Binghamton's Dempsey Ready to Rebuild

GALLOWAY, N.J. — Nobody would’ve blamed Tommy Dempsey if he said thanks, but no thanks when offered the Binghamton job.

After all, the Bearcats finished 344th out of 344 teams in the RPI last year.

They went 2-29 a year ago under former coach Mark Macon, who compiled a 23-70 record in this three years at the school. To read more of this story, click here

Tommy Dempsey to Binghamton

Former Rider coach Tommy Dempsey has been hired as the new coach at Binghamton, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.

Dempsey, 38, is 119-105 (.531) at Rider since becoming coach before the 2005 postseason.

Dempsey declined comment but is expected to speak later this week.

Binghamton went 2-29 last season, 1-15 in America East. They lost 27 consecutive games and were ranked ranked 344 out of 344 Division I teams in the RPI.

Former Bearcats coach Mark Macon was fired April 30.

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Binghamton Buys Out Broadus for $1.2 Million; NCAA to Study Summer Recruiting

(AP) — Binghamton University has bought out the contract of former men’s basketball coach Kevin Broadus, who guided the team to its first NCAA tournament and then watched the program quickly crumble.

In exchange for his resignation, which takes effect Monday, and withdrawal of all claims and potential future lawsuits, Broadus will receive a $1.2 million settlement. According to interim president C. Peter Magrath, Binghamton University will pay $819,115 and the State University of New York will pay $380,884.

Magrath said the settlement was about $400,000 larger than the amount due on Broadus’s contract to include legal fees. To read more of this story, click here

Bingo's Broadus Placed on Indefinite Leave

Binghamton put men’s basketball coach Kevin Broadus on an indefinite paid leave of absence Wednesday after he was found to have violated NCAA rules last week.
 
FoxSports.com reported that Broadus had spoken with two student-athletes at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep on October 6, one day after the NCAA contact period had ended.
 
This incident was the latest black eye for a Binghamton program in the midst of a national scandal after one player, Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, was caught distributing crack cocaine and five other players, including former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler, were dismissed from the program.
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Broadus Needs His Head Examined

Kevin Broadus needs his head examined.

Immediately.

With his program in the midst of a national scandal after one player, Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, was caught distributing crack cocaine and five other players were dismissed from the program, the Binghamton coach  has gone and gotten himself in trouble.

Again.

Jeff Goodman of Foxsports.com appears to have caught Broadus red-handed speaking with two recruits from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., a day after the contact period ended.

Notre Dame players Michael Glenn and Antoine Myers told Goodman that Broadus spoke to both of them at the school on Tuesday, the first day of the evaluation period. To read more of this story, click here

Bingo AD Resigns Amid Scandal

In the wake of a scandal that rocked the men’s basketball team and drew national attention, Binghamton athletic director Dr. Joel Thirer resigned Wednesday and will be replaced on an interim basis by associate athletic director James Norris.
 
Lois B. DeFleur, president of the University, announced the news on the school’s Web site and also outlined several other steps aimed at addressing the current crisis.
Six basketball players have been kicked off the team in the past week, including point guard Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben, who was arraigned last Thursday on cocaine distribution charges, and former Rutgers guard Corey Chandler, who was dismissed from the Big East program last month. The Bearcats only have seven scholarship players for the upcoming season.

 

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Kyrie Irving, Michael Gilchrist Updates; Daniels to Wagner; Roscoe Smith Sets Officials

I checked in this morning with Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle and he provided the latest news on his star players, Kyrie Irving and Michael Gilchrist.

The 6-foot-2 Irving loved his visit to Duke this past weekend but still plans to take his next scheduled official visit to Texas A&M Oct. 9. After that, Irving is slated to visit Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Seton Hall.

“He’s going to Texas A&M Oct. 9 for sure. After that we’ll take it one-by-one,” Boyle said.

Multiple reports surfaced that Irving is close to committing to Duke and although that may well happen, he apparently hasn’t done so yet.White To read more of this story, click here

Chandler, Four Others Booted From Bingo

Corey Chandler might have set a record for getting kicked out of schools.

Just a few weeks after he was dismissed from Rutgers, Chandler and four other Binghamton players were booted out of that school.

D.J. Rivera, Malik Alvin, Paul Crosby and David Fine were the other players released.  The school’s Website shows the players already removed from the roster.

The Bearcats won the America East last year and made the NCAA Tournament.

“It’s important that everyone who is playing for Binghamton University and for me to be on the same page as to what kind of commitment we expect of our student-athletes, both on and off the court,” Binghamton coach Kevin Broadus said in a statement.

“There’s only one captain steering this ship, and that’s me. If any of the young men in our program don’t respect the decisions that have been made or the rules we have in place, then they need to move on with their lives,” Broadus said. To read more of this story, click here