Maurice Joseph will take over on an interim basis, after an investigation into allegations of former coach Mike Longeran committed verbal use to his players became true in recent weeks.
On a different front, the Zika virus moves the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic to Orlando
With the Zika virus still hanging in South America and the Caribbean Islands (which mostly scared some major athletes from attending the Rio Olympics this past August), ESPN Events announced on Monday that the annual Tip-Off Classic will give more time for the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando to host more games.
Usually, a whole slate of games takes place while most of America is feasting on turkey and football each Thanksgiving Day. The same teams will play in Orlando on November 17 to 20 with the field involving Xavier, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Clemson, Davidson, Missouri, Northern Iowa and Tulane.
DePaul does Northwestern a huge favor
With DePaul preparing to move to a nice downtown Chicago arena alongside Lake Shore Drive in November 2017, Northwestern will play their 2017-2018 season at Allstate Arena in nearby Rosemont. This is due to the fact that 15 miles away, 53 year old Welsh-Ryan Arena on the Evanston campus will be getting a facelift and give modern-day conveniences to the fans and the media.