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I can confirm that Texas Tech has hired Colby Community College (KS) head coach Rusty Grafel in an administrative role. Grafel had been at Colby CC for the past seven seasons. This past year, he led the Trojans to an 18-14 record and had 7’1 C Moses Bol sign to play at Central Florida. Grafel

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Recent Men’s Basketball Contract Extensions…

Some men’s basketball contract extensions over the past few days: Chris Beard – Texas Tech. Reported new six-year deal for the AP Coach of the Year Beard. More details HERE. **UPDATE: Official details HERE. The new deal will average $4.575 million annually. Greg Gard – Wisconsin. One year extension. Five-year contract now runs through May

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Chris Beard Inks New 6-year Deal at Texas Tech

Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt and men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard have agreed on a new six-year contract announced Monday. The $19,050,000 contract over six years locks Beard up as head coach of the Red Raiders through the 2023-24 season. “Coach Beard continues to elevate Texas Tech basketball to a record level

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 1/26/18

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… USC has officially fired associate head coach Tony Bland in the aftermath of his arrest last fall in the college basketball bribery and corruption probe, his attorney told The Los Angeles Times. Jeffrey Lichtman, Bland’s New York-based attorney, said USC cut ties with the coach last

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Daily Dirt – 4/18/16

HD was down for a bit today as we upgraded our server.  Thanks to the guys at Surge4 for being great at what they do and getting us through this!  Here are a few quick things that I’ve heard… It sounds like new Jacksonville State head coach Ray Harper has hired Chase Richardson and Jake

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Chris Beard – On the Move Again?

The big story in college basketball over the past 24-hours has been the Chris Beard to Texas Tech talk.  After the rumors starting to break early yesterday morning about the newly hired UNLV head coach being involved as Tubby Smith’s replacement at TTU, Runnin’ Rebels AD Tina Kunzer-Murphy released the following statement: “Late this afternoon,

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REPORT: Memphis Targeting Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith

According to a report by USA Today Memphis has had “significant contact with Texas Tech basketball coach Tubby Smith and could be targeting him to replace Josh Pastner.” This past season, Smith led Texas Tech to a 19-13 record, and earned the Big 12 Coach of the Year and Sporting News National Coach of the Year awards.  In addition to

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Texas Tech’s Tubby Smith Named 2016 John R. Wooden Award “Legends of Coaching” Recipient

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Texas Tech men’s basketball head coach Tubby Smith will receive the 2016 John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” award announced Tuesday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tipoff Luncheon. Adopted by the Wooden Award Steering Committee in 1999, the “Legends of Coaching” honor recognizes coaches who

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