Parks Smith

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RVA native covering all things Mid-Major hoops. Longwood alum and proud Lancer. DC sports sufferer.

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Coaching Carousel: Who Makes the Grade?


The Coaching Carousel is spinning fast and furiously, so who has made good hires and who has made some poor decisions?

D'antoni Madness at Marshall

Marshall didn't get their first choice from the D'antoni family but have made their hire.

Tyndall Set to Coach Tennessee

Tennessee seemed to be enamored with a different Conference USA coach earlier Monday but have decided to hire Southern Miss' Donnie Tyndall.

Elfrid Payton Declares for NBA Draft

The mid-major ranks lost a good one today as multiple reports confirm that Louisiana Ragin Cajun point guard Elfrid Payton is headed to the NBA draft.

GW and UVA Agree on Home and Home Series

Virginia continues to visit strong mid-major programs with their latest scheduling agreement with George Washington.

Six Mid-Major Players Make All-PIT Team


The 2014 Portsmouth Invitational is over but plenty of mid-major players had good weeks and will be taking home some hardware for their efforts.

Clemon Johnson Out at FAMU


Former NFL star Kellen Winslow has made his first big move as the athletic director at Florida A&M as he'll replace basketball coach Clemon Johnson.

Day 2 Portsmouth Recap


It was another exciting day at the Portsmouth Invitational on Thursday. How did your favorite mid-major players perform in front of plenty of pro scouts?

Zoltar Speaks: Early Big South Preview


It was a wild year in the Big South in 2013-14 where not a single team was able to pull away during the regular season. Expect more of the same next year, as this conference is loaded with young...

Haith Heading to Tulsa

In a widely unexpected twist, Missouri's Frank Haith is expected to be named the next head coach at Tulsa.

Bader Shines in Portsmouth


It was day one of the Portsmouth Invitational on Wednesday and most certainly did not disappoint from a mid-major perspective.

Top 10 Mid-Major Games of the Year


There were plenty of incredible games among the mid-major ranks this past season, but which games were the best of the year?

Western Illinois to Hire Billy Wright


Western Illinois has acted fast since Jim Molinari's resignation and is set to make Billy Wright the head coach.

Woodward Bought Out at Maine

Maine has finally decided to move on from head coach Ted Woodward as the school bought out the remainder of his contract today.

Portsmouth Invitational Rosters Released


Have you ever wanted to see a mid-major super team featuring Chaz Williams, Jordair Jett, Taylor Braun, and Aaric Murray? You can this week in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia.

Molinari Resigns at Western Illinois

Western Illinois is deep into a hunt for a new head coach after Jim Molinari officially resigned.

Southeastern Louisiana Hires Junior College Coach

Southeastern Louisiana will hire a successful high school and junior college coach in Mississippi to fill their void.

North Dakota State Hires Young Assistant

North Dakota State will now have one of the nation's youngest coaches after hiring longtime assistant David Richman.

Appalachian State Settles on Fox

Former Davidson assistant Jim Fox will try to resurrect a long struggling Appalachian State program as they head to the Sun Belt Conference.

Masiello Retained by Manhattan

Steve Masiello will be retained as the head coach at Manhattan but he'll have to graduate first.

FAU to Hire Former NBA Head Coach

Florida Atlantic will replace Mike Jarvis with former NBA head coach Michael Curry.

Bobby Collins Hired at UMES

Maryland Eastern Shore is looking to change their bleak basketball history and will turn to a former MEAC coach to turn things around.

Mid-Major All-Americans and Awards


Today we reveal our Mid-Major All-Americans along with a slew of the awards to give to the best of the best from college basketball's non-power conferences.

Rhoades Already Resurrecting Rice?

Mike Rhoades has only been at Rice a couple of weeks and he's already turning heads around the country as he tries to resurrect the Owls.

Marcus Lewis Soars, Cleanthony Early Falls


Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis put on a show last night in the College Dunk Contest while Wichita State's Cleanthony Early fails miserably.

Manning Leaving Tulsa for Wake Forest


After over a week of speculation Wake Forest is set to hire former Kansas star Danny Manning from Tulsa.

Who Had the Mid-Major Dunk of the Year?


The 2013-14 season was full of plenty of memorable moments including some monster dunks. Who took home the top mid-major dunk of they year?

Fish to Lead Montana State

Montana State has found their man and it's Oregon assistant Brian Fish who will be in his first head coaching position ever with the Bobcats.

Way Too Early 2014-15 Cinderella Watch


With Dayton's loss this past weekend we're left with no mid-major teams in the NCAA Tournament. Who are some teams to keep an eye on next year in a very early Cinderella Watch for the 2014-15 NCAA...

Duggar Baucom Capturing VMI's Momentum in the CIT

VMI will host Yale in the CIT semifinals Tuesday night in Lexington. Is this game on national TV an opportunity for VMI head coach Duggar Baucom to put his style on display and possibly move up the...

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