Stevens will remain Butler's coach

The Associated PressApril 9, 2010 

Brad Stevens is content to stay at Butler. The 33-year-old coach, who was a buzzer-beating shot shy of winning the NCAA basketball championship, signed a 12-year deal Thursday that extends through the 2021-22 season.

Butler spokesman Jim McGrath declined to say how much the deal was worth, though Stevens had a total compensation package of $750,000 last season.

The move should end, at least temporarily, speculation that Stevens would leave. Jobs at Oregon, of the Pac-10, and two ACC schools, Clemson and Wake Forest, are open.

More basketball

Early entries: Oklahoma sophomore guard Willie Warren and Vanderbilt junior center A.J. Ogilvy said they plan to enter the NBA Draft. Warren, 6 feet 4, led the Sooners in scoring at 16.3 points per game, and 6-11 Ogilvy, from Australia, averaged 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds.

Additionally, Penn State junior guard Talor Battle (5-11, 18.5 ppg), Lipscomb junior power forward Adnan Hodziz of Bosnia (6-9, 22.7 ppg), and Texas freshman guard Avery Bradley (6-2, 11.6 ppg) declared themselves eligible for the draft.

However, those three said they would not hire an agent yet and would have until May 8 to decide whether to withdraw from the draft.

Hill out at Rutgers: Fred Hill appears to be out as Rutgers basketball coach after four seasons, The Home News of New Brunswick, N.J., reported.

Holland honored: East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland, the former basketball coach at Virginia, is one of four individuals who will be inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on May 2.

The other inductees are surfing great Ben Bourgeois, coaching legend Joe Miller and boxing trainer Sherriedale Morgan (posthumously).

Track and field

Coleman gets honor: Former St. Augustine's All-American Chris Coleman will be inducted into the NCAA Hall of Fame on May 26.

Coleman, a Fuquay-Varina native and now the jumps coach at N.C. State, won the NCAA indoor triple jump championship in 1994 and added indoor and outdoor championships in 1995.

The Hall of Fame induction will take place during the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Charlotte on May 27-29.


St. Aug's 13-14 St. Paul's 0-0: St. Augustine's swept a CIAA doubleheader from host Saint Paul's to clinch the regular-season championship for the second consecutive season.

The Falcons (31-17, 16-4) visit Davis & Elkins in a three-game weekend series before heading to the CIAA championships in Petersburg, Va., on Thursday.

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