The dynamics of Illinois and Indiana's basketball programs are different, but the desires of their fan bases as new coaches take over are similar: Get the program back to some version of what it used to be.
Ten days after his dismissal and the day after his replacement, Archie Miller, was announced, Tom Crean was back at Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon. The former Indiana men’s basketball coach attended Indiana’s WNIT game vs. Villanova. Check out Crean at the top of this post and in the tweet below. 1st Class! Look who at @IndianaWBB NIT game today pic.twitter.com/L3PcSpWuOa — BuffaLouie's (@BuffaLouies) March 26, 2017 Teri Moren on Tom Crean's appearance: "I'm not surprised by that. He's a friend of ours and great supporter of ours. That's Tom Crean." — Jeremy Price (@JPPrice) March 26, 2017
For an unprecedented 30th time, the Ohio State synchronized swimming team won the US Collegiate National Championship on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
When the end of the season arrived, the Minnesota Gophers were worn out. They could hardly be faulted for their fatigue. Executing this turnaround was going to require a lot of work.
It's official: Indiana has its new coach. Dayton's Archie Miller has been hired to replace Tom Crean, the school announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ walked quietly down the middle of the court, arm in arm, away from Florida's celebration of a last-second victory. This NCAA Tournament loss is going to sting for a while for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Wisconsin's Zak Showalter capped an unbelievable late comeback by No. 8 seed Wisconsin, but No. 4 seed Florida responded in overtime with an equally thrilling buzzer-beater to eliminate the Badgers.
Illinois fell behind big early at UCF in Wednesday night's NIT quarterfinal and couldn't complete a late-game comeback against the Knights despite 29 points from senior Malcolm Hill. The Illini finished the season with a 20-15 overall record.
Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man's fiery demeanor makes a little more sense. It's Kevin Garnett, and now Wagner is providing his own emotional leadership to Michigan's Sweet 16 team.
Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward's reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters.