Come on, admit it. You scratched your head at least once when you heard former ESPN basketball analyst Jimmy Dykes had been named head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Arkansas.
We here at Whispers sure did. Dykes hasn’t coached in over 20 years, has never been a head coach and has never coached the women’s game. Whispers kind of felt like Gino Auriemma, the revered University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach, who, according to the Associated Press, sniffed that the hire was “outside the box.”
Well, Whispers thinks we’ve figured out why, at least in part, the decision was made to hire Dykes. His hire was announced on March 30, a Sunday, and by the end of the week, The Razorback Foundation, the university’s fundraising... [ MORE ]