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Author: Brooks Melchior

DID VANDERBILT AND CAL MISS THIS VIDEO OF RUSSELL TURNER?

After his team was soundly beaten in the NCAA tournament by Oregon last Sunday, UC-Irvine head basketball coach Russell Turner volunteered to the media a strategy he employed on the sidelines during the lopsided 19-point loss that had just ended UCI’s season. When asked by a reporter, “you were talking closely with (Oregon player) Louis King. You talked with him for a little bit. (After the game.) Can you share what you were talking to him about?“ Turner, whose resume includes significant stints as an assistant at Wake Forest, Stanford and the Golden State Warriors along with nine seasons at UCI, had this to say in response …

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WHAT HISTORY SOUNDS LIKE: ARIANS ON TWO FEMALE ASSISTANTS

Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first NFL team in history to hire two women as full-time assistant coaches. This week at NFL league meetings in Phoenix, the man who made that history, Bucs coach Bruce Arians, talked to reporters about his adding Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar to his staff. “It’s time. It’s time and I’ll be happy when it’s not news anymore. That’s where it should be heading. “Two super-qualified people. (Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar.) “I had Dr. (Jen) Welter with me here (in Arizona) and it worked out fine. (Welter became first female …

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REPORT: RICK BARNES PART OF ADMISSION FIXER’S TEXAS SCHEME

In the immediate aftermath of a SportsbyBrooks.com exclusive report uncovering the connection between Silicon Valley venture capitalist Christopher Schaepe and college admissions scandal kingpin Rick Singer, Connie Loizos of Techcrunch.com reported today that Schaepe is out at the firm he co-founded 19 years ago, Lightspeed Venture Partners. Excerpt: Sources say that soon after the admissions scandal broke, Schaepe hired a lawyer, then told Lightspeed, which made the decision to part ways with him. But seemingly, a sports blogger named Brooks Melchior played his own role in the news and why it burst into public view today. As Melchior noted …

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