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The Associated Pres | April 10, 2014

Molinari resigns as head coach from Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill. -- Jim Molinari has resigned as Western Illinois' coach.

Athletic director Tommy Bell announced the resignation Thursday night and said associate head coach Wade Hokenson will serve as acting head coach.

The Leathernecks were 10-20 last season and 79-104 overall in six seasons under Molinari. He's 302-290 in 20 years at Northern Illinois, Bradley and Minnesota -- where he was interim head coach in 2006-07.

Women's basketball rankings: Baylor stays on top, Oregon earns highest program ranking at No. 2

Baylor remained the top team in the country, garnering 26 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel. Oregon moved up to second, getting the other two No. 1 ballots. UConn was third, while Louisville slipped to fourth after losing to Miami on Sunday. The Hurricanes made the biggest jump, moving up six spots to 14th.
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The Sweet 16 of college basketball nicknames and the stories behind them

Welcome to the Sweet 16. No, not that Sweet 16, but the bracket for the Great Nickname Showdown in Division I. That way we can decide a national champion – March Madness for monikers, even if it’s December.A word or two about criteria. Uniqueness counted heavily, as did quirkiness. But an interesting back story also scored highly. Since there are no metrics for nicknames – couldn’t find one thing on KenPom – no seeding was done. This Sweet 16 was bracketed by a blind draw, which might leave the NCAA selection committee aghast.
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7 potential FCS over FBS upsets that may happen in 2018

These seven FCS teams may give FBS teams a scare in the 2018 college football season.
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