Michigan Keeps Rolling Along

Someone call Hollywood. The Michigan story keeps getting better, as the No. 7 Wolverines are off to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years after knocking off No. 2 Louisville, 73-69, on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals were the team that beat Michigan in 2013 title game. Michigan finished the regular season on…

via Tourney recap: No. 7 Michigan upsets No. 2 Louisville, 73-69 — Big Ten Network

Illinois Coaching Search May Be Short

Today, March 11, Illinois Men’s basketball coach, John Groce was fired. A replacement for Groce will likely be announced in the next two weeks. Josh Whitman, the Illinois athletic director, is not someone who wastes time making hiring decisions. He’ll look for a good coach that he likes and go out and get him. Most of the coaches on everybody’s lists are head coaches whose teams will be selected for this year’s NCAA Tournament tomorrow. And Whitman will be unable to speak with any of them until their tournament run ends. However, 52 of the 68 teams chosen on Selection Sunday will end their seasons by next Sunday, so most of the coaches will be able to talk to Whitman by then. Then again, Whitman may not go after a head coach. A  well established assistant coach is a possibility. And I’m sure a coach with connections to Chicago area high schools would be preferable. I also think that the choice will be impressive, like Whitman’s choice of Lovie Smith as football coach was a year ago. In any case, I fully expect the new Illinois basketball coach to be hired in less than two weeks.

New Lethbridge-Stewart Books are Announced

Candy Jar Books is pleased to announce the latest titles in its Lethbridge-Stewart range of novels are now available for pre-order! Series four features Night of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen, released in May; The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen, released in June; and The Dreamer’s Lament by Benjamin Buford-Jones released in July. Head […]

via Series Four Available for Pre-order — Lethbridge-Stewart News Page