December 5, 2003 |
Here is a theory: UCLA's is not the toughest coaching job in college basketball after all. Never mind that the last three coaches have been fired -- Steve Lavin, Jim Harrick and Walt Hazzard -- and others buckled under the pressure and left. Forget that not only Lavin, but his father as well, were sent death threats. File all that stuff about living up to John Wooden's legacy as ancient history, over and done.
April 9, 1993 |
Houston assistant Alvin Brooks was named the university's basketball coach Thursday, the fourth in the program's 47-year history. Brooks, 33, replaces Pat Foster, who left more than two weeks ago for Nevada. Brooks' selection was announced the day after Tubby Smith of Tulsa withdrew his name from consideration. Brooks said he planned no immediate changes in the staff. Another of Foster's assistants, Tommy Jones, also was said to be in the running for the job.
March 26, 1999
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Chris Webber --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m., and Monday, midnight, ESPN * Clark Kellogg, Dick Vitale --"Sportsnite," with Lee Hamilton, today, 4-8 p.m., XTRA (690) * Jerry Tarkanian --"The Last Word," today, 6 p.m. and midnight, Fox Sports West * Dusty Baker, Terry Collins --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 5 p.m., KIEV (870) * Tubby Smith --"Up Close," Monday, 3 p.m.
December 27, 2001 |
Kentucky point guard J.P. Blevins is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks after breaking his right wrist, Coach Tubby Smith said Wednesday. Blevins was injured Saturday on a layup attempt in the first half against Indiana. X-rays performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center confirmed the fracture. Reece Gaines scored 25 points to lead Louisville to a 94-77 win over visiting Eastern Kentucky in its final game before its showdown with Kentucky.
February 5, 2000 |
Tony Robertson and Doug Wrenn, freshman reserves with the Connecticut basketball team, were suspended indefinitely for unspecified violations of team rules. Robertson and Wrenn didn't travel to East Lansing, Mich., where the seventh-ranked Huskies play No. 8 Michigan State today. Robertson, a guard, is averaging 18 minutes and seven points a game and Wrenn, a forward, is averaging seven minutes and three points a game. Jamal Crawford, a freshman who leads Michigan in scoring at 16.
December 29, 1998 |
Kentucky freshman guard J.P. Blevins pleaded innocent Monday in Fayette Circuit Court to a charge of alcohol intoxication. Blevins, 19, was suspended for the Dec. 19 Georgia Tech game after being arrested on a public intoxication charge while attending a Dec. 13 party. Coach Tubby Smith said the suspension was for a violation of team rules. Blevins is the first Kentucky athlete to face penalties under the school's new zero-tolerance alcohol policy.
April 5, 1991 |
Orlando (Tubby) Smith was named basketball coach at Tulsa Thursday and promised an up-tempo style he learned as an assistant to Rick Pitino at Kentucky. Smith's appointment was announced about five hours after Nolan Richardson said the Tulsa job was not appealing enough for him to come back from Arkansas, where he has coached since leaving Tulsa in 1985. Smith, 39, replaces J.D.
December 5, 1998 |
Kentucky forward Myron Anthony, suspended at the start of the season for his role in a hit-and-run accident and kept mostly on the bench since his return, has left the team. Coach Tubby Smith announced the sophomore's departure Friday, three days after Anthony did not play in the No. 8 Wildcats' 63-45 victory over Kansas at the Great Eight in Chicago. "That's his decision and we wish him the best," Smith said, adding that he urged Anthony to stay with the team.