Jim Boylen – Family Man

Came across this cool article on Jim Boylen, now a Spurs assistant and UMaine graduate class of 1987. http://www.nba.com/spurs/features/130828_boylen_rodriguez

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Urban Meyer and Motivation

Pete Thamel with a great look at Urban Meyer’s approach to motivating his team. http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/01/13/ohio-state-buckeyes-urban-meyer-national-championship

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Shoe Companies in the Recruiting Game

Rob Dauster has a take on high level recruiting and the influence of major shoe companies. http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/16/thoughts-on-antonio-blakeney-shoe-companies-and-a-decommitments/

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Winning DNA

Jack Andrade from a local Providence website wrote an article about our program at RIC after last season that referenced our “Winning DNA.” http://www.golocalprov.com/sports/rics-season-ends-after-8th-straight-ncaa-tournament-appearance

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Youth and Injuries

Two things I don’t ever want to talk about as a head coach are being young and having injuries.  The way I look at is this – every college basketball team has both.  It’s our job to be prepared for them and to deal with them.  They are both factors every season, just like so […]

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Mic’d Up at Game Day Practice

The local ABC station in Portland put a microphone on me during our game day practice before we played Vermont. http://www.wmtw.com/sports/bob-walsh-looking-to-lead-umaine-turnaround/30583530

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Portland Game Recap

We played Vermont down in Portland to try and connect with some of our fans in that part of the state. https://fillthesteins.bangordailynews.com/2015/01/08/matt-grondin/black-bear-hoops-in-portland-fts-observes/

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Draw It Up

When your team executes well in a late-game situation, you usually get credit for drawing up a great play.  The truth is you probably don’t want to be drawing anything up in a late time out.  You want to try and execute something your team knows – something you’ve practiced over and over. We beat […]

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