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September 17, 2009

OSU Locks Up Ford Through 2019

Travis Ford has signed a four-year extension with Oklahoma State to coach the men's basketball team through 2019. Ford went 23-12 last season.sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=4465571&campaign=rss&source=NCBHeadlines OSU Locks Up Ford Through 2019...

September 17, 2009

Patterson-Five-Time State Winner Resigns

Faith Johnson Patterson had been coaching the North High (Minneapolis, Minn.) for the last 14 years. She led the team to five state titles and four second-place finishes. And, last season she finished runner-up in state again with four eighth-graders...

September 17, 2009

Pitino “Brand” May Suffer

After carefully calculating his image and "brand" during his coaching career, Rick Pitino now is watching his public persona take a hit. The Associated Press takes a look at how Pitino's indiscretions are going to affect his career as a motivational ...

September 17, 2009

Pitino Extortion Case Takes Turn

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino has been battling an extortion case recently with a woman whom, he claims, asked for cars and cash from the coach. Now, Pitino has revealed, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, that he engaged in...

September 17, 2009

Pitino Holds Tense Press Conference

Wanting to get his side of the story to the media and the public, Rick Pitino held a press conference yesterday. He scolded the media and informed the public to wait for all the facts of the case to come out in court.www.usatoday.com/sports/college/m...

September 17, 2009

Popular UNC-Asheville Player To Return As Coach?

Kenny George, the 7-foot-9 center who helped lead UNC-Asheville to a school-best 23-10 record in 2007-08, may return to the school as a student and a volunteer assistant coach. George's playing career was cut short when he contracted MRSA, a resistan...

September 17, 2009

Profile Piece On Former Nevada Coach Sonny Allen

The Reno Gazette-Journal features an interesting profile piece on basketball lifer, and former University of Nevada head basketball coach, Sonny Allen. It also includes some advice for first-year coaches from other former Nevada coaches.http://www.rg...

September 17, 2009

Queensborough CC (N.Y.) Coach Dies

Billy Atkinson, who was about to enter his 16th season as a coach with Queensborough Community College (N.Y.), has died at the age of 63. Atkinson was the interim men's coach.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/basketball/ncaa/wires/08/19/2060.ap.bkc.obit...