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MONTGOMERY NAMED HEAD COACH

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Mark Montgomery was introduced yesterday as the new head coach of the NIU men's basketball program. Read the official announcement and watch the archive of the introductory press conference. See what Montgomery's colleagues and former players have to say about the hire on the Montgomery Fact Sheet.

Also, check out what the media had to say about the hiring of Montgomery. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle talks about Montgomery's initial excitement to see the Convocation Center and the NIU community. The Daily Chronicle also spoke with Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo about the readiness of his former associate head coach to take on the top job at NIU and shared its take on NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher's third major coaching hire in less than a year.

Elsewhere, the Daily Herald notes that Montgomery has a big fan in his former mentor Izzo and the Rockford Register Star talks about Montgomery's plans for building a winner at NIU. The Chicago Sun-Times notes Montgomery's previous success recruiting in the Chicagoland area ESPN's Scott Powers writes about Montgomery's belief that Huskie hoops is a sleeping giant and Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal shares the Michigan State side on the new head man at NIU.

A series of video interviews with Montgomery are also available around the web. David Kaplan of Comcast SportsNet Chicago had the opportunity to speak with the coach following his introduction. Montgomery also sat down with the Rockford-area television stations; you can see his interview with WTVO here, his WIFR interview here and his chat with WREX broken up into three parts here, here and here.

Don't forget that all members of the community and the Huskie family are welcome to come meet Coach Montgomery on Monday night when NIU hosts "Mark Madness" at the Convocation Center. The free event will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in the main concourse of the Convocation Center, free light snacks and beverages will be provided.

MEDIA WATCH - DOEREN HIRE

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With the big news Monday of the hiring of Dave Doeren as the new NIU football coach, it's time for a media watch. We'll keep updating this area with pertinent articles to NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher's choice to lead the Huskie Football program.

  • John Sahly of the Daily Chronicle filed this story, banking on a snow shoveling story both Compher and Doeren referenced during the hiring press conference
  • ESPN's Andrea Adelson posted this entry in her College Football Nation Blog - also snow-related
  • Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune wrote this about the hire
  • The Badgers had a take, offering this blog entry with words from Badger head coach Brett Bielema and AD Barry Alvarez
  • The Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite had this to say, comparing the hire to when Joe Novak was named NIU's football coach
More to come...
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