Category: Around the WCC

Spring Surge Helps LMU Finish 2nd in Commissioner’s Cup

The impressive surge by Loyola Marymount’s spring sports helped power the university to finish 2nd overall in the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup, closing to finish right behind six-time champion BYU, and well ahead of 3rd-place finisher Gonzaga.  St. Mary’s finished 4th.

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Turk’s Take – An Important Week Left in the West Coast Conference

A lot remains at stake this week as conference play wraps up:

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Turk’s Take WCC PREVIEW

With the non-conference schedule behind us, it’s time to look at how the WCC will shake out.

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Turk’s Take WCC preview.

Once again, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s and BYU should finish at the top of the West Coast Conference standings.  After that trio of teams, it could be anybody who fills spots 4-8.  In fact, I changed the order of finish about six times.  The first part of the schedule is favorable to a couple of those …

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WCC transfer list part 2

A lot more movement in the league as expected. Here is the updated WCC transfer list. 

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Terry Porter head University of Portland men’s basketball coach

The final coaching vacancy in the WCC has been filled. Veteran NBA coach and player Terry Porter has verbally agreed to be next University of Portland head coach. News story can be read here.

WCC transfer list

Here is the first addition of the WCC transfer list. Look for this list to grow in the upcoming months. Four new head coaches in the conference will mean there is going to be a lot of roster turn over. Coach Lamont Smith at USD, who will be entering his second year, is wasting no time …

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Kyle Smith Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at USF

USF has hired Kyle Smith as Men’s Basketball Coach. Smith is the third new hire in the conference following Damon Stoudamire at Pacific, and Herb Sendek at Santa Clara. Only the University of Portland job remains open. The official press release can be read here. 

Herb Sendek hired at Santa Clara

According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Herb Sendek has been hired at Santa Clara. Sendek was the previous head coach at NC State and Arizona State. He has a overall coach record of 406-290 (.583) . The University of San Francisco and University of Portland still have head coaching vacancies.

Pacific Hires Damon Stoudamire

The University of Pacific has announced that Damon Stoudamire has been hired as the new men’s basketball head coach. Press release can be read here.  To get a better sense of who Damon Stoudamire is, we suggest reading this article posted on The Player’s Tribute website.