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Our spring previews are moving on to two teams I think have great potential, and I have no problem telling you why. I also have no problem telling former EIU guard Taylor Jones what of I thought of his team last November. (And how those thoughts changed throughout the year.)
Eastern Illinois has announced the hiring of Rand Chappell as an assistant coach on the Panthers men’s basketball staff. Chappell replaces Bob Sundvold who accepted the head coaching position at NCAA Division II Missouri-St. Louis last week.
There was a time, and it wasn’t all that long ago, that Austin Peay was a feared name in the Ohio Valley Conference. For six straight seasons, the Governors won at least 10-games in the conference, during a span of six straight winning seasons.
It’s only been two years since that streak ended. But it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
The Podcast is back! With our ridiculously early 2013-14 previews beginning next week with Austin Peay, I talk with Luke Thompson, beat writer for the Leaf Chronicle about the outlook for a team that’s fallen on hard times the past two seasons. And OVC Ball co-writer Tom Via joins me as we discuss the NBA combine, which is underway today and tomorrow with two OVC players taking part.
Tennessee State’s active signing season continues to roll on today, as the Tigers have added 6’7″ forward Ugo Celestine, according to Rivals.com writer Dan McDonald. Celestine will be a true freshman for the Tigers in the fall, after playing his prep ball at Greenforest Christian Academy.
Today, I’m going to talk about something that was a hot topic this past season: fouls. Specifically, why fouls should be called even tighter.
Wait, where are you going? I HAVEN’T EVEN SAID WHY YET.
More fouls would make the game more exciting. I’m not kidding. Why are you laughing? No really, guys, it would.
Well, it should. In theory.
There’s been a trend this year in college football: second-string quarterbacks transferring schools to get a chance to start. That trend is continuing.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, former Gophers quarterback Max Shortell has decided to transfer to Jacksonville State. According to the paper, Shortell tweeted his intentions on Thursday.
Morehead State is getting bigger. Today, the Eagles have added 6’10″ post player, DeAndre Leatherwood. The forward is a JUCO transfer from Prince George’s Community College (Md.), and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
We knew Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan would get a combine invite, but he won’t be the only OVC player attending. According to CBS’ Jeff Goodman, TSU standout Robert Covington has gotten a late invite to the event as well.
It truly is a late invite, as the combine is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
Tennessee State has added their third player this spring, Jaylen Reid. Reed, the son of former Charlotte Hornet J.R. Reed, signed his letter of intent Monday, according to Herald Online.
The 6’7″ forward was highly coveted in the OVC, with SEMO and Austin Peay offing scholarships, as well as former Tennessee State head coach John Cooper at Miami (OH).