Only ten other coaches have accomplished what University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams did on Monday night. With the Tar Heels’ 85-68 win over Syracuse, Williams became the 11th coach in college basketball history to notch his 800th career win. “Two hundred is more impressive than 100, so when you get to 800 not a lot of guys have done that,” Williams told local media after the game. “So I’m human.
On a day when Creighton picked up its most impressive road win of the season, the Bluejays’ postgame celebration was more muted than usual. It’s unclear the severity of the injury at this time, but Creighton coach Greg McDermott told reporters in Cincinnati that the team’s trainers are optimistic Watson didn’t sustain any ligament damage. Greg McDermott tells @fs1 that Maurice Watson Jr. ligaments are solid.
Nick Saban has found another athletic director with whom he can work. That's the first thought that comes to mind now that Alabama has hired Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne. The job Byrne is inheriting pales in comparison to the football coach he is inheriting. You shouldn't have to be told that -- like most schools -- everything flows from football at Alabama. Football success has bred campus-wide success. A $50 million capital campaign was exceeded by ... $52 million. Credit Saban -- and the incredible football momentum he created -- with a lot of that. Alabama football alone created $100 million in revenue most recently. That was more than the entire athletic budgets of all but 24 schools,