UPDATE: St. John’s AD Chris Monasch interviewed Hewitt Tuesday night in Atlanta, according to the New York Post. Monasch stopped in Atlanta on his return from the women’s NCAA tournament in Tallahassee, Fla.,
NEW YORK -- Florida coach Billy Donovan seems more focused on trying to land stud recruit Brandon Knight than he is on becoming the next coach at St. John’s.
Despite a published report to the contrary, St. John’s AD Chris Monasch has not contacted Jeremy Foley, his counterpart at Florida, for permission to speak with Donovan, a St. John’s spokesman said.
“I am very happy here, and we have a very good team coming back next season,” Donovan told Lenn Robbins of the Post in a text message. “St. John’s has a great tradition, and I have great respect for that program.”
Knicks center David Lee, a former Florida star, also said he thought it was unlikely Donovan would replace Norm Roberts, who was fired late Thursday after six seasons at the Queens school. To read more of this story, click here
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. – Dontae Johnson doesn’t keep a calendar or a daily planner with him, but with all the events he’s involved with at the Pennington (N.J.) School, you would think he should.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound senior, is a captain on both the football and basketball teams. As a safety, he holds more than a dozen Division I scholarship offers in football and said he has narrowed his list to Stanford, NC State, Maryland, UConn and North Carolina.
He will also serve as a hall proctor for the second year in a row, and this year he opted to join the Peer Leadership Program. Oh, and he maintains a 3.7 grade point average, too.
I got a chance to speak with new Big East Commissioner John Marinatto last week at Big East Football Media Day. Here are his thoughts on a few topics:
**ON THE NEED TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN FOOTBALL
“It would be nice. It would certainly be nice if we won a national championship. I think every conference would love to do that.”
**ON POSSIBLY ADDING A 9TH TEAM FOR FOOTBALL
“We talk about it and we recognize the fact that we’d love to have a balanced schedule and the way to do that obviously is to add a ninth football member. But we don’t want to solve one problem and possibly create another, because now you’re dividing revenues nine ways…If To read more of this story, click here
So much for Rutgers playing an undefeated Ball State squad in the Motor City Bowl. Dec. 26.
Turner Gill’s Buffalo team hammered previously unbeaten Ball State, 42-24, in the MAC championship game Friday night in Detroit. Somewhere David Letterman is not laughing.
Ken Hoffman, Executive Director of the MOtor City and International Bowls, had said Thursday that a matchup between an unbeaten Ball State, No. 12 in the BCS standings, and a Rutgers team on a six-game winning streak would be appealing in Detroit.
NEW YORK (AP) – Oklahoma was ahead of Texas in the BCS standings Sunday and headed to the Big 12 championship game with an inside track to the national title.
A three-way tie between Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech atop the Big 12 South standings forced the league to use its fifth tiebreaker, best BCS rating, to determine which team will play Missouri on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach gave some pearls of wisdom to an underclassman on where to take a girl on a first date in Lubbock. Among his gems: take her to a steakhouse so she doesn’t eat salad; coffeehouses with “bizarre-looking characters going in and out” make for good conversation; and, if it’s a HUGE night, you can wind it up “trading computer schemes.”