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The Dig: 24 Hours to Conference USA Tournament Madness Edition


In The Dig: A majority of ESPN's "Experts" think UTEP will come out victorious in the 2011 Conference USA Tournament; The Marshall Players vote for the best in the league; and all the Tourney links...

Ballin is a Habit: UTEP's TIm Floyd Did Nothing Wrong; ESPN: Yes He Did


More fallout from ESPN over a hire that hasn't even been made official yet. First Rob Dauster of Ballin is a Habit (link above) defends the Niblett hire and notes that Floyd did nothing illegal. He also discusses the fact that the NCAA doesn't want to cut off a path for a high school coach to join the college ranks completely, so the hire Floyd made fits within the "spirit of the rule." Then, ESPN's Eamonn Brennon, link here, predictably argues that the NCAA should now ban the hire of high school coaches to college assistant jobs and to operations positions. So again, he admits that Floyd did nothing wrong, then criticizes him for doing something wrong.

Former UTEP Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie "Campaigning" For Iowa State Job


ESPN's Eamonn Brennan reports that former Miner coach Billy Gillispie is actively pursuing the newly available head coaching job at Iowa State. It's just ironic that Tim Floyd came to fame at Iowa State and ended up at UTEP and Billy Gillispie might now complete the opposite path.

The Daily Dig: What a Weekend Edition


Bad review for Derrick Caracter; Miners hold their spring game; and Tony Barbee makes a cameo. In the Dig: Your best Conference USA round-up.

The Daily Dig: 3.31.10


Want to get a feel for what the national media thinks of the Tim Floyd hire? What did Pete Carroll have to say to Tim? What PAC 10 area newspaper is worried about UTEP stealing recruits? It's all...

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