Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats" Series: North Dakota State's Erv Inniger

December 21st, 2010
Erv Inninger won 244 games in 14 seasons at NDSUIn the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former North Dakota State head coach Erv Inniger. Inniger, who played at Indiana, won 244 games in fourteen seasons at NDSU and the Bison had thirteen consecutive winning seasons under his tutelage. An associate athletic director at the school since retiring from coaching in 1992, Inniger will retire from that role next month.

Jon Teitel: At Berne HS your team went 67-0 over three straight regular seasons.

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.

College Hoops Thursday Recap: Moore Leads Temple

December 10th, 2010
Ramone Moore and Fran Dunphy celebrate 400Last night's game between #9 Georgetown and Temple was easier to watch than last season's meeting, a 46-45 Hoya victory in the nation's capital. A major reason for that, and also why Fran Dunphy picked up the 400th win of his coach career, was the play of junior guard Ramone Moore. With the concern for the visitors being whether or not they could compete up front with the likes of Lavoy Allen and Micheal Eric, Moore lit up Georgetown for 30 points in a 68-65 win that Temple never trailed in.

College Hoops Monday Preview: Your Commentary

November 15th, 2010
Oakland's Keith BensonDespite the amount of attention being given to ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon that tips off at midnight (Miami at Memphis) there are some good games on the docket Monday night. In the early window there are a two under the radar games that lack television coverage but won't lack for quality. Oakland (0-1), the preseason favorite in the Summit League, makes the trek south to take on one of the favorites in the Mid-American in Ohio (1-0). Two of the better players not in BCS conferences will be on display in Athens: Oakland center Keith Benson and Ohio guard D.J. Cooper.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: UMKC Great Michael Watson

October 17th, 2010
Watson remains UMKC's all-time leading scorerIn the latest installment of his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Missouri-Kansas City legend Michael Watson. Watson finished his career in 2004 as the school's all-time leading scorer, with one of the highlights being a 54-point performance in a double-overtime win over perennial Summit (then Mid-Continent) power Oral Roberts. After playing overseas Watson retired to become a minister.

Jon Teitel: Why did you decide to go to UMKC?

Jon Teitel's Coaches Interview Series: Chicago State's Bob Hallberg

July 30th, 2010
Chicago State University

In the latest installment of his coaches interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Chicago State head coach Bob Hallberg, who racked up a record of 223-84 in ten years at the Windy City school. Hallberg led the Cougars to a third place finish in the 1984 NAIA Tournament, capping off one of the most successful seasons in school history. 

Jon Teitel: In high school you played for legendary coach Jim Arneberg. What was it like to play for him, and how much of an influence was he on your own decision to go into coaching?