot clock in high school, preferably […]

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2014 Chicago Elite Classic Recap

CHICAGO – Simeon – one of the two host high schools for the event – wrapped up the third Chicago Elite Classic in, well, elite fashion on Dec. 6 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion to pull away in the fourth quarter for an 87-72 victory over Lancaster, one of the better squads in Texas. […]

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Big 12 Bitterness

When the Southeastern Conference, the Big 10, Big 12, ACC and Pac-12 along with Notre Dame formed their own cartel, the Power 5 conferences felt they could separate themselves from the rest of the FBS and control access to the lucrative four-team college football playoff. Sunday, when the 12-person selection committee announced its matchups, we […]

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UAB Football Dies A Lonely Death

The Blazers found out Sunday they weren’t one of the five Conference USA teams invited to a bowl game. UAB President Ray Watts announced Tuesday that he was shutting down the football program, primarily because of the financial commitment it would take to keep the program competitive. The university is also eliminating bowling and rifle. […]

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10 Recruiting Rules of Thumb

This list is far from complete, and I’m not making the case that these 10 “rules” are the 10 most important. Also, as each school and each staff is different, recruiting priorities and philosophies and strategies do and should vary wildly. But some of these ideas are hopefully applicable to some of the college coaches […]

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