Patrick Chambers, who last season led Boston University to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002, has been named head coach at Penn State, the school announced in a release this evening.

Ohio State announced that it accepted the resignation of Jim Tressel this morning. Below is the full statement:

The Ohio State University accepts resignation of Coach Tressel
Luke Fickell to serve as interim for 2011-2012

Columbus, OH – The Ohio State University announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of its football program. Luke Fickell will serve as interim head coach for the 2011-2012 football season. Recruitment for a new head coach – which is expected to include external and internal candidates – will not commence until the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season.

“In consultation with the senior leadership of the Board of Trustees, I have been actively reviewing matters attendant to our football program, and I have accepted Coach Tressel’s resignation,” said President E. Gordon Gee. “The University’s enduring public purposes and its tradition of excellence continue to guide our actions.”

Jim Tressel said, “After meeting with University officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach. The appreciation that Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

Athletics Director Gene Smith said, “We look forward to refocusing the football program on doing what we do best – representing this extraordinary University and its values on the field, in the classroom, and in life. We look forward to supporting Luke Fickell in his role as our football coach. We have full confidence in his ability to lead our football program.”

Navy announced today that Ed DeChellis will become its next head basketball coach. DeChellis led the Nittany Lions program for eight seasons. Penn State won the 2009 NIT Championship, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game and into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. Read more at

Penn State athletic director Tim Curley issued the following statement today.

“On behalf of the Penn State and State College communities, I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to Ed DeChellisand his staff for their efforts with the men’s basketball program the past eight years. Ed and his staff built a strong foundation for the program and then were able to see all their tireless efforts result in winning the 2009 NIT Championship and advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship game and the NCAA Tournament this past season.”

“Ed is a person of great integrity who is committed to his student-athletes, and their development in all aspects of life, including academic achievement and giving back to the community. He has made a positive impact on the Penn State and State College communities and will be missed.”

“We will quickly begin a national search for new leadership for the Nittany Lion Basketball program. It will be a comprehensive search focused on finding the best candidate to lead Penn State Basketball into the future.”

Dave Rice will be named head coach at UNLV, according to Andy Katz of ESPN. Rice was a member of UNLV’s national championship team in 1990 and Final Four team in 1991.

He was the associate head coach at BYU.

Other names associated with the position were Reggie Theus, Ernie Kent and Mine Dunlap. Larry Brown reportedly inquired about the job.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun said on today’s Dan Patrick Show, “I plan to come back (for 2011-12 season).”

ESPN reports that Dayton has promoted 32-year old Ryan Miller to head coach, replacing Ga Tech-bound Brian Gregory.