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In the eyes of James Whitford, success in player development comes in two parts: finding kids with the work ethic to be great and a coach willing to push and guide them there.
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.
ATLANTA — Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
During his search for Billy Taylor’s replacement, athletic director 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.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Once the video went viral, Mike Rice’s coaching days at Rutgers were over.
Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl has been reluctant to release names or say how big the candidate pool is for the vacant men’s basketball coaching position, but it’s clear the search is starting to take on a new tone.
INDIANAPOLIS — Louisville guard Kevin Ware was up and walking on crutches Monday morning, and coach Rick Pitino said his player’s spirits have been boosted by the outpouring of support from friends and fans.
INDIANAPOLIS — 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim knows full well that one of the secrets to success for his team's 2-3 zone defense is the way it confounds opponents who aren't used to playing against that suffocating system.
In the Sweet 16 of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, every team is talented.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — 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.
Down by just one point to Northern Iowa in the second round of the WNIT with 30 seconds left, Ball State’s Nathalie Fontaine had a look at the basket near the free-throw line. The play before, she drained a jumper from the same spot.
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.