03.23.05

Does The NAIA Have Probation Or A Death Penalty?

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From ESPN.com :

Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova to the 1985 national championship, could coach again.

Massimino, 70, is discussing a position at Northwood University, an NAIA school in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Palm Beach Post reported in Wednesday’s editions.

“We’re in the process of talking and I really like the people there,” Massimino (above) told the paper. He hasn’t coached since leaving Cleveland State two years ago.

Northwood is in the process of developing men’s and women’s teams that won’t play until 2006-07.

“I miss it,” Massimino told the paper. “I miss the practices and the players.”

Massimino coached with Northwood athletic director Rick Smoliak at SUNY-Stony Brook in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

“We’re talking to him but still working out some details,” provost John Haynie told the paper. “We’ve been talking with him and he’s really interested in coming here. It’s really just steamrolled from there.”

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