Mid-Finals Week Notes

December 16th, 2010
Oakland celebrates their win at TennesseeIn what's traditionally the "dead week" for college basketball as many schools are in the midst of finals, we've had a far more eventful beginning of the week than many anticipated. The fun started on Tuesday with Oakland winning at Tennessee and Drexel handing Louisville their first loss of the season. In the 89-82 win in Knoxville, Greg Kampe's Golden Grizzlies went on a 13-0 second half run to take the lead for good.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: UCSB Great Carrick DeHart

October 9th, 2010
Carrick DeHart is one of UCSB's greatest players

Of all the teams you could guess that would hand UNLV their only loss in a 55-game stretch that included the 1990 national title, UCSB likely wouldn't be at the top of the list. But the Gauchos were a more than worthy competitor thanks in large part to Carrick Dehart, who to this day remains one of the best players in school history. During DeHart's time at UCSB the Gauchos made two NCAA Tournament appearances (beating Houston in 1990) and an NIT appearance in between.

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Cal-State Fullerton's Bob Burton

August 28th, 2010
Cal-State Fullerton head coach Bob Burton

In the latest installment of his Greatest Coaches interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with current Cal-State Fullerton head coach Bob Burton, who has won 123 games and made one trip to the NCAA Tournament since taking the job in 2003. Coach Burton has been a head coach for forty years and shares the honor of being a member of the California Community Colleges Coaches Hall of Fame with the likes of Jerry Tarkanian and Lute Olson. The task for Burton and his staff going into 2010-11 is to replace four starters from last year's team (16-15, 8-8 Big West; t-3rd). 

Jon Teitel's Interview Series: Cal Poly's Mike Wozniak

June 10th, 2010
Cal Poly Mustangs

CHN writer Jon Teitel recently spent some time with Cal Poly great Mike Wozniak, catching up with the sharpshooter on both his career at Cal Poly and some of the things on his plate today. Second on his school's all-time scoring list, Wozniak remains the school's all-time leader in three pointers made. 

Jon Teitel: You grew up in Texas and Indiana. How did you end up at Cal Poly?

Ohio St vs UCSB: Preview & Predicton

March 19th, 2010
Ohio St
Mar 19 2010 - 9:45pm

Q&A w/ UCSB Coach Bob Williams

March 16th, 2010
Final Four 2010As part of his 2010 NCAA Tournament Q&A series, Jon Teitel chats with Bob Williams, the coach of the Big West champion UCSB Gauchos. Williams discusses being named Coach of the Year in the Big West and their chances against Ohio St:

UCSB 2010 NCAA Tournament Capsule

March 14th, 2010


UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

Big West Conference (20-9, 12-4)

Seed: #15

College Cheerleader of the Day: Fullerton

February 21st, 2010

Each day (just about), features a Cheerleader (or Dancer) of the Day. Today's picture is courtesy of Icon Sports Media. Check out the archive for more