Illinois loses key member of 2014-2015 team
John Groce and his 2014 – 2015 Fighting Illini of Illinois took a huge blow this week when they found out guard Tracy Abrams would miss the entire season due to a torn ACL in his right knee. The ACL tear was sustained during preseason drills. Last season, Abrams scored 10.7 points per game. The guard also dished out 3.2 assists per game. Ahmad Starks, who transferred from Oregon State will likely fill the point guard for the Illini, who are looking to win 20+ games for the third straight season. The University and continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Marcus Mariota dropped back and threw a
5-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against Wyoming on Saturday.
It was a rather innocuous play on the surface, especially for Oregon. It was
just one of eight the quarterback has thrown this season and one of 71 thrown
across his three-year career.
The touchdown itself was the sixth of seven for the Ducks against the Cowboys
and their 22nd overall this season.
So what made the play more than just a run-of-the-mill score during a 48-14
rout? The person who was on the other end of continue
Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams will
miss the 2014-15 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his
right knee, the school announced on Thursday.
Abrams suffered the injury during preseason skill workouts, and surgery date
has been set. He will redshirt this season and will return to play in his
final year of eligibility in 2015-16.
“Tracy worked hard in the offseason to put himself in great position heading
into his senior year, so he’s obviously continue
New Mexico gives head coach an extension
The New Mexico Lobo’s agreed to a new six year, $5.7 million contract with their head coach Craig Neal. Neal led New Mexico into the NCAA tournament during the 2013-2014 season. Neal took over for Steve Alford, who left to take the head job at UCLA. In March, Neal and the school agreed to an extension, but another one came up this week, takes him through the 2020 season. The Lobo’s were 27-7 a season ago. Neal says: “This means alot to me and our program. I’ve received tremendous support from our administration, continue
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Job security is not a luxury afforded
to many who enter the realm of college coaching. Aside from a handful of head
coaches, such as Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, every year
could very well be the last for a head coach.
A losing record isn’t always the culprit as persistent mediocrity or falling
short of elevated expectations at a historical powerhouse also can lead a coach
to the unemployment line.
Surprisingly enough, Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy was a coach considered
to be in that danger zone. However, he was given continue