Tonight, Frese and Walz meet for a third time as adversaries in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight, but both coaches indicated the showdown will be more about the players than the teacher-mentor dynamic.
ACC commissioner John Swofford said at a news conference on Wednesday that playing a men's basketball tournament in New York City sometime in the near future is possible, and that Washington is still on the league's radar as a potential tournament site despite Maryland's departure after this season.
Pervis Ellison saw Trayvon Reed play last summer, when the Philadelphia-based AAU team the former Louisville star was coaching lost to the Atlanta-based AAU team on which the 7-1 rising high school senior was playing.
The stepfather of Maryland basketball recruit Trayvon Reed said Tuesday that his son¿s move from the Atlanta suburbs to a Christian-based private school in New Jersey was based largely on getting the 7-1 center into the kind of academic environment that would allow him to be eligible to play as a freshman in 2014-15.
Orb, Verrazano and Goldencents remain the strong top choices to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby. But with rain in the forecast and a 19-horse field, the prevailing view is that a week of talk about which horse will go to Baltimore and the Preakness with his Triple Crown dream alive won't mean much.
Forward Monique Reid sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining to give hot-shooting Louisville an 82-81 upset of defending national champion and top-seeded Baylor in the NCAA women's basketball tournament regional semifinals in Oklahoma City.
Loyola freshman attackman Zach Herreweyers and junior defenseman Joe Fletcher were named the ECAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after helping the Greyhounds to a pair of road victories.
The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans who grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals.