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OFFICIAL: Groce takes over at Illinois

We been talking about this one for a few days. No big secret here. Here’s a link to the official statement and a video of John Groce’s introductory press conference at Illinois: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/03291… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

OFFICIAL: SUU hires Robinson

We reported this as a "Hot Rumor" this morning – it’s now official. LSU assistant Nick Robinson is the new head coach at Southern Utah. Here’s the official release: http://www.suutbirds.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=95898&SP… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

OFFICIAL: Hinson to SIU

Kansas DBO Barry Hinson has officially been named as the head coach at Southern Illinois. Just wanted to pass along the official release: http://www.siusalukis.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/032812aac… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

UW Oshkosh Coach Retires

Ted Van Dellen, announced Thursday his retirement as the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh head coach. Van Dellen guided the Titans to 358 wins and five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) postseason appearances. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Bryn Athyn names Baxter head coach

We reported this as a rumor earlier this month – just wanted to pass along the official statement from Bryn Athyn College now that the hiring of Justin Baxter has been confirmed. One interesting note….AD Matthew Kennedy said that there were over 700 applicants for the men’s and women’s basketball positions at Bryn Athyn. And

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Berg out, Peterson in at Williston State

Eric Peterson, who has been an assistant coach at Williston State for five years will take over for Hunter Berg who has decided to move back to coaching the Teton Women’s Basketball program. Peterson served as Teton Basketball Assistant Coach for two stints. The first from 2005-2006 through the 2008-2009 season before he accepted a

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Black Hills adds assistant

Black Hills State University head men’s basketball coach, Bradd Schafer, announced today the hiring of Sam Holden as the men’s assistant basketball coach. Formerly a graduate assistant for the Yellow Jackets, Holden will take the reins in his new position effective immediately. Holden will take over a new role in his fifth season with the

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Pastner Gets Extension

The University of Memphis has extended the contract of coach Josh Pastner by one year, carrying him through the 2017 season. Pastner’s team went 26-9 this past season, won its second straight Conference USA tourney title and played in the NCAA tourney. The Tigers are 75-29 in his three seasons as head coach. Stay with

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Official South Carolina release

South Carolina has officially hired Frank Martin. Here is a link to the official press release and video from the press conference: http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/0327… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Minnesota Duluth Coach Resigns

Gary Holquist, the University of Minnesota Duluth head coach for the past 14 years, has stepped down from that position to become the new director of development at UMD. In 14 seasons at the head coaching helm, Holquist amassed a 206-197 overall record and earned a pair pf NCAA Division II playoff berths. Stay with

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Prohm Gets 1-year Extension

Murray State coach Steve Prohm signed a one-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, the school announced Monday. In his first season as head coach he led the racers to 31-2 mark, tying the record for most wins in a single season in Ohio Valley Conference history, and were the only team in Division I

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Drexel Extends Flint

Drexel University announced Monday that head coach Bruiser Flint has signed a multi-year contract extension. Flint guided Drexel to a school-record 29 victories in 2011-12, which included a 19-game winning streak. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.