Robinson tops NCAA list ... UTEP out of NIT ... Bomb scare
delays San Diego regional
Dome designer dies ... Buckley bounced at Ball State ...
Westphal dismissed at Pepperdine ... C-USA Hoops Tournament
cagers getting it done in classroom ... Title IX update due
from government agency ... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
draws Wolfpack in women's regional ... Henderson out at
Delaware ... Temple icon Chaney says it's time to step down
... C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
gets No. 1 seed ... Villanova's Ray expected to bounce back
C-USA Tournament Wrap-up
reigns as conference champ ... Pirates' Frasure 7th in NCAA
weight throw ... Arizona State ousts basketball coach ...
C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
days designated for football season ... Tulsa scrimmages
under Thursday night lights ... Tigers' Carney, Calipari
sweep C-USA honors ... C-USA Tournament Scoreboard
accepts position with Packers ... ECU spring football taking
spring break ... K-State shows Woolridge the door ... C-USA
throwing his weight around ... Pirates top Tar Heels in
softball ... O'Leary planning to stay at Central Florida ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
C-USA freshmen team ... ESPN nixes Vitale's commentary on
CBS ... Seahawks are dancin' ...
C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
earns C-USA distinction ... Spring drills: Depth chart
two-plus weeks away ... Marshall, Rice players share hitting
honors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament Schedule
Bucs set for late-night joust with UCF ... ECU spring
drills: pads on, snap exchange off ... C-USA Scoreboard &
experience technical difficulties ... Huggins returns for
Cincinnati's seniors ... C-USA Scoreboard & Tournament
to strap on pads today ... Lady Pirates eliminated by Tulsa
... Briefs: More coaching exits; Tourney action ... C-USA
Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
Pirates nip UAB in C-USA Tournament ... UAB stuns Memphis to
boost dance prospects ... Mile High hosting in-state rivals
... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
Pirates Young, Mills collect accolades ... Cover boy Redick
and Duke tripped by hex ... Marlins need 9th-inning rally to
edge Miami ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
Hurricane starts spring workouts ... Tulane's 'refugee' grid
team returning home ... Cage coaching merry-go-round speeds
up ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
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The Big Dance ... literally
Before the competition tips off at the
RCA Dome between the NCAA Final Four teams, there promises to be almost as
much action at nearby Monument Circle in Indianapolis, according to
Just hours before the opening game of
the Final Four on Saturday, April 1, NCAA basketball fans also will have the
chance to participate in The Big Dance at Monument Circle. Featuring the
musical acts of the BoDeans, Hoobastank, Indianapolis' own Virgin
Millionaires and country music singer Steve Holy, the Monument Circle gates
will open at 11 a.m. ET for The Big Dance, a free all-day concert and
festive celebration hosted by special guest star Nick Lachey.
The performers will entertain the fans
until approximately 3 p.m., when the World's Largest Pep Rally kicks off to
great fanfare. Cheerleaders, pep bands, mascots and special guests will
rally the crowd prior to game time. The first game of the 2006 NCAA Men's
Final Four tips off at 6:07 p.m. ET at the RCA Dome, located only blocks
away from Monument Circle.
DePaul legend Meyer succumbs
Ray Meyer, the man whose name is
synonymous with DePaul University and a fixture with the Blue Demon
basketball program passed away at the age of 92 on Friday, according to the
university's athletic web site.
In his 42 years as head coach of the
Blue Demons from 1942-84, Meyer compiled a record of 724-354 (.671). He had
13 teams advance to the NCAA Tournament and seven of his squads played in
the National Invitational Tournament.
His 1943 and 1979 teams both reached
the NCAA Final Four while his 1945 team, featuring future Hall of Famer
George Mikan, won the NIT title when it was considered the national
One of 18 Division I coaches to win at
least 700 games, Meyer posted 37 winning seasons and won 20 games 12 times.
In his last seven years at DePaul (1977-84), he recorded an impressive
record of 180-30 (.857). Six of those teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament
and his 1983 team played in the NIT championship game.
Inducted into the Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame in 1979, his 724 career wins rank 16th on the NCAA Division I
In 1978 and 1980, he was named Coach of
the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. The Associated
Press honored him as its national Coach of the Year in 1980 and 1984.
Morgan out at Iowa State
Iowa State University basketball coach
Wayne Morgan has been relieved of his duties after three years with the
Cyclones. Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard made the announcement Friday
morning, according to the university's athletic web site.
"We have decided to make a change in
the leadership of our men's basketball program. That change is effective
immediately," said Pollard, who along with Iowa State University President
Gregory Geoffroy met with Morgan Thursday evening. "During the past six
months, I have had the opportunity to fully assess the overall direction of
the men's basketball program, and I do not believe our current coaching
staff can sustain the level of performance required for our athletic program
to achieve its goals."
Pollard said the Cyclones have one of
the best fan bases in the Big 12, a strong reputation in the sport, and that
the ISU athletic department has made significant investments in the program.
For those reasons, he contended that men's basketball needs to be a marquee
sport at Iowa State.
Morgan compiled a 55-39 overall mark at
Iowa State, including a 22-26 ledger in Big 12 play. His 2004 team made the
NIT semifinals and the 2005 edition reached the second round of the NCAA
Tournament. Iowa State failed to reach post-season play this year despite
being ranked No. 25 nationally in the pre-season poll.
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