Posts tagged "University of Illinois Basketball"

With Oliver Purnell Gone DePaul University Must Find Its Identity

With Oliver Purnell Gone DePaul University Must Find Its Identity
This afternoon Oliver Purnell stepped down as DePaul University Men’s Basketball coach after another disappointing season. In his five seasons, Purnell went 54-105 overall and 15-65 in Big East Conference play. Often the team looked over matched during these years but this year looked different. The team started out with its best start in 20... Read more »

Why No One Wants the University Of Illinois Men's Basketball Head Coaching Job

I think this is more of an athletic department issue than anything else. Coaches saw how the new athletic director Mike Thomas tossed out the head football coach (Ron Zook who actually deserved to be let go), and both the women’s & men’s head basketball coaches. Former Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was well... Read more »

Should The University Of Illinois Hire an African American Basketball Coach?

Yesterday Bruce Weber was fired from his job of the last 9 years of coaching men’s basketball at the University of Illinois. After missing the NCAA postseason tournament the of the five last seasons and losing twelve of the last fifteen regular season games and an embarrasing loss vs the University of Iowa in the... Read more »

The Blues In DePaul Blue Demon Basketball

With the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament coming up, college basketball will be at the sports forefront for the next month. Except here in Illinois, specifically Chicago. Sure Northwestern has a remote chance of making their first ever NCAA postseason appearance and that would be special but there is no clear cut, legit college basketball team... Read more »
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