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King Rice relishes a community celebration

Earnest, heartfelt, with teardrops-a-trickling sentiment and more than cathartic. That was King Rice at Columbus Park, across Carroll Street from the apartment building in which he was raised, basketball courts where his game was honed as a backdrop. It was a celebration, King surrounded by family and extended family, friends and coaches, educators and community leaders.

City of Binghamton Honors King Rice

In a ceremony held this past weekend, Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David joined officials from the Broome County Urban League and the city's Parks and Recreations Department to rename the Columbus Park basketball courts in King Rice's name. Rice began his career in Binghamton, and played at Binghamton High School before graduating in 1987.

Video: 1991 ACC Championship, No. 2 UNC routs No. 1 Duke - March 10, 1991

ACC Tournament MVP Rick Fox scores 25, Hubert Davis adds 17 and King Rice has seven assists and no turnovers as North Carolina routs Duke, 96-74, in the ACC Tournament championship game. Duke had won both regular-season games.

King Rice teaches two Monmouth players hard lessons by sitting them

Monmouth was off for 10 days between a loss at Princeton on Dec. 12 and a win at Yale on Friday night. King Rice used that time to teach two players a lesson. Following the loss to the Tigers, Rice informed Micah Seaborn and Ray Salnave they would not be playing at Yale. Rice said the players were not "acting like themselves." In short, attitude and leadership adjustments were in order.

King Rice-John Calipari relationship reaches MSG, 30 years after it started

John Calipari, like so many other coaches in the mid and late-1980's, recruited King Rice as a star guard from Binghamton (N.Y.) High School. Seemingly destined to end up at Syracuse, Rice wound up at North Carolina. Still, Calipari left an impression that stayed with Monmouth University's head coach many years later. "Cal recruited me hard," Rice said.

Can Monmouth finally break through into NCAAs?

King Rice’s Monmouth Hawks will face a tall task in trying to repeat their success of the last two seasons – and finally secure that NCAA tournament bid – after the graduation of MAAC player of the year Justin Robinson and second leading scorer Je’lon Hornbeak. Junior Micah Seaborn will be asked to seriously improve his efficiency to keep Monmouth’s offense humming.

College Football's 2017 All-Name Team

We took a look through the rosters for the 130 teams and pulled out some of the more interesting names in college football for the 2017 season: Juval Mollette, North Carolina; Poutasi Poutasi, California; Rocky Lombardi, Michigan State; Jet Toner, K, Stanford; Squally Canada, BYU; Lion King, Eastern Michigan; Jaeger Bull, Rice; Dee Liner, Arkansas State.

King Rice Agrees to new 5-year contract with Monmouth

Monmouth University and Head Men's Basketball Coach King Rice agreed to a new five-year contract, securing his time on the Hawks' sidelines through the 2021-22 season. Rice has been named MAAC Coach of the Year twice in a row, just the second coach in the history of the conference to accomplish that feat outright, posting a 55-15 overall record across those seasons

Audio: King Rice - “Stop all the hating” on Roy Williams

King Rice is enjoying success as a head coach at Monmouth. However, as the former UNC guard leaves his stamp on his current program, he hasn’t forgotten about where he played. So when David Glenn asked Rice about his time at UNC, it’s not surprising Roy Williams’ name came up. In fact, the Monmouth coach had a few words for Williams’ critics.

Monmouth's King Rice not going to Duquesne

King Rice is staying put. Monmouth's head coach was never involved in openings at the University of Massachusetts, which hired Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey on Tuesday, or Duquesne. Gannett New Jersey reported Monday that Rice had emerged as a top candidate at the Pittsburgh school. Furthermore, Rice reiterated his happiness at Monmouth, saying he isn't going anywhere.

King Rice named MAAC Coach of the Year for second straight season

On Friday, King Rice was named the MAAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season after Monmouth went 18-2 in the league, becoming the first team in league history to win 18 games. Rice is the third coach in league history to win that award in back-to-back years, joining Iona's Tim Welsh in 1997 and 1998, and La Salle's Speedy Morris in 1988 and 1989.

Snubbed last season, Monmouth now most dangerous mid-major in college basketball

Monmouth, coached by former UNC point guard King Rice, enters the postseason on a 16-game winning streak. Only Vermont (17) has won more in a row. A year older, and with more balance, Monmouth is three wins away from an automatic bid. The Hawks haven’t hauled in headlines this season, but they lead the short list of the most dangerous Cinderella candidates.

Monmouth first in nation to win regular-season title

Justin Robinson made 7 3-pointers and Monmouth, coached by former UNC point guard King Rice, became the first Division-I team in the nation to clinch an outright regular-season title, beating Niagara 93-75. The Hawks (23-5, 15-2) won their second consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season championship by extending their school-record winning streak to 13.

King Rice's 100th win a byproduct of recruiting, belief at Monmouth

Long-term potential and strong academics is what got King Rice that 3-year extension at Monmouth. On Friday, the sixth-year head coach got his 100th career win in his 190th game at Monmouth. Afterwards, he did two things he has done a lot. He reflected on those early days when the Hawks did far more losing than winning, and he heaped praise on everyone but himself.

King Rice: "I am a proud, proud, proud Carolina man"

It started with a long, extended, kind of awkward silence. King Rice, Monmouth's head coach and the former UNC point guard, gathered his thoughts inside a packed press room in the depths of the Dean Dome late on Wednesday night. Rice's Hawks had just fallen 102-74 to UNC.

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