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April 3, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al McGuire referred to Marquette's last national championship as the season of "seashells and balloons. " It was a magical ride that made the modest Catholic school in Milwaukee the center of the basketball universe in McGuire's final season as head coach, in 1977. Six coaches and 26 years later, the Golden Eagles have returned to the Final Four. Since they shocked Kentucky on Saturday for the championship of the Midwest Regional, references to the Warriors (the team's former nickname)
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March 12, 1996 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
It will be easy finding area basketball fans as March Madness begins Thursday. They'll either be at NCAA Tournament games involving area teams, or in front of their television sets. Drexel-Memphis leads off the schedule for area fans at approximately 5 p.m. on Channel 3 with a first-round West Regional game from Albuquerque, N.M. Tim Brando will do play by play with Derrek Dickey as the analyst. Channel 3 is scheduled to carry the Connecticut-Colgate Southeast Regional game at 12:15 p.m., followed by the Massachusetts-Central Florida East Regional game from Providence, R.I., until Drexel-Memphis begins.
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March 24, 1994 | by John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Writer
The first notion Kevin O'Neill dismissed was that basketball success at Marquette University meant erasing the huge shadow cast by legendary coach Al McGuire and his 1977 NCAA championship team. There are certain things that won't and shouldn't be forgotten, and O'Neill recognized immediately that in Wisconsin, Al McGuire is one of them. "You can't fight that," said O'Neill, who is in his fifth season at Marquette. "Al McGuire is the most colorful college basketball coach in history.
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March 9, 2000 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Sports television, as we have learned, is a peculiar business. ABC Sports yesterday cleaned house with the network's highest-rated show, "Monday Night Football. " Gone are analyst Boomer Esiason and the longtime production team of producer Kenny Wolfe and director Craig Janoff. Not long ago, CBS declined to rehire play-by-play man Sean McDonough even though they were happy with his work. The reason? CBS wanted to bring in Dick Enberg, and McDonough's contract was expiring.
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March 8, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The NCAA Tournament hasn't even started yet and Al McGuire is circling his own planet. The former coach, who led Marquette to the NCAA title in 1977, is in his fourth season as a CBS hoops analyst. During an NCAA Tournament briefing with the press Monday at CBS headquarters, McGuire, 66, nominated Michigan State's Jud Heathcote for coach of the year. Then, McGuire said the retiring Spartans coach should ask for a three-year contract. Then he could start "combing his hair backwards rather than forwards.
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January 8, 1991 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
One of the more emotional issues at the NCAA convention in Nashville, Tenn., this week figures to be Proposal 80, which would grant a fourth year of eligibility to athletes who enter college as academic partial- or non- qualifiers under controversial Proposition 48, and may not play or practice as freshmen. Under this measure, they could be given another season, much like a redshirt who gets to compete in four years spread out over five, provided sufficient progress is made toward a degree.
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April 2, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Mike Deane, who coached Siena to third place in this year's NIT, was named the new coach at Marquette yesterday. "People said it would be tough for me to follow in the footsteps of Al McGuire and Kevin O'Neill, but those are the reasons I wanted to come here," Deane said at a news conference. "I see Marquette as a gigantic step forward professionally for me. " McGuire coached Marquette to the NCAA championship in 1977. O'Neill rejuvenated the program in his five seasons and took the Warriors to two straight NCAA tournaments before leaving this week to take the head coaching job at Tennessee.
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December 21, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Chaney coached his 1,000th college basketball game last night. That's just the half of it, he said. "I saw Lute Olson on television talking about coaching 1,000 games," Chaney said after Temple got past Princeton, 48-46. "I guess if Lute coached 1,000, I know I coached over 2,000. I mean, I coached everything - gymnastics, everything. " The Owls coach, in his 23d season on North Broad Street, was thinking back to his days coaching and teaching gym at Sayre Junior High at the same time he coached in the old Eastern Pro League, before he took over at Simon Gratz High in 1966.
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January 19, 1987 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Credit Cardinal Dougherty's rise to the top of the Catholic League North Division standings to its high-rise center - 6-foot, 5-inch junior Rodger Tabb. Tabb scored a game-high 18 points as the first-place Cardinals (4-1 league and 10-4 overall going into Sunday's game at Father Judge) powered past Bishop Egan, 55-40, in a Catholic North game Friday at Egan. "He was the epitome of what (NBC-TV basketball commentator) Al McGuire calls an 'aircraft carrier,' " Egan coach Jim Fenerty said.
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September 20, 1991 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
If it's suspense you're looking for, there might not be much reason to tune into tomorrow's one-hour U.S. Olympic basketball selection show (Channel 3, 5 p.m.). The names of most of the 12 team members who will be announced have been common knowledge for weeks. But while there is little likelihood of surprise, that doesn't mean co- hosts Bob Costas and Marv Albert will be limited in what they can do. "The show itself is pretty much of an orchestrated thing," Costas said. "But there will be, I've been assured, enough unscripted moments to allow for genuine interview situations.
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March 8, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
ROY RUBIN never stood a chance. After just one meeting with his team, the 1972-73 76ers, his leadership and competency were questioned and never restored. He was not used to such treatment. He had been a very successful coach at Christopher Columbus High School in New York City and had a solid, 11-year run as the head coach at Long Island University, where Rubin won 65 percent of his games. Rubin's knowledge of the game was well-respected. He had authored a book on defense, and when Howard Garfinkel wanted to name his basketball camp, he called it the Roy Rubin Basketball Camp.
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November 9, 2012 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer
OVER THE years, the Sixers have made some horrendous decisions on coaches, especially when reaching outside of the organization or Philly basketball family. No matter the ownership or general manager, decisions were made that set the franchise back years. The most recent coaching faux pas was the hiring of Eddie Jordan in 2009. His credentials were that he was a friend of general manager Ed Stefanski from their days with the New Jersey Nets, he would work cheaper than other candidates and he was going to run the Princeton offense.
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November 20, 2011 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
You swore he could make the basketball do everything but sit up and speak. Walter Raphael Hazzard, on the loose and in an open court, was all silk and satin, a dribbling dervish who understood the angles and the precise geometry of the game, and had such a velvet touch he could snuff a candle with a no-look pass. When he was 8, the Harlem Globetrotters came to Philadelphia and Walt Hazzard was a rapt witness. The ball became a part of him, almost as though surgically attached.
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November 19, 2011
You swore he could make the basketball do everything but sit up and speak. Walter Raphael Hazzard, on the loose and in an open court, was all silk and satin, a dribbling dervish who understood the angles and the precise geometry of the game, and had such velvet touch he could snuff a candle with a no-look pass. When he was 8, the Harlem Globetrotters came to Philadelphia and Walt Hazzard was a rapt witness. The ball became a part of him, almost as though surgically attached.
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December 7, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jacob Pullen scored 24 points, his season high against a Division I opponent, to lead No. 5 Kansas State to an 89-55 victory over Alcorn State on Monday night in Manhattan, Kan. Jamar Samuels had 16 points and Curtis Kelly added 15 for the Wildcats (8-1). Marquiz Baker scored 17 points for the Braves (0-7) while Kendrick McDonald chipped in 12. Washington 94, Portland 72 - Isaiah Thomas and Justin Holiday both scored 20 points, reserve Scott Suggs hit two key three-pointers midway through the second half, and the No. 21 Huskies (6-2)
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December 21, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Chaney coached his 1,000th college basketball game last night. That's just the half of it, he said. "I saw Lute Olson on television talking about coaching 1,000 games," Chaney said after Temple got past Princeton, 48-46. "I guess if Lute coached 1,000, I know I coached over 2,000. I mean, I coached everything - gymnastics, everything. " The Owls coach, in his 23d season on North Broad Street, was thinking back to his days coaching and teaching gym at Sayre Junior High at the same time he coached in the old Eastern Pro League, before he took over at Simon Gratz High in 1966.
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April 3, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Al McGuire referred to Marquette's last national championship as the season of "seashells and balloons. " It was a magical ride that made the modest Catholic school in Milwaukee the center of the basketball universe in McGuire's final season as head coach, in 1977. Six coaches and 26 years later, the Golden Eagles have returned to the Final Four. Since they shocked Kentucky on Saturday for the championship of the Midwest Regional, references to the Warriors (the team's former nickname)
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March 30, 2003 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dwyane Wade and Robert Jackson left the Metrodome court together, their smiles bright enough to light the entire road back to Milwaukee, while a sea of yellow-shirted Marquette fans yelled themselves hoarse. The Golden Eagles achieved the unthinkable yesterday. Thanks to Wade's versatility and Jackson's sturdy play inside, they advanced to their first Final Four in 26 years with an 83-69 upset of top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Kentucky in the NCAA Midwest Regional championship game.
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June 7, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bryan Trottier, a Hockey Hall of Fame member for the New York Islanders, yesterday was hired to coach the archrival Rangers. Trottier, 45, replaces Ron Low, who was fired at the end of the regular season, the fifth in a row in which the Rangers missed the playoffs. Trottier, the 12th-leading scorer in NHL history, has been an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche since 1998 and spent three years as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His only head coaching experience at any level was with Portland of the AHL in the 1997-98 season.
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January 27, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Al McGuire, the charismatic New Yorker who coached Marquette to a national championship and later brought his streetwise lingo to the broadcast booth, died yesterday in Milwaukee. He was 72. McGuire died of a blood disease nine months after the illness forced him to retire as a college basketball analyst. McGuire was regarded as a transcendent communicator in his careers as coach and broadcaster. "We lost a giant and a genius," said CBS announcer Dick Enberg, a longtime friend and colleague.
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