Men’s Basketball: Old Dominion University has fired men’s basketball coach Blaine Taylor.
Athletic director Wood Selig relieved the former University of Montana coach of his duties on Tuesday. Neither Selig nor ODU president John Broderick took questions after making the announcement during a news conference. Taylor did not attend the news conference.
Taylor has the most wins in school history, compiling 239 wins and 144 losses in 12 years. But Taylor’s team has struggled this season with a 2-20 record.
Associate head coach Jim Corrigan will serve as the interim coach through the remainder of the season.
Dickau to join WCC Hall of Honor
COLLEGE SPORTS: Former Gonzaga star Dan Dickau will join eight other inductees into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor at the WCC basketball tournament in Las Vegas.
The fifth annual induction ceremony will be at The Orleans Hotel on March 9.
Joining Dickau from the other WCC institutions will be BYU’s LaVell Edwards (football), LMU’s Edit Pakay (cross country/tennis), Pepperdine’s Katherine Hull (golf), Portland’s Darwin Cook (basketball), Saint Mary’s Allegra Porter (cross country), San Diego’s Petia Yanchulova (volleyball), San Francisco’s Mary Hile-Nepfel (basketball), and Santa Clara’s George “Pat” Malley (football).
January earns new deal with Indiana
WNBA: Briann January will help Indiana try to defend its WNBA title.
The team said Tuesday that January and starters Tamika Catchings and Shavonte Zellous have all signed multi-year contracts to stay with the team. Terms were not released.
January, the point guard from Lewis and Clark HS, averaged 10.0 points and 3.8 assists through the regular season and 11.5 points and 3.8 assists in the playoffs. Zellous became a starter during the playoffs and averaged 10.6 points in the postseason
Catchings won the WNBA Finals MVP Award last season. She led the Fever with averages of 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds.