Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 9:20 pm
By Gary Parrish
Imagine how tough it is to have one parent diagnosed with cancer.
Now imagine having two.
That's the position Baylor coach Scott Drew and Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew are in now that their father (Homer Drew) and mother (Janet Drew) have both been diagnosed with cancer. The news broke when former Valpo guard Brandon Wood tweeted about it Tuesday. Scott Drew then confirmed the news via text message to CBSSports.com. The types of cancers Homer and Janet Drew have remain unclear, but a source close to the family said Homer Drew's was "caught early." That's a bright spot in a bad story.
Homer Drew coached Valpo for 22 seasons.
He retired in May.
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:00 am
Edited on: September 9, 2011 10:04 am
By Gary Parrish
Archie Goodwin is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2012 (and, you might remember, the player former Arkansas coach John Pelphrey was once photographed with in violation of NCAA rules). The 6-foot-4 wing from Arkansas has narrowed his list of potential schools to Arkansas, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky and Memphis. But what I found most interesting is why Goodwin said he eliminated certain schools.
He talked to Evan Demirel about it recently.
I can appreciate Goodwin's candor.
Why not Texas?
“I did away with Texas simply because I didn’t feel like my relationship was strong enough with Coach [Rick] Barnes. I can see myself playing for Texas but I didn’t feel comfortable with him as my coach.”And Missouri?
“I talked to the assistant coaches all the time. Coach Tim Fuller is one of the coolest assistant coaches I’ve ever known, but as far as the head coach, I really didn’t know his name. I couldn’t tell you the head coach’s name. He talked to me on the phone, but Tim was the one that mostly called.”And Baylor?
“Coach Scott Drew is a great guy. I love Coach Drew. They were one of the first schools that were recruiting me. But I didn’t like that they were an adidas team, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t go to Kansas because Kansas is a great team. I can look over the adidas thing – I own some adidas stuff. I didn’t like their colors, either. I don’t like green and gold. That’s ugly …. When you got ugly colors like that, you gotta be Nike. …. Baylor has some ugly shoes, too."(Note to Archie: Missouri's coach is Frank Haith. He used to be at Miami and worked for -- guess who? -- Rick Barnes at Texas before that.)
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:04 am
Edited on: August 18, 2011 10:29 am
By Gary Parrish
The basketball was good.
The team-bonding experiences were better.
But the best part of Baylor's trip to Canada was ... the weather.
"It's been so hot in Waco," said Baylor coach Scott Drew. "It was nice walking around outside."
The Bears traveled to Toronto for a four-game foreign trip.
They went 3-1.
Drew returned home this week and shared his thoughts with CBSSports.com.
What Drew learned: "I learned we have a lot of options this year. You're always going to have some injuries and illnesses and things, so you want to have some depth and options."
What or who impressed Drew: "Every game somebody else stepped up. Brady Heslip had a couple of games of more than 20 points. Perry [Jones] improved every game that he played. You could go up and down the roster and say one game it was this guy, one game it was that guy. So, again, I like that we have options."
What concerned Drew: "We turned it over too much. We weren't very good at taking care of the ball last year, and we aren't right now either."----- NOTES -----
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:36 am
Edited on: July 27, 2011 10:49 am
By Jeff Goodman