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Penn State not interested in Hall of Famer Larry Brown

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By: Kels Dayton

  • Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is reportedly interested in the Penn State head coaching job, but they don’t want him. What?? We all know that Larry Brown wouldn’t last three years in Happy Valley because he’d be anxious to move anywhere else, but Penn State could do worse than having a few years of a Hall of Fame coach who once won a national championship in college. The Lions need to raise their profile as a basketball school, and luring Brown to campus would be an impressive ¬†coup for a school which just lost its coach to Navy. Said Brown, “I’d be interested in Penn State, but I don’t think there’s much interest from them in me.”

    Hall of Famer Larry Brown says he is "interested" in Penn State, but they aren't interested in him. Huh? (AP Photo)

  • Memphis and Louisville are close to reigniting an old rivalry, with the two schools tentatively agreeing to a home-and-home series beginning next season at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. The teams would then play in Memphis’ Fed Ex Forum in 2012-13. The Tigers have been looking to add another quality opponent to a schedule that includes home games against Tennessee and Xavier and road contests at Miami (Fla.) and Georgetown. Memphis is also participating in a loaded 2011 Maui Invitational field that features Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown, Tennessee and Michigan. The Tigers also announced the recent hiring of former NBA Rookie of the Year and longtime veteran Damon Stoudamire.
  • The NCAA just doesn’t get it when it comes to the NBA Draft deadline. The NCAA’s Board of Directors approved a motion last week to move the early-entry date up to mid-April, which means that players will now likely have less than a week to decide their futures after the NCAA Tournament ends. The reasoning behind this was to allow coaches to sign replacements for early-entrees at the start of the spring signing period. This couldn’t be more misguided. Instead of giving players more time to gather information from NBA teams, participate in workouts, and make an intelligent decision about their future, the NCAA is shoving them out the door to and into the professional basketball wilderness. Expect more players to make misguided decisions to jump to the draft as a result of this new rule.

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