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Hot Rumor: DII job to open

Mercy College Head Basketball Coach Tony Staffiere will resign following Mercy College’s 0-27 (0-18 ECC) season according to a well placed source. Staffiere is one of the few part-time head coaches left at the DII level, making his job almost impossible. Until this job goes full-time, the DirtKing can’t recommend it to anyone. We’ll publish

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Coach Steps Down

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Head Coach Todd Thurman has resigned as the schools basketball coach, but will remain as the Athletic Director. Wayne Anderson will assume the interim head coaching duties and maintain the players mandated academic progress checks as well as begin the initial contacts for recruiting. Thurman was 55 and 27 in his

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DII Interim Jobs

Two DII schools currently have Interim Head Coaches – Kentucky State and the Southern Connecticut State. With the season winding down, it will be interesting to see what happens with these positions. Will the schools open the positions up, or retain their current interim coaches on a permanent basis. Former Georgia Tech standout Clarence Moore

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Rutgers AD Finalists

Rutgers has narrowed their AD search to three candidates. They are former Rutgers football player Tim Pernetti, who now works for CBS sports, North Carolina-Wilmington athletic director Kelly Mehrtens and Akron athletic director Mack Rhoades. Why is this important? Most likely the first order of business will be for the new AD to deal with

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Report: Alabama interested in Purnell

Kevin Scarbinsky from the Birmingham News (AL) reported that he has inside knowledge that Alabama is interested in Oliver Purnell as their next basketball coach. http://blog.al.com/kevin-scarbinsky/2009/02/scarbinsky_clems… However, in response to this article, Purnell said that he has not been contacted by UA, and does not plan to go anywhere. http://www.independentmail.com/blogs/greg-wallace/2009/feb/2… In my opinion, Purnell stays

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HoopDirt and Facebook Team Up

HoopDirt has teamed up with Facebook to get you the most up-to-the minute news on college basketball coaching news and rumors. You can sign up to be friends with "Hoop Dirt" or you can join the HoopDirt.com group page. Either way, you will be notified whenever the DirtKing or any of our other staff members

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Graham Criticized for Lack of Motivation

A recent article in the Idaho Statesman rips into Boise State Head Coach Greg Graham for his lack of motivation – both in the community and with his team. This is crazy – it would be one thing if his team was struggling – but they’re not! Currently the Broncos are 16-7 (6-4 WAC) and

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Firehobbs.com

Came across this blog this morning and found it pretty interesting: http://firehobbs.blogspot.com/… Obviously George Washington fans are not happy about the state of the program. The Colonials are currently 7-14 (1-8 A-10) with their only A-10 win coming against Fordham (3-18, 1-8). Hobbs has had some good seasons at GW – 27-3 in 05-06 as

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Wainwright’s Days Numbered at DePaul?

Jerry Wainwright’s Blue Demon’s fell to 0-11 in the Big East (8-16 overall) this past weekend. With 7 games left, tonight’s match-up with Seton Hall is a big one. The Blue Demon’s have remaining games with Louisville, Pitt, Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s, and West Virginia. Tonight’s game, and the 2/28 game vs. St. John’s seem

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AD backs Lebo at Auburn (sort of….)

Jeff Lebo, who has been on the hot seat all year at Auburn (14-9, 3-5 SEC), got a vote of support from AD Jay Jacobs on Friday. It was not exactly a resounding voice of support however – Jacobs declined an interview and issued this statement: "Jeff Lebo and his team have my full support

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