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St. John’s should call Calhoun

Steve Lavin and St. John’s departed ways on Friday afternoon. Not a big surprise. Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley has emerged as a favorite among the media–if not St. John’s officials–as Lavin’s replacement. Again no surprise. Someone named Hurley will…

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Last hurrah for Tar Heels?

Officially, it will be an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal match up against No. 1 seed Wisconsin. Familiar and comfortable territory for the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are the third in all time victories–trailing only Kentucky and Kansas–whose pedigree…

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Coaches are the stars in this Sweet 16

You say you are a big fan of March Madness. You say that you love the excitement and drama of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. You say that you have a favorite team in the Sweet 16 round which will…

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Hurley being courted

Reports have come out that DePaul, which has an opening, has targeted University of Buffalo Coach Bob Hurley as one of its prime choices. Hurley, who guided Buffalo to the NCAA tournament this season, would be foolish not to listen.…

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Coach K’s Master Plan paying off

It wasn’t that long ago when Atlantic Coast Conference basketball was part of the pack–a good, but not elite league. Oh, there was Duke and North Carolina, but there was little quality depth beyond that. The historic ACC tournament finished…

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New AD must lead UMass to a Conference

Now that the search for an athletic director at the University of Massachusetts has led to the hiring of Georgia Tech associate athletic director Ryan Bamford, the focus in Amherst must focus on finding a conference home for the football…

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