Sunday, July 29, 2007

Members of The Residew reunite

If you were not at Davidson in the early 1990s, you may be asking "Who is The Residew?"

Well, The Residew is only the greatest Davidson cover band ever. Many of us from the early 90s have so many memories of being at parties on Patterson Court while Brad Reddick blazed away on a guitar solo, or Chip Petree launched into the bass intro to "Fat Albert", or Joe Binns banged away on the drums - intentionally and tastefully speeding up or slowing down the tempo in certain songs as The Residew often did.

I'm glad to hear that they got back together to have some fun....and sort of wish I had seen it.

I used to have a tape of a show The Residew played at a party once, but it disappeared many years ago. I actually wish I still had it.

Anybody still have a tape floating around somewhere?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sad news from Wake Forest

Skip Prosser dies at age 56 news services

Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser died, multiple sources said Thursday. He was 56.
Prosser collapsed while jogging, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
He was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, an athletic department official told the newspaper.
Prosser left Orlando, where the AAU national tournament is being held, this morning at 6 a.m. to return to Wake Forest for a basketball camp.
Mark Prosser, Skip Prosser's son and a Bucknell assistant coach, received a phone call at about 2:40 p.m. ET this afternoon while watching games at the Milkhouse in Orlando. He left the gym immediately.
Prosser took over at Wake Forest in 2001 after coaching at Xavier for seven seasons, including five straight NCAA Tournament bids. He coached for one season at Loyola (Md.) in 1993-94.
Prosser's career record was 291-146 (.666). He was the 2003 ACC coach of the year. Prosser was 126-68 in six seasons at Wake Forest.
Last season, Wake Forest was 15-16 and lost to Virginia Tech in the second round of the ACC Tournament. In 2006, the Demon Deacons lost in the first round of the NIT.
In 2005, Wake Forest was a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but lost to West Virginia 111-105 in double overtime. It was Chris Paul's final game at Wake Forest.
The 2004 team reached the East Region semifinals, losing to St. Joseph's. The year before, Wake lost to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the ACC regular-season title.
He was the only coach in NCAA Tournament history to lead three different schools to the tournament in his first season at the school.
Prosser is survived by his wife, Nancy, and two sons: Scott and Mark, both in their 20s.

Curry/Team USA article on

Davidson's Curry Enjoys Time With National Team
Andrew Skwara

Stephen Curry played the role of hero this past March. Now, the Davidson guard knows what it feels like to be the villain too.

Curry, who carried the small school into the 2007 NCAA Tournament, helped lead the Americans to the silver medal earlier this week at the U-19 World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Americans faced a hostile environment every time they took the court.

"In every game we played, no matter who we played, the crowd was against us," Curry told "We didn't have any fans. In the close games, the calls didn't go your way. It required a lot of mental toughness. We learned how to win on the road."

Curry and his new teammates also learned how to play just about every type of offense and defense imaginable.

"Every game presented a different style of play," Curry said. "Argentina would often pass the ball 20 to 30 times on a single possession, so you had to work hard to close out on your man. France is a very up-tempo team like us so we had to concentrate on getting back on defense. They could really shoot it. Serbia was very detailed, using a lot of screens and movement."

Serbia gave the U.S. team the most problems, racing out to a 19-point lead in the second half of the final and holding on for a 74-69 win.

The Americans, who won their other eight games, beat Serbia 82-78 in pool play behind a 19-point performance from Curry. The sophomore guard from Charlotte, N.C., averaged 9.4 points a game and finished second on the team with 2.4 steals a game.

"It gave me a lot of confidence to know I can play with guys of this caliber," said Curry, who was not offered a scholarship by any ACC school. "It was another step toward putting myself and (Davidson) in the national spotlight. Hopefully we'll get a little more attention."

Curry grabbed plenty of attention in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, scoring 30 points in a loss to Maryland. He finished the season with a NCAA freshman-record 122 3-pointers.

That postseason performance helped land Curry on an American team consisting of some of the nation's top sophomores and incoming freshmen.

Arkansas' Patrick Beverley, who led the squad in scoring (13.0 ppg) and steals (3.4 spg), may have had the best tourney of any player.

"(Beverley) led the team," Curry said. "He was very unselfish, playing great defense and giving a lot of effort."

Curry said North Carolina power forward Deon Thompson was the Americans' most improved player. Thompson scored 18 points and pulled down 13 boards in their 78-75 win over France in the semifinals. He led the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg) and blocked shots (1.4 bpg).

"Deon went up against bigger guys down low and had to figure out how to get his shot off," Curry said. "Once he did, he did really well. Against France we needed somebody to step up with (Kansas') Darrell Arthur out. Deon scored six key buckets down the stretch."

Kansas State-signee Michael Beasley,'s No. 1-ranked prospect in the class of 2007, was also impressive. Beasley averaged 12.7 ppg and 5.3 rpg in just 17.1 minutes a game.
"(Beasley) is a great talent," Curry said. "Once he gets into a college system he'll learn you can't take possessions off. You get hurt doing that in college. But, I expect him to have a lot of success."

When it came to the international competition, Curry was most impressed by French forward Nick Batum and Argentine guard Nick De Los Santos. Batum has been listed in the top 10 of some 2008 mock drafts.

"Batum is like a silent killer," Curry said. "He didn't do anything flashy, but you'd look up and he'd have 20 points. De Los Santos reminded me of (San Antonio Spurs star Manu) Ginobili. He is a very crafty player."

Curry and the Americans did not face Australian center and Vanderbilt signee Andrew Ogilvy, who finished second in the tournament in scoring (22.3 ppg) and third in rebounding (9.8 rpg).
Davidson guard Stephen Curry proved he belonged among the top young players at the U-19 World Championships. Curry was among the American's top five scorers in Serbia. Here's the list:
Player, school PPG
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas 13.0
Michael Beasley, Kansas State 12.7
Deon Thompson, North Carolina 10.0
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse 9.5
Stephen Curry, Davidson 9.4

Monday, July 23, 2007

Most insane fan ever with disposable income

This guy is apparently a huge Ohio State fan and had a room in his house painted like.....well, you'll see. The artist did do a really good job, I must say.

So, who's going to have a room painted like Belk Arena?

Here's the real thing:

Davidson Journal article: Winter 2007

This afternoon, I found a Davidson Journal from Winter 2007 sitting in the lobby of my office. I sat down and thumbed through it and found this article. I figured I would scan it and post it. It's old, but what the heck. It's the offseason.
(Click on the picture for the full, readable size article.)

Team USA falls to Serbia in finals

USA Men's U19 World Championship Team To Return With Silver Medal, Falters Against Serbia 74-69 In Finals

July 22, 2007 >> Novi Sad, Serbia
The 2007 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team (8-1) gave it all they had, but missed 13 free throws during the game and eventually fell host Serbia (8-1) 74-69 in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal game on Sunday night in Novi Sad, Serbia. Deon Thompson (North Carolina / Torrance, Calif.) finished as the USA’s leading scorer for the second time in as many nights with 16 points, Patrick Beverley (Arkansas / Chicago, Ill.) scored 15 to go with a team-high eight rebounds and four steals, while Raymar Morgan (Michigan State / Canton, Ohio) checked in for 10 points.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

USA to face Serbia in World Championship Finals at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time


USA vs. Serbia

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Team USA is in the finals of the U19 World Championship tournament. They will face host country, Serbia, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Click here to watch live.

USA vs. France: Post-game interviews

Click here to watch video interview with Steph.

Team USA advances to U19 World Championship Finals

Team USA came back from a 4th quarter deficit of 11 points to win the semifinal game against France 78-75. Steph Curry hit the game clinching jumper.

Team USA faces Serbia, the host country, in the finals tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live video should be availabe on the FIBA website.

More to come.

Highlight video of Brad Smith, former Davidson kicker

For those that may not know, Brad has graduated from Davidson, but still has eligibility remaining. He's enrolled in graduate school at the University of Southern California (yep, USC), and is walking on to the football team there to play out his eligibility. Good luck, Brad!!

Watch Steph & Team USA vs. France at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

USA vs. France

Saturday: 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Team USA is in the semifinals of the U19 World Championship tournament. They will face France at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Team USA already beat France once last Wednesday, 87-82, and it was supposedly an upset. Therefore, this will likely be a tough game. France is apparently the tournament favorite.

Click here to watch live.

UPDATE: The video does not seem to be working. I'm not sure what's going on. The game is in progress right now.

UPDATE #2: Video is on again. The FIBA website must have been having problems during the 1st half.

Steph in action vs. Argentina

Post-game interview with Steph: Click here

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Watch USA face Argentina at 7:30 am EST

USA vs. Argentina

Quarterfinals of U19 World Championship
NOTE: Gametime is 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on FRIDAY MORNING.

Click here to go straight to the FIBA video link page. It's free, so watch it if you can!

Steph playing vs. France

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Watch Steph & Team USA today online

Video starts in the quarterfinals (July 20th).

USA vs. France

Gametime is 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Click here to go straight to the FIBA video link page. It's free, so watch it if you can!

More pics of Steph with Team USA

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Curry in action vs. Serbia

Steph had 19 pts, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals in the win against Serbia.

Steph doing well for Team USA

Steph's averages:

5 Games
Minutes per game: 18.0
Points per game: 11.4
Rebounds per game: 4.4
Assists per game: 2.6
Steals per game: 2.6

Steph's profile page has all his individual game stats.

Watch Curry and Team USA live

FIBA To Offer Free Online Video Streaming Of Men's U19 Worlds Medal Round

GENEVA, Switzerland (July 17, 2007) – FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, today announced that it will provide free Internet broadcasting of the 2007 FIBA U19 Men's World Championship medal rounds from Novi Sad, Serbia. Fans can follow the July 20 quarterfinals, July 21 medal semifinals and the July 22 gold and bronze medal games at

Article on about UCLA game

West meets East
UCLA to host Davidson at Wooden Classic on Dec. 8

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- UCLA will play Davidson in the 14th annual John R. Wooden Classic basketball doubleheader in December.
The Dec. 8 game will be the first meeting between the teams since 1975, when UCLA won 91-64 at Pauley Pavilion in the same season Wooden retired.
The Bruins will be making their fifth consecutive appearance and 11th overall. They have a 7-3 record in the event.
UCLA made its second straight Final Four appearance last season.
Davidson has played in two consecutive NCAA tournaments and had a school-record 29 wins last season.
The other teams have not yet been announced.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Curry interview: Team USA

On the long travel day and his first impression of Serbia:
It's my first time over in Europe, so it's definitely a change from back in the States. The travel day was kinda long, just sitting in the airport and the long flight. We got over here, and it was tough adjusting to the time difference. The first practice was a little rough, but it got us adjusted to playing over here. I'm just having fun touring the city and practicing before the games.

On seeing McDonald's down the street from the hotel:
I'm happy to see McDonald's and some food that I recognize, but a different culture is an eye-opening experience. Stepping out of the box and being in a different country is always fun, so I'm enjoying it.

Do you know about the history between the USA and Serbia?
I'm just learning about the history and what happened back in the day, but definitely we want to handle ourselves responsibly, act right all the time and have our best behavior to represent our country well.

On first game:
That's what I've been waiting for since I got here. Practice is fun, but it's all about the games when it comes down to it. I've been looking forward to it. Sitting down here, looking at all the teams and stuff, it's starting to sink in that tomorrow we're going to be playing tomorrow, and I'll definitely be ready.

Steph Curry in action for Team USA

Curry helps U.S. hold off Serbia at U-19 World Championships
NOVI SAD, Serbia -- In their closest game yet in the Under-19 World Basketball Championships, the U.S. rode a 19-point, seven-rebound effort from Stephen Curry as it held off Serbia in the final two minutes for an 82-78 win Saturday.
The U.S. team improved to 3-0 and advances to the second round and will face Lithuania on July 16 before playing Brazil (July 17) and France (July 18).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Davidson adds UCLA to schedule

Davidson will play @ UCLA on December 8th. John Wooden, etc......yes, that UCLA!!
How about the non-conference schedule, huh? UNC, Duke, NC State, UCLA? Wow!!! The great thing is that Coach McKillop and Coach Matheny have built the program up to the point that we can now realistically win these types of games. These are exciting times for Davidson Basketball.
Anybody up for a trip to Cali in December?
Dear Wildcat Family,
The process of developing our schedule is always very challenging. Our associate head coach, Matt Matheny, spends an extraordinary amount of time and energy meeting this challenge and has always been sensational in fulfilling this responsibility. We are close to completing our 2007-08 schedule and I thought you might like some early information about our latest addition. On December 8th we will travel to Anaheim, California to play UCLA as part of the John Wooden Classic. We will play this one game as part of an afternoon double-header and it will be another opportunity for us to be on the national stage. To paraphrase the great poet Robert Browning: "Man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for." Our players and our staff are passionate about their commitment to make our program better. Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and inspiration.
Bob McKillop
Head Basketball Coach

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Curry in action for Team USA vs. China

Curry dropped 16 points on Team China in an exhibition game, which included NBA overall #6 draft pick, Yi Jianlian. Yao Ming is also on the Team China roster, but did not play. It is my understanding that Team China was the senior national team, not their under-19 team (which explains why Yao is on the roster).
I will update other games soon.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Another Curry-related article

"Live from the Kobe Skills Academy"

...Another guy who stood out from the pack was Davidson’s Stephen Curry. Despite being the shortest collegian in attendance, Curry was making it rain from various spots on the hardwood. It’s no shock that his father is former NBA marksman, Dell Curry, a career 40 percent three-point shooter in 16 NBA seasons. Curry also gave a good defensive effort and was somehow active under the boards.

...The final 15 minutes of the session was the 5-on-5 scrimmage. The teams were broken down into white and black jerseys. Black team: Budinger, David Lighty (Ohio State), Chris Lofton (Tennessee), Josh Carter (Texas A&M) and Wayne Ellington (UNC).White team: Curry, Marcelus Kemp (Nevada), Gerald Henderson (Duke), Jerel McNeal (Marquette), Bryce Taylor (Oregon).

Curry mentioned in Team USA article

The relevant portion from the article on

Whenever I visit with coaches who have had players compete for one of USA Basketball's summer teams, they rave about how much confidence their guys gained while practicing against some of America's top collegians for a month. By that standard, the players who seem poised to gain the most from the under-19 experience are Patrick Beverley, a 6-1 guard from Arkansas; Stephen (pronounced STEFF-in) Curry, a 6-1 guard from Davidson and Deon Thompson, a 6-8 center from North Carolina...

...Curry, meanwhile, gave the Americans a huge lift off the bench Sunday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 4 for 4 from three-point range. Curry was the only player on the team who hailed from a mid-major school. (Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin is also on the U.S. squad, but most people have stopped thinking of Gonzaga as a mid-major.) True hoops junkies know all about Curry; he broke the NCAA's single-season freshman record for threes made (122) while leading the Southern Conference in scoring (21.5 ppg) and free throw percentage (85.5 percent). He has yet to carve out a national reputation. That should change next season, when Davidson returns all 11 scholarship players from the team that went 29-5 and almost beat Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament. "I had a little sour taste coming out of high school knowing that none of the major D-I schools wanted to take a chance on me," Curry said. "For me to come here and be able to practice bringing the ball up the court against really good defensive guards I don't usually see is going to help me get better."

Steph Curry's Team USA bio page

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Steph Curry makes Team USA

USA Men's U19 World Championship Team Named

DALLAS, Texas (June 30, 2007) – Selecting from 18 players who participated in the USA Basketball U19 World Championship Trials in Dallas, Texas, USA Basketball announced today the official 12 player roster for the USA U19 squad. Featuring three members of last summer’s victorious USA U18 Team, the selected players will represent the United States in the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship (players must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1988) that will be held July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Selected for the USA U19 World Championship squad were: Darrell Arthur (Kansas / Dallas, Texas); Michael Beasley (Notre Dame Prep, Mass./ Frederick, Md.); Patrick Beverley (Arkansas / Chicago, Ill.): Matt Bouldin (Gonzaga / Highlands Ranch, Colo.); Stephen Curry (Davidson / Charlotte, N.C.); Jonny Flynn (Niagara Falls H.S. / Niagara Falls, N.Y.); Donte’ Greene (Towson Catholic H.S. / Baltimore, Md.); DeAndre Jordan (Bellaire Episcopal H.S. / Humble, Texas); David Lighty (Ohio State / Cleveland, Ohio); Raymar Morgan (Michigan State / Canton, Ohio); Tajuan Porter (Oregon / Detroit, Mich.); and Deon Thompson (North Carolina / Torrance, Calif.).

Click here for Team USA U19 Roster