11.03.2011 at 11:10pm - admin, Posted in: Uncategorized, Hits: 561
After 17 years of being eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame and not being welcomed into that elite club, Artis Gilmore tried to do what he did best on the court during most of his playing career. He blocked it out.
09.18.2011 at 9:20pm - admin, Posted in: General News, Hits: 497
If there is anything miraculous inherent in a college basketball team taking an international tour, it likely exists in a player’s first glance at the Eiffel Tower, or walk through St. Peter’s Basilica or dip in the turquoise waters nestling a white Bahamas beach.
09.18.2011 at 9:22pm - admin, Posted in: Uncategorized, Hits: 409
KNOXVILLE — On a hometown stage in St. Louis last March, Cuonzo Martin delivered an intimate maxim.
"You don’t know your future, you don’t know your tomorrow.”
Martin’s tone was reflective. It was the evening of the2011 Missouri Valley Conference awards banquet. The concentric circles of his life had converged to that single moment. His road from ramshackle East St. Louis, to high school basketball star, to standout at Purdue, to hobbled player with knees that didn’t match his age, to assistant coach at Purdue, to cancer survivor, and all the way to head coach at Missouri State, led directly to that day — the day he was named MVC coach of the year.