April 9th, 2021 - The 2018-2019 season is here!
The season flip is finished! You can start recruiting, exchanging assistant coaches, setting your depth chart etc. Exhibition games will start on Monday – soyez prêt!
April 9th, 2021 - Hardwood welcomes Ireland!
Today we welcome Ireland to the game - the 54th country in Hardwood!
April 8th, 2021 - Paint the town Purple!
After a 6th place finish in League I and an early exit from the conference playoff, Evansville put it all together to win six games in the tournament and claim the National Championship. In the Finals, the Purple Aces opponent were the Tennessee Volunteers and they put up a fight to the end…only succumbing to the Aces when they missed a last second three pointer. The Player of the Game was Donnie Braden with 24 points, 5 steals and playing all 40 minutes. Additionally, Phil Kohl grabbed 21 rebounds with 16 points and Scott George dished out 11 assists. Congratulations to golfhogan and the Evansville Purple Aces on their first national title! Also, congratulations to podcast host gards710 and the Dominican University of California Penguins (Division II tournament winners) and to Gasuton and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (Division III tournament winners).
April 7th, 2021 - Expedited flip starts Thursday noon...
Flip will start tomorrow afternoon Pacific Time. Please have all your off-season selections complete by then.
April 6th, 2021 - Final Four
We started with 64 teams and now there are but four remaining! This season we have two favorites (#2 seeds), a League I team (at a lower seeding) and perhaps one Cinderella (with two elite players). In our first semi-final game the #9 seeded Evansville Purple Aces (I.1, 31-14, TPI 154.3) will try to upset the #2 seeded Louisville Cardinals (II.1, 36-11, TPI 161.0). In the other semi-final game, it’s the #6 seeded Portland Pilots (IV.1, 39-9, TPI 158.9) trying to topple the #2 seeded Tennessee Volunteers (II.2, 38-9, TPI 159.2). Two very competitive games – good luck to all!
Devin Glover is the latest casualty of the Great Assistant Coach Purge of 2019. His replacement? Trent Swain, formerly of St. Bonaventure. While Glover could coach well on both sides of the ball, he had trouble teaching his knowledge to the players... It was for that reason, and NOT anything scandal related, that Coach Glover was fired.
Glover recently accepted an assistant coaching job at University of Nebraska - Omaha. We wish him and the Mavericks the best of luck! - cal_DMV
April 22nd, 2021 - Gangweed Joins on Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Basketball as President of Operations - Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
After a disappointing 0-8 start to the season, the head coach, Scotty Hawthorne, was fired and replaced with Norm Fitzpatrick who is eager to start his career in Monroe. Currently rebuilding their program from the bottom, it will be interesting to see how Gangweed and Fitzpatrick can change the culture here. - gangweed