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Jamie Dixon hired Mike Rice as an assistant at Pittsburgh in 2006, drawn by Rice's passion and ability to get into the living room of a prized recruit and close the deal.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he's unsure whether sophomore P.J. Hairston will play at No. 1 Indiana on Tuesday night after suffering an injury to his left knee in practice.
Rick Barnes hadn't even seen Kevin Durant play when Texas offered the high school sophomore a scholarship. The offer actually came from an excited assistant coach.
Khem Birch isn't big on going with the flow.
Coach Pat Summitt will receive the Maggie Dixon Courage award when she brings her Tennessee Lady Vols to the sixth annual Classic that honors the former Army coach.
Pittsburgh football coach Todd Graham felt the Panthers were the best team in the Big East when he took over in January.
One ACC icon provided candid answers about Maryland, a school he knew so well. Another insisted his protege would be wise to make a career move.
Kevin Anderson, Maryland's rookie athletic director, does things differently, you have to admit. In January, he hired a football coach from a basketball school (Randy Edsall, formerly of Connecticut), and Monday he hired a basketball coach from a football school (Mark Turgeon, late of Texas A&M).
Pitt junior guard Ashton Gibbs will withdraw his name from NBA draft consideration, and return to coach Jamie Dixon's program.
Sophomore forward J.J. Richardson has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer out of coach Jamie Dixon's Pittsburgh program.
Another tremendous regular season, another failed postseason for Pitt coach Jamie Dixon and the Panthers.
By any measure, this is the Golden Age of Pittsburgh basketball. In the last decade, the Panthers have had nine 25-win seasons, gotten to the Sweet 16 five times and become an elite member of an elite conference, the Big East.
As the No. 1 seed, Pittsburgh is the better team.
March Madness is bigger this year. Better? Most of the Big East Conference thinks so. Colorado, Virginia Tech, St. Mary's and a few others would surely disagree.
"Mike's a good friend," Dixon said. "He's a good person."
"I think the people know him here, they know he's a good person," Dixon said Wednesday, hours after Rice was fired. "He's acknowledged he's made some mistakes."