Wayne Brent was named as the seventh head coach of the Jackson State Tigers on Monday during a press conference at the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame.
After welcoming Brent to JSU, Director of Athletics Dr. Vivian L. Fuller presented him with a jacket and shirt bearing the university's logo. Brent thanked God, his family and the university administration before laying out his plans for JSU.
"There are certain goals that I have set for this program. I want to give guys a chance to dream," Brent said during Monday's news conference, adding that he'd like the team to reach the NCAA Tournament in the next few years.
There was a sea of green in a den of blue in FedExForum on Saturday night. The Boston Celtics were in town to face the Memphis Grizzlies in front of a sold-out crowd. Celtics fans traveled from nearby cities to see their still-favored Eastern conference team.
But neither the Celtics nor their fans could hold off the Memphis Grizzlies, who won the game 110-106 without All-Star Marc Gasol. The seven-foot center re-aggravated an abdominal tear the night before when Grizzlies fell to the New Orleans Hornets on the road. The injury was originally sustained on March 6 when they faced the Portland Trailblazers.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said his game plan going without Gasol was to be quick and share the ball.
The University of Louisville heads into the NCAA tournament at the top of the rankings in more ways than one. It's the college basketball king of revenue and profits.
The school, which also has the No. 1 ranking in the March Madness tournament, earned a profit of $26.9 million from its men's basketball program last year, according to figures that schools have to file with the Department of Education and analyzed by CNNMoney. That's about 60 percent more than the $16.9 million profit at the University of North Carolina, whose men's hoops team had the second largest profit.
Louisville turned that profit on revenue of $42.4 million. Syracuse came in second with $25.9 million in revenue.
Once upon a time, two young NBA teams formed a rivalry. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder were under the radar for quite some time.
But in the emergence of a new age in the Western Conference they were on the rise, fighting for top-shelf spots. The NBA world watched as the two teams started to seriously rumble with the well-known teams. Then came the 2011 playoff battle that spilled into a Game Seven, with the Grizzlies sent home in the second round.
Memphis and OKC faced each other once again in FedExForum on Wednesday. No it wasn't the playoffs, but it was a high-profile game with playoff-like intensity. This time around, the Grizzlies defeated the Thunder in overtime, 90-89, with starting guard Mike Conley leading the way.
So, the cat's out of the bag.
Golfing great Tiger Woods confirmed a very loosely kept secret Monday: that he and six-time reigning World Cup downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn are an item.
On his Facebook page, Woods wrote: "This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."