Seton Hall basketball plays two big games this week, but don’t let this go unnoticed: Angel Delgado is about to enter rarefied air.The senior center needs 24 boards to become the Big East’s all-time rebounding leader. The mark, set by Syracuse great Derrick Coleman, has stood since 1990.Coleman racked up 701 boards in 64 conference games, an average of 11.0. Delgado sits at 678 after 59 contests for an average of 11.5. His rate this season is 12.8.“It goes to the consistency and the effort that he’s played all four years with,” Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said. “He’s been one of the most consistent players I’ve ever seen in college.”Coleman’s record is the second-longest-standing among the Big East’s career compilation lists, behind Patrick Ewing’s 247 blocks for Georgetown from 1981-85. Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell (2007-11) holds league records for 3-pointers made (201) and attempted (593).Delgado … [Read more...] about Seton Hall basketball: With Creighton trip next, Delgado on verge of Big East history
1 of 24 View 24 Items Buy photos Ravell Call, Deseret News Basketball players from Wasatch Academy join in a moment of silence before playing Canyon View High School in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. MT. PLEASANT, Sanpete County — Five decades after attending Wasatch Academy as a student, Dave Huls returned a year ago to be a film instructor for the private boarding school and a videographer for its sports teams. The 1970 alumnus laughs recalling the first time he entered the off-campus gym — a quaint, historic building with plenty of character and stories to tell — where the boys team now plays its home games. “For me to come back here many years later and walk into this gym, it was kind of an odd feeling in the first place,” Huls said from the top row of the bleachers while positioned behind a streaming setup that included a video recorder on a tripod and a MacBook laptop. “This is a lot different from … [Read more...] about The rise of Wasatch Academy: How a small private school in central Utah became a national basketball power
The director of the Girls Basketball Academy at Spooky Nook Sports has been suspended indefinitely, the York Dispatch reports. Kevin Glover, whose LinkedIn page states that he’s led the academy since Oct. 16, has also been suspended from his girls’ basketball head coaching position at Dover Area High School, as well as his role as a behavior specialist at Goodbridge Academy, an alternative school in association with York City School District. The school districts haven’t shared why they’ve disciplined Glover. His assistant coach at Dover — Aignee Nicole Freeland, 23 — also is suspended. She is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting one of her players. A Spooky Nook official said representatives there aren’t aware of what Glover has been accused of, only that an investigation is ongoing. The 34-year-old has not been charged with a crime, according to Northern York County Regional Police. “We’ll re-evaluate once the … [Read more...] about Girls’ basketball program director at Spooky Nook suspended indefinitely
Natalie Butler during a recent game against George Washington. (Pete Marovich for The Washington Post) It’s a 15-minute drive from Natalie Butler’s home to George Mason’s campus, making the school’s basketball facilities as familiar as the living room couch. Butler’s dad has a membership to the RAC, the school’s Recreation and Athletic Complex. She and her younger brother visited the gym dozens and dozens of times together: to work on their shooting and ballhandling, to run quickness and agility drills, to practice post-up moves. (“Someone would get a ‘bow to the face, because we were always going at it,” she said.) The three Butlers — dad, daughter and son, all basketball stars — sometimes played pickup games together on Mason’s campus, because it’s the neighborhood D-I school. After the workouts, there would sometimes be family meals at Brion’s Grille, the longtime standby for Mason fans, … [Read more...] about At end of snakebit college basketball career, home is where the rebounds are
When the Western Hills girls’ basketball job opened up at the end of last season, senior-to-be Montana Muravchick had the perfect candidate in mind: her brother. “She came to me and said, ‘Hey, we want a fun coach and someone who’s gonna push us for the season. Why don’t you apply?’” said Brandon Muravchick, who was a boys’ coach at Elkhorn Middle School. Brandon, 37, hadn’t coached girls since his first time on the sidelines back in 2001, when Buddy Ritchie approached him to coach an intramural team. Brandon was reluctant then — “I’m not coaching no basketball team,” Brandon told Ritchie at the time —– and was reluctant last spring about obliging his sister. He talked it over with his wife and daughters and decided to apply. Brandon in June was named head girls’ basketball coach at Western Hills. It’s been a big adjustment, he said, but having family always in his midst has made the … [Read more...] about Her brother’s never going to miss her basketball games. He’s the head coach.