NCAA WiretapJuly 2007 NCAA Wiretap

Wake Forest Head Coach Prosser Dies Of Heart Attack

Jul 26, 2007 4:12 PM

Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser died on Thursday morning of an apparent heart attack shortly after jogging.

Prosser was rushed to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Prosser, 56, was one of the most well-liked coaches in the industry and known for his witty and sarcastic sense of humor.

He grew up in Pittsburgh and went to high school at Carnegie before attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Roy Williams Has Vertigo

Jul 18, 2007 6:29 PM

North Carolina coach Roy Williams announced Wednesday that he has vertigo.

During his annual summer news conference, Williams said he started feeling sick earlier this week. The 56-year-old coach spoke in a low voice during the 30-minute session and answered questions about his health and next year's team.

Williams said this was his first bout with vertigo, which is a sensation of dizziness or tilting, in two years.

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U.S. Cuts Pan-Am Roster To 14

Jul 15, 2007 2:01 AM

Villanova coach Jay Wright was clear about a few things prior to the start of the five-practice trials for the Pan Am Games team on Thursday: the team with the best chance to win internationally was going to be selected, not necessarily an all-star, future NBA team. And, oh by the way, the selection committee, not Wright, was making the call.

So, that might explain why there were some surprise additions and omissions from the 14 players selected out of the 30 who tried out for the squad. The roster will be trimmed again, this time by two, in advance of next Saturday's departure for the competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Late Saturday night, the selection committee, which consisted of Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, Oregon's Ernie Kent, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Kansas' Bill Self, junior college representative Scott Schumacher and athletic representative A.J. Wynder, voted on a final list of 14 players. In a rare format for high-profile players who have mostly never tried out for a team in their basketball careers, let alone getting cut, USA Basketball men's program executive director Sean Ford read off the names of finalists in a banquet room.

And they were, according to multiple sources: Roy Hibbert (Georgetown), Wayne Ellington (North Carolina), Shan Foster (Vanderbilt), Kyle Weaver and Derrick Low (Washington State), Eric Maynor (VCU), Bryce Taylor and Maarty Leunen (Oregon), Josh Carter (Texas A&M), D.J. White (Indiana), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), James Gist (Maryland) and Joey Dorsey (Memphis).

USA Basketball is expected to officially announce the roster Sunday morning.

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Duke's Nelson Suffers Wrist Injury

Jul 14, 2007 5:35 PM

Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson suffered a left wrist injury Thursday night at the Pan American Games Trials.

Duke's leading scorer from last season, Nelson is one of 32 players seeking a roster spot on the American national team. He is expected to return to Durham to have the injury examined by Duke's medical staff on Saturday.

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