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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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...

UNCW Grabs Louisville Assistant

UNC Wilmington has found their man and it's current Louisville associate head coach Kevin Keatts.

Masiello Placed on Leave by Manhattan


In response to South Florida's audit regarding Steve Masiello, Manhattan College has placed their head coach on leave to review his academic history.

South Florida Rescinds Masiello's Offer


Just a day after the news of Steve Masiello taking the South Florida job came out, the Tampa based school has rescinded their off to Manhattan's coach.

VCU's Rhoades Headed to Rice


Shaka Smart's top assistant is moving on to take the head job at Rice.

Masiello Leaving Manhattan

Steve Masiello is the latest to cash in on a NCAA Tournament appearance as he'll be leaving Manhattan for South Florida and the American Athletic Conference.

Dayton Extends Archie Miller & Avoids Distraction

Archie Miller is the name on a lot of people's minds around the country when it comes to coaching vacancies. Can the young head coach avoid becoming a distraction as his team approaches the Sweet 16?

South Dakota Hires Craig Smith

South Dakota has found their replacement for Joey James and Dave Boots in Nebraska assistant Craig Smith. Smith brings plenty of regional coaching knowledge to the Coyotes.

VMI's Covington Rattles Rim in CIT Win

VMI is breaking records in the CIT but it was D.J. Covington who almost brought down the rim on Saturday versus IPFW.

VCU Rhoades the Nation's Top Coaching Commodity?

Every year there seems to be rumors that pop up about Shaka Smart's long term future, could this year's rumors center around his top assistant instead?

Chanticleers Can't Make History

It looked like for a while that Coastal Carolina may be the team set to make some history in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately the Chanticleers came up short in Raleigh with a 70-59 loss to #1...

GW Can't Raise High Against Memphis

George Washington will not get a shot at regional rival Virginia after losing a closely contested game to the eighth seeded Memphis Tigers.

UConn Outlasts St. Joe's in Overtime Thriller

The fans in Buffalo got the game of the day as Connecticut took down a scrappy St. Joe's team 89-81 in overtime thanks to another huge performance from Shabazz Napier.

CIT 2nd Round Schedule

After an entertaining first round in the CIT the tournament now turns to the second round around the country.

2014 NCAA Preview: St. Joe's Set to Fly?

St. Joseph's is a trendy first round pick on a lot of people's brackets. Do the Hawks have what it takes to grind it out against Shabazz Napier and UConn?

CIT Schedule Released

The 2014 CIT schedule has been released and if features plenty of quality match ups from around the country.

South Region Preview: HAVOC Ready to Rule?

All roads lead to Memphis in the South Regions which boasts some trendy mid-major squads including VCU, Eastern Kentucky, and Stephen F. Austin. Who will make it the farthest in the South?

St. Joe's Wins the A10 Championship Over VCU

For the second year in a row VCU was taken down in the Atlantic 10 Championship. This time the Rams were knocked off by a scrappy St. Joseph's squad.

Bubble Watch: Mid-Majors Being Overlooked?


There has been and will be a lot of talk today about the final at-large spots for the NCAA Tournament, are mid-major teams being overlooked thus far?

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