Big Dance ... literally ... DePaul legend Meyer succumbs at
92 ... Morgan out at Iowa State
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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Morgan in charge after Hampton
Hampton University head basketball
coach Bobby Collins has resigned from his position, the university has
announced on its athletics web site. A search for his replacement will begin
Assistant Richard Morgan, a former East
Carolina staff member under Bill Herrion, will oversee the program until a
successor is named.
Collins spent the past 11 years at
Hampton, four as head coach, where he compiled an overall record of 65-57.
The Pirates won the MEAC tournament championship last week before falling to
Monmouth, 71-49, in the NCAA Tournament play-in game.
Virginia Wesleyan wins Division III crown
Sophomore guard Ton Ton Balegna sparked
a second-half rally and hit the game-winning shot as Virginia Wesleyan edged
Wittenberg 59-56 Saturday in Salem, VA, for the NCAA Division III national
Balegna hit a lay-up, stole the ball
and then canned a short jump shot with 1:54 left to tie the game 52-52.
Wesleyan grabbed its first lead when Brandon Adair got a lay-up with 1:20 to
push the Marlins (30-3) ahead 54-52.
Adair also tied the game 56-56 when he
hit a pair of free throws with 49.3 seconds left. After Wittenberg ’s Daniel
Russ was called for traveling, Balegna sent a 3-point shot whistling through
with 2.1 seconds left for the game-winning shot.
It was the first NCAA team championship
by an Old Dominion Athletic Conference school of any sort and kept
Wittenberg from snaring the second Division III basketball title in the
school’s history. The Tigers claimed the 1977 crown.
Balegna and Adair combined for most of
the Norfolk college's points. Balegna hit a game high 22 followed by his
teammate’s 21-point effort.
on Title IX goes to Congress
USA Today's Erik Brady has reported
that the U.S. Department of Education sent a report to Congress late Friday
in response to a year-long argument with its critics over the use of
interest surveys in cases involving Title IX, the law that bans sex
discrimination at schools receiving federal funds.
The department's Office of Civil Rights
issued a clarification letter on March 17, 2005, that allowed schools to use
interest surveys alone to determine if they had met the athletic interest
and abilities of their female students. Women's groups said that was unfair
because previously schools that used interest surveys also had to consider
The Senate Appropriations Committee
ordered the Education Department on Dec. 30 to issue a report by Friday that
answered several questions, among them what schools typically consider aside
from surveys when assessing interest and abilities.
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