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  • Teel Time: Potential candidates for Virginia Tech's basketball coaching vacancy

    Teel Time: Potential candidates for Virginia Tech's basketball coaching vacancy
    The last time Virginia Tech searched for a basketball coach, no media outlet reported Seth Greenberg as a possible candidate until the day before he was hired. Tony Bennett’s name didn’t surface at Virginia three years ago until the very day...
  • Teel Time: VCU athletic director recommending Rams remain in CAA for at least 1 year rather than move to A-10

    The Colonial Athletic Association apparently will be spared, at least for a year, the splintering that many believed would occur this spring. Multiple sources directly involved with realignment discussions said Saturday afternoon that VCU athletic...
  • Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter

    Big East troubles rekindle Notre Dame-to-ACC chatter
    Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole. Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...
  • Emboldened by 2011 Final Four, VCU believes A-10 better basketball home than CAA

    Emboldened by 2011 Final Four, VCU believes A-10 better basketball home than CAA
    RICHMOND — Weddings aren't complete without heartwarming and/or amusing tales of the couple's courtship. Who asked who? First-date faux pas. Proposal anxiety. Did he go to Jared? Unless you're VCU and the Atlantic 10. Their nuptials Tuesday were...
  • Kevin Ollie Receives Highest Of Praise From Rick Pitino

    Kevin Ollie Receives Highest Of Praise From Rick Pitino
    If Kevin Ollie is looking for the highest endorsement possible, he needn't stop at Jim Calhoun. He can find it with one of Calhoun's natural-born adversaries. Rick Pitino says that hiring Ollie as the permanent UConn basketball coach was a "no-brainer."...
  • UConn women picked to win Big East, Irish #2

    UConn women picked to win Big East, Irish #2
    NEW YORK (AP) — Connecticut is back on top of the Big East women's basketball preseason poll. The Huskies have returned to their all-to-familiar perch atop the preseason conference rankings, one year after they were not picked as the favorite to...
  • St. Francis basketball suffers loss to Servite

    BURBANK — Whether competing in the Mission League or not, the St. Francis High basketball team has yet to break a bad habit of playing one poor quarter a game. Its played a direct role in several close losses throughout most of the first half of...
  • Diggins scores 2,000th point, leads Irish to 89-44 win

    Diggins scores 2,000th point, leads Irish to 89-44 win
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw wasn't about to give Skylar Diggins too much praise. Diggins scored 21 points, all in the first half when she was 9-of-9 shooting, to lead the Fighting Irish to an 89-44 victory over Providence...
  • Bullock blends in at Kecoughtan — until tip-off

    Bullock blends in at Kecoughtan — until tip-off
    HAMPTON — Quite literally, Rodney Bullock stands head and shoulders above nearly everyone in the hallways at Kecoughtan High. They know, of course, that he's the Warriors' superstar basketball player. Anyone who doesn't should be able to study his...
  • 2013 Big East All-Sports Conference

    2013 Big East All-Sports Conference Present: Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Syracuse, South Florida, Villanova Joining July 1, 2013:...
  • Past, Present, Future of Big East

    Past, Present, Future of Big East:     Still in Big East: UConn, Cincinnati, South Florida, Temple     Still in Big East, but reportedly leaving: DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John's     Still in Big East, but...
  • The Catholic Seven

    The Catholic Seven: The seven Catholic schools all play basketball and other sports, but didn’t like the direction of the conference so they decided at the end of 2012 to leave as one. The schools: Providence Seton Hall Georgetown St....