Virginia head coach Tony Bennett never had to stray far from home to get his basketball fix. His father, Dick, served as head coach of numerous programs and coached his son at UW-Green Bay. Bennett draws from shared experiences from his father, just one of the ways that ACC Basketball and New York Life “Keep Good Going”.
No coach in Division I basketball has quite the resume of Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. Taking over in Durham over thirty years ago, he’s built the Blue Devils into a perennial power in one of the nation’s most competitive basketball conferences. Part of “Coach K’s” legacy is his ability to not only adapt to several generations of student-athletes , but to continue to have success in teaching them. Krzyzewski’s timeless nature is just another way that ACC Basketball and New York Life “Keep Good Going”.
The Mountain West is gearing up to reveal the brackets for the upcoming 2015 Mountain West Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, Utah State prepares to bid farewell to a legend this weekend and a San Diego State softball player is honored for her work on, and off the field.
Rick Pitino has enjoyed success at many of his stops throughout a coaching career that started in 1975. Now stationed at Louisville, Rick Pitino talks about the bridge he’s built for former players and assistants that has helped populate one of the most impressive coaching trees in college basketball, just one of the ways that ACC Basketball and New York Life “Keep Good Going”.
From his days on the freshman team at North Carolina, to his long path back to Chapel Hill, Roy Williams has strived to live up to mentors such as the late Dean Smith. Despite ongoing success on the hardwood, Williams also has been successful preparing players for the obstacles that players face following their time on the court, just one of the ways that ACC Basketball and New York Life “Keep Good Going”.
Coaching runs in the blood of NC State head coach Mark Gottfried. Following a playing career at the University of Alabama, Gottfried accepted his first head coaching job in 1995. Since then, Gottfried has spent 18 seasons as bench boss at a Division I program. One of his biggest mentors, John Wooden, embodied the vision of success in collegiate basketball. Gottfried recounts one of Wooden’s coaching secrets within this video, just another instance of how ACC Basketball and New York Life “Keep Good Going”.
The NCAA levied harsh penalties on Syracuse athletics for multiple violations and the university responded with a strong statement. The penalties include a 9-game ACC suspension for Jim Boeheim, the loss of 12 scholarships over four years and vacating wins in which ineligible players participated from 2004-2012. Chancellor Kent Syverud issued a strong statement saying that the University respectfully disagrees with certain findings.
Lexi Eaton’s 30 point effort and last second floater puts #5 BYU over #4 Saint Mary’s in the WCC women’s quarterfinal. The Cougars will continue play on Monday, March 9th in the first semifinal game. This contest was produced by BYU.tv and aired on TheW.tv on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.
The 16th-ranked Duke Blue Devils proved to be too tough for Wake Forest on Friday as the Blue Devils took down the Demon Deacons 77-68 in the quarterfinals of the 2015 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament. Kendall Cooper led Duke with 21 points while the ACC Defensive Player of the Year Elizabeth Williams finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Wake's Dearica Hamby scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, her 19th double-double of the season.
The Arizona Wildcats dominated the Cal Golden Bears on Thursday 99-60. With the win, the Wildcats clinched the Pac-12 title. This is the first Arizona team in 21 years to repeat as conference regular-season champs.