President Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.
The 6-foot-10, 245-pound Stone, from Milwaukee, made a commitment to Maryland last month, choosing the Terrapins over Wisconsin and UConn, among others.
Virginia found out during a portion of last season what life without Anderson was like before his late return. It will spend next season adjusting to his departure.
The announcement came three days after Okafor led Duke (35-4) to its fifth national championship, a 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in Indianapolis on Monday night.
Cauley-Stein, twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison and freshman forwards Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles all said they will turn pro. Center Dakari Johnson and shooting guard Devin Booker are also leaving.
The dynamic 6-foot-9 forward considered leaving for the NBA but has decided to return to the Terrapins next year, further fueling their lofty expectations.
The White House said Obama telephoned UConn coach Geno Auriemma on Wednesday. He placed a called to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski on Tuesday.
Wade, introduced as VCU’s coach on Wednesday, was the first assistant Shaka Smart hired six years ago. He spent four years there before taking over at Chattanooga and installing his own brand of the signature defense.
We readily acknowledge greatness on the most well-lit stages. Only the incredibly dim-witted and thickheaded wouldn’t consider Auriemma among the coaching profession’s best and brightest.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points as UConn beat Notre Dame, 63-53, on Tuesday night, giving the Huskies their third consecutive NCAA women’s basketball championship.
The 32-year-old Wade was the first assistant Smart hired six years ago. He spent the past two seasons as the head coach at Chattanooga, where he went 40-25.
Reggie Owens, a football player for South Carolina State University, is being hailed a hero after he rushed to the aid of three injured children upon witnessing a horrific DUI crash.