Posted on: June 21, 2010 1:15 pm

Stokes now working with MAC

Lost amid all the attention on Expansionpalooza 2010 last week was a former college coach getting back into the game.

Ricky Stokes is now a MAC associate commissioner for men's basketball.

"I am very pleased that Ricky has agreed to join the Mid-American Conference," said MAC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher.  "He brings a wealth of experiences as a former student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach and administrator that have helped prepare him for this position.  I look forward to Ricky playing a significant role in managing the strategic direction of the Conference's men's basketball program."

Stokes played at Virginia and coached at Virginia Teach and East Carolina.

He resigned from ECU in 2007.

Stokes will be the MAC's liaison to the men's basketball coaches, oversee the officiating program and game management issues, develop the regular season schedule and facilitate television scheduling issues, manage the men's basketball tournament and participate in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at furthering the men's basketball programs.
Posted on: March 30, 2009 5:33 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2009 5:34 pm

Virginia lures Bennett from Washington State

Tony Bennett has accepted an offer to be Virginia's next coach, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com.

An official announcement is expected soon.

Bennett was 68-30 in three seasons at Washington State.

He's replacing Dave Leitao.

Posted on: March 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2009 3:50 pm

Leitao out at Virginia

NEW YORK -- Virginia fired Dave Leitao on Monday, opening the door for the school to possibly make a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, sources told CBSSports.com.

On the surface, some might question why Capel would leave what he's established at Oklahoma. But the former Duke player has ACC roots and this would get him back to that part of the country. Also, Capel -- who has OU as a No. 2 seed in this NCAA tournament behind All-American Blake Griffin -- began his head coaching career at Virginia Commonwealth, meaning he obviously knows the area and already has recruiting ties in the region.

Leitao made the NCAA tournament just once in four seasons at Virginia.

The Cavaliers finished 11th in the ACC this season.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller.

Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller. Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Posted on: November 11, 2008 5:39 pm

Sidney to visit ... Virginia?

Just when I thought Renardo Sidney's recruitment couldn't get any more bizarre came word Tuesday that the consensus top five national recruit will take an unofficial visit to Virginia this weekend, meaning the Los Angeles product will pay his own way to tour a school on the other side of the country that is picked last in the ACC.

On the surface, it makes little sense.

But whatever.

I love this stuff.

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