In the eyes of James Whitford, success comes in two parts: finding kids with the work ethic to be great and a coach willing to push and guide them there.
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MEN'S BASKETBALL: New Ball State men's basketball coach James Whitford wants to increase student involvement
When Bill Scholl was hired as Ball State athletic director a year ago, it ushered in a new era of interaction between students and coaches.
For the first part of his coaching career, whether it was as an assistant manager at Wisconsin or an assistant coach at Xavier, James Whitford has been through Ball State in the past.
James Whitford has said repeatedly he loved being an assistant at Arizona, but he admits actively looking to become a head coach his last couple years there.
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Bill Scholl said finding a candidate who could put Ball State back in contention for Mid-American Conference titles and postseason appearances was a primary focus.
When Billy Taylor was fired on March 14, James Whitford was gearing up for an NCAA Tournament run with Arizona at what he said was the best assistant coaching job in the country.
Since firing Billy Taylor on March 14, Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl said he hoped to find a replacement around the time of the Final Four. Scholl made good on that deadline after the school announced on Saturday that James Whitford, former associate head coach at Arizona, would take over as head coach of the men’s basketball team.
Bill Scholl is on the road again this week and said he’s nearing the phase of second interviews with potential replacements for Billy Taylor.
With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game.
Ball State’s magical run in the WNIT finally ended Thursday night.
"Let's face facts. We haven't seen a zone like that," Indiana coach Tom Crean said.
In the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, every team is talented.
The Big Ten has a nation-high four teams still in the NCAA tournament, bolstering its season-long boast that its conference is the best in college basketball.
Ball State earns Sweet 16 spot with last-second win over Northern Iowa
For the first time ever, a Ball State women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet 16.
Brady Sallee had 151 career wins going into Ball State’s women’s NIT matchup at Minnesota, but none of them were in the postseason.