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  1. Just now, NoCoBillsFan said:

    So if Fordham is supposed to finish above the pillow fight, We should absolutely dog walk Duquense, La Salle, GW, and St Joes if we relearn how to play basketball

    That was before Daye quit. Without Ohams, you see what Fordham has, essentially nothing.

  2. 50 minutes ago, thetorch said:

    Joe B. Hall passed away today National Champion as a coach and player at UK.  Also a great all time Billikens what if.

    After Buddy Brehmer resigned after a 6-20 season in 68-69 SLU looked to make a big splash hire and steal top assistant and recruiter from Kentucky Joe B. Hall to be the head coah for the Billikens.  Hall, all of 40 years old, signed a 4 year deal to be Billikens coach amid a lot of local fanfare.  In less than a week UK had convinced to Hall to stay on as top asst and successor to Adolph Rupp.  Hall took over UK two seasons later and coached for 13 seasons making 10 NCAA tournaments, 3 Final Fours, 1 NCAA title and NIT title as well.

    Here are some Post Dispatch articles to give you a sense of the buzz around the program at the time and the outrage at the spurning of SLU by Hall.

    joe b hall.jpeg

    Thanks for posting that interesting piece of Billikens’ history. File under: What might have been.

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