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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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Wallingford Resigns at Milligan

Tony Wallingford has decided to step down as the Head Basketball Coach at Milligan College in Tennessee. Coach Wallingford cited health reasons for his departure. He will stay on as the Men’s Golf Coach and help to start the women’s golf program as well as continue to teach at the school. Wallingford has been at

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AD Yow Supports Williams

Maryland AD Deb You has given her public support to Gary Williams. It looks like his job is safe – not only this year, but until he is ready to call it quits. Good for him. Williams is a great coach who has struggled a bit since winning the 2002 National Championship. I hope they

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Players Rally Around Roberts

Rumors have been swirling about the future of St. John’s head coach Norm Roberts. With a 60-76 (23-52 Big East) overall record in four and 1/2 seasons and a 3-6 Big east record this year, critics have been calling for his dismissal. Apparently the players have gotten wind of this and have stepped up to

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Kennedy Arrest Caught on Tape

The video from the December 18th arrest of Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy was made public by WLTW TV 5 in Cincinnati. It’s very interesting to watch as Kennedy begs officers to let him go – claiming it will be an "international" incident if he’s arrested. The best quote from the video comes from

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