RALEIGH, N.C -- Former North Carolina State basketball star Lorenzo
Charles, the muscular forward whose last-second dunk gave the underdog Wolfpack
the 1983 national collegiate championship, was killed Monday when a bus he was
driving crashed, a company official said Monday.
Elite Coach general manager Brad Jackson said Charles, 47, worked for the
company and was driving one of its buses on Interstate 40.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said no passengers were aboard.
Charles secured his spot in N.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A former captain of the Providence College basketball team faces
felony drug charges for alleged running a large-scale marijuana growing
operation, police said.
Police searched three Providence, R.I., apartment buildings owned by
Corey Wright, 37, and seized 85 grams of marijuana and $37,000 in cash
from one of the properties where Wright was living on the first floor,
The Providence Journal reported Tuesday.
At his arraignment Wright's defense lawyer argued Wright should be
released on bail because he is a patient in the state's medical
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina radio play-by-play announcer
Woody Durham said the time is right for him to retire after 40 years of
calling some of the biggest sports moments in school history.
held a news conference Wednesday to discuss his retirement, which is
effective at the end of June. Durham, who turns 70 in August, said he
has no health problems and that he decided in December that the 2010-11
season would be his last.
Durham said he felt the quality of his
broadcast presentations had begun to sag in the past year or so,
prompting him to decide he wanted to call it a career on his own terms.
MEMPHIS -- Former Memphis basketball coach Larry Finch died this weekend at the age of 60 following a long period of ill health.
Finch spent 11 seasons as head coach of the Tigers and was considered an icon of the Memphis basketball program, the Memphis (Tenn.) Appeal said Sunday.
Finch succumbed to pneumonia Saturday at Saint Francis Hospital. He had suffered a series of strokes over the past 10 years.
"It is sort of a relief that he can rest now," said his widow, Vickie.
Regional semifinals (All times ET)
Thursday, March 24
At New Orleans
(3) Brigham Young vs. (2) Florida, 7:27 p.m.
(8) Butler vs. (4) Wisconsin, 9:57 p.m.
At Anaheim, Calif.
(3) Connecticut vs. (2) San Diego State, 7:15 p.m.
(5) Arizona vs. (1) Duke, 9:45 p.m.
Friday, March 25
At Newark, N.J.
(11) Marquette vs. (2) North Carolina, 7:15 p.m.
(1) Ohio State vs. (4) Kentucky, 9:45 p.m.
At San Antonio
(12) Richmond vs. (1) Kansas, 7:27 p.m.
(11) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (7) Florida State, 9:57 p.m.
By Grant Hill
“The Fab Five,” an ESPN film about the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993, was broadcast for the first time Sunday night. In the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, reflected on Rose’s comments.
I am a fan, friend and longtime competitor of the Fab Five.
The 2011 NCAA Tournament field is set. And now so are
of March Madness. Get ready to watch more truTV than you've watched in a really long time.
Times for Third Round games will be announced after the conclusion of
each day’s games. And remember, fans will also be able to access the
games through NCAA March Madness on Demand.
FIRST ROUND GAMES
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
6:40, truTV, Dayton -- UNC Asheville vs. UALR (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg/Steve Kerr)
ATLANTA -- Georgia coach Paul Hewitt, who took the Yellow Jackets
to the Final Four in 2004, was fired Saturday after his fourth losing season in
the last six years.
Athletic director Dan Radakovich said a national search for a replacement
would begin immediately, adding that Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson agreed
“this decision is in the best interest of Georgia Tech.”
“I am very appreciative of Paul Hewitt’s dedication to Georgia Tech for the
last 11 years,” Radakovich said. “Paul is an outstanding person who has made a
positive impact on so many of our student-athletes.