Mountain West

Grading the notable new college basketball coaches for 2013-14

As the coaching carousel comes to a close, we grade new faces at UCLA, USC, Minnesota and more
<p> As the coaching carousel comes to a close, we grade new faces at UCLA, USC, Minnesota and more</p>

Coaching turnover in college basketball appears to be as tame as ever.

With 39 coaching changes so far, the 2013-14 coaching carousel is poised to be the most inactive since in four years. In each of the last three seasons, at least 50 Division I programs changed coaches.

Remembering Jerry Tarkanian: The 2011 Athlon Sports Interview

The Shark discussed his legacy, his battles with the NCAA and his thoughts on coaches today
Remembering Jerry Tarkanian: The 2011 Athlon Interview

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian spoke with Athlon Sports Monthly and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish in an exclusive March 2011 interview, detailing his career, his thoughts on current coaches and his bouts with the NCAA.

 

Tarkanian died in Las Vegas on Wednesday, leaving one of the most compelling legacies in college athletics. He was 84. Tarkanian finished his career with the 1990 national championship, four Final Fours and 761 career wins. His feuds with the NCAA, including a Supreme Court case in 1988, were just as historic.

 

College Basketball 2014-15: San Diego State Aztecs Team Preview

Steve Fisher continues to rebuild and reload No. 13 Aztecs
College Basketball 2014-15: San Diego State Aztecs Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. 

 

Mountain West basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

San Diego State, New Mexico are class of the MW yet again
Mountain West basketball: The Best and Worst of 2013-14 So Far

The Mountain West has had a legitimate claim on being the top conference out West in recent years. That’s not going to happen this season.

With the Pac-12 making its long-awaited comeback and turnover at key programs in the Mountain West, the MW may have trouble just holding off the West Coast for league bragging rights.

College Basketball: 2013-14 New Mexico Lobos Preview

No. 14 Lobos remain Mountain West favorite with new coach
College Basketball: 2013-14 New Mexico Preview


This preview and more on New Mexico and the Mountain West are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 UNLV Runnin' Rebels Preview

Birch returns to lead re-tooling Runnin' Rebels at No. 19
College Basketball: 2013-14 UNLV Preview


This preview and more on UNLV and the Mountain West are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Mountain West Preview

Roster and coaching turnover marks the top of the MWC
College Basketball: 2013-14 Mountain West Preview

The Mountain West enjoyed the best season in its history in 2012-13. The fun, though, stopped when New Mexico was crowed MWC tournament champion.

The Lobos were on the wrong end of an NCAA Tournament upset to 13th-seeded Harvard. If that wasn’t enough, San Diego State became the first team to lose to a No. 15 seed in the round of 32, sending Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16.

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