Danielle O'Banion was named the 12th head women's basketball coach at Loyola University Maryland in April, 2021. O'Banion brings 20 years of Division I coaching experience to the Greyhounds, most-recently serving her second stint as an assistant at the University of Minnesota over the past three seasons. Her teams have combined for 10 postseason appearances, including five NCAA tournaments and one run to the Final Four. “I am so excited to welcome Danielle O'Banion to the Loyola Athletics family as our next head women's basketball coach,” said Donna M. Woodruff, Loyola's Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics. “It was very clear through our process that Coach O'Banion was the right person to lead our program moving forward. She brings an impressive combination of coaching expertise, successful playing experience and a demonstrated commitment to developing the women in our program as exceptional leaders, student-athletes and citizens while on-campus and well after graduation. The future is very bright with Danielle as the leader of Loyola women's basketball.” Originally from Arlington, Virginia, O'Banion returns to the Mid-Atlantic after coaching stints at Minnesota, Memphis, Kent State and Harvard. A standout recruiter who has brought in four Top-50 classes during her career, she has also held multiple leadership positions within both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Advocates for Athletic Equity (formerly Black Coaches and Administrators). “I believe in Loyola University Maryland, and I am honored that Loyola believes in me,” O'Banion said. “I am especially grateful to Vice President Dr. Robert Kelly and Director of Athletics Donna Woodruff for entrusting me with the future of our Loyola women's basketball program. Loyola, its ideals and the city of Baltimore are a championship combination, and I am eager to begin the work of building a Greyhounds women's basketball championship tradition.” O'Banion rejoined Minnesota in 2018 following a two-year stint as associate head coach at Memphis. During the past three seasons with the Golden Gophers, she worked primarily with the post players while also playing a key role in recruiting. Recent additions to the program include Alexia Smith, the first five-star recruit in program history, and 2020 Big Ten All-Freshman honoree Jasmine Powell. Originally an assistant at Minnesota from 2002-07, O'Banion's first assistant stint coincided with the best five-year run in team history. The Golden Gophers made four-consecutive NCAA tournaments, advancing to one Final Four (2004) and two Sweet Sixteens (2003, 2005); they also added a WNIT appearance in 2007. O'Banion worked primarily with the backcourt, coaching four All-Big Ten selections and one Kodak All-American (current Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen). O'Banion then spent four years at Memphis from 2008-12, earning a promotion to associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the final three seasons. She helped bring in the No. 1-ranked recruiting classes in Conference USA (Top 50 nationally) in each of her first two years on-campus, and her 2011 recruiting class was the highest-ranked in program history. Those recruits succeeded on the court with Memphis winning 78 games during her four seasons while making three postseason appearances.
The College Basketball Experience (@TCEonSGPN) on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network previews a loaded college basketball lineup for Tuesday, January 4th. Pick Dundee aka (@TheColbyD) previews and predicts just how every single game on the college basketball slate will pan out and gives out his top plays of the night. Will TyTy Washington Jr. and Kentucky grab a huge road win in Baton Rouge against Tari Eason and the LSU Tigers? Can Kofi Cockburn and Illinois head to The Barn and grab a win against Payton Willis and the Minnesota Golden Gophers? Will Cam Hayes and NC State pick up a huge road win against Justyn Mutts and the Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg? Can Tanner Groves and the Oklahoma Sooners knock off the undefeated Baylor Bears and James Akinjo? Will Hunter Dickinson and the Michigan Wolverines pick up a nice road against Geo Baker and the Rutgers Scarlett Knights? Can Tre Mitchell and Texas survive a tough road scare against Nijel Pack and the Kansas State Wildcats? Will we see Tyrese Samuel and Seton Hall pick up a big time road win against Chuck Harris and the Butler Bulldogs? We talk it all and more on this daily edition of The College Basketball Experience. Get all of our College Basketball picks for free - sg.pn/cbbpicks Make sure you subscribe to The College Football Experience at sg.pn/tcfe Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Subscribe - Apple | Spotify Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Discuss - Slack | Reddit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this week's Got Your Eers On?, Mike Casazza of 247Sports joins us to discuss the WVU Football loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Jarret Doege's big transfer announcement, and what we might expect from football in 2022, and WVU Basketball grinds through a shorthanded game in Austin against the Texas Longhorns where they pick up their second loss. Join us for all this and more on this week's episode of Got Your Eers On?...!
West Virginia vs. Minnesota College Football Pick Prediction 12/28/2021 by Tony T. West Virginia vs. Minnesota—Golden Gophers finished with two straight victories to finish at 8-4 on the year winning at a down Indiana team and beating Wisconsin at home. Minnesota was decimated with injuries to their running back position. Senior quarterback Tanner Morgan had another down season. He completed only 59.7% of his passes throwing for 10 touchdowns and 8 pick.
On episode No. 216 of The Draft Analysts, Chris Tripodi and Tony Pauline discuss the eight bowl games on the schedule Tuesday, Dec. 28 and Wednesday, Dec. 29. They break down Louisville Cardinals safeties Qwynnterrio Cole and Kenderick Duncan Jr. against a run-heavy Air Force Falcons team in the First Responder Bowl, several interesting Liberty Bowl matchups between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Mississippi State Bulldogs, West Virginia Mountaineers defensive lineman Dante Stills against a strong Minnesota Golden Gophers offensive line in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl and the Iowa State Cyclones offense facing a talented Clemson Tigers defense without star running back Breece Hall in the Cheez-It Bowl.
On this week's Got Your Eers On?, WVU Football prepares to face off with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl and the guys give their thoughts on the chances for a Mountaineer victory, and WVU Basketball gets themselves organized in the second half to get a 30 point victory over Youngstown State to move to 11-1! Join us for all this and more on this week's episode of Got Your Eers On?...!
Final preparations are underway for the West Virginia University football team. The Mountaineers and Golden Gophers of Minnesota will battle in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix next Tuesday.On this episode, the "Guys" breakdown the matchup and offer their insight into how WVU can finish the season with a victory.Brad, Tony and Hoppy also take a peak into the state of Big 12 Conference play for the WVU (11-1) basketball team along with answering listener questions.A generous Christmas treat from a loyal listener is also unwrapped.The crew will release its Best of 2021 episode next Thursday.Happy Holidays from Three Guys Before The Game.
The College Football Experience (@TCEonSGPN) on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network previews the upcoming week of college football bowl games. Pick Dundee aka (@TheColbyD) , Patty C (@PattyC831) & NC Nick (@NC_Nick) pick each and every bowl game on the slate in the next week and key in on the current news going on in the college football world. Will Dorian Thompson-Robinson and UCLA put it on Devin Leary and NC State? Can Brett Gabbert and Miami OH score a win in Texas against DeAndre Torrey and North Texas? Will Emory Jones and Florida finish the season on a positive note against Mikey Keene and UCF? Can Drew Plitt and Ball State pull off the upset against Darren Grainger and the Georgia State Panthers? Will Seth Henigan and Memphis take care of business against Dedrick Parsonand the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors? Is Keaton Mitchell and East Carolina a live dog in Annapolis, Maryland against Pat Garwo III and Boston College? Will Jarquez Hunter and Auburn win practically a home game against Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars? Can Brad Roberts and Air Force knock off Malik Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals? Will Mike Leach and Mississippi State get revenge against Tahj Brooks and Texas Tech? Can Jarrett Doege and West Virginia knock off Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers? Will Tavion Fleet-Davis and Maryland take care of business against J.C. Price and Virginia Tech? Can Brock Purdy and Iowa State knock off Will Shipley and the Clemson Tigers in Florida? Will Travis Dye and Oregon be a live dog against Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners? We talk it all and more on this special edition episode of The College Football Experience. Make sure you subscribe to The College Basketball Experience at sg.pn/tcbe Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Subscribe - Apple | Spotify Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Discuss - Slack | Reddit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After hitting on the Travares Tillman news briefly, we get to know about the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team. And then, The Only Podcast co-host John Kirby drops by to talk the Big Ten basketball season, the best part of MSU's early season and angst about tonight's game at The Barn. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. PrizePicks Don't hesitate, check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “LOCKEDON” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! NetSuite Over twenty-seven thousand businesses already use NetSuite and RIGHT NOW through the end of the year NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program to those ready to upgrade at NetSuite.com/LOCKEDONNCAA. Omaha Steaks The holidays are around the corner and finding the perfect gift is tricky. Omaha Steaks makes it easy to send friends and family an unforgettable gift guaranteed to be loved. Go to Omaha Steaks dot com and enter “College” into the search bar to order The Perfect Gift Package. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nebraska women's basketball team caps its four-game road swing by opening Big Ten Conference competition at Minnesota on Monday. Tip-off between the Huskers (8-0) and Golden Gophers (6-4) is set for 7 p.m. (CT) at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
A Big Ten West title seemed well out of reach for the Hawkeyes four weeks ago, but then they won four in a row and got a little help from P.J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers. John Steppe and Mike Hlas talk about Iowa's improbable Big Ten West title and the upcoming matchup against Michigan on a special edition of Hawk Off the Press.