March 31, 1994 |
Pete Gillen, who helped make Xavier of Ohio a regular in the NCAA tournament, returned to his Eastern roots Wednesday when he was hired as basketball coach at Providence. He replaces Rick Barnes, who last week was appointed coach of Clemson. Gillen agreed to a six-year contract. Gillen, 46, was born in New York and attended Fairfield University in Connecticut. His wife has family on Cape Cod. "I never thought I'd leave Xavier," Gillen said.
March 15, 2005 |
Pete Gillen stepped down Monday as men's coach at Virginia, ending a seven-season tenure marked by only one trip to the NCAA tournament. "The team did not reach the goals we thought were achievable entering the 2004-05 season," Athletic Director Craig Littlepage said during brief remarks to the media. "There is, however, a solid foundation in place provided by Pete and his staff."
March 22, 1990 |
Xavier basketball Coach Pete Gillen likens his team to a cure for the common cold. Why is that? "We're both waiting to be discovered," he said. The nation is quickly discovering Xavier's surprising team, which upset third-seeded Georgetown, 74-71, last Sunday to reach the NCAA's Sweet 16 for the first time. Xavier (28-4) will play Texas (23-8) in a Midwest Regional semifinal game tonight at Reunion Arena.
July 9, 1989 |
Several sports will have a different scheduling look next season in the West Coast Athletic Conference, and the WCAC could move to the forefront of collegiate soccer in the 1990s as a result of recent league meetings. The biggest immediate news was a change in basketball and baseball scheduling--the WCAC will go back to playing conference basketball games on Thursdays and Saturdays, and baseball teams will again play home-and-home three-game series.
April 16, 1991 |
Six weeks after ending one of his worst seasons at Notre Dame, Digger Phelps ended his college coaching career there. Phelps ended months of speculation Monday when he announced his departure after 20 years of coaching the Irish. "For the last two decades it's never been a job," Phelps said at a news conference on campus. "Every day, even with the ups and downs, was like Christmas Day, where you opened up the present you wanted most." Last season was anything but a present.
November 10, 1998 |
Lamar Odom, a 6-foot-11 sophomore playing in his first college game, made the game-winning shot with 5.4 seconds left and came within an assist of a triple double Monday night as No. 23 Rhode Island beat No. 25 Texas Christian, 87-85, in the inaugural CoSIDA Classic at Providence, R.I.