March 4, 1994 |
Tates Locke, head coach at Indiana State since 1989, was fired yesterday after a 4-22 season. He became the fifth coach in two days to lose his job, either by firing or resignation. Locke's 1993-94 team was the school's worst in his five years. The Sycamores failed to reach the Missouri Valley Conference tournament field and finished tied for last in the 10-team league. "Coach Locke and his staff have worked hard for Indiana State, but the situation has reached a point where we feel we need new direction for the basketball program," said a statement by ISU athletic director Brian Faison.
February 20, 1988 |
Rotimi Alakija, a sophomore forward for the Indiana State basketball team, died yesterday shortly after collapsing during practice in Terre Haute, Ind. The cause of death for Alakija, 21, a Nigerian, was not immediately known. Vigo County coroner David Ferguson said an autopsy would be scheduled at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Basketball coach Ron Greene was trying to contact the player's mother and grandmother, his legal guardians, in Nigeria, and could not be reached for comment.
April 14, 1988 |
Villanova coach Rollie Massimino received a bit of bad news in an otherwise outstanding recruiting year yesterday, when 6-9 Townsend Harris, of Palatka, Fla., signed with Indiana State. Harris had narrowed his list to Indiana State, Mississippi, Florida, Villanova and Louisville. Villanova and Florida were believed to be the frontrunners, with Louisville devoting much of its attention to Chris Lovelace, a 6-10 1/2 forward from Fort Wayne, Ind., who signed with Temple. The Wildcats did make it official yesterday with Marc Dowdell, a 6-9 all- state forward from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J. Dowdell previously had given Villanova an oral commitment.
March 17, 2001 |
Kelyn Block's reward for leading Indiana State to another of this year's first-round upsets in the NCAA Tournament was an emergency trip to the dentist. The junior had three teeth either knocked out or chipped late in regulation, then found a way to help the 13th-seeded Sycamores (22-11) beat No. 4 Oklahoma, 70-68, in overtime yesterday in the South Regional. Block scored five of his 17 points in overtime after he dramatically returned from the locker room just before the tipoff of the extra period.
September 1, 2011 |
A VERY WISE person once said that things are never quite as bright as they sometimes appear to be, nor as bleak. That philosophy - life rarely is lived at either extreme, but usually somewhere in between - is likely to be certified by the Penn State Nittany Lions, whose first two games of the 2011 season represent perhaps the greatest distance any team must travel, in terms of quality-testing, of any team in the country, even though both will...
March 19, 2011
Maalik Wayns, G (Villanova/Roman Catholic) 7 pts., 4 reb. vs. George Mason. Rick Jackson, F (Syracuse/Neumann-Goretti) vs. Indiana State. Scoop Jardine, G (Syracuse/Neumann-Goretti) vs. Indiana State. Dion Waiters, G (Syracuse/Burlington Life Academy) vs. Indiana State. David Singleton, G (Marquette/Hill School) vs. Xavier. Sean Evans, F (St. John's/Northeast) 4 pts., 6 rebs. vs. Gonzaga. Paris Horne, G (St. John's/Phila. native)
December 9, 1989 |
Stephen Bardo scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to help Illinois (No. 7 AP and UPI) trounce Indiana State, 93-59, in the Illini Classic at Champaign, Ill. Illinois' Kendall Gill led all scorers with 19 points as the Fighting Illini dominated both ends of the court. Indiana State frequently coughed up the ball when Illinois (4-0) turned up the full-court pressure. The Illini had their way with the Sycamores (2-4) for all 40 minutes. Every eligible Illinois player picked up playing time, including the four walk-ons.
December 24, 2012 |
CHASE TAPLEY thinks Indiana State gave No. 18 San Diego State its toughest test of the season. Now he hopes it pushes the Aztecs forward as they look toward Mountain West play and a possible NCAA Tournament berth. "We need games like that for later on," said Tapley, who scored 13 points as the Aztecs (11-1) beat Indiana State, 62-55, despite poor free-throw and three-point shooting. "It gives us good experience. " Jamaal Franklin had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead San Diego State to the finals of the Diamond Head Classic tournament, set for Tuesday.
September 9, 2011 |
STEPHFON GREEN, Penn State's fifth-year senior tailback, was charged Tuesday with four misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to two minors, according to court documents. Sources also indicate that sophomore Rob Bolden will start for the 23rd-ranked Nittany Lions in tomorrow's game against No. 3 Alabama, with Matt McGloin also slated to see extensive playing time. Green, who had been booted from the team before preseason practice began on Aug. 4 for an unspecified violation of team rules, then reinstated by coach Joe Paterno 9 days before last week's season opener against Indiana State, was cited for an incident that allegedly took place on July 15. According to the state police's Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Green was observed by an officer accepting money from the two minors at the state liquor store on North Atherton Street in State College.
March 9, 2001 |
Second-seeded Drexel advanced to the semifinals of the America East women's basketball tournament with a 90-78 victory over seventh-seeded Northeastern last night in Burlington, Vt. At 8:30 tonight, the Dragons (19-9) will meet third-seeded Vermont (18-10), which beat sixth-seeded New Hampshire, 72-62. The Wildcats finished their season at 10-18. Drexel, which has won 10 of its last 12 contests, swept Vermont during the season, including a 101-95 double-overtime victory in Burlington.