Jack Murphy

25 Jun 19
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The Austin High varsity baseball team is fresh off a third-place finish in the Minnesota State Baseball Tournament, defeating both second-seeded Hillary Murray and the top-seeded Monticello Magic in the process. Rocky Hulne tells an incredible story about the competitive history between the Austin and Monticello senior players in his June 20th article of the […]

25 Jun 19
Paul Whiteside Rugby League

If you were to travel south of Cheshire to any part of the country and asked people to name a rugby league team I’d guess that Wigan would be a fairly popular answer. Wigan RL is an institution, so much history and tradition. Since the mid 80s they have lead the way in the sport […]

25 Jun 19
Big Brother Blog

It’s that time of year again! The Big Brother 21 cast was released last week, and 16 houseguests have moved into the Big Brother House.  Some are hoping to find a showmance, others are looking to boost their social media following, and some are actually even trying to win the game! Over the last few […]

25 Jun 19
Best Books Hub

Best Financial Analyst Books Financial Analyst’s Indispensable Pocket Guide 1st Edition by Ram Ramesh  How to Become A Financial Analyst by Anthony Jones   The Financial Analyst’s Handbook by Sumner N. Levine  Cash Flow Analysis: A Guide for the Corporate Financial Analyst by Ann Marie Svoboda & Blackworth Publishing LLC Direct Path to the CFA Charter: […]

25 Jun 19
PhillyLacrosse.com

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/24/19 From US Lacrosse Fifty players – including two from South Jersey – have advanced to the second round of tryouts for the 2020 U.S. men’s U19 team. US Lacrosse welcomed 104 of the nation’s top young players to a three-day tryout this past weekend at the National Team Training Center and a […]

25 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

The Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the world premiere of SAFE SPACE will begin tomorrow, June 25, and continue until July 21st. This is a new play by Alan Fox; The three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia) was the director. The main […]

25 Jun 19
David Murphy

She heard the click of the ratchet, and saw the oil pan, sweat, and the grease. Heat waves shimmered out over the prairie, while wind stroked the wheat. From his back beneath his black ’70 Camaro, he saw her bronzed, crossed legs swinging. He tightened the oil plug, came out from under the car, and […]

24 Jun 19
News Directory

Bay Street Theater is delighted to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE which starts tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. Here's a new play by Alan Fox; director from Jack Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, Coast Utopia) got through Tony Prize. The play Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, the upcoming film […]

24 Jun 19
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20 June 2019 EXETER – The dott. Jon W. Pollard, principal of Wyoming High School Area, announces the students who qualified for the Honor Roll for the fourth marking period of the academic year 2018-2019. The following policy adopted by the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Area Board will be used as a criterion […]

24 Jun 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1694167-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1694167-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1694167-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1694167-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Jack Murphy, coach for Northern Arizona University, signs a basketball at the Coach vs. Cancer fundraiser event on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Rachel Aston Las Vegas Review-Journal @rookie__rae Northern Arizona basketball coach Jack Murphy (Courtesy) FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, in Manhattan, Kan. The top programs in college basketball have state-of-the-art practice facilities and play in arenas that would make some pro teams jealous. At the low end of Division I basketball, the workout rooms can be a haphazard array of random weights and the gym of the bandbox variety, often not even on campus. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Two observations to be made about the Northern Arizona men’s basketball coaching job based on the past 25 years: — It has become a bastion for guys from Las Vegas. — But like that old Kenny Rogers song, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Since the 1994-95 season, NAU’s Lumberjacks have had three full-time basketball coaches. Two were from Las Vegas. The one from California had the shortest tenure. Ben Howland’s third NAU team went 21-7; his fourth and fifth, 21-8. After which he left the cool pines of Flagstaff for the grimy smokestacks of Pittsburgh to become head coach of the Pitt Panthers. Ben Howland knew when to fold ’em. His assistant Mike Adras, who had built a powerhouse at Bishop Gorman, replaced Howland as NAU coach. In his first season, Adras guided the Lumberjacks to the NCAA Tournament where they nearly upset second-seeded St. John’s. Adras wanted to build on that. But he was fired after 13 seasons at NAU having never matched the success of his first team. Mike Adras did not know when to fold ’em. He was replaced at NAU by fellow Las Vegan Jack Murphy. Murphy did not build a powerhouse at Bishop Gorman. He washed socks and jocks as Al La Rocque’s student manager at Durango High. In his third season, Murphy coached the Lumberjacks to a school record 23 wins and a runner-up finish in the College Insider.com tournament. He stayed four more years, going 5-25, 9-23, 5-27 and 10-21. Approaching the last year of his contract under a new athletic director, Murphy thought he might have a nice team in 2019-20 and save his job. He had almost convinced himself of it when his phone rang recently. It was embattled Sean Miller at Arizona. Miller’s top assistant job was open amid the maelstrom that has seen one of his former aides go to prison over NCAA recruiting violations and a second placed on administrative leave. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. Parting sorrow Murphy discussed the opportunity with his wife, Michelle, and La Rocque, who sat on his bench during his first season in Flagstaff. Father-in-law Jim Livengood, the former Arizona and UNLV athletic director, also may have added .02 or a nickel of advice. He elected to walk away from uncertainty in Flagstaff to run into turmoil in Tucson. While the investigation of Miller’s program was considered, Murphy said it wasn’t what made the decision difficult. “The hardest part was leaving my guys at NAU,” he said during a telephone conversation Friday before departing on a recruiting trip to Chicago. “The student-athletes that I recruited, the bonds I formed with them and their families, that was the most difficult part of this decision, leaving them.” As for the dark cloud enveloping Miller and the program from whence he came, Murphy said he believed the Arizona coach to be “a man of great character.” Those who heard Miller’s name referenced on FBI wiretap may draw another conclusion. “We had very open and frank discussions — the reason why he’s been able to kind of power through these tough times,” said the 39-year-old Murphy, who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arizona and spent eight seasons as Lute Olson’s manager, recruiting coordinator, administrative assistant, video coordinator and operations director. “There’s light at the end of the tunnel,” he said of his alma mater. “Dark days have been here the past couple of years but there’s light at the end.” Although contract terms were not disclosed, Murphy is replacing Mark Phelps, who was making $275,000 annually when Arizona put him on paid leave in February. Murphy was earning $184,500 at NAU. A man has to feed his family. And should the light in the tunnel to which Murphy referred be attached to a freight train? Well, he might still be well positioned. There probably would be an interim coach, and that was what Steve Fisher was at Michigan before winning the NCAA championship. The court at San Diego State, where he spent 18 seasons, is now named for Fisher. Like the song says, there will be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done. But Jack Murphy says Arizona has a great recruiting class coming in. For now, he seems delighted to be sitting at Sean Miller’s table. Contact Ron Kantowski at rkantowski@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0352. Follow @ronkantowski on Twitter. [rjtemplate class=”rj-isidebar3-elem”] Murphy’s record The head coaching record of Jack Murphy at Northern Arizona: 2012-13: 11-21 2013-14: 15-17 2014-15: 23-15* 2015-16: 5-25 2016-17: 9-23 2017-18: 5-27 2018-19: 10-21 *-school record for wins, College Insider.com tournament runner-up. [/rjtemplate]
24 Jun 19
Salford RLFC Supporters' Trust

If you were to travel south of Cheshire to any part of the country and asked people to name a rugby league team I’d guess that Wigan would be a fairly popular answer. Wigan RL is an institution, so much history and tradition. Since the mid 80s they have lead the way in the sport […]

24 Jun 19
RugbyLAD

Locked in. The Ulster Rugby management team has confirmed the senior playing squad for next season, with 37 fully-contracted players and 7 development players included. Of the 44 players named in the panel, 41 are Irish-qualified and 27 have progressed through Ulster’s player development pathway. Nine players who started the 2018/19 season in the Abbey […]