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Monday, April 23, 2007

MU hoops to open 2007-2008 at Seton Hall new arena?

This is not official...but it's what I'm hearing ..that MU may face the Pirates in SHU's first game at the new arena in Newark.

That would be the season-opener for MU which would then head for the Paradise Jam to take on Notre Dame or Ga. Tech in the first game in the Virgin Islands.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like we jumped the gun a bit last week with our report that Monmouth had landed a commitment from 6-foot-9 former Irvington star Jermaine Smith. The big man the Hawks did get was 6-foot-7 George Barbour from Torrance High School in California. Monmouth had offers out to both big men, and while Smith did want to attend the West Long Branch school, it looks like Barbour beat him to the punch.
Barbour was a Top 40 Junior All Star at the Full Court Press Spring Showcase and attended the Pangos All American Camp.

Reports are that he is a good athlete, with a good wing span who can play both forward positions.

10:58 AM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous gym rat said...

Robert Morris will name Pittsburgh assistant Mike Rice as its next men's basketball coach, multiple sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday. A news conference is scheduled for Thursday.

Rice will replace Mark Schmidt, who left the Northeast Conference school to be the new head coach at St. Bonaventure. Robert Morris also interviewed Baylor assistant Matt Driscoll, Rhode Island assistant Kevin Clark and former Kentucky assistant Scott Rigot.

Rice spent one season as an assistant under Jamie Dixon at Pittsburgh. Before then, he was an assistant to Phil Martelli at Saint Joseph's.

The Colonials finished 17-11 overall last season and 9-9 in the NEC

8:33 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous gym rat said...

Looks like the NEC AD's are out in the market for Coaches from winning programs...Now three X astn coaches from the big east,Conn,Seton Hall,Pitt...Let see what happens over the summer,Tony so far I am three for three...The change at princeton which you killed me on after I called it post the Penn game and where the two new NEC coaches were comming from ie BIG EAST and their teams...So you herd it hear first it will be a strange summer for the MU program...

8:41 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rice's widespread collegiate coaching experience includes stints at Fordham (1991-94), Marquette (1994-97), Niagara (1997-98), Chicago State (1998-2001) and Saint Joseph's (2004-06). In two years at Saint Joseph's, Rice helped guide the Hawks to a 43-26 record (.623 winning percentage) and a pair of NIT bids. The 2004-05 squad finished 24-12 and advanced to the 2004-05 NIT final. His primary responsibility included working with the Hawks' post players. As an assistant coach at Marquette, Rice helped lead the Golden Eagles to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in both 1996 and 1997. In addition, Marquette claimed the 1997 Conference USA Tournament championship and finished as the NIT runner-up in 1995. His one season at Niagara saw his squad place third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Prior to joining the Saint Joseph's staff in 2004, Rice spent three years as director of the Hoop Group Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp. He oversaw all camp activities while recruiting student-athletes for participation in the camps and developed the prestigious Eastern Invitational Team Camp, which grew from 12 teams to 64 over a three-year period.

A three-year starter at Fordham from 1988-91, Rice led the Rams to three 20-win seasons. As a senior in 1991, Rice served as team captain for a squad that earned a postseason appearance in the NIT. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Fordham in 1991 and began his coaching career there as an assistant. In 1992, the Rams captured the Patriot League tournament title and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

8:50 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous jason krayl said...

Tony, I read your article on Coach Wiz retiring today in the APP. What a sad day to see such an unreal coach go. You do make a glaring omission with notable Colt players! Haha just kidding, very good article. He was an excelllent excellent coach, and an even better guy. I am forever indebted to the many life lessons I learned from Ed Wicelinski. He really is a class guy.

8:58 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous speed dial said...

Calloway would be a great coach to replace Wicelinski..Any chance he would take the job if offered ?

9:00 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To Rat...


While you did say after the Penn game Scott was out..I believe you also said it was announced or had happened that night..you must have high connections s or a very good crystal ball.. because it was not ""announced" etc. until a month or so later...

and why is this a "strange" summer for MU??..not sure I follow you there..

9:56 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re Rice....are you his press agent??


Nice credentials..we'll see what they mean..

9:58 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Jason..who did I leave out?? (kidding, kidding)....

9:59 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To speed dial - you are by far the most qualified for the job.

How were you overlooked by Robert Morris??

10:01 PM, April 25, 2007  
Anonymous gym rat said...

Tony, Yes I am VERY qualified for the job ,but to old now and have been there and done that as they say.Then Joe Scott call and the two new Coaches were easy for me.I have been a GYM RAT a long time and still BS with a lot of guys about the game... Your best source of information sometime comes from the players...See you in the gym next time I will ask for a slice of cheese

1:29 PM, April 26, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I think you may rate two slices! Actually....Speed Dial probably thinks he's more qualified than you.

2:36 PM, April 26, 2007  

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