Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • UNLV Promotes Kevin Kruger To Head Coach "UNLV has officially promoted assistant coach Kevin Kruger to head man’s basketball coach. Kruger, the son of Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger, takes over for T.J. Otzelberger, who left to take over at Iowa State. Lon Kruger coached UNLV from 2004-11 and is one of just three..." March 22

  • Jason Kidd is candidate for UNLV job

    Yardbarker "Jason Kidd could soon be a head coach again … this time at the college level. Sam Gordon of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Saturday that the Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach has emerged as a candidate of interest for UNLV. Gordon notes that the Rebels are..." March 21

  • Richard Pitino accepts New Mexico job

    ESPN "Richard Pitino is set to be hired as the next head coach of the New Mexico men's basketball program less than 24 hours after Minnesota announced his firing, sources confirmed to CBS Sports' Matt Norlander on Tuesday. Pitino will replace Paul Weir, who was fired in..." March 16

  • 7 teams sweating the most on Selection Sunday

    USA Today "Selection Sunday is here — finally — after a two-year wait. That means teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble are sweating it out big time as they patiently wait to either jump up in jubilation — if announcer Greg Gumbel calls their name on the selection show..." March 14

  • Utah State's Marco Anthony Wears No. 44 Because He Loves Wendy's

    The Big Lead "Utah State can punch a ticket to the NCAA Tournament tonight with a victory over San Diego State in the Mountain West Conference title game and save all that worrying about the bubble for another year. If the Aggies are to lift some hardware, junior guard Marco Anthony will have a lot to say..." March 13