Georgia Tech director of athletics Mike Bobinski announced Friday that Brian Gregory will not be retained as head men’s basketball coach. Gregory served as head coach for five seasons, compiling an overall record of 76-86 (27-61 in the Atlantic Coast Conference). Continue reading
Marcus Paige scored 21 points and North Carolina continued its offensive prowess, moving to the Elite Eight for the 20th time since 1975 with a 101-86 victory over Indiana on Friday night in the East Regional. Continue reading
James Madison women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks interviewed at Virginia Tech on Friday and planned to spend the night in Blacksburg, JMU athletic director Jeff Bourne said Friday. Continue reading
The No. 10 seed Syracuse used a 9-3 run in the final three minutes of the game to defeat the No. 11 seed Gonzaga 63-30 in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals on Friday night at the United Center. The Orange (22-13) advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since the 2013 season. Continue reading
Anthony Gill finished with a season-high 23 points, Mike Tobey came off the bench to score 18, and top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the Midwest Region semifinals on Friday night. Continue reading
Sheldon McClellan scored a game-high 26 points but Miami’s season came to an end Thursday, falling to Villanova, 92-69, in the South Region semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading
Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and Oregon advanced to the brink of its first Final Four in 77 years with an 82-68 victory over defending national champion Duke on Thursday night in the West Region semifinal of the NCAA tournament. Continue reading
James Madison built a three-goal lead in the first half but Virginia outscored the Dukes 7-3 over the final 30 minutes to rally for a 10-9 women’s lacrosse victory on Wednesday night at Klöckner Stadium. Continue reading
The EMU baseball men had a disappointing trip through their mid-week games, dropping their second straight game to ODAC rival Washington and Lee. A couple of errors in the sixth inning allowed the Generals to break open a close game, sending the Royals to an 8-2 loss Wednesday in Harrisonburg. Continue reading
EMU’s baseball men couldn’t cash in on their chances Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 1-0 ODAC decision at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va. The Royals will try to redeem themselves tomorrow when they host the Generals in another single game, set for a 4:00pm start in Harrisonburg.
On a windy day, both pitching staffs did their job by keeping the ball on the ground. As a result, neither team got a runner past second base until the bottom of the fourth, when W&L had their frame ended when a runner tried to steal home with two outs.
The Generals got the lone score in the fifth, opening the frame with a walk and back-to-back singles to bring in the run. Aaron Hooven (Carroll, Va./Carroll County) relieved starter Kyle Armstrong (Greenville, Va./Riverheads) and walked his first batter before leaving the bases loaded.
In the sixth, EMU had runners on first and second with just one away, but a double play ended the threat. A picked off runner cut down what could have been a big inning in the seventh.
Kyle Salladay (Chesapeake, Va./Grassfield) and Patrick Love (Bedford, Va./Staunton River) walked to open the ninth, with both moving into scoring position after a sacrifice bunt. But back-to-back strikeouts snuffed out the late rally attempt.
The Royals had five hits and five walks, but also hit into two double plays and left 10 men on base. Griffin Stanley (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) and Ryan Hedrick (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) each had a pair of singles, and Love walked twice.
Armstrong fell to 2-2, giving up the game’s only run in 4.2 innings. Hooven allowed just three baserunners in 3.1 innings of relief.
W&L starter Kyle Tipping scattered five hits and three walks in 6.2, while Danny Devereux notched his fifth save with 2.1 innings of work. The Generals’ pitching staff earned just three strikeouts, but got them when they needed them to close the day.
The Royals will be trying to copy the 2015 results between the two in Wednesday’s rematch. EMU and Washington and Lee split their meetings last year, with each winning at home.