fine-tune for Friday night scrimmage ... Alford seeks to
defuse Indiana speculation ... Citadel forms hoops coach
Miss hurler shares national honor ... Iowa State finds its
man ... Sweet 16 teams sweeten the conference pot
family visitation, memorial announced ... ECU makes strong
start in outdoor season ... Webcasts supplement CBS tourney
marches on ... Former Holland aide leads team into Sweet 16
... Cowboy grapplers lasso NCAA title
in charge after Hampton coach quits ... Virginia Wesleyan
wins Division III crown ... Report on Title IX goes to
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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Western Carolina to retire LeClair's No. 23
The Western Carolina University
Department of Athletics has announced it will retire the No. 23 jersey of
baseball legend Keith LeClair in a special ceremony on April 11th. The
ceremony will take place before the Catamounts' 7:00 pm game against
"Keith had a great career at Western
both as a player and coach, and later as head coach at East Carolina," said
WCU head coach Todd Raleigh, who both played with LeClair at Western and
coached under him at Western Carolina and East Carolina. "He is very
deserving of this honor. Also, it is appropriate to retire his jersey when
Clemson comes to town so Jack Leggett can participate in the ceremony."
Leggett, current Clemson head coach, is
the former WCU head coach who recruited and coached LeClair.
"While Keith may not be able to attend,
we look forward to having his family, both immediate and extended, as well
as former teammates back for this celebration," added Raleigh.
LeClair, who was inducted into the WCU
Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002, came to Western in 1985 and helped lead the
Catamounts to four consecutive Southern Conference Championships. He ranks
among the top 10 in six different WCU hitting categories. Most notably, he
batted .423 in 1988, which ranks seventh on the WCU single-season list,
while his career .375 batting average ranks fourth on the WCU all-time list.
In 1988, LeClair was named MVP of the
Southern Conference Tournament, as well as being a first team All-Southern
Conference selection. During that 1988 season, he established a school
record with 101 hits, which ranked fourth in the NCAA that season, and 179
Memphis reaches Elite Eight, Duke bounced
Rodney Carney scored 23 points to lead
top-seed Memphis to an 80-64 win over Bradley in the semifinals of the
Oakland, CA, regional of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.
Darius Washington Jr. had 18 points and
Shawne Williams added 12 points and eight rebounds as Memphis won its
The Conference USA champs advance to
meet the Gonzaga-UCLA winner on Saturday for a berth in the Final Four.
Coach John Calipari's club improved to 33-3 for the season.
The Tigers were the only top seed to
advance on Thursday night as Duke, the No. 1 team in the Atlanta regional,
was knocked out by LSU, 62-54.
Cincinnati at hub of coaching moves
Former Cincinnati basketball coach Bob
Huggins has accepted a 5-year deal to take over the program at Kansas State.
Huggins' interim replacement at Cincinnati, Andy Kennedy, has agreed to take
over the reins at Ole Miss and the Bearcats have summoned Mick Cronin from
Murray State to become their next hoops boss.
“I believe that Kansas State was the
right opportunity for me because of the people, first and foremost,” Huggins
said. “I am incredibly impressed with the athletics administration, and when
I had a chance to meet with the university administration I was sold. They
are great people who care about their student-athletes and that’s what I’ve
been looking for."
Huggins, 52, has compiled a 567-199
(.740) in his 24 seasons as a head coach, which includes stints at Walsh
College (1980-83), Akron (1984-89) and Cincinnati (1989-2005). He ranks both
eighth in winning percentage and total victories among active Division I
Kennedy will be officially introduced
at a news conference at Ole Miss at noon today.
Cronin is a former Cincinnati assistant
who directed the Racers to the NCAA Tournament this season.
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