| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:43 AM
In the spring of 1989, an up-and-coming Division I basketball coach returned to his alma mater, leaving a prestigious job and a burgeoning national reputation behind. The coach was aware that his new program was about to be sanctioned by the NCAA for...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Coming off its most successful athletic year in school history, Loyola announced Wednesday that it will be leaving the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after more than 20 years to join the Patriot League beginning in 2013-14.
The decision to leave...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:04 PM
We’re less than two months away from the start of college basketball season, which means that it’s time to begin the second annual Sweet 16.
For those who missed it last year, The Sweet 16 is my list of Baltimore’s top college...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:55 AM
An extra year at junior college and a torn ACL seven months before his Texas Southern debut were just two of the many obstacles standing between Omar Strong and Division I basketball.
The challenges that Strong faced before college didn’t end...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:03 AM
To Stony Brook fans, Tommy Brenton is an irreplaceable forward almost maniacally obsessed with winning.
To supporters of other America East schools, Brenton’s like an 80’s-era pro wrestling heel, relishing their taunting signage and...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 10:29 AM
The signing of Terrell Vinson with Massachusetts in the spring of 2009 was celebrated as a significant recruiting coup for Derek Kellogg.
After all, the then-first-year Minutemen basketball coach had just convinced ESPN.com’s No. 46-ranked player...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:15 PM
For the first time in about a month-and-a-half, Brent Arrington got a good night’s sleep.
Since late May, Arrington has patiently waited for Mississippi Valley State to release him from his scholarship. His request was repeatedly denied, making...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams can relate to what Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien will likely experience in the aftermath of the sanctions on the Nittany Lions announced Monday by NCAA president Mark Emmert.
Williams came to...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:10 AM
After guiding Loyola to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1994, life has been undeniably good for Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos.
Between speaking engagements, playing in charity golf tournaments and making the occasional radio or television...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:25 AM
For Ed DeChellis’ Navy men’s basketball program, there’s almost nowhere to go this season but up.
In his first season in Annapolis, DeChellis’ Midshipmen labored through a 3-26 season, which included a 0-14 mark in Patriot...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:23 AM
Three consecutive seasons of single-digit wins might damper a coach's enthusiasm. But heading into the 2012-13 campaign, UMBC coach Randy Monroe is "confident and optimistic" about this Retrievers squad.
Monroe returns the top three scorers off last...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Other than watching Juan Dixon and Steve Francis play while he was growing up, Evan Smotrycz “really had no connection” to the Maryland basketball program.
Smotrycz wasn’t recruited by Gary Williams’ Terps or Mark Turgeon’s...