Of the several college basketball rule changes that will be introduced for the upcoming season, none received more attention than reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. But most Big 12 men’s coaches don’t think you’ll notice.
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Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard confirmed Monday that Murray State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm will replace Fred Hoiberg, who left last week after five seasons to take over the Chicago Bulls.
Fred Hoiberg, who has led the Iowa State Cyclones for the past five seasons, is expected to be announced as the Bulls’ coach on Tuesday. It will be the second time the Bulls have turned to Iowa State for a head coach.
Fred Hoiberg’s ties to Iowa State run deep, but the chance to coach in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls may prove to be be too enticing. A Hoiberg departure, which media outlets in Iowa and Chicago report is all but done, would reverberate throughout the Big 12 Conference.
The Big 12 conference announced future championship sites in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and wrestling on Thursday at its annual spring meetings in Irving, Texas, and the Sprint Center will remain the site of the men’s hoops event through 2020.
The Kansas City Sports Commission has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon in the wake of the announcement of future Big 12 championships at the conference spring meetings in Irving, Texas.
Add another player to the list of summer injury casualties for Kansas basketball. Freshman forward Carlton Bragg suffered a broken nose during practice at the World University Games in South Korea, KU coach Bill Self announced late Tuesday night.
After drastic conference realignment across the nation in recent years, the Big 12 scrapped its football title game. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder would like to see it come back, as it could benefit his team, he said.
North Carolina transfer Jessica Washington, a former McDonald’s All-American guard from Tulsa, Okla., will join the KU women’s basketball program, Kansas women’s coach Brandon Schneider announced Tuesday.