COLUMBIA, MO. • Last spring, Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson tried to lure Michael Porter Sr. from the women’s basketball coaching staff with the promise of a lucrative multiyear contract. Anderson’s hope was Porter’s move from one staff to the other would help the Tigers sign Michael Porter Jr., his son, the crown jewel of the 2017 recruiting class. Porter Sr. turned down Mizzou’s offer — and a similar deal from Texas A&M — and instead reunited with his old friend and former teammate Lorenzo Romar at the University of Washington. That was last May. Mizzou basketball is under new leadership — so is Washington — and on Thursday Porter Sr. made his homecoming official. Porter Sr. told the
March 23, 2017 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2017 induction class for the Hall of Fame. "This class represents some of the finest student-athletes in school history," Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. "The contributions of these fine men and women are truly appreciated by everyone in the Marshall Athletics family.” This year's class (alphabetical order by last names): Ahmad Bradshaw – Football, 2004-06 Bob Gray – Men’s Soccer Coach, 1995-2016 Eric Ihnat -- Football, 1987-90 Bill James – Men’s Basketball and Football, 1971-73 Katie Stein Mason – Volleyball, 2002-05 Amanda Williams Paz – Softball, 2003-06 Keith Veney
Maryland womens basketball continues its NCAA Tournament run when it takes on No. 10-seed Oregon in the Sweet Sixteen in Bridgeport. The No. 3-seed Terps crushed No. 14-seed Bucknell, 103-61, and No. 6-seed West Virginia, 83-57, to advance to the 13th Sweet Sixteen in program history last weekend. It looked like Maryland was on a collision course with former ACC rival Duke, but point guard Kyra Lambert tore her ACL in the Blue Devils first-round matchup.