TCU close to deal with Dixon, sources say

first_imgFacebook Twitter Previous articleStudent campaign honors student veterans at TCUNext articleEaster Bunny comes early for TCU alumni and families Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Pittsburgh head coach and former Horned Frog Jamie Dixon may be returning to Fort Worth soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal printFor the second Sunday night in a row, TCU basketball is making news.Last Sunday, around 11:30 p.m., news broke that TCU had fired head coach Trent Johnson after a four-year stint with the team.Last night, rumors started swirling that the Frogs have found his replacement.Jamie Dixon, the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers, is rumored to be in the closing stages of a deal with TCU to become the new head coach.Dixon played at TCU from 1984-1987 before embarking on a short minor-league basketball career. He has been the coach at Pittsburgh since 2003 and was the Naismith Coach of the Year in 2009.He was rumored to be on the short list for the position immediately after Johnson was fired, but because Pittsburgh is a perennial NCAA Tournament team, many believed that Dixon would not leave a more successful program for Fort Worth.CBS first reported that Dixon was in contract talks with TCU on Sunday afternoon, just two days after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday night that an announcement naming Dixon as the new head coach could be made as early as Monday or Tuesday. Dixon’s contract with Pittsburgh runs until 2023, and his buyout clause is around $10 million, the Star-Telegram reported. He currently earns $3.2 million per year. Still, it’s important to note that all of these reports come without official word from TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte.While nothing is certain, the hire would be an impressive accomplishment for a basketball program that has struggled over the past few seasons. Dixon’s name brings credibility, and his resume could boost recruiting.At the very least, he’s made for another entertaining Sunday night for TCU basketball fans. Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliard TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Grant McGalliard Linkedin Grant McGalliard TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Dixon reflects on miracle buzzer beater against Texas in 1986 Twitter + posts Grant McGalliard Grant McGalliard Facebook ReddIt Linkedin TCU sees season end in miserable fashion at Big 12 tournament ‘We’ve got to be better’: Dixon disappointed with TCU’s 20-point loss in Lubbocklast_img read more

Greseth capitalizes for Buffalo River win, Arneson captures Sanders Challenge title

first_imgBuffalo River Race Park winner Michael Greseth (right) is joined in victory lane following the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour by members of the Todd Sanders family and tour champion Austin Arneson. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerGLYNDON, Minn. (Aug. 20) – Michael Greseth took the win while Austin Arneson took the title in the Sunday finale for the Sanders IMCA Modified Challenge Tour Sunday at Buffalo River Race Park.Greseth used a restart with 13 laps to go to move by leader Dale Kraling. From there, he withstood challenges from Kraling on two more restarts and captured the $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying victory over Arneson.With the second place finish, Arneson was crowned the 2017 Sanders Modified Tour champion.Points were tallied all four nights of the tour, with each driver’s worst night being thrown out. By night’s end at Buffalo River, Arneson edged out Greseth by a mere one point to claim the championship and the $1,500 bonus.“This is a fun tour,” said Arneson. “With a tour like this, it’s nice to have all the hard work pay off. It’s even better when you can do it in front of your hometown people.”A season-high 29 IMCA Modifieds were checked in at Glyndon.Matt Talley was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner and Brandon Schmidt topped a hotly contested IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. The Mach-1 Sport Compact winner was Daniel Harstad.Feature results – 1. Michael Greseth; 2. Austin Arneson; 3. Dale Kraling; 4. Tyler Peterson; 5. Rob VanMil; 6. Trent Grager; 7. Justin Jones; 8. Dev Malmlov; 9. Marcus Tomlinson; 10. Michael Johnson; 11. Tyler Hall; 12. Lucas Rodin; 13. Josh Beaulieu; 14. Myles Tomlinson; 15. Cody Peterson; 16. Lance Scholling; 17. Bryce Bjerken; 18. Rich Pavlicek; 19. Brennan Borg; 20. Karmith Christensen; 21. Luke Scholling; 22. Jamie Schulz; 23. Patrick Brejcha; 24. Dave Shipley.last_img read more