Martin replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He also was previously the coach at Missouri State.
Guard Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to the men’s NCAA Championship Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54. Before a packed house and a national TV audience, Napier took the mic during the emotional post-game celebration.
The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.
The expected sanctions for the Spartans stem from the team’s Academic Progress Rate last year, and will include a ban from postseason play.
Maggie Lucas buried her face in a towel on the bench as her day, her NCAA tournament and college career came to a disappointing end. Stanford’s swarming defense simply shut down the Big Ten’s best player.
Cal coach Mike Montgomery is scheduled to meet with athletic director Sandy Barbour on Monday to let her know whether he plans to retire.
The star of the incessant State Farm “Discount Double Check” ad campaign may need to do an alma mater double check. Former Cal standout and Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers was captured on camera celebrating with the Wisconsin Badgers Thursday after the team advanced to the NCAA elite eight.
Neither 10th seeded Stanford nor 11th seeded Dayton were considered elite when the NCAA Tournament brackets were released. But one of those teams will continue ride another victory Thursday into the Elite Eight, just one victory away from the Final Four.
The decision could lead to big changes in the college athletics business, worth billions of dollars.
Stanford’s victory over Kansas and Mercer’s win over Duke were two of the NCAA Tournament upsets over big name basketball programs.