April 13, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Introduced Colorado State introduced Larry Eustachy as its basketball Thursday. The 56-year-old Eustachy comes to the Rams from Southern Mississippi, where directed the Golden Eagles to a 25-9 record – 11-5 in Conference USA – and the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991. Southern Mississippi was 142-113 in eight seasons under Eustachy. During 19 seasons, he is 402-258 at Idaho, Utah State, Iowa State and Southern Mississippi. Eustachy, the 19th coach at Colorado State, replaces Tim Miles, who left the Rams on March 24 to take the job at Nebraska. Miles led the Rams this season to the NCAA tournament.

Hired Northern Arizona hired Memphis assistant Jack Murphy as its basketball coach. Murphy replaces Dave Brown, who served as interim coach last season after Mike Adras abruptly left the program Dec. 9. The Lumberjacks finished 5-24 and 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference, ending the season on a school-record 16-game losing streak. The 32-year-old Murphy spent three seasons as an assistant to Josh Pastner at Memphis after being an advance scout for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets for three years.

Announced Villanova junior guard Dominic Cheek will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter his name in the NBA draft. Cheek joins guard Maalik Wayns as the second Wildcat since the end of the season to skip his senior year. Cheek was a 2009 McDonald’s All-American and a standout at St. Anthony’s High in Jersey City, N.J., before coming to Villanova. He averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 rebounds last season for the Wildcats.

Injured Time trial world champion and Olympic medal favorite Tony Martin broke his cheekbone and jaw after colliding with a car during a training ride near his Swiss home. Martin was in stable condition in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He may need surgery. The German rider said the accident happened Wednesday when a car suddenly crossed the road in front of him. He was cycling about 22 mph and near the end of his training ride, about 2 miles from home.


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