Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Jacksonville and Furman's Joe Williams

November 6th, 2011
Joe Williams (right) led Jacksonville to the 1970 title gameIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series CHN writer spent some time with Joe Williams, who put together impressive runs at both Jacksonville and Furman. During his time at JU Williams led the Dolphins to an NCAA title game appearance, coaching Artis Gilmore and Rex Morgan on that 1970 team. Williams also led Furman to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure there.

Jon Teitel: According to my interview of Artis Gilmore, you had no training rules and scribbled scouting reports on the backs of envelopes.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends" Series: Jacksonville's Artis Gilmore

August 20th, 2011
Artis Gilmore is the greatest player in JU historyIn the latest installment in his "Forgotten Legends" interview series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Jacksonville great and recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Artis Gilmore. In two seasons at Jacksonville Gilmore led the Dolphins to heights they haven't reached since, getting all the way to the 1970 NCAA title game where they fell to UCLA. Gilmore went on to have a great pro career in both the ABA and NBA, finally receiving his call to Springfield on Final Four weekend.

Jon Teitel: You were nicknamed "The A-Train".

College Hoops Monday: Your Commentary

January 10th, 2011
Marquette's Jimmy ButlerWith the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon taking center stage (the pick here is Oregon) there isn't a whole lot to keep tabs on in college basketball. But there is an important resume-boosting opportunity for arguably America's favorite cardiac program as Marquette (11-5, 2-1) looks to rebound from their loss at Pitt on Saturday. And the return to Milwaukee won't come without a challenge as Mike Brey's Fighting Irish are the visitors, and they're looking to build on a productive 2-0 week (wins over Connecticut and St. John's).

College Hoops Monday: Your Commentary

December 20th, 2010
Kenny Boynton snapped out of his slump SaturdayFinals week kicked off last week with Louisville and Tennessee picking up big wins on Saturday as the Cardinals beat UNLV while the Vols handled Pittsburgh. And what did both teams do in their next act? They lost games many expected them to win to Drexel and Oakland respectively. A key trait of teams who tend to reach high levels come March is the ability to maintain focus and take care of business regardless of the opponent, and that's why the matinee between Jacksonville (6-3) and Florida (8-2) is a game to keep an eye on.

Jacksonville 2010 NIT Capsule

March 12th, 2010

Jacksonville Dolphins

Atlantic Sun Conference (17-13, 14-6)


College Hoops Thursday Recap: Hummel, Safford Injuries and Their Impact

February 26th, 2010
Purdue Loses Robbie Hummel

Bad news hit West Lafayette and Columbia on Thursday afternoon, with Purdue's Robbie Hummel and Missouri's Justin Safford both going down for the remainder of the season with torn ACLs. The more important ligament on a national level: clearly that would be Hummel's, and his injury could be the difference in seed lines for the Boilermakers. Many have used Kenyon Martin's broken leg back in 2000 as the comparison to Purdue losing Hummel, but that's a bit off when you further examine the cases.

Poll: Who Will Win the Atlantic Sun?

October 20th, 2009
Atlantic Sun

Jacksonville: 2009 NIT Capsule

March 8th, 2009


Jacksonville Dolphins

Atlantic Sun (1st, 18-13, 15-5)


ETSU Wins Atlantic Sun Title

March 7th, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - March 7, 2009 The JU men's basketball team's return to the NCAA Tournament will have to wait another year as the Dolphins dropped the General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship game to East Tennessee State, 85-68.