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Nebraska assistant takes leave of absence

Nebraska assistant men’s basketball coach Matt Abdelmassih is taking a leave of absence to deal with undisclosed health-related issues. Huskers head coach Fred Hoiberg released the following statement about the leave: “Matt informed me that he is taking a leave of absence to deal with health-related issues. As both a colleague and friend, his health

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Howard receives 5-yr extension at Michigan

University of Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel announced today that Juwan Howard, the David and Meredith Kaplan Men’s Basketball Head Coach, has agreed to a five-year contract extension which will run through the 2025-26 season. Howard’s extension with revised financial terms becomes effective immediately. “I couldn’t be happier for our student-athletes and fans to know

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Underwood to ink 6-year extension at Illinois

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced Thursday an extension for men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its Sept. 23 meeting. The new agreement will keep Underwood on a six-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Underwood’s proposed contract will move his total annual compensation into the top

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Hamer elevated to Assistant to the Head Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Friday that Zach Hamer has been elevated to the position of assistant to the head coach. Hamer takes over this role after spending the last two seasons on the Fighting Illini staff as video coordinator. Illinois Basketball has enjoyed widespread success over the last two seasons, with Hamer’s tenure aligning with the winningest two-year Big Ten run in program

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McCaffery extended through 2028 at Iowa

Nine head coaches of University of Iowa intercollegiate athletic programs have received contract extensions. The announcement was made Monday by Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. Head coaches in the sports of men’s basketball (Fran McCaffery), wrestling (Tom Brands), baseball (Rick Heller), women’s soccer (Dave DiIanni), women’s basketball (Lisa

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Anderson named Assistant Basketball Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Friday the hiring of Tim Anderson as assistant coach. The Chicago native brings 15 years of coaching and training experience to the Fighting Illini staff. “Tim is the complete package. He has expertise in every area to benefit our players and our program,” Underwood said. “You’re talking about someone who is an industry

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Tyler Underwood Joins Illinois Basketball Staff

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced the hiring of Tyler Underwood to the Fighting Illini staff as director of recruiting and scouting. Tyler Underwood recently concluded a six-year college career, including the last four years at Illinois. He appeared in 40 career games over three seasons as a Fighting Illini. Underwood was part of the

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Penn State Men’s Basketball Staff Update

Penn State men’s basketball head coach Micah Shrewsberry announced the addition of two hires Monday. Tre Whitted, former NBA G League assistant coach and professional player, has been tabbed as the assistant to the head coach, while former Purdue standout Grady Eifert has been selected as video coordinator. Tre Whitted Tabbed as Assistant to the

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