April 14, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Declared New Mexico guard Darington Hobson announced that he’s forgoing his senior season and declaring himself eligible for the NBA draft. Hobson said he won’t hire an agent and has until May 8 to pull his name from the draft.

Ekpe Udoh entered the NBA draft but still could return for his senior season at Baylor. Udoh averaged 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds a game this season, his first after transferring from Michigan.

•DePaul forward Mac Koshwal applied to enter the NBA draft and will not return to school for his senior season.

Resigned Hartford men’s basketball coach Dan Leibovitz resigned after four seasons on the job. It was not immediately clear why Leibovitz resigned after the school extended his contract in 2008.

Leaving New Mexico State University’s Jahmar Young will not return for his senior season and redshirt freshman Jacoby Patton has been dismissed from the team indefinitely. Young was arrested early Sunday and charged with battery on a peace officer after he and a group of people were reportedly being disruptive inside a Las Cruces, N.M., store.

Melquan Bolding, Duquesne University’s third-leading scorer, has been released from his scholarship and will transfer to another school. Oliver Lewinson also will leave the team. Morakinyo Williams will pass up his remaining eligibility and graduate this summer.

•Tennessee basketball player Emmanuel Negedu, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest, will not play again with UT after athletic officials decided not to clear him for training.

•The Dallas Stars will not re-sign goaltender Marty Turco, a three-time All-Star who just completed his ninth season with the team.

Hired Wright State’s Brad Brownell was hired as the basketball coach at Clemson, which is turning to another coach from a midmajor school in Ohio. Brownell succeeds Oliver Purnell, who was hired in 2003 from Dayton.

•Former Duke star Bobby Hurley will join his brother’s staff at Wagner.

Extended Wyoming extended the contract of football coach Dave Christensen by one year through 2014.


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