June 18, 2009 |
Kevin McHale is out as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. David Kahn, the new president of basketball operations, announced the move yesterday, ending McHale's 15-year stint with the Timberwolves, mostly in the front office. McHale boldly had drafted Kevin Garnett out of high school in 1995. Kahn replaced McHale in the front office in April. In 2005, McHale took over as coach after firing Flip Saunders, and the team was 19-12 the rest of the season. The Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics star returned to the bench in December for a second stint, replacing the fired Randy Wittman.
March 7, 1990 |
Jarrod Coleman scored 23 points to lead Illinois State to an 81-78 victory over top-seeded Southern Illinois in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last night in Normal, Ill. As a result of its victory, Illinois State, which has improved from 6-9 early in the season to 18-12, will make its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in 10 years. Southern Illinois, the regular-season MVC champion, finished 26-7 and also is expected to get an NCAA berth.
November 27, 1993 |
Jonathan Robinson, the suspect in the killing of a Pleasantville video- store clerk, was planning to spend a quiet Thanksgiving Day at his grandmother's home in Swainsboro, Ga. - until the police caught up with him. They spotted Robinson driving a stolen New Jersey car near the relative's house in a public housing project and called in extra help. Minutes later, Georgia state troopers and Emanuel County sheriff's deputies closed in. "Everybody knew who he was, and he realized we knew who he was," said Emanuel County Deputy Marty Mercer.
January 25, 2012 |
1. Missing ingredient While his strong nucleus of guards gets all the attention, La Salle coach John Giannini is touting the improved play of his freshmen big men, Jerrell Wright and Steve Zack. "We think we have a potentially great starting forward/center combination moving ahead into future years," Giannini said. "It's hard for big young guys to make the adjustment [from high school]. They're just going to keep getting better. This is a missing ingredient for us being a high-level team, but I don't think it will be missing for long.
April 4, 2003 |
David West became the first Xavier player to earn Associated Press all-American honors yesterday when he was announced as the leading vote-getter on the 2002-03 team. The three-time Atlantic Ten Conference player of the year was joined on the first team by fellow seniors Nick Collison of Kansas and Josh Howard of Wake Forest, junior Dwyane Wade of Marquette, and sophomore T.J. Ford of Texas. Earning honorable mention were Notre Dame's Matt Carroll, a Hatboro-Horsham High graduate; St. Joseph's Jameer Nelson; and Penn's Ugonna Onyekwe.
June 4, 2010
Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, 99, is in grave condition at a Los Angeles hospital, according to multiple reports Wednesday night. According to a report on Los Angeles television station KCAL, Wooden, who is in UCLA Medical Center, has not eaten in the last couple of days and is very ill. Wooden, nicknamed "The Wizard of Westwood," won an unprecedented 10 NCAA championships in his final 12 seasons, including seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. The first football game in 20 years between Penn State and defending national champion Alabama will be shown on Sept.
October 1, 2013
Michael Jack's Top 10 1. Alabama (4-0). Beat Mississippi, 25-0. Maybe that defense ain't so bad after all. Saturday: vs. Georgia State. 2. Ohio State (5-0). Beat Wisconsin, 31-24. Has beaten Northwestern 28 of last 29. That was in 2004 at NW. Saturday: at Northwestern. 3. Oregon (4-0). Beat Cal, 55-16. Scored 70 against Colorado last year. Saturday: at Colorado. 4. Clemson (4-0). Beat Wake Forest, 56-7. Only played Syracuse once, 41-0 Gator Bowl loss in 1995. Saturday: at Syracuse.
December 13, 2001 |
Nick Collison scored 11 of his 19 points in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and No. 4 Kansas pulled away to a 78-62 victory over host Princeton last night. It was the Tigers' third loss in three games against top-10 teams. The Jayhawks (7-1) seemed to have taken control in the first half, using a 10-0 run to take a 31-12 lead with 7 minutes, 44 seconds to play. But Princeton (2-6) closed the first half with a 12-2 spurt, and Ed Persia's buzzer-beating three-pointer made it 35-29 and had the sellout crowd of 6,854 at Jadwin Gymnasium thinking upset.
March 12, 2001 |
Attention college coaches: Scheduling matters. Remember that, and if you need convincing, just ask Georgia. Where other teams failed, the Bulldogs burst the NCAA bubble last night, receiving one of the 34 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament despite a 16-14 record. The reason, according to Mike Tranghese, the selection-committee chairman, was that they played the toughest schedule in the nation. Duke, Stanford, Illinois and Michigan State locked up the top seeds in the East, the West, the Midwest and the South, respectively.