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Athlon Sports Interview: Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl

posted on April 18, 2014
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game in January.Auburn basketball made the biggest splash, so far, in the 2014 coaching carousel by hiring Bruce Pearl after his three-year exile from college sports. The former Tennessee coach brings to Auburn what it has lacked for a decade in college basketball...
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Potential candidates to replace Cuonzo Martin at Tennessee

posted on April 15, 2014
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Bruce Pearl, now the head coach at Auburn, is the only men’s coach since 1989 to last more than five seasons.Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will have his work cut out for him on a number of fronts. The departure...
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Grading College Basketball's First-Year Coaches in 2013-14

posted on April 14, 2014
When UCLA and Stephen F. Austin met in the Sweet 16, the game represented two of the success stories for first-year coaches.UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose hire received lukewarm reviews, advanced the Bruins to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six years. Meanwhile, Stephen F. Austin’s Brad Underwood became one of the top first-year coaches in NCAA history by going 32-3.Those two coaches were in the minority, though. Of the 42 new coaches on the job in Division...
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Winners and losers from the 2014 NCAA Tournament

posted on April 10, 2014
The NCAA Tournament ended with one winner and 67 losers in the bracket, but not all of those results are created equal.Kansas’ loss in the round of 32 isn’t exactly the same as Mercer’s, for example.The true winner, in both the men’s and women’s tournament, was the school in Storrs, even though both programs took different paths to get there. UConn cemented itself as one of the most unlikely national champions, Kevin Ollie as a star in the coaching world and Shabazz...
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