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Manning to leave Kansas to become head coach at Tulsa

 

Danny Manning (courtesy of Kansas athletics)

Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self, not only lost the national championship game to the Kentucky Wildcats, but he is losing two of his top assistant coaches as well.

First, director of basketball operations Barry Hinson announced that he had taken the job at Southern Illinois.

And now, its long-time assistant Danny Manning will become the new head coach at Tulsa.

Manning, who played for the Jayhawks from 1984-88, was a smooth-shooting inside-outside player who at 6’10, 230-pounds, scored 2,951 career points and is the Lawrence, Kansas school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Self, earlier in his career, was the head coach at Tulsa.

The 45-year-old Manning played in the NBA with the LA Clippers, Atlanta, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Utah, Dallas and Detroit.

 

Info compiled from Kansas athletics, Tulsa & NBA news

Former OSU star Mullens gets traded to Charlotte Bobcats

 

Byron Mullens (NBA photo)

Former Ohio State center Byron Mullens may have received the break he’s been waiting for; a trade.

The Charlotte Bobcats acquired the 22-year-old native of Canal Winchester, Ohio from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a 2013 second-round draft choice.

The Bobcats hope he can pickup the void left by the loss of Kwame Brown, who left to sign with Golden State Warriors.

The 7-foot, 275-pound Mullens had an up-and-down player with the Thunder. He could not crack the regular or backup rotation playing behind Kendrick Perkins, Nazr Mohammed and Cole Aldrich and spent time in the NBA Developmental League with Tulsa more than in Oklahoma City.

He only played in 26 games the last two seasons.

Info compiled from Oklahoma City Thunder & Charlotte Bobcats news

 

OSU tennis stars Buchanan, Rola win national indoor title

 

Chase Buchanan

The Ohio State men’s doubles team, Chase Buchanan of New Albany and Blaz Rola of Slovenia, won the title in the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/International Tennis Association (ITA) National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Buchanan and Rola defeated Clifford Marsland and Ashley Watling of Tulsa 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the tournament final.

The Championships took place at Flushing Meadows, New York.

 

Info courtesy of Ohio State athletics, USTA, Radio & TV news

Tulane football coach Toledo resigns

 

Bob Toledo (courtesy of Tulane athletics)

UTEP beat Tulane University 44-7 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last Saturday and the fans in New Orleans chanted “fire coach Toledo.”

Earlier this week,  Tulane head coach Bob Toledo met with athletic director Rick Dickson and the two mutually agreed that the football coach should resign.

Dickson has named Mark Hutson as the interim coach for Tulane’s remaining six games. Hutson also was the interim head coach at Eastern Illinois in 2006. Hutson has been the Green Wave’s offensive line coach for all five years with Toledo. He led Eastern Illinois to a co-Ohio Valley Conference championship and an 8-5 record in his season as interim head coach and he has also been an assistant at Tulsa and Arkansas.

Toledo, who is 65, a former head coach at UCLA, took over the Tulane Green Wave in 2007. Eventhough his record was 13-35 in his first four years, Toledo received a two-year extension after last season in the hope his recruiting efforts would pay off with a winning season in 2011, but the team is 2-5 and has been blown out by Tulsa, Duke, Army and UTEP.

 

Info compiled from Tulane University, Radio & TV news

OSU men’s tennis team beats Tulsa 4-0; advances in NCAA tournament

 

Balazs Novak (courtesy of OSU athletics)

Fourth-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team (33-2) beat #36 Tulsa (21-8), 4-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, California.

The Buckeyes will play the winner of the Baylor/UCLA match at 7 p.m. on Saturday for the chance to move to the semifinals.

OSU qualified for its sixth straight NCAA quarterfinal and improved to 28-11 in the NCAA tournament.

Senior Balazs Novak downed Tulsa’s Tristan Jackson 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the win. Novak improves to 28-6 overall, including a record of 24-4 in the spring and 6-1 at the #6 position.

Freshman Blaz Rola and Novak kept their winning streak alive by beating Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson, 8-3, for their 10th-consecutive win. The OSU duo improves to 15-1 in doubles play on the season.

Overall, Ohio State improves to 78-19 in spring doubles competition.

Matt Allare, who has played in four straight NCAA quarterfinals, handed Tulsa’s Ive a 6-3, 7-5 loss to extend his win streak to an impressive 24 matches. The senior star was down 5-2 in the second set before coming back to win 7-5. Allare is 36-3 overall, 27-1 in the spring and 20 at the #4 spot.

 

Info courtesy of OSU athletics

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