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Two other national basketball writers also wanted time with West Virginia coach Bob Huggins in advance of Saturday, making this without question the most hyped UMKC game ever. Huggins stands on the cusp of his th victory, a monumental number signifying savvy and longevity that elevates him among the all-time coaching heavyweights. Not around in coaching terms, but around period.
ESPN will televise two minute specials Tuesday that should be required viewing for teenagers, especially those interested in athletics. The first, at p. At p.
What the world needs is a page, three-pound humor anthology. Projected as a two-guard, though may be able to play either forward spot. Circumcision will be good test of toughness.
First, don't show up wearing, say, Reeboks. Loafers and black knee socks would be more acceptable than sneakers without the familiar Nike swoosh. Second, don't scan the stands for college coaches.
College basketball is loaded with contradictions: Players represent institutions of higher learning, but March Madness is more about entertainment than education. Games are played in winter, but programs can be built or destroyed in July. The recruiting of elite talent is no longer focused on high schools, but at summer camps and tournaments primarily sponsored by shoe companies.
The night before his induction to the College Basketball Hall of Fame, some 35 friends of Glenn Wilkes gathered for a dinner at the Majestic Restaurant to honor the legendary year old coach, author and master clinician who helped introduce basketball to the deep South over 50 years ago. When the music starts to play, the whole restaurant joined together to sing the song and waiters come around to clink glasses with the guests. Every year during the break between sessions, Wilkes, Raveling and their friends head back to the Palace.
Organizers of the event, which runs through Tuesday at the National Institute of Fitness and Sport, hope the teenagers also learn something about what they will face when they begin their college classes. We can give them a glimpse of the difficulty there's going to be,' said Frank DuBois, Nike academic director and a teacher in Flossmor, Ill. The camp, open to players with at least one year of high school remaining, is scheduled like a typical day in college.
By: Chris Chase March 9, am. At 75, Dick Vitale might be at his pinnacle. Forget about the Duke-UNC demotion, the coach-turned-bombastic-analyst is calling as many games and doing more commercials than he was in his so-called prime.