Patrick Brian Chambers is an American college basketball coach and the head men's basketball coach at Penn State University. He was hired on June 3, 2011. Born in Newtown Square, Chambers played collegiate basketball at Philadelphia University. Despite joining the team without a scholarship, he left it as the starting point guard and the team record-holder in assists, he is 7th all-time in steals and led the team to four NCAA Division II Sweet 16 appearances and two Elite Eight finishes. Chambers took over for Dennis Wolff as the head coach at Boston University following the 2008–09 season, he was the associate head coach at Villanova University. He started at Villanova as director of operations in May 2004, he was promoted to assistant coach after one season and Associate Head Coach in June 2008. Prior to Villanova, Chambers was an assistant at Philadelphia University, Delaware Valley College and Episcopal Academy. In his first season at BU, Chambers led the Terriers to a 21–14 overall record and an 11–5 mark in league play.
The Terriers fell just short of an America East Tournament Championship after falling to University of Vermont 83–70 on March 13, 2010. The team did qualify for the 3rd annual College Basketball Invitational and won their first postseason game since 1959, they hosted the first postseason game in program history, defeating Morehead State University in overtime at Case Gymnasium. In Chambers' second season at Boston University, he again led the Terriers to a 21–14 overall mark, including a 12–4 mark in conference play, they defeated Stony Brook University at Agganis Arena to win their sixth conference title and clinch an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. They received a #16 seed and fell to the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks in the round of 64 by a score of 72–53; the game marked the Terriers' first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2002. Penn State announced Chambers as the 12th head coach in Nittany Lion basketball history in June 2011; the best season Chambers has had at Penn State so far has been 2017 where the team finished 26-13 and their highest Big Ten finish in his tenure.
The season was highlighted with 3 wins over a 2017 NIT Championship. Chambers and his wife Courtney have four children: Grace, Ryan and Patrick. Penn State profile Villanova profile
Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States, based in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Despite its name, the conference consists of 14 members, they compete in the NCAA Division I. The conference includes the flagship public university in each of 11 states stretching from New Jersey to Nebraska, as well as two additional public land grant schools and a private university; the Big Ten Conference was established in 1895 when Purdue University president James H. Smart and representatives from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin gathered at Chicago's Palmer House Hotel to set policies aimed at regulating intercollegiate athletics. In 1905, the conference was incorporated as the "Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives"; the conference is one of the nation's oldest, predating the founding of the NCAA by a decade, was one of the first collegiate conferences to sponsor men's basketball.
Big Ten member institutions are predominantly major flagship research universities with large financial endowments and strong academic reputations. Large student enrollment is a hallmark of Big Ten Universities, as 13 of the 14 members feature enrollments of 20,000 or more students. Northwestern University, the only full member with a total enrollment of fewer than 30,000 students, is the lone private university among Big Ten membership. Collectively, Big Ten universities educate more than 520,000 total students and have 5.7 million living alumni. Big Ten universities engage in $9.3 billion in funded research each year. Though the Big Ten existed for nearly a century as an assemblage of universities located in the Midwest, the conference's geographic footprint now stretches east to the Atlantic Ocean. Big Ten universities are members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, an academic consortium. In 2014–2015, members generated more than $10 billion in research expenditures. Despite the conference's name, the Big Ten has grown to fourteen members, with the following universities accepting invitations to join: Pennsylvania State University in 1990, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2011, both the University of Maryland and Rutgers University in 2014.
Johns Hopkins University was invited in 2012 to join the Big Ten as an associate member participating in men's lacrosse, in 2015, it was accepted as an associate member in women's lacrosse. Notre Dame joined the Big Ten on July 2017 as an associate member in men's ice hockey. Notes Notes The University of Chicago was a co-founder of the conference. Lake Forest College attended the original 1895 meeting that led to the formation of the conference, but never participated in athletics or any other activities. Full members Full members Sport Affiliate Other Conference Other Conference The Big Ten Conference sponsors championship competition in 14 men's and 14 women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Notes: * Notre Dame joined the Big Ten in the 2017–18 school year as an affiliate member in men's ice hockey, it continues to field its other sports in the ACC except in football where it will continue to compete as an independent. ° Johns Hopkins joined the Big Ten in 2014 as an affiliate member in men's lacrosse, with women's lacrosse to follow in 2016.
It continues to field its other sports in the NCAA Division III Centennial ConferenceMen's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference that are played by Big Ten schools: Notes: 1: Fencing is a coeducational team sport, although a few schools field only a women's team. Ohio State and Penn State, like most NCAA fencing schools, have coed teams. 2: Men's rowing, whether heavyweight or lightweight, is not governed by the NCAA, but instead by the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. Rutgers Men's Rowing was downgraded to Club status in 2008, but remains a member of the EARC. 3: Unlike rifle, pistol is not an NCAA-governed sport. It is coeducational. 4: Rifle is technically a men's sport, but men's, women's, coed teams all compete against each other. Ohio State fields a coed team. Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big Ten Conference that are played by Big Ten schools: Initiated and led by Purdue University President James Henry Smart, the presidents of University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Purdue University and Lake Forest College met in Chicago on January 11, 1895 to discuss the regulation and control of intercollegiate athletics.
The eligibility of student-athletes was one of the main topics of discussion. The Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives was founded at a second meeting on February 8, 1896. Lake Forest was not at the 1896 meeting that established the conference and was replaced by the University of Michigan. At the time, the organization was more known as the Western Conference, consisting of Illinois, Wisconsin, Chicago and Northwestern; the first reference to the conference as the Big Nine was in 1899 after Indiana had joined. Nebraska first petitioned to join the league in 1900 and again in 1911, but was turned away both times. In April 1907, Michigan was voted out of the conference for failing to adhere to league rules. Ohio State was added to the conference in 1912; the first known references to the conference as the Big Ten were in December 1916, when Michigan sought to rejoin th
National Invitation Tournament
The National Invitation Tournament is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Played at regional sites and at Madison Square Garden in New York City each March and April, it was founded in 1938 and was the most prestigious post-season showcase for college basketball. Over time it became eclipsed by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament – known today informally as "March Madness"; the NIT has since been regarded more as a "consolation" tournament for teams that did not receive a berth in the NCAA tournament. A second, much more recent "NIT" tournament is played in November and known as the NIT Season Tip-Off; the "Preseason NIT", it was founded in 1985. Like the postseason NIT, its final rounds are played at Madison Square Garden. Both tournaments were operated by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association until 2005, when they were purchased by the NCAA, the MIBA disbanded. Unless otherwise qualified, the terms "NIT" or "National Invitation Tournament" refer to the post-season tournament in both common and official use.
The post-season National Invitation Tournament was founded in 1938 by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association, one year after the NAIA Tournament was created by basketball's inventor Dr. James Naismith, one year before the NCAA Tournament; the first NIT was won by the Temple University Owls over the Colorado Buffaloes. Responsibility for the NIT's administration was transferred in 1940 to the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee, a body of local New York colleges: Fordham University, Manhattan College, New York University, St. John's University, Wagner College; this became the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association in 1948. The tournament invited a field of 6 teams, with all games played at Madison Square Garden in downtown Manhattan; the field was expanded to 8 teams in 1941, 12 in 1949, 14 in 1965, 16 in 1968, 24 in 1979, 32 in 1980, 40 from 2002 through 2006. In 2007, the tournament reverted to the current 32-team format. In its early years, the NIT offered some advantages over the NCAA tournament: There was limited national media coverage of college basketball in the 1930s and'40s, playing in New York City provided teams greater media exposure, both with the general public and among high school prospects in its rich recruiting territory.
The NCAA tournament selection committee invited only one team each from eight national regions leaving better quality selections and natural rivals out of its field, which would opt for the NIT. From its onset and at least into the mid-1950s, the NIT was regarded as the most prestigious showcase for college basketball. All-American at Princeton and NBA champion with the New York Knicks and United States Senator Bill Bradley stated: In the 1940's, when the NCAA tournament was less than 10 years old, the National Invitation Tournament, a saturnalia held in New York at Madison Square Garden by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association, was the most glamorous of the post-season tournaments and had the better teams; the winner of the National Invitation Tournament was regarded as more of a national champion than the actual, national champion, or winner of the NCAA tournament. Several teams played in both the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year, beginning with Colorado and Duquesne in 1940.
Colorado subsequently finished fourth in the NCAA West Region. In 1944, Utah lost its first game in the NIT but proceeded to win not only the NCAA tournament, but the subsequent Red Cross War Charities benefit game in which they defeated NIT champion St. John's at Madison Square Garden. In 1949, some Kentucky players were bribed by gamblers to lose their first round game in the NIT; this same Kentucky team went on to win the NCAA. In 1950, City College of New York won both the NIT and the NCAA tournaments in the same season, coincidentally defeating Bradley University in the championship game of both tournaments, remains the only school to accomplish that feat because of an NCAA committee change in the early 1950s prohibiting a team from competing in both tournaments; the champions of both the NCAA and NIT tournaments played each other for a few years during World War II. From 1943 to 1945, the American Red Cross sponsored a postseason charity game between each year's tournament champions to raise money for the war effort.
The series was described by Ray Meyer as not just benefit games, but as "really the games for the national championship". The NCAA champion prevailed in all three games; the Helms Athletic Foundation retroactively selected the NIT champion as its national champion for 1938, chose the NIT champion over the NCAA champion once, in 1939. More the mathematically based Premo-Porretta Power Poll published in the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia retroactively ranked teams for each season prior to 1949, with the NIT champion finishing ahead of the NCAA champion in 1939 and 1941. Premo-Porretta ranks four NCAA champions as the best for each season, the rest being non-championship winning teams. Between 1939 and 1970, when teams could compete in either tournament, only DePaul, San Francisco and Holy Cross claim or celebrate national championships for their teams based on an NIT championship, although Long Island recognizes its selection as the 1939 national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, made in 1943.
In 1943 the NCAA tournament moved to share Madison Square Garden with the NIT in an effort to increase the credibility of the NCAA Tournament. In 1945, The New York Times indicated that many teams could get bids to enter either tournament, not unco
The Temple Owls are the athletic teams that represent Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school's sports teams are called the Owls; the current athletic director is Patrick Kraft. The owl has been the mascot for Temple University since its founding in the 1880s. Temple was the first school in the United States to adopt the owl as its mascot; the owl, a nocturnal hunter, was adopted as a symbol because Temple University began as a night school for young people of limited means. Russell Conwell, Temple's founder, encouraged these students with the remark: "The owl of the night makes the eagle of the day." The Owls are members of the American Athletic Conference. Since their football team participates in the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision; the football program was a member of the Big East Conference until its expulsion after the 2004 season due to a variety of program shortcomings. Temple played a limited MAC schedule in 2005 and 2006 before becoming an affiliated football-only member and playing a full 8-game league schedule in 2007.
The school's men's basketball team is part of the Big Five, the traditional designation for the rivalries between the Owls and their Philadelphia rivals: Penn, Saint Joseph's, La Salle. Temple considers the rivalry with St. Joe's to be the most intense in basketball. St. Joe's, considers this rivalry to be secondary to their rivalry with Villanova; the landscape of Temple sports has changed thanks to a major realignment of Division I conferences. Temple football returned to the Big East in 2012, became a full member of the renamed American Athletic Conference in July 2013, after being a full member of the A-10 since the early'80s. Temple University was among the first institutions in the United States to sponsor extracurricular athletic activities for its students. Both the football and basketball programs were inaugurated in 1894 under the direction of Coach Charles M. Williams. Temple has won four team national championships. Men's Gymnastics: 1949 Women's Lacrosse: 1984, 1988 see also: American Athletic Conference NCAA team championships List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships Women's AIAW Lacrosse: 1982 • 1904 St. Louis Olympics: a Philadelphia-based team captured the first-ever gold medal in team competition for the United States.
• 1932 Los Angeles Olympics: Bill Hermann Jr. wins bronze medal for tumbling. • 1948 London Olympics: Temple University gymnasts Marian Barone and Clara Schroth-Lomady help the United States win its first medal for women in team competition with the bronze. Schroth is noted for holding two U. S. national gymnastics records – the most titles with 39 and the most consecutive championships with 11 straight on the balance beam between 1941–52. • 1952 Helsinki Olympics: Bob Stout becomes the first gymnast to complete a back somersault with full twist when he landed the move during the floor exercises. • 1984 Los Angeles Olympics: Temple men's assistant rowing coach, Mike Teti, named Olympic alternate and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated during the athletes parade in the Opening Ceremony. • 1988 Seoul Korea: Men's rowing assistant Mike Teti was a member of the bronze winning U. S. Men's Eight rowing team. • 1992 Barcelona Olympics: Mike Moore was the coxswain for the U. S. rowing team's Men's Eight.
Temple men’s gymnastics coach Fred Turoff is an assistant coach on the U. S. Olympic Team. • 1996 Atlanta Olympics: Scott Brodie was a member of the Canadian Men's Eight that placed fourth. • 2000 Sydney Olympics: Igor Francetic was a member of the bronze medal winning Croatian Eight rowing team. S. Olympic Assistant Coach. • 2004 Athens Olympics: Jason Read was a member of the U. S. Men's Eight that set a world record in rowing. Juan Ignacio Sanchez Temple's graduate was a member of the Argentina's Basketball national team that won the gold medal. • 2008 Beijing: Marcus McElhenney coxed the U. S. Men's Eight to a bronze medal in rowing. S. Olympic Team Trials. In 1938, the Owls, who finished with a 23–2 record, won the inaugural National Invitation Tournament by routing Colorado 60–36 in the championship final; because the NCAA Tournament was not held until the following year, Temple's NIT championship earned the Owls national title recognition. The team was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.
During the 1950s, the Temple basketball team made two NCAA Final Four appearances under legendary Head Coach Harry Litwack. Litwack would be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame after concluding a 21-year coaching career that included 373 wins. Head Coach John Chaney a Hall of Famer, won a total of 724 career games and took Temple to the NCAA tournament 17 times, his 1987–88 Owls team entered the NCAA tournament ranked #1 in the country, he has reached the Elite Eight on five different occasions. He was consensus national coach of the year in 1988. Forme
Jerry Michael Dunn is an American college basketball coach, the head coach at Tuskegee. Dunn is a former men's basketball assistant coach at the University of Michigan, who held the title of Associate Head Coach, he held the same position at West Virginia University, but followed head coach John Beilein to Michigan after the 2006–2007 season. Dunn served as the head coach of Penn State Nittany Lions basketball from 1995 to 2003. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dunn moved to Washington, D. C. with his family at age 13 to Fort Dix, New Jersey three years when his stepfather, a United States Army officer, was assigned there. Dunn graduated from Pemberton Township High School in 1971, he moved to Casper, Wyoming to attend Casper Junior College and played one season of basketball in the 1973–74 season before tendonitis ended his playing career. After completing his associate degree, Dunn returned to Washington, D. C. to work for the federal government. Dunn enrolled at nearby George Mason University in 1978 and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education with a minor in history.
Dunn is a graduate of George Mason University, where he was a player and assistant coach from 1977 to 1983. After 13 seasons as an assistant under Penn State head coach Bruce Parkhill, Dunn served as the head coach at Penn State from 1995 to 2003. Coach Dunn led his team to the 1996 NCAA Tournament. In 2001, he led Penn State to the Big Ten Tournament semi-finals and to a number 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Dunn reached 50 wins and 100 wins faster than any other head men's basketball coach in Penn State history. Dunn served as an assistant coach on John Beilein's staff at West Virginia from 2003 to 2007, he followed Beilein to the University of Michigan when Beilein was hired as the Michigan head basketball coach. On December 29, 2009, Dunn took an indefinite leave of absence from Michigan due to personal matters. Prior to becoming head coach at Tuskegee, Jerry Dunn was Assistant Coach Player Development for the New York Knicks. Tuskegee profile
Recreation Building, or Rec Hall as it is more known, is a field house located on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. It was opened on January 15, 1929, is still in use. Penn State's indoor sports teams played in a building known as the Armory, razed to allow expansion of the Willard Building; the men's and women's basketball teams moved to the Bryce Jordan Center in 1996 but the gymnastics and wrestling teams continue to compete at Rec Hall. The well-known Nittany Lion Shrine is located nearby this building; the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon known as THON, was held in Rec Hall from 1999 to 2006, but was subsequently moved to the Bryce Jordan Center. The architect was Charles Z. Klauder; the Colonial Georgian design of Rec Hall was chosen to "harmonize" with other new structures on campus. Rec Hall has undergone many renovations over its history. In recent history, the drop ceiling, installed in the 1960s was removed in the late 1990s and the building's original roof line was restored, exposing the open steel truss ceiling and upper windows.
Along with this and building acoustics were improved. In 2005 electronic LED scoreboards were installed and lower seating bowl bleachers were replaced. Renovation of Rec Hall's south wing was completed in 2006, including expansion of the student fitness center; the largest crowd in Rec Hall history, 8,600, witnessed the men's basketball team defeat Virginia 93-68 on December 5, 1973. Three other notable men's games were: a 74–71 loss to Jerry West-led West Virginia Feb. 15, 1958, the 1991 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball tournament championship, won by Penn State, a double overtime 88–84 loss to No. 1-ranked Indiana, coached by Bob Knight, Feb. 9, 1993. Rec Hall is known as a classic home court advantage, as the women's volleyball team holds the NCAA volleyball record for home match winning streaks, which ranks in the top five of any home court winning streak for any sport, men or women's, is only outranked by the basketball trio of Kentucky, 1943-55. Penn State teams have won five national championships in Rec Hall: boxing and men's gymnastics.
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University Park, Pennsylvania
University Park is the name given to the Pennsylvania State University's largest campus, University Park, Pennsylvania is the postal address used by Penn State. The University Park campus is located in adjacent College Township, Pennsylvania; the campus post office was designated "University Park, Pennsylvania" in 1953 by Penn State president Milton Eisenhower, after what was Pennsylvania State College was upgraded to university status. The school that became Penn State University was founded as a degree-granting institution on February 22, 1855, by act P. L. 46, No. 50 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania. Centre County, became the home of the new school when James Irvin of Bellefonte, donated 200 acres of land – the first of 10,101 acres the school would acquire. In 1862, the school's name was changed to the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, with the passage of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, Pennsylvania selected the school in 1863 to be the state's sole land-grant college.
The school's name changed to the Pennsylvania State College in 1874. In 1953, the university sought a name change for the town called State College to reflect the new status of the school as a university; as the name change referendum failed to pass, the resolution ended with a new postal address to be called "University Park". Media originating from University Park include Onward State, the world's most-read student-run news website, WKPS, a student run radio station, The Daily Collegian, a student run newspaper. Within the campus, a student government is a set of elected positions by the student body to represent the students with relations with the university, it is divided between graduate students. Special interest groups representing minorities exist within the campus have an influence towards university policies that get enacted by the university; the residence commons are common areas for each of the residence hall areas. Each one has a computer lab. At one point in time, each had a radio station.
WEHR, which operated in Johnston Commons until 2005, was the last to survive. Waring Commons Warnock Commons Redifer Commons Findlay/Johnston Commons Pollock Commons Nittany Community Center Houses a TV lounge, laundry facilities, Commons Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of Nittany Apartments and Suites. Weston Community Center Houses a TV lounge, Commons Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of White Course Apartments. Brill Hall Houses a TV lounge, Front Desk, Residence Life/Housing Office for residents of Eastview Terrace. East Halls is the largest group of residence halls on campus, is served by Findlay/Johnston Commons, it is reserved for first-year student housing, most residents share a double room with a roommate. The area's special living options are First-Year Interest in Liberal Arts and Education and Tri-Service ROTC. All of the buildings in the East Halls residence area are named after former governors of Pennsylvania. All of the halls and commons within East Halls are connected via an underground maintenance tunnel system.
The residence halls are: Bigler Brumbaugh Curtin Earle Fisher Geary Hastings McKean Packer Pennypacker Pinchot Snyder Sproul Stone Stuart Tener North Halls is the smallest residence hall complex at the University Park campus, consisting of five residence halls. They are known as the most comfortable on campus, with all rooms being carpeted and having their own bathroom. Nearly all rooms in North residence halls are suites for two or four students, however there are a few rooms for only a single resident; the two- and four-person suites are made up of four rooms with two bedrooms with a shared living room separating them, the bathroom connected to the shared living room. Leete was the first hall converted to this format. North Halls special living options are Arts and Architecture and Society House, EARTH House. Robinson Holmes Leete Runkle Beam This building was once converted to offices for the Business Administration department, more the Dickinson School of Law; the structure of Beam is identical to the other North Halls residence halls.
It was reopened as of the Fall 2009 semester. Pollock Halls is the third-largest residence hall complex on campus, consisting of co-ed and female only residence halls. Most rooms are shared by two students. Pollock Halls houses nine special livings options: Be House, Discover House, EASI, Forensic Science Interest House, HEAL, HAC, ILH, LIFE, WISE. Pollock Halls contains housing for eleven sororities. Beaver – Co-ed Hall with several Special Living Options Hartranft – Co-ed First Year Hall Hiester – Co-ed Upperclassman Hall with Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi Sororities Mifflin – Co-ed First Year Hall Porter – Co-ed First Year Hall Ritner – Female Hall with Sigma Kappa, Zeta Tau Alpha Sororities Shulze – Co-Ed Upperclassman Hall with Sigma Delta Tau, Delta Gamma Sororities Shunk – Co-ed First Year Hall Wolf – Female Upperclassman Hall with Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Phi Sororities South Halls offers housing for Schreyer Honors College