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About tarheelbilliken

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  1. I believe I had your dad as prof in the early 70s. Still recall on how much I enjoyed his classes. We have close friends from the Malibu area that are long term season ticket holders of the Waves. Always make the trip to LV for the WCC tourney. They not particuliarly overtly religious or alums, just hoops fans. I will have to kid them about that. The husband, years ago was a volunteer assistant basketball coach at a local Catholic HS in the area.
  2. Another heart breaker! It is a wonder I still have a heart left https://slubillikens.com/news/2003/12/6/205256713.aspx
  3. Did this just happen? I googled it and found nothing. I was not much aware of Ekker's post SLU career moves. Would have thought he be coaching at some nowheresville community college or selling Kias at a dealership in Ocala, Florida. Quite the contrary. Reading some of the clippings Ekker had a pretty active post-SLU basketball career. Coached at several Continental and USBL clubs. Was a advisor and assistant coach with the Magic. Opened a basketball school with branches in China. Also wrote several books on his coaching philosphy. In fairness to Ekker, I wonder if he got anything i
  4. Reading this, I never laughed so hard. Board was fun back then. Miss Box cheerleader Friday in the off-season. Also the quality of Trolls (Triangle& Two) was so much better then.
  5. Funny, when we were in the Metro with Ekker as coach we every once and awhile get on national TV. I recall watching a game aganist Memphis, Crooked Dana Kirk I believe was the coach of Memphis. Ekker had this player called Willie Becton. A solid recruit from Memphis. Avg double figures for us for 2 years. He lit-it-up in that game. End of the season, he transfers to Memphis. That was life as a Billiken fan during the Ekker years.
  6. Back in the 80s when SLU was in the MCC, if you were out-of-town, it was next to impossible to know how the Bills were doing or who played. All you had was buying one of those annual college magazines (like Street and Smith) to get a schedule and what the roster looked like. Also, fortunately our local public library carried the Post-Dispatch and I catch Dave Doerr (sp) column. One of the bright spots was Oral Roberts had a cable station that showed up on my TV. He would always broadcast the games
  7. I wish I had the time to dig into the archive of this Board regarding Porter. No one was really was high on Porter. When Majerus had him fill-in, I don't believe he won a game. Back then, the board was high on Harriman. He'll make us the next St Mary's. Not to what is said here really matters. When Porter left for Loyola, he did not turn them around over-night. His record his 1st 2 years in the weak Horizon was he had Loyola as the doormat. Then when Loyola switched to the MVC the attitude was, he is only going to make a bad situation worse. I recall watching Loyola and you could see him
  8. Here is a good article on how Porter modeled his program development from his mentor Majerus: http://loyolaphoenix.com/2017/12/moser-models-coaching-slu-mentor-rick-majerus/
  9. In 2013-14 Archie Miller got Dayton into the Elite 8.
  10. Yea Bill, I sat with you & 72. How are you doing? Since we lost Charlotte (which was also called the Belk), I do like to make it to at least one game I can make it back forth the same day. Unfortunately McKillop is one the better coaches in the league. Belk is like the Staples Center compared to the Philly schools, Fordham and GW. Also the problem with Duquesne and UMASS is no one attends the games. BTW, they don't call the Tom Gola Arena (LaSalle) the mausoleum for nothing.
  11. Actually Davidson has a very nice gym. The Belk Arena seats about 5,200. I have been to it. They usually draw pretty good and are competitive. Now in addition to Fordham, GW, LaSalle & St Joseph's are all HS gyms. I never been to Duquesne or St Bona so can't comment on those two.
  12. This was a good quality win. Unlike the DePaul Men's program the Women program has a coach, Bruno, who been at DePaul since the 80s. Also has a impressive post-season record with several Sweet 16s. Go get them Lady Bills!
  13. I think your right. I be a lttle leery on taking the Fordham job. I always thought Dereck Whittenberg was a pretty good coach for Fordham. He probably was the last one to give Fordham a better than .500 A10 record in several seasons. Fordham fires him, now have a revolving door of failed coaches. The best Whittenberg can get is Assoc AD job at his alma mater NC State. No doubt a big hit on a HC salary.
  14. Looks like Otzelberger will be leaving UNLV for Iowa State. Good article from the LV Sun on how schools have to also consider buyouts when considering a new coach. Interesting, Pitino has a 10 mil buyout penalty if he leaves Iona. Smart Iona move. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/mar/18/potential-otzelberger-replacements-as-unlv-begins/?fbclid=IwAR2zuBzskOcy_cpAs2ntPGIkpFy0Uf3YQRzgIwKzR473k2N9WkaruRvLOJg
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