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Report: College of Charleston’s Doug Wojcik has no plans of resigning

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Just a few days ago reports surfaced that College of Charleston head coach Doug Wojcik was under investigation after being accused of verbally abusing players. And after the 50-page report of the school’s investigation became public, there were those who felt that there’s no chance of Wojcik remaining in charge of the program.

However even with the scrutiny, Wojcik has no plans of resigning his post according to Jeff Goodman of

“It’s not true that coach Wojcik is quitting,” Wojcik’s attorney, Scott Tompsett, said in a statement provided to on Saturday. “He has three years remaining on his contract, and he intends to fulfill that contract. Coach Wojcik very much wants to be the head men’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston.”

Wojcik has spent the last two seasons at the College of Charleston, with multiple players participating in the school investigation. Prior to his taking over for the retired Bobby Cremins, Wojcik spent seven seasons at the University of Tulsa. And according to Andrew Miller of The Post and Courier, former Tulsa players went through different experiences during their time playing for Wojcik.

While Kodi Maduka and Shane Heirman noted their positive experiences playing for Wojcik, Deion James described his one season at Tulsa as anything but positive.

“Coach degraded, belittled, and outright disrespected not only myself and my former teammates, but also his assistants as well as several staff members of the school,” James said. “I have played for many tough coaches, however, no matter how tough you are as a coach, there is a line that once you cross, you can never come back. I’ve seen with my own eyes Wojcik cross that line. He talked a lot about being a ‘foxhole’ guy and he said I wasn’t a ‘foxhole’ kind of teammate”

While there have been the thoughts that Wojcik’s time at College of Charleston may be coming to an end, it was reported by The Post and Courier on Thursday that the head coach was suspended for the month of August without pay and fined a month’s pay ($33,000) for his actions.

Illinois’ injury woes continue as starting center needs knee surgery

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Illinois suffered another blow in what has already turned out to be a brutal season.

Mike Thorne is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his meniscus. He reportedly underwent surgery on Monday to repair the injury.

Thorne, a transfer from Charlotte, was starting at center for the Illini and doing a good job of it as well. He was averaging 13.4 points and 8.4 boards, although Illinois has started off the season 3-4.

The reason for that slow start has mainly been those injuries. Tracy Abrams is already out for the season after tearing his achilles, and the Illini training room looked like a M.A.S.H. unit. Kendrick Nunn just returned two games ago from surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. LeRon Black is still getting back to speed after offseason knee surgery. Jaylon Tate is back after dislocating a finger. Jalen Coleman-Lands was slowed by a stress fracture.

John Groce entered this season on the hot seat, and dealing with all of these injuries certainly isn’t helping his cause.

NEW PODCAST: Recapping Feast Week

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We talk about a lot of stuff of the podcast today, mainly because a lot of stuff happened since we last spoke with you all.

For starters, we need to discuss the ‘realness’ of Syracuse and Xavier. Are they both truly top 15 teams, or do they just have top 15 resumes? We also dive into Chris Mack’s epic troll-job of Dayton at the Advocare Invitational final.

Other topics we touched on: Whether or not Scott is ever going to apologize to Wayne Selden, Wichita State’s tournament hopes, Texas A&M and whether we’d take Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn or Denzel Valentine today.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes right here. It’s the quickest way to get access on your cell phone or tablet.