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Anthony Grant Visits Alabama

Anthony Grant visited Alabama yesterday. He arrived on campus at 10:00 and was taken to the Presidents mansion for his first meeting. Grant was accompanied by his wife and also met with football coach Nick Saban. Here’s a picture from the visit: http://blog.al.com/bamabeat/2009/03/anthony_grant_checks_out… He left campus late last night without and announcement being made. I

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Auburn’s Cooper will be hired at Tennessee State

Auburn Associate Head Coach John Cooper will be the next head coach at Tennessee State. A press conference has been scheduled for tomorrow. Cooper has spent the past 5 season on Jeff Lebo’s staff at Auburn. He has also worked at Oregon and South Carolina. The Kansas City, Mo., native led Wichita State in scoring

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Watching High Point Press Conference Live…..

Press conference just started – you can watch live here….. http://www.highpointpanthers.com/… The new coach is……..Scott Cherry (we called it last night!) Some notes from the press conference: It was the AD’s decision to make the hire according to the President of the University. The AD said Tubby Smith (a High Point alum) helped in the

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Cherry to be Hired at High Point

South Carolina assistant coach Scott Cherry is expected to be named head coach at High Point tomorrow afternoon. A 2:00pm press conference has been scheduled. Cherry came to USC from Western Kentucky when Darrin Horn got the job last spring. He played on UNC’s 1993 national Championship team and was on the staff at George

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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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