Posts Tagged ‘Big East’

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

ESPN reports that Providence fired coach Keno Davis after a 46-50 record, including 18-36 in Big East in 3 years.

Ben Kercheval of writes that Bill Stewart’s honeymoon is coming to an end at West Virginia.

The Associated Press reports that NCAA investigators met with UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun, athletic director Jeff Hathaway and President Philip Austin on Friday in Indianapolis. The session began at 8:30 a.m. and lasted into the early evening. The issue at hand is the acknowledged violations stemming from the recruitment of former player Nate Miles.

UConn has self-imposed some penalties, but the NCAA reserves the right to levy additional sanctions. A decision from the NCAA is not expected for several months

A story on the Oklahoman website writes that since an encouraging overtime loss in the opener to Utah, the Pitt Panthers have seemed to be a mediocre Big East team. The article, with no byline, says a loss today, “and Pitt seems headed for a lackluster finish in a league that should be ripe for any quality team. Wannstedt would return to disfavor with Panther fans.”

Gene Keady

Andy Katz of reports that Gene Keady will join Steve Lavin’s staff at St. John’s. Keady, 74, will serve as the executive assistant or advisor to Lavin.

Keady, the long-time head coach at Purdue, has served as an studio analyst for the Big Ten Network for the past four years. His last coaching gig was as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. Keady stepped down from Purdue in 2005 after 25 seasons as the head man at Purdue. He won 512 games with the Boilermakers, took his team to 17 NCAA Tournaments and won 6 Big Ten titles.

At St. John’s, Keady will observe practices, be in coaching staff meetings and assist with practice planning. St. John’s is expected to officially make the announcement on Friday.


Matt Shetler of Bleacher Report writes, “This team has too much talent to be 2-3. Teams often take on the personality of their head coach and in this case the Panthers are a conservative, unprepared team that is afraid to make mistakes. Is Wannstedt on the hot seat? If not, I have to ask why not?”