Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey led his team to a Big South championship and an NCAA tournament appearance this season, and even though they lost in the first round, it was a successful campaign for the Eagles. As the college basketball coaching rodeo whirls to life and bushels of schools look for new faces to lead their…
Washington State Cougars (24-8) vs. Winthrop Eagles (22-11)
Get to Know Winthrop. Winthrop University is a public school in Rock Hill, SC, across the state line from Charlotte. It's considered to be the best academic university in the state of South Carolina and one of the best public universities in the southeastern United States. Winthrop gets its name from former…
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (24-7) vs. Winthrop Eagles (28-4)
When: Friday, 2:35 p.m.
1. Some Winthrop Firsts. 1886: Winthrop first opens its doors.
1972: Winthrop goes co-ed and allows its first males to enroll.
August 20, 1977, 10:00 am: Freshman, and future actress Andie MacDowell first steps foot on campus.
August 20, 1977, 10:01 am: The few pioneering men who broke the gender barrier see MacDowell…
Tennessee Volunteers (21-7) vs. Winthrop Eagles (23-7).
When: Thursday, 2:50 p.m. ET (approx.)
Where: Greensboro, N.C.
1. Gregg Marshall Is The Best Coach You've Never Heard Of. Marshall has compiled a 165-77 record in eight seasons and made Winthrop a dominant force in the Big South. In his first three seasons, he led the Eagles to a threepeat in regular season conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances. Success like…