Posts Tagged ‘Penn State’

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.

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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 NavySports.com.

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.”

(@CoryGiger) of the Altoona Mirror writes that a Northwestern source told him that Pat Fitzgerald would “absolutely” leave Evanston for Happy Valley to replace Joe Paterno.

Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror writes that Joe Paterno has earned the right to keep his job, but some assistant coaches, including offensive line coaches Dick Anderson and Bill Kenney need to go. Giger writes that Paterno has admitted that his staff is carrying him at this point and if that’s the case, Paterno needs to be surrounded by better assistants.

Temple was once kicked out of the Big East because its football program was so bad.  But Al Golden, the man who led the Owls to respectability, will be a candidate to take a job in the Big East.  Or the ACC. Or the Big 12. Or the Big Ten.  So says the Bleacher Report. Yes, the Owls are 21-30 under Golden, but remember they were 3-31 in the three seasons before his arrival. Remember that Al Golden is 1991 Penn State graduate.